Saturday 24 November 2018

Star Wars Scout Walker replica appears by the A38

So, I was watching ITV News West Country when a story appeared that I knew fellow Star Wars fans would be interested in.

A £12,000 full-size replica of an Imperial Scout Walker AKA AT-ST, which first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back as noted by ITV News West Country, has become the subject of a planning permission battle with Teignbridge District Council.

Landowner Paul Parker said he had hoped it would become a tourist attraction, much like the Willow Man near Taunton, by the A38 and added: "We wanted to try and raise awareness for Ashburton."

The AT-ST was originally built by Dean Harvey as a climbing frame for his daughters who are now more interested in owning a hot tub.

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