Remembering Carrie Fisher (1956-2016) [News]

Beloved actress and writer Carrie Fisher has passed away at age 60, after a recent heart attack. While she will be most fondly remembered for her role as the feisty Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars saga, Fisher appeared in many other well-known movies including The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally. She was also both an accomplished writer (often drawing upon her own over-the-top life experiences in Postcards from the Edge and more recently The Princess Diarist) and an oft-uncredited screenplay writer with involvement in movies like Hook and The Wedding Singer.

LEGO Star Wars poster

The iconic image of Fisher as Princess Leia will almost certainly be the one that stays with her fans, whether it be sporting the flowing regal gown and giant hair buns of A New Hope, or the metallic bikini “slave girl” outfit from Return of the Jedi. These images resonate with LEGO fans too, and over the years we’ve featured plenty of custom builds of the Leia character. Below are a few of them.

Not surprisingly, Princess Leia and Han solo are often pictured together in LEGO creations, as you can see from these adorably cartoony versions by Luc Byard:

LEGO Star Wars Han Solo and Princess Leia

Matt De Lanoy‘s take on the pair – entitled “Star Wars – A New Hip” was a deliberately tongue-in-cheek creation for the Iron Builder contest:

LEGO Star Wars old Han Solo and old Princess Leia

Of all the slave girl Leia builds, Ryan Wood‘s 6X scale minifig version (complete with metallic bricks) is a fan favorite, and even made an appearance at BrickCon in Seattle this year:

LEGO Star Wars slave Leia sculpture

But my favorite version is this small but curvaceous one by someone that was also lost to us a few years ago, our friend Mike Crowley:

LEGO Star Wars slave Leia figure

4 comments on “Remembering Carrie Fisher (1956-2016) [News]

  1. Andrew

    This is so incredibly sad. I’d just seen Rogue One over the weekend, and was thinking it was time to re-watch A New Hope. Now I will with a new sense of poignancy.

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