Giant LEGO Darth Vader

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Project by brianarice posted 03-29-2012 08:43 PM 8170 views 14 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just as the title describes, this is a giant LEGO Darth Vader and yes it is made out of wood. The guy is about 40 inches tall and made completely out of MDF (except for the head) and bolted together. The head is a store bought storage container that comes in the shape of a giant LEGO minifig head. The rest of the body was made to the same scale as the head. I even made a light saber to scale for him, but it is not shown in any of these pictures.

This was made for my son’s 5th birthday party which is going to be LEGO Star Wars themed. I thought that it would be a cool piece for photos and just to talk about it. It was also a lot of fun to make. Still to come is the helmet. It is so iconic I didn’t want to rush into making it.

As with a real LEGO minifig, this one is jointed in all of the same places, but as mentioned, he is bolted together so we won’t be taking him apart and putting him back together again too often.

For more photos of the construction process go to the link below. The pictures of the light saber are available there too. The light saber is made out of PVC pipes, a large fluorescent light bulb cover and a high powered LED flashlight to make it glow.

To answer a few questions, here are the final specs for LEGO Darth Vader…
Height: 38.5”
Weight: 33 lbs (without lightsaber)

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#1 posted 03-29-2012 08:49 PM

That’s so cool. I will have to avoid the projects page until this is off of it. If my kids see this I will be making them for months.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 03-29-2012 08:56 PM

That is one super cool looking Darth Vader!
Nice job !

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#3 posted 03-29-2012 09:26 PM

Best dad ever. Careful how high you set that bar, the rest of us parents may not be able to reach it!

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#4 posted 03-29-2012 11:06 PM

very nice, curious if your going to try and make the star ship to scale that goes with him??

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#5 posted 03-30-2012 12:30 AM

AWESOME! I expect you are not done making giant Lego characters.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 03-30-2012 12:30 AM

That’s solo coooool, you need to male one for my daughter. This get my vote for daily top 3.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 03-30-2012 01:20 AM


-- Ryan

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#8 posted 03-30-2012 02:31 AM

That is a great piece of work and I see a happy son.


-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 03-30-2012 01:00 PM

Looks great! I think I just found my next project :)

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#10 posted 03-30-2012 02:38 PM

Awesome…. hah really nice job

-- Timothy Ayers, New York

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#11 posted 03-30-2012 03:00 PM

Too Cool. How much does he weigh?

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#12 posted 03-30-2012 03:09 PM

This thing is awesome! Can’t wait to see it with the helmet.

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#13 posted 03-30-2012 03:27 PM

Awesome job!

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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#14 posted 03-30-2012 04:46 PM

That is awesome. I agree that this would be a fun project to attempt. Very well done and very cool.

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#15 posted 03-30-2012 04:46 PM

as a nearly neighbour … (sort of) to LEGOLAND
we say approoved by the experts … well done :-)
the only thing that cuold be better is if it was made of real Legobricks …. lol

take care

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