If I gave you the option of letting an AT-AT from the Star Wars franchise stomp through your bedroom, you’d probably decline, right? Well you might want to reconsider the offer after seeing this Imperial Walker bunk bed which sports a full three levels! No Star Wars geek should go without one of these, but if you are thinking of putting together one of your own, think again. This DIY project is hardly for the faint of heart.
First of all, you will need big ceilings. Being a three level bunk bed (along with the massive AT-AT outer frame), this one was designed specifically to take advantage of the fact that the house it inhabits has 10 foot high ceilings. According to the creator the idea really wasn’t all that far fetched from a design perspective,as the AT-AT four-legged look lent itself well to a bunk bed. You’d also need what the creator calls a “modest” woodworking workshop, including a sliding saw, sanders,drill press, router, and a cnc router. Considering I don’t know what half of these things are, my chances for success are slim, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not foolish enough to try. The project began in September 2009 and ended in February of 2010, or about 300-400 hours of labor taking into account the sanding and painting. As you might expect comments from the original post have been very well received, although judging from the responses I’d wager it’d be a constant fight as to who gets to sleep on the second level. Shotgun!
Now while the outside is definitely a big fat pile of awesome, let’s not forget the stylish interior as well. As you can see below, the second level has a Hoth lego display case and additional areas for the kids to hang out and climb in. We have seen some clever AT-AT creations before, like this AT-AT Stroller or another AT-AT bunk bed conversion, but I think this one takes the cake. If I was a kid and had one of these it’s likely that I’d never leave the house. Naturally this garnered quite a bit of attention from friends and neighbors but is now safely tucked away in the creator’s mother’s house in Ohio. Who’s up for a road trip?
Via: Giz Modo