Lego Star Wars Celebrates 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back at Star Wars Celebration V

Jay Cochran - August 10, 2010
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, LEGO Systems, Inc. and Lucasfilm Ltd. are summoning the force of LEGO and STAR WARS fans and families to participate in a three-day collaborative build of an eight-foot tall, 15-foot wide LEGO mystery mural to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mural will be constructed by attendees of Star Wars Celebration V and a LEGO Master Builder at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center from August 13-15.

Fans who help the LEGO Master Builder to construct the mural will receive one of 10,000 limited edition white Boba Fett LEGO minifigures. Additionally, for every LEGO plate a fan builds and adds to the mural, LEGO Systems and Lucasfilm’s “The Empire Gives Back” program will donate 330 LEGO System and LEGO DUPLO® bricks to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to encourage imagination and creative play and support the patients of St. Jude. In total, more than 1.5 million LEGO bricks will be donated..

“The STAR WARS franchise has creatively inspired so many people since its debut, and has motivated LEGO enthusiasts to build models, create their own stories and, in some cases, produce their own films,” said Michael McNally, brand relations director, LEGO Systems, Inc. “We’re particularly proud to partner with Lucasfilm’s ‘The Empire Gives Back’ charitable giving program to both commemorate an important milestone for The Empire Strikes Back, but also to help carry forward its creative spirit with yet another generation of children through St. Jude.”

STAR WARS enthusiasts will also be able to see new LEGO products on display, have their picture taken with life-sized LEGO STAR WARS models and check out fan created LEGO models. A second LEGO Master Builder will be doing a live build of a 6-foot tall Boba Fett model.

The LEGO Store will have products available for purchase and will feature an exclusive Celebration V STAR WARS CubeDude set, designed by fan and Pixar animator, Angus MacLane, who will be on-site to sign boxes. To purchase the set, a raffle ticket must be drawn. Tickets will be pulled at the LEGO booth each day at 11 a.m.
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MasterJailer - 2010-08-06 @ 12:12 am

I've never liked that particular look for Batman, but it looks like a nice and FUN figure!

 

Points for using a cloth cape! All figures should have cloth capes but especially if they're in the 3 3/4 scale! Nicely done.

JFAK075 - 2010-08-05 @ 11:38 pm

The head was enlarged from the Cartoon Batbot. The upper was that same bot. The lower is a Gundam.

Crimson Twins - 2010-08-04 @ 2:51 am

What about that Bat Bot dude? What did you use to make that? I could so see that thing going toe to toe with an Iron Monger.

JFAK075 - 2010-07-27 @ 7:15 pm

Holy old topic, Batman!

 

I used the Mattel Batman and a WWE Build-N-Brawl figure. Makes for a pretty cool bash.

batman35 - 2010-07-27 @ 5:51 pm

dude love that BAtman ...what figures did you used?

neto - 2010-04-04 @ 7:18 am

hello, what are the figures you used to make a batman?

charlieBROWN - 2008-08-07 @ 4:39 pm
Taking it to some Cobra troops . . .

@smilepunch@ @smilepunch@ @smilepunch@

JFAK075 - 2008-08-06 @ 11:36 pm

Here is the second one I made. This one features more armor bits. And the complete lower legs. I also redid the cape, so the shoulder pads are tucked inside.

 

 

JFAK075 - 2008-08-05 @ 11:44 pm

Here are a couple more pics of the Bat Bot . ..

 

JFAK075 - 2008-08-05 @ 12:36 am

 

 

 

With the Bat Bot . . .

 

Thanks for lookin'!

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