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#176 Darth Yogi

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:27 PM

These are looking great, especially the ships.  I'm very curious to see what you will build for day 24 and 25 :look: .  

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:32 PM

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These are looking great, especially the ships.  I'm very curious to see what you will build for day 24 and 25 :look: .  

Great job :thumbup:
There isn't any day 25 on an advent calender. Nice mocs, I really like this style that you do them in, I could never do something like that.
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:41 PM

View Posthalomaster96, on 20 December 2011 - 04:32 PM, said:

There isn't any day 25 on an advent calender...
I meant the last two days, 23 and 24. :blush:
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:10 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 20 December 2011 - 06:12 AM, said:

Day 19:
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It's Miniland-scale TIE Pilot. I spent a lot of time trying to build the helmet, but in the end, the best I could do was pilot-fy the official build of the helmet. :sceptic:
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Awwww he looks so sad :laugh:. I really loved your Y-Wing Brickdoctor a fabulous rendition of it :wub:.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:11 AM

Well, I parted out the X-wing.  First shop I tried on Bricklink had 60 of 67 unique parts.  But the price came to well over $50.  Shocked.  Tried a few more stores.  Eventually I found 66 of 67 parts across two stores.  Before shipping, looks like it'll cost just shy of $25 for the X-wing.  Would be a lot cheaper if I had my collection up here, as I know I have a lot of the more common parts, but I won't be seeing that until.. well.. not quite sure when.  So purely BL it is!  Unfortunately, the store with 50/67 has a policy where the average cost per lot must be $0.65, and right now, it comes to about half that.  I'll see what I can do about that.  Also, order wouldn't be processed til 28th, so I'd be awhile getting it together, but hey, patience, eh?

Quick question, though.  This part:
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came up on the XML from LDD Manager.  I've looked through the model in LDD and I, at least, can't find it in there (especially not in that unique color).  Am I missing something, or did it just weasel itself in?

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:33 AM

I don't see it either. I use that piece a lot, though, so I wouldn't rule out the possibility that it's there.

By the way, the front half should be stable, but I'm not sure about the back half, so I'm not sure how swooshable or easily buildable it'll be.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:52 AM

You use the half-pin itself, or the -red- half pin?

And I'm going over the model in a bit more detail now, seems, at least, like it'll be just fine for sitting on a shelf.  Might have to push the screwdrivers in a bit on the back.  It'll be a fairly fragile model, for sure, but should do fine once I get past the "Urghghh why won't these parts just stay together" phase of building  :tongue:

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:36 AM

View Postswils, on 21 December 2011 - 02:52 AM, said:

You use the half-pin itself, or the -red- half pin?
LDD's LE Mode applies red as the default color for parts, so I could have missed coloring one. It's probably safe to say that any half-pins in that model should be Grey (BL's Light Grey) or Medium Stone Grey (Light Bluish Grey).

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Stabilize your rear deflectors. Watch for Day 20.
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It's coming in! Midi-scale TIE/ln fighter at two-ten.

I'm not sure about the the tubing and bars used for the edges, but it was the only thing thin enough. I think it'll look better if it were a physical build. (those 4L bars, for example, could be bent inwards, illegally stressing the clip holding them to obtain a better transition between them and the flex tubing pieces) I also tried to find a solution to that 3-wide-core Lowell sphere, but everything else looks too gappy.

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The TIE/ln starfighter or TIE/line, simply known as the TIE Fighter, was the standard Imperial starfighter seen in massive numbers throughout most of the Galactic Civil War and onward. Read more...

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:53 AM

Ah, right, right, the default color.  That'd do it, if there is one.

And as for the TIE, another beauty.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:54 AM

Very nice TIE! I do agree that this would look a lot better in real life. :thumbup:

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:54 AM

This looks very cool.  If you think it would look better not in LDD, than build it in person :wink:

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:06 AM

Once again, nicely done! It's indeed a shame, though, that there's no legal way of transitioning the bars with the flex tubes better.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:17 AM

Having examined this MIDI TIE/ln for a good fifteen now twenty-five minutes or so, I will say that it's... pure win! Seriously, I love this. Proportions, technique, the Technic drive ring – all of it just oozes LEGO TIE awesomeness. Everything just clicks together really well at this size (no pun intended :tongue:). Easily one of the best to be produced in this groundbreaking project.

The only tiny thing I would change is the Technic bush used in the pylons – it needs fins. Unfortunately, the only other piece I can think of that would work is this with most of the teeth shaved off – though I wouldn't bat an eye going through with that modification if it meant making this sweet model look even better.

