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  1. Thanks! Keeping Anakin's looking round was indeed a challenge. And no, that's the trans-pink bar that was also used in the latest mini podracers. Thank you JB, I appreciate your criticism. I did take the chibi style of the microfighters into account when I built Sebulba's engine's, but the way chibi designs usually work is that the body is big and round while any appendages such as wings are usually small. Take a look at the TIE Striker or the bumblebee below for example. However that rule might not apply in this case and I may have exaggerated the wrong feature. I like it the way it is, though, and it's too late to change it for the contest anyway.
  2. Hi Everyone! This is my entry for the Micro/Midis Contest on FBTB. I chose to make Anakin and Sebulba's podracers because, well, I just love podracers. Actually, I'm only entering Sebulba's Podracer since you can only enter one Microfighter and it's the more detailed one of the two. It is made out of 109 parts (not counting the stand) which is the same amount of parts as the Microfighters U-Wing has. The side pods of the cockpit double as flick-fire missiles and can be aimed up and down. And because you can't have Sebulba without Anakin, I built a microfighter of Anakin's Podracer to go along with it. Which one do you think turned out better? Cast your vote in the poll above. Let the race begin!
  3. Die Spaceship Spaceship SPACESHIP by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr StupidName by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Mary Poppins Y'all by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr
  4. Who's your friend who likes to play?! With the release of the Abilisk, I was able to recreate my Bing Bong design with real parts! Still missing the 1x1 brick with studs on the sides in pink though. My Lego Ideas Inside Out project just needs about 3000 more supporters, but there's only 70 days left, so please go support and share it if you haven't already: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/109759" Bing Bong by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Also, with a new King Arthur movie out in theaters this weekend, I felt inspired to make some figs based on the Disney classic The Sword in the Stone. From left to right: Arthur, Merlin with Archimedes, and Madam Mim. The Sword in the Stone figs by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr That's not purist and therefore doesn't belong in this thread, but it sure looks good. And as LuxorV said, please resize your pics before you deeplink them so that we can all see them here.
  5. Thanks! Yours is good too, although a bit corny. BB-8 by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Death Star Plans by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Cassian Endor by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr
  6. Cruella: Aldrich Killian with red hands, Bellatrix Lestrange head, TwoFace hair, and one of these for her purse. Roger: The Computer Programmer with Peter Parker head and hands and dark tan hair. Anita: Mary Jane with Pretzel Girl skirt and Tennis Player hair. It's actually kinda ironic how I used the heads from a Marvel couple for Roger and Anita and the body of a Marvel villain for Cruella! @LegoAndDisney Nice figs! I especially like the Queen of Hearts, although I would try Harley Quinn's torso for her and try to use a hairpiece with a tiara.
  7. Thanks guys! Hm, I suppose that would be possible, especially since we already got all the prequel characters in a cartoony style in the Clone Wars sets, although I don't think it would be very popular.
  8. With Star Wars Celebration going on right now, I thought it would be a good time to make a fun little Star Wars MOC, so I imagined what Star Wars themed mighty micros would look like. Star Wars Mighty Micros by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr The most fun part about this project was making the minifigs. I used some of the older, simpler torsos as they are a great fit for the cartoony style of the Mighty Micros. Superman's and Wonder Woman's heads were perfect for Han and Leia, and Aang's head fit surprisingly well for Luke. There wasn't much I could do for Boba and Vader, but I was able to use Hobgoblin's over-exaggerated face for the Emperor. Unfortunately the only white short legs come in the Gremlins set which I don't have, so I had to use gray for Leia, but I think it kind of works. SWMM Minifigs by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Let's take a closer look at the sets! First up we have the showdown between the Skywalkers: Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader. Vader's car resembles his TIE Advanced while Luke is driving a wheeled version of his Landspeeder. SWMM: Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr SWMM: Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Next we have Han Solo in his tiny Millennium Falcon being chased by Boba Fett in his Slave I car. SWMM: Han Solo vs. Boba Fett by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr SWMM: Han Solo vs. Boba Fett by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Lastly, we have a recreation of the opening scene of A New Hope with Princess Leia being chased by a Star Destroyer which in this case is piloted by the Emperor. SWMM: Princess Leia vs. Emperor Palpatine by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr SWMM: Princess Leia vs. Emperor Palpatine by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Let me know what you think and what other themes you'd like to see in the Mighty Micros style. And may the force be with you.
