Jump to content


Twi'lek encounter.


25 replies to this topic

Poll: Rate Arealight's work (32 member(s) have cast votes)

Vote your opinion

  1. Poor (1 votes [3.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.12%

  2. Below Average (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Average (4 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  4. Above Average (6 votes [18.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

  5. Outstanding (21 votes [65.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 65.62%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 KimT

KimT

  • Retired Backdoor Sneaky Sith


    Posts: 14078
    Joined: 11-November 04
    Member: 101
    Country: Denmark

Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:57 PM

As I've stumbled upon the great Twi'leks made by Arealight more than once over the past months, I decided to shop some for myself and why not share some pics and a little review now that I've spend all that money :laugh:

First I tried to identify the 9+ different ones I bought, but I quickly dropped the idea and instead I'll provide a link to wookieepedia.com where you can read up on these magnificent humanoids yourself.

Posted Image
(click me)


So let's get down to business and have a look at these friendly females and hopefully we wont be interrupted by Bib Fortuna, who isn't a nice looking Twi'lek at all :laugh:
Posted Image


So let's get down to having a look at the nice females :wub:
First of all let me say that only torsos, heads and head-gears are made by Arealight.
Arms, hands and legs are original LEGO parts and it's damn hard to spot the difference, unless you're up close and a little too personal :wink:


#1 The Yellow Twi'lek
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image



#2 The Blue Twi'lek
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image



#3 The Red Twi'lek
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image



#4 The Green Twi'lek
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image



#5 The Dark Red Twi'lek
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image



#6 The White Twi'lek
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image



#7 The Sand Green Twi'lek
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image



#8 The Orange Twi'lek
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image



#9 The Sand Blue Twi'lek
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image

All of them together:
Posted Image


#Bonus The Brownish Twi'lek
Posted Image
Now this is a great little addition to the Twi'lek family. A brown one, I was really thrilled when I opened the bag.
Sadly the brown isn't really the same brown as brown/reddish brown/dark brown and so on.
In the pics I've tried to use a variety of existing LEGO colours to see if any could match the Arealight brown, but alas no.
I'm confident that it'll be fixed though, especially since all the other colours were spot on.

#Extras that I bought:
Posted Image
Posted Image

I got so thrilled when I shopped at Arealight, that I ordered a bunch of extras of the headgears in different colours and variations. It even got so out-of-hand that I forgot to buy heads for two of the torsos :thumbdown:
But at least that gives me a reason to come back and shop more :grin:

#Extras that I got:
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image

Posted Image

Clone trooper visors and sleek hair can make my day anytime :wub:

So what's not to like about Arealight's customs?
Nothing really.
It's fair prices in my opinion, great quality and superfast shipping and communication.
I'll highly recommend them to anyone who wants a Twi'lek or whatever they have in stock.

Posted Image
When in doubt on how to do things - Check the Tutorial Index
Star Wars Forum Pool on flickr

"Onwards Men! Victory IS at hand" - Famous last words
"How can this possibly go wrong?" -Also Famous last words


Posted Image


#2 Danthebrick

Danthebrick

    Posts: 150
    Joined: 03-December 08
    Member: 4584

Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:36 PM

Nice review Kim. I got 2 of them recently - the only down side for me is finding the arms and legs to match the torsos - particularily difficult with sand green/blue without ripping up other star wars figures  :angry: Still totally agree they are amazing and pretty good value to. Thinking bout a purchase of a few more soon - the female clone trooper torso is really neat.

#3 Big Cam

Big Cam

  • A good mood, too.


    Posts: 13999
    Joined: 02-April 09
    Member: 5701
    Country: USA

Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:47 PM

Wow, your pictures really show the high quality that goes into these.

I've seen one here or there on the forum, but not that many.  I want some.

