The true twist in Star Wars: The Last Jedi wasn’t the truth behind Rey’s parents, nor what happened to Supreme Leader Snoke. It was that the adorable porgs, which are actually puffins disguised by CGI, weren’t as annoying as Ewoks or Jar-Jar. Which is great for Londoners, since their city has been overrun by a murder of LEGO porgs.
As part of a promotion for The Last Jedi, LEGO, Bright Bricks, and Lucasfilm unleashed ten giant LEGO porgs in some of London’s biggest tourist destinations including South Bank, Millennium Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, and of course, the LEGO store in Leicester Square. There’s also a sweepstakes for the general public to win one of these LEGO porgs to keep forever, or at least until there are no more Star Wars movies. Which is forever.
Standing 60 centimeters tall and weighing 16.5 kilograms each, these LEGO porgs took a collective 200 hours to build with over eight thousand individual bricks. Which basically means your Star Destroyer set ain’t nothing compared to these porgs. Sqwaa!
See some photos of porgs invading London below.
If you want a chance to win one of these things for galactic bragging rights, you have from now until January 15. LEGO VIP members who buy a LEGO Star Wars set are automatically entered in a ballot to win one of these porgs. Heads up: Only residents in the United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Austria are allowed to enter. Sorry, Americans, Canadians, and the rest of the world. You’ll have to build your own porgs.
Love them or hate them, no one can deny the levity porgs brought to the darkness felt in The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters now.