Feeds

Star Wars fanboys to restore Tatooine Homestead

Preservers of history

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Last year a bunch of Star Wars fanbois went on a pilgrimage to the Lars homestead on Tatooine - or rather the part of Tunisia in which George Lucas shot the movies.

Many film buffs will remember the iconic 'igloo' as the moisture farm Luke Skywalker was raised on.

The igloo is still there, in Tunisa. Due to harsh winds and desert sun, it has taken quite a battering over the years, leaving the group concerned over its future. So a project has been set up to preserve and restore the site, so other enthusiasts could enjoy it for years to come.

Lars Homestead

Save the Lars Homestead started a year ago this week, asking passionate fans to donate and save a piece of Sci-Fi history.

Fans keen to donate have a range of Star Wars themed packages to choose from, starting with a $2 'Womp Rat' donation and increasing to a $250 'Jedi Council' sum. At the time of writing, 325 'saviours' had donated and the group were just over $400 short of their $10,000 (£6000) target.

Once funds have been raised, the group's four founders will travel back to Tunisia armed with the necessary tools and plaster to begin the restoration process. The expedition is planned to commence next year on the 35th anniversary of the original film.

Another method fans can donate is to commit to buy a Tatooine-themed wristwatch. The watches come in two designs, each with a sprinkle of sand from the location trapped inside. While the tickers haven't yet been made, should more than 244 people pledge to get one, manufacturing can go ahead. If this is successful, the group reckons it can make a further $22,760 (£13,800).

If you fancy helping out, or simply want to own a limited edition watch, then check out the Save the Lars Homestead page.

Alternatively, I'm starting a FaceCrack group now, gathering support to restore the iconic Hammersmith bench Eddie and Richie fight upon in the opening scene of 1990's cult TV comedy Bottom. Some things in life are too important. ®

Thanks to Chris Wedgwood for the tip.

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes
Buzzing board (and some future apps) leave a lot to be desired
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.