We’ve seen some amazing and amazingly large custom LEGO Star Wars builds in our day. Anyone remember that giant Jedi Temple? Well, now we’ve just seen perhaps the most impressive one of all. The YouTube channel Brickstory Builds, which has made impressive Star Wars-themed custom LEGO builds before, just delivered their pièce de résistance—the Galactic Senate Chamber. The seat of interstellar government, the Galactic Senate was a key location in the prequel trilogy, not to mention many episodes of The Clone Wars. Using over 500,000 pieces, this LEGO build is a whopping 13 feet wide, and over 6 feet tall. Watch a making of video below.
As you can see from the video, the creators of this custom build remembered to include every detail fans would want to see. In the rising podium in the center, we have the Supreme Chancellor’s senate pod. That’s where Palpatine announced his role as Emperor and the birth of the Galactic Empire. So of course, there’s a LEGO minifigure of Palpatine himself, along with his aides Mas Amedda and Sly Moore. Among the occupants of the various senate pods, we’ve also got Senators Padmé Amidala and Bail Organa. Of course, the set has Yoda and the Emperor engaging in their infamous Revenge of the Sith duel as well.
A fun Easter egg is among the senate pods, too, in the form of several little E.T. aliens. They are there, because in The Phantom Menace, George Lucas included a species that looked just like the one in his buddy Steven Spielberg’s classic film.
The most difficult part in making this according to the builders? It was getting the curved, circular structure from LEGO pieces. As collectors know well, LEGO does not tend to give itself to this kind of shape. But with a little know-how, the folks at Brickstorybuilds figured out how to get the LEGO pieces to bend in just the right way. They enlisted the help of several Star Wars LEGO fans in Germany to help them build identical individual senate pods, which probably helped them complete this much faster. Can someone ever top this LEGO Star Wars build? If anyone can do it, we bet Brickstory Builds can.