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Poll: Would you buy this Yavin IV set if it were released? (106 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Absolutely, it looks awesome! (36 votes [33.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.96%

  2. Definately, but after some minor design tweaks. (38 votes [35.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.85%

  3. Yes, but it'd need a lot of work. (18 votes [16.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.98%

  4. I'd like a Yavin IV set - just not this. (9 votes [8.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.49%

  5. No, not really interested. (5 votes [4.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.72%

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#1 pedro

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 01:10 PM

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As some will know already, the excellent new DK Star Wars Lego: The Visual Dictionary has a great section on design with some great photography showing head molds and prototype 'sketch' models, including a version of Yavin IV. I thought I'd scan in the images for all to see (images copyright their respective owners).

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As you'll see the designer's put a lot of detail into the sketch including exterior, interior hangar with midi X-wing, throne room and more.

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Personally, I reckon this would make a great official release and wondered what everyone elses thoughts are on it: Do you like it? Would you buy it if it were released?

I've included a poll out of interest.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 01:33 PM

On the first image in the bottom left corner... A rebel with a tan torso.... (not the mechanic) It reminds me of Captain Antilles, even though he was long dead then. And the rebels with the spears, two have blue legs while one has light bley legs. Besides the figs being all wrong, it looks like a nice set. :thumbup:
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 01:41 PM

I like it, but I think that the supplied X-wing should be the 6212 X-Wing or a similarly-sized variant. This would mean that the rest of the model would need to be scaled up a bit, which would also be an improvement. Then it would make for an excellent 'official' release - I'd certainly buy it.

Of course, it you REALLY wanted to go to town, the set could come wth a bigger hanger to also house a MF and even a B-Wing, but now I'm just getting greedy.....!

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 01:51 PM

View PostYG-49, on Oct 1 2009, 02:33 PM, said:

On the first image in the bottom left corner... A rebel with a tan torso.... (not the mechanic) It reminds me of Captain Antilles, even though he was long dead then. And the rebels with the spears, two have blue legs while one has light bley legs. Besides the figs being all wrong, it looks like a nice set. :thumbup:
The Captain Antilles-alike looks like a treatment of the Rebel Engineer seen driving the personnel car in Episode IV. I made my own, grey-suited version here. I'd assume if it were ever to be prepared for official release they'd make sure all the minifigs were correct :wink:

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:06 PM

very cool, I can't wait to get this book.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:12 PM

but,is a moc or true?

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:13 PM

View Postbrown_eyes12, on Oct 1 2009, 03:12 PM, said:

but,is a moc or true?
Try reading the first post, instead of just looking at the pics.
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:21 PM

ok,thanks you

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:38 PM

Pretty neat Idea. In a way, the inclusion of the midi X-Wing reminds me of the Death Star with its midi-TIE Advance.

I love that midi X-Wing. it would look great next to the midi MF. That makes me really hope they'll start a new midi line...
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 04:27 PM

That would make a very cool set.  Would be better if you could fit a full size X-wing in the hangar though.  Still a nice set.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 06:08 PM

I love it, and would easily buy it. 13 figs as well  :wub:  

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 06:22 PM

Well, I really like it, mostly the midi-X wing and the minifigs, but the way the temple is built, it almost feels-un Star Warsy. It really needs more play features...
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 06:23 PM

It's a sketch... nothing final and it never became a final product.
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:10 PM

Man I wished they released this :cry_sad:. It looks really cool and I like how they included a midi scale x-wing. Now I can wait to get this book

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:17 PM

View PostDarth Legolas, on Oct 1 2009, 06:22 PM, said:

It really needs more play features...
If it's an old 'sketch,' it might have been before the incredibly useful invention of Flick-Fires. :laugh:

This would be a perfect home for the Visual Dictionary Luke though, had it actually been a set. I guess there is always MOCing... :wink:
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 11:46 PM

Wow that looks great. It would make a great set had it been released. Looks expenceive though  :sceptic: , I mean, 14 figs! That X-wing is brilliant.... why can't they ever do a system X-wing that well?

Either way, very nice sketch. Are there any/many others in the book?

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:14 AM

Nah, I really have no interest.  I'm more into just vehicles, not playsets/excuses to sell lots of minifigs.

But I think I'm one of the few who has no interest in the Endor set either.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:28 AM

It can't be that old, since this concept uses the 2007 City double driveway garage piece as a hangar bay :wink:

The end 'Design' section was one of my favourite parts of the book. It's really interesting to see these prototype models. You can see how this is really built to give an indication of overall structure and form, rather than worrying too much about colours and part selection etc. I think it would have made a nice set, but you can already see where Lego would chip away - get rid of the baseplates, put it all on plates, etc.

I'd imagine it would end up something like Home One - one room and a hangar bay :grin:

I'd buy a book just full of the SW Lego concept art and design sketches myself :laugh:

View Postlegoman, on Oct 2 2009, 09:46 AM, said:

Either way, very nice sketch. Are there any/many others in the book?

There's a concept model of the Separatist Shuttle, too. But the released set does look nicer.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:59 AM

Thats AWESOME!
The midi X-wing is really nice, might give ago at making it. The temple part is really nice aswell, but I think id add abit more onto it to make it bigger.
I really hope Lego put it out as a 'Surprise set' :wub:  well it wont be much of a surprise for us now. :laugh:
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:22 AM

TLC should release some X-Wing for minifigs like this. (Bet they do sooner or later but I cannot await it...)
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:37 AM

View PostSvelte, on Oct 2 2009, 01:28 AM, said:

I'd buy a book just full of the SW Lego concept art and design sketches myself...
Man, I'd be first in the queue for a book like that! :laugh:

View PostCommanderFox, on Oct 2 2009, 01:59 AM, said:

Thanks Pedro for scanning these pics...
My pleasure! Share the love and all that... :wink:

Star Wars LEGO 'playsets' are pretty rare so this really caught my eye - especially an iconic scene like this, the Rebel Base. I'd love to see this released. Failing that it'd be interesting to try build it from scratch.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:24 PM

I think this would make a great shop-at-home exclusive. I would widen the hangar a bit and include a larger scale X-wing. $200 minimum sounds reasonable to me, but I would want quite a few mini-figs.
  
Also, does anyone see a potential layout for a Jabba's Palace set? Just widen the throne room to fit Jabba, convert the hangar into a rancor pit, throw a big door on the temple facade and presto!

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:32 PM

That's awesome! It's like that Death Star Set. :thumbup:

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 04:33 AM

View PostGalaxy Explorer, on Oct 3 2009, 08:24 AM, said:

I think this would make a great shop-at-home exclusive. I would widen the hangar a bit and include a larger scale X-wing. $200 minimum sounds reasonable to me, but I would want quite a few mini-figs.
  
Also, does anyone see a potential layout for a Jabba's Palace set? Just widen the throne room to fit Jabba, convert the hangar into a rancor pit, throw a big door on the temple facade and presto!

Yes that does sound like a reasonable price if this was a set :wub:
Your right, that could be modded into a nice size Jabba's palace :wub:

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 01:04 PM

Nice, but just a sketch. It has the interesting combination of very basic pieces, on the turrets for example, and rather sophisticated building techniques like for the star-like shaping of the building itself.

With correct figs (new Luke, new Han with medal, a new dress for Leia), a few more walls around the hangar and an X-Wing that fits a minifig, it would make a nice set. In that condition, I would buy it.
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