The Arrival of a Star Destroyer

During the night before the assault on Hoth the Imperial troops had to land a Star Destroyer to speed up the process of placing AT-AT's and massive amount of other gear on the planet surface. The icy moonlit landing site had to be inspected by foot to make sure it can take the immense weight of a Star Destroyer without cracking.


These four guys were in charge of that task. Can you imagine the pressure? No wonder they don't talk much...


I was going to upload this shot on May 21, the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back's official premiere. Couldn't wait, because I wanted to upload something on may the fourth, too. More fun this way. :D


Looks good on black.


UPDATE: There's an Avanaut Facebook page for social media cross platformers.

  • gunnez 5y

    singing the imperial march 'TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN.... TEN TEN TEN TEN..........'
  • Fried Toast 5y

    Great setup. Great shot!
  • boettcherART 5y

    excellent composition and palette!!
  • ralphyf1 5y

    Amazing, brilliant, creative work. Congratulations on the outstanding series of shots!

    Never cease to amaze me!
  • Dude of Lego 5y

    That is an awesome piece of photographic excellence! Congratulations!

    Which lense did you use?

    Dude of Lego
  • Vesa Lehtimäki 5y

    Thank you for your kind comments!

    At the moment I'm reading the "Making of the Empire Strikes Back" by J. W. Rinzler, got it last thursday, fascinating stuff! A good way to spend the weekend watching the first snow falling outside. Although, having read about 100 pages by now, I think that the earlier "Making of Star Wars" still stands alone as the best making of book ever.

    Dude of Lego: I use the Canon EF-S 60 mm 1:2.8 macro lens. I have no experience on other macros since I haven't felt the need to try anything else. This lense is fantastic!
  • pongky © 5y

    tremendous depth!
  • Shobrick 5y

    I'm speechless !
  • Ken J. 5y

    Great work... I just stumbled upon your work through the star wars group.. keep it up! I'll have to stick around and see more of this great work!
  • Alexander Ipfelkofer 5y

    very cool! great job, very elaborate work. hats off.
  • Shauna Kosoris 5y

    love it!
  • Johnson Cameraface 5y

    Thanks for showing the making of shot. I had always wondered about your set ups for these snow scenes. The result is beyond awesome too.
  • Jacky So 5y

    This is just EPIC Avanaut.
    You should consider writing a book for "Lego Photography Guide".
  • Josh 4y

    Amazing work, and thanks for the behind the scenes shot!
  • JamesAlexR 4y

    fan-tastic, you're a legend!
  • riffsyphon1024 3y

    How did I miss this? Now I know what went into this, I have much newfound appreciation for your work.
  • Laz 3y

    Very impressive! How did you make the mountain/hill behind the figures?
  • Nicolás Frutos 2y

    Awesome, I love your gallery!
  • Zangl Harald 1y

    Thank you for this great photos.
    From Lego and Star Wars fan.
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