Star Wars fan Kyle Gilbert needed a large prop for his event at his church, Starwars.com reports, so he created a 17-foot AT-AT replica (or, at least, half of it) and mounted it on a wall as a piece of installation art in his church. With the help of a small community of other workers, Kyle was able to complete his impressively authentic replica over the course of four weeks out of household materials.
"As people walked into the building, I wanted to do something that felt totally unpredictable and surprising," Kyle told StarWars.com. "AT-ATs have this huge and menacing feel to them—totally iconic."
"I really had no idea how long it would take or even if we could actually pull it off like I had in my mind," Kyle added. "I had this thought that we could make it with a foam exterior and wooden frame, but I wasn't sure it would actually work. When I mocked it up in Photoshop, I knew I had to try, despite the real potential of failing."
While the AT-AT has since been taken downDaisy Ridley Believes That Rey Doesn't Have Any Weaknesses, Kyle jokingly told Starwars.com that the walker would in his living room if he had 20-foot ceilings.