Huge Lego Death Star Trench Run Diorama has 80,000 Pieces
This massive brick build includes the exterior of the Lego Death Star as well as interior rooms with minifigs.
Wani Kim is a Lego Certified Professional that lives in South Korea. He augments his builds with lights and motion, and has built Marvel themed dioramas, animals, and more. Check out some of his work (including the Lego Death Star) in this interview – make sure you turn on the subtitles!
Lego Death Star Diorama
He built a massive diorama with the iconic ships involved in the chase. On the back side, it has detailed rooms of the moon-sized space station with characters and working lights. It’s a truly impressive build.
It took Kim and his team three months for the team to construct the trench run and it is by far the largest. It’s nearly 9 feet long, 4.5 feet deep, and over 3.5 feet tall. The brick build includes somewhere around 80,000 pieces and 100 minifigs. It uses a 220V power supply and an Arduino board to power and control all of the lights.
The front has the shows Luke’s famous trench run complete with a super detailed recreation of the outside of the Death Star and explosion effects from Darth Vader’s attempts to take him down. The layers of pieces required to create the exterior of the Death Star is bug-nuts.
The back side is even more detailed with multiple fully furnished rooms that feature working lights and minifigs. It has Vader’s personal chamber, jail cells, several cat walks, and tractor beam controls.