When I first heard of Y-Wings being in the new The Clone Wars Tv-series I thought that was a great idea, giving that classic Star Wars ship a deeper history.
Then I got the visual dictionary to the series and saw pictures of the ship. That inspired me to build it in Lego, long before the preliminary pictures of the official set showed up. I sued fragments from my Rebel Y-wing (Notably engines and part of the cockpit) and built the rest from scratch.
So here it is now in all its bricky goodness
The empty spaces in the engines were "filled" with every round piece I could find.
I added these guns on the side for extra firepower and detailing, these are supposed to be Ion cannons.
How the laser turret was done: the guns are held by magnets.
Bit of extra detailing on the engines.
Underside: there is landing gear that folds out, torpedo launchers and floodlights.
Comparison with V-Wing to give a sense of scale.
Phase II pilots fly this fighter and operate the weapons with the assistance of an Astromech.
Brickshelf gallery when public.
Hope you like, please comment.
Edited by Commander_Rob, 27 November 2009 - 07:45 PM.