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  1. Hello everybody, I am new here and would like to present you my first Star Wars mini diorama. It's a diorama that can represent pretty much every desert planet in the Star Wars universe, from Jakku or Jedha to good old Tatooine. It certainly didn't use the most sophisticated construction techniques, which is because I was looking for a simple appearance. In the beginning, it should only serve as a presentation surface for two of my LEGO Star Wars models, and not distract the eye too much from them. The size was chosen so that it would easily fit on an IKEA Billy shelf. For this it was necessary to cut approx. ½ nubs away from the left base plate (32x32 nubs). In total there are 3 base plates with 32x32 studs each. In the middle there is a quite large but flat sand dune, as you can easily see. Originally this dune was planned to present the LEGO Razor Crest. But after some extensions with additional details in the background I have discarded this idea so that finally the Imperial Assault Hovertank (75152) found its place there. On the right side you can see Kuiils' hut, which is actually just a mirror-inverted version of Obi-Wans' hut (75270) - a spontaneous idea I had while building it. The hut is completed by an additional roof element so that it can be completely closed from above. That I integrated existing LEGO Star Wars sets you will notice elsewhere. Next you will see a small outpost of the Mandalorians behind the central dune. Part of it is the command post of the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267). I designed the adjacent "building" myself. The same applies to the rocky outcrop with the maintenance platform on the left side of the diorama. It is the part that - in my opinion - has the most details of the whole diorama. Kuiils' hut. Inside, the brown box now contains numerous tools and serves as a workbench where Kuill does his many technical jobs, such as repairing IG-11. In front of the hut, you can see Kuill (a customized Ugnaught made of original LEGO parts) standing at the entrance of the hut. Next to him you can see Cara Dune (from set 75254), the child and the Mandalorian Din Djarin (the latter two are LEGO-compatible custom figures). Of course IG-11, who is doing his work in front of the hut, is also present. Finally, there is a radio mast incl. generator and a well for drinking water. Mandalorian outpost. The outpost consists of a command post on the left side and a two-story building on which a laser cannon is mounted for defense. On the first floor you can see individual weapons (a thermal detonator and a weapon box in which 2 blaster are hidden) and a control panel, while the first floor serves as a weapon control for the laser. Outside, we have a small courtyard with a power generator for the laser, a box with coaxium and a melting furnace for the processing of Beskar, to mention only a few essential elements. There is of course more standing around, but this is more to simulate a full yard. The yard is overgrown with a desert palm that could be used as a camouflage from the air. Also a tentacle of a Sarlacc was integrated into the yard. The outpost is occupied by three Mandalorians from the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) and the blacksmith from the series "The Mandalorian" (also a compatible custom figure). The rocky ridge. The first thing you might notice is the small cave under the top of the ledge, where a somewhat shady figure is sitting in front of a campfire. Above the cave, you can see power units of several LEGO Star Wars models (X-Wing (75218), Y-Wing (75249), and Swoop Bike (75215)) lying around on the platform. At the rear end of the platform there are three boxes of coaxium and a power nozzle under a small pavilion. Between the pavilion and the boulder you can see an old, broken Assassin Droid, the front rudders of a Swoop Bike, a proton torpedo and the KX9 laser cannon of a T65B X-Wing. Some may also recognize the laser emitter of a quad laser (as used in the current model of the Millenium Falcon (75257)), a hyperdrive unit and many other parts standing around. Under the floor grid in the middle of the platform there is a maintenance hole, with various installations. The platform is manned by a Mandalorian ground technician and is guarded by a Mandalorian Commando (all figures made from original LEGO parts). Further details. Among the - not yet named - details, the most important are probably Chirrut Imwe and Baza Malbus, which are located below Kuiil's hut in the area of the dark brown rock, as well as a Probot Droid, which hovers near the hovertank, and a Sand Trooper flanking it. Finally, olive-colored grasses and bushes give the whole thing the look and feel of a desert and complete the small diorama. In