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  1. LEGO stores (USA) have a double points program going on until Sunday. I just purchased my Millennium falcon and got 1600 points. This will not include any new LEGO purchase such as the new Y-Wing. But, considering they had 16 UCS Falcons in stock for the event, I could not pass this opportunity up. They also gave me a free Darth Vader mini bag kit. Now I need to think about how I want to spend that $80 in points next time.
  2. 21314 - LEGO® TRON: Legacy

    Doesn't the LEGO team work with the original designers to develops the final project? Based on the video review it sure sounded like they went back and forth quite a bit in order to nail the design.
  3. 21314 - LEGO® TRON: Legacy

    Those parts are transparent dishes with printing on them. The hollow part is the fact you see through the dish. They are using round plates. If you watch the teaser trailer you can tell how they made the wheels.
  4. 21314 - LEGO® TRON: Legacy

    I am trying to figure out how they made the set 230 pieces. I looked the images and figured out the display base is 30 pieces each. The minfigs with accessories and hair are 22 bricks (if you do not count hands). That means the light cycles are 70 pieces each. I tried to duplicate the set in LDD and keep coming up with 144 pieces. Because the cycles have rotating wheels I used technic bricks and pins, with a 3 wide bar inside to hold the wheels together. Most of the set is visible so I am not sure how they got the light cycles from 81 pieces to 70. If I take the bar out, one side of the wheel falls off. My assumption is I am somehow using more parts that they are in the wheel design. I know it releases in a few days, I just thought it would be fun to figure out the build. You can see the LDD file I did on my account. Light Cycle LDD file
  5. 21314 - LEGO® TRON: Legacy

    They did custom make a new helmet, offer several parts in new colors and best of all, still designed a display base for it. Appears to show the wheels do spin. I didn't expect that. For 230 pieces I would expect most sets to be fairly priced at $25. Considering all the design, new elements, new colors, and pad printed pieces I am happy to pay the extra $10. This set may inspire me to add to the theme with a 15 in tall Recognizer (LDD design in progress). I may do a grid base display to fit this as well. The nice part about the custom face prints is that you can take pre existing printed pants and torso pieces to make their real life outfits. Kevin Flynn can be made using old Luke parts.
  6. 21314 - LEGO® TRON: Legacy

    It appears that the wheels to the light cycle are hollow. We may be able to use the curved tiles instead of the dish. The more images I see the better I like this set. I am happy to see that the set comes with a light trail. I cannot expect it to come with a display stand, unless they do something similar to the Ecto-1 set. I plan on building a nice display for it. Surely this set is going to release official images this week. We are two weeks away from launch.
  7. Thanks, I am famous now. I love doing this option every time I build a model to check myself. I get these questions a lot since I have done LDD models. I will share this link because ypu simplified it.
  8. 21314 - LEGO® TRON: Legacy

    The LEGO Facebook page posted a signing event for the Tron set for March 29 and the official set release on Saturday, March 31.
  9. 21314 - LEGO® TRON: Legacy

    I am sure thy are using PUNS, but they did say Clu on their Facebook page. "We changed the algorithm on this one…need a Clu? Coming soon!" I would love this set sell really well beyond they expected like Ecto-1, enabling them to justify doing a companion set staring Flynn, Clu and Tron in Retro attire. That would be awesome and small enough for us to buy without breaking the bank.
  10. 21314 - LEGO® TRON: Legacy

    I agree the new set actually makes it look skinnier. The design works and they might be adding a light trail using window panels. I wish they had a Clu and Flynn. I would spend an extra $10 just to have those added.
  11. 21314 - LEGO® TRON: Legacy

    I wish they created new discs, but it looks like they are a 2x2 round tile. I plan on getting a few of these sets and modding it. Great figures, excited to see this in stores.
  12. [MOC] The X-Wing Strikes Back

    You beat me to it. I use that guide each time I upload. Some people uploaded the file to studio and was able to download a list. Not sure if studio has all the current parts, but it is also worth a shot.
  13. I think you got the back done. I like this solution and glad you went and did this. The third option makes it look correct, yet the least distracting. All these mods are helping this model out tremendously. I look forward to seeing pwople tackle the bottom. I think I would somehow tackle the gun turrets and resize it.
  14. I'm quite pleased with those pad printed pieces. I think I will buy some for those consoles. I wish we could buy them individually. I will be physically building corridors instead of using those panels. I would be more than happy to sell the corridor panels. I don't need them. I understand why you like the other. I appreciate trying the suggestion. I think I will use this as my preferred choice. Both look great.
  15. The Journey back to Echo Base

    All good points. I am taking a break from this project to finish several others. Maybe I will have better solutions later as I think about the cairns in the back of the base. I did go to Lego store to view the falcon, since I currently do not own one. I plan on using it for parts. I think I will take the falcon and combine it with Marshal's version. Both are within 4 bricks of each other so I cannot unseen the huge difference his version does and achieves. I think having the official printed cockpit and such will help mod Banana's version quite well. I would love to make it have a full interior, but frankly I care more about proportions and how it would look displayed in the hangar or on a shelf. I do plan on doing an LDD file with the conversion so everybody has a chance to build the ship I do. Whether I can physically build this huge base in the future, I will at least have the base built in LDD. I think it would be lovely to do every single room of the base and make the whole thing modular. This would be a great community project for a convention. I could imagine that 4 to 6 people could easily build the hangars, and some of the inner rooms. Based on my math Echo Base would need to be 35 x 30 + baseplates (48 stud plates) I could be wrong. The transport hangar along is about 3 times the size of Hangar 7. I wish somebody did a cargo transport to scale. That would need to be 6 to 8 feet long I think. Not sure of the size, never did the math. If only I won the lottery, I would invest in doing all of echo base myself and try to get it housed at a lego land or somewhere people could see it in public.