This large metal log burner has a particularly menacing appearance - as it comes in the unusual form of Star Wars villain Darth Vader. Another, more harmless example takes the shape of a cheeky minion from popular kids film, Despicable Me.

Made from large metal gas bottles, they are the work of technology teacher Alex Dodson, 32, who is now making the unusual log burners to order. The teacher is from Barnsley in South Yorkshire. 

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