  9. The complete first two series of Mighty Micros: Mighty Micros Collection by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr The full Series 1 of BrickHeadz plus one of the SDCC exclusives: BrickHeadz Collection by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr
  10. Mine are exactly the same, so yes, I do believe it's just the different lighting in those pics and HP120 just represents the hooded version. Sorry for the bad quality pic:
  11. How exciting! Not sure how good it will actually be though, considering most shows on CN are garbage now and that flash animation is not very encouraging, but hopefully it will be entertaining.
  12. @Hulk_Smash Your pics are incredibly blurry, and the text is so tiny and the background is so busy that I can't read it. Here are some more funnies from the Wizarding World! Harry Potter and the Forbidden Substance by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Hermione and the Beast by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Supreme by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr
  13. Yeah, I actually don't mind them remaking some of their older movies as they do feel a bit outdated and the animation is only as good as the budget at the time allowed it, especially movies like Dumbo that also had some offensive racial stereotypes, but anything from the Disney Renaissance does not need an update. The only remake of Mulan I'd be interested to see would be an R-rated martial arts movie version, but that's obviously not going to happen. And yeah, with the amount of CGI in these movies, it's hard to even call them live action. I can't imagine a "live action" Lion King to be anything more than just another animated Lion King, but with more realistic rendering, in which case what's the point? Who cares if the lions look a bit more realistic? It just takes away all the charm and expressiveness of the characters. Oh well, as long as they keep producing great animated films along with these remakes, I'll be alright. Speaking of which, we got our first trailer for Coco in front of this movie and it looks very good! It still feels thematically similar to The Book of Life, but seems to have a lot more of a Ratatouille vibe. That bridge looks friggin gorgeous!
  14. I saw the film too and my feelings towards it have not changed from before either as I still have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, it is a fairly well made film with a good cast, good effects, and great production design, but the fact that it is a remake of a virtually flawless film still makes it seem pointless and makes it hard not to compare the two, especially when most of the movie is remade shot-for-shot. I did like most of the changes they made as they do help fill in a few gaps in the story, but they don't really justify this remake. LeFou being gay actually made him a more complex and endearing character. In fact, him and Gaston might be my favorite part of the film. I actually disagree with you about Belle and Maurice. I really like Emma Watson and thought she did a fine job, while Maurice was pretty bland aside from one or two scenes compared to his quirky cartoon counterpart. Making him an artist/toy maker and having Belle be the inventor added nothing to her character and just made Maurice more boring. But yeah, the new songs were pretty forgettable and the dissonance between the CGI and live action was distracting at times, especially the digital effects on Beast's face and voice, which obviously affects the acting of anyone interacting with the CGI and breaks the immersion, just like in most movies that involve extensive CGI. In fact, the visuals were the worst part for me due to the Hollywood trend of sucking every ounce of color out of movies in an attempt to make them "more realistic and edgy", which is a big problem when the visuals are the biggest difference from the original. When compared to the cartoon, the movie looks very lifeless and and not enchanting at all. Some of the characters even looked kinda creepy. The fact that the projector in the theater that I saw it in seemed to be darker than it was supposed to be didn't help. Obviously a cartoon is going to have more color than a live action film, but seriously, just look at how drab some of these scenes look! So yeah, when I want to watch Beauty and the Beast again, I will stick with the original. I only went to see this remake with my parents because the original is my mother's favorite Disney movie, and while I did enjoy it, I think it was mostly because of nostalgia for the superior original. I hate how Disney is treating their classic hand-drawn animation as an obsolete art form and is remaking everything in live action as if there was something wrong with the originals being hand-drawn. In my opinion, the hand-crafted animation only made them better. But despite all the boycotts and all our whining, the movie killed it at the box office, so there is no foreseeable end to these remakes.
  15. Agreed. While Prize D has the most figs so far, I think this raffle in general has gotten better and better every year. It's incredibly generous and I look forward to entering again this year if CopMike decides to keep the tradition going!