Oky

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    I am O-ky, English-German relations
  • Birthday 02/07/1988

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  1. Probably because those themes have more in common with each other than with MF and HS since they feature people in costumes rather than actual supernatural antagonists. Perhaps we should create a Studios vs. SD thread? OK boomer. I’d argue that the transformation features are HS’s biggest strength, not its weakness. They’re creative and fun, and they’re what sets the theme apart from not only things like Stranger Things and Ghostbusters, but also Lego’s other spooky themes. If you think they’re bad just because they feature millennial kids and don’t make you nostalgic like Stranger Things does, you have to remember that unlike that show, these are aimed at todays kids, not you. I agree that the concept of kids busting ghosts with smartphones is silly and dated, but that doesn’t diminish the good set design. I think most of the sets look better than a lot of the stuff in City and other themes.
  2. If you have been on social media lately, you've probably seen people doing the Dolly Parton Challenge. Here is my Lego parody of it:
  3. Oky

    Zebra

    Ah, I see. I don't really follow the other forums, so I was very confused.
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    Zebra

    Zebras are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black-and-white striped coats. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and donkeys, zebras have never been truly domesticated... Seriously, what the heck are you talking about?
  5. Hello there! Today I would like to share with you a MOC that is nearly 2 years old. I just never got around to taking and posting good pictures of it until now. It's a constraction figure scale rendition of the scene in Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi chases General Grievous through the mines of Utapau which won second place in the constraction category at Star Wars Days 2018 and is part of what earned me the Miss Congeniality Award at Bricks LA 2019. Grievous' Wheelbike really rolls, has a working headlight and rotating cannon, and can transform into its walker mode. Boga is fully posable as well.
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    MOCs: ROTJ Vignettes

    Thanks everyone! Fun fact: The ships are actually not my design, they're models from the advent calendars that I just stuck there. The Death Star is all my design though.
  7. Cheers, loves! This was built for the Overwatch contest on Lego Ideas last year, but unfortunately I couldn't get it done in time. However, I am still quite proud of it, so I wanted to share it anyway. When Overwatch hero Ashe heard about the Queen of Junkertown's treasure and how difficult it is to steal, she saw it as a great challenge and a way to make a name for herself, so she devised a plan to infiltrate Junkertown and steal it. She fashioned Junker disguises for herself and her trusty sidekick B.O.B. out of junk with which she planned to enter Junkertown under the pretense of wanting to enter Bob in the Scrapyard fights. Ashe plans to use this fight as a distraction while her Deadlock Gang would sneak into the Queen's vault and empty it. Basically, this is a Junkertown-inspired re-imagining of these characters from the game. In case you're not familiar with them, this is how they normally look like in the game: Ashe wears a hogdrogen canister on her back that connects to her mask in order to protect her from the poisonous environment of Junkertown. Ashe's mask can be taken off and replaced with a cheese slope nose. Ashe wears spiky armor and razor claws on one of her wrists for close combat. Her saw-blade hat can be used as a throw-weapon and her belt carries various tools for scavenging and surviving the harsh outback. Ashe has her "eyes on the bad guys". Bob doesn't look too different, although he does wear a bit more armor and spikes, and a belt buckle with a gear instead of the Deadlock Gang logo to hide his affiliation. The Deadlock Gang logo is also absent from the back of his vest. "B.O.B! Do somethin'!" Just like in the game, Bob has three cannons that can pop out of each arm for his ultimate ability. Bob traded his bowler for a more outback-appropriate fedora. Here is a close up of the loot box. You feel the urge to open it, don't you? Thanks for looking, and remember: Play well, play Pharah!
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    MOCs: ROTJ Vignettes

