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  1. LEGODrongo01

    REVIEW: Death Star 75159

    When I was a wee lad, the LEGO Star Wars Death Star 10188 was easily the set I wanted more than any other. Every time we were in Kmart or Toyworld I would gaze up at it on the shelf. I mean, it was every child's dream. A giant Lego set with a million minifigures and more play features than you can count. Even now, all these years later, I still had a distant longing for the set, despite it's play oriented design and seeming lack of displayability. So when I saw that someone on Bricklink was selling the newer and better version of the set brand new for 200 dollars off the retail price, it was on offer I couldn't turn down. Informationz Set Name: Death Star Serial Number? 75159 (I miss the days where set numbers didn't start with 75...) Piece count: Over 4000, but not that far over Release date: 2016, but the original came out in 2008. The Box Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr Upon receving the set in the mail, I found that LEGO had gone for a very minimalistic design with the box art. It makes the experience that much more exciting, I'd say. Literally anything could be in this box! Maybe some Lepin! Death Star Box by Sucram H, on Flickr Opening the minimalistic box reveals that there is another box inside that box! This one has more traditional Lego style box art, with a nice gold Star Wars logo. The UCS logo atg the bottom right confirms that this set is UCS, but I would hardly consider it as one. The set doesn't even come with a UCS plaque. Well at least I can say I own 1 more UCS set than I did a week ago. One thing I hate about LEGO boxes outside of America is the lack of a piece count. Why do they even omit it? You would think a set with over 4000 pieces would want to gloat about it. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr Opening the box reveals even more boxes! And some plastic bags. 2 of the boxes contain more bags, while the other houses the massive instruction booklet. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr Sorry for the awful picture quality, but as you can see this thing is a beast. It has almost 300 pages, and is one those rare spiral bound booklets. I always wanted to own one of these books, so glad I do now. Good for some reading before bed. Like with all the recent UCS sets, the first few pages are all about the 'real life' version of the thing you're about to build, as well as some info about the design process. This one is particularly amusing, as the designer had all the work done for him already, thanks to the previous version of this set. So the onyl things he can really talk about are the new spring loaded gun (yawn) and the slightly redesigned mini-but-not-mini TIE Advanced. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr This is what you get when you dump all the bags on the floor. Pink lunch box not included, sadly. Enough niceties, lets get into the build!!??? The Build Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr Before we crack open bag 1 and pieces go flying in every direction, we have these pieces from an no-number bag. A bunch of big plates, a long thing, and another long thing. I like the long things, and the jokes practically write themselves. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr Bag 1 (or to be more specific, the 3 or 4 bags that all have the number 1 on them) introduces us to out first lot of minigures. In the older Lego sets you would get all your figures in the first bag, but in recent years Lego has started scattering them throughout the bags. Gives you more of an incentive to keep building, I suppose. Our first batch gives us Lord Vader, some random officer, a weird black C3PO wannabe, and a blue R2D2 knockoff. Darth has that fancy new helmet piece, which is cool but as everyone has pointed out, he looks like he's looking up at the twin suns. I will be switching this helmet with the classic one for sure. The highlight here is definitely the Not R2D2, which has a see through dome. Cool stuff. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr The first thing we build is... this thing. I guess it's a shopping cart? Its bright blue, so doesnt really fit in with the rest of the set, and I dont recall seeing it in the movie. It does give us some pretty unique pieces used to attach the wheels, so there's that. I think this set is worth the 800 AUD price tag for this alone. Mini? TIE Advanced by Sucram H, on Flickr Next we build the TIE Fighter. Yes, I know it's askshually called the TIE Advanced X1, but that's not important. This thing looks good and bad at the same time. The wings or radiators or solar panels or whatever they are dont have any detail at all on them, and it loks really chunky from any angle other than the front. But it can fit the 7 foot tall Darth Vader in it, so there's that. I will definitely be making some modifications to this. Or destroying it. Death Star Floor 1 by Sucram H, on Flickr Finally, we get started on the Death Star itself. This is the ground floor. Not very exciting. This pretty much only exists because it has to. Once you've finished building the set you may never look at this part of it again, unless you like barrels. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr Bag 2 brings us more minigures. Han Solo, the first of three different Lukes, and 2 stormtroopers. Luke and the troopers look good, but damn. That Han Solo figure is speaking to me. The hair piece was new for this set, and is just perfect. Really detailed printing on the front and back of his jacket. This is easily my favourite fig of the set. It doesn't get better than Harrison Ford. Look at that winning grin. