If you’re a LEGO or Star Wars fan, then you’ve probably seen the picture that was posted this morning and has gone viral. On LEGO’s Facebook Page, they have posted a spot on interpretation of the Star Wars: Episode VII cast picture that was first released a few months ago with the caption:
You’ve met the actors, now meet the Minifigure cast of Star Wars Episode VII!
It is both thrilling and surreal to start building in a couple of weeks, and we look forward to bringing this new world to life, once again (in 1/48 scale)! #LEGOStarWars #StarWarsVII
As we all know by now, a number of the original Star Wars cast will be returning along with some newer faces to the historic franchise. In the LEGO picture, we see, going clockwise, JJ Abrams (Director), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Bryan Burk (producer), Kathleen Kennedy (President of Lucasfilm/Producer), Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Lawrence Kasdan (Writer).
You’ll also notice some Easter eggs in the picture including Andy Serkis holding the One Ring which is a funny reference to Smeagol/Gollum from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Another interesting Easter egg is the computer on the middle of the table with the dates 4-29-2014 and 12-18-2015. Hardcore fans would know that the first date is the day the Episode VII cast was announced to the public and the second date is the day that the film is supposed to hit theaters. That release date may change since Harrison Ford broke his ankle during filming but that’s beside the point.
It’s pretty cool that LEGO has decided to treat fans with an image like this and it was pretty much won the internet for LEGO and Star Wars fans. We’re still a year away from the movie but I’m excited to see what LEGO sets will be made for the movie.