PARMA, Ohio – A Parma man’s Halloween ornament turned a viral sensation on social media this week.
Nick Meyer constructed a two-story duplicate of an AT-AT walker, an iconic car from the seminal area fantasy collection “Star Wars,” on his Luelda Avenue entrance garden. Footage of it have discovered their means on Fb, the place they have been shared dozens of occasions.
An AT-AT walker has a form that is just like a 4-legged animal. It takes its identify from the best way it walks on all fours.
Meyer’s duplicate is very large. It takes up most of his entrance yard and is almost as tall as the 2-story home he shares together with his spouse, Becky. It was almost completed Thursday morning, with solely a small portion left unpainted.
Meyer made the walker with arduous foam, wooden and plastic barrels, Becky Meyer stated.
After spending weeks accumulating the supplies and molding them into the shapes they wanted, Nick Meyer and a good friend constructed the walker over the weekend.
When requested if her husband is an enormous “Star Wars” fan, Becky Meyer stated “not more than anybody else.”
She stated the couple tries totally different Halloween decorations yearly, and settled on the walker this yr, utilizing a small toy as their inspiration.
Becky Meyer stated individuals have been snapping footage of all of it week and posting the pictures to their Twitter feeds and Fb pages.
“Individuals will drive by, cease, after which again up to allow them to get a shot of it,” she stated.
The AT-AT walkers performed a serious position within the opening scenes of “The Empire Strikes Again,” the 1980 sequel to unique “Star Wars” film from 1977.
“The Empire Strikes Again” includes a insurrection towards an authoritarian galactic empire, and the film begins with imperial probes revealing the situation of a hidden insurgent base on a distant planet.
The AT-AT walkers lead an assault on the insurgent base in what has turn out to be one of the iconic scenes in any “Star Wars” film.
You’ll be able to watch a part of that scene under.