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  1. darththeling

    501st on lego site

    Looks like they're out now (I'm in Canada, not sure if same supply source as US) here's the backorder info live on those pages: AAT: Backorders accepted, will ship in 60 days 501st: Backorders accepted, will ship by September 11, 2020
  2. darththeling

    MOC Cyberpunk/SW Room

    The scene is beautiful and the mood lighting is exceptional. We don't see a lot of interior scenes like this, and this rebel or bounty hunter looks very well connected or successful to have such an awesome lair of fun gadgets. Helmets as trophies/bounties? The doorway next to the astromech is a fantastic use of curved bits and handles!!
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    [MOC] Levels of Coruscant

    Welcome to Coruscant. It's a build of playsets that stack on top of each other for practical, space-sharing reasons. We will be going from the tip of the penthouse down to the base of the megastructure, far underneath the surface where the seedy Underworld lies. This vertical build has been tinkered with since 2015. It started with Padme's apartment which was meant to sit alongside Palpatine's Arrest - but then I made an Outlander club and felt it might be worthy to have both builds combined in some way, since those scenes flow together in AOTC. The Federal district (Jedi Temple, Sheev's office and the Senate Building) could be a part of this, but to the side. This area is for civilian life. The recent TCW episodes which took place in the Coruscant Underworld gave us more of a sense of what life down there is like for the poorer Coruscanti residents. It compelled me to complete the vertical build, celebrating the glory that is this ancient urban city-planet at the heart of the Star Wars galaxy. Ordinarily I'm not into using too much rainbow color, but this is supposed to be a cyberpunk city, allowing for lots of light and billboard images where possible. I have a couple of light bricks but unsure where to place them to best effect. There's a few trans pieces in place that need Aurebesh, although I am unsure how to get them in transparent sticker format. Anyone have suggestions for printing onto transparency? Let's look closer at each of the sections. At the top of the tower we have the elite tier, political-class lodgings. Padme's balcony is a place she and senator Jar-Jar can gaze out and enjoy the perpetual sky traffic. This build was originally bigger with another room for the bed and an action feature to blow the window out (so Obi-Wan can chase the worm-droid) but action features seems unrealistic as the tower isn't probably sturdy enough for that kind of play. I don't see many Senator Padme MOCs and I think it's amusing to recreate the scene where she packs to go back to Naboo in a huff. Anakin is missing from this build - his speeder would be parked at Sheev's office. I did have CW era Anakin+Padme posing, maybe that looks better? Here's how it was before: Below this penthouse is the parking area, as well as another lodging area for wealthy or connected Coruscanti. A couple of space dudes wait for a bus or a taxi. This is the practical part of the build, the one that allows Bounty Hunter Pursuit a place to sit on the shelf. I realize that the Aurebesh is inverted, it's an old PSD file I can't locate but I am in the process now of creating new artwork for billboards to include in this build later on. Is TLG ever going to give us another AOTC speeder chase? If so, a little part of the scene (like below) would be such a welcome addition. This red block is meant to represent the Uscru entertainment district of Coruscant. This nightclub is inspired by the Outlander Club of AOTC. The space above the bar is an area for private dancing (CW face Secura standing in for a pole dancer. Need some Oolas for this room). Outside we see a shady character selling death sticks quite fearlessly. Bane looks to be waiting to meet up with some roughs for a job. The back panel pops off for access to the bar and club area. Tried to maintain the light fixtures look from the CW series along the handrails. We're going down below the surface now to the Underworld. Here we'll see a number of lower-income apartments, there's a tunnel/sewer type passage between the buildings