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#1 Sinner

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:39 AM

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I've been wanting to take photos of this set for a while, but due to his size and shape it's hard. Recently I decided due to a combination of his bulk, fragility and wanting some of the parts that it's recycling time, and that caused him to run out the door.

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But I was prepared; I had a tonberry at the ready.

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Undeterred Grievous attacks!

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The fight rages on...

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...and the General senses an advantage...

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...but it was just a diversion and they resume their positions.

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The tonberry notices the weak spot...

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...and moves in to strike...

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...but it's skillfully dodged!

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Both combatants pause...

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...and Grievous realises he may have met his match...

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...and that he might be defeated by a soft toy.

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Go tonberry!


My plan to break this aside, I think this is a very under appreciated set. As I said earlier, the model is very hard to photograph due to the size and complex shape, and I do think that this is a model that's best appreciated in person. Even so, it's a pain to keep together; parts fall off all the time, it's hard to put in different poses, hard to dust... and that's why I decided that I'd give him one last hurrah! Taking these photos was hard; balance is always a huge problem with Grievous, and parts kept falling off which is not a good thing when you're outside. (A few are noticeably missing; especially the sabers.)

But I think that TLG did a great job making a model like this with relatively few pieces and if I had more room and pieces I'd keep him together.

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#2 Princess Muttonchops

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:46 AM

Tonberry for the win!  Whoo!  Great photos Sieggy.  The last one in particular was skilfully taken (cough)...

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:13 PM

Nice pics! IMO, 10186 looks better outside than on a shelf :grin:

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:16 PM

Very funny. :laugh:   I don't like the set, because it falls apart easy, but the way it is made is nice.
I'm just wondering, what's a Tonberry?
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:23 PM

I hate it when people refer to grievious as a coward. They have obviously never read his back-story. If anything, he was quite bold, and he was often the first on the battlefield. He was a true general. What about the fact that he "abandoned ship"? Think about it for a minute... Stay aboard crashing ship and die or be captured, or, escape, and trap your enemies with no escape, leaving them to (almost) certain doom?

...ahem, back to topic....

Even though its a fragile set, Its one of those that is definitely a real work of art, and is one that more caters to  AFOLs. I hope to own it soon.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 05:10 PM

Nice scene!  :thumbup:  :classic:
Never heard of Master Tonberry though. I suppose he's not from the expanded universe? :tongue:  :grin:
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:45 AM

Haha! Very funny and cute story, nicely done 'Siegfried'! :thumbup:

GG looks very menacing, but he ain't got nothin' on Master Tonberry (the greatest jedi no one has heard of)!

I love the last pic, Master Tonberry's four apprentices cheering for their master! :laugh:  :tongue:

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:12 AM

Go Grievous! Show that Tonberry slime who's da man cyborg! :devil:

Nice shots. I love how nothing actually happens, but an epic story is being told simply with different angles. But seriously, how could you take apart such a beautiful set?! :cry_sad: It's one of my favorites and I certainly will never take it apart! If you were interested in the parts, couldn't you have purchased a second copy when it was on clearance for such a long time? Oh well, I guess it's too late to change your mind, as I felt a disturbance in the force, as if hundreds of Lego pieces got separated, and then suddenly disappeared in sorting cases. :sadnew:

On the bright side, I can't wait to see what you create with the pieces! :sweet:

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:17 PM

Very nice, Siegfried.

Now I want both 10186 AND a Tonberry plush.   :angry:

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Very funny. :laugh:   I don't like the set, because it falls apart easy, but the way it is made is nice.
I'm just wondering, what's a Tonberry?
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Nice scene!  :thumbup:  :classic:
Never heard of Master Tonberry though. I suppose he's not from the expanded universe? :tongue:  :grin:

For those that don't know, Tonberry was an enemy that first appeared in the video game Final Fantasy VI (though they were called Pug in that game) and have appeared in every Final Fantasy game since.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 12:58 AM

very funny. I always hated(in the annoying kind of way) the Tonberries in FF. Cactuar FTW!

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:45 PM

Ha nice!
I like that Grievous set!
Though it was released when I kinda went off STARWARS so I missed out on it  :sceptic:
Oh and uhhmmm...

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:14 PM

I really like the pictures, I've never seen closeups like that.  This seriously making me rethink not getting this set.

I see domo kun in the background, he'd take them all on.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:36 AM

View PostSiegfried, on Jun 6 2010, 02:39 AM, said:

but due to his size and shape it's hard. Recently I decided due to a combination of his bulk, fragility and wanting some of the parts that it's recycling time, and that caused him to run out the door.

That's what she said.  :grin:

I agree with you on this set. It was a great deal when I got it for $30 on clearance, but it is just very cumbersome and is just collecting dust. As much as it would pain me to, I think I might disassemble him when I *gasp* downsize my Lego display area.

Clever pics!  :grin:

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Dude, you've got a Final Fantasy sig and you're on a lego forum....arguing about elves. Try not to think you're some cool guy because you don't play D&D
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:28 AM

So, was there ever a part two to this saga?

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:57 AM

View PostHinckley, on 04 September 2010 - 04:28 AM, said:

So, was there ever a part two to this saga?


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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:08 AM

View PostHinckley, on 04 September 2010 - 04:28 AM, said:

So, was there ever a part two to this saga?
Not as yet. But possibly in the future; I've got more toys in the mail!  :grin:





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