smokebelch

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  1. Bit of a bump. Still have this very rare collectible set... So how about £300!!! A great price for a very very rare Star Wars set...
  2. Hey, I have an unopened Han Solo on Tauntaun - Miniland Scale (LLCA Ambassador Pass Exclusive) set I'm looking to sell- http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=LLCA53-1 Set comes in a clear Lego bag- with instructions and 3 numbered bags inside. A very rare and hard to find set. Shot of the set- the main bag is ziplock, only opened to show the contents, the parts bags have never been opened. I'm selling UK only, and looking for £1,500 shipped... But happy to consider offers. Message me with any questions! Thanks for looking! Cheers, Mark
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    Star Wars LEGO Photography

    On Patrol by smokebelch, on Flickr
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    Star Wars LEGO Photography

    Yay! Genuinely wonderful to see the thread still going strong after all these years! :) Sorry don't check out the boards much these days- but some brilliant photography you guys are doing! Here's one from me from a few months ago- I'm still shooting away whenever I get a chance! ;) Scout Troopers by smokebelch, on Flickr
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    Custom Cantina Bartender ?

    Heres my custom Wuher- heads from the same set as the Brown Sideburns one (Lone Ranger Stagecoach) Not quite as grizzled- but the darker colour is a bit closer I think, and like this hairpiece a bit better. Nice to have someone behind the bar as well now ;)
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    Star Wars LEGO Photography

    Cheers Guys! Quick portrait of everyones favourite slimy piece of worm ridden filth! A slimy piece of worm-ridden filth! by smokebelch, on Flickr
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    Star Wars LEGO Photography

    Hey guys! Nice to see the thread still ticking over nicely- some cool shots being posted
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    REVIEW: 5001621 Han Solo (Hoth)

    Not 100% sure if its from China or Mexico, but it is the slighty different quality ABS like the collectable minifigs so I would think its China. No printing on the neck as well which usually means its China.
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    REVIEW: 5001621 Han Solo (Hoth)

    Cheers for all the comments- glad you like the review
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    REVIEW: 5001621 Han Solo (Hoth)

    Thanks for all the nice comments on my review Nice to see some love for the minifigure too- I really like it though i agree it doesn't quite have the 'wow' factor as some of the previous may the forth figures. Icing sugar for the snow... we'd run out so I had to make a special trip to the shops for some for the review. Really can't beat it for Lego snow- though it does manage to get everywhere!
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    REVIEW: 5001621 Han Solo (Hoth)

    Doh! Cheers, just corrected it
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    REVIEW: 5001621 Han Solo (Hoth)

    Name: Han Solo (Hoth) Theme: Star Wars Year: 2013 Pieces: 5 Minifigs: 1 Price: (free as part of 'May The Forth Be With You' promotion) Intro: I've always been impressed with the amazing reviews found here on eurobricks, and I've always wanted to do one myself... So thought I'd give it a go and start with a nice easy one! Here we have the Han Solo in his Hoth Outfit from Empire Strikes Back- which is this years promotional figure free with certain purchases from the Lego store. There has been a lot of debate/ controversy over the actual colour of Han's Hoth jacket over the years. Originally the Kenner action figure from 1980 had a dark blue jacket, which is the colour the jacket 'appears' to be in some shots of the film. When you actually see the prop jacket from the film it quite clearly is dark brown, and there have been many different action figures over the years since with either brown or blue jackets. To date Lego's version of Han has only been outfitted with the blue jacket, with just a change in design of hood to differentiate the two... But now we have a brown jacket version- which from what I have read on forums so far continues to cause debate over the 'true' colour of the coat. For what its worth I think I ultimately prefer Blue as the jacket colour, but thats mostly due to the memories of the old Kenner action figure which I still own from my childhood! Polybag: Usual Polybag with the Yoda header seen with all the current Star Wars products this year. Polybag Front and Back Its worth noting that despite the colour on the packaging the hood does match the jacket colour correctly- very strange that they left the image as is on the front... Polybag Contents Minifig: Not much assembly required as only the minifig in the set. We get Han resplendent in his Hoth outfit, along with a spare hairpiece so you can show Han with or without his hood. Unfortunately Han is weaponless in this set, so he's gonna have to rely on Chewie if he comes across any Probe Droids! Front, Back, and Alternate Faces Han has a really nice double sided face. One side has a great 'And I thought they smelled bad on the outside!' grimace on it, the other has his face covered and his goggles down for when he has his endure the freezing temperatures on Hoth. Comparison with Blue Coat Han My original Hoth Han is boxed away at the moment, but here is the New version (right) with the last Han (left) also with the new style hood. Han and his Tauntaun* (*Tauntaun not included in polybag!) And a couple of shots with Han and his Tauntaun in action! Ratings Now I know that from feedback I've seen that a lot of people think this figure is a bit of a letdown after the last couple of 'may the forth' promos. I would agree that he would probably have fit in better in the last Hoth set that got released, rather than an exclusive promotional figure. But that said I really like the figure so I've rated him highly, and as an original trilogy collector Im glad to have him in my collection. Playability: 10/10 Hard one to rate, but ultimately I think minifigures are endlessly playable so Im giving full marks on this one. Design: 10/10 No new parts, but I think the design on this latest update of Hoth Han really nails it. The double sided head is excellent as well. Price: 7/10 Well technically this is a free figure when you spend over a certain threshold- though these are already appearing in the wild. I got mine from a trade, so depending on what you spend to obtain this figure I would adjust the price scale accordingly. Minifigure: 10/10 Well the whole set is the minifigure, personally I really like him- so full marks again on this. Parts: 8/10 Nice that you get the spare hair piece so you can have Han with or without hood, but a blaster is sorely missed here. Overall Score: 45/50 Well thanks for reading my first review- let me know what you think of both the review and the figure. And I thought they smelled bad... On the outside!!
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    Star Wars LEGO Photography

    ^^^ Cheers guys! One more alternate shot- Sandtrooper by smokebelch, on Flickr
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    Star Wars LEGO Photography

    Thanks! Cheers! Wish I could spend more time getting some shots of these guys- don't live near the beach anymore, and just squeezed in a quick couple of shots whilst I had a chance.
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    Star Wars LEGO Photography

    Taken me a year since the new Sandtroopers came out, but finally managed a trip to the beach yesterday and smuggled along a passenger for a quick shot ;-) Sandtrooper by smokebelch, on Flickr