The 6-foot-tall statue is coming for San Diego

By Nick Romano
July 19, 2017 at 02:13 PM EDT
Credit: LEGO; LucasFilm

Mark Hamill may not be attending Comic-Con International this year, but his LEGO counterpart is.

A 6-foot-tall model of Luke Skywalker from Star Wars made out of 36,743 LEGO bricks was unveiled Wednesday, ahead of Comic-Con’s kickoff. The statue, which took LEGO “Master Builders” 277 hours to design and build, will be erected on the convention space in San Diego this weekend.

The Luke we’re seeing in the images (above and below) is technically based on his appearance at the tail end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, since Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi picks up directly after that moment when Rey goes to hand him his lightsaber, it might as well be pegged to Episode VIII, too.

Hamill spotted images of the statue online and called it “quite the paradox.” The actor tweeted, “Both ‘life-size’ AND ‘taller than @HamillHimself’?! Sorry I can’t make it to @Comic_Con this year to measure myself.”

Hamill is 5 feet, 9 inches.

Also coming for the Con are LEGO statues of Thor from Thor: Ragnarok and The Flash from Justice League.

Johnson and members of his cast, including Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, shared new footage from The Last Jedi at last weekend’s D23 Expo in California. Before that, the first trailer debuted at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Florida. However, no Last Jedi panel is planned for Comic-Con.

See more images of the LEGO Skywalker model below.

Credit: LEGO
Credit: LEGO

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit theaters on Dec. 15.