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Star Wars is a beloved property that has been passed down across the generations. In addition to playing the franchise hero Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill is also one of Star Wars’ biggest cheerleaders. And lately he can’t stop, won’t stop reposting hilarious fan merch featuring Luke’s dismembered hand from Empire Strikes Back.
During Empire Strikes Back’s iconic “I am your father” scene, Darth Vader chops off Luke’s hand. It’s a major moment from the property’s lore, and one that fans have made into delightfully twisted merch. Mark Hamill has once again posted some of these, including a wild fan-made LEGO set design commemorating Luke’s hand. Check it out below.
I mean, how funny is that? Despite Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back hitting theaters back in 1980, it seems that it’s still too soon for Mark Hamill to joke about losing his hand. Hey, I’ve got to hand it to him for the commitment.
The above post was shared on Mark Hamill’s personal Instagram account. It comes shortly after he shared a number of other fan pieces of merchandise which highlight Luke losing his hand in Empire Strikes Back. Through it all Hamill has joked that the subject is close to his heart. Or in this case, close to his wrist.
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While there have been countless Star Wars LEGO sets over the years, seeing the beloved building toys twisted to commemorate a lost limb is hilarious. The set itself looks similar to a recent release featuring Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet. This is a darker take on it, complete with a dismembered hand. The name of the fake set is also A+ reading “Luke’s hand after it was cut off by Darth Vader who is also Luke’s Dad.” It just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?
While a joke, this fake LEGO set captures an iconic moment in Star Wars history. There are still some questions about the scene itself, including exactly what happened to his lightsaber, and how it eventually was procured by Maz Kanata prior to The Force Awakens. Give us the Maz spinoff we all deserve!
Star Wars continues to expand through shows on Disney+, as well as Patty Jenkins’ developing Rogue Squadron movie. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
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