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joev14 posted a topic in LEGO Star WarsHey there everyone, I'm Joev14, a new guy on the forums. I got myself pretty much all the fall 2013 star wars sets, and have been experimenting with an idea I had, what if it were possible to put working lego electronic lights into a Republic Gunship and AT-TE, without using any modified parts. After much work, I have finally found a way to do lights in both the AT-TE and the Gunship. So without further ado, I present to you, building steps for how to install working unmodified lights into your Republic Gunship. Click the photos to be linked to larger versions of the images. Sorry for the change in lighting throughout the pictures, sometimes the flash from my camera makes it hard to see the separate white parts, so I don't always use it. Step 1: Begin with a standard 75021 Republic Gunship (Mine is slightly modded with orange accents and a few other things, but the base design is still the same) Step 2: Absolutely necessary parts. You will also need a wire of whatever desired length (I recommend the 15-stud long ones), and two of these lights. Step 3: Recommended parts Step 4: Remove any parts that may get in your way, including minifigs inside the hangar. I also recommend removing the wings, although you don't absolutely need to. Step 5: Remove this chunk of the ship. Step 6: Remove the two sides of the upper section of the ship. Step 7: Continue by removing all the above-shown parts. Step 8: Remove the 4 containers. It is your choice whether or not you want to keep them. I chose to turn them into a crate as shown below. Step 9: Canister pod Step 10: Remove these two pieces Step 11: Replace the four openings where the canisters used to be with these four bricks. Also, run a wire from the hanger roof through the opening in front of the handle as shown. Step 12: Place these three plates on the bottom of the battery box. Make sure to put in a 9V battery first, so you don't have to go back and do it later! Step 13: Place the battery box in the space shown. Attach the lead of wire to the battery box (make sure to skip one set of studs, this is crucial). Step 14: Place two of the slopes in front of the wire end, and two small cheese slopes behind the co-pilot. Place 2 L-shaped plates around the wire opening. Step 15: Place two 1x2 plates ontop of the L-shaped ones, then another two L-shaped plates facing in the opposite direction atop those. Finally, place two 1x3 plates ontop, bridging the battery box to the L-shaped plates. Step 16: Place two more 1x3 plates on both sides of the end of the wire. Place two rounded slopes atop them, and finally, place a 2x4 tile on top of the wire end. Step 17: Place two more rounded slopes to cover the wiring. Step 18: Reattach the remaining large sections of the upper part of the ship, excluding the wings. You may fill in the gaps as desired. I intentionally left the 1x4 block area behind the co-pilot exposed so you can still press the button on the battery box. Step 19: Next comes the lights. There is no specific way you have to place them, but I chose to do it in this configuration. With a few red studs, as well as two round trans-orange bricks, I can get the two lamps to light up the whole hangar. Step 20: Above are the parts you should still have remaining, assuming you used the same method I did. Step 21: Reattach the wings and put all your figs back in, your done! Step 22: And boy does it look sweet! What are everyone's thoughts/suggestions for this? The only thing that really seemed to have me stumped was the rounded slopes in front of the handle, I couldn't figure out a sturdier design. While it does hold up, it looks a little awkward with all the obvious spaces between the bricks. I can't figure out a better looking way to do it and still have room for the wire though. Ideas? Facecast Episode discussing these modifications: (skip to 15:20) I will be posting the guide for how to put lights into a 75019 AT-TE soon!
joev14 posted a topic in Hello! My name is...Hey there everyone, this is my first time posting on the forums, but I'm hoping that won't affect your thoughts on my ideas and projects. Earlier in the year I began a Podcast Series called Facecast (Frequent and Current Events + Podcast). I currently have two other members, Mesonak (a member of TTV), and Jeyo (a friend of mine from the Lego wiki community). However, I would like to add more members to my team. The series primarily focuses on Lego, Star Wars, and Nerf related current events, as well as a few other things that some of the other members have an interest in. Episodes are recorded on Tuesdays at 7-8PM Central Standard Time, and are released on Fridays (Every now and then, there are exceptions to this, but only rarely). We record almost every week, and only skip weeks if there is a major lack of discussion material. Requirements are that members be able to attend at least 50% of the episodes, with a reasonable amount of warning if you aren't going to attend. You must know a fair amount about Legos and Star Wars. You must have Skype downloaded on your computer, and have a microphone (internal ones are fine), as well as an area with minimal background noise. Be prepared to discuss current events and have constructive criticism and input on the topics. We are currently using CallGraph to record the episodes (This can record everyone at once without being installed on everyone's computers), but due to it being discontinued soon, we will be switching over to Audacity (Which will be required to download by every member). Any questions you may have are welcome, and I hope I can get some of you to join! Guest openings and Trial Runs are also welcome, if you would like to give it a try before making a commitment. Link to the most recent episode: Link to my Star Wars Analysis Video: As well as being a huge fan of all of the above, I am also a fan of the long lost series, Exo-Force. I am the owner of the exo-force wiki (www.exo-force.wikia.com), and I consider myself an expert on the series. I've written several fanfics about my take on the continuation of the series, and discussed it in my podcast as well. I am a MOCist, although I don't have quite as much time to build as I'd like to. I enjoy writing books, and have written several on Star Wars and Lego themes. So yeah, that's me; Joev14. :)
joev14 replied to joev14's topic in Hello! My name is...I've never thought of that, but I suppose it's a possibility. :)