Kdapt-Preacher

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  1. Kdapt-Preacher

    [MOC] KdaptPreacher's 1:1455 Fleet --- 137 ships and counting

    #132-137, Kom'rk-class fighter/transports! At long last, we're back to ships that people are likely to recognize. Specifically, these are, from back to front and left to right: the standard Death Watch version, Bo-Katan's ship as of The Mando, the Splendour, Bo-Katan's ship as of TCW, Pre Vizsla's Gauntlet, and the Nightbrother. The difference in sizes between the two rows of models is probably a mistake on the part of Mr. Landry Q. Walker, author of the Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles, which has dozens of such errors and is maybe the worst Star Wars reference book ever published, but right now the situation in canon is that there are two almost identical but differently sized variants of this ship, so that's what we've got here. These things happen.
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    [MOC] KdaptPreacher's 1:1455 Fleet --- 137 ships and counting

    I just knew somebody was gonna ask me that, so yes, in fact, I have already made it. That's too small to reasonably post on its own, though, so I need to come up with two or three more little freighters to go with it.
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    [MOC] KdaptPreacher's 1:1455 Fleet --- 137 ships and counting

    #131, the Imperial Customs Corvette! Despite the concerns of the people messaging me on Rebrickable, I am neither dead nor done making ships. Another old Expanded Universe ship that doesn't get much love these days, this Imperial Customs Corvette has 132 pieces and is about 16 studs long. This ship is built along similar lines to the Raider-class corvette, with the thin sloped hull, so I've used the same ball joint method to attach the wings, and I'm quite pleased with the result.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2022 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    We need a moratorium on assertions about sales data that aren’t backed up by explicit sources. I wholeheartedly approve of these kinds of arguments, but if we’re gonna do it y’all need to be breaking out the actual stats rather than just declaring that things are underproduced.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    They're pretty hard to spot. There's an even subtler one in TCW, too, my favorite unit to trip people up with: the clone garrison on Orto Plutonia has markings that're just a slightly lighter white than the rest of their armor. I assume they mean my post from 19 September here.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    As much new Star Wars content as we may be getting, it's nothing compared to how fast Marvel stuff has been coming out. This is a particularly extreme case, but in the 365-day period between 9 July 2021 and 8 July 2022, there are going to be SEVEN Marvel movies and all or part of at least three and possibly as many as seven new shows (depending on when in 2022 Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and Secret Invasion are released). Of course that's because the stuff that was supposed to be released in 2020 got pushed forwards, and they don't usually keep up that kind of schedule, but they've had either two or three movies every year since 2012, plus the shows and whatnot. There just isn't time to have many sets based on anything except new content. Plus, there are way fewer Marvel sets than Star Wars sets overall--they only do around 20 sets per year, while Star Wars gets about twice that. EDIT: And, despite all that, there was actually a set based on Iron Man 1 released this year--76190 Iron Monger Mayhem. What can you do.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    If we're talking about the same scene, all the clones I can see on the ground there are 41st Elite Corps (the light grey markings just aren't very obvious in that lighting). The ones in the gunship behind Mace and Obi-Wan are an interesting case, because at the beginning of that scene (40:22 on the Disney+ version, for example) they seem to be plain, at least over the parts between their shoulders and knees; but by the time the gunship lands they're also 41st Elite. You can see the grey shoulders and belt at 41:06, although granted only for a moment. It's easier to spot that the turret gunner visible behind Yoda when the gunship's in flight definitely has white shoulders, while the one visible in the landing sequence is clearly 41st (assuming they're intended to be the same, of course--the gunners aren't a continuity error because they might just be different and we happen to only see one at a time, but I think it's more likely that the entire crew changes color between the flight and landing sequences). Regardless, plain troopers definitely do show up occasionally in TCW, so they're certainly an appropriate figure to make despite not featuring much in the movie. My only point there was that it's been just as long since they made shocktroopers, 212th, Wolfpack, 91st Recon, and so on, not to speak of the Star or Nova Corps, so I don't think it makes a lot of sense to be grousing about LEGO not being able to tell them from stormtroopers when they're receiving equal treatment as much more prominent variants. On a related note, wow, there sure were a lot of new clones released in 2014. That was quite the year for the GAR.