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#1 benhead

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:40 PM

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In one of the star wars novels many years ago there was a description of space junk collectors creating working ships from the ship chunks left over from battles,they were called "uglys".Which was more or less funky combinations of x-wings,tie fighters,y-wings,a-wings,b-wings.Has anybody tried mixing the designs yet?I personally like the look of an tie fighter with x-wing wings.
I even immortalized a custom star wars micro machine in resin that looks just like that.We need to get lego to put out the real licensed sets!

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:03 PM

If you take a search on Brickshelf or Flickr for them, you'll find a bunch. There was even a contest to build Uglys on FBTB a while ago. But why would TLC produce Uglys officially when they are made of parts from sets they are already selling? Just buy two sets (for example X-Wing and Vader's TIE), build them, then take the wings off of the one and put them on the body of the other, and boom, you got a semi-official Ugly.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 12:00 AM

View Postbenhead, on 10 September 2010 - 04:40 PM, said:

In one of the star wars novels many years ago there was a description of space junk collectors creating working ships from the ship chunks left over from battles,they were called "uglys".Which was more or less funky combinations of x-wings,tie fighters,y-wings,a-wings,b-wings.Has anybody tried mixing the designs yet?I personally like the look of an tie fighter with x-wing wings.
I even immortalized a custom star wars micro machine in resin that looks just like that.We need to get lego to put out the real licensed sets!

That particular combination (TIE Cockpit with X-wing Wings) is called a "Chir'daki", or Deathseed. It was introduced in the Rogue Squadron novel "The Krytos Trap", and is of Twi'lek manufacture.

as described here:

http://starwars.wiki.../wiki/Deathseed

Personally i think it would be awesome in Lego form, as would the Tri-fighters used by Admiral Tavira's pirate fleet. (TIE Cockpit, but with three half interceptor wings arranged around the ball, giving it the nickname "Clutch"
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 12:48 AM

Uglys, I;'ve found, are featured mainly books by Michael A. Stackpole. Frabkly I agree with Oky, most of these can be made. About the Deathseed, if I remember correctly, there was a different Ugly combo between the X-wing and TIE fighter, but that was just a special one made by the Twi'Leks.


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Posted 11 September 2010 - 01:33 AM

View PostThe Legonater, on 11 September 2010 - 12:48 AM, said:

Uglys, I;'ve found, are featured mainly books by Michael A. Stackpole. Frabkly I agree with Oky, most of these can be made. About the Deathseed, if I remember correctly, there was a different Ugly combo between the X-wing and TIE fighter, but that was just a special one made by the Twi'Leks.
I think they originated in the Corellian Trilogy, though, right? That series had the X-TIE and a 'B-wing Chop Job'.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 01:41 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 11 September 2010 - 01:33 AM, said:

I think they originated in the Corellian Trilogy, though, right? That series had the X-TIE and a 'B-wing Chop Job'.


Not sure. I haven't read that one eyt, and probly won't for a while- I'm working on zome of the old Zahn stuff while I wait for Backlash to come out in paperback.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 02:04 AM

View PostThe Legonater, on 11 September 2010 - 01:41 AM, said:

Not sure. I haven't read that one eyt, and probly won't for a while- I'm working on zome of the old Zahn stuff while I wait for Backlash to come out in paperback.
Hah! I already read all of those!
Backlash was awesome, BTW.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 02:19 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 11 September 2010 - 02:04 AM, said:

Hah! I already read all of those!
Backlash was awesome, BTW.


Yeah, i decided to wait until Fate of the Jedi came out cehap to egt it... unfortunatly Backlash doesn'come till January. Good to know it'll be good though.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 02:21 AM

I did. I got the idea after looking at a bunch of LDD official sets, and saw that a few's wings were compatible. I can post a pic in a few minutes.

I call a Naboo Y-Courier. It's made up of the 07 Sith Infiltrator, the 07 Naboo Starfighter, and the Clone Wars Y-Wing.

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Here's how I made it. I connected the wings, as they were all attached to their respective bodies in the same way. You can see the Technic pins.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 04:44 AM

View PostThe Legonater, on 11 September 2010 - 02:19 AM, said:

Yeah, i decided to wait until Fate of the Jedi came out cehap to egt it... unfortunatly Backlash doesn'come till January. Good to know it'll be good though.
Libraries in your area don't have it?

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I did. I got the idea after looking at a bunch of LDD official sets, and saw that a few's wings were compatible. I can post a pic in a few minutes.

I call a Naboo Y-Courier. It's made up of the 07 Sith Infiltrator, the 07 Naboo Starfighter, and the Clone Wars Y-Wing.

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Here's how I made it. I connected the wings, as they were all attached to their respective bodies in the same way. You can see the Technic pins.

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Nice job. LDD wouldn't let you fully connect those wings and clicky hinges?

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 04:46 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 11 September 2010 - 04:44 AM, said:

Nice job. LDD wouldn't let you fully connect those wings and clicky hinges?

No, they wouldn't. Has it been reported yet?
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 04:48 AM

View PostCallMePie, on 11 September 2010 - 04:46 AM, said:

No, they wouldn't. Has it been reported yet?
Dunno. I'd ask in the LDD Bugs Thread, but I'll let you do it since it's your MOC.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 06:23 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 11 September 2010 - 04:44 AM, said:

Libraries in your area don't have it?


Not in paperback. Frankly, I don't want to spend the money that hardcover takes.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 06:29 PM

View PostThe Legonater, on 11 September 2010 - 06:23 PM, said:

Not in paperback. Frankly, I don't want to spend the money that hardcover takes.
No, I said libraries. As in, borrow a copy?
Or do what I do- sit in the book store and read theirs and then put it back. :grin:

Anyways, I looked up 'Ugly' on Wookieepedia, and Ambush at Corellia is indeed the first appearance of the B-wing Ugly and the X-TIE.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 06:39 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 11 September 2010 - 06:29 PM, said:

No, I said libraries. As in, borrow a copy?


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Posted 11 September 2010 - 06:43 PM

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 07:17 PM

View Postbenhead, on 10 September 2010 - 04:40 PM, said:

...We need to get lego to put out the real licensed sets!

If the point of Legos isn't to create something from your existing bricks then nothing is.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 04:31 PM

Speaking about Uglys... The 1999 LEGO catalogue, which contained the first Star Wars sets, also showed a fusion of Vader's TIE Advanced and an X-wing:
http://www.brickfact...999/003/013.jpg
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 11:13 PM

View PostCorydoras, on 13 September 2010 - 04:31 PM, said:

Speaking about Uglys... The 1999 LEGO catalogue, which contained the first Star Wars sets, also showed a fusion of Vader's TIE Advanced and an X-wing:
http://www.brickfact...999/003/013.jpg
Nice find! Never knew that.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 11:57 PM

View PostCorydoras, on 13 September 2010 - 04:31 PM, said:

Speaking about Uglys... The 1999 LEGO catalogue, which contained the first Star Wars sets, also showed a fusion of Vader's TIE Advanced and an X-wing:
http://www.brickfact...999/003/013.jpg
Most uglys don't all too bad, but this is ugly.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 12:01 AM

That's an interesting combination, but i've seen better. I have to agfree, that's one ugly Ugly.


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Posted 14 September 2010 - 04:57 PM

View PostCorydoras, on 13 September 2010 - 04:31 PM, said:

Speaking about Uglys... The 1999 LEGO catalogue, which contained the first Star Wars sets, also showed a fusion of Vader's TIE Advanced and an X-wing:
http://www.brickfact...999/003/013.jpg

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