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LEGO Star Wars Death Star Landing Bay Diorama Made from Over 30,000 Bricks


Jay Hoff is a teacher from Florida, and he recently combined his love of LEGOs and Star Wars in a monstrous 30,000-brick wonder. He chose to recreate the Death Star’s landing bay, which is impossible to forget because that’s where the Emperor landed and was met with his honor guard.

jay hoff lego star wars death star landing bay

It was part of his school’s Science Discovery Day a few months back, and while the students were busy creating their little dioramas, Jay spent $2,300 and six months to create this landing bay, prominently featured in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. That’s when Palpatine popped in to see Darth Vader’s progress on the second Death Star.

jay hoff lego star wars death star landing bay


The build measured 6 by 6 feet and he only got to display it once. Jay has been a LEGO fanatic since 1973, and hasn’t had the heart to take it apart yet.

jay hoff lego star wars death star landing bay

[via Ubergizmo]

Comments (8):

  1. Andrew says:

    Holy CRAP!! That’s Awesome. Guess what’s NOT AWESOME though….. Your mistake in this article where you state the movie where this scene takes place.

    Totally Not “Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back” This scene is from Star Wars VI: The Return of the Jedi

    • Technabob says:

      You are totally correct. I’ll fix the post.

    • jakjak13 says:

      What’s even MORE AWESOME is your mistake in pointing out a mistake for Technobob mistaking the scene when this scene is not seen in any of the films, as Darth Maul and Clone Troopers are seen in this scene so your mistake can be seen as a scene of mistaken identity. Noob. Know your Star Wars before you start preachin’.

  2. Jason says:

    Agree with Andrew’s mistake and caught one more in the Lego build itself…. what is Darth Maul doing trailing behind the Emperor and Darth Vader? Also, are those Jedi I see taking up the rear (closest to the Imperial Shuttle)???

  3. Scott says:

    I wish there was a “like” button to add to Andrews comment.

  4. Ben says:

    This scene has Vader, The Emperor, Darth Maul, Clones AND Stormtroopers…. I don’t think it’s from any movie…. But it IS a pretty awesome diorama..

  5. Edward Thomas White-Campbell says:

    Thumbs up! I’m nearly eight and I think your Diorama is WICKED COOL!!! Absolutely fantastic is this, just wonderful (The Mummy)!

  6. Badvock says:

    wow, seriously a guy makes something this awesome and all you can do is nit pick?? seriously how about you go make a scene for scene correct one before picking useless holes in his creation.
    As it is any of you wonder how difficult it might be to get your hands on that many original stormtroopers in Lego since the release of the new(ish) films? try about $8-10 each!

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