Rogue One: A Star Wars Story & eBay AT-ACT

By Chris Dawson December 15, 2016 - 6:27 pm

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction… it’s time for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and thousands of fans will be making their way to cinemas across the country this weekend to watch the film.

eBay noticed the hype and decided to make one young Star Wars fan’s dream come true. eBay challenged YouTuber Colin Furze to build a giant AT-ACT, sourcing everything from eBay. To complete the challenge, the four legged Imperial Walker was filled with some of the greatest presents anyone could wish for this Christmas, all bought new from eBay. The final structure stands at 5.5 metres high using materials from over 20 sellers on eBay and filled with the latest gadget and toys all available from eBay.

Colin Furze is a popular British garage inventor with over 3.9 million fans watching his creative builds on his YouTube channel. Previous projects have included a homemade 360 swing, and hand-built jet bicycle. eBay filmed the entire journey from idea, to build, to reveal of the one of a kind AT-ACT with clips appearing across Colin’s and eBay’s social channels.

The complete giant AT-ACT appears in the garden of the young Star Wars fan, to surprise him and make his Christmas dreams come true. He didn’t know that it was bursting with presents from eBay until he climbed into the giant structure.

It’s always good to see eBay marketing the breadth and range of products available on the site and doubtless there’ll be plenty of kids wanting star wars gifts for Christmas. I imagine a few parents will be doing some emergency last minute shopping before the big day.

You can experience climbing inside the AT-ACT at first hand with eBay’s 360º video on YouTube. I recommend watching this one on your smartphone as tipping your mobile to pan and tilt is all you need to navigate around the AT-ACT, it’s a lot more impressive when you don’t have to use a computer mouse.

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