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  1. Bob De Quatre

    [REVIEW] #75298 AT-AT vs Tauntaun

    Set information Set Name: AT-AT vs Tauntaun Set Number: 75298 Number of Pieces: 205 Theme: Star Wars Year Release: 03/2021 Prices: £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99 (Euro prices may vary) #75298 on Brickset #75298 on Rebrickable Packaging and box content The box of the set is the usual size for double Microfighters. On the front we can see both models and the two minifigures, while the back shows the few play features and another scene. ] The box contains two numbered bags and two instructions manuals, one of each for each microfighter. I was so eagr to build the cute Tauntaun that I totally forgot I had to take this picture... Minifigures The set comes with two minifigures: an AT-AT pilot and Luke Skywalker in his Hoth outfit. The AT-AT driver is the same that comes with set 75288 AT-AT (sw1104), while Luke's minifig is new. Builds As usual, the set comes with two numbered bags and two instructions booklet, one for each Microfighter. That allows to invite a friend or family to build together, or organize a small building contest! The AT-AT build looks nice, with its printed 2x1 slope on the head. The designer corrected the leg problem that was present on the older AT-AT microfighter, which caused the legs to fold when you pushed the pilot down to sit it. My only criticism is the AT-AT's forehead which have a step that recess from the two 2x2 dishes on the sides. ] A comparison shots with the 75075 AT-AT microfighter shows that the newer one is missing the flickfire missiles from its predecessor. The tauntaun is so cute! The saddle has clips on each side to attach the binocular and the lightsaber. Note that in the instructions, the lighsaber is attached with it's blade on, which may be dangerous for both Luke and the tauntaun. Both Luke and the AT-AT pilot come with a stud shooter blaster and a binocular. Luke of course also has his lightsaber. The spare parts are worth mentionning as the set provide an extra pair of Tauntaun horns. Conclusion Minifig: 9/10 - Two nice minifigure, one exclusive. Builds: 9/10 - Both builds are great, and the Tauntaun looks especially cute. Price: 9/10 - With a ppp of 0,097€ and two minifig, one of which is exclusive this set is a must have for me. Overall: 27/30 (90%) - A great Microfighters set with a great brickbuilkt Tauntaun.
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    [Review] 75302 Imperial Shuttle

    Set information Set Name: Imperial Shuttle Set Number: 75302 Number of Pieces: 660 Theme: Star Wars Year Release: 02/2021 Prices: £69.99 / $69.99 / €79.99 (Euro prices may vary) #75302 on Brickset #75302 on Rebrickable Packaging and content The box feature the white lego bricks background, with Dark Vador holding his red lightsaber on the upper right corner of the box's front. The shuttle can be seen with wings unfolded on the box's front, with the three minifigures included on the lower right corner, while the back shows the shuttle landed and various play features. The box contains 6 numbered bags and a 130 pages instruction booklet. And that's all, no stickers sheet. Instructions are clear and easy to follow, with most of the times only one or two bricks to add to the construction. The set is rated for ages 8+. Minifigures The set comes with three minifigures: Luke Skywalker in his Endor/Death Star Episode IV outfit, Dark Vador in his usual outfit, and an imperial shuttle pilot. The Luke Skywalker minifig (sw0635) is available since the 2016 Death Star Final Duel and appeared in the 2016 advent calendar and UCSDeath Star, and of course in the 2020 latest Death Star Final Duel set. Dark Vador is the same minifig that came with the 2020 Bespin Duel or Final Death Star Duel... without the arm printing. Does that makes it an exclusive minifig? The Imperial Shuttle Pilot is the same minifig that was included in 2017/2018 sets, but with a slightly different torso. Build The build is rather easy to follow throughout the 6 numbered bags, each of it bringing key elements of the shuttle. The building techniques are rather simple, except maybe for the locking mecanism of the shuttle's top. Finished model The cockpit fits one minifigure, while the inner compartment can fit two sitting minifigures. There are no clips to attach the mnifigures' weapons. There is a clever lever that allow to open or close the top of the shuttle. The mecanism is quite robust, and you can lift the shuttle by its top wing. The landing gears are reduced to a couple of parts. The Imperial Shuttle looks quite nice when its wings are deployed... and from a certain distance... I'm not a fan of the "lower parts count" policy of Lego in the latest Star Wars sets, as it affects the look of the model too much for me. So as you may have guessed, while I think the set looks pretty good, there are a lot of spots where inner mecanisms are holes can be found. Also the undersides of the wings aren't really as beautifull as the main top wing. The pilot can do very safe landing as he can see the ground through the cockpit's floor... For a set that will be swooshed around a lot, skipping the cockpit floor is a design mistake. I wanted to do a side by side comparison with the #75094 Imperial Shuttle Tydirium, but couldn't find all the parts in my collection. So I'll just do a comparison of the numbers... The 75094 has 937 parts and 5 minifigs, for a retail price of 99,99€. That makes it 25% more expensive, but for 42% more parts, 66% more minifigs (4 of wich are exclusive). Conclusion Not completely sold on the set. It looks good when displayed, but there are too much gaps and holes everywhere if you look closely. The minifigures fit the set very well and are spot on, but I wonder why Dark Vador misses its arm printings. It lacks some details, for exemple on the weapons. But for children this may be a great playing set, with a wow effect as it's largeand nice when the wings are unfolded. Minifig: 7/10 - The minifigs selection is spot on, but I miss the Vador's arm printing. Build: 6/10 - A simple but solid build, but lacks of details and some design flaws Price: 7/10 - With a ppp of 0,12€ and three minifig, none completely exclusive, that makes that set "okay", maybe a bit overpriced Overall: 20/30 (67%) - A nice set, with the minifigures we could expects, but with some flaws due to a too low part count.
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    Classic Space Evolution