#4 lightningtiger

lightningtiger

  • Doing the Chicken Dance


    Posts: 19562
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:25 PM

OMG ! 'KimT' Just smegging AWESOME ! :grin:
I really like ther YELLOW, BLUE, SAND GREEN and SAND BLUE !
Dam I would like a few of those figures in my SW collection !
Keep on bricking ! :sweet:

#5 KimT

KimT

  • Retired Backdoor Sneaky Sith


    Posts: 14078
    Joined: 11-November 04
    Member: 101
    Country: Denmark

Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:34 PM

View Postlightningtiger, on Jun 7 2010, 10:25 PM, said:

OMG ! 'KimT' Just smegging AWESOME ! :grin:
I really like ther YELLOW, BLUE, SAND GREEN and SAND BLUE !
Dam I would like a few of those figures in my SW collection !
Keep on bricking ! :sweet:
Then just click the link to the Arealight store. :grin:

View PostDanthebrick, on Jun 7 2010, 09:36 PM, said:

Nice review Kim. I got 2 of them recently - the only down side for me is finding the arms and legs to match the torsos - particularily difficult with sand green/blue without ripping up other star wars figures  :angry: Still totally agree they are amazing and pretty good value to. Thinking bout a purchase of a few more soon - the female clone trooper torso is really neat.
Yeah I'm having issues with finding the right hands as well.
Nothing Bricklink can't fix though.

View PostBig Cam, on Jun 7 2010, 09:47 PM, said:

Wow, your pictures really show the high quality that goes into these.

I've seen one here or there on the forum, but not that many.  I want some.
I thought you would :laugh:
When in doubt on how to do things - Check the Tutorial Index
Star Wars Forum Pool on flickr

"Onwards Men! Victory IS at hand" - Famous last words
"How can this possibly go wrong?" -Also Famous last words


Posted Image


#6 The Legonater

The Legonater

  • Can NOT Ctrl + Alt + Delete the Past


    Posts: 4530
    Joined: 09-December 09
    Member: 8515
    Country: Canada.

Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:38 PM

Huh. I've seen these before, but not in such detail. I'm not a big fan or the torsos. I mean, the decals are great, but the cut outs bug me.

Memory is the Key

A Christian and not ashamed.

Posted Image
Dyric Rone, Assassin of the Light

Level 28 1/3 Assassin

Theodor Legion, 73 year old ex-Bonaparte in Cruel Angel's Thesis


#7 awesomebrick

awesomebrick

    Posts: 201
    Joined: 13-March 10
    Member: 9908
    Country: Ireland!

Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:49 PM

View PostKimT, on Jun 7 2010, 09:57 PM, said:

#1 The Yellow Twi'lek
Posted Image

I can think of alot of very wrong MOC's that could be built with that fig... shudder

awesomebrick
Posted Image
Thank's joey! Posted Image Posted Image

#8 NarakuAulonocara

NarakuAulonocara

    Posts: 44
    Joined: 15-February 10
    Member: 9573

Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:13 AM

Hi

Thanks for sharing the twe'leks KimT !

P.S. how sturdy are the decals? Just wondering

Thanks

#9 Destroydacre

Destroydacre

    Posts: 380
    Joined: 10-July 09
    Member: 6646
    Country: USA

Posted 08 June 2010 - 04:27 AM

View PostThe Legonater, on Jun 7 2010, 03:38 PM, said:

Huh. I've seen these before, but not in such detail. I'm not a big fan or the torsos. I mean, the decals are great, but the cut outs bug me.

I agree. I know they are trying to capture the look of the female figure more accurately, but still it just looks a little off. That aside the figures are very nicely done. Thanks for the review.

#10 KimT

KimT

  • Retired Backdoor Sneaky Sith


    Posts: 14078
    Joined: 11-November 04
    Member: 101
    Country: Denmark

Posted 08 June 2010 - 07:14 AM

View PostNarakuAulonocara, on Jun 8 2010, 01:13 AM, said:

Hi

Thanks for sharing the twe'leks KimT !

P.S. how sturdy are the decals? Just wondering

Thanks
They look like they are very well printed.
I'd say as sturdy as any official printed part.
When in doubt on how to do things - Check the Tutorial Index
Star Wars Forum Pool on flickr

"Onwards Men! Victory IS at hand" - Famous last words
"How can this possibly go wrong?" -Also Famous last words


Posted Image


#11 Sinner

Sinner

  • Mike's Magical Elf


    Posts: 19344
    Joined: 29-April 07
    Member: 1554
    Country: Australia

Posted 08 June 2010 - 07:26 AM

View PostKimT, on Jun 8 2010, 05:57 AM, said:

First I tried to identify the 9+ different ones I bought, but I quickly dropped the idea and instead I'll provide a link to wookieepedia.com where you can read up on these magnificent humanoids yourself.
I'm not sure if you recall but I did a quick review of these in Feb, and I answered that question for 5 of them;

