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  1. I did a quick comparison between the falcons, I love the new parts and building techniques – in most parts a huge improvement!
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    this is the old one ;)
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    To me, it just looks like a local reseller advert.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    this is legit - 100%. All elements like cockpit, docking ring and exhaust from the quick teaser trailer are in line with the leaked image.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    There are some interesting bits in the teaser, yes everyone got the bb8 but there is more (it's speculation obviously) but I am trained for Falcon bits and pieces ;) Top right corner: maybe the new cockpit piece? Close to bb8 on the left, the brickbuild circular part: I`m betting this is one of the six exhaust vents on the back of the Falcon, why? Because I`ve tried several designs for my Falcon MOC and this build with the new quarter round tiles (tile, round 27507) could allow a more detailed solution, at a slightly bigger scale. The old "dish element with openings" close to bb8 on the right, will be used for the top window of the turret (similar to the old UCS Falcon) This ladies and gentlemen is the base construction/core of the cockpit, there are computer panels on the back wall of the cockpit visible (tile decorated 3069bps1). They are using a similar technique as used for the Saturn 5 set for the cylindrical part of the cockpit, rounded slopes are visible in the right corner and flying on the left side, ready to connect. The new canopy pieces will perfectly fit to the studs pointing forward. In the last frame, there is the docking ring visible in the lower center of the frame (quite a similar build as used in my model) This is really exciting guys! I`m sure we will get a big improvement over the old design.
  6. Hey there. After a long absence of eurobricks (I've managed to loose my PW and wasn't able to reactivate my old account ) I'm using now the chance to showcase my latest two MOCs in this topic as those are somehow related. Probably most of you have already seen a feature of my Shuttle Tydirium on blogs as eurobricksstarwarsforum (amazing article by the way, thanks!) and elsewhere. In my latest works I`m trying to create a key image for each model, therefore I'm often building a whole scene. I think this is an extra challenge and also a nice way to present the model differently. For the Shuttle Tydirium I went with the two scenes below: The goal is to present the model in the best way, so I had to adapt some points in its favor as camera angle, proportions, lighting and so on. All the elements in the shot are created with physical bricks (except the sky/backdrop). But to showcase the model with all its details and features a video is still the best medium. What do you think? Do you like this format or would you prefer an other presentation form such as seen (f.e.) in the LEGO designer videos (a longer more descriptive video with voiceover)? I'm happy for any suggestions and feedback As a left over of the second scene I had the nice midi scaled Star Destroyer sitting around my desk. Credits to Brickdoctor for his LDD hull design. The biggest problem I had with the 40 studs long model: finding a nice scene and way of presentation. I love the breathtaking vistas in Rogue One! This is one of my favorites: A menacing Imperial Star Destroyer hovering over Jedha City. It was easy to include a small sculpture of Jedha City in the stand. Most important: building an unobtrusive connection, which was able to distribute the weight of the main model. This was extensive, it was always tipping over! The final solution are two technical axes connected at the focal point of the lower hull. Best thanks for your interest. Cheers! MB