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  1. Hello everyone. After a long time I have returned with a “new” MOC. The idea came some years ago, when I noticed the several inaccuracies in the official X-wing models. I already had the first two sets, but at some point I realized that the official models have enough inaccuracies to justify upcoming re-releases. So I started to think how a proper LEGO X-wing should be for me. I began with a simple LDD file which I showed two years ago here in EuroBricks. But after that I noticed my model was really unstable, so I decide to redesign the entire MOC until I was happy with it. And was very hard to be happy with the WIP, because that redesign took me a lot of time, and the final result has almost nothing in common with that first .lxf file. After delaying more than two years, that amount of time even looks wasted if you take in consideration that I still have the official versions. And the MOC is nothing new due the high number of great T-65 MOCs around the internet. Here are the pictures: -The cockpit can be opened and you can sit a minifg inside. There is also a targeting computer adapted for minifigs. -The S-foils can be opened manually like the first LEGO X-wing. -The landing gear can be retracted from the nose and the wings, like the “real” one. -The cargo bay door can be opened, although there’s no so much space inside. Thanks for your time, I hope you like it. As always, every comment is welcome. Gallery: Version 1.0 (2010) Version 2.0 (2012)
  2. Hello! Maybe someone remembers that digital Invisible Hand MOC I made a year ago. I still made some digital MOCs in my free time. This time I have made a digital MOC based on the Nebulon-B escort frigate. It was a ship I always wanted to see released as an official set. Sadly, TLG have focused more on unknown Clone Wars vehicles in the last years. But knowing the inaccuracies the hypothetical official set would probably have, I decided to design my own version. I want this model looks closer to a real set than a MOC, so I have included some features for minifigures to make use of the internal space. It contains a small surgery suite, a bacta tank, the cockpit, and there was even space for a small Hoth rebel carrier. I have also made a small Millennium Falcon for size comparison, like some UCS sets. I hope you like it. Otherwise, write your discrepancies in the comments. Brickshelf folder
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    Contest Turtle Contest - Entry Thread

    This is my entry for this turtle craziness. Here is my random turtle (or tortoise, maybe…). It measures exactly 8 studs long. More pictures on Brickshelf and Flickr. There is even an .lxf file is there is someone interested.
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    [LDD MOC] Invisible Hand

    Hello, EB. I spent more time reading than posting in this forum, but today I would like to show a LDD MOC that I have recently made. The idea began in 2009, when the summer wave of STAR WARS was already known, including the Venator set. Taking on consideration that set and the 6211, I supposed that TLG was planning to release a CIS ship to confront the clone cruiser. At that time, I though the Invisible Hand to be the best option. There are several scenes from Ep. III that happen inside this ship and have not been immortalized in any set. Then I planned how that possible set should be; I consider my idea nearer to a prediction of a set than a proper MOC. That’s the reason because I have posted the final model as a project in LEGO CUUSOO’s site. Of course, I don’t want to spam EB asking for supporters; but the MOC has been almost unnoticed in that site and I think that it could reach a better appreciation here. Like the 10188 Death Star, there is a playable interior showing each scene showed in the film. The ceiling can be removed to reveal the ship’s hangar. It includes sliding doors, two storage boxes, a crane and elevator’s entrance. That elevator communicates with the highest zone of the ship, the communications pod where Palpatine was held captive. The roof from this zone can be lifted, showing the chair to put Palpatine. The elevator also communicates with a small room behind the engines. The other middle of the ship has space for a flak gun, a corridor (where Obi-Wan, Anakin and Palpatine are captured in the movie) and General Grievous’ Escape pod. The brick arched in front of the capsule and the flak gun can be hinged for playability issues. And, of course, in the front of the ship can be found the last room that can be seen in the film, the command bridge. A pilot droid or a normal minifig can sit in the chair. Taking again the 10188 as a reference, I have included two small ships with enough space to accommodate a minifig: the ETA-2 Actis-Class Jedi Starfighters owned by Anakin and Obi-Wan. They also can fit inside the flagship’s hangar. The project also comes with a Vulture Droid on an intermediate scale that lets him interact with the mini starfighters and the minifigures at the same time. And can turn into walking configuration despite is small size. The idea was to add with the set any character who appears in this part of Ep.III. That’s why the project set comes with a large amount of minifigures: -R2-D2 -Commander Battle Droid -x2 Security Droids -x2 Pilot Droids -x2 Super Battle Droids -x2 Magnaguards -General Grevious (Ep. III variant with cape) -Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ep. III variant, with headset) -Anakin Skywalker (Ep. III variant with headset) -Count Dooku (movie version) -Chancellor Palpatine (movie version) -Lushros Dofine -Buzz Droid (New design) -Droideka (New design) -R4-P17 head (in Obi-Wan’s Starfighter) The droideka was a figure that I included at the last minute, and I must admit that I am satisfied with the result. This version of the destroyer droid it’s nearer to the minifigure scale than the official ones. It also can be turned in wheel configuration. Thanks for your time, I wish you like the model. Any comment is always welcomed. Gallery
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    [LDD MOC] Invisible Hand

