2-Story 'Star Wars' Replica AT-AT in Ohio Yard for Halloween Is Big Hit - NBC New York

2-Story 'Star Wars' Replica AT-AT in Ohio Yard for Halloween Is Big Hit

The replica has become such an attraction that visitors are donating money for the next display

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    Nick Meyer decided that his AT-AT walker model wasn’t big enough, so he built a two-story replica of the famous “Star Wars” vehicle on the front lawn of his house. The display has inspired some neighborhood Jedis to sharpen their lightsaber skills. (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    A two-story "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is inspiring kids to pick up light sabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state.

    Elevator mechanic Nick Meyer spent half a year and over a thousand dollars building the four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, replica that's nearly as tall as his home in the Cleveland suburb of Parma. Meyer says he built it with plywood, hard foam and plastic barrels, basing the design off a toy bought online.

    He installed a Stormtrooper mannequin in front and outfitted the replica's cockpit with red LED lights.

    Meyer says he builds over-the-top exhibits every year for Halloween. The replica has become such an attraction that visitors are donating money to Meyer for his next display.