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr We use the pieces from bag 2 to build the iconic chasm that Luke and Leia swing over in the original film. This looks good enoug, but I'm not a big fan of the dinky railing thing that connect the 2 sections. I guess it works well enough. The use of stickers on the walls works pretty well. I also like the use of clip pieces to add detail. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr This is the other side. The conspicuous black part is where the trash compactor will be. more barrels! Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr Bag 3 gives us another Luke fig and Princess Leia. Leia's torso is really well printed, and Luke can be used as another Stormtrooper since they include a helmet for him. Leia's face looks nothing like our dear Carrie Fisher. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr Trash compactor. A pretty great scene, and this Lego version of it looks good to me. the door slides open. The dianoga that pulls Luke underwater is in a little hole. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr New bag new figures. Obi Wan and 2 gunner fellas. I dont like how Obi Wan is done at all, the brown printing on his legs isn't convincing at all. In the recent Death Star cannopn set we get a way better version of him. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr The mechanism for the trash compactor is finished and works well, except fopr the fact that they close on hinges so they will never fully compact whatever is inside. The fabled spring loaded gun makes an appearance! I really like how it looks, and the firing mechanism is hidden well. I have a soft spot for big Lego guns. You can also store spare laser bolts on the wall. Not sure how that works, but OK. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr Here's the first of several builds that just seem like filler. A crane and an elevator. Both dont really add much other than more notes on the LEGO Shop description. I dont understand Lego's obsession with shoving cranes into every single set they make, and they're always bright yellow. Whatever, as far as cranes go this one isn't the worst. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr The next bag doesn't give us any new figures, but we do build the base for the halfway point. Not much to say here.. wait. More barrels!!! Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr Here's some more minifigs. Jedi Luke, the Senate, and 2 red guys. Jedi Luke looks great, except his hair changed colour from tan to dark tan. Don't know what they's about but whatever. Finally I have Palpatine figure!. I like the ucs of tan for his skin, and the lightning pieces are coool. Royal guards are fine. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr The Emperor's throne room looks great and is probably the best part of this set. The platform near Vader can fall down to drop you down the hole. The window behind Palpatine looks really good. MORE BARRELS. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr More figs. Chewbaca looks dead inside, but his bowcaster is rad as. Another HAN SOLO, a crew member and the dynamic duo. I really do not like that Chewbacca figure. SOme kind of cross between the original and this one would be ideal for me. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr The jail cell area is pretty cramped, but works well. I'm not really a fan of how it's just a big box sitting there. Kind of clashes with the roundness of the death star. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr A sticker is used to create some forced perspective, and actually works extremely well. This is probably what impressed me most while building. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr The next bag once again doesn't have any figures, but does give us the all important planet destroying superlaser. Building the thing is a chorse but its worth it in the end. Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr Unfortunately the lasers that connect to make the big laser don't connect that well. It's nothing too bad though. This thing is just begging to be lit up... Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr The last bag gives us the last figures. Grand Moff Tarkin, and some guiys. The guys look really good, with their big helmets. Tarkin looks more convincing here than he does in Rogue One. The Completed Build Death Star Review by Sucram H, on Flickr Here is the finished product. You either love this thing, or you hate it. I am leanign more toward love, but the lack of panels to close it up is constantly lingering in my mind. Howver, doing this would easily add another 3 or 4 hundred dollars to the price, so it's obviously not viable. I think the set still looks good on display. The superlaser feels a bit too small, but it's nothing that major. Death Star Comparison 1 by Sucram H, on Flickr Here's a size comparison to my custom Millennium Falcon. The Falcon is not quite to scale. Death Star Comparison 2 by Sucram H, on Flickr And here it is with the glorious UCS Slave 1. The Slave 1 is once again not quite to scale. The End I think this set is one that both kids and AFOLs can get a kick out of it. Despite what people say, I think it does look good on display, and is less dull than the 10143 Death Star 2. There are some glaring issues, mainly the blockiness of the 'sphere' shape. I will definitely be making modifications to this set, and you here at Eurobricks will the the first to see it. This was my first pictorial review, I would love some feedback. I hope you got something out of this review. That is all, bye.
  2. Sandlot_Creations

