Put LEGO Leia, Han, Luke, and Chewie to the test

A few small changes to LEGO Star Wars 75339 Death Star Trash Compactor Diorama can put Leia, Han, Luke, and Chewie through the ringer.

The set is already a pretty neat display of the memorable scene from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, when the group is trapped inside a trash compactor on the Death Star and nearly crushed to death. The moving walls allow you to pose the four minifigures at any point in the near-death experience, before they get rescued by R2-D2 and C-3PO.

One LEGO builder has taken 75339 one step further, however, by motorising the entire set so that it will animate the scene without any input from you. JK Brickworks walked their audience through every step of the build in a video, shared to TikTok.

At the end, you can see how the motorised build sends Han, Leia, Luke, and Chewie through an endless cycle of almost being crushed, including Luke repeatedly toppling back into the murky water. As an extra genius touch, JK Brickworks even put the minifigures of R2-D2 and C-3PO by the motor hidden at the back of the set, to replicate them being at the controls in the original film.

Many viewers were keen to recreate the build for themselves, with one commenting: ‘Why is the set not sold like this?’ Another agreed, writing ‘They should start selling expansions like this.’

For the time being though, you’ll have to recreate yourself by buying the extra parts individually.

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Rachael Davies
Rachael Davies
I write about all the very best fandoms – and that means LEGO, of course. Spending so much time looking at and talking about LEGO sets is dangerous for my bank balance, but the LEGO shelves are thriving. You win some, you lose some.

Rachael Davies

I write about all the very best fandoms – and that means LEGO, of course. Spending so much time looking at and talking about LEGO sets is dangerous for my bank balance, but the LEGO shelves are thriving. You win some, you lose some.

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