The LEGO Emperor's Arrival
When Jay Hoff decided to create a LEGO diorama of the Emperor’s arrival (from the beginning of Return of the Jedi), he wasn’t messing around.
Hand-built to Minifigure scale, this mind-boggling MOC is comprised of 30,000 LEGO pieces, and utilizes almost 400 Minifigures. Perhaps most impressively, it’s built to Minifigure scale. The brilliance is in the details: the Imperial Shuttle, the gleaming black floor with red carpet path (comprised entirely of bricks turned sideways), the intricate hangar bay walls, the perfectly-placed Stormtroopers, the open bay doors with star field beyond…
It makes me want to donate all of my LEGO bricks to a local daycare or something. Because I know I could never, ever, ever build something this amazing.
Even though it’s all made to resemble the film as closely as possible, you can see that Hoff added some personal touches to the build if you look close enough. For example, walking behind Vader and the Emperor is none other than Darth Maul! And many of the Stormtroopers are actually Clone Troopers, because Hoff found clones to be less expensive.
Check out some additional views below, or visit his build page to find out more.