JekPorkchops

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  1. I’d say the two pilots are from the Sandspeeder set. There are two of them and they have a new color, like the rumored recolored T-47 itself. I doubt they’re from the Han Solo movie, as the rebel starbird logo has only been defined about one year before ANH in canon IIRC, and the majority of the movie takes place before that.
  2. Yeah it's too bad you can't use the current AT-AT's next to your AT-M6. Then there wouldn't be a necessity for a smaller AT-AT. Even then, I doubt Lego would make that.
  3. [LDD] [MOC] BrickHeadz Ahsoka Tano

    A couple of the bricks used here do not actually exist in certain colors.
  4. [LDD] [MOC] BrickHeadz Ahsoka Tano

    This is my attempt in making an Ahsoka Tano BrickHeadz. I think the colors and the interesting build for the head would make her a good fit for the BrickHeadz lineup. I only used legal building techniques, but I did use particular colors for bricks that don't yet exist yet, as I'm not planning on building this with physical bricks. I designed it as if it would be an actual set however, so a couple of recolors and new prints would be made for this. The printed pieces will be: - Standard black BrickHeadz eyes (I tried blue like her minifigures have but it doesn't stand out as much in this case) - Printed white facial markings on the 1x4 tile for her cheeks and the 2x4 tile on her forehead - A print for the pink 1x2 sash - Perhaps the printed armbands on the orange 1x2 tiles and the orange diamond pattern on the side of the black 1x2 plates (one diamond per plate) Lego BrickHeadz Ahsoka Tano LDD MOC by Jek Porkchops, on Flickr I especially like how the rows of Akul teeth match the source material, with two being more or less horizontal and four being vertical. The bigger middle one is made from a Nexo Knights shield piece. Lego BrickHeadz Ahsoka Tano LDD MOC by Jek Porkchops, on Flickr I used a yellowish-green 3L lightsaber blade for her shoto, which they should really use for her minifigs as well. Lego BrickHeadz Ahsoka Tano LDD MOC by Jek Porkchops, on Flickr I hope you liked it. Please leave some constructive feedback if you want to.
  5. 75537 Darth Maul will be released in 2018. I'm very excited to get this figure, but he's going to be the standard TPM version. That means he's the same ol' humanoid figure with standard black pieces and limbs. I was kinda hoping he would be the cyborg version from The Clone Wars, so I decided to build one myself in Lego Digital Designer: LDD MOC: Lego Star Wars Buildable Figure Cyborg Darth Maul 8 by Jek Porkchops, on Flickr He is made using mostly parts in existing colours, so I have the option of BrickLinking the parts if I decide to build him (and Maul's head sculpt will be released eventually). Some changes from these pictures will be made if I were to physically make him however: *The upper leg armour will be made using the 2016 Star Wars upper leg armour shells, as they have the perfect shape. They were however unavailable in LDD. Also, both the SW and 8M shells don't yet exist in light bluish grey, so I might have to use black SW shells with custom grey stickers on them, or wait until they do exist. *The real one will have the regular lightsaber blade piece, but it was unavailable in LDD, so I used a substitute in the pictures. *The chest armour does not exist in regular red (without printing), so I could opt for a black version with custom red stickers. *I might make custom stickers of the black and red patterns for the torso piece, the chest and the upper arms. LDD MOC: Lego Star Wars Buildable Figure Cyborg Darth Maul 1 by Jek Porkchops, on Flickr I designed it as if it would be an official Lego set, so I had a lot of 'constraints' to work with because it also had to be sturdy and stable. While I by no means have any idea what the precise constraints are when designing such a set, I think there are are only a few things that would not make it if it were to be finalised: *The lightsaber hilt would probably be of the standard design, but I modified mine to look more like Maul's *The 'ribs' that hold his upper body in place are probably a little too fragile for little kids, but I think they are strong enough to be physically built, and I kept them this way because they are crucial to the overall look. LDD MOC: Lego Star Wars Buildable Figure Cyborg Darth Maul 2 by Jek Porkchops, on Flickr The 4M half beam is where it all began, as it is perfect for the shape of the mechanical detail in front of his stomach. I also like the light bluish grey peeking though, as it too is accurate. I wasn't able to make the 'ribs' round though, so that's something to improve upon. I also think the hip section should look a little more curved around the joints, but I do like the 'crotch' section as is. The hip / upper