jonnyboyca

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  1. jonnyboyca

    [MOC] Resistance Base on D'Qar Playset Style

    Pictures added to show variant of the x-wing with room for the pilot to be swapped in instead of the windscreen.
  2. jonnyboyca

    [MOC] Resistance Base on D'Qar Playset Style

    Wow that will be big ;) the wingspan on the TLG T-70 X-wing is quite large. Not sure I'd have the room for something like that. Would be interested in seeing it at some point. Thank you! Was disappointed myself that that all of the resistance minifigs released have be non-descript trooper and not identifiable side characters. So I tried my hand at making my own. It would take a dedicated reworking. There is a lot going on in the area right under the cockpit. The angling for the shape starts at the back of it and squeezes the space to be too skinny for a minifig. I've taken a shot a reworking it and its not too bad. Will try to get some pictures.
  3. jonnyboyca

    [MOC] Jedi Temple - Playset Style

    It's not necessarily a pivotal setting or even the most interesting in the movies but it is common across them. There is a number more interesting locations I'd agree. The front is rather sparse. There is probably some smart greebling ways to make it more interesting. Its mostly there because I liked the idea of being able to have the iconic walk up scene in the movie made possible. Originally there was no door at all, but it made the front feel completely non-functional play wise. In fact the first design was completely enclosed and the could be opened up. The front design was simply repeated around the other three sides. But I got more interested in making a playable interior which was much cheaper and interesting than ordering all the tan parts for the 3 other sides.
  4. jonnyboyca

    [MOC] Jedi Temple - Playset Style

    I almost always wish my MOCs were bigger do you're not alone in that ;D If only I had enough money. I agree. The temple is really the best locational set for all 3 prequels and would have made a greate ultimate collector's series set for those movies. A good core set of common minifigs plus a number of jedi previously spread out through other sets. And like you said Anakin's own 501st!
  5. jonnyboyca

    [MOC] Resistance Base on D'Qar Playset Style

    Thanks the B-U4D droid is one of the more interesting background characters listed in the visual dictionary. Do wish PZ-4CO had some solution in Lego right now. B-U4D by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr
  6. jonnyboyca

    [MOC] Resistance Base on D'Qar Playset Style

    Ask and you shall receive. I received my three 10x10 nets today and was able to replace the single smaller long net with them. Now the proportions of the hangar opening are more accurate and match the T-70 X-Wing again. My LDD design was longer across originally but the shorter piece had compressed it. Also completed the B-4UD loading droid and added my older Sandcrawler GONK droid to the picture (as seen in movie). Have newer GONK coming some time but it'll do for now. Added a picture at the start with a picture of the surface sets together. Actually have replaced the less wide original hangar with one truer to my original design. I replaced the shorter netting piece I had originally with 3 suspended 10x10 nets I received today to do this. Would love to see/try a Starkiller base. Would be interesting to try to take advantage of the set re-use ideas they used for the movies an incorporate the many different shot angles in a simple set. Thanks! :)
  7. jonnyboyca

