Originally published 11/1/2017. Updated 10/17/18.
The giant, Beechwold AT-AT is back for another Halloween.
Growing up as a nerd, I couldn’t begin to count the number of times that we watched Star Wars. Believe it or not, I’m not the only fan. When I was a kid, I didn’t even care that Episodes 1-3 weren’t as good as the originals. I just wanted to get lost in a galaxy far, far, away.
So when I heard that a man in North Columbus had built his very own “life-sized” AT-AT in his front yard last year, I knew I had to go check it out. The builder, Bill Plessinger, started construction on the AT-AT last fall, designing, building, and painting the prop himself.
Last year, he finished it just in time for Halloween. This year, The Plessinger’s had the AT-AT up in plenty of time for visitors to enjoy.
Although the AT-AT isn’t “life-sized” like some were claiming, it is pretty darn big. For those who want to check it out themselves, you can find the AT-AT on W Beaumont Rd. near Olentangy Blvd.