Cody Startale

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  1. [SoNE Ep 17] Traversing the Forest

    Great stuff as always, very well written! It's always a joy to read through Beltar's missions. Well built too, I like that you used barrells for trees, that's very resourceful. Shoulda thought of that!
  2. [Ep. XVII] [Rebels] [Week 7] Zabrak Captives

    Very nice! I think you used the ice cone pieces very creatively for those trees. Also, you reminded me that there were differently colored variants of Bossk, I had completely forgotten. Nice use of the Yoda torso for that one Trandoshan, pretty clever. Let's hope Josh isn't in over his head with his troops for this ambush!
  3. Now, I've been wondering this for a while now, usually when assembling a new set and just shrugged it off eventually. But now, I am really curious, so I apologize if this is common knowledge that just escaped me so far. But I would really like to know why sometimes, TLG goes for outright weird or almost nonsensical color choices for their sets. Specifically parts that will be obscured by other bricks eventually! Like with MOCs, people use to build the "inner" part in whatever color they have available and have the "exterior" colormatch and represent what it's supposed to look like, it's a common practice. So I thought it might be the same for TLG? But when I put together the new Mos Eisley Cantina yesterday, I was just outright confused by this weird design choice: As you can see, you need to add four 1x1 round plates in the first step... only to have them be completely covered by the following steps! You never get to see those pieces again in this build! Now, I would get why for the mentioned reasons, they would just go ahead and let you build like four trans-red pieces into it, because they happen to be around in tons anyway for the stud shooters. But why do they make you even use two different colors?? One of them being silver? I imagine those are somewhat more expensive to produce than regular colors? Also, they give you extras in the set anyway, so it's not like you would be short on trans-red studs, for example. I just don't get it. Is this a common practice for TLG because they over-produced certain colors in the year prior or something? Or is this like some weird inside joke that I don't get (excuse the pun)? I just found it so weird to put this together and pay attention to grab the correctly colored studs because I didn't need 4x trans-red, but instead 2x trans-read and 2x silver, only to have them be placed inside the build and then immediately put something else on top of them and have them never be seen again by anyone. Does anyone know the definitive reason why this practice is in place sometimes?
  4. Cody: You're sure that beacon is someone friendly? Alia: I told you, it's Josh's personal code! It's gotta be his signal, so let's keep moving! Cody: ... you better be right about this... Alia: Trust me for once, alright? We're gonna run into Alliance troops sooner or later... I hope.
  5. [SoNE Ep 17.2] Surface Skirmish

    Has this been previously posted in Thrawn's office? I'm asking because it's a work of art.
  6. Episode XVII: The Battle For Endor

    I took the liberty to crop the image to the required 100x100 avatar size for you:
  7. Episode XVII: The Battle For Endor

    I think the same as before, discuss with your team each week who will be building and then post your topic just like normal when it's your turn. Only now, we can have 2 people building instead of one.
  8. Lego Memes

    I keep forgetting about this thread, which is a true shame since it has so much potential. So, let's kick off 2018 with some fresh Lego memes! And my experience with various contests
  9. [Ep. XVII] [Empire] [Week 4] Follow the River

    No comments yet? Dang! That's a superb build, small, but detailed and lively. I like the tree and the shore with the irregular water. I think you packed a lot of variety into a relatively small space. Great stuff!
  10. [Ep. XVII] [Rebels] [Week 4] Hangup

    Haha, that's better Neat work! These stormies just can't watch their steps, can they...
  11. [Ep. XVII] [Rebels] [Week 4] Hangup

    Oh, you working for the Empire now?!
  12. Episode XVII: The Battle For Endor

    How about postponing this week's deadline for a week? I think Christmas might interfere with people's building time somewhat.
  13. [BH - Rodian] Death of a Traitor

    I like it! I don't know why, but for some reason the blocky Lego-gore and blood always makes me laugh I think the house is remarkably elaborate for what is pretty much just a background to the scenery, it give of a workshop-esque type of look to me. My only criticism would be that for a Mos Espa building, between the orange roof and the colorful droid, the colors are probably just a tad too busy to remind me of Mos Espa. I think it's mainly the droid, as it has different shades of grey and red and also a bit of yellow. But whatever, it's a neat little build and personally, I never liked Rodians anyway, so carry on.
  14. [Ep. XVII][Rebels][Week 2] In Plain Sight

    Thank you, everyone @LucasLaughing that is actually trans-clear, it's indeed just the renderer that made it looking so weird. I had it trans-light blue first, but it also didn't look very good. So I think this is one of the instances were physical Lego clearly beats the Bluerender look.
  15. Marching orders: we move 3 squares up, please. Our preferred movement keeps going right and up. My first digital-only entry in this game. Don't worry, I'll go physical and comic book-style again the next time! Cody Startale and his Rebel comrade Lt. Alia Brynna have crash-landed on Endor. How they ended up on the planet's surface will be told in the near future in another free-build... for now, all we know is that our heroes are stranded on the Sanctuary Moon, cut off from their Rebel allies and fearing the detection by the Imperial forces crawling all over the moon. However, as they leave the crash side, Alia detects a near-field comm signal that is familiar to her from the days of her recruitment: @MKJoshA seems to be on the moon as well, and as Cody and Alia have spotted the shield generator when going down on Endor, they figure that a Rebel attack on the base is imminent. Not daring to signal their friends out of fear of being detected by the Imperials, they cross the plains of Endor, heading for the forest in which the shield generator is located. There, they hope to meet up with the other Rebel forces and aid them in their important mission before it is too late...