Swiss builder Hannes “Marshal Banana” Tscharner has been in pursuit of a movie-accurate Millennium Falcon ever since he first shared his 7,500-piece custom LEGO Millennium Falcon back at the end of 2015. He’s recently overhauled his 2015 model thanks to some new parts that were released in the official Ultimate Collectors Series (UCS) 75192 Millennium Falcon in 2017.
His journey started when he was inspired by images and teaser trailers from The Force Awakens in November 2014. Back then, the largest official Millennium Falcon available was the 10179 UCS version with a part count of 5179 pieces. We learned from our interview with Hannes that his 2015 version stood at 7,500 pieces and wasn’t built in reference to any existing LEGO sets and was scaled to the cockpit referenced from the System-scale 75105 released for The Force Awakens earlier in the fall of 2015.
Click to see more stunning details of the 12000 piece Millennium Falcon
What started as a virtual model of the Lambda class T-4a shuttle expanded and grew over thirteen years into the towering creation you see before you. Polish LEGO builder Maciej Szymański has recreated the Imperial base on the forest moon of Endor from the conclusion of the Original Trilogy in Return of the Jedi.
Maciej tells The Brothers Brick that the flat, top part of the landing platform alone is built from roughly 10,000 LEGO pieces (not including detailing, greebling, railings, and lights).
See more photos and read all about this huge LEGO Star Wars diorama
This is the STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI Chess set. It is the 3rd and final installment in a series of three LEGO Star Wars chess sets that Brandon Griffith built in celebration of the Original Star Wars Trilogy. Check out the other two sets; A NEW HOPE and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Will you play the Light Side?
or the Dark Side?
The LEGO set news from San Diego Comic-Con keeps coming, fast & furious. In addition to Bag End, LEGO has revealed a new LEGO Star Wars set, the Rancor Pit from Return of the Jedi. It looks like it comes with Luke, Rancor Keeper, and Gammorrean Guard minifigs (in addition to the Rancor itself).
FBTB has more pics from the show floor.
And since we haven’t featured an official picture of the Jabba’s Palace playset here yet, take a look (via Brickset).
It’s not out in the US yet, but our readers in the UK can already pick up 9516 Jabba’s Palace from the LEGO Shop for 120 GBP.
I’m surprised to see a new diorama by Amado C. Pinlac, whom many remember as ACPin and a builder of massive Star Wars dioramas back in the days. The dense foliage in this classic Endor scene from Return of the Jedi is amplified by the clever use of a non-Lego backdrop, adding depth to the picture. Can you spot the Ewok who’s about to steal a speeder bike?
If you’ve been following Bruce’s posts on VignetteBricks, you know that FBTB Forums have been hosting a Star Wars vignette contest. The contest has spawned many great vignettes, but here are a few of my favorites. (FBTB Forums admin Onions has kindly posted a photoset on Flickr with all of the entries.)
Two vigs from bwu that use micro vehicles and minifig heads in an interesting way:
Han Solo drops a toolchest on Chewbacca’s head in a vignette from Mark Stafford:
Another micro vehicle entry — this one from yellost:
Finally, my personal favorite, an explosive scene from Return of the Jedi by Big_X: