Hyper-detailed Star Wars Model Accelerated by Miniature Rockets Destroyed on Impact

Swedish YouTuber David Windestal celebrates the release of the latest StarWars film by building a rocket powered Super Star Destroyer.
Jessica Miley

As the latest film in the Star Wars franchise inspires fans to get serious about cosplay, two Swedish guys pay homage to the latest movie in an entirely different way. They have built a stunning lego model of the Super Star Destroyer that they then...destroy. With a rocket. The highly detailed model was created from 3152 pieces and weighed 3.5kg. It was placed on to a slide made from skateboard wheels and then onto a rail. At one end of the rail was a sheet of wood, which would become the point of impact for the spacecraft. The guys added a rocket and, well the rest is history. There is some impressive slow motion of lego pieces scattering in every direction and the sounds of joy and despair from the hosts is a great soundtrack.

The latest Star Wars film, The Last Jedi has already racked up an estimated $45 million USD at the box office on its opening night. The film is predicted to, of course, keep the money coming in, and good reviews could propel it into a record-breaking film. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the films release and many early screenings sold out weeks in advance. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station won’t miss out on all the fun. NASA confirmed this week that there will be a screening of The Last Jedi on board sometime in the near future. NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot explained saying: "[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit. Don't have a definitive timeline yet. They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is currently aboard."