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  1. Per_SW

    75280 501st legion clone troopers MODs

    I thought about starting another topic but since the subject is the exact same I decided to highjack and resurrect this one for now. So, I finally got around to fidget with my 501st BPs while looking for alternative builds/mods on youtube, and managed with minimal part adding (4 pieces) to get what I wanted from the AT-RT: something nice but scaled with the green one from 75151 which -to me at least- is the perfect compromise for minifig scale. Only one meh quality picture for now, but I'll probably add more in the future. As stated the only additions are the middle leg pieces with different click hinges on the ends, the 3L technic barrels (2L pins with axle socket on one end) and the ball+axle connectors. The rest of the pieces come from bag 2 of the set and the design is a slightly modified one based on this video. Not so sure about the feet, I think @Mandalorianknight solution may be better, but they'll do for now. Now all that's left is to figure out a build with the rest of the pieces and then we'll be ready to invade Umbara once more.
  2. I was on the fence about the shuttle, but that cockpit might be a dealbreaker for how unfinished it looks. I'll wait for some in hand reviews, but it definitely went on the list of "sets I'm never gonna pay full price for".
  3. Found out the local store has the 501st BP at 25% off, so I finally caved in and bought another two. The temptation to buy more is strong.
  4. I see what you did there :D As usual I'll be waiting (a long time) for the first pictures to come out before making any final decisions on the new wave, but from what we know now it's shaping up to be a good one. At the moment the sets that most catch my interest are the TCW duel -I'm hoping for a Maul who is not grinning like a maniac jacked up on glitteryll- and the ITT, as someone said we are in need of more Imperial ground vehicles not on legs. The meditation chamber sounds quite interesting but I don't enjoy the supposed 100+ price point, and the same goes surprisingly for the ne R2, since I'm not really a fan of the display models. The UCS are both out of my budget and not something I collect, but I'll be stotking up on popcorn for when the gunship it's revealed with its limited minifig lineup and the brown ice cream studs will hit the fan with complaints from the people who still think tha UCS Gunship meant "Every clone legion YOU wanted and a gunship". The Gauntlet leaves me quite indifferent, while I don't hate the ship I realize it's not a design that speaks to me. It's just there, it fits in the universe, but it's not that memorable to me, a bit like the AT-AP. Nice minifig lineup though, maybe I'll consider it if it drops in price by november/december. I reserve judgement on the Arquitens until I see it, but the lineup is definitely good; while I'm on the fence about the Bad Batch: I am quite optimistic about the series and glad the whole squad is in one set, but the price and the fact that I think their role would have been a nice way to reintroduce Delta Squad after their cameo leaves me a bit meh about the set. Finally, this might be an unpopular opinion, I think the Slave One is almost perfect the way it seems to be. It fits with the "scaling down reboot" started by the winter wave, it's from the objectively most loved movie in the saga and can easily double as a Mando set. Boba is gonna be from ep V? Yes, but I don't think LEGO knew of the Repainting of the Armor when they designed it and I'm sure a new one will come out eventually with the Book of Boba Fett down the line. It should have had Fennec instead of Han? Maybe, but this way we need to pay LEGO another 160$ for the Arquitens if we want her and I'm sure they'll really like that; and Han is still a pretty iconic character. It could have used another fig? YES! Definitely. This is it's main fault, had it included someone like Bespin Lando or Bespin dress Leia it would have pulled in a larger number of people. All in all I think it's a great, and moderately cheap, set for new/casual buyers who enjoyed The Mandalorian and ep V, just not for me, or I guess any of us who already own a recent Slave One such as the 2019 one.
  5. Owning both I'd say go for the Slave One, it's a wonderful model, the only way to complete the EP V Bounty Hunter Lineup and as you said it's gonna retire pretty soon, if not already. Then you can put the money you spared/earned from selling the figures towards a fund for the AT-AT, which is also a great set but is -hopefully- gonna stick a bit longer on the shelves. And yes, the Slave I is a prime candidate for a remake in the next couple of years, but it would be a shame to miss the 20th one if the supposed remake follows the scaled down approach the next wave has.
  6. I do agree with both you and @TeddytheSpoon that the Juggernaut was both a reference to Mad Max and in-universe more stable to transport something as volatile as Rhydonium, but remember that MTTs are still canon and clearly repursorlift, although not imperial :D
  7. I really have to say damn. I was looking forward to this wave to let my wallet breathe, but both the X-Wing and the TIE look really good. Maybe a bit too much good. I'm not too sure about the new nose design and there definitely seems to be a step back regarding the back of the X-wing, which looks too square, but those wings and engines are definitely what I wanted from the 2018 one. Also it has landing skids for the back, something that has been missing for quite a while. The TIE looks quite good too, I like the scale -a right balance between the 2018 one and the 4+ one- and although I miss the top 6x6 hatch they briefly used back in 2015/6 the cockpit still looks round enough to me. And that price for a TIE is simply something we've all been missing for a while.
  8. I don't really care for the sequels,but I still bought the 75248 A-Wing because of its colour -you can never have enough dark green- and modded it a bit to make it resemble the rebel RZ-1 instead of the resistance RZ2. Here's the topic I made about the mod, which most importantly includes a picture of the two A-Wings side by side. Seeing as the only thing modded on the green one is the part behind the cockpit it could help give you an idea about the differences between the two.
  9. Per_SW

    Future Star Wars Sets

    Just the thought of something like this made my brain seize between "Want those figures" and "You don't need a THIRD A-Wing" =D But seriously, I do hope a new Mon Mothma fig turns up someday soon.
  10. Indeed it is, just finished building it. Also having the round rectenna is enough for me, at least for now, to feel like its the OT one. I'll dig up the mods thread on that particular MF for ideas but I don't think I'm gonna change much. Also the leak of the new Mando set lets my wallet breathe again a bit, being much cheaper way to get Mando and the child without purchasing the Razor Crest =D The Crest stays on the wishlist though
  11. Went to a bigger store in the area hoping for the Razor Crest, but I guess they took the "amazon exclusive" bit seriously. On the other hand I used the 25% off coupon I had and pulled the trigger on the 75257 Millennium Falcon, the first Falcon I ever bought.
  12. I thought the trend here was actually the reverse, lots of people voting for the nebulon as a UCS because the assumption was that a UCS LAAT wouldn't be the minifig scale with loads of figures they'd hope for, instead mentioning the desire for another normal playset LAAT set in the form accompanying the poll
  13. Great, now I'm also looking at AV-7s, just when I promised myself to stop buying lego for a while and invest on more shelves/a table to display the lot hapazardly stored around the house =D
  14. I eager to see the result, since I'm worried about the same issue, although on mine the weakest joint seems to be one of the back "hips", instead of the knee.
  15. After a long time debating with myself if it was worth to buy a LAAT microfighter on BL to finally get the second pilot for my 75021 I found one "used only for display" today at a local flea market for the RRP of 10€ I'm definitely happy