Motorists have been left stunned by a new roundabout built in their town after noticing it bears an uncanny resemblance to the Death Star from Star Wars. Residents living in Coalville, Leics., spotted the unusual traffic island being installed on Grange Road by housing developers last week. From the ground the unassuming roundabout just appears to feature ornamental walls with a single solitary tree. But the force was strong with some locals who noticed that from an elevated position it looks just like the evil Galactic Empire's space station and superweapon. Drivers have now joked of their fears that the "Coalville Death Star" had descended on their town from a galaxy far far away. Teaching assistant Christie Bankhurst, 36, who lives in the town, said: "I'm a big fan of the films so to get our own Death Star is really exciting. "Hopefully it doesn't spell too much trouble for Coalville, although the shopping centre could do with being knocked down and rebuilt. "I just hope our Death Star doesn't suffer the same fate as the one in the films as it's a really cool addition to the area." Other locals took to social media to react to their new roundabout with one person quipping: "Be a shame for X-wings to blow up Coalville." Another added: "You wouldn't want to over shoot that roundabout, you might get obliterated by the super laser." A third commented: "Sometimes see some sinister characters in black hoodies hanging about round there. It must have been Darth Vader and the Emperor though." The Death Star was made famous by the Star Wars films - first appearing in 'Episode VI: A New Hope' in 1977. This video was filmed on the 27th October 2021.
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