10:01am PT by Ryan Parker
Officials Order Englishman to Remove 'Star Wars' AT-ST Replica
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.