joebiwankenobi

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  1. joebiwankenobi

    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Nope. Last riddle: It's not your typical rank and file.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Consider your expectations subverted on what is orange. It's a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    If they were to do a CMF, I'd want the waves to correspond to episodes or projects (i.e. Individual waves for 1/2/3 etc., and waves for shows like CW or Mando). That way, we could get renditions of the main cast, but be sure to get some background characters we haven't had in sets yet. The main characters could be done really well, too, since they could give us new accessories and such. As for Luke, they still haven't done one with his boonie hat/goggles from tatooine. We just got him with the poncho in the landspeeder, but not the hat. They could do his endor get up for the Episode VI wave since they've yet to remake that one since the original wave in 1999. There's a lot of possibilities.
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    10212 UCS Imperial Shuttle Mod

    Glad you're making some progress. Only thing that still worries me is the weight. I've been working on some things for it on and off, too. Trying to get a modernized version of Dmac's retractable landing gear in there. Goal is to see if I can get gear deployment synchronized with the wing retraction and gear retraction with flight mode. I'll drop you a DM in the next couple days to discuss ideas and show you some things.
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    Updating Your Minifigs

    The ceremonial uniform tunic and pants are actually first world war U.S. Marine corps tunics and pants, so the color is somewhere between a forest green and a german green-grey. The Russian soldier torsos from the Indy line are sage green, or in LEGO's terminology--sand green, and are considerably lighter.
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    [MOC] 501st Legion BTL-B Y-Wing Starfighter

    Consider those instructions purchased. Very nice model!
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    75301 MODs

    Very nice suggestion, and please share any pictures of it when have it assembled! As of now, I have no clue it that panel part fits into the wheel face as I suggested it might in the introductory post. I actually reworked the last system scale X Wing with this new set and made an almagamation of the two. Pretty happy with the result.
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    75301 MODs

    The Hi-Res images just released hours ago, and I'm already thinking of mods after reviewing them. Overall, I think the X-Wing has some of the best proportions although it's a bit smaller--but not by much. One of the first things that stuck out to me was the parts for the engine intakes. I'm assuming they're new and look to be roughly proportional to the old engine parts used on all the X-Wings prior to 75218. I don't know if it's a new part or not, but the closest I could find in stud.io was a 4 wide although the part in the upcoming set is a 3 or a 3.5 wide. Another interesting bit to note here is the apparent lack of rubber bands for the S-foils. Reminds me of Mike Psiaki's design for his X-Wing MOCs, and he happens to be working for LEGO now. Convenient? I had an idea of how to improve the intakes but was concerned about the internal diameter of the new part. However, upon looking at close ups, it's obvious a 1 x 2 plate will fit in there without clipping the outer wall of the cylinder. So, here's my idea using the 4 wide part as a substitute. The new part looks to be a happy medium between a 4 and 3 wide. I've already got some other ideas to try when I get my hands on the set, such as the canons, how high the astromech is seated, the landing gear, and the boxy backside, but wanted to start a thread for others to share what they've come up with as it releases. Feel free to contribute!
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    77904 Nebulon B Frigate

    I just did. No VIP points or anything.
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    77904 Nebulon B Frigate

    Wait, $40 in VIP points? I ordered three through the site and never received them either due to the mobile site allowing me to buy them when they were out of stock, too. Any tips on how to get the VIP consolation considering they let the $120 payment sit for almost a week. Still hasn't cleared my bank as of yet.
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    [WIP] UCS Jabba's Sail Barge

    Any updates on this one? There's been a good number of new elements with wedge tiles, curves, and slopes since the last post in this thread, so there's a lot that could be implemented and I'm curious on any progress that's been made.
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    Future Star Wars Sets

    Rather than a TPM wave which would have been nice last year with the 20th anniversary, I hope they do it for AOTC in 2022. There's a lot of potential for sets there that haven't been mined or rereleased.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I concur with that notion. I'll be interested to see how they look, and I'm always impressed by what can be achieved with less pieces. The alleged new nose build for the T65 has me intrigued. That was a constant sore point for me with every single model. The only one I liked was the original, which is frowned upon by most, but at least they got that indentation detail in there with a nice print!
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    LEGO Bespin Gantry comparison (75294, 75222, 10123)

    I love the addition of the severed hand and the graflex on the plaque.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2020 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    We're probably only getting one new mold, and we already know what character that is. They have existing molds for the band, hammerhead, and greedo. Plus, they can repurpose existing parts to make aliens like the wolf man head pieces or the bat head pieces and the like. I'm hoping we get another dew back. Probably some exclusive droids or astromechs.