Ever think some people have too much time on their hands? Well, some do, but at least they put them to geektastic ends like this, a LEGO version of the Emperor’s shuttle arrival from Return of the Jedi using over 30,000 pieces.

Check after the break for more information on this stunningly impressive undertaking.

Using over 388 LEGO figures and over 30,000 total pieces, designer Jay Hoff recreated the memorable arrival of the emperor scene from Star Wars for Science Discovery Day at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa. Everything picture above is made from LEGO, except for the starfield, which is hand-painted poster board. One may notice Hoff used some Clone Troopers instead of Storm Troopers, which he states was due to Storm Trooper Battle Pack kits being a bit too expensive.