Lego Death Star by my 9 year old son.
Over the summer my son decided that he needed a challenge, and decided to build a Lego Death Star from scratch. He has seen the films and has a couple of books with pictures of the Death Star. Over the last few months he has worked on building a Death Star which is now complete. Here are a few pictures of what he built.
Each of the rooms was inspired by something from the film…
Luke and Leia Swinging over the chasm in Star Wars IV
The iconic shootout between Luke, Leia and the stormtroopers followed by them swinging over the chasm is captured here.
Obi-Wan disables the tractor beam
Something that captures the sneakyness of Obi-Wan disabling the tractor beam in this image.
A Millennium Falcon Inside the Death Star
I said to my son when he started, that it can only really be considered a Death Star if you can fit a Millennium Falcon inside it. Not only did he get in the Falcon but also a Tie-Fighter ready to pursue it.
The conference room where Darth Vader convinces others of his cunning plans may not seem an obvious thing, but I think this looks good here. ‘This had better work’.
C3P0 and R2D2 Escape
I always found 3PO to be a bit dull, but here he is with R2D2 escaping from the Death Star.
Lift in the Death Star
On their way to the prison section Luke, Han and Chewy take an elevator.
Prison Section Shootout
This is one of my favourite bits from the film and so to have it recreated here was just great! ‘Chewy, we got company!’ Love the details with all the cameras and Han in stormtrooper gear.
Into the Garbage Chute Flyboy
After rescuing Leia from her cell the heroes find themselves in a tricky situation.
The Darth Vader Room
I think this is all the more ominous because he isn't actually in shot. Lots of fixer droids and the reclining chair. From a technical point of view he started running out of grey bits at this stage.
The Death Star Canon
One of the defining features of the Death Star is the large, planet vapourising canon. The long blue tongue of lights capturing it ‘fully operational’.
Defense against x-wings
Luke Skywalker and the other x-wing pilots don`t know what they are in for when coming up against these laser cannons!
Luke and Vader Fighting
The ultimate fight between Luke and Darth Vader with the Emperor looking on. Even the cool guards in red are here to watch. Deviated slightly by using a Christmas Darth Vader cloak.
The Big Picture
Here are some other shots that show the shear scale of the thing. ‘That’s no moon, it’s a space station’.
So, what`s next?
Apparently, the plan now is to build a Star Destroyer! He`s not sure he has enough bits though.