C-3PO and R2-D2 flee
Directed by
Myles Abbott and Kevin Burfitt
  • Science fiction
  • Parody
Running time
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StarLego is a 1990 brickfilm by Myles Abbott and Kevin Burfitt. It is a remake of a portion of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, from before there was any official Star Wars LEGO. The creators were influenced by the 1989 brickfilm The Magic Portal by Lindsay Fleay, as they too are Australian and had managed to see it long before it was widely known of.[1]

A remastered version was created in 1998 to replace the original mono audio with the audio from the 1997 remastered edition of A New Hope. StarLego was made available on the internet in 1999, placing it among the earliest brickfilms shared online.[2]

Plot Edit

StarLego is a loose recreation of the opening scene of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in which the Imperial forces led by Darth Vader storm Princess Leia's ship, and she gives the stolen Death Star plans to R2-D2 before he escapes the ship with C-3PO. Comedic visual elements and bloody violence are added, and the ending is changed so that when C-3PO and R2-D2 depart the ship, their escape pod explodes.

Crew Edit

  • Myles Abbott - Animator, Editor, Special effects, Epilogue credits
  • Kevin Burfitt - Animator, Editor
  • Robert Bagnall - Photographer
  • David Lawrence - Additional LEGO

References Edit

  1. StarLego website
  2. StarLego website 1999 archive

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