16 hours to make, mere seconds to destroy this huge LEGO model of Darth Vader’s Super Star Destroyer from Return of the Jedi.
If there’s anything more symptomatic of our consumer culture — aside from the iPhone and Apple Watch destruction videos out there — it’s this.
On the bright side, these folks over at Wired filmed their wanton destruction at a whopping 1,000 frames per second so you could see every little smashed brick as this plastic masterpiece hits the ground. All to celebrate Star Wars day.
Admiral Piett and a LEGO bounty hunter are part of the carnage about 36 seconds in. And? About 47 seconds into this incredibly short film, you can see LEGO Darth Vader come bouncing out of the Super Star Destroyer as well, in defiance of the original Jedi film.
If I had spent 16 hours making this incredibly detailed LEGO model of a massive Empire star ship, I might display it somewhere for a while before I trashed it like this. Thankfully, we all get to see the destruction here in super slo-mo, rather than having to drop it on our own kitchen floor.
May the Fourth be with you, obviously. Here’s the original footage from the film: