Kit Bricksto

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  1. Kit Bricksto

    75021 Republic Gunship mods and purchase tips.

    80$ is a very decent price for a rebrick of this set. I am lucky enough to own the original set and I can tell you that the stickers don't add a lot more to this particular build. I don't know if the stickers for the Clone Wars gunship (from 2008?) are any cheaper than the 2013 ones but if they are some of those might be useful to you? I like your mods as I prefer the CW gunships to the EPII ones but there are two things you could add to make it more accurate to the show. 1. As Stuartn said the doors should split and the parts you added then would open to the front. Maybe the CW gunship set could help with figuring out the mechanism here. And adding a few of those trans 1x2 tiles would help blend your addition more with the set. 2. The plugs you created under the cockpit are an amazing fit. I really like how you got that round plate into the arch! To fully blend it in you could try setting it back by one plate and adding 2x2 and 1x1 quarter round tiles to it. And if you want to make the build more accurate maybe try and incorporate the round grey things that the CW gunship has on the sides? Oh and also, I really like your downsized AT-RT! I think the reason why it doesn't fit into the Gunship might be that the legs don't fold up like they do on the "real thing". If you are interested I built a minifig scale AT-RT with folding legs specifically to fit inside an LAAT/i and maybe even AT-TEs. Still, all in all this is a great way of getting this set without actually paying the extreme prices for it. I think a lot of people who didn't manage to get it when it was new will be motivated to try your rebrick after reading your post! :)
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    I think it's about a metre long. I don't have it here, so I can't measure it exactly for you but it should be something around 1m . :)
  3. Just saw that my Tantive IV was still on the list for MOCs without instructions. I am happy to report that instructions are available. For details visit the thread here on Eurobricks. :) Thank you for putting together this list. There are a lot of really cool models on there, a few of which I didn't even know about.
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    L3-37 moc

    Looks to me like there is an upside down 1x1 brick with studs on all sides behind the printed tile and the part above that is a white 1x1 round plate stuck into the middle of the LBG round 2x2 plate of the head. And yes, I think you are right about the lower torso being that wheel hub.
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    @gottabekd While I don't have any statistics on who decided to use which colour I do think that quite a few builders chose to go for the DBG wheels. I'd imagine there are two main reasons for that. One is that it represents the heat scorching on the engines better than the "new" white ones and the other probably is that it isn't really easy to get large quantities of the white ones in some countries anymore. In fact I had no real problems getting them myself but as soon as a few people had started collecting parts for this model they got a lot harder to track down (in my country at least). I guess in the end it is down to personal preference, as monkfiche said. I must say that I do also like the dark grey scorched look but chose to use the white parts because most Lego Tantive's seem to use grey engines which isn't that accurate to the original in terms of the base colour and I wanted to set it apart a bit. However if you want to stress the used look of the ship, then dark grey probably is the way to go. :)
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    @Monkfiche I really like your modifications of the interior. I can imagine it as a cool display option to have your version opened up. :) @Magnuson24 The blue version sounds cool too! I considered buying the parts to swap out for a blue version too but never got to do so. Looking forward to seeing your version. :) @ everyone else: I hope that I replied to everyone who was asking about the instructions now. If I missed your request, please feel free to write to me again and I'll get back to you as soon as I can! Cheers and continue having fun building! Kit
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Absolutely! PM me for the details. :)
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    @ClassicLook Thank you very much for the extensive feeback! It is much appreciated and unfortunately confirms what I was worried about. The engines are definitely the weak spot of this model. If I ever get to it I will redesign their structure in a sturdier way. I hope you enjoyed the build nevertheless. @Monkfiche I have not experienced any drooping of the cockpit on my version in the last year and while yours looks a bit heavier than mine I don't think that it should be too much for the structure of the "neck". And even if it is, I think you should be able to reinforce the neck itself without an extra stand. Having one under the cockpit would probably take away a lot from the elegance of the display and I would personally try and avoid it at any cost. Keep us posted on your mods for the engine section. Maybe some of your ideas can help others strenghten their models too. Oh and congrats on the birth of both your children, guys! May they grow up to be strong and healthy little builders like their parents! :D
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    Legos needed for MOCs and Factions