    [MOC] Star Wars Kinetic Balancing Desk Toy

    This is a Kinetic Balancing Desk Toy with interchangeable scenes! This scene is a X-Wing and a Tie Fighter in a dog fight over the Death-Star. LEGO Kinetic Balancing Desk Toy by Sandlot Creations, on Flickr LEGO Kinetic Balancing Desk Toy by Sandlot Creations, on Flickr you can watch it in action here : Let me know of any scene ideas you would like to see built! Finally, if you would like this as an official product please support on Lego Ideas! Here is the link : Kinetic Balancing Desk Toy Thank you for watching!
  3. Hi there guys, I havent posted in a while but thats not because I haven't been building, I have just been away with work! I have a couple of builds to share with you starting with this... It is my recreation of the final scenes from Revenge of the Sith. As with all my MOCs I have kept this on a 16x16 base. Here it is in comparison to the actual scene from the film... Quite a fun build this, especially making the Death Star look like it is in the early stages of construction. And I loved the fact I could use the new style Vader and Tarkin (From A-Wing vs Tie Advanced set) as I think they are two really good looking mini figs. I took the figures off for these shots to show the detail on the panelling. Finally, It is impossible to resist a selfie! As always I hope you enjoy and any feedback would be greatly appreciated! More builds on the way!
  4. Freebuild #1: Distant Stations Freebuild #2: Belly of the Beast It was all going so well. We’d traversed a maze of hallways and turbolifts, following instructions from Tyria who remained on the ship. The admiral’s kid was in his room, his bunkmate left without a fuss once we mentioned ISB business, and he was going to come with us willingly. His exact words were “I didn’t sign on to blow up planets.” And yet, here we are. His bunkmate should have been a red flag. At least one of them should have been on duty, but we got overconfident and let it slip. We were halfway through trading outfits when we heard from Maze in the hallway. Trouble coming. What kind? Officer class. Looks like a captain. Alone so far. So, the bunkmate was a snitch. At least the captain's come alone, no doubt wanting to take credit for “catching” the kid. Even now, at the end, they’re playing politics. See what you can do I’m sorry ma’am, you can’t come in. ISB business. Step aside, or I’ll put you out an airlock. Yes ma’am, right away. Lieutenant Jepson Captain Corso I should have known I’d find you fleeing like a coward. You are all under arrest, for aiding and abetting a deserter. And as for you – What are you staring at? She was on our side- No. She was wearing the same uniform as us. That’s not the same thing. I thought you’d have learned that by now. What’s going on in there?! Stand by, we’re fine. Kirana, head out there, make sure they’re ready for company. Hey boys, I hate to rush you but the Rebel fleet just jumped into system so faster is better. Fierfek. Arjun, help the kid get the rest of that armor on or we’re leaving him here. Get ready, we’re gonna have company. It doesn't take long for Jepson's bunkmate to show up. Where’s Captain Corso? What do I look like, a staffing droid? Sir, until we figure out exactly what’s going on here, I’m going to need your men to lay down their weapons. Alright, alright, take it easy. Jepson ran off, and the captain came looking for him. They both went that way. Troopers, weapons on the ground. Now. What the kriff is - Felth is down! More troopers inbound! Hit the blast door controls! What the hell happened?! I'm seeing a massive security alert in your sector- We've had a problem...
  5. Enforcer Zer0

    Death Star 75159 Modifications

    I've never liked the boxy shape to the curves in the set and I was encouraged with the reveal of cloud city and the smooth curved "separations" to replicate the same on the Death Star. I've also incorporated set 75093 in 3 of the files for a better throne room in the set. For the 2 crazy colored files: purple=light bluish gray yellow=dark bluish gray lime=black Crazy colors no throne room mod: https://studio.bricklink.com/v2/build/model.page?idModel=50837 Crazy colors throne room mod: https://studio.bricklink.com/v2/build/model.page?idModel=50838 No crazy colors no throne room mod: https://studio.bricklink.com/v2/build/model.page?idModel=50839 No crazy colors throne room mod: https://studio.bricklink.com/v2/build/model.page?idModel=50840 Only modded parts no throne room mod: https://studio.bricklink.com/v2/build/model.page?idModel=50841 Only modded parts throne room mod: https://studio.bricklink.com/v2/build/model.page?idModel=50842
  6. Commander Beltar

