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#1 sealslip3

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:31 PM

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Hi all, here's my contribution to the Eurobricks Star Wars Episode I Community Build. It took me forever to decide what to build, but eventually settled on the Naboo Flash Speeder. There are a few spots I'd change if I had the proper bricks, but overall I'm happy with the way it turned out. Let me know what you think!

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A close up of the Naboo Security Officer in his new ride:

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#2 Mr Man

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:45 PM

I think the engines are far too blocky and the brace mounting the turret is too high. Other than that it looks good :thumbup:.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:48 PM

I like it, and I think you caught the major features of the speeder pretty well!

View PostMr Man, on 20 February 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

I think the engines are far too blocky and the brace mounting the turret is too high. Other than that it looks good :thumbup:.
You may be right, but as he wrote, he simply lacks the proper bricks to make changes that might be otherwise desireable. Besides that, the engines are blocky in shape:

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#4 sealslip3

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:59 PM

View PostMr Man, on 20 February 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

I think the engines are far too blocky and the brace mounting the turret is too high. Other than that it looks good :thumbup:.

I totally agree with you on those points- that was the point where I started to run out of bricks  :sceptic:

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:17 PM

Not bad. The front looks nice and sleek, but I too have to agree with Mr Man that the back is much too blocky. I think the main problem is that it is far too large for minifig scale. I would redo the engines so that they are only one or two bricks high (much like on the official set), remove all the bricks on the spoiler (look how thin it is in Brickadeer's reference image!), and downsize the turret by about 50%. Then it should look great, and you'll even have some bricks left over. :classic:

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:40 PM

This looks blocky. Brings me back to '99. I would make it higher, to match with the reference picture/

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#7 Mr Man

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:02 AM

View PostBrickadeer, on 20 February 2012 - 10:48 PM, said:

You may be right, but as he wrote, he simply lacks the proper bricks to make changes that might be otherwise desireable. Besides that, the engines are blocky in shape:

I noticed, but it still needed to be commented on, besides that are blocky but they still curve round the cowlings.

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I totally agree with you on those points- that was the point where I started to run out of bricks  :sceptic:

Yeah that's a major problem with anything I try build, no bricks.
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#8 sealslip3

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:26 AM

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I'm going to make some modifications before the community build deadline comes around.




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