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NBA player recreated as a life-size LEGO Dark Myles statue

NBA player Myles Turner has received a life-size LEGO statue of himself as Darth Vader, courtesy of artist Ekow Nimako.

Self-proclaimed LEGO fan, NBA star Myles Turner has a growing collection of massive models, which he regularly posts on social media. More recently, the player showed off his completed 10294 Titanic, though the internet was quick to point out that one of the famous ship’s funnels was actually pointing the wrong way.

Now Turner has revealed his latest LEGO Star Wars acquisition, a bespoke life-size model of himself as Darth Vader, created by artist Ekow Nimako. The basketball player took to Instagram and Twitter to debut in pictures and video of the epic 100,000 piece build, a build that took over 1,000 hours.

Ekow Nimako has created a number of unique LEGO models over the years and recently partnered with LEGO Ideas for an Afrofuturism competition which included a bespoke model as a prize.

While the Darth Myles life-size statue is unique, LEGO Star Wars fans can pre-order the latest brick-built version of the Sith Lord now, with 40547 Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader slated for release August 1.

The featured image: Myles Turner

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