So now I can't look at the construction without seeing the (second) Death Star. So I posted this image on my Facebook/Twitter feed and then Michael asked whether bicycling around the city was Endor and now I'm wondering how far the metaphor can go!
Vikings Stadium = Death Star
Giant horrifying thing slowly being built.
Somehow in charge. Eyes reveal complete cluelessness. It's obviously a trap.
The Deflector Shield = Stadium Glass
The way that that the rebel fighters bounce of the Death Star's (cloaked) shield is exactly how migrating warblers bounce off the bird-killing stadium glass.
The Emperor = Zygi Wilf
Brains behind the scenes. Fond of maniacal laughter. Entirely evil.
Darth Vader = Lester Bagley
Mind control tricks. Threats to politicians. Pounding on tables. Almost entirely evil.
The Death Star Super-Laser = Brain Injuries
Instead of going around blowing up innocent planets, the Vikings Stadium goes around destroying people's brains.
Han Solo and Princess Leia = The Audubon Society
Both trying to destroy the shield. Facing daunting odds.
Luke Skywalker = Ed Kohler on Twitter
Deploying massive (Jedi) skills to constantly fight off an endless supply of uniformed morons. Fondness for mind tricks.
Ewoks = The People of Minneapolis
Both powerless, adorable, massively outgunned, like to shake things in the air.
Endor Speeders = Biking in Minneapolis
Because it's the most fun you'll have in the movie or the city.
Jabba the Hut = Joe Soucheray
Both repulsive and horrible. Like to keep women in chains. In charge of some sort of strange cult-like society in the middle of nowhere (Tatooine or Saint Paul).
In the movie, the people blow up the Death Star and celebrate around a campfire in the primeval woods while fireworks go off in the sky. In the real world, the Empire wins.