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    You know, this comes up a lot, but I don't think it's justified. Plain white P2 troopers seem to have been virtually nonexistent under the Republic. They were pictured in promotional material around Revenge of the Sith, but if they're actually in the movie anywhere it's only for a fraction of a second (the gunner on the Guarlara might be, but you can only see the back of his head; or maybe some blurry figures in the background in the Jedi Temple hangar, although the other troopers there are 212th). There are a handful in TCW, but they don't come up remotely as often as plain P1 troopers did--there are some in the background on Anaxes, for example, and the armor Fives stole when he was a fugitive on Coruscant was plain, but overall they make up only a tiny fraction of all the troopers we see. If anything, LEGO has released more figures of them than their prominence in-universe calls for, relative to troops from virtually any specific unit. The Bad Batch is the first time they've shown up on-screen in any prominent role, so it will make much more sense to have them in the TBB sets that will presumably show up at some point than it does to put them in random RotS or TCW sets.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    It's interesting to see that other than the 4+ X-wing back in January, there's been no suggestion of any Sequel Trilogy sets this year at all. Like the lack of Sequel content in the lineup of Disney+ shows announced last year, I have to think that that's a statement on Disney and LEGO's assessment of people's level of interest in the Sequel era generally.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I strongly encourage everyone to avoid getting their hopes up about either the 187th or the 212th. These rumors are not backed by any reliable source.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    I would be overjoyed if LEGO made the 187th Legion, but that doesn't seem very plausible to me. The 187th isn't just not canon, it's never appeared anywhere in Star Wars; it was created by Hasbro for a figure pack in 2006 and has never been used by anyone but them. More importantly, the Bad Batch arc in Season 7 of TCW showed Mace leading a currently unnamed unit, which has presumably replaced the 187th in current canon. If the rumor is correct at all, it's much more likely that the clones would be the ones from TCW. The color is similar enough to the 187th that somebody could have misidentified them. They do it because people like me want them. They've already made figures of the 91st Recon Corps; surely something new is better than a repeat? That said, the Geonosis troopers are a bad example of anything because LEGO pulled them out of thin air, so you're right that nobody was asking for those.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    The other guy is suggesting that it's a corporate-directed intentional PR move, not a rogue employee, so the idea that the individual spokesperson would get in trouble for it doesn't hold up. Again, you're right that that's not a realistic scenario, but they could do it. They aren't, but they could.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    What law are you trying to cite there? It's illegal to fraudulently misrepresent the contents of a contract in an attempt to convince someone to sign it, but anybody can say anything they like about it to the general public, at least in the US. You're correct that the idea that they're intentionally lying to excuse not making a CMF series is completely nonsense, of course, but it's nonsense because it doesn't make any sense for them to do it, not because it would be illegal for them to.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Y’all might be being a little bit hard on these sets given that we have absolutely no idea what is or isn’t in any of them, LMAO.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2021 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Nobody thinks that LEGO's market research is 100% correct, but since nobody can think of any obvious logical reason for LEGO to release the same vehicles over and over when ones that are seemingly just as good get ignored, it seems like they must have something telling them to make some sets over others. The A-wing and the TIE interceptor are roughly equally prominent in RotJ, and they're similarly sized, so on the face of it one might expect them to receive similar coverage, but there have been seven A-wings released in the time since the last TIE interceptor in 2006. That's enough discrepancy that it's hard to believe that it's a produce of anything other than an intentional choice, and since nobody outside of LEGO gets any insight into why they might make such a choice, the best they can do is try to speculate about the data LEGO might be looking at that would produce such a skewed result. It's ultimately always pointless since we have absolutely zero ability to determine whether any given speculation is accurate, of course, but if people only talked about things that can be proven the world would be a less interesting place. On a completely unrelated note, pictures of the next SW LEGO magazine foil pack are up on Rebrickable, and am I crazy, or is the Turbo Tank assembled backwards? I know they've got cockpits on both ends, so it doesn't really have a 'backwards' per se, but they've got the conning tower on the narrow end rather than the end with most of the guns.