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Blocks magazine builds Star Wars history

This article was contributed by the editor of Blocks magazine:

In 1977, a little film called Star Wars took America by storm, breaking records and inspiring a new generation of filmgoers. Now, 42 years later, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is concluding the story that began all of those years ago.

Blocks magazine spoke to Anthony Daniels, the only person who has been on the set of every Star Wars movie, about what is was like playing C-3PO for all those years and his experience with the world of LEGO Star Wars. Talented builders depict the story of C-3PO in a series of vignettes spanning every episodic film in Issue 63.

But as always in a monthly magazine, space is at a premium – and one vignette didn’t squeeze into the magazine. One of the most famous Star Wars occasions in 1977 occurred when Darth Vader, C-3PO and R2-D2 visited the Mann’s Chinese Theatre to have their footprints immortalised in the cement outside. Given that Anthony Daniels himself appeared in the costume on that day, it seemed a perfect moment to recreate.

Blocks magazine’s Daniel Konstanski, who has also built the three sequel trilogy vignettes for the new issue, talks about building this model.

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