Commander_Rob

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  1. Commander_Rob

    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    No, 10019 is not a CR70, it's just wrong. For decades, both various official depictions (e.g. the Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels, which is probably responsible for a lot of further mistakes by people who used it as a reference) and endless fanart have been messing up the proportions of the Corellian corvette. Notably by cutting out the space between the docking tubes and engine block, and squishing the whole ship down, making it far stockier and less elegant than it really is. Lego fell into the same trap with the set. Eventually, Episode III in 2005 actually included a ship with those proportions, as a devolved, "20 years earlier" version of the classic corvette, and the CR70 designation was created for it the next year ("CR90" for the OT-era ship had been established with the game TIE Fighter in the mid-90s). That's why I'm always a little confused when people get so excited for 10019, or even want it rereleased. Regardless of age, it was never a very good or accurate model, and to me has always looked annoyingly inaccurate.
  2. Commander_Rob

    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    Got the Cloud-Rider Swoop Bikes, an AT-DP polybag to put me over the 30€ threshold, and the Han Solo Mudtrooper.
  3. Commander_Rob

    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    This year's advent calendar is in the bag.
  4. Commander_Rob

    [MOC] Star Wars: The X-Wing Story

    The best X-Wing, hands down. My absolute favourite part is what icm already mentioned, it's so smooth! Sooo many other builds have all these little bits and bobs that technically form the correct shape, but look just a little too messy or distracting (I'd always be tempted to open the click-hinge panels on the Psiaki model for example). This has none of that, the shaping is even better than most, and it seems sturdy. A hard model to beat.
  5. Commander_Rob

    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    I don't think we're likely to see much articulation on AT-STs and other small walkers, because it's really difficult to get right. Devising joints and connections that walk the line between being poseable and solid enough to actually hold a pose is already a challenge, and on top of that, sets have to stand up to being played with. AT-ATs are probably going to remain the walkers with the most articulation and poseabilty (even though they still can't splay their legs out to the side like in the films, nor raise and lower their heads).
  6. Commander_Rob

    What are some Star Wars sets that TLG could never produce?

    If they can make Duel on Naboo and even include Qui-Gon's "I just got stabbed through the stomach"-face, that doesn't seem entirely out of the question. In fact, with up-to-date, non-TCW figures of Anakin, Obi-Wan, Dooku, and Palaptine, it would be a very appealing set and I'd buy it.
  7. Master Builder Series is the large playsets that were under the UCS label in the past, so people can finally stop going on about how they're "not real UCS". Everything else will stay the same: Big, expensive sets, limited retail, big announcements with a lot of hype. I'd bet they'll settle into a pretty regular release schedule and put out one UCS and one MBS each year, and that anyone who thinks this will free up a slot for another UCS (i.e. big display model of a ship or vehicle) per year is kidding themselves. It's a branding move to hopefully put an end to fans complaining about how the UCS name has been so terribly tainted by playsets, and how those should go away. Even if ten years of such sets (provided we count 10188 as the first) shows they're not going to go anywhere. Since they have never bothered officially defining UCS (which makes it extra funny that people get so up in arms about it), I doubt they will do so for MBS.
  8. Commander_Rob

    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    The latest Lego Star Wars magazine with an Episode II pilot Obi-Wan. Might just get another one.
  9. Commander_Rob

    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    Duel on Naboo and the two latest Battlepacks have been added to the "to build" pile.
  10. Commander_Rob

    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    TIE Fighter came in today, earlier than expected.
  11. Commander_Rob

    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    Han Solo's Landspeeder arrived in the mail today, TIE Fighter is still on its way.
  12. Commander_Rob

    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    The latest Lego Star Wars magazine, with a mini... Quadjumper. The whole ship is an elaborate joke, and this is just cheap enough to be funny.
  13. Commander_Rob

    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    The latest LSW magazine, with a Dwarf Spider Droid. It's not exactly... good, but when has Lego ever made a good DSD. Some alright parts though.
  14. Commander_Rob

    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    Went looking around for Solo sets but didn't find any... except the TIE Fighter polybag, so I grabbed two. (And one of the Creator flying boat polys.)
  15. Commander_Rob

    Updating Your Minifigs

    The AT-AT drivers' helmets are also just two TIE pilots from ANH spraypainted over (not very carefully), and fitted with some different details. And they're actually pretty close to a Lego light gray, not the white all toys and merch (inlcuding Lego) have done for decades. That was finally fixed in the AT-AT Microfighter, but of course then they went and put sand blue on there...