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
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.