The site of a stomping AT-ACT walker is enough to instill fear and dread in the souls of every Rebellion officer in the Star Wars universe. But here in the real world, the site of one — specifically this one — will make every Star Wars fan geek out.
eBay, Colin Furze and a team of builders all formed an alliance to scale up Hasbro’s official AT-ACT playset from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” to almost life-size. The painstakingly recreated 18-foot-tall playset looms over everything else in this backyard, but it’s what’s inside that’s the real showstopper.
The cargo hold and cockpit are nowhere near movie accurate. Instead, the insides feature a Star Wars fans’ ultimate hangout spot, complete with a video game console, cool Star Wars art and tons of action figures and stormtrooper helmets. Below, you can get the guided tour of the incredible playset — a word that really feels like it doesn’t capture the majesty of this thing.
And if you’re interested in seeing how the team brought this “Rogue One” vehicle to life, you can watch the making-of video below.
Set outside of the main sequel trilogy that began with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Rogue One” is set just before 1977’s “Star Wars” and details the Rebel plot to steal the Death Star plans from the Empire. Directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) from a script by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, “Rogue One” stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna and Riz Ahmed.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens on December 16.
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