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Officials Order Englishman to Remove 'Star Wars' AT-ST Replica

The 14-foot homage will no longer be on display.
An AT-ST as seen in 'Return of the Jedi'.   |   Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp./Photofest
The 14-foot homage will no longer be on display.

That armor's too strong for blasters. 

A Star Wars fan living in the southeast county of Devon, England, has been ordered by the local government to remove a 14-foot-tall AT-ST replica that he hoped would bring attention to his town. 

The monstrous attack vehicle, which sits near a road, was initially built by Dean Harvey for his children. 

"The reason why I built it was a den for my daughters," he told the BBC. "It's all made of out steal and weighs about two-and-a-half tons." 

After his kids outgrew the AT-ST, he gave it to a man named Paul Parker, who is now being ordered to get rid of it.

"Ninety-nine percent of the comments have been positive, but obviously you have people that don't like it — you can't please everybody all the time," Parker told the BBC. He now has 21 days before the council moves forward with having it removed. 

The AT-ST first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back during the battle of Hoth and then in Return of the Jedi during the battle of Endor. 

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