Having read what I just wrote, I'm getting the feeling I'm not quite there right now – but what the heck. This MIDI TIE rocks and I'd die for a fleet of it. :excited: :thumbup:

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:05 AM

Great work Doc', as usual. You already mentioned your concerns about the flex tubing, which is the only part I'm not so sure about either. But except from that, great, really great work.  :thumbup: But... your Y-wing hasn't been topped yet.  :devil:

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:49 AM

Going by western U.S. time (that's where you live, right, Doc?) there are only about one or two hours left until midnight, and therefore only about one or two hours left for Brickdoctor to post his MIDI Falcon.

How exciting! :cry_happy:

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:56 AM

Sorry guys, it's late, I was out with family and friends, I've got the model done but not photographed or uploaded yet, and I'm cleaning before relatives visit for Christmas. I might be able to squeeze the model in, but it's probably going to have to be two models tomorrow.

And yes, I do live in the Pacific time zone.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:08 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 22 December 2011 - 07:56 AM, said:

Sorry guys, it's late, I was out with family and friends, I've got the model done but not photographed or uploaded yet, and I'm cleaning before relatives visit for Christmas. I might be able to squeeze the model in, but it's probably going to have to be two models tomorrow.

And yes, I do live in the Pacific time zone.

How dare you!   :grin:

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 04:34 PM

View Postswils, on 22 December 2011 - 11:08 AM, said:

How dare you!   :grin:
How dare my relatives! :hmpf_bad:

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:12 PM

Very nice, and very accurate TIE model - especially considering the size limitation. I don't think the tubing is that bad and I agree it would look even better in real life.

Seeing how cool your model is, It makes me want to build a TIE fighter myself - perhaps in USC scale :)
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:32 PM

What a piece of Day 21!
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Midi-scale Millennium Falcon may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts.

Sorry, again, for the delay. The only thing I'm really not happy with in this model is the bottom and the gappiness. I lost track of time, one thing led to another, and I realized that I had build an 800-piece top half and I didn't have time to upload the pictures or finish a proper bottom in the time limits I'd set for myself.  :sceptic: On the other hand, I love the way the mandibles turned out.

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The Millennium Falcon became famous as the personal smuggling starship of Han Solo and Chewbacca. http://starwars.wiki...llennium_FalconRead more...

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:28 PM

Even though the bottom isn't really finished, I still love your attempt on the Millenium Falcon. I'm sure that with some more time and real bricks, you could even make it much better. Especially filling those gaps is hard in LDD... Yet using flex tube is a pretty smart idea. Overall, the Y-wing is still my personal favorite, but who knows what the A-wing will look like...

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:44 PM

OK, time for me to chime in.  I love your falcon.  You've gotten the shape down really well.
Now I anxiously await the A-wing..... :excited:

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:45 PM

What I like most about this Falcon is that you’ve really nailed the height of this ship – the hull has just the right amount of curvature, the mandibles just the right thickness. Extra brownie points for asymmetrical greebling and nice use of cheese slopes on the jaws and deflector shield projectors. :sweet:

I was certain that you’d SNOT the mandibles and use those arch pieces to represent the maintenance access bays, and the result looks even better than I had expected. Judging by the tiles on the sides and the space between the innermost access bays and the wedge plates, though, it looks as if you had intended to attach the mandibles about two studs farther in but didn’t. (The jaws also look a tad bit short.) But I can excuse the excess length because you’ve achieved one thing I have yet to see on any other LEGO Falcon – the tow-in on the mandibles! :thumbup:

Once this is finished, it will trounce even ototoko's!

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:24 PM

At last you finished it! Well, sort of, but it was definitely worth the wait! It sure is way better than the official Midi-Falcon. The front looks great, and while a bit gappy, the rest doesn't look too shabby either. :thumbup: Great work as usual; much better than anything I could ever do in LDD. :laugh:

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:17 AM

View Postfallenangel309, on 22 December 2011 - 08:45 PM, said:

What I like most about this Falcon is that you’ve really nailed the height of this ship – the hull has just the right amount of curvature, the mandibles just the right thickness. Extra brownie points for asymmetrical greebling and nice use of cheese slopes on the jaws and deflector shield projectors. :sweet:

I was certain that you’d SNOT the mandibles and use those arch pieces to represent the maintenance access bays, and the result looks even better than I had expected. Judging by the tiles on the sides and the space between the innermost access bays and the wedge plates, though, it looks as if you had intended to attach the mandibles about two studs farther in but didn’t. (The jaws also look a tad bit short.) But I can excuse the excess length because you’ve achieved one thing I have yet to see on any other LEGO Falcon – the tow-in on the mandibles! :thumbup:

Once this is finished, it will trounce even ototoko's!

Indeed. The Millennium Falcon is notoriously tough to recreate in LEGO really well, even with a lot more time and flexibility in scale, as most or all LEGO Star Wars fans (and LEGO employees) surely know all too well, and this is a very good rendition already, particularly given the constraints under which it was made. Nicely done!
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