    Hi everyone. I don't come around this forum very much anymore since the lack of imagination in the last few Star Wars movies and waves of sets has made me lose interest in the theme a bit. However, when it was announced that one of the categories at Bricks LA 2020 was going to be vignettes based on Return of the Jedi, the first SW movie I ever saw (and the true end of the Skywalker saga as far as I'm concerned), I knew I had to build a few of them. I challenged myself to take a unique approach to each one. So without further ado, here is the first one: It is a microscale recreation of the scene where Jabba in his Sail Barge is planning to feed Luke Skywalker and his friends to the mighty Sarlacc in the Dune Sea on Tatooine as a Bantha passes by. The challenge here was to get as much detail of such a large scene into a 16x16 space. I'm quite happy with how it turned out. Before we continue, I must tell you something about the next vignette: It's a trap! Well, that's the title of it anyway. It's everyone's favorite space admiral during the moment in Return of the Jedi that made him internet-famous. Meanwhile, the Battle of Endor rages behind him. I used forced perspective to get this whole epic scene within a 16x16 vig. I really had to use my head(s) for this one as everything on Ackbar from his eyes and mouth to his hands is made out of minifigure heads. It is this part usage that earned this MOC the first place in the RotJ Vignettes category. The third vignette I built represents the final scene of the movie and Includes real ghosts... sort of As the rebels celebrate their victory over the Empire on the forest moon of Endor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Anakin appear to Luke as force ghosts. It uses the classic Pepper's Ghost effect to make the force ghosts appear. This is achieved by using Brickstuff lighting and a large trans-clear Lego panel that is at a 45 degree angle to the viewer to reflect the hidden ghost figures. You can see a video of this effect in action here. Here is a peak behind the tree that is hiding the ghost figures to show you how it works. It's a fairly simple trick which I hadn't seen anyone use in a MOC before. Well, that's it. I hope you enjoyed these builds and may the force be with you!
  9. Wow, what a snoozefest. I usually don't jump on the Lego Marvel hate bandwagon, but there really isn't anything good to say about this wave. Spider-Girl and Spider Noir are the only new characters, but they're not nearly enough to make me buy such ugly looking sets. The updates to the Avengers figs don't even look that good imo. I love mechs as much as the next guy, but this is just too much, and these are so lazily designed with those Nexo suit pieces. The last venom mech is still on the shelves and looks way better than this one. That truck, that AIM tricycle, that spider-cycle-mech-thingy... What were they thinking? I guess with no big MCU movie to base sets on, TLG is completely out of ideas.
  10. No, they appeared in Major Vonreg's TIE Fighter, the Stranger Things set, and an Overwatch set before.
  11. Do you mean to tell me that after so many remakes they finally made the perfect piece to improve the nose of the Landspeeder and they didn't use it and used it on the engines of an X-Wing instead?!? What was even the point in remaking the Landspeeder again then? The Mustafar Duel set is disappointing as well. I was hoping it would be a superior remake of 7257, not a worse one. As others have said, it looks like a 4+ set. The rest look decent, but not impressive enough to rekindle my interest in the theme.
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    Star Wars

    I can't speak for other jaded fans, but I for one have no problem recognizing when Disney has done something right with the franchise, and The Mandalorian is certainly such a case. However, it is this type of cruddy passive aggressive behavior from TLJ fanboys that is making it so damn hard to have a civilized conversation these days. But yes, the fact that it is exclusive to a new streaming service that not everyone has yet is probably one of the reasons it is not talked about as much. It is also difficult to talk about it without spoilers, and there have only been 2 episodes so far which is only about an hour of content, so we can't really judge the series fairly yet. However, what has been seen so far is pretty good. I'm very impressed by the quality of the cinematography and effects which are as good as, if not even better than, in the movies. I'm digging the Western/Samurai movie feel of it. The main character is just the right amount of cool, mysterious, and relatable. I like how they make him look like a capable fighter, but also vulnerable and human (unlike a certain MaRey Sue). His ship also looks cool and iconic which makes me wonder why TLG didn't choose that as the first set to be based on the series. I also have no problem with the shortness of the episodes like some people seem to have. I rather have short quality content like this than have it be stretched out and/or lower quality. There is not much else to say without spoilers, so the following will be in spoiler tags: I have also been enjoying Resistance even though its aimed at a much younger audience and takes place during the same time as TFA and TLJ because unlike those movies it knows how to write engaging and original stories and characters without ruining fan favorite characters. One other thing that I don't see anyone talking about here is Jedi: Fallen Order. Many people seem to be skeptical of the game (and coming from EA, that's understandable), but I for one am looking forward to it. It looks like a Uncharted-type game set in a galaxy far, far away which I am totally down for. Hopefully it's good or at least decent. Any thoughts?
  13. That looks great for your first non-Technic MOC! But I don’t understand what you’re asking. If you have no problem using LDD, why not just use that to generate the instructions by clicking the button in the upper right corner and printing them out? There are other options which you can find in the LDD forum, but this would be the easiest.
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    LEGO Hidden Side 2020

    You’re right! The two sets have a similar shape too, so I bet you can combine them back-to-back. You can even see some of the blue ghost world branches sticking out from behind the subway. That almost makes up for how lackluster that set looks. Almost.