While I’m not much of a prequel fan I can say this, if you can get through all the silliness of Phantom Menace and get to the end, you’re gonna see a great lightsaber fight. This was the first time the fans saw some serious Jedi-in-their-prime and total-kick-ass-Sith crossing sabers, and it was pretty bad ass. In fact I’m guessing from the title of this post you’ve had John Williams’ score in your head and you’ve been hearing the humming of lightsabers while you’ve been enjoying this MOC by LEGO 7, amiright?
Opinions on the Prequels are well known. I try to take them for what they are and understand you’re constrained in your story telling ability when you have fixed points established that you have to hit. However Darth Maul was fantastic, just seeing him for the first time was “Oh wow! This is our new bad guy!” Then he’s got this weird lightsaber with a really large hilt what’s up with that? Then in this scene we find out it’s a lightsaber staff. That’s so cool (and why is the Maul’s Lightstaff so cool but Kylo’s hilt thing gets so much hate I don’t get it) Ordo in his own words did not create a perfectly faithful rendition of the scene but no the less captures it well. The door and wall that makes the backdrop are well and surprisingly simply done. Mostly just solid, straight forward SNOT technique. And now I’ll let you enjoy having Duel of the Fates stuck in your head the rest of today.
Ben Cossy has reconstructed the ancient Sith temple that we see on Malachor from Star Wars Rebels! Arguably one of the best parts of the show, this temple looks incredible when recreated in LEGO form (especially when lit up, as pictured below)! The angling on the main structure, and accompanying columns, just adds so much depth to this structure that could be overlooked by the casual onlooker, but I would encourage you to take a closer to look to see all the added angles that Ben put in to make it a more complex model.