lostcarpark

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    My main Lego interests include Space, Trains, Town, Star Wars and recently sculpture, but I get excited by all Lego themes.

    Apart from Lego, I like Snowboarding, Science Fiction, Reading, Writing, Doctor Who, Trains.

    I'm a former LEGO Ambassador to Brick.IE.

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  1. 75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    Wow! I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to tie that much LEGO to my wall. If you paint the wall to look like the bridge of a Star Destroyer, it would look amazing!
  2. Imperial Military Forces

    I love it. Well done!
  3. [MOC] Hide and escape

    Wow! Really great build. Well done.
  4. You could extract the parts list for both from Bricklink and compare. I think 75192 is structurally pretty different internally to 10179, so I'm not surprised Rebrickable doesn't find a lot of commonality, though I wouldn't be surprised if there's quite a few where only the colour differs. You could possibly find a half way house, where you update the most noticeable parts, like the docking rings and the cockpit tunnel but leave the bulk of it unchanged. I suspect the cockpit pieces are going to be expensive for a while, though you should eventually be able to get them from Lego's part replacement service.
  5. [MOC] Freighter Wars: YT-1210 The Canary

    Thanks for the comments everyone! @ScottishDave: I haven't yet figured out how to integrate the docking rings into either version of the UCS Falcon, but hope to put together some instructions later, hopefully for both versions. The thing I liked about the ship is that it's similar enough to the Falcon to be familiar, but different enough to be distinctive, and I've wanted to build one since I came across it in SW lore. I hope to improve it after the competition and eventually turn into a display model. James
  6. That's a really nice design. Well done. James
  7. Wow, that looks really great! Well done. James
  8. I'm sure you're all bored of YT variants by now, but here's my entry to Freighter Wars on Rebrick. Freighter Wars: The Canary by James Shields, on Flickr The Royal Andelussian Navy had long used Corellian Freighters for a variety of roles, and was quick to place a large order for the newly launched YT-1210. However, when this line was quickly superseded by the YT-1300, rumours were rife that the YT-1210 line was defective. These were denied by the Corellian Engineering Corporation, but it wasn't enough to stop the Andelussian admiralty cancelling the undelivered order and selling off their entire fleet of the model, before the navy engineers had even finished painting in the distinctive yellow and black Andelussian livery. Relations were strained with the Corellians, but eventually the situation was defused, and the Andelussian navy received a substantial discount on an order of YT-1300s. The sold off 1210s gave many freebooters a very capable freighter at a substantial discount, and it was very common for them to be customised by their new owners, but few bothered to change the hodge podge of Andelussian markings. I've been thinking of this ship for a build for several years, so the competition was a good chance to get on with it. I hope to eventually rebuild with a detailed interior and finish off bits I didn't have time for. Let me know what you think. I'd love opinions on it.
  9. [MOC] YT-1300 Space Pirate Ship

    Very nicely done!
  10. What UCS has not been done? (MOC or SET)

    First of all, it ain't UCS unless LEGO say so. It's Ultimate Collector Series, and you don't get to decide what's in the "series". That said, there are some very fine fan-made MOCs in the style of LEGO's UCS models. However, there are just as many mediocre models that claim to be UCS and really don't cut it (then again, LEGO released Assault on Hoth). You should build the model you want to build because it inspires you, not arbitrarily try to find one that's never been done before. It doesn't matter if it's been built before, look for ways to make yours better. I think you'll do better work if it's a model you really love from the movies.
  11. [MOC] Echo Base

    Some pictures of Echo Base at BrickLive in Belfast last weekend... AT-AT Attack - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr Wampa Cave - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr Speeder Bikes - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr "Target. Maximum Firepower." - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr Shield Generator - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr X-Wing - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr Tauntaun Stables - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr Ground Transport - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr Millennium Falcon - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr Hanger - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr Shield Generator - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr Rebel Trench - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr Snowspeeder - Battle of Hoth at BrickLive, Belfast by James Shields, on Flickr The 501st Legion were present. This Snowtrooper in particular was a great sport, and obviously fitted in well with the scene. 501st at BrickLive by James Shields, on Flickr Lots more photos in this Flicrk album. Thanks for looking! James
  12. [MOC] Snowspeeders

    So for a while I wanted custom Snowspeeders for my Hoth diorama. When I saw Brickdoctor's version, I just couldn't resist having a go. I built the first one for a show we held in Naas, Ireland, basically off Brickdor's LDD file, but with a few mods (mostly for parts I didn't have to hand): T-47 Snowspeeder by James Shields, on Flickr However, for larger Hoth displays, I wanted to have a fleet of them. And as I only have LDD on my desktop computer, which resides in a different room from my LEGO, building from LDD is a pain (as if it wasn't already, given the weird way LDD orders instructions). So I built the extra ones by copying the first. Working this way, it makes sense to get a production line going, so I only have to dismantle once. Snowspeeder Production Line by James Shields, on Flickr Here's the completed snowspeeder squadron, ready to defend Echo Base: Echo Base Defenders by James Shields, on Flickr One handy tip. Brickdoctor recommended red LEGO rubber bands to hold the wings together. I used these for the first one but found them a little too long (it's possible mine had stretched from prior use). I found some "loom bands" in the bottom of a tub of used LEGO, and they were actually perfect for the speeders. They're a little thinner than the LEGO ones, and really stretchy, so easy to pul over the desired parts. Once I had my squadron, what's the first thing I do? Why crash one into the snow, of course, recreating Luke's famous scene with the tow cable... Snowspeeder Down! by James Shields, on Flickr Finally, I'll leave you with my version of the box art of one of my favourite LEGO sets... 45000 Rebel Snowspeeder by James Shields, on Flickr
  13. moc [MOC] 74-Z Speeder Bike (Hoth version)

    I tidied up the background of the speeder bikes... 74-Z Speederbikes by James Shields, on Flickr And here's a version with a Hoth background added...
  14. [MOC] Speed Hover Bike concepts

    Great designs and beautiful photo editing!
  15. moc [MOC] 74-Z Speeder Bike (Hoth version)

    Some more speeder bike builds... 74-Z Speeder Bike by James Shields, on Flickr As well as an Endor version (I had to cheat as the 2x2 corner tiles don't yet exist in brown): And (slightly off-topic), a Classic Space version: The instructions are now available on Rebrickable (click here to find them).