New Purpose for a Classic Toy

As a kid, I had hours of fun swooshing star fighters and defending forest moons with my Star Wars toys. Along with the Millennium Falcon (of course), the Ewok Village Playset was always one of my favorites.

When my son was done playing with it and my hopes of funding his college education by selling it to a discerning collector were dashed (seriously, check eBay’s prices for “not in box” 80s toys – they’re depressing) I figured giving it new life as a desk lamp was a way to keep on enjoying it.

Check out the pics below to see how this project progressed from “that would make a sick lamp!” to “That IS a sick lamp!”

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Ewok Village Lamp: concept sketch
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Ewok Village Lamp: pilot hole
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Ewok Village Lamp: circle hole complete
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Ewok Village Lamp: fixture and holder
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Ewok Village Lamp: ready to install fixture
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Ewok Village Lamp: fixture installed
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Ewok Village Lamp: cleaning out top cover
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Ewok Village Lamp: balance test
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Ewok Village Lamp: lighting test
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Ewok Village Lamp: deciding which walkways to use
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Ewok Village Lamp: deciding where the railings go
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Ewok Village Lamp: securing the top cover
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Ewok Village Lamp: completed lamp
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Ewok Village Lamp: close-up
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Ewok Village Lamp: close-up
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Ewok Village Lamp: there was a lot of waste from trial and error and miscuts
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Ewok Village Lamp: tools of the trade and tons of parts/inspiration for future projects

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