Jump to content


One Christmas BBY


35 replies to this topic

#1 Praiter Yed

Praiter Yed

  • I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.


    Posts: 1282
    Joined: 07-June 10
    Member: 11296
    Country: England

Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:37 AM

Posted Image

Twas the night before Christmas on the old Yavin base.
All around there was silence, of the Empire no trace.
When away in the Hanger arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bunk to see what was the matter.

The hanger was dark but I heard a low humming,
As the sound became louder I knew something was coming.
Hiding myself, I peered through a crack,
And with a hand on my blaster, prepared to attack.

Out of the darkness weaved a repulsor-lift carrier,
Over burdened with presents, it had crashed through a barrier.
All over the floor the gifts they were scattered,
But the driver kept on as if little else mattered.

Depositing presents by each X-Wing fighter,
The strain on his craft became lighter and lighter.
He spoke not a word as he continued his task,
Who is this fellow? I wanted to ask.

He was dressed in a flight suit from his head to his toes,
He was chubby and bearded with a shiney red nose.
His eyes - how they twinkled, his plump cheeks - how merry,
But the way that he drove! - Like he'd drunk all Jan's sherry.

Faster and faster he worked through the night,
And when he finally spied me, he had such a fright!
I knew in that moment - it wasn't St. Nick!
It was pilot, Jek Porkins playing a trick.

He sprang to his X-Wing, his droid gave a whistle,
And away they both flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he flew out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"


Posted Image

After providing crabboy329 with a Rebel-Cart for his LDD reversed engineered Yavin Base I felt I needed to make a 'proper' personnel carrier. So here it is - I can't make it for real because I don't have enough cheese...

Posted Image

.lxf file
EDIT: Updated link to lxf - was linking to wrong file :blush:

EDIT: Updated 1st post to include (almost finished) WIP below:

Posted Image

More here when public.

The 2011 bump...

Posted Image
Posted Image

Edited by Praiter Yed, 15 December 2011 - 06:48 PM.

Posted Image
Always on Brickshelf but finally flickr'd!  My CMS trade list  My Star Wars trades on swapfig.com

#2 lightningtiger

lightningtiger

  • Doing the Chicken Dance


    Posts: 18558
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 09 December 2010 - 12:58 PM

Great LDD job there but an even better verse..... good one 'Praiter Yed' and may the brick be with you ! :yoda:

#3 Walter Kovacs

Walter Kovacs

  • Tooting his own horn


    Posts: 1809
    Joined: 05-May 08
    Member: 3106
    Country: USA

Posted 09 December 2010 - 03:12 PM

Very nice personnel carrier, Praiter Yed.

But the poem is absolute win :thumbup: I love Santa Porkins holding the turkey leg.
Apes suck!
Missiles deployed!

Currently playing as The Serial Killer in Zepher's Mafia Mafia.

#4 KielDaMan

KielDaMan

    Posts: 9541
    Joined: 04-February 09
    Member: 5203
    Country: PILIPINAS

Posted 09 December 2010 - 03:31 PM

Nice LDD MOC Praiter Yed! Quite funny use of the Rebel Troop Carrier as a Christmas Gift Cart! :laugh: And I never knew you were such an inspired poet. Good job! :thumbup:

NEW! Legends of Chima Review: 70008 - Gorzan's Gorilla Striker

Posted Image

Currently playing as the Sheriff Kenneth Emanuel in Tamamono's Silver City Mafia

My Eurobricks Page / My flickr / My MOCpages


#5 The_Customizer

The_Customizer

    Posts: 1663
    Joined: 20-May 10
    Member: 10776
    Country: Mandalore

Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:24 PM

Very cool, the poem is nice, and so is the LDD! Great job!
(Since when did Snowtroopers get red torsos on LDD??)

Posted Image Posted Image

Erdathcath Madilinas,199 yr. old female Druid

Heroica Stats and Inventory


#6 RoryoCox

RoryoCox

  • Photography Contest Winner


    Posts: 1486
    Joined: 28-August 09
    Member: 7213
    Country: United Kingdom

Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:50 PM

Total pleasure reading that little poem, is it yours?

The design is nice and simple without compromising on detail, so well done on that. I think I might see this on future MOCs, it would be a great help to those who are making Yavin dioramas.  :thumbup:

RoryoCox


#7 Flare

Flare

  • A phonemonanl speller


    Posts: 4942
    Joined: 01-July 10
    Member: 11759
    Country: Israel

Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:29 PM

Incredible! Great design!

Posted Image Benji Carvenhall in Heroica RPG          Posted Image


#8 Praiter Yed

Praiter Yed

  • I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.


    Posts: 1282
    Joined: 07-June 10
    Member: 11296
    Country: England

Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:01 PM

I think this is my first topic in the Star Wars forum and I was a little nervous about posting it. There's so many cool MOC's here, my little repulsor-lift carrier seems a bit lame. It's nice to get some positive comments - thanks guys. :thumbup:

Regarding the poem - it's based on a poem by Clement Clarke Moore called 'Twas the night before Christmas' - I have to read it MANY times at this time of year to my daughter.

And regarding the red Snowtrooper Torso it's the new 1 in 10,000 Lavatrooper from Mustafar  :laugh:
Posted Image
Always on Brickshelf but finally flickr'd!  My CMS trade list  My Star Wars trades on swapfig.com

#9 crabboy329

crabboy329

    Posts: 594
    Joined: 06-August 08
    Member: 3672
    Country: England

Posted 09 December 2010 - 08:38 PM

Great stuff  :thumbup:. But I really like the poem, its just brilliant.

Thanks, CB
Download free to play LEGO UNIVERSE trial - HERE
Brickshelf - here
Lego universe beta tester - Mightyslickpancake(45), Mightyslickpancakes(45), Mightyslickpancakez(45) and PANGOLIN2(45)
Oh and thanks Jebediahs for the new avatar. You're a legend!
Come and join the Eurobricks guild on lego universe.
Posted Image

#10 KielDaMan

KielDaMan

    Posts: 9541
    Joined: 04-February 09
    Member: 5203
    Country: PILIPINAS

Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:47 AM

View PostPraiter Yed, on 09 December 2010 - 07:01 PM, said:

I think this is my first topic in the Star Wars forum and I was a little nervous about posting it. There's so many cool MOC's here, my little repulsor-lift carrier seems a bit lame. It's nice to get some positive comments - thanks guys. Posted Image
Well, congrats on your first topic Praiter Yed, no need to be nervous since you brought something new and unique to the table with your SW poem (first time I've read one actually Posted Image).

NEW! Legends of Chima Review: 70008 - Gorzan's Gorilla Striker

Posted Image

Currently playing as the Sheriff Kenneth Emanuel in Tamamono's Silver City Mafia

My Eurobricks Page / My flickr / My MOCpages


#11 Brickdoctor

Brickdoctor

  • Look at my Post Count!


    Posts: 20655
    Joined: 06-June 10
    Member: 11254
    Country: California, USA

Posted 10 December 2010 - 07:02 AM

Very nicely done, Praiter Yed. Did you render the .lxf file or convert it to .ldr? Either way, it looks sweet.

#12 R5-N2

R5-N2

    Posts: 219
    Joined: 01-June 10
    Member: 11057
    Country: France

Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:06 AM

Nice LDD job... and the poem is really cool  :thumbup:

... embrace the dark side of the brick ...


Posted Image

flickr


#13 Praiter Yed

Praiter Yed

  • I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.


    Posts: 1282
    Joined: 07-June 10
    Member: 11296
    Country: England

Posted 10 December 2010 - 04:02 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 10 December 2010 - 07:02 AM, said:

Very nicely done, Praiter Yed. Did you render the .lxf file or convert it to .ldr? Either way, it looks sweet.
Thanks, after seeing your midi-X-Wing I just had to download LDD4. These pics are just screen shots through LDD with the addition of a graduated tint to the background, which I added in Photoshop. For the Christmas ones I turned off the brick-outlines in LDD and also added some drop shadows in Ps.

Edited by Praiter Yed, 10 December 2010 - 04:03 PM.

Posted Image
Always on Brickshelf but finally flickr'd!  My CMS trade list  My Star Wars trades on swapfig.com

#14 CommanderFox

CommanderFox

  • Can't remember his own name


    Posts: 3368
    Joined: 26-February 09
    Member: 5406
    Country: New Zealand

Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:12 PM

Real cool poem Praiter Yed! :thumbup:
I like the LDD mocs, especially the Rebel-Cart. :wub:

CF
My Brickshelf!. The Brick Hope.
Anime and Manga fan, feel free to discuss anything anime on my profile :)
                                          CommanderFox playing as Ollivander Dippet for Gryffindor in Harry Potter Wizards Duel!
Posted ImagePosted Image - Kiwi Bricks

#15 Brickdoctor

Brickdoctor

  • Look at my Post Count!


    Posts: 20655
    Joined: 06-June 10
    Member: 11254
    Country: California, USA

Posted 11 December 2010 - 05:48 AM

View PostPraiter Yed, on 10 December 2010 - 04:02 PM, said:

Thanks, after seeing your midi-X-Wing I just had to download LDD4. These pics are just screen shots through LDD with the addition of a graduated tint to the background, which I added in Photoshop. For the Christmas ones I turned off the brick-outlines in LDD and also added some drop shadows in Ps.
Ah. Somehow I thought those were unedited pics which is uncharicteristic of me since I haven't posted a non-screenshot pic for a few years that hasn't been edited in some way.
EDIT: Removed accidental double post.

Edited by Brickdoctor, 11 December 2010 - 06:39 PM.


#16 Praiter Yed

Praiter Yed

  • I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.


    Posts: 1282
    Joined: 07-June 10
    Member: 11296
    Country: England

Posted 19 December 2010 - 04:49 PM

I hope this is one of the acceptable type of bumbs - especially as it's on my own topic!

I ordered all my cheese from BL and can now show the brick-built version. It's still missing two 1 x 8 tiles but I won't be ordering them for a while, and it would be ridiculous to update this topic after Christmas.

Posted Image

Spoiler

Posted Image
Always on Brickshelf but finally flickr'd!  My CMS trade list  My Star Wars trades on swapfig.com

#17 crabboy329

crabboy329

    Posts: 594
    Joined: 06-August 08
    Member: 3672
    Country: England

Posted 19 December 2010 - 05:58 PM

This is fantastic  :thumbup:. Its so clean and soo accurate. I really love it  :wub:. Now if only lego made one this good  :grin:.

Thanks, CB
Download free to play LEGO UNIVERSE trial - HERE
Brickshelf - here
Lego universe beta tester - Mightyslickpancake(45), Mightyslickpancakes(45), Mightyslickpancakez(45) and PANGOLIN2(45)
Oh and thanks Jebediahs for the new avatar. You're a legend!
Come and join the Eurobricks guild on lego universe.
Posted Image

#18 RoryoCox

RoryoCox

  • Photography Contest Winner


    Posts: 1486
    Joined: 28-August 09
    Member: 7213
    Country: United Kingdom

Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:39 PM

This is even more lovely in the brick. Thanks for taking the effort to show us this  :thumbup:

RoryoCox


#19 CallMePie

CallMePie

  • Magic 8 Ball


    Posts: 11654
    Joined: 27-August 09
    Member: 7199
    Country: Florida, USA

Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:43 PM

Now that's funny.  :laugh: I love the toss-ins that he's a terrible flier, and all of the Santa-like properties in poor Porkins. Good job! :laugh:
Posted ImagePosted Image
Atramor Gibbin, Level 32 Regulator in Sandy's Heroica RPG

