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#1 CopMike

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 01:36 PM

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Here´s the third in a series of short reviews from the scenes at the Star Wars Miniland in Legoland Billund. The setup is supposed to be the same in all Legland´s around the world, so for more background information read this post and this post!

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EPV The Empire Strikes Back – Hoth


The Rebels take refuge on this icy planet, but the Empire tracks them down and the Rebels are forced to flee. The scene features LEGO models of the Imperial AT-AT´s, Rebel snowspeeders and Luke Skywalker´s X-wing starfighter.
Figures include Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader.


First an overall picture:
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and a video:
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The Rebel trenches:
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Inside the Rebel hangar:
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The control room:
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and the confused droids:
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Outside the attack is under way:
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One AT-AT had a narcolepsy attack:
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Luke is going for the kill:
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And at the same time trapped in the Wampa´s cave:
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Stay tuned for the next review ........

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#2 Solscud007

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 03:14 PM

Very cool. thanks for sharing. I need to go check out the one in California. Does Legoland have any exclusive SW sets due to this miniland?

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 08:56 PM

Thanks a third time, Cop Mike. I must admit, this scene turned out a lot better than I thought it would. Everything looks pretty good, and the ugly T-47s and T-65s don't look so bad in the hangar when they're not the focus of the scene.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:58 AM

I love this Hoth set-up, my most favorite among the three that was reviewed. I agree the whole presentation looks very good when viewed as a whole and without focusing/scrutinizing the models too much. Once again, thanks for sharing CopMike!

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:21 AM

Wow that looks great!
I wish I could be there now...
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:01 AM

Thanks for the review CopMike. It looks fantastic. I  really like the accuracy of the atgar and the towers, and the sheild generator looks great. Would love to see this come to Windsor. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:16 AM

Love it , but why are there all those naked people in the control room ? ;)

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:14 AM

That's a fantastic layout! I love those detailed AT-AT's! :classic:
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:32 AM

View PostKaitan, on 25 April 2011 - 10:16 AM, said:

Love it , but why are there all those naked people in the control room ? ;)
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:laugh: Oh great one.
Love this display especially the people in the trenches.
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:53 PM

That's one interesting build.  I can't say I don't like it but it's not how I thought this would look.  Still some of the build, the AT-At's, are amazing! :thumbup:
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:27 PM

Thanks for the pictures. The whole setup looks great. I love the look of the Wampa and the lone TaunTaun is a nice touch. Very impressing.
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 04:19 PM

what piece are the trans-clear panels in control room?

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:03 AM

That is just too cool.
Wonder what it must be like working as a master builder at Legoland.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:30 AM

View PostDadzilla, on 27 April 2011 - 07:03 AM, said:

Wonder what it must be like working as a master builder at Legoland.
People impose a ton of rules on your creations, and you have to conform to the building style of LEGOLAND. ('course, if you like building like that, then it's like doing what you do now with more recognition and unlimited bricks)

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:47 AM

Thanks for all the reviews. I must say those snowspeeders look really awsome.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:49 PM

I'm no expert but are the Snowspeeder and X-wing any good. I can see the canopy on the Snowspeeder looks wrong, but in terms of proportion etc how are they?
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:55 AM

View PostMr Man, on 27 April 2011 - 12:49 PM, said:

I'm no expert but are the Snowspeeder and X-wing any good. I can see the canopy on the Snowspeeder looks wrong, but in terms of proportion etc how are they?

In all honesty, they don't look very good in the first place, but that's more due to the building techniques used rather than any large errors in dimensional accuracy. In terms of proportions I don't think they're nearly as bad as the LAATs were.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:10 AM

Thanks fallenangel309 it's just if they where able to use all these bricks, for these big displays you'd think they could improve the accuracy a lot more than at system or UCS scale.
I suppose the idea is just to make them big, noticeable, and recognisable, but they could have tried.
Oh how much more accurate could either of them be if a member here made them in this scale? *hint hint*
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:22 PM

View PostMr Man, on 28 April 2011 - 10:10 AM, said:

Oh how much more accurate could either of them be if a member here made them in this scale? *hint hint*
Given that my Minifig-scale T-47 is more accurate than these Miniland-scale ones (if I do say so myself), bring it up to Miniland-scale and...

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:38 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 28 April 2011 - 05:22 PM, said:

Given that my Minifig-scale T-47 is more accurate than these Miniland-scale ones (if I do say so myself), bring it up to Miniland-scale and...
I meant someone should do an accurate miniland scale MOC (not me because I'm no good at accuracy :laugh:, and don't have many bricks). Your T47 is very accurate but I would like to see it (or someone else's) at this large scale (It doesn't have to be a T47 BTW).
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:20 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 28 April 2011 - 05:22 PM, said:

Given that my Minifig-scale T-47 is more accurate than these Miniland-scale ones (if I do say so myself), bring it up to Miniland-scale and...

I was going to address that as well. Given that psiaki's X-wing runs circles around this Miniland model in terms of accuracy (I'm an amateur compared to this guy) one wouldn't necessarily have to make it that big. I guess I share Anio's opinions on this.

On the other hand, there's this:

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I wish I had enough parts or LDD skills to build something that big...

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:30 AM

View Postfallenangel309, on 28 April 2011 - 11:20 PM, said:

On the other hand, there's this:
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Yeah that's the sort of thing I meant.
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