Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Star Wars Episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition


By Micaela Seekell

On this special holiday episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition the team built a house for the Zdroj family. Living in Smithville, Texas, the chosen family lost their home to the Bastrop County Complex fire during the fall of 2011. The mother of the family is a volunteer firefighter and was off fighting the blazes to save the fire station as her home burnt down.

After being surprised that they were chosen, they showed the design team around their current residence. The two younger boys, Ashron and Raistlin, shared about their and their father's love for Star Wars to some of the designers. Then Zdroj family was sent to their first vacation location in New York City.

Once they were done in New York City, they headed to San Frencisco where they visited The Letterman Digital Arts Center.  There they saw some Star Wars props and costumes used in the movies. They even got to dance in front of a blue screen making them appear next to a digital C-3PO. The family was given a surprise gift to bring home before leaving to head back to see the new house. During the family's vacation,  design team member Johnny was creating a unique Star Wars themed play room for the boys and father.

We watch as, with a little help from Darth Vader and some storm troopers, the plans for the room are recovered from other design team members who took them.

To gain access to the hidden room you must climb up a ladder in the boys' room. The room is styled after a Star Wars ship.

With spaces shaped like escape pods, a wooden board shaped like the Dejarik game, and a flat screen tv the boys are ready to go to a galaxy far far away. The last thing to do is open the gift from The Letterman Digital Arts Center in which they got a sculpture of Han Solo in carbonite.

So welcome home Zdroj family and may the Force be with you!


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