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#1 ACPin

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 03:03 AM

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Back in 2002, I managed to score from the TRU clearance five 7181 UCS TIE Interceptors for $25 each as the boxes were all messed up. Here's what I did with them.

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Only the TIE/Droid Fighter remains standing as the rest have been deconstructed. The Hasbro action figures fit comfortably inside the cockpit.

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#2 Darth Legolas

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 03:07 AM

$25 each! Man, I wish I could've gotten that deal. You have a lot of competition with Cavegod and Anio around. :tongue:

Those are all very perfect though! I wish I could say something extra, but these have all been done over and over, they just don't seem special anymore.

I don't know if I can believe you that you made the TIE Crawler in 2002, considering nobody cared about it until it was made by Lego in 2007, and even so I don't think it existed yet! Sweet job on the defender, and droid fighter's looking nice too.

Also I like the use of scaling with Hasbro Figs. :thumbup:

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#3 ACPin

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 03:21 AM

View PostDarth Legolas, on Feb 24 2010, 10:07 PM, said:

$25 each! Man, I wish I could've gotten that deal. You have a lot of competition with Cavegod and Anio around. :tongue:

Those are all very perfect though! I wish I could say something extra, but these have all been done over and over, they just don't seem special anymore.

I don't know if I can believe you that you made the TIE Crawler in 2002, considering nobody cared about it until it was made by Lego in 2007, and even so I don't think it existed yet! Sweet job on the defender, and droid fighter's looking nice too.

Also I like the use of scaling with Hasbro Figs. :thumbup:
Currently not so new anymore but way back in 2002, there were only a few FBTBers that did UCS scale (Reto comes to mind).

Here's proof that it was done back in Sept 2002 and it did exist in reference materials in the SW site where I got the idea.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 03:59 AM

:wub: Wonderful just wonderful. Imagine If TLG released a UCS tie fighter pack(<dream) it would probably be around 500$ and you built these five great models for only 125$ :laugh: .
Never mind my dreams :blush: your models are spectacular.
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 04:36 AM

Awesome, some of the best Ties I have seen.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:18 AM

very nice although i saw them years ago, inspiration for my ucs defender!

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:25 PM

Great job, those are impresive in size, I can't believe the deal you got on those!

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:32 PM

Great work AC. I've seen much of your work online and have always  been impressed by your creativity ans scale in your creations.

So why did you keep the Tie/D? A favourite of yours or just a parts issue? I'm rather partial to the Tie/D myself... :wink:

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 02:26 AM

Cool I like the TIE Crawler!  These are way better than I could ever do.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 08:27 AM

Amazing as always ACPin! :thumbup:  :wub:
What a steal for $25 each! :oh3:  
You've got the design for all of them, perfect! :thumbup:
Well done, looking forward to more. :sweet:

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#11 ACPin

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 03:07 PM

View PostPalms, on Feb 24 2010, 10:59 PM, said:

:wub: Wonderful just wonderful. Imagine If TLG released a UCS tie fighter pack(<dream) it would probably be around 500$ and you built these five great models for only 125$ :laugh: .
Never mind my dreams :blush: your models are spectacular.
We all can dream, can't we? TLC already did the minifig scale
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View PostBrickus, on Feb 24 2010, 11:36 PM, said:

Awesome, some of the best Ties I have seen.
Thanks!

View Postcavegod, on Feb 25 2010, 06:18 AM, said:

very nice although i saw them years ago, inspiration for my ucs defender!
I'd like to see your version of it.

View PostBig Cam, on Feb 25 2010, 08:25 AM, said:

Great job, those are impresive in size, I can't believe the deal you got on those!
That's why I used the Hasbro figures to show the scale. Come to think of it, I should've placed a minifig beside them for comparison.  

View Postpedro, on Feb 25 2010, 08:32 AM, said:

Great work AC. I've seen much of your work online and have always  been impressed by your creativity ans scale in your creations.

So why did you keep the Tie/D? A favourite of yours or just a parts issue? I'm rather partial to the Tie/D myself... :wink:
I try to do other themes every now and then to experience design concepts/techniques that otherwise would've not been possible if I just stuck with purely SW. There's more that can be done with the larger scale dioramas and if you've got the bricks to do it, why not. It also helps that you know the staff from the Lego store who can give you first dibs on the PaB wall when they get their shipment. :wink:

As for the Tie/D, like everything else that I build which stay standing for awhile until I need the parts for another MOC. It was the last one done and that's the only reason it stayed.

View PostMace Windu, on Feb 25 2010, 09:26 PM, said:

Cool I like the TIE Crawler!  These are way better than I could ever do.

Mace Windu :grin:
You just got to keep brickin' and take inspiration/design techniques from those that have already done it.

View PostCommanderFox, on Feb 26 2010, 03:27 AM, said:

Amazing as always ACPin! :thumbup:  :wub:
What a steal for $25 each! :oh3:  
You've got the design for all of them, perfect! :thumbup:
Well done, looking forward to more. :sweet:

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 03:17 PM

View PostACPin, on Feb 26 2010, 03:07 PM, said:

Thanks!


I'd like to see your version of it.

http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=28729

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 06:38 PM

I've looked at these MOCs many times before, when gaining inspiration for my own Scimitar Bomber and TIE Droid.  Excellent work all around.  

And the deal you got on those Interceptor sets is absolute highway robbery.  I am jelous.  

I'd be curious to see what kind of interior you put into the TIE Droid "cockpit".  Any possibility of snapping a quick photo or two?  The interior I used doesn't feel right, and I'd like to see your perspective.
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 02:19 AM

View Postcavegod, on Feb 26 2010, 10:17 AM, said:

That's a good one and looks sturdier also as mine suffered from stability issues with the wings so it can't be swooshed around. Odd that you also got it posed just like this.

View PostWalter Kovacs, on Feb 26 2010, 01:38 PM, said:

I've looked at these MOCs many times before, when gaining inspiration for my own Scimitar Bomber and TIE Droid.  Excellent work all around.  

And the deal you got on those Interceptor sets is absolute highway robbery.  I am jelous.  

I'd be curious to see what kind of interior you put into the TIE Droid "cockpit".  Any possibility of snapping a quick photo or two?  The interior I used doesn't feel right, and I'd like to see your perspective.
Didn't realize that you've got inspired by these in your own works and thanks for that.

The UCS TIE Interceptor set wasn't a popular choice when it came out as I remember seeing lots of them in TRUs. If TLC came out with the TIE Fighter instead, that should have sold a lot more but I'm not complaining after the deals I got on these.

When I did these models, I wasn't going for overly detailed features and one of them was the cockpit. Sorry to disappoint as I'm sure yours will probably have more details than mine.

Good luck on your quest to build and are you going to keep them all built?

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 04:40 AM

View PostACPin, on Feb 26 2010, 08:19 PM, said:

Good luck on your quest to build and are you going to keep them all built?

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Unfortunately, no.  I'm not made of mon...err, bricks.  As it is, I've had to cull half of the parts I do use from my system sets, so my MOCs stay built just long enough to get some good photos and then are dismantled.  I hope eventually to have enough MOCing parts to keep two or three of the best models together for display, but for now I need every part.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 04:08 AM

View PostWalter Kovacs, on Feb 26 2010, 11:40 PM, said:

Unfortunately, no.  I'm not made of mon...err, bricks.  As it is, I've had to cull half of the parts I do use from my system sets, so my MOCs stay built just long enough to get some good photos and then are dismantled.  I hope eventually to have enough MOCing parts to keep two or three of the best models together for display, but for now I need every part.
Also do the same as it's difficult to have a good supply of bricks especially the hard-to-find pieces. That's why I take a lot of pics most of which are about specific designs where I can always go back at the photos if I ever needed to do it again.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:25 AM

Well designed MOC Lars!  :thumbup:

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 12:42 PM

View PostACPin, on Feb 28 2010, 04:08 AM, said:

Also do the same as it's difficult to have a good supply of bricks especially the hard-to-find pieces. That's why I take a lot of pics most of which are about specific designs where I can always go back at the photos if I ever needed to do it again.

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haha thats what i am doing wrong all my mocs stay built and i just bricklink what i need no wonder i am skint!



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