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#1 BaronSat

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 06:55 PM

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...or should I call it : "Lego ABS Death Star"??? Anyway here's my last model, more photos to come this week... if flu don't kill me before

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And here's another view with Vader and Ben fighting and the big screen in the control room

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BTW I don't know if that's interesting but I made a close up of my Vinyl caped leia
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Another photo to finish. On this one you can see the Trash compactor wall has moved.
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A new picture today, a close up of Darth and Ben
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A new photo today, a close up of the Death Star gunner
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Another close up : the trash compactor

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like that ?

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A close up of the Imperials at work

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I have a few left photos like this one showing the inner part (just under the gunner turret)
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and this one I have just made

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not a lot of action but good view.


Comments are welcome, but don't be surprised if I'm a bit long in answering "cough, cough"  ;-)

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 07:34 PM

Nice.  *y*  Is Leia wearing some sort of dress type thing there? Anyway, good construction. I've got to admire the overall shape as well.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 07:35 PM

amazing! maybe a bit to colourful though
*y*  :-D  *y*

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 08:32 PM

View Postcasewindu, on Feb 21 2007, 07:35 PM, said:

amazing! maybe a bit to colourful though
*y*  :-D  *y*
I think that's the idea, being as it is based off an existing toy.
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 11:23 PM

Very cool! But wasn┤t Darth Vader in the original model outside the DS chasing X-wings, like a screen in the
Combat Information Center would suggest?

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:01 AM

Vey cool!!!!!

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 09:17 AM

^ what Jonsocal and Asuka said!  ;-)  I always wanted one of these as a kid. Why can't Lego make a proper Death Star playset of their own?

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:01 PM

View PostBrainbox, on Feb 21 2007, 08:34 PM, said:

Nice.  *y*  Is Leia wearing some sort of dress type thing there? Anyway, good construction. I've got to admire the overall shape as well.

Oh, and get well soon  :-)


Yes, she's supposed to be a vintage Leia, so I cut a vinyl white cape for her.


View Postcasewindu, on Feb 21 2007, 08:35 PM, said:

amazing! maybe a bit to colourful though
*y*  :-D  *y*

View PostBrainbox, on Feb 21 2007, 09:32 PM, said:

I think that's the idea, being as it is based off an existing toy.

Right, for those which were born "too late" to know this toy, see that link
http://www.geocities...lay.html?200722

View PostAsuka, on Feb 22 2007, 12:23 AM, said:

Very cool! But wasn┤t Darth Vader in the original model outside the DS chasing X-wings, like a screen in the
Combat Information Center would suggest?

That's why I prefered to make a "mosa´c" screen instead of a sticker... no in fact that's not the reason but it could have been a good one ;-)

And here's another view with Vader and Ben fighting and the big screen in the control room

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:20 PM

Ahhh, that┤s even more cool! Very fine bridge and CIC!  *y*

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:38 PM

HOW are you such an amazing builder?!? HOW?!?
(FAAAAAR better then i could ever do,just like every pother MOC you made)
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 05:37 PM

I had the original palitoy death star and you have done such a amazing MOC!! 8-░ The bridge and hanger look wonderfull!!! *wub*

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:14 PM

View Postmaiq the liar, on Feb 22 2007, 02:38 PM, said:

HOW are you such an amazing builder?!? HOW?!?
(FAAAAAR better then i could ever do,just like every pother MOC you made)

Thanks, but should I believe a guy named "the liar" ???  :-D  :-D  :-D

View Postmutley777, on Feb 22 2007, 06:37 PM, said:

I had the original palitoy death star and you have done such a amazing MOC!! 8-░ The bridge and hanger look wonderfull!!! *wub*

Thanks and pleased to meet another guy who had this toy. BTW what happened to it?

I forgot to mention that the model is made of 9 parts that can be easily disassembled like the original toy. Maybe I should shoot the parts to show that?

BTW I don't know if that's interesting but I made a close up of my Vinyl caped leia
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:24 PM

View PostBaronSat, on Feb 22 2007, 07:14 PM, said:

Thanks, but should I believe a guy named "the liar" ???  :-D  :-D  :-D
Thanks and pleased to meet another guy who had this toy. BTW what happened to it?

A very sad and a bit embarrassing story that one. :-$  :-D When i was about 12 i moved on to transformers from star wars. In a moment of complete madness i gave all my star wars figures (about 100) and all my ships and playsets (about 25) away to a friend. *wacko* This is not one of my greatest moments of my life as  you can imagine. :-D

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:24 PM

Sweet. Did you use the money from selling Puerto Bricos to finance this beautiful MOC? :-P

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:08 PM

View Postmutley777, on Feb 22 2007, 08:24 PM, said:

A very sad and a bit embarrassing story that one. :-$  :-D When i was about 12 i moved on to transformers from star wars. In a moment of complete madness i gave all my star wars figures (about 100) and all my ships and playsets (about 25) away to a friend. *wacko* This is not one of my greatest moments of my life as  you can imagine. :-D

Well maybe your friend became a true SW collector after that... or sold the whole lot on ebay and he's rich now  :-D  :-D  you should look after him >:-)
When I was a teenager my whole SW collection (excepted for 3 figures) was stolen during summer holidays.
So now people who has the saddest story?  ;-)


