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  1. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-why-han-solo-movie-directors-were-fired-1015474 Yeah, supposedly they were fired for making Han Solo too funny. What were they expecting when they hired two of the biggest comedy writers out there right now? I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand it was almost guaranteed that with Lord & Miller directing the movie was at least going to be entertaining and changing directors halfway through tends to not work out very well, but I can see how they might have gotten the character wrong and getting somebody who understands the character better is probably a good idea. It seems like they are currently considering Ron Howard and Joe Johnston. Not sure if either of them would be a good choice or not. Either way, I have very little interest in this movie and now that it doesn't even have the Lego Movie connection anymore I have even less interest.
  2. Imperial Art Museum by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Welcome to the Imperial Art Museum! Located at the heard of Coruscant, this large building houses art pieces from artists from all over the galaxy for the citizens of the Galactic Empire to enjoy (at the cost of a hefty entrance price). Some of them were submitted willingly, while others were taken by force or confiscated from the rebels. At the entrance, visitors are greeted by an imposing statue of Emperor Palpatine as well as some stormtroopers who are standing guard. Imperial Art Museum interior by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr This is usually not a meeting place for the military, so when Lieutenant Garr received a note from Grand Admiral Thrawn to meet him here, he was very surprised. Nevertheless, he did as the admiral requested and went to the museum at the time that Thrawn told him to be there. As he walked through the large entrance and past the information desk, he could see the blue skinned admiral standing in front of a large abstract sculpture in the center of the room. It was a gaudy structure comprised of several suspended colorful orbs and tubes. Garr approached the admiral and saluted him: "Grand Admiral, sir! You wanted to see me?" Thrawn responded without taking his red eyes off of the sculpture: "Ah, Leutenant Garr. Thank you for joining me. It was brought to my attention by Imperial High Command that you have been having trouble with the insurgents in the K'hali System." "Y-yes," said Garr nervously, looking down like a scolded child, "we have been trying to catch the rebels in that sector for weeks now, but they somehow always manage to get away." The K'hali sculpture by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Thrawn paused for a moment, then he said: "I have called you here because I would like you to take a look at this sculpture. It was confiscated from a rebel transport leaving the K'hali system. Tell me, lieutenant, what do you make of this sculpture?" Garr was confused at the sudden change of topic, but then he replied: "Well, it just looks like a bunch of random orbs and tubes to me, sir. To be honest, it looks quite ugly." "It may seem that way at first glance, lieutenant," said Thrawn calmly, trying not to loose his temper at Garr's insolent remark about this piece of art, "but there is always more to art than meets the eye. Does the constellation of these orbs look familiar to you?" Garr shook his head: "No sir." "Well, it should, given that you have spent the past few weeks chasing around in it." "Uh... pardon, sir?" Garr asked confused. "The K'halii people are known for being explorers and expert cartographers," explained Thrawn. "When compared to Imperial star maps, the orbs in this sculpture match up perfectly with the planets in that in that system. This sculpture is an abstract representation of the K'hali system." "Wow, you're right," said Garr enlightened, "but what are the tubes all about?" "Excellent question," said Thrawn. "The tubes match all of the known Hyperspace routes in that sector. That is, all except this red one." Thrawn pointed at the red tube. Garr said: "Interesting! What does it mean?" "Is it not obvious?" Thrawn replied. "The K'hali rebels must have found a so far undiscovered Hyperspace route which they are using as a secret escape route. It is my theory that they intended to deliver this sculpture as a secret message to other rebel cells to inform them of this route." "Ingenious!" said Garr amazed. Thrawn finally turned to him and said: "Lieutenant, I want you to take an Interdictor cruiser and set a trap for these rebels along this route." "Yes, sir. Thank you," responded Garr and saluted the Grand Admiral. Then he left the museum as quickly as he could to carry out his orders. Thrawn by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr A few hours later, the trap was set. Thrawn had returned to his office on the star destroyer Chimaera, and watched from his holo-table as the rebel cruiser was pulled out of hyperspace in the middle of the K'hali system, unable to escape. The trap was sprung, and once again Thrawn's great skills of deduction and knowledge of art have lead the Empire to another win. The rebels' secret hyperspace route ultimately became the Empire's route to victory. Thrawn back by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Behind the Scenes Here is a view of the second build without the photo-edit treatment. You can download the LDD file here. Thrawn 2 by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr A close up of the Interdictor hologram. Interdictor hologram by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr A few more views of the Imperial Art Museum: Imperial Art Museum exterior by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Imperial Art Museum interior 2 by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr One side of the museum features sculptures of various war heroes from the Clone Wars including a statue of General Grievous which was taken from his lair after his death, one of a Mandalorian warrior, one of a Jedi knight, and one of the great Gungan General Binks who single-handedly defeated the Trade Federation on Naboo before he became a senator and helped Emperor Palpatine rise to power. There is also a statue of the popular podracer Sebulba on the other side. Statues by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr
  3. Excellent! I've been working hard on my entry, but I could use some more time, so I appreciate the extension as well. One month to complete two large MOCs is simply not enough, at least for me. Looking forward to see what everyone comes up with. By the way, I didn't see anything about scale in the rules, so I assume any scale is allowed?
  4. I don't normally like to complain, but can I just rant for a sec? I could be wrong and I probably shouldn't judge the movie before I see it, but so far everything points to this trilogy turning out to be an uninspired copy of the OT. Again, I don't like being so pessimistic and I want it to be good, but I just don't have much confidence that Disney (who are currently making a business recycling their own movies) will get more creative with these movies. It's yet another sign of Hollywood being unwilling to innovate these days and preying on people's nostalgia instead which I'm getting increasingly frustrated with. Say what you will about the prequels, but at least they tried to do something different and featured some original designs.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. Die Spaceship Spaceship SPACESHIP by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr StupidName by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr Mary Poppins Y'all by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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:
  15. 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.