    [SoNE Ep 17.2] Surface Skirmish

    While the ground forces of both the Empire and Rebellion compete to reach the shield generator in a last ditch effort to salvage the station after losing contact with the forces already deployed. Above the planet is another story, with the Rebellion moving closer to the Imperial Fleet for ship-to-ship combat to attempt to avoid the Death Star’s superlaser, most forces have been diverted to that location. However, several Rebel squadrons have broken off from the main battle and have been targeting construction zones on the far side of the Death Star, where the Consolation is resting for the aftermath of the assault while being guarded by Star Destroyers Bludgeon and Massacre, the escorts. Alyin’s squadron, fresh off the Consolation have just started their counterattack on the Rebels that have been taking advantage of construction areas weak, unactuated defenses. The Three freshly deployed TIEs catch on the comms: Imperial Overseer: If anyone’s listening: South construction Ridge 19 is under attack! Rebellion bombers and fighters are- *proton torpedo explosions* Alyin: Ridge 19, do you copy, over? We are en-route to provide air support. Imperial Officer: We read you Valkyrie One, the Rebellion Y-Wing Bombers just took out half of our construction forces, and the crane appears to be undamaged though. Wait- they’re coming for us next! Alyin: Not to worry sir, we have just arrived on scene. We’ll take care of this, get the construction crews off the surface now! Imperial Officer: Alarms are raised, but the crews in the walkers won’t be able to get out soon- Karabast, more light fighters in-bound! X-Wings! Alyin: Just- do your best to evac everyone. And we’ll do our best up here. 2 and 3, form up, let’s take care of these rebel scum. After this skirmish, Alyin’s squadron moved onward to the main battle, where chaos was erupting. ==== More Pics: ==== First off, before I forget: Please judge this freebuild! As I am slowly waiting for this episode to unfold, I almost forgot what else was happening during the Battle of Endor, the space portion! I think I may try to do a build attempting to showcase the chaos of what is happening in the main battlefield, but that would be a lot of posing fighters and such... And after the Skyhook... That was a huge pain… So maybe I will, maybe I won’t. Or maybe try to capture a sliver, like when the Executor goes down. After all I have some plans for some builds after someone reaches the shield generator… I have also learned now the upper limits of my rendering. At first there was probably like 20 more baseplates surrounding this build for more surface, which brought the parts count to like 60,000 ish parts, and well, my computer crashed a lot and didn’t render it at all. And so I deleted a lot of that surface and brought it to around 29,000 parts. I can’t wait to see how this episode will end, and what SoNE 2.0 will bring as well! Anyways, C & C welcome! ~Beltar
  7. This takes place immediately following my last freebuild. Incoming assault shuttle, we have you on our scopes, please identify. This is assault shuttle Mynock requesting a docking bay. Transmitting clearance code now. Assault Shuttle Mynock, you do not appear on our list of approved arrivals. We’re going to need to divert you to the Avenger for inspection. Negative. I need you to check that ISB prefix on our clearance code, and then consult your list of ships on top secret missions. Mynock, I don’t have a list of ships on top secr- … ah. Mynock, stand by. In a healthy organization it wouldn’t have worked, but the ISB’s been running unchecked for a long time now. Mynock, switch to heading point seven one five and proceed to docking bay two two eight. Acknowledged. Mynock, out. I've got a bad feeling about this. Very excited to share this build - I'm really happy with how it turned out. Full sized pics on my flickr. See below for an in-depth discussion of WIP, planning and behind the scenes shots.
  8. I recently finished bricklinking a UCS Death Star II, and finally got around to putting it up the pictures. https://www.flickr.c...th/27481130204/ Death Star photos by North White, on Flickr A shot of the front Death Star photos by North White, on Flickr Backside Death Star photos by North White, on Flickr A picture of the "Eye." I misordered 2x4 left wedges in dark grey, so I went with it Death Star photos by North White, on Flickr The lil' Super star destroyer included for scale. I modded it a bit because I didn't like the conning tower design with the binoculars. Overall, 10143 is a very fun build, and mostly uses cheap pieces. Mostly. I just went with a dark grey 10x10 dish on top because light grey is way pricey. Otherwise, the main problem was finding enough grey wings from the same seller. That and the fact that I ordered most of the parts at 1am after work, and so I messed up quite a few of the orders .
  9. Lobot