    That's a very difficult question and the answer will probably be very different for each of us. I sorted my entire collection of bricks a few years ago and it might not be the best way of doing it but it works for me. Same as you I didn't really have too much space so I sorted my bricks by how useful they were for me first, sorting all those I used very regularly into little drawers. For instance there are individual drawers for all sorts of tiles, one for plates with clips, one for plates with bars on them and so on, not sorted by colour though. Those all fit on my rather small desk. For all the larger parts I have a system set up where I sort them by colour and into a few categories depending on how much of a colour I have. One box for bricks, one for plates, one for slopes and one for all the rest. For all of these I use IKEA boxes, I think they are called Samla or something like that. They all fit into one set of full height shelves. Long story short, maybe you can avoid selling off your Lego again by sorting it in a way that fits your space and your needs. There are lots of parts that you will probably rarely ever need and that don't need to be sorted too precisely but you might be glad to have them at some stage. I find it very helpfull to building to have a good selection of parts at hand because while there certainly are parts and colours you will use more than others I would avoid limiting your palette too much. I really can't tell you which parts you will definitely need because the ones I use might not fit your building style. I know a bunch of people who build the same kinds of models as I do and our parts and techniques could not be more different. Enough rambling.. I think you will have to figure out what you need most for yourself. If you can, keep the parts you have right now and just start building stuff. That's the best way of finding out what you might be missing and what you really don't need. Hope this was at least a bit helpful.. :)
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    75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    According to the "Owner's Guide to the Millenium Falcon" there is a service crawlspace inside the starboard mandible that can be accessed from the forward cargo hold and leads to the inside edge of the mandible. Maybe that's where the escape pod would have it's entrance. Not sure if there is any official answer to this though. Doesn't seem like something Lando would like.. Either way, I never really liked that part of the Solo Falcon. I feel like it disturbs the proportional balance of the ship too much.
  11. Looks really nice. If you break it down it really is a simple build but it looks much grander and complex when opened up. I think you could have probably done without the clip on the floor maybe? I think it might look better to have the left side attach to the portal part like the right does, too. Any plans on maybe building the other rooms before this one too?
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    [MOC] Minifig Scale Clone Wars LAAT/i Republic Gunship

    Oh please don't get me wrong! I do like the engine design, after all it is similar to my approach a few years ago and I think you got that transition as smooth as it can be with this technique. I just think that the rest of the model is so fantastic that this "merely very good" part sticks out a bit. I see what you mean about the doors. I never realized how far they extend to the front in the CW version. I always thought they had the same overall cargo bay length and just a second door to fill the gap but it appears that there is quite a difference. Forget I ever said anything about it! :D
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    [MOC] Minifig Scale Clone Wars LAAT/i Republic Gunship

    Every now and then someone posts a MOC of something that you had considered (or even started already) to build and it's so good that you just want to give up your own attempt.. this is definitely one of those models! You just captured the shapes and profiles so perfectly. I really look forward to seeing the finished model in real bricks. I do have two little nitpicks though. I feel like the proportions of the doors in comparison to each other don't quite match the source material yet. The front doors seem to be a bit too long to me. And maybe you can find a way to make the engines look a bit smoother? The rest of the ship has such well built curves and angles that the engines look a bit crude in comparison. I know how hard it is to get round objects with a diameter of three studs. I think the part that's bothering me is mostly the tapered parts in the front. You've probably already put a lot of time and effort into the engines but if you can bear to work on them any more that might be something you could improve this already excellent model even more with.
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Looking good so far! I really like your bridge mod. Would you send me the lxf file for it? I might just try redoing my own. 15£ for an A4 sheet sounds fair enough. Is it glossy sticker paper? Still haven't added the UCS plaque to the model myself..
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    [MOC] Munificent Class Star Frigate

    Very smooth build. The ship is instantly recognizable from all angles and those renderings really add to it! Really great work!