    Nice idea :)
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    [MOC] The Last Lighthouse At The End Of The Kitchen Table

    Thanks. I forgot to share on EB the last adventure of the lighthouse, that is now a bedside lamp in my bedroom. The Last Lighthouse At The End Of The Kitchen Table by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr
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    [MOC] Shaahakaa

    Shaahakaa the Blademaster. Shaahakaa by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr
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    [MOC] Aerial Hunter

    The Aerial Hunter is the ship of the infamous and mysterious twin Blacktron bounty hunter. Highly maneuverable and fast, it can get the better of most ship in the galaxy. It's armament is composed of a dual laser turret that can rotate at 360°, and two front facing heavy cannons. It can carry up to two standard prison cells. The two command pods can detach. My last minute entry for SpaceJam 2020 Bounty Hunter category. I decided to enter this category on the last building day I had, so this was built, photographed and posted all in a one (working) day . Aerial Hunter by BobDeQuatre, on FlickrAerial Hunter by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Aerial Hunter by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Aerial Hunter by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr
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    [MOC] Pegasus Team - Epsilon-K SkyRacer

    Here is my entry for the SpaceJam 2020 contest on Flickr. This is a collab betwenn me and 3 other friend builders. So checkout their build too:
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    Lego Ideas 90th Anniversary Fan Vote

    Please comment this subject in this topic: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/182701-lego-ideas-90th-anniversary-fan-vote/
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    Lego Ideas 90th Anniversary Fan Vote

    Because I'm lazzy, and no other mod saw this topic ?
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    Lego Ideas 90th Anniversary Fan Vote

    I voted M-Tron, Space Police and Ice Planet. But I'm pretty sure that a castle theme will win...
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    [MOC] The Last Lighthouse At The End Of The Kitchen Table

    Thanks everyone. Her reactio was a mix of surprise, amusement and "wtf did you do?" Here are some better pictures of the lighthouse itself. The Last Lighthouse At The End Of The Kitchen Table by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr The Last Lighthouse At The End Of The Kitchen Table by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr
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    [MOC] Artemis

    I've just uploaded the instruction manual for the Artemis on Rebrickable! https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-62322/BobDeQuatre/artemis/
  13. A little something I wanted to do for quite a while! Last week my girlfriend was away from home for a 5 days business trip. The moment she passd the door, I started the "Lighthouse Project"! I had a limited time to build the whole thing and surprise her when she returned... And of course the lighthouse had to be fully functionnal too... The Last Lighthouse At The End Of The Kitchen Table by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr
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    Lego Classic Space Calendar 2021 :)

    You misspelled NoVVember
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    [MOC] Egrett VV

    A Viper I made in one day, usings some scraps that were lying around. Egrett VV by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Egrett VV by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr Egrett VV by BobDeQuatre, on Flickr