Imperial Star Destroyer

I just had a nerdgasm in my kitchen, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’m just sitting here drinking my tea and sacrificing a good half of my biscuits to my dumb corgis when I scrolled past this gorgeous Star Destroyer by one case. I wish I had video of my reaction, but it went sort of like this: Scroll scroll scroll, nothing nothing nothing, “hmm, how am I going to post if there’s nothing…” (sharp intake of breath). I stare a moment, “ is this real? Is this a render? (click for a closer look, click again for an even closer look). My eyebrows slowly raise as my mouth opens, I put down the biscuit I’m no longer eating. “Holy crap”. It’s kind of a scaled down reaction of 9 year old me at the movies, a sort of a tingly all over feeling of joy. It made my morning, hope it makes yours too.

The Occupation Of Jedha

It's one of the most awe inspiring visuals in the Star Wars saga, and now it's an awe inspiring creation in bricks, the Imperial occupation of Jedha. Builder one case has absolutely nailed the look in this nearly 5000 piece construction, from the color variations in the rock strata, to the scale of the city, to the perfectly scaled Star Destroyer, it's all jaw dropping. Technically this is a micro build, but when it's something this large and epic, that's easy to forget.

The Empire over Jedha City
The Empire over Jedha City
The Empire over Jedha City

The Epic Star Destroyer Crash

There are no words I can type to express how truly incredible this creation is to me. Simon Liu created something I did not expect to see recreated in LEGO this well, or recreated in general. Why? Well, I'm not quite sure. Apparently, Simon is simply powerful with the Force. A masterful shot featured in the latest Star Wars film, under the direction of Gareth Edwards, was two Imperial Star Destroyers smashing into each other at this interesting angle. Under the command of Admiral Raddus, a Hammerhead corvette pushed a disabled Destroyer into another, which lead to the destruction of the shield over Scarif. This is no doubt a complex scene to have done in LEGO, yet Simon indeed achieved the angles, destruction, and overall appearance so well! This has got to be my favorite model from Simon to date. Incredible!

Star Wars: Rogue One - Star Destroyer Crash
Star Wars: Rogue One - Star Destroyer Crash
Star Wars: Rogue One - Star Destroyer Crash
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Nathaniel Stoner

     My name is Nathaniel Stoner, and I am an very active LEGO builder.  I mostly build in the themes of castle and science-fiction, but I also dabble in other genres and create occasional random MOC's (My Own Creations). 

     When I was younger, I would get and build small LEGO sets for my birthday, but I was never really into them.  When they fell apart, I would become frustrated attempting to put them back together and would throw them in a box in my closet.  I couldn't stand them!

     Then, miraculously, I became addicted to the LEGO brick later in my teen years.  Ever since, I have continued to build up (pun intended) my collection of bricks and to expand my knowledge of techniques and building skills.  LEGO is truly more than a toy, its an art form and a way to express yourself.

     For the most part, I collect LEGO Star Wars (mainly the minifigs), which is probably my favorite LEGO theme.  I have a fairly decent collection, including some of the original 1999 sets, such as the Snowspeeder, X-Wing, and Naboo starfighter.  I also collected LEGO the Lord of the Rings when those sets first came out.  The minifigs are great, and the story remains one of my favorites ever. 

     My hope is to inspire other young (and perhaps even older) LEGO builders to unleash their inner creativity!  You can find me on my Flikr here

Imperial Presence Over Jedha City

Marshal Banana has returned with yet another wonderful LEGO creation, and an incredible scene and image surrounding it. I'm already hearing the music from this scene in my head. It's difficult to judge the exact scale of this Star Destroyer. Though it's clearly not minifigure scale, it's still super impressive. What completes this scene is the recreation of the outer wall of the religious city of Jedha. I can't wait to learn more about this planet in the future! What an inspiring shot by an awesome MOC builder!

Star Destroyer over Jedha City
Star Destroyer over Jedha City
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Nathaniel Stoner

     My name is Nathaniel Stoner, and I am an very active LEGO builder.  I mostly build in the themes of castle and science-fiction, but I also dabble in other genres and create occasional random MOC's (My Own Creations). 

     When I was younger, I would get and build small LEGO sets for my birthday, but I was never really into them.  When they fell apart, I would become frustrated attempting to put them back together and would throw them in a box in my closet.  I couldn't stand them!

     Then, miraculously, I became addicted to the LEGO brick later in my teen years.  Ever since, I have continued to build up (pun intended) my collection of bricks and to expand my knowledge of techniques and building skills.  LEGO is truly more than a toy, its an art form and a way to express yourself.

     For the most part, I collect LEGO Star Wars (mainly the minifigs), which is probably my favorite LEGO theme.  I have a fairly decent collection, including some of the original 1999 sets, such as the Snowspeeder, X-Wing, and Naboo starfighter.  I also collected LEGO the Lord of the Rings when those sets first came out.  The minifigs are great, and the story remains one of my favorites ever. 

     My hope is to inspire other young (and perhaps even older) LEGO builders to unleash their inner creativity!  You can find me on my Flikr here

Harrower-class Dreadnought

It's a great time to be a Star Wars fan. With all the movies, TV shows, games and books, to say nothing of all the merchandise, there's something for everyone. Keeping up with it can be a bit overwhelming though. I can't say I've ever seen this particular Star Destroyer class ship, since I hadn't seen the Old Republic trailer yet, but man is it cool. And this version by Koen looks pretty much camera ready. The clipped on tiles to give the leading edges a thin profile is genius.

Harrower-class Dreadnought
Harrower-class Dreadnought

"Bounty Hunters, We Don't Need Their Scum"

It's an iconic scene in Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader addressing a motley collection of bounty hunters. It was also our first peek at that character we were all so excited to see since we all had his action figure before the movie came out, Boba Fett. This recreation of the bridge of Vader's Super Star Destroyer Executor by builder Forgotten Days turned out amazing. Makes me wonder why this hasn't been an official set yet.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - Executor Bridge