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#1 Matteo Kenobi

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:47 AM

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Did the big gaping hole in the back of the Solar Sailer bother anyone else?  Where the speeder goes in and comes out I mean.  There was about a 1x2 wide hole that really just broke the bugged me.  So I made a quick little MOD that I thought I would share, as it might help some other people, as it is quite simple.  As I saw the hole as a design flaw even though I can see why it was there as it is much easier for younger kids.  Anyway with the use of just a rotator and 2 1x2x2 transparent piece.  

It's not to apparent and allows full access with the speeder and Dooku

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:15 AM

That's a nice simple mod for $70ish Canadian you think Lego would have included the whole extra four pieces to do this mod :sceptic: . Although it would be better if you replaced the dark transparent panels with regular light grey 1 by 2 bricks. At least IMO because there still are gaps in the model.

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#3 Matteo Kenobi

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:28 AM

I know for the incredibly high price to part ratio you would think TLC would be able to be a little bit more thorough.

Well I was working with the window idea, I seemed to recall always seeing Dooku's face through the ship.  However your right the Light Grey would probably look a bit more whole, and also double as a boarding ramp.  I think I will try that, thanks for the idea!

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:15 AM

Wouldn't grey parts have been better? But anyway great helpful mod :thumbup: .
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:19 AM

View PostSkipper 24, on Jan 25 2009, 12:15 PM, said:

Wouldn't grey parts have been better? But anyway great helpful mod :thumbup: .
Didn't the previous 2 posts discuss that?
I mean the sole 2 posts after the initial one.
As in everything in here, but the first post?
See what I am hinting at?

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:23 PM

Thats a nice MOD, I wonder though, if it was that simple why wasn't it in the set in the first place. It certainly wouldn't have been too hard for TLC to do the same thing as you. :wacko:

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:35 PM

Very nice mod. I will have to try it some time.
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:44 PM

Good idea, though I think when my Solar Sailer arrives, I'll just take two 4x2 and two 2x2 light bley tiles and cover it up, and possibly figure out some way to make the little boardwalk come out for the speeder to be released on.

Good idea though!  :thumbup:
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:55 PM

Good work!

I love your Mod idea. This is very usefull to have an robuster Solar Sailor.
If mine arrive, I possible add this mod, too. But just with an self-made sail :tongue:
So again, thanks for pointing that out.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:24 PM

millacol88 said:

Thats a nice MOD, I wonder though, if it was that simple why wasn't it in the set in the first place. It certainly wouldn't have been too hard for TLC to do the same thing as you


Thank you, and I wondered the same thing, it was almost as the set appeared un-finished and really disappointed me, I mean the set was great I just mean this particular section.  So this is quite a bit better.  

Legoking said:

Very nice mod. I will have to try it some time.


Thank you!

Darth Legolas said:

Good idea, though I think when my Solar Sailer arrives, I'll just take two 4x2 and two 2x2 light bley tiles and cover it up, and possibly figure out some way to make the little boardwalk come out for the speeder to be released on.

Good idea though!


Thank you, and I agree I think I will try that same thing, this could I guess be considered a first draft, I'll try and fix it today.  I'll post pictures and I encourage anyone who does something like this to post pictures as well.  

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Good work!

I love your Mod idea. This is very usefull to have an robuster Solar Sailor.
If mine arrive, I possible add this mod, too. But just with an self-made sail default_tong.gif
So again, thanks for pointing that out.

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Well thank you, wow that sounds like a great idea.  I can imagine how great that would turn out, please show us pictures when your done  :classic:

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:41 PM

Thanks for the help with a simple, few piece Mod that almost everyone can apply to their Solar Sailer however they want. It makes me look forward to my B'day and the arrival of mine even more!
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:10 AM

Great idea! Finally a simple mod that looks good, without the use of rare, hard to find pieces.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:21 PM

That is a nice little mod.  I'd love to see pictures when you change it to grey pieces.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:00 PM

I've made several mods:

1. Back end gap - I modded mine using 4 1x2 slopes, 2 2x3 slopes and 2 1/4 tiles so as to give it a rounded appearance.
2. Also added in a "floor" under the speeder (fill in the space)
3. A "hood" holder just inside one of the doors.
4. filled in the gaps between the front bubble and frame (so the poor pilot doesn't look so exposed to space (or get sucked out  :oh3:)

I'm going to have to try to take some pics of this and get them up here.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:23 AM

Or you could try replacing the grey bubble things with the tie-fighter windows
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:45 PM

can you show a before and after picture because i dont see the difference.
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:55 AM

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!!   :classic:

I have been crazy busy and I did update it with Grey 1x2s so I'll take some pics soon.  

Winbrant:  Those sound like great mods, if you could post pictures of them that would be great!

iH Master 13uilder17: Sure, it'll be up sometime tommarow  :classic:

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