    I didn’t want to resurrect the topic after such a long time, but I updated the digital model some days ago. I must say that changing the model wasn’t in my plans, but the amount of people interested on it gave me enough feedback to think there was room for improvement. At this point The LEGO Group could have their own version in the works, so I want to set the bar high. The idea is the same, but almost every brick in the design has been changed. The main purpose was to reduce the piece count. I have added also some play features. There is a complete storage floor beneath the hangar, and the ship can be separated in two parts. I have even created an UCS sticker design. More pictures in my gallery. Thanks for your time. I hope you like all the changes.
  6. Hello! I would like to share some new decals that I made for my Nebulon-B project. They follow the same guidelines than the ones I published last year for the Invisible Hand characters. Two of them are new designs: Luke with his prosthetic hand, and Lando wearing a smuggler outfit (in other words, Han’s clothes) The other two are redesigns for Leia (leg and back printing) and C-3PO (leg printing). The image works as a link to the HQ picture: And here’s the alternative version with white backgrounds: http://www.brickshel...bulonbwhite.png
  7. Nice to see your Nebulon-B already finished! I must say that I’m very impressed with the level of detail. When I made my digital MOC I forced myself to use the lowest brick count as possible, so I couldn’t add all the greeble I would have liked. I specially like how you made the engine section with every tile variation. It looks very accurate.
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    [LDD MOC] "Redemption" Nebulon-B escort frigate

    Thanks for your words. Exactly, I ‘m used to LDD and starting to use other software just for the instructions it’s tedious. To sell the instructions is something to consider if I finally make them. But the MOC is on cuusoo right now. My idea belongs in some way to LEGO, so I don’t know if it’s legal to sell it. And it’s based on an IP, so there could be issues with Lucasfilm/Disney.
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    [LDD MOC] "Redemption" Nebulon-B escort frigate

    Thanks again for the comments. Regarding the model lenght, the digital MOC is around 78 studs long (I think the measures are 63 x 17 x 37 cm aprox.)
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    [LDD MOC] "Redemption" Nebulon-B escort frigate

    Thanks everyone for all the comments. I’m not sure how fragile this is, but I have tried to be realistic. I used an internal Technic structure to ensure the ship doesn’t fall apart. But it probably would be unswooshable. The renders in my Brickshelf folder are as big as I could (my computer could take full days rendering bigger resolutions ). And yes, it’s on CUUSOO. I haven’t showed the url because I understand there’s a general distrust in the AFOL community over that site. I still think it could be a good way to ask TLG for new sets, but I know the average AFOL is tired of find people asking for supports. Anyone who is really interested can find the link inside the spoiler: It has 1671 bricks. I don’t want to share the LDD (just to prevent plagiarism on cuusoo), but I really want to show how this is made, so I’m searching for the best way to make instructions. Sadly, the LDD building guide it’s incoherent, I am not very good with Ldraw, and Lic is still in alpha stage. I think the model could be hold like you suggest, but I wanted to make this as stable as possible so you could put the minifigs in the surgery suite without seeing the model falling apart. I remember that, and I answered you with this picture. Indeed, your idea is interesting because it would result in a more spacious cockpit. However I think the bacta tank work ok for the frigate’s medical purpose.
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    [MOC] L-DI-EGO's INCOM T-65 X-wing Starfighter

    Thank you everyone for the comments. Sadly, it isn’t stable enough to play with it. It wouldn’t be a great set. I have one. But, after the LDD redesign, I corrected several things in the physical model, so they are not the same MOC. The lxf. versions are also more unstable. And I wouldn’t recommend you to build this on your own; the final MOC has about 1.200 bricks. All the T-47 MOCs I have seen are already great, so it would not be my first option for future MOCs. But thanks anyway for the suggestion.
  12. Hello everyone. I would like to show here the decals I have made for the Invisible Hand project on LEGO CUUSOO; a project which I show in the SW forum some months ago. I’m a bit purist, so it was the first time I made something like this. The figs must be from Episode III, so I have made all-new (non-clone wars) versions of dooku and palpatine, as well as new designs like the neimoidian captain Lushros Dofine. I have also added the designs for new printed elements (see the starfighters section at the bottom). And a redesign of Grievous cape; this one goes trough the arms and has pockets to retain the lightsabers. The image works as a link, so you can take a better look of the decals and download them. Thank you for your time. Comments are welcomed.
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    "Invisible Hand" characters

    OK, I now understand better. I have just added the white backgrounds version. Enjoy it. http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/L-DI-EGO/CUUSOO-Projects/Invisible-Hand/extras-and-droideka/decalswhite.png
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    "Invisible Hand" characters

    What do you mean, are you asking for decals without the light-flesh skin? Do you want to use them on yellow minifigures or something like that? Unfortunately, I don’t own the last version of Grievous. However, my collaborative friend "comandante cody" has tried to make some tests with paper.http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YLBMCgz6J78/T5F5ejL-uhI/AAAAAAAAAPY/OhF0Sa9zBMM/s1140/P1050141.JPG Obviously this is just a test; I already know that the red side of the cape should be in the opposite direction. But the size is OK.
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    [LDD MOC] Invisible Hand

