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Fan Builds Six-by-Six Foot LEGO Model of Star Wars Scene

Jay Hoff, an American school teacher from Florida, has spent six months of his life building a large-scale LEGO model of a scene from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

The first time Jay encountered LEGO was in 1973, when he found a biplane in a Burger King lunchbox, and he’s been fascinated with the little plastic bricks since then. He’s also a is fan of Star Wars and has collected a lot of the Star Wars LEGO kits that started coming out in the early 90s, but his personal creation is cooler than any standard kit ever launched. This geeky teacher wanted to do something special for the kids at¬†Berkeley¬†Preparatory School in Tampa, so he pieced together a six-by-six Star Wars-themed LEGO model for Science Discovery Day. Apart from other activities, children were invited to bring their own LEGO creation to be put on display, and Jay joined in by showing off his awe-inspiring masterpiece.

Hoff spent six months piecing it together from around 30,000 pieces and populating it with 388 miniature LEGO figurines. Everything he used, apart from the starfield background which is a hand painted posterboard is made from LEGO and you can imagine the kids’ reaction when their teacher unveiled his creation. It depicts a scene from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, specifically when the Emperor arrives to inspect the new Death Star. Unfortunately, he had to use Clone Troopers instead of Storm Troopers because apparently they are a lot cheaper. All in all, Jay Hoff spent around $2,300 on his amazing LEGO model, which is apparently the largest Star Wars scene ever created with the popular plastic bricks.

 

 

 

Photos from Jay Hoff’s MOC Pages profile.

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