Fan Makes Massive Lego Hoth

Fan Makes Massive Lego Hoth

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Lego. Is there anything it can't do? Probably, but recreating one of the most epic battles in the Star Wars canon isn't one of them.

Star Wars fan and Lego aficionado Mark Borlasse spent four years and $3,000 building the diorama, which is packed full of little details like illuminated Bacta tanks, a working hangar door and even tiny minifig footprints.

The scene, made up of around 60,000 Lego bricks and covering fifty square feet, was the Grand Prize winner of the recent Lego Star Wars Building Challenge.

Travellers Tales, eat your heart out!

Source: Gizmodo

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Epic. I will always love these things.

Seriously, they're like, 60 years old or something, and it's pretty much proven its longevity with people making these sort of things all the time. There will never be a better toy.

Oh Star Wars. I thought you meant David Hasselhoff. That would just be strange.

Fire Daemon:
Oh Star Wars. I thought you meant David Hasselhoff. That would just be strange.

Me too. I'm kind of disappointed.

Wait. Lego held a contest for four years? That's both epic and strange.

Lego is awesome however I still i can't help but feel sorry for the guy who isolated and nerdy enough to spend all that time and effort on a star wars scene.

That is awesome! I wish I had the time to make something like that!

Fire Daemon:
Oh Star Wars. I thought you meant David Hasselhoff. That would just be strange.

But then wouldn't that be "Fan makes massive Lego Hoff" instead?

$3000 dollars is a hell of a lot to spend on Lego.

At first I saw the picture and thought "Well it's not that impressive." But then I saw the other pictures, with the two AT-ATs.

I would ridicule them for wasting their time making it. But the truth of the matter is I'm just jealous that they have that and I don't.

I'm wondering how the hell he got to the contest without it all breaking to pieces in his arms...Did he hire some sort of psychokinetic ninjas to lift it for him and then carry it with their minds to the convention?

Edit: I would hate to step on that one.

BudZer:
I'm wondering how the hell he got to the contest without it all breaking to pieces in his arms...Did he hire some sort of psychokinetic ninjas to lift it for him and then carry it with their minds to the convention?

Edit: I would hate to step on that one.

I somehow doubt that he brought it to anywhere. Normally with these things they send in pictures, or Lego sends judges. They've made some pretty crazy stuff over the years out of Legos.

So what was the grand prize anyway? I can't find it on the site, and I'd laugh my ass off if it was less than $3,000

Colour me incredibly impressed, the amount of referencing and hours that went into that. Mind blowing.

As I was strolling through Walmart a couple weeks ago they had a life-sized lego Jango Fett on display. I thought that was pretty impressive.

Damn that's impressive.

Makes me want to crack out the Lego blocks once again.

I have a massive Lego fox in my back yard.

Now that's some serious lego-building right there.

Someone needs a life.

SomeBritishDude:

Fire Daemon:
Oh Star Wars. I thought you meant David Hasselhoff. That would just be strange.

Me too. I'm kind of disappointed.

Damn it not again! Just when I think I have found a life sized lego effigy of the 'Hoff' eating burgers while catatonic it turns out to be another bloody starwars playset, A good one mind you.

50 Sq. Feet is crazy.

.. All we get to see are these 200x200 pixel pictures? And just four of them? Taken with a MyFirstDigitalCamera?

The representation of this grand epic 50 square feet prize is a bit underwhelming.

Edit: Here we go.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

This is quite cool.

This is both saddening and awesome! By god that is.... epic. Now, I want a full 3D Lego representation of DaVinci's Last Supper.

Its only about time they made this.

Next project. A near life-sized death star

Mine is a wasted life. I could've been living out my dreams like this guy.

EDIT: Well damn, posting in a necrothread. Does this make me dirty?

 

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