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Dad Wins the Internet With His 'Star Wars' Creation

One dad really took Yoda's words to heart when he built the most incredible "Star Wars" tribute and won the Internet: "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

Colby Powell from Lafayette, Calif., joins a fandom of do-ers who are amping up the "Star Wars" creations as "The Force Awakens"—the franchise's first new movie in over a decade—nears its December launch. Powell, who works for a general contractor, constructed a 23-foot Death Star on top of his home, with the help of his family (who are also "Star Wars" fans), about 20 neighbors and a crane.

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The two-story-tall Death Star replica is created with 2,000 feet of PVC piping, 96 connections, parachute canvas, 18 cans of paint and LED lights that really come alive at night.

You can watch the magic happen below. (Just wait for the night scene. Your jaw. will. drop.)

"We had this idea a couple years ago," Powell told Make. "Hey, what if we put the Death Star in our backyard, and make it so big that from the front of the house you can see it over the house?"

This dad needs to meet this toddler, who was caught by her dad (Jonathan Liu) singing the iconic
"Imperial March" to herself before bedtime.

The Force is strong with this one.

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