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  1. Hello EB. I finally took the plunge and made my first ever adult MOC. I have been collecting SW Lego only since the Wampa was made and have not looked back, but I was disappointed with the Cantina. I really wanted to spend £200 on the Cantina rather than Ewok Village – but in the end I think I must have come close. My MOC is made of 3 Cantinas as well as the Lone Ranger Silver Mine and some more odd tan bricks. The MOC itself is certainly not as sophisticated as some wild things I have seen on here like MUSTAFAR by Migalart. I was trying to go for a set that looked TLG produced, but it was pretty hard to contain things. I did also want to thank TheBear and Benisnow for inspiring me to my own Cantina MOC, and everyone who posts on here – especially posting images. Finally, I have deliberately been a bit vague with the title of this thread (my first ever thread), as I would really like to see a thread grow just on the Cantina. Perhaps TheBear and Benisnow could add some updated pictures on your projects which were WIP. Also, could anyone suggest anything on adding the missing characters? Who could I use for the Tonika Twins and with what hair??? Thanks all. BJM (looking forward to feedback!) Cantina by mrbjmmrbjm, on Flickr Cantina by mrbjmmrbjm, on Flickr Cantina by mrbjmmrbjm, on Flickr Cantina by mrbjmmrbjm, on Flickr Cantina by mrbjmmrbjm, on Flickr Cantina by mrbjmmrbjm, on Flickr
  2. This is kinda fun reading today. I haven't managed to get one yet either, but I WILL get one. I guess to be fair, I certainly would be narked to arrive in Brighton and to leave disappointed BUT, the fact is - I will get one. And just a year ago-ish, I never thought I would ever get the UCS Falcon at all. It does look stunning. ?
  3. Hello all. Apologies if this is covered already; I am in the U.K. And I may be allowed this for Christmas!!! Is there any good reason to try and get it tomorrow- I would have to make a lot of promises indoors! Are there extra points or anything???
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    [MOC] Bikes Shop Modular

    Yes, I too really love this. The glass middle is excellent and I am also a big fan of the yellow box at the back on top. The building dies feel very real, whilst also Lego modular... great stuff.
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    Retrofuturistic locomotive

    Hi Sundar. These really are so very beautiful and very inspiring indeed. REALLY, these are 'beautiful' - thanks for sharing. Keep it up, and of course you must build some.
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    LEGO Star Wars 2016 Pictures and Rumors

    I am with Darth Malgus above. A pretty neat summary. What I would like to add is that my opinion would be different if I hadn't bought the Death Star at the time for my 1 year old daughters birthday. The fact that I (sorry she) owns it now, does make me sad that I cannot immediately justify getting the new one. Though at 6 years old - she could probably help a bit more now with building it. Would have no major issue, but I know I will want the figs and droids. Now, if they redid the falcon, boy would I be happy. I never got that and want it so badly. I wonder how much discontent there would be if they did that. Less I would think, as the falcon left the shelves long long ago. I guess I don't like the fact that there is no gap in the Death Stars. Why not do Cloud City first, and DS in a few years??? Same with Snowspeeded. I never got it, so am super happy with a new one. I just hope, like some have said, that they can give more licence to doing other stuff too. For me, there is no better set than UCS Slave. Wow. And wow again. Yes, we do need Landspeeded and Reys bike in UCS. Please TLG, not many rehashes, and not on top of each other like Hoth and this "new" Death Star. Finally, I bet if we did vote, those most disappointed would mainly be those who already have 10188, arguably those who have already invested a lot in Star Wars Lego. I am therefore left disappointed!
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    Battle Packs - Better models?

    Hi - do tell us where they are £6. Brick set lowest is £9 and nothing doing on Tesco etc?
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    [MOC] The Wanderer's Shadow

    This is a great looking ship indeed. I love rogue shadow, but always had a little reservation on the 'wings'. I am definitely a fan of the left side of your version - it looks so much more crisp.
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    Favorite sets you own?

    Number 1 is definitely UCS slave 1. What a build and it just looks so great up on its stand. Number 2 Jabba and rancor and all their friends. At 3 is Rogue Shadow. A great looking ship, figs and build. 4 I agree that Ghost and Phantom are seeming better and better with the new shows. And 5. I do love swishing the new TFA tie. It is almost perfect.
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    [MOC] First Order Snowspeeder

    Do you know - having read through this thread I am so impressed that I NOW plan to buy the TLG version after all (for the fun of building it and getting troopers) then turn it into this effort. A great looking mod and thanks for sharing. I have never been on LDD! But will make some time and have a look. Thanks matey. Ben
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    [MOC] Jabba's Pimp My Ride..!