    [MOC] Resistance Base on D'Qar Playset Style

    Thanks! :) It is a tricky size to make things semi-accurate but still swooshable. Pretty much finished outside of trying to assemble a couple tertiary characters as minifigs out of parts. I just got parts to finish a B-U4D loader droid and plan to assemble a GONK droid as well. I plan to replace the holo-projection of the Starkiller base with a green trans-parent colored piece. Pretty happy with things as they are now and likely only to add structural things if I make a more detailed (less playset) version. My lightbox for pictures might be a little to small for that. But I may try to get a shot with a few more hangar/tarmac pieces in it at the same time when I take minifig pictures.
  8. A little less complex than the Yavin IV playset or Jedi Temple Playset I've made previously. But the result may actually a bit more along the lines of what TLG themselves might put together for a functional The Force Awakens Resistance Base playset. Likely going to add some pictures of the minifigs (the custom ones in particular) once my Snap Wexley and final piece for B-U4D droid arrive from bricklink. Minifig Lineup (Missing Wexley) Major Brance/Admiral Statura/Major Ematt Doctor Kalonia/Kaydel Ko/Pamich Nero Jess Pava/B-U4D "Buford" Loading Droid/T-70 X-Wing Pilot Nien Nunb/Resistance Infantry/4B-EG-6 GNK Series Power Droid General Leia/Han Solo/Chewbacca C-3PO/BB-8/R2-D2 T-70 X-Wing Pilot/Poe Dameron Rey/Admiral Ackbar/Finn "FN-2187" Updated T-70 X-Wing with Minifig/WindScreen Swappable Cockpit Updated Large Hangar Complete Surface Set Poe's T-70 X-Wing in Front of Hangar by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Regular T-70 X-Wing in Front of Hangar by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Actions Shots Arriving for Takodana by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Leaving for Starkiller Base by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Return from Starkiller Base by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Design Images Flickr Album Underground Resistance Command Centre Command Centre Folded Back by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Command Centre Open by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Command Centre Folded Front by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Command Centre Left by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Command Centre Middle by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Command Centre Right by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Hangar Entrance Large Hangar by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Hangar Entrance by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Power Generator Power Generator by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Communications and Pilots Communications and Pilots by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Resistance Base Speeder Resistance Base Speeder by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Poe's T-70 X-Wing Poe's T-70 X-Wing by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Poe's T-70 X-Wing by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Poe's T-70 X-Wing by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Poe's T-70 X-Wing by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr Standard Resistance T-70 X-Wing T-70 X-Wing by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr T-70 X-Wing by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr T-70 X-Wing by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr T-70 X-Wing by Jonathan Hudson, on Flickr
  9. jonnyboyca

    [MOC] [WIP] Yavin IV

    Thanks :) It really should have been released. Its a second only to the Death Star playset for the Star Wars line.
  10. jonnyboyca

    [MOC] Jedi Temple - Playset Style

    You can find the link at the top of the original post.
  11. jonnyboyca

    [MOC] Jedi Temple - Playset Style

    Thanks for the comments! The front definitely could by improved by some stylistic work. The blandness of it is a bit misleading to the design of the rear. I share the disappointment in TLG releasing a Jedi Temple playset. Every release of another Jedi minifig from the prequels served as a reminder that there existed one location where they all were visible and where they interacted. The Jedi Temple is such a core of the prequel trilogy as one of the few locations that is returned to, much the same as the Death Star in A New Hope. The other two are Palpatine's Office which was released and the Senate. Thank you :) Thanks! The ground floor does suffer from the Yoda sizing. The doors should be raised a full brick, however currently that height makes hallways and others a little too cramped. You are correct that the main challenge was that the footprint of the front defined the proportions of the rear it hides. The easiest way to improve this sizing would be to enlarge the front to fill the bottom plates width fully and then resize the rear to match. I admit that part of the reason I never did this was the time invested in the original design made this a challenge I was less willing to undertake. This is a rather good idea. Each of those rooms as a singular scene in the prequel movies. I'll admit to not being able to decide which I'd want to keep. The cramped nature of the Council Room is a challenging balance point. If Lego made a similar model I think they would be unlikely they would release it with all of the existing Jedi minifigs as it is one of those designs that drives people to drive buy other models to "collect them all". The council room in many ways is more playable with fewer seats but of course it is less realistic as well. As it is I only have 10 of 12 seats in my model. The balance is likely enough seats that the included Jedi don't fill them and owners want to collect the other Jedi to fill them but not so many seats that it becomes cramped. At least two fewer in my current footprint is likely a better fit, but I wanted to sit on the Jedi Council members I had in it :) I was proud of the modular design. My original idea was completely enclosed like Russian Nesting dolls and the design transitioned into modular as I opened it up on three sides.
  12. jonnyboyca

