You know what’s better than being a geek that loves Star Wars? Being a Star Wars geek that has lots of money to burn. Case in point, this Seattle area Star Wars fan wanted to build a new home theater. But just your standard home theater wouldn’t suffice, he wanted it to look and feel like the Death Star. With fabrication help from the Seattle based firm Dillon Works, it came to life.
It all started with some sketches, but wait. If you really want to spend the money to build a Death Star theater, are you just going to sketch it out on a napkin? No way! You have to bring in the big guns. The owner commission Doug Chiang to produce the concept drawings. Doug Chiang? Yeah, you know the one we’re talking about. The same Doug Chaing that worked for ILM and was a set designer for Star Wars Ep1 and Ep2! Seriously, if you’re going to do a Star Wars theme, go big or go home!
The room started out as just a rectangular box but was quickly transformed into a dazzling Imperial rec room using Chiang’s concepts. It even has a star field that twinkles!
*Note the box of tissues, that’s probably for visting geeks that would be overwhelmed by this room and need to clean up a bit
Outside the main theater is the ‘lobby’ area which has a raised floor and lowered ceiling to give the feel of walking through a corridor of the Death Star
The lobby area is lined with Star Wars memorabilia like authentic movie posters and even a full size Han Solo frozen in carbonite. The little details matter too. There are automatic pocket doors that open and close just like the ones in the movie. What Star wars fan wouldn’t want this?