Michal Kaźmierczak's epic Mustafar build is more than five feet tall and weighs 143 pounds.
I, like many Star Wars fans, am not what you might call "appreciative" of George Lucas's prequel trilogy. In fact, setting aside the occasionally nifty lightsaber battle, John Williams' score and that black dress Natalie Portman wore in Attack of the Clones, I can safely say that there wasn't much of anything I liked about those movies. They were poorly written, over-dependent on CGI and will forever live as a testament to just how bad movies can be even when you have every resource in the world at your disposal.
I say all of this so you'll understand the true gravity of my saying that Michal Kaźmierczak has created a LEGO masterpiece with his recent recreation of the planet Mustafar, a.k.a. that place where Obi-Wan and Anakin fought for half an hour at the end of Revenge of the Sith. Derived as it may be from one of the most overly indulgent sequences in the history of the Star Wars franchise, Kaźmierczak's diorama is easily one of the most impressive builds that these eyes of mine have seen in a long time.
Built over the course of four months, the final build used more than 60,000 individual LEGO pieces and weighed in at 65 kilograms (143 pounds). It was likewise nearly 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide. And while those stats are impressive on their own, I was personally most stricken by just how close to the real deal Kaźmierczak was able to come. Viewed from a distance (or with Photoshop effects added as he does in several images), it almost looks like the sort of miniature Lucas and company might used in the process of crafting the original trilogy. The lava especially is just flat out a work of art. Check out Kaźmierczak's pictures yourself and let us know what you think.