View PostDarth Doggfather, on Feb 22 2007, 08:24 PM, said:

Sweet. Did you use the money from selling Puerto Bricos to finance this beautiful MOC? :-P

No, I used Puerto Brico money to buy beer... a lot of beer, food and presents for my lady.
I shouldn't say that because many people will hate me, but the Death Star only used a very small (ridiculously tiny) portion of my brick collection. But that's because I'm a compulsive guy that buy Lego all the time. Happilly I don't have children to feed otherwise they would be very skinny. >:-)  >:-)

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 08:25 PM

I like the colors you┤ve used, and the different scenarios are all very detailed and nice.
Now it would be cool if you had some kind of swivelling Xmas tree stand....

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 12:53 AM

*Eyes rancor on your site*
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Posted 23 February 2007 - 01:25 PM

View PostAsuka, on Feb 22 2007, 09:25 PM, said:

Now it would be cool if you had some kind of swivelling Xmas tree stand....

That's a good idea, I must see if I can do that...

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*Eyes rancor on your site*
How much is 150 Euro in USD?

That changes everyday, check an online currency converter like this one http://www.xe.com/ucc/

But if you want to talk about bussiness contact me directly, this forum is not made for that.


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Posted 23 February 2007 - 07:27 PM

Sweet! Great detail! I really like the Garbage chute place. The part in Ep. 4 when Chewie, Luke and han are running through the Death Star is cool too. KUTGW!

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 07:04 AM

View PostBaronSat, on Feb 22 2007, 02:08 PM, said:

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No, I used Puerto Brico money to buy beer... a lot of beer, food and presents for my lady.
I shouldn't say that because many people will hate me, but the Death Star only used a very small (ridiculously tiny) portion of my brick collection. But that's because I'm a compulsive guy that buy Lego all the time. Happilly I don't have children to feed otherwise they would be very skinny. >:-)  >:-)
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Beer's good.  I love dark beer *sweet*  Hope the lady enjoyed her presents

I hope you don't have kids for a while at least. *skull*  *skull*  *skull*
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Nice MOC *y*
Lots of detail for the size.
I love how the walk way is made in this portion:
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Leia's vinyl cap looks really good. Glad you did a close up.

For the contol room officers, would the helmet from the new at-st work better than the ninja ones?

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 09:40 AM

It's really nice, a good copy of the original, but only a pity that you used a TIE cockpit for the gun on top, whereas the original is more shaped like an X-Wing cockpit I guess:
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Perhaps with the new Life on Mars sets arriving with orange cockpits his year, you can still change that part.

Otherwise I really like the model :)

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 10:30 AM

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Right, for those which were born "too late" to know this toy, see that link
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DAMN. I grew up during that time, and my brother had the tall Kenner Death Star... but for being cardboard, i almost like this one more.
The artists did an EXCELLENT job on it, between placement of images and the images themselves.
The sturdy supports make it all the more cooler.

We also had a cardboard set that was supposedly rare, a Cloud City one, complete with a cardboard chair for Han to be tortured in and a hole for Luke to be frozen in. : p
I bet a SW site out there has the pieces scanned... that'd make a sweet moc along the lines of yours.

Props for giving the Leia minifig her "classic" Kenner look.  :'-)
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Posted 24 February 2007 - 10:40 AM

that model has inspired me to make my own but i need help to know how you done it,
firstly, how did you make and connect the walkway?

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:06 AM

can you please take photoes of how you built that model and put them on brickshelf

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 01:15 PM

View PostHJR, on Feb 24 2007, 10:40 AM, said:

... only a pity that you used a TIE cockpit for the gun on top, whereas the original is more shaped like an X-Wing cockpit I guess:

Yes on the original toy the cockpit looks definitively like an X-wing, I knew that but I think the Lego x-wing cockpit isn't very interesting alone, the Tie cockpit is much more characteristic. So I decided to be less accurate and chose the part that was the most esthetic in my opinion.

View PostJINZONINGEN 73, on Feb 24 2007, 11:30 AM, said:

... The artists did an EXCELLENT job on it, between placement of images and the images themselves.
The sturdy supports make it all the more cooler.

We also had a cardboard set that was supposedly rare, a Cloud City one, complete with a cardboard chair for Han to be tortured in and a hole for Luke to be frozen in. : p
I bet a SW site out there has the pieces scanned... that'd make a sweet moc along the lines of yours.

Props for giving the Leia minifig her "classic" Kenner look.  :'-)

When I was a kid I hate cardboard toys (like a Western fort I had) because everything was flat but since I learned to appreciate the magic of drawings and the spirit insuflated by the artist. There's many little stories in that toy, it's like a comic becoming a toy.

I know and love the Cloud City playset and as I'm thinking to a Bespin model since I have finished the Death Star, I try to see how I could use it in a larger model ???


View Postdr01d3k4, on Feb 24 2007, 11:40 AM, said:

that model has inspired me to make my own but i need help to know how you done it,
firstly, how did you make and connect the walkway?

Yes I realised that I didn't shot the model unbuild and it's important because the parts are assembled same way as on the original toy.


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