with some rats. This prevents space to build any interior areas, but it allows for a hand to reach in a grab the whole tower (minus the base) for moving. There's a holophone around the corner. Around the back there are colored signs waiting for Aurebesh, billboards etc. and an improved Bith face advertisement. This also makes a good location to stage Ahsoka/Ventress duels. The lowest level wasn't something I'd planned to build, but the Blacktron baseplate screamed Cyberpunk to me so I had to. I had a big bin of parts from taking apart an old Slave-1 and a few other kits that I didn't have display space for, and started assembling what ended up being the 'base level' of low-rent vendors, who live a hardscrabble life among criminal gangs, rust and destitution. There's a Hutt down here, not Jabba or Ziro, just a commoner of the depths who loves deals on creap fruit. There are four businesses and one private residence, and I strongly suspect at least one is a criminal front. I did pull apart my Police Gunship for part of this build, but the plan is to make a Coruscant police speeder at some point. For now, police cam droids will have to do for law enforcement. Check out the conduit worm under the rusted panel! Gross. Once again, front and back together without the speeders from the classic set 7133-1 parked in place. Coruscant is a tricky location to try and reproduce. I've been coming back to Eurobricks for years getting ideas and inspirations from builds around here... there are some fantastic creations, and although I'm missing some, I just want to shout out to some members who have provided inspiration with these terrific builds. [MOC] CORUSCANTBy EtelEnzos. I doubt TLG would try and make a Betrayal at Bespin like attempt at Courscant, but this in an incredible interior/exterior playset. The tall foyers really capture the atmosphere. [MOC] Coruscant Pursuit By o0ger This entry proves how important it is to place the Bounty Hunter Pursuit at the Outlander club location - it helps to give a context to the build instead of just 2 speeders. Coruscant By Gerechtigkeitsliga The amount of detail and the sheer size of this monster is staggering! Look at the gap in the building for the air traffic to flow through - it's incredible. [MOC] Coruscant Hi-Rise, by Finnmoses. This one stretches beyond the imagination. It is so incredibly huge and tall it is simply mind-boggling the level of detail and content in every scene. Truly this is a Coruscanti masterpiece to behold. I hope it's still being proudly displayed by Finnmoses.
  4. Not ten months after I gave up the idea of doing a System scale Naboo queen's cruiser with space for minifigs, hachiroku24 knocks it out of the park with his excellent build, Nubian Royal Starship MOC. This video is his build: Using spare parts and wrecking my old build, I pounded my version of this MOC out last Saturday, squeezing some light grey bits from other builds. Even though I've only used about maybe 60-70% of the original build, the result is stunning. A long awaited piece for the Phantom Menace display. I am sorry that I forgot to remove the distracting blue decals from the Mandalorian speeder parts while taking these pics - will take more pictures soon of this build as I try and swap out parts to improve it over time. I was able to get the base pretty close (except the nose) and the top, but took many liberties, especially with the underside and interiors. As for the middle, the original build uses two plates for reinforcement but since I am desperately low on light grey wedges I tried to make it work with only one plate thickness. Really happy with the 4 small interiors - throne room (Queen Amidala from Gungan sub can only lie down with the lid closed), cockpit for Ric Oliee, Droid bay with a little hyperdrive build in the middle and the loading ramp. I sacrificed a bit of slope here to accommodate my interior. Still need to install some landing struts for the underside. Love hachiroku24's use of the flat 3x3 macaroni piece on top and bottom of the cockpit. It really pops from all angles and this build is swooshable as hell! Looks so great next to the N1 cruiser. This is an inspired build, and I'd like to send a special shout out to hachiroku24 for sharing this and other fine builds on his channels.
  5. darththeling

    75217 Conveyex Mod - full length train

    Totally love this, was thinking of something similar or at least buying one additional kit and having them displayed back-to-back. Did you buy a bunch of kits on sale or just Bricklink each middle carriage/car individually? 75217 never gets enough love so it's nice to see a moc like this. Thanks for sharing!
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    Should LEGO Star Wars take a break?

    They aren't for collectors like us who already have them... the re-releases are primarily for the young kids starting out as Star Wars fans or new fans that don't yet have an X-Wing, a Falcon, etc. Additionally, I get a lot of pleasure in scrapping old builds to replace new builds. For example, I love the look of the 20th anniversary Slave 1... so I'm already planning on building something else with the parts my old Slave 1 from 2007. It's a win-win. As far as taking a break (from releasing Star Wars kits) is concerned... shareholders in the company would be baffled if Lego paid the extreme Lucas/Disney licensing and then sat on the IP and did nothing to profit from it for an extended time. It seems like a really bad business decision. But the criticism that Star Wars ST doesn't do enough to come up with fresh designs - there's certainly some validity in that observation, but the onus is on the people that make Star Wars rather than Lego to provide new designs. For the ST, I felt the Resistance bomber, quadjumper, Rey' speeder, island of Atch-to were good, fresh shelf pieces that add variety to my display. The weakest probably the Battle of Crait and Han's freighter (Rathtar escape) but at least both were new designs.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Ahem, death sticks They surely appear to be, maybe Imperial-I class? In a brightened image, you can see they've been retrofitted with
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Lt. Connix in the A-Wing. Not the end of the world, but I think this means we aren't getting an official U55 orbital loadlifter (transports from Ep. 8) Yoda: cover art is kinda nightmare fuel, but then again bricks ALWAYS look better in person, in 3D than 2D photos. I can't believe I am going to have to buy another Y Wing! At least it does deviate somewhat visually from the OT era starfighters. Speeder Chase: It's okay - I am intrigued by the minimal 'kiosk' looking build behind it; always interested in building many of these kinds of things to populate displays of frontier worlds. Falcon: An easy pass, but I'd like a closer look at the bug eyed alien. Death Star Cannon - A surprise to me, looks like they are making a bunch of DS scene for those with smaller budgets, great. Wonder if they'll do just the trash compactor. Laughed when I saw Kylo's shuttle in black with the correct wing configuration. Almost as if they'd been reading our incessant complaining about it (previous shuttle) since 2015! IX Speeder, Mando AT-ST are day 1 purchases for me. Great wave.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    Agreed, getting A New Hope Leia in 75229 at a great price point at last was a relief. Surely there's a TROS Leia coming someday. I would hold out hope for a TLJ Leia as well. Maybe not as part of a Resistance orbital load lifter set but something else. The lifter would be great and I'd buy two of them, but I don't see TLG making one where they can instead make the bridge of the Raddus at a much lower piece count, still include Connix and push us another Poe and C3P0 (and action feature to launch Leia Poppins into the cosmos). Like the layout of Home One 7754. Were there any early 2019 TLJ set rumors that dried up completely? The only two I remember reading about here was the U55 Resistance transport (load lifter) and the Escape from Canto Bight set - fathier horses and a police speeder.
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    [MOC] Sienar Systems TIE/LN "Eyeball"

    Excellent balance of scale and dimension with the smooth parts. Things line up very nicely.
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    [REVIEW] 75216 - Snoke's Throne Room

    Never have I seen this playset look this good. Awesome snaps, makoy. Another vote here from someone who greatly prefers the traditional text&photo review to video reviews.
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    [MOC] MINI Mining Guild Tie (Rebels)

    Love it. A simple build, but instantly recognizable from the Rebels episode The Call. The custom decals are terrific!
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    [MOC] Rebel Munitions Speeder (& Crane)

    Skillfully constructed and they look at home in the SW universe. The missile racks are great addition, reminds me of the crew of The Ghost going on raids to find explosives. Thanks for sharing.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2019 Set Discussion - READ FIRST POST!!!

    At that size, he looks like maybe 1:1 scale with the 'real' Yoda. "Judge me by my size, do you?" - Master Yoda
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    [MOC] Yavin IV Rebel Base

    Here's my rendition of the rebel base at Yavin IV's Massassi temple. I was working from the sketch model as an inspiration from the DK Star Wars Lego: The Visual Dictionary from 10 years ago. This one isn't as big or fancy, I didn't make the exterior of the temple with quite as many radial outcropping as the 'real' one and instead opted for a simpler, square-ish approach. But getting all the important locations in there was key - briefing room, command center with map of Death Star approaching, medal ceremony hall and of course the trooper from Alderaan in the watch tower.