White: Lyn Me, Max Rebo Band dancer in Return of the Jedi Special Edition
Blue: Aayla Secura, Jedi Master
Red: Darth Talon, Sith Apprentice in Star Wars: Legacy comics. (Never read so I don't know any more.)
Orange (supposed to be yellow and red): Ayy Vida, General background nobody in Attack of the Clones that someone seems to like a lot.
Green: Oola, The rancors lunch

The others I don't know!  :tongue:

I'm still very happy with mine, and I've been eying of the female-Storm-Trooper top.  :wub:  As for their brown I think that's an experiment; I had some free parts given as a bonus.

Since you bought so many do you have any plans for these?





Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Full details on the Siegfried About Me page!


#12 smokebelch

smokebelch

  • Photographic Master of Glue


    Posts: 446
    Joined: 06-April 09
    Member: 5733
    Country: UK

Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:28 AM

Nice review Kim, Arealights custom work is so great. I couldn't be happier with my Oola minifig-
Posted Image
The quality really is top notch, id previously bought some of his unpainted resin custom heads and they were good, but the new painted ABS ones really are darn close to official Lego parts.

Now i just wish he'd make some new printed ABS versions of his Ithorian (Hammerhead) head...
Posted Image

Edited by smokebelch, 08 June 2010 - 09:31 AM.


#13 Ras 74

Ras 74

  • Prince of PM´s


    Posts: 3683
    Joined: 27-November 04
    Member: 114
    Country: Sweden

Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:14 AM

It sure is a great set of figs you got yourself Kim.
I have been looking at those for some time as well now, but didn´t get around to buy any yet.
But I will... eventually. Especially Oola. Nice to have some Rancor food, or eyecandy to the other
badguys hanging around in Jabbas palace.

@ smokebelch: I love that pic of Jabba and Oola.
Thanks for showing it again!
Got Questions? Need help? New member?
Please read the
Members Guidelines and check the Tutorials Index

Brickshelf Gallery

#14 KimT

KimT

  • Retired Backdoor Sneaky Sith


    Posts: 14078
    Joined: 11-November 04
    Member: 101
    Country: Denmark

Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:40 AM

View PostSiegfried, on Jun 8 2010, 08:26 AM, said:

Since you bought so many do you have any plans for these?
I have a few ideas.
But they're always good a generic aliens in a diorama, aren't they? :wub:
When in doubt on how to do things - Check the Tutorial Index
Star Wars Forum Pool on flickr

"Onwards Men! Victory IS at hand" - Famous last words
"How can this possibly go wrong?" -Also Famous last words


Posted Image


#15 Darth Lion

Darth Lion

    Posts: 207
    Joined: 08-July 07
    Member: 1754

Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:04 PM

:wub: Woah, what a fantastic review. Those are just perfect.^^
I neither knew that arealight ships to Europe nor that they have such a cool color chart.  :sweet:

Eh, those figs are printed right?  :oh:

#16 KimT

KimT

  • Retired Backdoor Sneaky Sith


    Posts: 14078
    Joined: 11-November 04
    Member: 101
    Country: Denmark

Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:08 PM

View PostDarth Lion, on Jun 8 2010, 01:04 PM, said:

:wub: Woah, what a fantastic review. Those are just perfect.^^
I neither knew that arealight ships to Europe nor that they have such a cool color chart.  :sweet:

Eh, those figs are printed right?  :oh:
They do ship to Europe - and fast at it :thumbup:

The figs are printed, yes.
When in doubt on how to do things - Check the Tutorial Index
Star Wars Forum Pool on flickr

"Onwards Men! Victory IS at hand" - Famous last words
"How can this possibly go wrong?" -Also Famous last words


Posted Image


#17 Sinner

Sinner

  • Mike's Magical Elf


    Posts: 19344
    Joined: 29-April 07
    Member: 1554
    Country: Australia

Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:37 PM

View PostKimT, on Jun 8 2010, 08:40 PM, said:

But they're always good a generic aliens in a diorama, aren't they? :wub:
Yes! That's why I wanted them. Also, Darth Talon look demonic!  :wub:

View PostDarth Lion, on Jun 8 2010, 09:04 PM, said:

I neither knew that arealight ships to Europe nor that they have such a cool color chart.  :sweet:
Some of the colours are new, and I think they ship everywhere; even Australia!  :laugh:





Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Full details on the Siegfried About Me page!


