Watching an $800 Lego Star Destroyer be Annihilated in Slo-Mo is Devastating [HD VIDEO]

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The folks at Gizmodo take Star Wars seriously. How seriously? How about a 16 hour build of a Lego Super Star Destroyer kit for a roughly one minute video?

The video starts with the traditional Star Wars scroll declaring it:

Episode XV

In celebration of May the 4th, we spent 16 hours building an $800 Lego Super Star Destroyer set…

so we could do this to it.

The “this” they are talking about is destroying the model by dropping it nose first into the ground.

If there’s an upside, it’s that they took the time to film it at 1,000 frames per second (fps) and share the video.

I have to applaud their commitment to the destruction – I would have backed out after building it – and that the crash is very reminiscent of the Super Star Destroyer crashing into the second Death Star.