I unveiled this new LEGO creation at Emerald City Comic Con earlier this year as a tribute to Carrie Fisher, who had originally been scheduled to appear there. After Fisher’s passing, there were many LEGO tributes, most of which depicted a demure Princess Leia shoving a floppy disk into some poor hapless droid. But I wanted to reimagine a moment from the original trilogy that really captured her feisty character!


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The project began with the construction of the Leia figure, which was relatively straightforward as most of my LEGO creations are human characters. I was particularly pleased with the use of two croissant bricks for the bra!

The Jabba model was much more complex and took about 4 days to put together, not including the 2 days I spent building a version that turned out to be not to scale with the Leia figure. The process involved finding and editing a 3D model of Jabba and then running it through an app that renders the surface as a lattice of floating 1×1 LEGO bricks pointed in all different directions. The “fun” part was then figuring out how to actually build this in a way that allowed all the pieces to connect together. This was made more complicated by the fact that my available supply of “sand green” LEGO consisted of only 1×2 not 1×1 pieces.

Leia The Huttslayer Reimagined In Lego

I unveiled this new LEGO creation at Emerald City Comic Con earlier this year as a tribute to Carrie Fisher, who had originally been scheduled to appear there. After Fisher’s passing, there were many LEGO tributes, most of which depicted a demure Princess Leia shoving a floppy disk into some poor hapless droid. But I wanted to reimagine a moment from the original trilogy that really captured her feisty character!


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The project began with the construction of the Leia figure, which was relatively straightforward as most of my LEGO creations are human characters. I was particularly pleased with the use of two croissant bricks for the bra!

The Jabba model was much more complex and took about 4 days to put together, not including the 2 days I spent building a version that turned out to be not to scale with the Leia figure. The process involved finding and editing a 3D model of Jabba and then running it through an app that renders the surface as a lattice of floating 1×1 LEGO bricks pointed in all different directions. The “fun” part was then figuring out how to actually build this in a way that allowed all the pieces to connect together. This was made more complicated by the fact that my available supply of “sand green” LEGO consisted of only 1×2 not 1×1 pieces.