The words Darth Vader, flowers, and wedding don’t often come together, but in this instance they make perfect sense. :)
On the heels of my earlier Star Wars Wedding Cake Topper, or more accurately because of it, I was asked to create the iconic symbol of the Dark Side Darth Vader and his lovely bride Queen Amidala standing in a field of flowers.
Okay, so Anakin married Amidala before he became Lord Vader, but heck Vader’s cooler than Anakin any day. :D
I really wish the picture showed Vader better, but I still don’t know how to properly capture a black model. Even with extra lighting, it still mainly looks like a lot of black and you can’t see all the very cool details.
Even so, I can say that I’m much happier with my version versus the official on that is on display at LEGOLAND California
Although I have to admit I didn’t design the Vader helmet, that credit goes to my brother Mike Asanuma who also made the Stormtrooper helmet. He made both quite a while ago, and then challenged me to make the bodies. It just took me a while, and a request from clients, to get around to it. ;)
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