Guest Post: Building the Lego-verse

The following piece is a guest blog entry. The views expressed in it are not necessarily those of Runway Games and are entirely those of the author. For more posts like this by the author, check out this page.

Some previous work – images provided from his kickstarter page.

I grew up with Legos. They were my favorite toys growing up, and I still have a bucket of them even today. For some people, Legos are more than just something they have fun with. There are some who get to “play” with Legos for a living; they make models that then go on display.

One of the people who has built such models is Thomas Benedict, a gentleman of Canada. He’s previously made huge models, but the one he’s got now on Kickstarter is the most ambitious Lego project I have ever heard of.

Thomas is trying to raise $15,500 on Kickstarter to fund building the Executor, the super star destroy from Star Wars. His model will have over 90,000 pieces. According to the Kickstarter page it’s going to be 12’6” x 4’1” x 1’. That’s enormous. I wish him the best of luck.

Check out how large it is using this Stormtrooper as a scale – eghads!

Now, I love Kickstarter and I love Lego, but I do not think this is proper place for his project. It would be better on somewhere like Indiegogo or GoFundMe. Kickstarter is for something that has a tangible product at the end of it. Thomas is offering his backers pictures and prints of the project as his rewards for donations.

I hope that he is able to get this project built someday. I just think he’s going about it the wrong way.

You can check out the kickstarter page here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1471327222/executor-13-foot-90000-piece-super-star-destroyer

What do you think about this project?

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