leg articulation is a little limited, like the K-2SO set, but not a lot. LDD MOC: Lego Star Wars Buildable Figure Cyborg Darth Maul 3 by Jek Porkchops, on Flickr I am very satisfied with the leg design, as it is proportionally accurate and pretty detailed. I have chosen DBG over gunmetal, because while gunmetal might look better, most of the parts used here aren't available in that colour and it looks very matte in the show anyway, not as shiny as gunmetal. Plus, the Lego figure from 2013 has a DBG lower body as well. The lower legs are made with a lot of system parts to create the shaping and the details. They are placed around a Technic axle that runs all the way through. LDD MOC: Lego Star Wars Buildable Figure Cyborg Darth Maul 4 by Jek Porkchops, on Flickr The toes are fully articulated using mini ball joints. The middle piece only has 3 ball joints, so I had to find a different way to add a fourth tow. In the end, this reduces its mobility, but it makes it more stable as the figure can securely lean on at least one toe per foot. Maul is posed similarly, with the hind toe extended back, in many of the official images. LDD MOC: Lego Star Wars Buildable Figure Cyborg Darth Maul 5 by Jek Porkchops, on Flickr The 1x2 plates on the backs of the lower legs represent details as well. The arms are very standard. I used a black bone on the forearm to subtly distinguish the gloves from the mechanical parts, and because Maul's elbows look mostly black. I wish the official Lego figures would return to this type of elbow joint, as the B-joints are very restrictive. LDD MOC: Lego Star Wars Buildable Figure Cyborg Darth Maul 6 by Jek Porkchops, on Flickr His back mostly consists of system elements. Maybe the shoulder blades could use some stickers as well. Sadly, I wasn't able to cover up the Technic pieces and that dreaded blue pin on his lower back, without making him too bulky. LDD MOC: Lego Star Wars Buildable Figure Cyborg Darth Maul Custom Torso by Jek Porkchops, on Flickr His torso is completely custom, because it needed to be 1M longer than a standard torso (underneath the torso ball attachment point), both proportionally and to make more room for the mechanical 'ribs' and the custom hips. I started out with three glatorian necks as the neck and shoulders, and with the torso ball connector. It was very difficult go make it stable enough, as there were a lot of pin connections that had to be doubled up with axle connections, all within a limited space, but the end result is as sturdy as most custom Bionicle 2016 torso's. I have to wait and see before I order any actual parts, as the design can probably be optimised a bit more. Also, I hope the Maul headsculpt will work well with this MOC. I might have to change some parts to dark red after seeing what 75537 looks like. So that's it. I hope you liked it :) Please leave some constructive feedback if you want. Bonus creepy mock-up Darth Maul head: LDD MOC: Lego Star Wars Buildable Figure Cyborg Darth Maul with creepy head by Jek Porkchops, on Flickr
  6. Al of the prelims of BPs that use stud shooters had stud shooters in them. It is very likely the new ones won't contain them.
  7. Can anyone give a hint where to find the images? They are not in the usual place as they have been removed.
  8. The minifig design is correct, and the constraction figure should follow suit. VBBN is right about the face being mostly red, but almost the entirety of the head is black. It would only need red printing for the face and the top of his head.
  9. If they'll go with TPM Maul, the only red part would be his head. So if they print regular red very lightly onto the black piece, it'll probably look a little darker because of the plastic base colour, making it both darker than regular red but lighter than dark red. It wouldn't need a new shade of red for its shells because of the black robes. But anyway, this isn't too convenient for when they later decide to make a shirtless Maul. They should really choose one of their existing colors.
  10. I would really like it to be CW Darth Maul, a TPM Maul wouldn't make much sense in the line-up but I think that's what it's going to be anyway. Since the SW Ultrabuild project was launched on cuusoo in 2012, I have been wanting a chicken-leg Maul, because the system works really well for limbs that have more than one knee. It would be a pretty interesting build, while TPM Maul would be pretty standard and the only red part would be Maul's printed head. Do you think a CW Maul should come with red or dark red parts? I don't know what would be more accurate. Regular red works pretty well on his minifigure, but dark red is more interesting for MOC'ers.
  11. The four The Last Jedi sets are still 2017 sets though. Shouldn't they be discussed here?
  12. The Best 2014 LEGO Star Wars Minifigure Round 1.7

