- A Welsh superfan collected donations to fix up the set of Luke Skywalker's fictional Tatooine home.
- The set is actually located in the Tunisian desert.
It was in a galaxy far, far away ... otherwise known as Tunisia.
The iconic homestead on Tatooine of future Jedi knight Luke Skywalker -- where his loyal aunt and uncle hid him from the prying eyes of the empire -- was actually filmed by George Lucas and Co. in the deserts of Tunisia. But the spot where Luke dreamed of epic Tie Fighter battles and zipping around the galaxy was crumbling -- until Terry Cooper came along.
"It's the most iconic scene of all six Star Wars movies," 42-year-old Welsh superfan Cooper told "Wales Tonight," a program on TV station iTV. "And knowing that that place does exist, in a real place on Earth, that's free to go and see ... it's something that we thought it would be a shame if this ended up as just a faceless ditch in the desert one day."
Learning of the crumbling film set -- it's actually located outside of the remote Tunisian village of Tataouine -- Cooper and some fellow fans set up a Facebook page and started collecting donations to repair the "moisture farm."