    [MOC] Jedi Temple - Playset Style

    Thanks for the comments. 1. My original design was actually fully enclosed but two things made me change that design. First, the fully enclosed design was created to use bricks (instead of plates) and I found it expensive to price out the cost of getting the bricks to create it. Secondly, I had a Russian Nesting Doll style to enfold the temple to play with the rooms but it was tight on space. In a lot of ways I actually preferred the original design but the brick cost for the architecturally true design made me rethink things and compromise on the playset style. I also couldn't find a way to fit the landing platform into this older design so I was happy to be able to add it to the playset style. Original Design 2. I agree that the front could use some more detail. I couldn't make myself decide on whether that detail should match the minifig size (to go with the troopers/Anakin's entrance) or be building scale. That indecision resulted in no details sadly which was probably the worse than either choice. Thanks :) That really was my goal. It becomes cost prohibitive to move a LDD model to actual bricks, especially when using colors that I don't have from breaking up other sets (such as tan). So the goal is to compromise on exactly modelling something but hinting enough to allow the imagination to connect the movie scene to the model and increasing playability. Thank you. I was trying to take the Death Star playset and Palpatine's arrest as inspiration for the compromises on play vs 1-to-1 recreation. Probably my biggest disappointment so far for Star Wars Lego is the lack of a quality Hoth base playset. I am looking to see if I can try that next by trying to merge the existing Hoth base sets into a more enjoyable design. Thanks :) I look forward to seeing your version when/if you finish it. I myself was influence to create my own after seeing other designs on Eurobricks and Cuusoo myself. It is cramped for the ground floor. The doors are also one brick to short on the bottom floor. However, I found if I made the rooms taller in made them more cramped in many ways. Cutting rooms is not a bad idea and when I get the LDD posted up here I welcome people building and trying it out. I did try to put the Holocron/Meditation rooms in the back by the temple wall as this is the most cramped position and those rooms are the possibly the more boring of the rooms. The cramped nature is one of the main reasons I transitioned from my original Russian Nesting Doll design to the open back playset design. I posted a picture of this design in the previous response.
  13. I will be filling this out more completely as I have time. Updated Final Version LDD File (lxf) http://www.brickshel..._jonnyboyca.lxf Old Version LDD File (Russian Nesting Doll style) (lxf) http://www.brickshel..._jonnyboyca.lxf This is my attempt at a Coruscant Jedi Temple (Prequel Episodes) in the style of the Death Star playset 10188 or the unreleased Yavin IV playset that I assembled a couple of years ago. The goal was to feature the prominent rooms and personages that appear in the prequel movie clips featuring the Jedi Temple. Most of the Jedi that appear in the the temple during the films have already been produced by Lego and these minifigs have been collected and included. The additional minifigs that are in the most part unique to Jedi Temple scenes include: Jocasta Nu, Bail Organa, the Jedi padawan that defends Bail Organa, and numerous Jedi younglings. There are a couple of council room Jedi who have not been released by Lego. However, the council room in my design only features 10 of the actual 12 seats shown in the film. These 10 seats can be fully occupied by the Jedi Lego has released that are council members in the prequel films. The main architectural feature that is currently lacking is the towers on top of the temple. The playset design behind the front facade meant I didn't find a method to anchor the towers that made me happy. External Reference Animated GIF of Rendering Entrance Reference Left/Right Stack Detatched Platforms Landing Platform Reference Command Room Reference Map Room Reference Council Room Reference Hallway Reference Library Reference Holocron Room Reference Youngling Training Room Reference Meditation Room Reference Jedi Padawan - Zett Jukassa Senator - Bail Organa Bail Organa's Speeder Chief Librarian - Jocasta Nu Jedi Youngling's
  14. jonnyboyca

    [MOC] [WIP] Yavin IV

    Here is a link to Lego Cuusoo for anyone interested in trying to get this set actually released by TLG.