Cloud City Carbonite Freezing Scene: Star Wars

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This diorama was inspired by the Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, scene where Han Solo is betrayed by an old friend, Lando who strikes a deal with Vader.

You can see Luke Skywalker in the duel from that scene, as well as Boba Fett guarding the carbonite-frozen Han Solo, as well as a few Stormtroopers in this work of art.  It is representational and I was going for the feel of the movie, rather than perfect accuracy.  It is my interpretation of this iconic scene.

Materials Used: Wire spool, gap filer, epoxies, led lights, tape, paints (acrylics, spray paint), wire, metal brackets, lights, glue, first generation Micro Machine Star Wars figurines, screws, canvas, Lego parts, hobby model parts, faucet and other random parts bought at Home Depot.


Story behind this scene: The Duel on Cloud City was a lightsaber duel that took place between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, during the Galactic Civil War. The inexperienced Skywalker was ultimately outmatched against Vader and was defeated, losing his hand in the process. At the end of the battle, Vader revealed to Skywalker that he was, in fact, Luke’s own father—Anakin Skywalker.


Making his way through the catwalks and elevators of the Cloud City Core, he eventually reached the darkened Carbon-Freezing Chamber. Suddenly, the chamber became illuminated, revealing Darth Vader, standing atop a flight of steps to the walkway above. Vader taunted Skywalker, claiming that, while the Force was with him, the boy was no Jedi. Striding up to the Sith Lord, Skywalker ignited his lightsaber. Vader responded by calmly activating his own weapon, and the battle began.

Below are more pics and some of the creation in the process.  Enjoy.

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Star Wars Art – Movie Scene Dioramas – by A. Amor Art

Star Wars Diorama

by AMor 2015

CREDITS: Empire Strikes Back (Dagoba – Yoda Habitat), Return of the Jedi (Ewoks Forrest & Fortress), and Star Wars: A New Hope (Garbage Compactor on Death Star) scenes.

All of the dioramas shown above were made by hand using a plethora of media and hobby shop materials such as moss, plaster, epoxies, etc.

Star Wars – Empire Strikes Back – Dagoba Miniature Diorama

Star Wars Empire Strikes Back


by AMORart

Amor Art

Scene: When Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing fighter jet crashes into the swamps of Dagoba.

Characters: Obi Wan Kenobi, R2D2, Luke Skywalker, and Yoda.

AMorArt Star Wars Dagoba Diorama

Materials Used:

Caulking, Canvas, Wood, moss, glues, paints, acrylics, epoxy, wires, light hub, LED lights, led, hose, putty, newspaper, paper mache clumps, enamel, clear acrylic sealer, waterproof sealer, dry ice, CPU fan, casting cloth, water, food coloring, spray paint, branches, and of course authentic Star Wars miniature figurines.

From start to finish took 4 weeks, with minimal work done during the week to allow drying of paints, glues, and materials, and the bulk on weekends.  These are miniature figurines from the 80’s that I had and as an adult no longer play with them, so I thought it would be great to give them a permanent home on display.

Total Cost in Materials: $281.00 between Hobby Shops and Michael’s, even some restocking of common materials at Target.

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For information on customized dioramas like this one, contact me via this blog and let me know what you are looking to achieve and I can either build it for you or teach you how.  Fees apply.

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