    10143 UCS Death Star II

    Prologue: When I was very young I bought a copy of the ROTJ novel. I hadn't seen the film at that point, but the first two paragraphs got me immediately hooked: ‘The very depth of space, There was the length, and width, and height, and then these dimensions curved over on themselves into a blending blackness measurable only by the glinting stars that tumbled through the chasm, receding to infinity. To the very depth. These stars marked the moments of the universe. There were aging orange embers, blue dwarfs, twin yellow giants. There were collapsing neutron stars, and angry supernovae that hissed into the icy emptiness. There were borning stars, breathing stars, pulsing stars, and dying stars. There was the Death Star. At the feathered edge of the galaxy, the Death Star floated in stationary orbit above the green moon Endor – a moon whose mother planet had long since died of unknown cataclysm and disappeared into unknown realms. The Death Star was the Empire’s armoured battle station, nearly twice as big as its predecessor, which Rebel forces had destroyed many years before – nearly twice as big, but more than twice as powerful. Yet it was only half complete. Half a steely dark orb, it hung above the green world of Endor, tentacles of unfinished superstructure curling away toward its living companion like the groping legs of a deadly spider’ I know that as a child I was supposed to side with the rebels, but I’ll admit that I had a quiet admiration for the Empire - the sheer size of their command ships & the efficiency of it all. Perhaps it was also due to my rabid hatred of ewoks......whilst I’m on the subject I’m still waiting for my sister to paint my version of ROTJ on one of the walls of my study; the Death Star in the blackness of space, the Shuttle landing on the illuminated platform, the patrolling AT-AT, the dish and a few Stormtroopers happily drumming on the heads of a dozen furry....... Current: Anyway, the UCS Deathstar II (10143) has been on my ‘wish list’ for several years. I'd always intended to buy it at some point, but other (UCS) priorities kept getting in the way! Unfortunately the Ebay price has gradually crept upwards and a new MISB version is now around £500, so I had almost resigned myself to never owning it. However, a couple of threads about ‘Bricklinking’ a UCS Falcon this year got me thinking, and I was intrigued about the possibility of building one from scratch. I only had 211 parts I needed from my small pile of spares, which wasn’t the most promising start. However, a limited amount of research on Bricklink suggested that the project was viable, and I estimated that I could source all of the parts for between £225 - £250. Could I build the Death Star on a budget? Only time would tell (and perhaps in doing so I would finally discover how it managed to travel across the galaxy despite having no obvious means of propulsion)... So during the last two months I’ve spent a lot of time trawling Bricklink for potential suppliers. I hadn’t used it much before, and certainly not for anything of this scale. I worked on the assumption that the postage would be a significant amount of the eventual cost, so I was determined to source most of the parts within the UK and to make the orders as large as possible. I wanted to buy only new parts (as I’m OCD about such things), but I quickly found that most individual stores didn’t have sufficient quantities of the necessary parts (e.g. the 231 x ‘Black Technic, Brick 1 x 2 with Axle Hole’, 458 x ‘Dark Bluish Gray Brick 1 x 2’, 271 x ‘Dark Bluish Gray Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with 1 Stud (Jumper)’ and 259 x ‘Light Bluish Gray Plate 2 x 8’) so ended up grabbing whatever I could, and making up the numbers from more than one supplier. Before I forget I’d like to thank the following Bricklink stores, who unknowingly provided parts for it, via a plug: gizmocom, Kram, Byggeklodsen, Yellow Farm Bricks, AFOL Supply and Kamino Supply Post. They all provided an excellent service and are officially Lobot recommended! Special thanks also to cavegod for his help and encouragement!! Total price per part, to date, has ranged between £0.01 - £1.46. Some proved to be very reasonable, but others seemed ridiculous. The worst value was the 30 x ‘Light Bluish Gray Minifig, Neck Bracket with Back Stud’ @ £0.18 each (which doesn’t sound much but they’re tiny!! ) and the most expensive was the ‘Light Bluish Gray Dish 10 x 10 Inverted Radar’. So after a total spend of £225.30 I’ve ended up with 3,251 parts (94.34%) with 195 left. I’ve made 10 orders (7 from the UK, 1 from Ireland, 1 from Denmark & 1 from the Netherlands), summary below: Order Parts cost (inc P+P) Cost/part (£) 1 979 £59.90 0.061 2 311 £24.62 0.079 3 314 £22.40 0.071 4 296 £16.49 0.056 5 210 £14.85 0.071 6 66 £9.96 0.151 7 159 £16.95 0.107 8 473 £29.87 0.063 9 130 £19.13 0.147 10 102 £11.13 0.109 Total 3,251 £225.30 0.069 So what does this look like? Well, see for yourself: And what can I build with them so far: "We can dispense with the pleasantries, Commander”. Vader’s words echoed as from the bottom of a well. “The Emperor is concerned with your progress. I am here to put you back on schedule” Jerrod turned pale. This was news he’d not expected. “I assure you, Lord Vader, my men are working as fast as they can.......” Unfortunately, I’m currently missing some of the key parts, most of which I now have on order. As they arrive I’ll be posting updates. Do I regret taking this on? Well, it’s certainly been rather challenging and frustrating at times, but perhaps I’ve taken it a bit too seriously!! Cheers, Robin
  10. DanDare006

    Star Wars Cloud City 2017/18?

