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Ultimate dad builds massive ‘Star Wars’ AT-ACT replica in backyard

It doesn’t get much cooler than this.


Austin Powell


Posted on Dec 9, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 10:17 am CDT

Who needs a treehouse when you can climb into AT-ACT? 

Colin Furze, a father of two in Stamford, England, built an 18-foot tall replica of the Star Wars: Rogue One vehicle, complete with a retractable ladder and all sorts of cool toys inside. I’d love to see the look on his neighbor’s face when they saw death machine towering over their privacy fence. 

Furze is a hero of YouTube’s DIY scene. He’s built a flame-throwing scooter, a jet-engine go-kart, and all sorts of sweet X-Men-inspired accessories like Magneto shoes

Here’s how he pulled off his latest feat. 

The AT-ACT isn’t long for Furze’s backyard, however. Uproxx reports that Ebay, which sponsored the project, will be gifting it to a fan at some point. We’ll update this post when those details emerge. 

H/T Uproxx

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*First Published: Dec 9, 2016, 1:05 pm CST