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  1. Corydoras

    Imperial Dock

    Here's a full-size photo of the old pirate-themed MOC I've first teased in the topic dedicated to Master0889's Soldier Imperial Golden Fort. If I'm not mistaken, it was one of my first larger MOCs after the Dark Age, from circa 2009. My LEGO collection had only just begun to grow back then, and I wasn't quite familiar with Bricklink yet, as evident by some odd choices of pieces here and there, minor color inconsistencies and missing Reddish Brown cheese slopes. However, despite the MOC's shortcomings, I'm still rather fond of if and consider remaking it in the future. Sadly, this is pretty much the only clear photo I have of it. I took a couple more, but they are so dark and grainy it'd be a waste of time to show them. As far as I remember, the interiors were quite sparse. The bigger of the two buildings was supposed to be a sort of tavern, and the other one a blacksmith workshop. The tavern had a function where you could drop barrels and make them roll down a ramp by pulling on the Reddish Brown Plate covered with black tiles sticking out from under one of the windows, activating a trapdoor.
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    Imperial Dock

    Check the first post. If I had them, I'd have posted them here. I built it a decade ago, and it didn't last longer than a few months. As I have stated already, my LEGO collection had only just begun to expand back then, and I needed the bricks for other projects. Lately I'm trying to reconstruct the thing digitally based on the photo, making some upgrades here and there.
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    [MOC] Sabre Island

    Very nice remake of a classic set. It appears a little bit dark, but I guess it's just the lightning in the photos. The use of Ninjago snake piece as a wisp of smoke from the chimney is quite ingenious.
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    [LEGO IDEAS] Soldier Imperial Golden Fort by Master0889

    My own, from circa 2009. I still like it enough to consider remaking it. In case someone needs a clarification: the criticism on my part was never meant to be a personal attack, I've simply voiced my honest opinion on the MOC, which in my eyes suffers from an unnecessarily garish color scheme and overabundance of details. I feel it could be improved. At the same time, I respect other people's positive opinions on Master0889's creation as it is. Everyone has the right to like or not like something, and it's always good to have some diversity.
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    [LEGO IDEAS] Soldier Imperial Golden Fort by Master0889

    I'm a pirate man at heart, and I appreciate the original soldier/imperial striking white/yellow/red color scheme, but I like it to be somewhat coherent, not all over the place.
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    [LEGO IDEAS] Soldier Imperial Golden Fort by Master0889

    My topics do not reflect what I usually build at all, as I rarely even shoot my MOCs and haven't done it for years. And to answer your questions, I have trouble noticing what works well here because of how cluttered the build feels. Well, I feel the 2015 line was hardly the highest point in the LEGO Pirates history, but that's just my personal opinion.
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    [LEGO IDEAS] Soldier Imperial Golden Fort by Master0889

    Eh... I don't like this at all. It looks more like a long wall than a fort to me, has garish and incoherent color scheme, and the viking-like boat, obviously inspired by set 7016, seems out of place in a pirate MOC. The whole thing oddly reminds me of all those Chinese knockoff pirate sets rather than classic LEGO.
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    [MOC] Coralia

    She's cute! Really nice use of the dark red octopus piece. One thing I feel could improve the model is some sort of mouth. I know it'd be hard to pull off at such a small scale, but certainly not impossible.
  9. While browsing an online shop I came across two sets that I haven't seen before, and which are apparently based on the "Star Wars Resistance" animated series - a red TIE Interceptor and another weird-looking TIE variant. Were these officially released already or is it some kind of leak?
  10. Hmm. The official images of the two Kashyyyk sets instead of Kashyyyk camo battle droids show 2x AAT drivers. Their painting is quite different.
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    [MOC] U-Wing Midi Scale!

    Amazing, looks like the real thing! I really enjoy the midi scale and your rendition of the ship in it is perfect.
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    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    They did? Never noticed it, and I've seen "A New Hope" many, many times.
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    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    What are the silver lines on the Tie Striker pilot minifigure supposed to represent? Are they some kind of markings that only Tie Striker pilots have? Or are they supposed to be gloss, just like all the gray lines on white helmets are shadows? Is the minifigure more or less the same as regular Tie pilots? I need one, but I don't want the "frowny" Rebels version that came with Tie Advanced Prototype.
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    75119 Jyn Erso mods?

    What I didn't like about 75119 Jyn Erso constraction figure was the fact that the character does not actually appear dressed like that in any scene in the movie. The only location where she wore the hat with the goggles was on Eadu, but she wore it complete with a cape/poncho (dunno how to call that piece of clothing) like in the U-Wing set (75155), an ammo belt and a breathing mask of sorts. She should look like this: The question is: since the head can't really be swapped to one without headgear, has anyone attempted to make the figure more accurate by adding the missing outer garment and accessories? I suppose the cloth doesn't have to be original LEGO, just something custom made.
  15. Is is just me or are some of the prints of lackluster quality? It's especially noticeable on some of the characters who bare their teeth grinning. The white print looks incomplete.
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    [MOC] MINI Death Squadron

    Not bad, byt they seem a bit plain to me. It's almost 100% plates, maybe you could try adding some other pieces, like round plates, grilles and cheese slopes to make them more interesting?
  17. Hello, Recently I've bought the 75523 Scarif Stormtrooper set and I have a few nitpicks about it. Is it just me, or are the legs on these action figures awfully stiff and hard to pose? The little dark bluish gray friction pieces seem to be the problem here. The feet on my own trooper barely even move because the pieces give so much unnecessary friction, also making the legs longer than they should be. I had some difficulties putting on the foil "skirt" piece, despite following the manual really closely. I was about to give up and not put it on him, but I eventually succeeded. I still think there is too much strain on the foil piece and fear it would tear someday. Last but not least, a problem related only to my copy of the set - the main printed torso piece had a small, but noticeable dent on the chest, probably too small to ask LEGO for a replacement part. I know the trooper is supposed to look dirty and battered by the sandy terrain and so it shouldn't bother me that much, but I still wanted to bricklink a new torso... until I noticed the set is not yet inventoried on BL. Any ideas where could I get the piece?
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    Seriously? I mean, seriously?
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    AT-AT Troop Capacity upgrade (MOD: 4483)

    Ugh... You should clean your bricks, mate. I haven't seen this much filth since I lived in a flat with some college kids...
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    [MOC] Another AT-ST version 2

    I really like this AT-ST, but the legs seem a bit overgreebled, they appear too detailed compared to the "real" thing.
  21. Azari the Fire Elf is homeless in canon, so I decided to build her a house, heavily modding the main part of 10245 Santa's Workshop. Sorry for the poor quality photos, I might replace them with better ones later!
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    Azari's house

    I tried using the 1x3 curved slopes, but it looked really bad, making the whole thing look unnecessarily wide. And 3s' are pretty much the only curved slopes available in magenta.
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    Azari's house

    Thanks, guys! This is my first Elves MOC, but hopefully not the last, as I plan to build an entire elf village in the future, with more houses like this, a tavern, a herb shop and more.
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    Azari's house

    Do you mean no roof at all? XD This is pretty much the only gripe I have about the official sets - the buildings have no roofs, just some curved slopes at the front making it look like there is a roof.
  25. Sorry, it sounded like you meant the piece itself. As for the set itself, it's great! I wonder if it could be expanded by adding the structure from 41179 and the evil fountain from the Fire Dragon set? One thing that bugs me, though, is the fact that Ragana's throne is located outside the castle tower, which seems kinda impractical.