    The Cloud City playset from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Backs…https://ideas.lego.com/projects/163944 I wanted to design a fun and playable set which would include the ionic scenes from the Empire Strikes Back film. The aim was to create a set that resembles the shape of the cloud city and offers a playable platform like the Death Star play set. I’m a keen Star Wars fan and as Cloud City hasn’t seen a new set since 2003 I thought I would have a go. I hope you enjoy and welcome your creative input into my project. Thanks for your vote…
  11. Hello all! I am the General Moe, and i create stop motion films. My first taste of Lego Brickfilms came in 2007, when the Lego page featured some stop motions in the star wars section. I was hooked! An Average Death Star Day was my favourite by far, and i have a love for the Brickfilms of the past. So i decided to create a series that harkens back to the classic age of lego stop motions! I deliberately recreated the style of the old films. This involved lowering the frame rate and camera quality. A plain and consistent lighting was used, with the occasional flicker and set mistake. The parts and figures used were all kept pre-2007, and the sets were built in the simple, straight forward style of the early brick films. Most importantly, the practical effects! People were very limited back them, so i imposed those limitations on myself as well. I hope you enjoy theses films and bring back the memories of the time spent on the Lego Star Wars homepage!
  12. JACKATTACKS

    MOC Mini Death Star

    I'm pretty sure I posted this in the correct Star Wars forum (Watto's Junkyard) but if not, feel free to move it. Here is my mini Death Star! The photo quality isn't the best, but that's what I get when I use a phone! This was never intended to be a Death Star and I was just playing around the octagonal pieces but then slowly by slowly a model formed. I know it isn't all that accurate but it's a pretty cool model. A closer view. Front on. Micro Fighter! This is one guy you don't want to be in a traffic jam with! Also has a spring-loaded shooter. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Check out my other MOC And my Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/149396233@N04/with/33208399083/ Edit: A kind member just pointed out to me that this is suppose to be in the general Star Wars forum. If a Mod could move it, that would be much appreciated! Sorry for any hassle.
  13. MaxTube55

    2016 UCS Reaction

    2016 has been a very successful year for LEGO Star Wars. There so far have been 37 Star Wars sets released (including the 9 sets to be released September 30th). They also made a new LEGO Star Wars TV show, The Freemaker Adventures which just aired its final episode. But 2016's UCS sets have sparked loads and loads of controversy, when the images and details of 75098 UCS Assault on Hoth it sparked outrage as many people though it costed way too much, didn't deserve the UCS title, and was a lazy attempt with so much incompleteness, and other complaints. The other UCS set is the 75159 UCS Death Star, it also has been criticized as a lazy attempt and a cash grab by LEGO. ^ 75098 UCS Assault on Hoth ^ 75159 UCS Death Star Set Reactions: Now I totally see everyone's point on 75098 and I think it was a very poor effort by TLG, but I differ from the majority on my opinion of 75159. I believe that 75159 is great, I have heard how upset people were when 10188 was discontinued, but it was very old and needed an update. Then when we got the update everyone is so outraged and upset with TLG for not changing it much. I see that people wanted something new, but 10188 was selling well for the 7.5 years it was being produced so why change it, everyone loved the set. Now I also see why people are upset about the price hike, but two factors called for it, first is that inflation sucks and accounts for roughly $50 of the increase, and second back in 2008 there was only LucasFilm with the rights to Star Wars, but now LEGO needs both Disney and LucasFilm licencing which isn't cheap, so it sucks but we know that this had to be done to continue to make profit. Also this might be slightly biased because I got to the LEGO and Star Wars buffet late and by the time I bought my first Star Wars set in late 2015 I was not yet big enough a fan to consider buying 10188, so I want 75159 badly an that is also my final reason for why there was nothing wrong with what TLG did with 75159, because there were so many more who wanted and couldn't get the original and we now have a second chance to get it. So leave your reactions to these two sets in the comments and May the Bricks be With You, Always.
  14. nerdsforprez

