I’m not ashamed to say that I’m incredibly excited for Star Wars Episode VII. The trailer is filled with amazing shots and locales, not least of which is that haunting panning shot of the crashed Star Destroyer on the planet Jakku. LEGO builder KevFett2011 was also struck by the imagery, and he’s turned out this fantastic diorama of the dune-swept spaceship.
Letranger Absurde doesn’t just build amazing microscale Moai, he’s also quite the talented builder at several scales of LEGO models. One of my favorites is this super-cute “chibi” bantha. Just look at those lips!
Yes, yes, this was posted back in May. I don’t care — I wasn’t around back then, and I’m now correcting this rather egregious oversight by my compatriots.
Minions are adorable. And now that we’re going to get another true Star Wars movie, we can all like Star Wars again. So what happens when Spanish builder car_mp mashes up the two? Well, Minion Yoda, of course.
And check out this Minion Darth Vader lording it over Minion Han Solo in carbonite!
My wife’s reaction: “I want Minion Star Wars. I’m going to cry now if I don’t get Minion Star Wars.” Sounds about right.
Back in 2011, we featured car_mp’s Star Wars + Family Guy mashup of Stewie as Darth Vader. Check it out.
LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina was released last summer and continues to be a popular Star Wars set. It retails for $69.99 and is available on Amazon. Below is a brief video review and my remarks regarding the set.
This is one of the more unique and iconic Star Wars sets that’s not a ship or features an overabundance of gray or black. It’s a neat playset with unique colors such as the flesh colored plates on the landspeeder. There’s also an above-average number of minifigs with exclusives such as the Bith musicians, Obi-wan, Greedo and sandtrooper. The landspeeder is similar to the previous design from 2010, but the use of the flesh color and decals are welcome changes. The cantina is much improved over the 2003 version, and with some more effort, you can certainly expand the cantina to its complete design like Joshua Morris has done. The 578 pieces included in the set is typical nowadays for a Star Wars set with a $70 tag, but it’s a more reasonable buy at less than $60.
It’s now exactly six months until the release of the new Star Wars movie The Force Awakens. And fan fervor has never been greater! The two teaser trailers have been widely scrutinized, parodied, and even LEGO-ized. But I’m not talking about the predictable flood of Han Solo minifig gray hair swaps… Builder markus19840420 has recreated two scenes from the second teaser in incredible detail. First up is this exciting moment in the TIE hangar, complete with laser blasts and explosions:
Then there is his stunning diorama showing the ‘habit-AT-AT’ glimpsed in the same teaser:
As an added bonus, takamichi irie has started photoshopping his excellent BB-8 model into scenes from both teasers:
Rumor has it a full movie trailer is due to be unveiled at San Diego Comic Con next month. So I think we can expect a bunch more Force Awakens builds in the near future – once all the LEGO Star Wars fans have picked themselves up off the floor, that is ;-)
Yub nub! Eee chop yub nub. Ku chana ma hawata. Heranda vototo tesh, horoway mana wattu, Bruce Lowell wassay webba Wicket the Ewok. Ohss va tatta runday Darth Becraft, un chenko vas skeemo kea tuntdy Lowell Sphere. Een mannu machu stupid Jawas con yun num, oo tahbay. Toronto gosh. Master Liu hadt chiminay choo doo. Oto stupid George Lucas a chimany Return of the Jedi, wus nuch Becraft, lemur tiklo carbonite. Un na cachnu goobu sarlaac, oh, cow-oon, kinny chatu tomo monetha. Chaatu…
A team of builders from Singapore known as Titans Creations constructed this massive and intricate model of the Millennium Falcon with focus on the ship’s interior design. This 10,000-piece model measures 3’7″ by 3′ and is 40% larger than the UCS version made by LEGO. Check out their Facebook page for more pictures and a video of the creation.
As much as many of us enjoy building with Lego, we also have a secret desire to see a model getting smashed into smithereens, and that’s where WIRED comes in to deliver this slow motion video of the Lego Super Star Destroyer vs. the ground.
Vitreolum felt compelled to build this. You have to admit, it’s a really good build. The face is especially well-done. Too bad it’s Jar-Jar’s face.