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3,000-piece Star Wars Lego Star Destroyer shatters in slow motion

The 3,152-piece Lego Super Star Destroyer kit met with an untimely end at the hands of the Wired Battle Damage crew.

By
Ben Hooper

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- A team of Lego builders spent 16 hours constructing a Lego Super Star Destroyer kit and mere seconds smashing it to bits for a slow-motion video.

The apparent rebel sympathizers with Wired's Battle Damage crew assembled the $800 Star Wars kit from 3,152 pieces and used a slow-motion camera to record the nearly 8-pound Star Destroyer falling to the ground and shattering.

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The same kit was the subject of an "explosion" video in March, but the CODi8 team behind that video used CGI rather than actually detonating the 4-foot-long model. The video shows off the intricacy of the model by having the individual pieces scatter in the "explosion" and reform from the pile of CGI pieces.

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