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Recreating the Death Star Trench Run scene with LEGO

Arduino TeamJanuary 9th, 2019

South Korean LEGO Certified Professional Wani Kim, with the help of Olive Seon, has created an incredible replica of the Death Star Trench Run scene from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

The LEGO diorama—which measures 2,680mm (8.79 feet) long, 1,370 mm (4.49 feet) deep, and stands 1,100 mm (3.60 feet) tall— features defensive turrets, along with Luke’s X-Wing, the wreckage of another Rebel ship, and Vader and two TIE Fighters in pursuit.

The build consists of 80,000 LEGO bricks and 100 minifigures, and even includes a cutaway of the back to reveal the insides of this astronomical object. If that wasn’t enough, an Arduino was used to coordinate flashing effects to further enhance this iconic recreation. 

Additional images of Kim’s impressive project, plus some of his other work, can be found on Instagram.


2 Responses to “Recreating the Death Star Trench Run scene with LEGO”

  1. Cori12000 Says:


  2. ardukid Says:

    Amazing! I think this is a awesome star wars diorama.

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