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It’s definitely not going to outrun an Imperial Star Destroyer or make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs, but this Millennium Falcon-inspired potting shed has definitely got it where it counts.
The “Space Shed,” as it’s called, was recently introduced by the U.K. company Waltons, which donated one of the buildings to Stonebridge City Farm in Nottingham, England. While the urban farm intends to use its structure as a potting shed for children — “We are so excited about it, we’re expecting it to take off at any moment,” said manager Marie Rogers — you can probably use it for just about anything.
Measuring 7 feet 4 inches by 8 feet 10 inches, the Star Wars shed is of course based on the design of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit, from the rounded shape to the windows to the interior, which boasts mock control panels made from foam board. The shelving is removable, too, in case you need extra cargo space for smuggling … Jedi, or whatever. Wookiee co-pilot not included.
You can follow the making of the “Space Shed” on the Waltons website. It’s priced at £3,000, or about $4,280.