#20 erik530195

erik530195

    Posts: 126
    Joined: 25-November 10
    Member: 14372
    Country: US of A

Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:33 PM

View PostCallMePie, on 19 December 2010 - 06:43 PM, said:

Now that's funny.  Posted Image I love the toss-ins that he's a terrible flier, and all of the Santa-like properties in poor Porkins. Good job! Posted Image


Yes yes great job. I love the poem, and the speeder is cool too.Posted Image

#21 Brickdoctor

Brickdoctor

  • Look at my Post Count!


    Posts: 20655
    Joined: 06-June 10
    Member: 11254
    Country: California, USA

Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:55 PM

Love it.  :wub:
It's so... cheesy. :grin:

Almost as cheesy as fondue.

#22 Praiter Yed

Praiter Yed

  • I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.


    Posts: 1282
    Joined: 07-June 10
    Member: 11296
    Country: England

Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:22 PM

View Postcrabboy329, on 19 December 2010 - 05:58 PM, said:

This is fantastic  :thumbup:. Its so clean and soo accurate. I really love it  :wub:. Now if only lego made one this good  :grin:.
Thanks, I suppose they could easily do something like this, there's no illegal connections - but maybe all the cheese would be expensive? Plus not sure where the flick fires would go :laugh: ?

View PostBurman, on 19 December 2010 - 06:39 PM, said:

This is even more lovely in the brick. Thanks for taking the effort to show us this  :thumbup:
Thank you. And I'm with you on the whole Dalek re-design issue :angry: .

View PostCallMePie, on 19 December 2010 - 06:43 PM, said:

Now that's funny.  :laugh: I love the toss-ins that he's a terrible flier, and all of the Santa-like properties in poor Porkins. Good job! :laugh:
:laugh: The bad flier toss-ins are there, but they were unintentional :laugh: . Poor Porkins, maybe he'd been drinking General Dodonna's booze before the attack on the Death Star too.

View PostBrickdoctor, on 19 December 2010 - 09:55 PM, said:

Love it.  :wub:
It's so... cheesy. :grin:

Almost as cheesy as fondue.
Oh yes, - it's cheesey. Cheesey poem & cheesey MOC.
Posted Image
Always on Brickshelf but finally flickr'd!  My CMS trade list  My Star Wars trades on swapfig.com

#23 Brickdoctor

Brickdoctor

  • Look at my Post Count!


    Posts: 20655
    Joined: 06-June 10
    Member: 11254
    Country: California, USA

Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:05 AM

View PostPraiter Yed, on 19 December 2010 - 11:22 PM, said:

:laugh: The bad flier toss-ins are there, but they were unintentional :laugh: . Poor Porkins, maybe he'd been drinking General Dodonna's booze before the attack on the Death Star too.
Posted Image
Actually he ran into debris which caused an instrument malfunction and so he did't know he was too low and was easily targted by a turbolaser battery. But I'm sure you knew that.

#24 R5-N2

R5-N2

    Posts: 219
    Joined: 01-June 10
    Member: 11057
    Country: France

Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:09 AM

:wub:  Really nice  :thumbup:

... embrace the dark side of the brick ...


Posted Image

flickr


#25 Darth Yogi

Darth Yogi

  • im from no-caps country


    Posts: 856
    Joined: 01-June 10
    Member: 11065
    Country: USA

Posted 20 December 2010 - 11:52 PM

Great job on this.  It looks very accurate.  On the other hand the poem is amazing.  Thanks for sharing it and adding to the Christmas joy.

Great job :thumbup:
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image  Posted Image  
The Rabbit( MCW Contest entry)...........................Arrival on Tatooine...................................................Bail Organa's Airspeeder........................................Le Sans Fin

Flickr



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users