    Mini Death Star

    I have always been a fan of the mini sets. Mostly build Technic but also enjoy a SW MOC or two. Right now working on a large MOC incorporating many official and non-official Mini SW sets, and this is one of the unofficial MOCs created by myself I thought would be fun to share. Complete with nuclear reactor and superlaser on a mini-scale. http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/433762
  15. The Cloud City playset from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Backs…https://ideas.lego.com/projects/163944 I wanted to design a fun and playable set which would include the ionic scenes from the Empire Strikes Back film. The aim was to create a set that resembles the shape of the cloud city and offers a playable platform like the Death Star play set. I’m a keen Star Wars fan and as Cloud City hasn’t seen a new set since 2003 I thought I would have a go. I hope you enjoy and welcome your creative input into my project. Thanks for your vote…
  16. Hi guys, I have just finished another micro landscape in time for the Battlefront Death Star DLC. I wanted to do something different from some of the other trench run mocs I have seen and so I chose the moment Han comes to Luke's rescue and shoots down one of the tie fighters. I really like the drama in this scene and Im really happy with the way it has turned out. The inspiration for Luke's Xwing and Vader's tie came from a post by 'BEAVeR' (http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=84301) however I really wanted to get R2 in this scene and so instead of a 1x2 white tile for the nose I went for a 1x1 and added a 1x1 blue stud to represent R2 behind the cockpit. Thanks goes to 'PRAITER YED' for the idea of using knifes as the wings cannons - I think they look really effective. Originally I used BEAVeR's design for Vaders Tie but it would've meant having to paint the shields black, which I wanted to avoid and also I didn't think it looked menacing enough so I simply turned the Tie fighters wings on their side. I think Vader's Tie has a real presence in this piece now and looks like the dangerous ship that it is! Finally for the Tie's cockpits I used an Arkenstone piece from The Hobbit sets, which almost looks as though it was specially designed for micro ties! I am really happy with this MOC and would love to get your opinions and as always any advice going forward for future MOCs! (Also would anyone be interested in seeing the design process? I have some pictures of various stages of the builds that people might find interesting?)
  17. This is my few years old MOC of the final attack on the first Death Star. Like my Battle of Hoth the model was several years underway in planning and gathering of the needed bricks. This model was also modified last year as I wasnt happy with the clustered attempt of greeble I had done... I myself think this version is better Again, I apologise for the poor pictures, I really need to invest in a proper camera... Death Star Trench Run by Kenneth, on Flickr Death Star Trench Run by Kenneth, on Flickr Death Star Trench Run by Kenneth, on Flickr More pictures in my Flickr account
  18. vinchente000

    Rearranged Lego Death Star Scenes

    Hey peeps, today I decided to clean my Death Star a bit from all the dust and decided to change some of the scenes from the Death Star. Some I had fun with and some are more serious. Anyhow I just wanted to show you the pictures and let you decide what you think. What Guards do when not working by Vincent ST, auf Flickr[/img] Sentimental by Vincent ST, auf Flickr[/img] RUN!! by Vincent ST, auf Flickr[/img] Tell me what you think :)
  19. MaxTube55

    [MOC] [WIP] [LDD] Yavin 4 Base

    [(PLEASE READ) Notes: This is my first MOC, I only spent a total of 7 days working on it (you may not think that is enough time to design and build and that's why the next note exists), any feedback to help improve this or future MOCs would be greatly appreciated, the ridiculous amount of minifigs and duplicates is due to me wanting to recreate all scenes possible at the same time, and the set number, price (Which is set between the two largest Star Wars sets, 10188 Death Star at 400 dollars and 3803 pcs. and 10179 Millennium Falcon at 500 dollars and 5197 pcs., also what LEGO charges on sets doesn't make sense because it has no correlation so I just based it roughly on the current exchange rates, which I know is constantly fluctuating and unreliable), and description is made up for fun.] 75160 Yavin 4 Base!!! 5179 pcs.- £349.99, $449.99, €409.99; Minifigs: Luke Skywalker (Pilot), Luke Skywalker (Celebration), Wedge Antilles, Keyan Farlander, Princes Leia (Episode IV), Princess Leia (Celebration), Han Solo (Celebration), Chewbacca, R2-D2 (x2), C-3PO, Jan Dodonna (x2), Rebel Technicians (x8), Rebel Troopers (x5), Rebel Pilot (x4), Rebel Personnel Carrier (x3), R2 unit, R5 unit. Welcome to the Rebellion!!! Explore the huge Yavin Rebel base. With flip up door (for display purposes only due to support pillars) and removable rock features the remaining rebel fighters can re-enter the base after successfully destroying the Death Star. Turn around the base to reveal the play features with docking areas for each fighter. With three Rebel personnel carriers you can restock the fighter, transport the pilots, and move around damaged droids. In the command center examine holographic screens, count down the minutes until the Death Star is in range, and give the briefing on the attack. Go upstairs to the throne room where there is a huge turnout the Royal Award Ceremony. Outside the Millennium Falcon is parked in front of the base after successfully disabling Vader. Also there is a lookout tower where a rebel trooper can scan incoming ships and watch them leave. Includes: 35 Minifigures!!! A brand new Millennium Falcon (Modified TFA one) 2 X-Wings and 1 Y-Wing (With new landing gears that have sliding grooves for docking bays) 3 Rebel Personnel carriers 3 Levels Death Star Tracker table, and Command/Briefing room Exclusive New Minifigs: Updated Celebration Luke, New Wedge Antilles with Hair, General Dodonna, Rebel Personnel Carrier Pilots, and Yavin Rebel Technicians. Accessories Include: 5 Spears, 3 Blasters, 2 Rebel Pilot Helmets (for Luke and Wedge when they are flying), 2 Medals (Neck pieces not prints!!!), 1 lightsaber (Doesn't appear in images), and 1 ship scanner. Images: LXF File: https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing [i don't know a better way to do this if someone can fix this link into a download file (as well as rename it from 100IMAGE to something along the lines of: Yavin 4 Base MOC) please help. ] I hope you like it. I decided that if, there were too few of Yavin MOCs that I've been able to find, I'll make my own.
  20. Darthluke824

    Bricklinking More UCS Sets?