    Well done. This simply got me smiling indeed. Love the dangling guard!
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    LEGO Star Wars 2016 Pictures and Rumors

    I don't think the actual Death Star troopers were too happy about it!
  13. I am firmly in this camp too. Really great film indeed and in some ways my best film ever. I was born in 77 so only knew ep4 second hand, in fact I think I saw Return first, but in terms of anticipation and just loving both the new and old characters (and wow the ships in this too) this film is just epic. I am trying to think of any film I have seen that I love more - there are not many! Seen it second time tonight. Just great great great and totally gets me drooling for the next one. Star Wars is in great hands. Boy will I have to spend a lot more with TLG...
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    LEGO Star Wars 2015 Pictures and Rumors

    I have loads of sets here in the uk and have hardly ever had issues. The only thing I can recall is the storm trooper from the cantina was totally cracked down the side, but tlg were very efficient in replacing it - so in fact I have a lot of confidence in Lego, and specifically therefore avoid any other brick!
  15. I have been thinking of doing my own UCS Tantive for a while as I have never seen a 10019 at any reasonable price - and of course both versions of Tantive so far are white - and yet from the studio model shot of all the ships seen together, both the Tantive and Falcon seem to be more or less the same colour. So would the Tantive look better in grey??? I think it quite possibly would! Has anyone seem a grey one?
  16. I have a pretty good cantina too - there are 4 o 5 of them about, and I too would love to see how others have approached recreating the patrons...
  17. I have both and love the look of the sandcrawler, but in all seriousness, UCS Slave is now my favourite set out of everything [i do not have UCS MF!]. It was so good to build as well, I just love it. I have a Lego room, but the Slave and the Ghostbusters are out in the lounge. Wife thinks they are great in the front room too
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    (MOD) Rey properly riding her speeder

    I always felt a bit sorry for the lego horse! Good stuff.
  19. I have this set boxed and waiting for me for Christmas (must have some discipline having built poe's x and the tie already). This is the best looking version I have seen so far. do you happen to have a photo of the extra bricks that you used, so I could get them ready. That would be great if you did. Also, on the feet - these look awesome and really help the set, but I just feel that you could make them a little more complex. I think it would add even more. Great stuff, Ben
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    [MOD] X-Wing 9493 mod

    No - absolutely not unfortunately. There's about 80% of most sets, all the more common bricks that range across multiple sets that are available that year or so are easy to get hold of, but some colours are a bit more scarce - but who wouldn't want that new cannopy??? I do love Poe's x-wing a lot though and wondered about the back and side greebling for modding further Richpepperell's version as above. Things like the stud shooters again as above, I think look great, but Poe's needs these better looking wing cannons from the last version. It is funny that new is not always better.
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    Bricklinking an Imperial Shuttle 10212

    I have the UCS and love it. I just wanted to add though that even brand new, I found that a number of plane 1x1 bricks with holes (and there are a lot) were slightly off white compared to other pieces in the same set. I assume this is differing batches, as there were some differences in the exact same pieces. Having said that, I built it outdoors in the garden on a sunny day, and when I look at it now inside, I can hardly see any difference. I would def look to get new pieces though. Good luck. Ben
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    [MOD] X-Wing 9493 mod

    This looks great and is good to see that it is so doable - although not straight forward. This leads me to a frustration - it makes sense for TLG to want and encourage us to mod things and play with the lego, and yet we cannot buy the cockpit piece from pick a brick, when we can buy everything else of the ship (i understand minifigs not forming part of this). Please TLG, why not let us buy multiple cockpits? Is the only way forward Bricklink???
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    [MOC] Heavy Imperial Troop Transport

    Wow, this really is the best version that I have seen and I definitely want to make it. I agree that it is perhaps 2 or 4 studs a bit too wide, and somehow the front nose does not look quite perfect, but the roof and side elevation, and especially the trooper carrier parts really do look perfect, but not so much like an obvious mod, but a well crafted official model. I have never ldd'd but would love it if you went so far as working out how much it might cost - most pieces seem pretty standard. Anyhow, none of this is criticism, this is very close to be being a really fine fine mod and you must must make it. I will keep an eye on this thread with great interest. Thanks, Ben
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    [MOC] First Order TIE Fighter

    yeah this is a great tie squad. Great post and photos - thanks.