Hadn't seen this thread until today, but I'm with everyone else. Awesome work, great dad, and very lucky kid. I recently painted a room to look like space ... but that was for my inner kid. Excellent work. My GF's daughter hasn't seen SW yet, but likes robots; maybe some day I'll have a chance to do something like this.
And kudos again to the donation of the rug. I love when "Pay it forward" comes into play in our community.
I only see one tragic problem with this whole project. When he goes off to college, and takes the bed (you know he will), your walls will be out of context.
I just read through this and all I can say is, WOW. You did a fantastic job, and have sold yourself short on your skill. The room looks great, and I'm sure your son is over the yop with it. My son was peeking over my shoulder and said "Dad, can we do something like that in my room?" Needless to say, I think I'm gonna have a new project very soon. Good job on the whole thing!
Can hardly believe I finished this project over 2 years ago, and I hate to dig up an old thread, but I really wanted to share this because I thought it was great. Not too long ago my wife asked me to type out some notes of this build. Now that my son can read, she said she wanted to show him pictures of the build and have him read it out loud every now and then before he goes to bed. I had no idea that she planned on turning this into an early Father's Day gift.
She took what I wrote, along with the pictures I saved, and uploaded everything and made this book! It's awesome; it's about 25 pages long, has hard covers, a glossy front, and a very touching message on the last page (which is too personal to share, sorry). Not only did I not know she was going to make this, I didn't know she had never actually had him read anything. Why? She was waiting for the book to come in, so I could lay next to him and be the first to hear him read it.
I wish I could put into words the feeling of sitting their next to my son, in the bed we built together, listening to him tell me the story of how it was all done. I honestly don't think there's much more that can make you feel like that. And you should've seen his face when he read the last page. What an absolutely incredible experience.