#18 BrickClick

BrickClick

    Posts: 407
    Joined: 08-June 10
    Member: 11315
    Country: A place.

Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:22 PM

These look awesome!
I just ordered some AreaLight stuff today!
And I must say it's because I saw this reveiw!
But I didn't buy any Twe'leks only some of the mullet hairpeices  :classic:
I may have to go back and get me some twe'leks soon though, I like their modified torsos  :thumbup:
Thanks to Jebediahs for the great avatar!

#19 prateek

prateek

  • Study hard!


    Posts: 10406
    Joined: 09-July 05
    Member: 426
    Country: Canada

Posted 08 June 2010 - 10:30 PM

Cool. These are great but there is 0 chance I'm getting any.

#20 KielDaMan

KielDaMan

    Posts: 9541
    Joined: 04-February 09
    Member: 5203
    Country: PILIPINAS

Posted 09 June 2010 - 01:45 AM

Thanks for the review KimT! It's interesting to see this review as I just received my Aayla Secura parts (Twi'lek head, headgear, and torso) yesterday, and I simply love it! The quality is really good (LEGO-quality) from the ABS plastic, decals, and design. Plus the prices are relatively affordable for custom parts plus, I even got a bonus mullet! Only downside is I had to decapitate the sand blue right arm from my ARC-170 pilot and the brown left arm and legs of Chewbacca (poor Chewie) to complete my Aaayla Secura fig. I was thinking of doing a comparative review of Arealight's Aaayla vs. TLG's Aayla, I'm just about to purchase TLG's Aayla Secura (MFing expensive!).

NEW! Legends of Chima Review: 70008 - Gorzan's Gorilla Striker

Posted Image

Currently playing as the Sheriff Kenneth Emanuel in Tamamono's Silver City Mafia

My Eurobricks Page / My flickr / My MOCpages


#21 awesomebeans

awesomebeans

    Posts: 2
    Joined: 09-June 10
    Member: 11342

Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:26 AM

very cool minifigs! I love it!

#22 Lord_Bloodwort

Lord_Bloodwort

    Posts: 60
    Joined: 11-September 09
    Member: 7391

Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:14 AM

If you have a spare rebel trooper from the rebel battlepack from 2008 i believe, (the Tantive IV crew ones) The arms match up perfectly for the Aayla/Sand Blue Torso. Also Lego Castle Trolls or Indiana Jones Russian Troopers arms and legs match up for the Oola/Sand Green torso.

The prices are ok, but 15 bucks for just a head, headdress and torso is a bit pricey, IMO. Especially if you don't have spare parts laying around. Yes they're very nicely printed and molded custom pieces, but still.

Can't wait to see how the AL Aayla stacks up to the "Official" TLG Aayla. :)
I find your lack of pants disturbing...

#23 Brickdoctor

Brickdoctor

  • Look at my Post Count!


    Posts: 21427
    Joined: 06-June 10
    Member: 11254
    Country: California, USA

Posted 09 June 2010 - 07:25 PM

I really do have to get me an Arealight Aayla Secura, seeing as the official TLG one is a Clone Wars piece o' junk. :sick:

#24 blksuperman2

blksuperman2

    Posts: 77
    Joined: 01-October 09
    Member: 7639

Posted 11 June 2010 - 04:06 AM

Cool review.  I picked up the first 5 when they first launched and love them.  I'd have to disagree about the pricing being good though.  They're pretty expensive, especially considering you have to find and color match the legs, arms and hands yourself.

I will be picking up the brand new Twi'leks soon though, cause they are indeed awesome.

#25 KimT

KimT

  • Retired Backdoor Sneaky Sith


    Posts: 14078
    Joined: 11-November 04
    Member: 101
    Country: Denmark

Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:04 PM

And since this has been out-paged, it's moving on to the MCW where customs belong.
When in doubt on how to do things - Check the Tutorial Index
Star Wars Forum Pool on flickr

"Onwards Men! Victory IS at hand" - Famous last words
"How can this possibly go wrong?" -Also Famous last words


Posted Image




Reply to this topic



  


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users