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A man built a huge ‘Star Wars’ vehicle for Halloween



A man in Parma, Ohio built a two-story replica of a vehicle from the Star Wars universe in honor of this year’s Halloween.

Nick Meyer crafted a gigantic All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, the four-legged vehicles used by the Galactic Empire in the film franchise.

The Ohio resident made the walker with hard foam, wood and plastic barrels, and it now dominates most of his front lawn.

Meyer told Cleveland.com last week that he began gathering the raw materials necessary for the vehicle last April.

The parts were created in his back yard, he continued, before they were ultimately assembled out front.

“It was a weekend project,” Meyer said, noting the process of putting the pieces together took two days. “We would tinker with it on the weekends.”

“I just thought it would be neat to build a walker,” he added. “It’s something unique.”

Meyer additionally noted he has seen all the Star Wars films but he does not consider himself a fanatic.

The Meyers have used their front lawn for massive Halloween displays the last six or seven years.

“We had a pirate ship coming off the front porch,” he said. “One year we built a mausoleum.”

Meyer’s wife said that this year’s version has inspired multiple passers-by to take pictures of the AT-AT and share it on social media platforms.

“People will drive by, stop, and then back up so they can get a shot of it,” Becky Meyer said.

The AT-AT first appeared in 1980’s Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the second film in the series’ original trilogy.

The vehicles are used in one of the movie’s most memorable scenes, which features the Empire using them to assault a rebel base on the icy planet of Hoth.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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