    All are great, but Revan easily wins.
  13. I actually think Chewbacca looks fantastic! I even hated the thought of Lego trying to make one, because it would just look horrendous with their current selection of shells and fur add-ons. But they have used one of their more recent pieces very wisely, and with that printing on it, it just works incredibly well for all of his limbs. The head integrates well too, though the expression is a little weird, but I think it's okay. I like the small shells that act like his shoulders and I like the brown beast feet. The use of the bandolier piece is very appropriate. I think his satchel is made using a super hero chest piece. I'm not a big fan of his knees, the small shells look off without printing and the grey upper leg bones are a little exposed in this area. He probably won't look great from the back, but I love his bowcaster. The Praetorian guard looks awesome! Don't like the fact that it is yet again an updated version of something from the OT, in this case a Royal Guard, but I think he is just executed so well. The cloth piece coming down all the way from his waist is great, and the red is very striking. It has a nice new head mould and I like the 'faceless warrior' thing he has going on. The weapon is very interesting and it looks to be some kind of lightsaber-resistant tool. The new shoulder add-ons kinda remind me of the Knight's Kingdom figures from 2006, and the weapon pieces also reminded me of Kopaka Phantoka's blizzard blade. Rey looks great to me as well. Just built her 2016 figure, that one was pretty good but would've been a lot better without the headgear. I also feel like that one had more of an approximation of her outfit, while this new one looks to be very accurate. I like the asymmetrical cloth piece. It flows very well with the new female torso shell. Her arms look a little too bulky yet again, but that is to be expected with the use of shells. I think they should make specialized bones/pieces for exposed human arms. It's nice to see them going back to filling in the space in the foot pieces, but I don't like the fact that they keep on using the B type bones for the upper arms. I think the face also looks a lot like the character. Looks like her silver gun has been updated. I actually like the Elite TIE Pilot the least in this wave, but he's still pretty good. There's just something off about the new helmet mould to me, and it could've been fantastic. I like the tubes going from his helmet to his life support pack on his chest, are those shortened rubber hoses? Don't like the build for the pack as much as Poe's, and it appears to be attached from his back by a couple of ugly technic assemblies that run along the side of his body.
  14. LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    The Transport Pod looks horrible. It indeed looks like the cockpit of the Resistance Troop Transport has broken off. If they actually tore off the cockpit from the 2016 set, it would've looked a lot better than this garbage, but a lot smaller though :). Those added gaudy colours don't help either. Good to get for Rose and new Finn I guess. The Scout Walker does not look that good to me. It is not the most unoriginal design thankfully (I really dislike that and many other things about the ST), but at the end of the day it looks like an AT-ST head stuck on a pile of… I don't know. It looks very messy. No new characters, all existing minifig parts except for a new female Resistance trooper. Wow. After seeing that leaked toy of Kylo's TIE, and seeing the YouTuber Rebel Builder's take on it, I am slightly disappointed with the actual set. Sure, his mock-up looks a lot like a recoloured TIE Interceptor (which would be a lack of originality), but the incredibly sleek elongated wings make up for that I think. The final version does have those beautiful wings, but the front of the cockpit is just flat. The whole sleek design of the wings and the wing supports kinda builds up to something, and the cockpit face just doesn't deliver. I also do not like the dark colour scheme. I would've preferred the light grey solar panels and black frame, just like the other FO TIE's, for continuity's sake. And it doesn't need the dark colours, it looks pretty evil as is. It doesn't make any sense that the body and cockpit of the ship are black too, they should be dark grey with the current design (or, again, black when the wing frames are black and the solar panels are grey). In the end I think it's an okay set, but the repeats of the stormie and BB-9E are redundant. UCS BB-8 looks pretty good to me. It could be a little rounder, but I like the fact that the body uses the same building techniques as the UCS R2-D2 head. I like that continuity, as these will be great to display together. Looks like it has some opening compartments too, perhaps filled with some tools. I like the stand as well, though it is weird that the plaque is smaller than usual. The other 3 sets we've seen before. I think the FO SD and the Resistance bomber are both fantastic, and their minifigure selections are fine on their own (though because the entire wave is lacking in this respect, it appears as if there are also a couple of missed opportunities with these sets). I didn't think the Heavy Assault Walker was that great when I first saw it (due to its unoriginal appearance, but that's Lucasfilm's fault), but in that new picture, and next to the rest of the wave, it looks pretty good to me. I like the dark grey a lot. From best to worst: Resistance Bomber, FO SD, Heavy Assault Walker, BB-8, Kylo's TIE, Heavy Scout Walker, and Resistance Transport Pod.
  15. The Best 2014 LEGO Star Wars Minifigure Round 1.7

    Really torn between the clone and Chief Tarfful. I guess I'll choose the clone. Really big fan of all of their variants, and this one is amazing as well, though I wish the visor print was a little bigger. Can't find any faults with the super detailed Tarfful, but he's still second for me. I like the Royal Guard. I get what they were going for with the cape, as the dark red inside matches the dark red arms very well and makes it seem like they're part of the interior of the robes, but it should be a lot more enclosed (I would like a new cloth piece in the future). Ben Kenobi looks pretty good on the picture, but is horrible from the side. I know he was released half a year before dual-moulding (which Lego still doesn't use with SW figs anyway), but even then I liked the old ones with the cape better.