This Guy Took My Favorite Two Things As A Child… And Made Them Even More Epic.

If there were two things I absolutely loved when I was a kid, it was Lego and Star Wars. So when I saw these incredible miniature photographs by Avanaut of the snow battle on the planet Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back using only Lego men, memories of my childhood come rushing back in a storm of fanboy nostalgia. The creator of these photographs is Finnish illustrator and designer Vesa Lehtimäki or “Avanaut”. He started making his first Lego pictures set on the snowy planet of Hoth back in 2009 and has slowly been adding more and more over the years. These pictures are even more fitting right now, what with the freezing weather we’ve been having here in the United States and with the new Star Wars movies in the pipeline.

Bossk’s Cool Day Out

Breaking In the Tauntaun

The Derelict

The Joust

Nightwatch on Hoth


The Falcon and the Snowman

A Pilot’s Dream

Briefing on Hoth

Call of the Wild

High Speed Snowspeeder Flyby

Bossk Has To Go

To Catch a Tauntaun

The Arrival of a Star Destroyer

Living in the Dark Side – With Style

Stormtroopers’ Perpetual Winter

Briefing on Hoth #2

Chewie Misses His Mark

Bullet Time on Hoth

A Day Without War

For loads more Star Wars inspired Lego photographs check out Avanaut’s Flickr page. The Force is strong with him. Source: Avanaut on FlickrTwitter and Facebook

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Someone Turned Star Wars Into An 80’s High School Love Story. It’s Incredible.

Star Wars was possibly the greatest movie series in the history of cinema. However, with success comes parody and, thousands of parodies later, it’s getting harder and harder to find a new perspective on the movies. Enter Deviantart user DenisM79. He wanted to try his hand at flipping the classic story on its head and ummmmmm… MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Watch as he masterfully turns Star Wars into a thrilling High School story with his spectacular illustrations: 

Luke Skywalker and Leia

Hans Solo and Chewie

C3P0 and R2D2

Darth Vadar, Boba Fett, and the Trooper Twins

Jabba the Help, Grand “Math” Tarkin, and the evil Principalpitine

Professors Yoda and Kenobi

Lando Calrissian and Greedo

Professor Akbar, Nein Nunb, and Lobot

The story begins…

(via: Denis Madri)

I would pay way too much money to see this in theaters. It’s like Back To The Future meets Star Wars meets the Breakfast Club. May the share be with you.

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