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#26 lightningtiger

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

Just AWESOME 'Anio', all that shiny shiny Lego ! :excited:
Congrats on being front paged with it too. :classic:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

Oh wow is that ever incredible... It's amazing to think that I actually made brief contact with a very tiny portion of this beautiful creation once...

Great work Anio... This is something really special...
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:59 PM

Oh...my... :oh: :wub_drool: Thats amazing. What's better is that it's coming from the UCS master himself. Simple build phooey! The ship is accurate and that's the best part, clearly. You've just made a lot of AFOLs dreams come true.
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#29 Anio

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:22 PM

Thank you for your kind words.  :sweet:

View PostGory51, on 29 April 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

Could you let us know how easily the bricks stick and separate after chroming? Do they still have the nice cohesion and are the easy enough to separate?
The parts are a little harder to clip and un-clip, since there is chrome on them.
Besides, the chrome does not leave. It is really chromed, not painted. The quality is equal to the official lego chromed parts.

View PostBig Cam, on 29 April 2012 - 03:51 PM, said:

As much as I dislike Cuusoo, I think this would be an awesome entry. I suppose it'd be way to expensive for TLG to actually make.
I'm not a big fan of the Cuusoo either.
I doubt Lego can produce such a ship. There is a lot of chromed parts on this ship. :/

View Postdr_spock, on 29 April 2012 - 04:25 PM, said:

So shiny.  Did the 200 euros include chroming?
Yes, fortunately !
Do you imagine 200€ and you still have to pay for chrome ? :laugh:

View PostRufus, on 29 April 2012 - 05:51 PM, said:

It's on the frontpage!  :thumbup:
Thanks for that ! :)

View PostIron-Man, on 29 April 2012 - 07:16 PM, said:

I too would like to know how the bricks work after the chroming process!
Let's say they work fine. Not perfectly, but fine.

View PostVBBN, on 29 April 2012 - 07:41 PM, said:

Does it attract fingerprints or get blurry from contact with the parts?
Yes, it does. Just like other regular Lego parts.
The thing is that fingerprints are much more visible on chrome.  :sceptic:

View PostBrickdoctor, on 29 April 2012 - 09:36 PM, said:

Well, it's not the first time someone's done this, but that doesn't make this any less impressive. Sometimes the simplest techniques are the best. Nice work. :classic:

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Despite I doubt TLG will ever produce such a ship, it is indeed the approach I try to have on each of my MOC.
And I'm glad you mentionned it. This is something very important to me.


View PostPaul Boratko, on 29 April 2012 - 09:57 PM, said:

I actually made brief contact with a very tiny portion of this beautiful creation once...
:grin:

Thank you again. ;)

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#30 TimH

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:29 PM

Beautiful and so shiny :wub: Great MOC! :thumbup:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:05 AM

Aw damn, from the frontpage I thought this was a real set. But still... :drool: That is just plain awesome. This is definitely something that TLG needs to make into a set. I haven't bought SW Lego in a long time, but I would get this in a heartbeat, even if the chrome bricks cost a fortune.

Really nice job on the shape, too. There's no way to recreate the smooth contours of the film version, but I think you did really well with what you had. And the trans-light blue rings for the engines are a detail not to be missed.  :thumbup:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:15 AM

Wow, this is gorgeous! How on earth did you do the chrome?   :wub:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:22 AM

View PostSpeedza-Demon, on 30 April 2012 - 12:15 AM, said:

How on earth did you do the chrome?   :wub:
He says that he had them done by Chrome Block City, which is one of a few BL sellers who sell professionally chromed elements.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:39 AM

Very nice! :wub:
The Naboo starfighter is a nice touch too! :sweet:
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:12 AM

Nice one Anio! Your approach to this project has been perfectly executed. In particular I feel the 'Light Bley' underneath gives it Anio's famous 'air of minimalist authenticity' in that just maybe, if we were all lucky, TLG could be ambitious enough to find the means of production to release this beauty as an official and limited UCS. The addition of the scale N1, that splash of yellow, provide our eyes with a restful respite from so much glorious chrome...

A Naboo Royal Cruiser carrying its escort fighters must follow!  :thumbup:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:51 AM

Great ship  :wub:  I need sunglasses to watch her  :laugh:
Thanks for the tip about the seller on bricklink  :thumbup:
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:50 AM

Wow, this ship is amazing beautiful.
You have really done great work.  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

Are you planning on other projects in shiny?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:47 AM

Wow, that is one beautiful shiny ship!  :wub: I don't really mind the simple build in this case, the chrome helps a lot with the sleek impression the ship is supposed to give.
I bet this MOC would be great eyecatcher in any collection.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

Very pretty!  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:    
Well done!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

You nailed it! Absolutely stunning!  :thumbup:

The most impressive thing is that the shape is just perfect and made with few parts count. It follows TLG's techniques and design very well and could be a VERY VERY good official model.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:14 PM

Hmmm, so shiny, it looks so professional, it would certainly make a realistic official set  :thumbup:
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:56 PM

Totally Sweet...I want one :sweet:


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:45 AM

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Oh. My. GOD.  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:
I love it! This is absolutely stunning; just amazing.  :thumbup:  

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:51 AM

Very nicely done. It just grabs the eye. How well does the chrome stand up to handling or building? (and now you have me wondering how well Alclad II sticks to Lego's. This is a bad mental path to go down. I came back to Lego to avoid painting things dagnabit! )

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:00 AM

One of the best Star Wars MOCs I've ever seen. You did a wonderful job building this! The envy of any UCS collection, great job  Posted Image
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:44 AM

I agree that the model is excellent, but I frown upon the chromed pieces. (and no, I wouldn't consider myself a purist)

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:55 AM

View PostLegocrazy81, on 29 April 2012 - 09:59 PM, said:

What's better is that it's coming from the UCS master himself. You've just made a lot of AFOLs dreams come true.
If you say so...  :sweet:

View PostAredhel, on 30 April 2012 - 06:50 AM, said:

Are you planning on other projects in shiny?
At the moment, no.

View PostFaefrost, on 01 May 2012 - 01:51 AM, said:

How well does the chrome stand up to handling or building?
The chrome is strong. No problem about that.

View PostDash Justice, on 01 May 2012 - 05:44 AM, said:

I agree that the model is excellent, but I frown upon the chromed pieces. (and no, I wouldn't consider myself a purist)
What would be a Naboo Royal Starship without chrome ?  :sceptic:

View PostJimButcher, on 30 April 2012 - 12:05 AM, said:

This is definitely something that TLG needs to make into a set.

View PostAckbar, on 30 April 2012 - 10:23 AM, said:

It follows TLG's techniques and design very well and could be a VERY VERY good official model.
I listend to you and put the model on the Cuusoo.

If you want that model in your collection, you can support here : http://lego.cuusoo.c...eas/view/15446#

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:02 AM

Ooh shiny. This really is beautiful I will certanly be supporting this. :thumbup:  :wub:
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:51 PM

Hi

the bottom bricks that ate only can bebseen for a short time in the video are looking like grey bricks. Am i right or is this just a kid of reflexion?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:22 PM

View PostDarth Dino, on 01 May 2012 - 12:51 PM, said:

Hi

the bottom bricks that ate only can bebseen for a short time in the video are looking like grey bricks. Am i right or is this just a kid of reflexion?

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Thant's right! Just like 10026. Grey underneath and shiny on top. Anio's followed the same philosophy as if it were a real set i.e. optimize and find balance in all ways... :thumbup:

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