We’ve seen BB-8 be a lot of things over the last year. We’ve seen him as a lamp, a car tire hub cap, and Parks & Recreations character Jean-Ralphio. But this new project might just be my favorite—a BB-8 firepit. Which, now I think about it, isn’t actually a barbecue, is it? I guess that ‘BBQ-8’ gag doesn’t hold up to scrutiny.
Fortunately, the firepit itself does. Custom-built by Alex Dodson in Barnsley, South Yorkshire (that’s in England, by the way, where all the cool stuff is), the firepit starts life as a 12.5 kg LPG cylinder and is then hand-crafted into this gorgeous BB-8. Check out a brief video tour of the firepit below.
Alex sells these firepits, as well as many other amazing designs, on his website Burned By Design. Be warned, though – they’re not cheap.