    Thanks again for your comments. And thank you KielDaMan for blogged the MOC. I wanted to include a large number of minifigs because I think that this is one of the most appealing features in the current sets, and it’s also one of the main features of the 101888. It´s true that the minifigs would increase a bit the price, but some of them are droids made of common parts. However, I must recognise that Lushros and the commander droid are the less necessary characters in the set.
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    [LDD MOC] Invisible Hand

    Thanks again The use of the clip pieces for the SNOT was precisely what made my model so unstable. My current version uses techniques that are closer to an official set than a great MOC. Maybe you will prefer the old model. I will try to be fast obtaining the pieces to make the real MOC. However, I can't give to LEGO all the time I would like, so you should be patient. Very patient.
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    [LDD MOC] Invisible Hand

    Thanks! As I have said before, it has more than 3800 bricks; being more specific 3.883, including the minifigure elements, the vulture droid and the small jedi starfighters.
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    [LDD MOC] Invisible Hand

    Thank you for your comments, Linko and fallenangel309. Thank you for your appreciations about my model. Yes, the price ratio would be around the Death Star set, the lxf. file has more than 3800 bricks. If the project will become a set, probably LEGO would change the design as they have already made with previous CUUSOO projects, with the purpose of making the model more affordable. I already knew that you are a big T-65 fan, but I never suspect that you were interested in my work. Yes, the new LDD file is already completed. But the new version is completely different; I wanted to solve the stability problem with the nose, and the hexagonal shape of the underside had been lost in the process. However, I have also corrected some errors from my old model, like the separation between the wings and the size of the central body, which is now smaller. I have also change the main colour scheme to white instead of light bluish grey. I haven’t published anything yet because I want to make a proper presentation of the model with real bricks. I haven’t been able to purchase the pieces yet, so I really don´t know when will be completely finished.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2012 Pictures and Rumors

    Maybe this is the image you are looking for. From jediinsider.net. There are also images of Queen Amidala and the Imperial minifigs here and here.
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    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

    I have found a video taken during the STAR WARS CELEBRATION V, which shows the introduction from the first level, "Ambush".
  21. 7477-T1 Typhoon v.s. T-Rex Theme: DINO ATTACK ERRORS: -The string and the Hook have been separated from the entire model. -The Windscreen 8 x 6 x 2 Curved from the cockpit have been replaced by some Wedges 8 x 3 x 2 Open. -An error in LDD makes impossible to connect the Dark Red Windscreen 8 x 6 x 2 Curved. The curved slopes can't also be connected to the windscreen. -The minifigs have not the same printed parts than the original set. -The Technic Competition Cannon has been replaced by a brick-built version. -The Technic, Gear Differential, 24-16 Teeth have been removed. -The T-rex and the Pteranodon parts are not available in LDD, so they had been removed from the entire model. -The hose can't flex. -The Cylinder Hemisphere 3 x 3 Ball Turret can't be fixed together. -The Gear Timing Wheel 8 Tooth have been replaced by Gear 12 Tooth Double Bevel. -Part 32133ac05 Technic Competition Arrow with Solid Rubber End replaced by 57028c03 Technic Competition Arrow with Hollow Rubber End LFX file: 7477
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    Hello. This is my entry for the medium category (32x32). When THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK was filmed 30 years ago, there were a few scenes that were deleted. The original script contained some scenes about the wampa attacks into the Echo Base. The astromech droids sounds attracts the beasts to the base, so the rebels trap the creatures into a large room, and then they place a red and yellow warning sign on the door. Most of the wampa's scenes were removed from the final movie because of several problems with the wampa costumes and the snow. But the door sign preserves in the final film. You can see it when Han and Leia are escaping from the Echo Base. In fact, the trailer showed a clip that was also removed. In that clip, when the empire is arriving to the base, Threepio tears the door's sign, giving a “surprise” to the new guest. And that is the scene that I have recreated: the moment when the snowtroopers arrive to the door and decide to through the door. Light feature. You can found the light brick inside the abandoned control panel room. A picture with a 32x32 baseplate. More images in MY BRICKSHELF GALLERY.
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    LDD Design Contest Entries

    This is my entry (LDD ONLY) INCOM T-65 X-WING STARFIGHTER Get de LDD file here: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/L-DI-EGO/X-WING-LDD/x-w2.lxf
  24. Hello. This is my entry for the small category (16x16). According to the expanded universe, Boba Fett doesn't really die in RETURN OF THE JEDI. He confronts the sarlacc and escape. There are several comics and books that confirms that event. So this vignette represents the moment when the most famous bounty hunter in the galaxy fights with this monstrous creature from Tatooine. The lowest level represents the Sarlacc's stomach (with Boba Fett inside using his ZX miniature flame projector). On the surface you can see the Tatooine's twin suns in the sky, and a Bantha in the distance. More pictures in MY BRICKSHELF GALLERY.