Star Wars Star Destroyer Recreated in 40,000 Piece LEGO Build

Star Wars Star Destroyer Recreated in 40,000 Piece LEGO Build

Star Destroyer LEGO

Flickr user Jerac has produced a LEGO brick Star Destroyer measuring more than six feet in length.

When you look at the original Star Wars films, it's often hard to see the Empire as anything less than bumbling. Seriously, think back on the Imperial Warmachine and try to envision a single moment not involving Darth Vader where the Empire seemed to be on the ball. I'll bet you ten Republic credits that the first thing that comes to mind is inaccurate stormtroopers, faulty battle stations and giant metal chicken walkers destroyed by teddy bears.

That said, you do have to give credit where it's due and if there's one thing the Empire does right, it's building really cool starships. Case in point, the Imperial Star Destroyer. Equal parts rugged and imposing, it's a symbol of the Empire's power that's both iconic and immediately recognizable. So, of course, someone had to make a LEGO brick version of it.

That someone would be Flickr user Jerac. A native of Poland, he recently completed work on a custom Star Destroyer that's been nearly six months in the making. The end result is a beastly build measuring more than six feet in length, nearly two feet in height and containing a whopping 40,000 individual LEGO bricks. As insane as the sheer size of Jerac's build is however, the real wow factor starts to set in when you look at close up pictures and realize just how finely detailed it is. It's so spot on that it's easy, at first glance, to not even notice that you're looking at something made from thousands of tiny LEGO bricks.

This, of course, isn't the first LEGO brick Star Destroyer in the world. LEGO itself has produced some nice sets in the past. As nifty as those are though, we're going to go ahead and give the Star Destroyer prize to Jerac whose build pretty much kills the official products in every conceivable way. Take a look at it and let us know what you think.

Source: Flickr

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Great.

Now get working on something really cool.

These Lego masterpieces are rapidly approaching a 1:1 scale with Lego Minifigures. It's only a matter of time.

Wow this is just amazing and detailed. Someone should give him a medal. He cheated a bit and used glue to place pieces how he wanted them. If you look at the turrets and the bridge between the shield generators you can see a great example. I have a lot of experience with Lego and know that there are no pieces that allow you to attach binoculars to a 1x1 brick in the manner that he did. Also the shield generator globes cannot be attached to each other in the manner that he has them. the long part with fins between the shields are also not possible without gluing. It's essentially doping Lego style.

CaptainBill22:
Wow this is just amazing and detailed. Someone should give him a medal. He cheated a bit and used glue to place pieces how he wanted them. If you look at the turrets and the bridge between the shield generators you can see a great example. I have a lot of experience with Lego and know that there are no pieces that allow you to attach binoculars to a 1x1 brick in the manner that he did. Also the shield generator globes cannot be attached to each other in the manner that he has them. the long part with fins between the shields are also not possible without gluing. It's essentially doping Lego style.

I think im going to let this one slide. Seriously... If you look at the pictures you can't even tell that it is made of lego. Pretty fucking nice. I always love this kind of thing. I also like it when they make actual 1:1 monsterstructures like this in minecraft. Like they did with the enterprise.

CaptainBill22:
If you look at the turrets and the bridge between the shield generators you can see a great example. I have a lot of experience with Lego and know that there are no pieces that allow you to attach binoculars to a 1x1 brick in the manner that he did.

Look closely.

image?

Techniques you will not ever find in official LEGO models? Absolutely. Glue? I don't think so.

The great thing about many Star Wars ships is that since they already look so blocky in the movies, at a certain size of LEGO model, being covered in numerous square facets starts to work in its favor.

Two words...

DO WANT

I would love to have this on a system that safely suspends it from my ceiling. Now make the Executor.

When I was a kid I had the pirate boat and I thought it was big. I wonder how heavy it is?

That only took him 6 months? That guy must have some sort of CAD and a huge stockpile of pieces at his disposal, not to mention a crazy amount of talent. My star destroyers end up looking like little triangles with a brick on top for the bridge.

Captcha: Are you looking for an all-in-one gaming and entertainment system?

No, captcha. I don't want a shitty XBox180.

Chimera? So it's Thrawn's ship then. I'm such a nerd.

That's truly impressive, much more so than a lot of the constructs I've seen in Minecraft, in my opinion, simply because he had to actually DO IT rather than using some special scanning/model conversion to do the work for him (although, I would put the guy who built the working CPU in Minecraft in the same category because he had to actually learn circuit and transistor design at the lowest level to replicate it).

purf:

CaptainBill22:
If you look at the turrets and the bridge between the shield generators you can see a great example. I have a lot of experience with Lego and know that there are no pieces that allow you to attach binoculars to a 1x1 brick in the manner that he did.

Look closely.

image?

Techniques you will not ever find in official LEGO models? Absolutely. Glue? I don't think so.

Yeah, let's wait for the reports to come in. I'd hate for there to be an asterisk next to his name prematurely.

Dear Lego,
Give this man a job designing collector sets
Sincerely,
EVERYONE

The Gentleman:
Great.

Now get working on something really cool.

Except LEGO already beat him to it.

http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Super-Star-Destroyer-10221?fromListing=listing

And it's a nice old kit, smaller than his Imperial obviously, and not as detailed, but nice.

Shodan1980:

The Gentleman:
Great.

Now get working on something really cool.

Except LEGO already beat him to it.

http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Super-Star-Destroyer-10221?fromListing=listing

And it's a nice old kit, smaller than his Imperial obviously, and not as detailed, but nice.

If it can fit in my dining room, it's not big enough...

Frezzato:
These Lego masterpieces are rapidly approaching a 1:1 scale with Lego Minifigures. It's only a matter of time.

Does that mean someone's actually going to build an actual star destroyer? Cause that would be cool.

The Gentleman:
Great.

Now get working on something really cool.


Great, now get to work on the Exe-

The Gentleman:
Great.

Now get working on something really cool.

Dammit, I came in just to say that! :P

I wonder if LEGO would ask him to display that at one of the LEGO theme parks...

Other than that, BRING ON THE ECLIPSE!

 

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