LEGO Pays Homage to "Star Wars" Movie Posters Using Minifigs and Bricks

Like many Star Wars fans, LEGO is eagerly anticipating the upcoming film, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. It's scheduled to release in theaters on December 18, 2015, and the toy company is celebrating with a delightful homage. They recreated the first six Star Wars movie posters using their iconic minifigures and LEGO bricks.

Characters like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Obi Wan Kenobi are reimagined as blocky figures with rounded faces and dotted eyes. Even though there aren't a ton of facial details, LEGO masterfully imitates expressions of their real-life counterparts. Han Solo's charming smirk doesn't go missing on the updated Episode IV movie poster. Look closely, and you'll also see that TIE Fighters, the Millennium Falcon, and other vehicles are built with the snap-together blocks. It's a clever way to combine two beloved parts of pop culture.

LEGO created these designs for the 2015 Star Wars Celebration event that is taking place in Anaheim, California through Sunday, April 19.

LEGO Star Wars Movie Posters on Facebook
via [Laughing Squid]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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