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#1 Lobot

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:15 PM

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This is my entry for the Episode I Community Build

Ok, I'll admit it that this isn't my favourite SW film but I thought that I'd give it a bash.  I simply refuse to own a Jar-Jar Binks so he's missing from this scene.  I was debating doing an 'alternative version' with Ben Kenobi slotting Jar-Jar with his lightsaber  :wink: But I digress....

Anyway, I'm moderately pleased with this; as usual limited by my supply of spare bricks & talent.  I used a couple of screenshots as a guide.  I'm quite pleased with a couple of the robots; I wanted to build the pit droid in brown, but 'Pick a brick' didn't have the necessary parts available so dark grey will have to do!  It's 30 x 24 studs & illuminated by 5 x sets of Technic LEDs.

Credit to Lego for the design of the white Gonk Droid which is very similar to the Sandcrawler version & the 'rebreather' on the floor (I love the design!)

Anyway, I hope that you like it.  C & C welcome  :classic:

Watto spots another sale:

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A slightly different angle:

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From above (without the LEDS):

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#2 JackJonespaw

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:18 PM

Very nice! But...did you say credit to Lego?  :wacko: Isn't it all credit to Lego?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:50 PM

I really like this Lobot. You've managed to pull off the cluttered, junk yard feel without making the whole scene just look a mess of Lego and imho that's not easy to do.  :thumbup:

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:59 AM

Fantastic, what i like is how watto is flying and the jusk is just enough.I also like the LED work as usual. Great job with this scene LOBOT. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:16 AM

I really like this scene Lobot, you have captured the feel. :thumbup:  It is a shame that you don't have Jar Jar.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:33 AM

Excellent creation and the LED lighting effect helps it out 'Lobot' ! :grin:
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:10 AM

I like it. Lots of nice greeble here, and like Lightningtiger said, the inclusion of the LEDs really adds to it! :thumbup: I'm guessing that's not supposed to be C-3PO in the backroom? Because he is supposed to be sitting "naked" in Anakin's room. :grin:

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:29 AM

Very nice, you have made the build 'messy' enough to resemble the chaotic sight of the junk shop, though I think it is not complete unless you have Jar Jar mucking around with that little robot from the scene
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:46 AM

I'm quite a sucker for MOCs that I've seen for the first time in brick-built, and you've really done a wonderful job in recreating Watto's Junkyard Lobot! The detailing is very convincing and is just about the right amount, not too much nor lacking, and the use of LEDs accentuate the build even better. :thumbup:

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:16 PM

This is great Lobot, it balances scrapyard detail without been cluttered. No pit droids? However will we have some comic relief :sceptic:.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:05 PM

It seems someone beat me to building this scene! No matter, I will try to create my own interpretation in due time... If everything goes as planned. :laugh:

You did some lovely greebles and details in this scene, and I love the metal hanging around. It's
a nicely done contribution to the community build. I enjoyed it.  :sweet:
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:21 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone, really appreciated  :blush: I've added a couple of extra photos which I took in daylight.

View PostOky, on 15 February 2012 - 07:10 AM, said:

I like it. Lots of nice greeble here, and like Lightningtiger said, the inclusion of the LEDs really adds to it! :thumbup: I'm guessing that's not supposed to be C-3PO in the backroom? Because he is supposed to be sitting "naked" in Anakin's room. :grin:
He's standing in for a battered protocol droid that's in the scene. If you look closely he's lurking at the back of the room and crashes to the floor when the Pit droid runs away!

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I'm quite a sucker for MOCs that I've seen for the first time in brick-built, and you've really done a wonderful job in recreating Watto's Junkyard Lobot! The detailing is very convincing and is just about the right amount, not too much nor lacking, and the use of LEDs accentuate the build even better. :thumbup:

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:14 AM

Amazing :thumbup:

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:23 PM

Looks great. Nice details. Thanks for sharing !
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:55 PM

I Love the design, how the greeting meshes with clean lines of the walls and how the various random pieces come together to create an orderly clutter. The design of the piece comes about as close to movie accurate as you can get, and the placement of the minifigs perfectly shows their relationship and status.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:27 AM

Great work!  One of my favorite locations from Episode I, and you did it pretty good justice.  :classic:
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:44 AM

Nice MOC here.  But I don't see any pit droids! :laugh: I like the inclusion of the LEDs though.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:58 AM

very detailed...
i luv the droids and those overhead machines.....
jar jar is awesome..... no offense.
but i would still love to see him get decapitated
he ca nbe a bit annoyin sometimes..... :tongue:

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:54 AM

Well, you got the store part of watto's junkyard but you didn't really build the junkyard it's self. Over all it's not a big deal because you built the watto's store in nearly perfect detail.Well done!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:25 PM

I must say, I really like you recreation of this scene. It looks real cozy - especially considered all the terrible things that happened here. I mean Watto being a slave owner, blowing up slaves left and right - and very possibly being the real farther of Darth Vader - sorry Shmi, but I don't buy that virgin Mary midiclorian story...

But I digress...

This is really well made and something I would't mind having on my shelf - even though TPM isn't my very favorite SW documentary  :wink:
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 03:39 PM

Great build. I like it a lot

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 05:38 PM

No hyperdrive for a Nubian ?

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