|Jedi Chronicles: The First Duel|
|The first lightsaber duel begins|
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|Released||June 22, 2002|
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Jedi Chronicles: The First Duel is a 2002 sci-fi action brickfilm by Nick Maniatis. It is a faux-trailer for a fictional Star Wars film about the invention of the lightsaber, and the first ever lightsaber duel. It was created for the BrickFest 2002 Star Wars Movie Trailer Competition and won the Conference Organizer Award.
In a time before the lightsaber, Jedi practice duelling with swords and staffs. A brilliant engineer works on a new weapon, and when it is ready, presents the lightsaber to an old Jedi. The Jedi tests it out and realises its power, accidentally managing to cut a piece of equipment in half.
A man working for a Sith lord manages to deliver a lightsaber to the Sith, but the Sith uses it to kill the man. When the Jedi takes a landspeeder across a desert on a mission, the Sith lies in wait behind a rock before following on a speeder when the Jedi passes. The Sith jumps aboard the landspeeder and the two engage in the first lightsaber duel atop the still-moving vehicle. They battle until the landspeeder crashes into a rock and they are thrown off, at which point they continue the duel on the ground until the trailer ends.
- Nick Maniatis - Writer, Director, Animator, Voices
- Chris Kellahan - Additional dialogue, Voices