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#1 YG-49

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:21 AM

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EDIT: Video should be fixed.

The chair LEGO made did not meet my standards, and Ackbar was getting embarassed sitting in it. So I made a very delicate, more accurate chair. I had to fiddle with it for a while to make sure it looked just like the one in the movie.

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Side, showing how the screens connected:

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Of course, everything has it's faults, and the one on this is that the clip pushes the Technic bar down, which makes the spinning function stop sometimes. Here's a quick video displaying it (I had to use my Youtube, no idea how to embed from Flickr):


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Thanks for viewing! :sweet:

Edited by KimT, 26 July 2010 - 10:36 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:46 AM

Your video doesn't work because you have it as private and only people who have accepted your friends request can see it. I can't find a good reference pic but from what I remember it looks on the spot. The other seats were similar to his but I'm sure Ackbar need some special feature added to his. :tongue: The neckerchief looks really nice and makes him look more moive accurate. Good job! :thumbup:


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:44 AM

Interesting chair 'YG-49' - yeah it does look delicate that's for sure.
But total from what I remember of Ep.6 that is his chair with it's little control panel in front of him as he said those immortal words 'It's a trap !'   :vader:
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:39 AM

The chair looks great, very interesting design.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:45 AM

It looks allright, but I cant remember how the old one was. Could you post a reference picture? Old and MOD?

Thanks.

Here's the one in the movie, from wookieepedia.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:06 AM

For the real reference I used this: http://www.sunriderb...iral_ackbar.jpg Or a pic something like that.

(Taken from starstreaks review)

Here's a comparison of the two:

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:47 AM

View PostYG-49, on Mar 8 2010, 12:06 PM, said:

Here's a comparison of the two:
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Thanks, yours is indeed a big improvement. Well done  :thumbup:
But for obvious reasons (stability) we can never expect such from TLC.

You could still add the head support using this item in light grey, instead of the brown 2x1.
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Also your reference picture is much more detailed, thanks for that too.  :cry_happy:
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:22 PM

looks pretty sweet, would loved it if the video had admiral ahkbar saying "its a trap"

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 05:47 PM

I love the design,  If I had to come up with a design for ackbars's chair I'd probably just use a brown chair on a swivel mount :tongue: .
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:39 PM

I like the improvement.  Much more movie accurate.  The only problem I can foresee is that Ackbar isn't fastened in in any way.  It looks like he might slip out relatively easily.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:01 PM

Not bad.  Yours looks much more like a chair than a platform for a fig to sit on.

I like the single arm holding it up.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:43 PM

Nice chair, but it does look a bit unstable and it seems that Ackbar would need to hang on to his dear life just to remain sitting on it :tongue:

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 07:52 AM

View PostFuture74, on Mar 8 2010, 10:17 PM, said:

Thanks, yours is indeed a big improvement. Well done  :thumbup:
But for obvious reasons (stability) we can never expect such from TLC.

You could still add the head support using this item in light grey, instead of the brown 2x1.
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Also your reference picture is much more detailed, thanks for that too.  :cry_happy:
I was originally planning that, with using either handguns or minifig hands as the head supports he has.


View PostWalter Kovacs, on Mar 9 2010, 06:09 AM, said:

I like the improvement.  Much more movie accurate.  The only problem I can foresee is that Ackbar isn't fastened in in any way.  It looks like he might slip out relatively easily.

View Postprateek, on Mar 9 2010, 09:13 AM, said:

Nice chair, but it does look a bit unstable and it seems that Ackbar would need to hang on to his dear life just to remain sitting on it :tongue:

Actually, this is true, he falls out about 25% of the time. :tongue:
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