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Safety First is a 2007 Star Wars brickfilm by Peter Iwasiwka. It is about two scout troopers who question Darth Vader, following his erratic driving of an AT-ST. It was created in two days, with one for shooting and the other for voice-over and editing. It was an entry to the LEGO Star Wars Movie Making Contest, and was the winner of the 12 and under age category. In 2009, a sequel titled Safety Second was in production, but this appears to have never been completed.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The film opens with a shot of an AT-ST walking clumsily through a forest, which then falls and breaks after slipping on a log. A piece of debris from the crash lands in front of two Imperial Scouts who decide to investigate. After Darth Vader appears from the wreckage, the Scout questions him. Vader tells that he has just left the Sith graduation party and was trying to find his hotel. The Scout then asks for Vader to place his right finger on his nose, to which Vader exclaims, "How can I do that? I don't have fingers; I'm a LEGO!". The Scout then asks for Vader to demonstrate some "safe" use of the force on his partner. He uses force lightning on the second Scout who is whirled around and flung away. Vader is then arrested and taken downtown.
The Scout ends with the message that whether a Jedi Knight or a Sith Lord, to always use the force responsibly.
Festival information[edit | edit source]
In 2008, the film won second place in the student category of the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF).