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June 18, 2012

Heritage site

Terry Cooper has restored the Skywalker house.

The 'igloo' was built in the Tunisian desert where many of the scenes were shot near the remote village of Tataouine.

Layers of editing: A word from the comments regarding our betters in professional journalism.

I'd just like to correct the article, if I may, as it's about me... Firstly, the VILLAGE nearby in Tunisia IS spelt Tataouine. This village was the inspiration for naming the planet Tatooine. Secondly, all photos labelled as me, are NOT me, but they feature the campaign leader MARK DERMUL from Belgium. (Love the way they spelt my surname as 'Copper' btw!) Also, the most important thing, this was NOT all my own work. It was an International team effort of six people, funded entirely by over 2,500 Star Wars fans worldwide. And to Nick, Leeds - we had to paint it white to ensure it lasts longer than a couple of years. The weather and climate will 'weather' it soon enough. This is why the decision was made to leave it in a pristine condition. It is NOT being used as a toilet or chicken hut, by the way.

- Terry Cooper, Pontypridd, Wales, UK, 18/6/2012 11:33

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 18, 2012 06:43 AM