382nd Legionnaire

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    Post your general LEGO Star Wars questions here

    Has anyone been able to find the 75127 Ghost Microfighter in the U.S. I checked my local Lego store a few weeks ago and they only had the First Order Snowspeeder from the Series 3 of Microfighters. Is this an exclusive or has it not been released yet because Amazon has it for well over double the MSRP of $10.
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    [MOD] Alpha-5 Nova-class Starfighter (7915)

    Thanks for the reply. The Twi'lek pilot isn't exactly lore friendly but neither is my origins of the starfighter. I'm actually terrible designing my own stuff and just like modifying/fixing Lego sets to my personal preference. I just became more invested in this model because I'm a huge fan of the V-Wing design. I guess that's just the price of being inspired by only pet projects.
  3. Hi guys, I haven't posted here in awhile, but I thought I would share my MOC/heavily modded of Lego's 7915 Imperial V-Wing starfighter. This has been my project that I've worked on and off since I got this set back in 2011. Originally, I planned to assemble it just to see the inner workings of the ship before modifying the ship to fit the entire astromech droid. I loved the ship (especially the cockpit piece ) so much that I continued to modify it and it has become my pet project. I have since redesigned the ship from bow to stern and added more features while removing the old wing system. The wing design shares inspirations from the X-Wing to Starcraft's Banshee while still keeping the old wing flaps as part of the design. I apologize in advance for the poor pictures and model stand. Any comments or suggestions are welcome. Hope you enjoy! Full gallery of high resolution images: http://imgur.com/a/uHXSe Lore: "The Alpha-5 Nova-class Starfighter was a joint venture by Kuat Systems and the Incom Corporation to win the Galactic Empire's bid for its next frontline starfighter. Built off the chassis of Kuat Systems's V-Wing starfighter, the Nova was created as an air-superiority starfighter at the tail end of the Clone Wars to escort ARC-170 starfighters on campaigns. The biggest draw of the starfighter was its experimental hyperdrive engine, becoming one of the smallest single pilot starfighters to be equipped for hyperspace travel without the need of an external booster ring. The starfighter is armed with 4 cannons, one on each secondary wing, 2 proton torpedo launchers located towards the bow, and rear flares for evading homing missiles. However, the Nova was plagued by its high manufacturing cost not to mention difficulty to be stored in the Empire's new line of Star Destroyers. In the end, Sienar Systems won the Empire's bid to produce much cheaper and expendable TIE/LN starfighter. The few Nova prototypes became popular with Imperial spies and agents as a versatile and well equipped starfighter. The failed Nova design would later inspire Incom's T-65 X-Wing starfighter." The flimsy design of Lego's 7915 V-Wing was significantly beefed up in my design. I gave the ship more heft to it and now that awesome cockpit piece fits more appropriately to a much sleeker looking ship. A view of the rear of the ship. Also notice how the landing gear are folded up. They fit snugly under the engine flaps but I couldn't really think of a better place to put them since they still do stick out. Again sorry for the poor quality pictures. In landing mode, the 4 wing flaps fold down to cover both of the Nova's hyperdrive engines. I imagine from my experience with Star Wars that hyperdrive engines are very easy to damage and especially ones that are placed externally. Here's a closeup view of one of the hyperdrive engines. I originally wanted to modify the wings after Starcraft's Banshee but I lacked the appropriate pieces to make rotors. Instead I used these silver Bionicle claw pieces and they certainly do a great alternative. To the right is a better angle of the flare poppers. A view of the cockpit. There is a targeting display and a switch to make the cramped cockpit more detailed. Another feature I added which I feel Lego never does enough of is provide housing for minifigure accessories included in their sets. Here I have included room for a blaster pistol and a pair of binoculars. Lastly, my lovely Twi'lek pilot and her astromech droid. Thanks for looking!
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    LEGO Star Wars 2014 Pictures and Rumors

    Thanks for the clarification. It's too much function over form in my opinion.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2014 Pictures and Rumors

    I guess the box is the problem.There's something about the new orange and blue that gives the box a more childish look to it. I'm going have to say these are some of the worst BP vehicles. The swamp speeder looks awful especially since Lego has already done two actual swamp speeder sets that look good. The Utapau battlepack vehicle is the worst offender though. Great looking minifigs all round, but absolutely terrible vehicles. Also does the "new blasters" bother anyone? The old blaster pistol and rifle weren't accurate to the movie, but they certainly weren't bad. I actually liked them. These new blasters is a step back to the old megaphone blasters that the old sets carried. Also judging by the picture, do they utilize some sort of flick fire mechanic that fire 1x1 circular studs?
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    LEGO Star Wars 2014 Pictures and Rumors

