Star Wars Fan Used More Than 100,000 LEGO Bricks to Recreate The Last Jedi's Final Battle

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Lucasfilm, Disney

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.

[h/t Gizmodo]

Celebrate Season 2 of The Mandalorian With These 10 Products

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LEGO/Amazon

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The second season of The Mandalorian is here, and that means a tidal wave of new merchandise is already on store shelves for eager fans to devour. And, of course, when we're talking about Mandalorian merch, we're really talking about anything with Baby Yoda's face printed onto it. And there's plenty of that available for the series' sophomore season on Disney+, whether you want to invest hours in a new LEGO set or just want to kick back and have a drink out of a Baby Yoda-shaped tiki mug. Check out some of our favorite products below.

1. Star Wars: The Mandalorian Polaroid Camera; $140

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Polaroid cameras are as classic as Star Wars itself, so this collaboration feels natural. The instant camera has The Mandalorian logo etched onto it, and the unique i-Type film prints photos with little Baby Yoda illustrations decorating the borders.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Amazon 3rd Generation Echo Dot The Child Stand; $25

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Amazon Echo Dots have become so popular, it seems most homes have a couple lying around. With this Baby Yoda stand, you can make sure you'll always know which one is yours. The iconically elongated ears will brighten up any Star Wars fan’s room and get them ready for the new season of the show.

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3. Star Wars: The Mandalorian Marshmallow Cereal; $11

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It feels like cereal hasn’t changed too much over the past couple of years, which is why this Mandalorian cereal is a real treat. It's not just that Baby Yoda's grinning on the box; the cereal itself also has marshmallow pieces shaped like the character.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Baby Yoda Socks; $11

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Even your feet can join in on the Mandalorian hype with this set of Baby Yoda socks from Disney.

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5. Stanley Mandalorian Insulated Mugs; $30-$35

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The famous thermos mug brand, Stanley, has teamed up with Disney to create three exclusive bottles featuring imagery from The Mandalorian. The models include a vacuum bottle with The Mandalorian logo, a trigger-action mug showcasing The Child, and an insulated tumbler with Mando's helmet on it. And since these are from Stanley, you know your drinks will be kept at just the right temperature for up to 24 hours.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Mandalorian-Themed Monopoly; $30

Hasbro

The world of intergalactic bounty hunting makes a seamless transition into Hasbro’s classic game of property management and armchair capitalism in this special edition of Monopoly. Here, staples like Park Place and Baltic Avenue are replaced by the Armorer’s Workshop and a Jawa Camp, with boot and thimble tokens making way for Mando, Baby Yoda, and Moff Gideon pieces.

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7. LEGO Razor Crest Ship; $130

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Mando’s bulky star cruiser is one of the most memorable additions to the Star Wars ship library since the Disney acquisition. This 1023-piece LEGO set allows you to recreate the vessel brick by brick. The Razor Crest set even opens up to reveal a cargo hold, cockpit, and an escape pod—which are all the perfect size to fit the minifigures of Mando, Greef Karga, and Baby Yoda that come along with it.

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8. 10-Inch Chrome Mandalorian Funko Pop!; $40

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If any duo deserved an extra-large Funko Pop!, it’s this one. Here, the Mandalorian, real name Din Djarin, is decked out in a special chrome helmet variant meant to resemble his fancy beskar armor. In his clutches is Baby Yoda, and the pair strikes a pose that's perfect for displaying on a desk or bookshelf.

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9. Baby Yoda Tiki Mug; $27

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This tiki mug is firmly in the “at this point, why not?” category of Baby Yoda merchandise. At 16 ounces, it’s an adorable vessel for your favorite island drink, ensuring that even your beverages are on brand while you binge the latest season of The Mandalorian.

Buy it: Toynk

10. Baby Yoda 39-Inch Area Rug; $50

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For floors that have a distinct lack of Baby Yoda, this 39-inch area rug sports a vivid illustration of everyone’s favorite pint-sized Force wielder sitting in his adorable floating bassinet. Made of 100 percent polyester, this rug would be right at home in your bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom.

Buy it: Toynk

Related: 11 Great Gifts for Star Wars Fans

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Here’s Every Movie, TV Show, and Special Leaving Netflix in December 2020

Everybody—stay calm!
Everybody—stay calm!
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December may be a festive time of year, but if your idea of a good time is settling in with some of your favorite movies or TV shows, we've got some bad news: Some of Netflix's most popular titles will be signing out of the streaming giant's library until further notice.

Among the most noticeable disappearances? Beloved TV binge-watches like The West Wing, Dexter, and The Office, plus beloved '80s movies including Airplane!, Poltergeist, and all of the Back to the Future films. Lovers of period pieces (and Keira Knightley fans) will be pained to say goodbye to Pride and Prejudice and Anna Karenina. So stream them while you can! Here's everything that's leaving Netflix in December 2020.

December 1

Heartbreakers (2001)
The Lobster (2015)

December 4

Cabin Fever (2016)
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018)

December 5

The Rum Diary (2011)

December 6

The Secret (2006)

December 7

Berlin, I Love You (2019)
The Art of the Steal (2013)

December 8

Sin senos sí hay paraíso: Seasons 1-3

December 10

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018)

December 14

Hart of Dixie: Seasons 1-4

December 17

Ip Man 3 (2015)

December 22

The Little Hours (2017)

December 24

The West Wing: Seasons 1-7

December 25

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

December 27

Fifty (2015)

December 28

Lawless (2012)

December 29

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

December 30

Dexter: Seasons 1-8
Hell on Wheels: Seasons 1-5
Ip Man (2008)
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Nurse Jackie: Seasons 1-7

December 31

Airplane! (1980)
An Education (2009)
Anna Karenina (2012)
Baby Mama (2008)
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Bad Teacher (2011)
Barbershop (2002)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Cape Fear (1991)
Casper (1995)
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Coneheads (1993)
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Dennis the Menace (1993)
Drugs, Inc.: Season 6
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Fargo (1996)
For Love or Money (1993)
Frida (2002)
Gossip Girl: Seasons 1-6
Grand Hotel: Seasons 1-3
Her (2013)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
The Inbetweeners: Seasons 1-3
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
The Interview (2014)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Nacho Libre (2006)
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
The Notebook (2004)
Octonauts: Seasons 1-3
The Office: Seasons 1-9
Poltergeist (1982)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Session 9 (2001)
Splice (2009)
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Superman Returns (2006)
The Town (2010)
Troy (2004)
WarGames (1983)
The Witches (1990)