    Hello all! I have been recently thinking about Bricklinking some of the rarer/more expensive UCS sets but before I take the plunge I am looking for some advice. Looking at Lobot's 10179 MF and 10143 DSII have been helpful but I am circling back to the idea of other sets. Here's the list of them: 10175 Tie Advanced 10143 Death Star 10212 Imperial Shuttle 10179 Millenium Falcon 10221 Super Star Destroyer I am looking for some advice on which one to build/best to buy. I do know I can buy a SSD but £350 is A LOT and am looking to save on money. I also know that parts on the MF are getting rarer especially those grey boat rigging so now might be a better time to buy before the prices are crazy! Any advice, pros, cons? Thanks, -824
  21. GeneralWashington420

    Mini MOC - Death Star Trench Run

    Link to the images! http://imgur.com/a/PrZYy
  22. Control the Empire's Secret Weapon with the Death Star Battle Pack! Store the weapons in the Weapons Rack! Control the systems with the Control Panel! Watch the systems with the Computer Console! Switch sections with the Sliding Doorway! Includes 3 Sections, 4 Minifigures ( 2 Stormtroopers, 1 Imperial Admiral, and 1 Imperial Officer), and a Mouse Droid!
  23. "We count 30 rebel ships, Lord Vader, but they're so small they're evading our turbolasers." "- Biggs, Wedge, let's close it up. We're going in full throttle. That ought to keep those fighters off our back. - Right with you boss." The theme of the Death Star attack has been banged on about by AFOLs. Fortunately, this does not mean, that the subject is exhausted. It took a bit different approach than the usual <middle of the trench – accelerating Luke’s X-Wing – T/F vee in hot pursuit> and to give the scene a bit more dramaturgy. For that reason, the DS’s equator does not run at the right angle through the MOC, and we have a small anti-aircraft (anti-starship) artillery barrage. The MOC is placed on a standard 48x48 board and consists of four main modules: The base with decorative boarder; The trench itself with the walls; Two loosely put on DS surface panels. Plus additional X-Wing fighters of course :). What I really wanted in this microscale MOC, was a good representation of the X-Wings. That is why they have their characteristic feature of folded (and movable) wings. The drawback is a slight asymmetrically placed left and right pairs of wings and engines. Also, I am not entirely pleased with the fuselage in front of the fairings. But at least all have R2 units… Also the scale of the DS denoted that the Rebellion fighters were too big for the trench itself. That is why, with their measurements of 9 studs width and 6 length, they had to be left on the battle station’s surface. To make the scene complete, six rotary turbolasers are placed, “some on the towers, some on the surface”, which try in vain to stop the attackers. And a small comparison of the adversaries: As I always lack the trans-clear elements, especially the bars (which also usually fell down on my Bricklink buy lists…), I had to devise a different solution to the issue of placing flying objects. It came in the form of optic fibers. Thanks to their flexibility, i was able to place them in possibly invisible way on the maquette (part of the element is folded and hidden in base elements) and, having only three pieces, by folding one into ”U”, place all in all four flying objects. Unfortunately, this advantage proved also to be a vice – too long segment meant weak stabilization power and “floating” of the raised item. And stiffening with super glue was out of the question. Entire gallery on Flickr. May the micro-Force be with you!
  24. Apologies if this sort of question goes in a pre-existing topic. Considering rumours that the set 10188 Death Star will be retired soon (it has been 7 years after all), I've been contemplating purchasing one (I already own one for myself) for investment. The secondary market prices for 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon are really expensive, up to 5x the original price (AUD), I find, and given the similar scale and the popularity of 10188, I can imagine it will be quite valuable once LEGO stops selling it. What do people think? Is the Death Star worth investing in? Saving it for a couple of years, however long it takes, and then selling it for a higher price? Are others doing this too? Obviously it's a lot of money to spend in one go, so I wanted to see what the consensus is. Also, given rumours that a remake of the UCS Falcon will be coming out soon (not sure how realistic these are, but for the sake of discussion), how do people imagine this will affect the secondary market price of the current UCS Falcon? Thanks, Albus