    Is there something off about the new sets? I know it sounds blasphemous, but the sets look childish than usual almost like they're photoshopped. I'm not saying they're fake but there's something off putting to the new sets. The AT-AP looks great though but the new battle packs look awful.
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    REVIEW: 10210 Imperial Flagship

    Does anyone have two of these by any chance? When I first bought this set, I thought about buying a second one of these and adding another level. You would have room for a deck dedicated to a total of 8 cannons and a crew quarters below that or whatever your heart desires. Just a thought.
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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 5 Discussion

    I found this and supposedly its the Star Wars Insider magazine release a few weeks ago. http://media.tumblr.com/d20c00084635c1fd4c1d222497bacd8a/tumblr_inline_miy8dnmxrh1qz4rgp.jpg I guess they used Barriss's downfall in the series to convince Ahsoka to leave the order.
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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 5 Discussion

    It should have been a hour long finale then. I was kind of disappointed at her confession. I would assume that Barriss didn't think of her actions that way. She believed in her cause so much so that Ahsoka and the other casualties would just be a pawn in her plan. Remember, a terrorist attack is primarily not meant to inflict large casualties but to instill fear and attention. I don't think Barriss wanted anyone to die, but her cause would be more noticeable if there were casualties.
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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 5 Discussion

    I agree that this was the best ending for the series thus far. It seems almost too good of an ending if you ask me with rumors of a 6th season. Maybe this was a safety ending in case Disney doesn't want to continue the series? If this was truly the last episode of the series, at least we got some closure which is really hard to find in cartoons (example: Hey Arnold). If Disney does make season 6, I think we will see Ahsoka but more over Anakin's fall to the Dark Side. I am predicting that the 6th season will include parts of Revenge of the Sith. For instance, the 6th season may begin before the Battle of Coruscant and fill in the gaps between the movie. Maybe with Darth Vader hunting down Jedi like Ahsoka towards the end of the season, who knows. Lastly, I was surprised and not surprised it was Barriss as the mastermind. I knew it was her, but I didn't want it to be her at the same time. I was hoping the episode would delve into how Barriss would commit the crime. Like how she snuck into the prison to force choke Letta, etc.
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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 5 Discussion

    The seasons do get darker and more gruesome kills as the series goes on. Look at what happened to Pre Vizla and Satine at the hands of Maul. I do see what you're saying with Letta and what she believed could have been influenced by what Barriss told her. The only thing that could have sealed Barriss as behind the whole plot is if they introduced Luminara and said that Barriss's behavior was off. Right now my thinking is that its Barriss, but I also can't believe it as she is a great character in CW.
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    Kindle or Nook

    Darn, if you were still looking I'd recommend a Nexus 7. Its a great book reader for college and it packs a punch for the price compared to its internal hardware. It supports Kindle and Google Play readers, so it can access both stores.
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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 5 Discussion

    The assailant in the last episode is obviously a female because of the body shape. Bariss seems like the likely (more like only) candidate. She is the only other female introduced in the arc that's still alive. The assailant fits Bariss's small and slender profile. Bariss likely lured Ahsoka into the trap in the abandoned factory. The only hole in this speculation is a motive. Bariss has been shown as a sweet and caring Jedi in previous episodes, and totally out of character with what's been going on in the series. Also, if Bariss was behind the plot, it would mean that there will be new canon material replacing the old such as Adi Gallia's death at the beginning of the season. If Bariss were to be executed or at the very least locked away, I don't think we'll be seeing her on Felucia for Order 66 anytime soon. Either ways, I haven't been this excited for a new CW episode for a long time.
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    What's your recent LEGO Star Wars Purchase?

    I felt like saving money with a sudden change of heart and I just ended up buying the AT-RT and BARC speeder.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2013 Pictures and Rumors

    The interior doesn't look great either. I was either wishing for an empty interior or a really good one. The 7675 AT-TE's interior was really easy to mod because the plates were removable. Looking at this one, it looks very hard to do with all the technic blocking big plates. The outside looks a little better though. Looks like I'm getting the Gunship instead.