The Star Wars fandom is a weird and wonderful place full of weird and wonderful people. Many express their passion for the franchise through cosplay, short movies and sometimes even smutty fanfiction (you know who you are), but it seems this guy has taken the cake when it comes to dedication.
Long time Star Wars fan and Lego connoisseur, raskolnikov-, has spent the best part of a year building this gargantuan piece of art. The Star Destroyer weighs in at around 70lbs (32kg) and is over 56 inches (1.4m) long. It's got a fully decorated interior, complete with conference rooms and accommodation for all 64 minifigures on board. Frankly, it's terrifying.
Raskolnikov- posted an album of their masterpiece on the Star Wars and Lego subreddits earlier this week and, as the title suggests, it has to be seen to be believed. Below is a shot of their model next to the officially licensed Star Destroyer set released by Lego in 2014. It was already one of the largest models for sale, but this fan's efforts blow it out of the water entirely.
The exterior of the ship is fantastically detailed, right down to the garbage disposal hatch at the rear.
With the exception of a few LED lights, the model is comprised entirely of pre-existing Lego pieces. The creator estimated that it probably set them back by at least $2000.
And if that wasn't impressive enough, the interior is chock full of awesome features, including but not limited to:
A conference room:
A Sith meditation chamber:
A ship control room:
A medical bay:
Jeff Vader and the canteen:
A fleet of TIE Interceptors:
And a hangar, just the right size for a stolen Rebel A-Wing:
The whole model itself is truly a marvel. The creator claims there are over 20,000 pieces in the set and that it was built entirely from scratch. So, if anyone from Lego is looking for a new builder, you may want to hit this guy up sometime.
The full album can be seen here along with the creator's descriptions of each feature. I've only just scratched the surface here and I highly recommend you go and give it a look.
The amount of time and dedication that's been put into this project is truly staggering. Fans of Star Wars have always been some of the most creative people in the galaxy, but there's no denying that this guy stands alone as one of the best.
What's your favorite feature of this model? Let me know in the comments below!