Bley Harvest

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  1. Bley Harvest

    [MOC] Assault on Hoth

    Looks fantastic! Love the AT-AT and AT-ST.
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    75201 First Order AT-ST MOD/MOC

    LXF file is now posted at MOC Pages:
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    75201 First Order AT-ST MOD/MOC

    Thanks Forresto! Thanks! Yeah, I really didn't want to support this set by giving it a sale, but I'm a sucker for AT-STs I guess.
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    75201 First Order AT-ST MOD/MOC

    I posted this over on Reddit, but I figure it might be appreciated here as well. My favorite Star Wars vehicle has always been the AT-ST. I was excited to see that a First Order update would be featured in TLJ, and even more so once I heard there would be a Lego set. However, like many fans, I was pretty disappointed in what Lego and Disney came up with for 75201. As lacking as the set was, I couldn't pass up those minifigs, so I resolved to buy it and build a head myself. I started out in LDD, mostly riffing on the construction techniques of 75153. There isn't a ton of reference available for the FO AT-ST yet, so I mostly used the image from the TLJ encyclopedia, and a few frame grabs from Battlefront 2. I would have loved to do the whole thing in Dark Blue Gray, but a number of the parts I utilized aren't available in that color, plus the bulk of 75201 is Light Blue Gray. I tried to find a balance between Light and Dark, and I think it is mostly effective. I've had generally bad experiences with BrickLink, so I placed a Bricks and Pieces order totaling around $50. Pieces arrived yesterday and I finally got the whole thing together last night. While I wish Lego would have given us a complete First Order AT-ST, I actually had a lot of fun designing and building this one. Hope you like it. Full Gallery Here:
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    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    I'm wondering if anybody has any insight on how Lego determines which sets go on sale, specifically with regard the Force Friday TLJ wave. I've noticed that here in the US, the same few sets (Kylo Tie Silencer, BB-8 and Resistance Transport Pod) have been consistently around 20% off at Target, Walmart and Toys R Us, but the rest of the wave has remained locked at MSRP (or in the case of TRU, a few dollars more). I have to assume that Lego is dictating to the retailers what they can and can't put on sale, but what is the reasoning? I've been holding off for the Resistance Bomber waiting for a sale, but it hasn't budged. It actually has a higher $ per piece ($.14) than Kylos Silencer ($.126) and BB-8 ($.09), so in my mind it would make more sense to put that one on sale and present a better value to the customer. Then again, it could all be random and I'm reading too much into it.
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    [MOC] AT-ST

    This looks absolutely fantastic! Looking forward to seeing photos of the brick built model.
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    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    Picked up 75154 TIE Striker for $34 at Target this weekend. I loved Rogue One, but was a bit indifferent toward the design of this ship. For that price I figured I could MOC a Tie Interceptor out of it, but I ended up doing the official build and really like it. Looks great next to the U-Wing and Scarrif sets.
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    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    I recently moved across the country so I haven't bought a new set in awhile. As part of my packing I meticulously disassembled all of my sets and have been slowly rebuilding them all summmer, but I missed that feeling of a new set - slicing the tape on the box, opening the numbered bags along with the instructions and sorting the extra pieces into my collection. I know TLJ sets are right around the corner, but I got impatient and on a whim purchased The Phantom 75170. I do watch SW Rebels and have a few of the sets, but I was primarily buying this one for the Thrawn and Blind Kanan minifigs. Even knowing that, this was one of the most disappointing sets I've bought in a long time. Not only is it barely passable as the ship from the show; it is overly reliant on stickers, the cockpit had no hinge, the landing gear doesn't line up, and the lasers are difficult to trigger. Blech! Apologies for the gripe fest; I wish I had something better to say about it. If you are on the fence I would avoid this one unless you really want the figs. I guess the BL prices for Thrawn and Kanan probably make it a wash if you get the set on sale like I did. Maybe I'll check out some alternate build videos.
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    Updating Your Minifigs

    You beat me to it! Just got my B&P order and updated all of my Hans with the new hair. They look fantastic! I had mixed feelings about the new wig at first, but I can't even look at the bowl head anymore. Now we just need a new carbonite mold...
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    I've only gotten back into collecting within the last year, but I was hoping somebody here might remember - when the current Luke wig first came out, was it immediately available on Bricks and Pieces, or did it take awhile? I've been checking regularly for the new Han wig, hoping to update my minifigs with the new do. It has been out of stock since the release of the Death Star, and appearing again in the Desert Skiff hasn't improved availability. What I find odd is that the official Lego name (MINI WIG NO.117) isn't Han specific like Luke's (LUKE SKYWALKER WIG). It makes me think it will eventually be used outside of the Star Wars license, and theoretically more likely to appear on B&P.
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    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    Today was the winter wave release in the US so I picked up the new Y-Wing and A-Wing. I would have gotten the Desert Skiff and possibly the Landspeeder (mostly for another Tusken Raider) but they were nowhere to be found. Toys R Us has most everything else - Microfighters, Yoda's Starfighter, Duel on Naboo, Phantom II, Battle on Scariff. I don't remember reading that those two sets were exclusives, but neither are listed on TRUs website, and nothing is up on Target yet.
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    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for confirming!
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    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    I have a question about the braided hairpiece used on the most recent Hoth Leia minifig. I didn't have one of these in my collection, so I bought the keychain version and melted the metal post out. It left a pretty big hole in the hair piece, which I planned to replace with an order I was placing on Bricks and Pieces. When I got my order, I was surprised to discover that the replacement also had a hole, albeit smaller and cleaner than the keychain. I was wondering if anybody could confirm if this is how this piece is manufactured? I can't think of any other hair/wig pieces that have holes in them.
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    Assembling the Lego Star Wars TFA Game

    Has anybody been able to recreate HURID 327? Not sure if the parts are available in the colors depicted in the game, but he looked pretty cool and movie accurate to me.
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    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    Most Target stores that I have been in still have them at the very bottom of the impulse items in each checkout lane. Then again, maybe it got bumped for the new Batman polybag that is starting to show up?