Jim Edwards has been collecting “Star Wars” memorabilia ever since he saw the first movie in the 1970s.

His father always encouraged him and his two brothers to collect something. One brother chose knives, the other chose comics and Jim started off with Hot Wheels.

“I started collecting Hot Wheels and then when Star Wars came out in 1977, that was a whole new ball game.”

When Jim moved into his house 15 years ago his collection consisted of about 75 boxes. Since then it has doubled to somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 pieces.

In two rooms alone, Jim installed close to 700 linear feet of shelving. Now his items have spilled over into seven rooms.

Jim is quickly running out of space in his house and there are still more “Star Wars” movies on the way, with one expected to open in December.

“Now that Disney has the rights to ‘Star Wars,’ I’m sure they are going to release everything. At a certain point you have to start picking and choosing what you’re going to get and what you’re not because obviously I can’t afford to buy everything and I don’t have the room to store it anymore.

“I say I don’t live, breathe and eat ‘Star Wars,’ but it’s hard to say that if you look at my collection.”