Darth Vader's Rogue One battle scene inspires recreations in 16 bit and Lego

Ben Bussey
UK Movies Writer
Darth Vader's Rogue One battle scene inspires recreations in 16 bit and Lego
Darth Vader in 16 bit form (credit: John Stratman)

It’s fair to say Darth Vader’s cameo in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ has proved to be something of a fan favourite.

Without giving too much away, the dreaded Sith lord makes a brief appearance in director Gareth Edwards’ prequel to the original 1977 ‘Star Wars’ (AKA ‘Episode IV: A New Hope’), and more than a few Rebel Alliance soldiers wind up worse for wear because of it.

Not counting the brief appearance of his battered helmet in ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,’ Vader was last seen on film in 2005’s ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’ – a moment most fans agree was not the most illustrious send-off for one of the most  iconic movie villains of all time (altogether now: “NOOOOO!”)

It’s hardly surprising, then, that ‘Star Wars’ fans have been going a bit crazy for Vader’s considerably more bad-ass big screen return – and as such, it has inspired some eye-catching fan-made animations.

First off, Youtube user Lego Man went about recreating the scene using – just in case you couldn’t guess – Lego:

This is the latest in a series of ‘Star Wars’ scenes recreated by Lego Man, who has also used the much-loved interlocking brick system to pay homage to, amongst others, the ‘Rogue One’ trailer and the Battle on Scarif.

But as if that wasn’t enough, animator John Stratman went about recreating the sequence in old-school 16 bit graphics, which wouldn’t look out of place in a ‘Rogue One’ Sega Megadrive game.

Retro delights aplenty.

On the off chance you didn’t know, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is still in cinemas everywhere.

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