Rian Johnson's Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi premiered more than 13 months ago—which was just enough time for Richmond, Virginia college student David Hall to build an epic tribute to one of the film's most memorable scenes. According to Gizmodo, Hall's LEGO recreation of the Battle of Crait, which he began in late 2017 and completed earlier this year, took more than 100,000 LEGO bricks to build.
The LEGO master showed off his final product in a tweet that's been liked more than 14,500 times. His model includes all the important components from the movie's climax, from the towering First Order Heavy Assault Walkers to the cracked salt layer covering the planet's red soil. There's even a spacecraft suspended by transparent blocks to give it the appearance of flying through the air.
Over the year-plus it took Hall to build the battle scene, he documented the whole process on YouTube. You can see the big reveal in his finale video below, and then check out his channel Solid Brix Studios for more videos that focus on individual elements like the trenches and the mountains.
Hall isn't the first builder to use LEGO to express his love of Star Wars. In 2007, LEGO's 5197-piece Millennium Falcon become one of their most complex sets ever (it costs $800), and at the 2016 Toy Fair, the LEGO Group revealed life-sized LEGO statues of Captain Phasma, Finn, and Poe Dameron.
Since 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of LEGO's first Star Wars sets, on April 1, 2019, the company is also releasing redesigned versions of several of the most popular Star Wars sets in LEGO history, along with retro minifigures from the year each set was first released.