LEGO Star Wars fan builds animated Death Star trench run & Death Star II destruction scenes with 50,000 LEGO pieces [Video]

LEGO Star Wars builder Anthony Ducre recently shared a massive diorama featuring scenes from both A New Hope and Return of the Jedi. Built from over 50,000 LEGO bricks, the diorama includes Darth Vader chasing Luke Skywalker down the trench of the first Death Star, animated by placing the starfighters on classic LEGO 9-volt train tracks.

LEGO Star Wars Death Star diorama by Anthony Ducre on YouTube

The outer wall of the diorama features a series of scenes in panels like a comic strip — Rogue One and A New Hope on one side and Return of the Jedi on the other. The center of the diorama features the Death Star superlaser firing, along with Darth Vader’s flagship, the Executor, crashing into the surface of the second Death Star. Anthony used a full-sized UCS 10221 Super Star Destroyer set, managing to embed it in the surface of his diorama at the moment right before the huge explosion.

Anthony even built a jig with a TIE fighter canopy so that you can record your own trench run chase with a smartphone.

Check out Anthony’s video on YouTube to see all the details and learn how he assembles this huge diorama and keeps it sturdy and stable.