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#1 DutchRebel

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 03:17 PM

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Hi guys, I build the new GG starfighter the other day. A nice build by the way. I also liked the new Grievous fig, but of course the connection of the additional 2 arms is pretty lame. I tried to fix it and give him some longer legs and his cape as well.

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let me know what you think!

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:43 PM

WOW! Love it, it makes the CW Grievous look ... good. *oh2*
Only nitpick is that now it looks tall enough to be a bigfig and not a minifig.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:10 PM

Nice. I love how it looks a little hunched over, like in the movies/series.


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Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:33 PM

Wow. I am impressed. This is way better than any brick built version :thumbup:

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 04:02 AM

Nice visual.  :sweet:

Would you be willing to share how you did it?

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 04:24 AM

Nicely done, that would be the perfect size for Grievous, thanks for correcting the (usual) flaws made by TLG. Amazing job Dutch Rebel! :thumbup:

View PostBrickdoctor, on 17 July 2010 - 05:43 PM, said:

Only nitpick is that now it looks tall enough to be a bigfig and not a minifig.
DutchRebel, maybe you could take a comparison photo with a regular minifig so we could verify Brickdoctor's claim that GG's taller than what he should be? I'm also curious about that.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 06:39 PM

View PostKielDaMan, on 18 July 2010 - 04:24 AM, said:

Nicely done, that would be the perfect size for Grievous, thanks for correcting the (usual) flaws made by TLG. Amazing job Dutch Rebel! :thumbup:


DutchRebel, maybe you could take a comparison photo with a regular minifig so we could verify Brickdoctor's claim that GG's taller than what he should be? I'm also curious about that.
My reference point is the sabers. Each lightsaber blade is 4 studs long, making the lightsaber assembly taller than a minifig. As you can clearly see, Grievous is at least half again as tall as the lightsabers, so he's got to be taller than a 'fig.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 12:53 AM

Whoa that looks awesome.
Do you mind if I use the design.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:38 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 18 July 2010 - 06:39 PM, said:

My reference point is the sabers. Each lightsaber blade is 4 studs long, making the lightsaber assembly taller than a minifig. As you can clearly see, Grievous is at least half again as tall as the lightsabers, so he's got to be taller than a 'fig.
Yeah I agree, Grievous is supposed to be really tall (2.13meters), but not twice as tall as regular persons (eg. clones = 1.83meters). But I guess DutchRebel has no choice but to compromise the proportion to get the real look of GG right. Anyway you look at it, it still is an impressive build.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:45 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 17 July 2010 - 05:43 PM, said:

WOW! Love it, it makes the CW Grievous look ... good. *oh2*
Only nitpick is that now it looks tall enough to be a bigfig and not a minifig.

GG is 2.16 mtrs tall, so I'm not saying the proportions are exactly right, but it's in scale with normal figs


View PostDaniel, on 18 July 2010 - 04:02 AM, said:

Nice visual.  :sweet:

Would you be willing to share how you did it?

Hey Daniel's dad, I will make a pic of the construction tomorrow.


View PostKielDaMan, on 18 July 2010 - 04:24 AM, said:

Nicely done, that would be the perfect size for Grievous, thanks for correcting the (usual) flaws made by TLG. Amazing job Dutch Rebel! :thumbup:


DutchRebel, maybe you could take a comparison photo with a regular minifig so we could verify Brickdoctor's claim that GG's taller than what he should be? I'm also curious about that.

Kieldaman, I will make a pic tomorrow duelling with Obi


View Postbrickfoot, on 19 July 2010 - 12:53 AM, said:

Whoa that looks awesome.
Do you mind if I use the design.

Please feel free to do so, no problem

View PostKielDaMan, on 19 July 2010 - 04:38 AM, said:

Yeah I agree, Grievous is supposed to be really tall (2.13meters), but not twice as tall as regular persons (eg. clones = 1.83meters). But I guess DutchRebel has no choice but to compromise the proportion to get the real look of GG right. Anyway you look at it, it still is an impressive build.

You are absolutely right!

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 11:30 AM

That looks so awesome! Good job....and does that cape have a 'leathery' texture to it!!? :oh:  Is it included in the set? because i love that too!
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 11:45 AM

View PostCloney, on 19 July 2010 - 11:30 AM, said:

That looks so awesome! Good job....and does that cape have a 'leathery' texture to it!!? :oh:  Is it included in the set? because i love that too!

thanx Cloney, the cape is made out of a grey sticker (decal) stuck to reddish/brown fabric. De GG logo is made of black sticker material. Unfortunately for you ;-) the cape is handmade and was not part of the set.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 05:17 PM

This is the GG that TLG should have sent us.  Simple mods, but it makes a huge differance.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:03 PM

View PostDutchRebel, on 19 July 2010 - 07:45 AM, said:

GG is 2.16 mtrs tall, so I'm not saying the proportions are exactly right, but it's in scale with normal figs
Okay. Looking forward to the minifig comparison shot.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:49 PM

wow that looks awesome but id like to see it next to a fig to see the size
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:57 PM

Impressive. You've made General Grievous look like General Grievous. He looks menacing, just like he should. Nicely done. :thumbup:

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 07:37 PM

Hi guys, couple of you asked for a pic of GG duelling Obi, for reference. At your service!

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:50 PM

View PostDutchRebel, on 21 July 2010 - 07:37 PM, said:

Hi guys, couple of you asked for a pic of GG duelling Obi, for reference. At your service!
And maybe a shot without the cloak to see how you did the arms? Please Please.....  :grin:

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:16 PM

The arms are two of these Posted Image, they are used for the upperlegs as well. All 4 are connected with pieces of grey hose Posted Image to GG's original arms and legs. The additional arms are connected to his neck by one of these Posted Image

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:23 PM

View PostDutchRebel, on 21 July 2010 - 07:37 PM, said:

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That looks like a really good scale.  :classic:  Grieveous is actually really tall, so this looks like a perfect scale. Great, great work! Easily the best Grievous I've seen done in Lego. :thumbup:

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:56 AM

View PostDutchRebel, on 21 July 2010 - 07:37 PM, said:

Hi guys, couple of you asked for a pic of GG duelling Obi, for reference. At your service!

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Now that's totally cool! I'm now convinced that your GG is just about the right size relative to Obi. GG really looks menacing in that fighting stance coupled with his massive height.

Great job once again DR!

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:03 AM

View PostDutchRebel, on 21 July 2010 - 10:16 PM, said:

The arms are two of these Posted Image, they are used for the upperlegs as well. All 4 are connected with pieces of grey hose Posted Image to GG's original arms and legs. The additional arms are connected to his neck by one of these Posted Image
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:29 PM

*huh*
He looks...perfect. I guess I always thought the Grievous in the new set was larger than he really was. :blush:

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:32 PM

This truly is the best Grievous design I have yet seen. Excellent work!
This makes me want to buy the CW Grievous after hating him since I first saw him. :blush:

Again, ingenious work! :thumbup:

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:44 PM

The new Grievous is excellent, but your MOD's take it to the next few levels up - BEYOND AWESOME ! :grin:
Correct scale to a standard minifig Jedi - excellent redesigning there 'DutchRebel' and keep on bricking ! :sweet:




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