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mplsdeanna
« on: December 16, 2008 09:27:00 AM »

My boys (5 and 3) love Star Wars. They haven't seen all the movies yet, because some are waaaay too scary for little guys. I finally let them watch Return of the Jedi (I watched it with them, and we skipped some scary parts). Predictably, they fell in love with Ewoks. Predictably, I ended up making make this for them.  Smiley





(I gotta say, it looks a little less rough-and-shoddy in person.) The trees are PVC pipe topped with foam leaves. The hut doors are Sculpey. The platform is corrugated plastic (the kind from political lawn signs). It all got primed with plastic primer, then painted. I got a yard of forest-y fleece to spread out on the floor.

We also made a nifty elevator out of a vitamin container, but that got stuck behind a couch before I could get a picture.  Undecided  When the Ewoks and their friends gather in the center of the platform, we use an LED votive light for a campfire.

Has anyone else made anything like this -- either an odd playset, or anything with PVC or corrugated plastic? I'd love any advice you have before tackling another one.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008 09:59:33 AM »

That's super cool.

I'm sure your sons love playing with it. 

Does it include any ewok action figures?
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008 10:31:04 AM »

I LOVE IT! Your kids are lucky to get something so cool.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008 10:34:17 AM »

I have to say, I saw this and my heart stopped for a moment  Shocked...my brother and I had the "real" version of this growing up (i.e. the toy marketed when the movies orignally came out). I'm actually not sure where it ended up, though odds are it's in my brother's basement. You did a great job (and thanks for bringing back some happy memories)
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008 10:42:10 AM »

Thank you!

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I saw this and my heart stopped for a moment 

Death by Craftster! Oh no!  Smiley (Actually, that's exactly how I want to go.)

I tried to find one of those original playsets first, but they're, you know, a million dollars on ebay. And kjlutz: I did indeed get them Ewok figures, too, but I didn't have to make them -- I found two buried in a box at a comic book store. Of course they're not in the photo, because I'm a lame poster.
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008 10:47:37 AM »

Wow!  I have to say, that's pretty awesome!  I only ever thought of making playsets that were houses, castles, and maybe a gas station or something.  As a starwars fan, this is pretty cool.

And if your sons love the ewoks,  I would suggest The Ewok Adventure movie.   Of course, it was years ago that I watched it, so I don't remember if it was super scary.  But I remember it was awesome. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008 11:21:36 AM »

Oh my LORD! I totally remember that movie! I'm going to Netflix it immediately!
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008 02:10:09 PM »

You did a great job on this! I adore the project and I hope Mr. Teapot doesn't see it. Then I'll have to make one too.  Cheesy
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