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#1 Pellaeon

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 01:54 AM

An Unexpected Pleasure :vader:
A Christmas 2009 Vignette by Pellaeon
Version 1.1

A surprise visit from Lord Vader is rarely good news, but sometimes all he wants to do is spread a little holiday cheer:
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Vader's shuttle arrives, bearing gifts.
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Yes, the entire idea is based around a pun on a line from Return of the Jedi. :grin: The "Jelly of the Month" membership for Moff Jerjerrod is a reference to the movie Christmas Vacation, where it's the terrible "Christmas bonus" from Chevy Chase's cheapskate boss. Hopefully some of those other gifts are better...

I used a couple of the free holiday Lego sets (thanks, Toys R Us) to make a shorter, fuller Christmas tree. More pictures can be found on flickr.
Update 1.1: I took a few new pictures, cleaned up the tree a bit, rearranged a few presents, and gave the Moff a cap.

Comments and criticisms welcome!

Edited by Pellaeon, 14 December 2009 - 03:50 AM.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 01:58 AM

Very cute! I love the metallic touches to the tree and presents - very Imperial. The helmet is hilarious!

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:18 AM

Excellent.  I especially like how you have just the front tip of the Imperial Shuttle; it looks fantastic, and the ramp comes down in just the right way.  I do quite like the pun as well.  Best of luck!
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:22 AM

Great Vignette! I love the comic "we are honoured by your presents" that line is hilarious! Just check that there is no overhang before the competition closes cause I think there might be a bit of overhang on yours.

Good luck!

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:30 AM

View PostRoncanator, on Dec 13 2009, 05:22 PM, said:

Great Vignette! I love the comic "we are honoured by your presents" that line is hilarious! Just check that there is no overhang before the competition closes cause I think there might be a bit of overhang on yours.
Despite my previous record re: overhang, this one is totally legit. The shuttle was actually no problem, it's the Christmas tree I had to fiddle with to make sure none of the corners poke out over the edge. I can take a top-down photo at some point if the judges want to be sure...

And thanks for the kind words, everyone!

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 02:52 AM

Very funny and clever.  I like it.  I like the way you implemented the shuttle & ramp too.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 07:07 PM

I love the fact you added the part of the shuttle along with the ramp beneath. Very nice entry and I especially like that statement made by Vader.

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 11:31 PM

:laugh:  Nice Entry Pellaeon. :thumbup:
I love that tree! :wub:  
The idea for this Vig is a very nice one. :thumbup:
Great job and good luck!

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:41 PM

A great idea and I love the humor.  Great use of the limited space.  Christmas Vacation is a favorite holiday movie of mine and I love that you had Vader himself deliver that line.  Let's see if the Imperial officer dares to rant and rave to him!  :laugh:
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 12:18 AM

This is too funny! Good job and I really like the way you made the shuttle's nose!


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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:38 PM

Entry accepted.
Good luck when the voting starts!
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 03:35 AM

Very well designed, and perfectly exicuted. You brought both the Imperial feeling and the christmas sprit to your VIG. Looks very nice, Very Well done, You get TWO of my points  :thumbup:  :thumbup:

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