Star Wars Death Star Trench Run, Lego Style

By Joelle Renstrom | 7 years ago

death-star-trench-run-legoI love all the famous movie scenes reconstructed out of Legos. Back when I regularly played with Legos, I was psyched if I could colorfully accessorize a spaceship or make a bridge. Whoever recreated the Star Wars Death Star trench run in Legos has some serious building skills!

We don’t know who deserves credit for this construction — it was shared by Flickr user Peter Mowry, but it’s not clear if it was his creation or not. Either way, it’s awesome.

Star Wars inspires all kinds of incredibly creative stuff, including cakes shaped like R2D2, Atari games, and this Minecraft version of the trench run.

There’s also this incredible 5,355,200 piece Lego X-Wing fighter. It’s the largest Lego model in history at 11 feet tall and 43 feet long, and boasts a 44-foot wingspan. This full-sized version of the official Lego set could actually accommodate Luke in the cockpit.

Full size x-wing

Then there’s this recreation of Return of the Jedi built by Jay Hoff in 2011.

Return of the Jedi

There’s something compelling about capturing a movie scene, character, or prop in Legos. It’s become a popular pastime for movie lovers and fans of the Danish construction toys. You can test your mettle at identifying some of the Lego movie scenes in this quiz, or even continue binging on Lego cinema fun.

My favorite recent Lego-related recreation is this incredible Breaking Bad video game parody.

Brickipedia, Wikia’s largest LEGO wiki, lists all of the Star Wars Lego characters, with pictures, variations, as well as information about what sets they’ve appeared in. So if you’re preparing to build, you might want to consult with these online guides to be sure you have all the blocks you need.

Searches for Lego-related homages to any scenes or characters from Star Wars episodes 1-3 came up understandably empty. I guess I am a little surprised that no one has created a Jar Jar Binks death scene from Legos.

Star Wars Episode VII, a Walt Disney production directed (ostensibly) by J.J. Abrams, and rumored to include Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and other actors from the originals, is set for release in 2015. Time will tell whether episodes 7-9 inspire tears, anger, or artwork.

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