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Jabba the Hutt LEGO Cube Dude by Joel Baker

November 19, 2010

I linked to this great Jabba’s palace scene by Joel Baker a few months ago. It’s made up of LEGO Cube Dudes, which are abstract LEGO figures pioneered by Angus MacLane. Joel was kind enough to sell me his Jabba, and even made a bigger throne than the one he originally had in the display.

The genius of these guys is that they’re all made using standard LEGO parts (more or less), but put together in a way in a way that is quite different than traditional LEGO design. To make one of these you need an intimate understanding of what pieces exist and how to best fit them together to represent a particular shape.

Jabba is bigger than I had imagined from the photos — about 4.5″ wide by 3.5″ tall. The best parts in my opinion are the chest/belly area, which suggests his corpulent figure, and the face, which is spot-on Jabba. I’m definitely tempted to get a few more, although it would be difficult to narrow down my choices to just a few.

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