An inventor has built a giant Star Wars AT-ACT in his back garden. Colin Furze, 36, spent a month constructing the huge 5.5 metre tall Imperial Walker, which towers over his house in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
It has been built for his friend’s son Harvey Dunnett, eight, who is a massive Star Wars fan, and just in time for the launch of the new film, Rogue One. The enormous AT-ACT can move and is packed with working gadgets inside.7
"Everyone seems to think I'm some some sort of mechanic/engineer person but in reality I'm just a plumber," he said. "The things I make are made with tools that proper engineers would laugh at but I'm proof you don't need an expensive lathe and huge welder to create something amazing.”
Colin sourced all the materials for the build from eBay and worked out the proportions using an AT-ACT toy and multiplying all the dimensions by 12. He built a metal frame and attached wooden panels, then added a Chinese wok to one side and a paella dish to the other to create fake guns. The handles were chopped off the dishes so the fake guns could be screwed on.
Colin, who used to be a plumber, is renowned for the inventions he makes in his garage at home, including magnetic shoes, which helped him hang upside down from the ceiling. Other previous projects include a 360-degree swing and a jet bicycle. The self-taught engineer, who has a popular invention engineering channel on the Internet, has also made a hover bike and holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest pram and longest motorbike.