the meantime I found a nice MOC of the Z-74 Speeder Bike, which I have rebuilt, equipped with a Scout Trooper and the bag with The Kid (instructions for the bike can be found at https://rebrickable.com/) and a white water vaporizer near Kuiil's hut. Copied from the LEGO Sandspeeder and found to be good, especially regarding the size and proportions of my MOC. I hope you like it!? Please let me know your opinion!It certainly didn't turn out to be a masterpiece right away ;-). PS: Besides the Razor Crest and the Assault Hovertank there is also room for an X-Wing (75218, 75102 or similar) on the central dune. So I can decide at will which model I want to present. Without the drive units, the Jakku Quadjumper (75178) fits comfortably on top of the ledge as well. How does it go on? I will rebuild the Mandalorian outpost. In the future it will be based on the outbuilding of the new LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina to better stand out next to Kuiil's hut. In addition the laser cannon with tower will fit perfectly on the flat roof and at the same time receive a new design and construction technique. Instead of an inner courtyard, the MOC of the Mandalorian Outpost will have second outbuilding – which has been reduced to a ruin – and serve as a gun emplacement. Instead of a sniper rifle, an E-Web Blaster will be used to protect the outputs even better. The smithy will move inside the building in this context as well.
  2. Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. - Obi Wan Kenobi. So what is so wretched about this place anyway? Let's find out in my 33rd RA review, 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina. Overview Name: 75290 - Mos Eisley Cantina Theme: Star Wars / Master Builder Series Year: 2020 (2H) Pieces: 3187 Minifigures: 21 Price: USD 349.99 / EUR 349.99 / GBP 319.99 Introduction Cantina in Spanish literally means canteen but in modern days it is widely referring to a type of bar with wine, alcohol and appetisers which makes sense because etymologically, it is derived from the same Italian word for cellar. If you have been following Star Wars, you are probably familiar that there are similar bar scenes in other Star Wars trilogy that tried to recapture the same magic from this scene. But why is the original so special? Undoubtedly, it is the equivalent of a wild west bar or fantasy tavern, but instead of cowboys or elves, there are aliens. The array of aliens alone is the first exposure of the audience in the Star Wars universe, and personally, that is the reason why I think people love the scene so much. There are also many accounts that this scene was penned in the original script and is one of the few scenes in the initial plans that stayed in the final script. To alot of people, the funky music in the cantina stays in their head. One's inability to dislodge this tune is also a wonder of its own, and if you’re one of them, perhaps you are already humming the music in your head. To avid Star Wars fans, the inspiration for the backstory of these patrons are limitless. You might have also heard that in Star Wars, every minor character has a backstory, and this adds to the appeal of the cantina with over 60 characters within the vicinity. So with that primer, let us dive deep in the Star Wars Master Builder Series - Mos Eisley Cantina. Once again, big thanks to TLG and the awesome staff of Eurobricks in making this review possible. All opinion about this set is my own. Front Box Panel First of all, the right corner really looks like that. It is not black -- it has the binary sunset golden hour background on that right corner only. At 3187 pieces, this is the largest version of Cantina that got released. The first one is a measly 171 parts back in 2004. Back Box Panel The back shows the typical scenario you would like to set up, but feel free to make your imagination run wild. The side of the box showcases the 21 minifigures that you are getting from this set. What’s inside the box? Right out of the box, we have numbered plastic bags 10 to 18... so how about the bags labelled 1 to 9? Answer: it is in another smaller white box inside the main box. After dumping all the contents inside the white box, here's what it looks like: There are also loose items such as the unbuilt Dewback without its jaw, plastic without number, as well as the instruction book with sticker sheet inside. Instruction Booklet Yes, there is a small sticker sheet in this set. Since I have seen the trailer for this set, I already expected there are stickers for the speeders. However, looking at the sticker sheet, the only graphics that I wish the designers insisted to be printed on LEGO element is the droid detector. The aurebesh script reads "Cantina" if it wasn't that obvious. The rest of the graphics are not necessary to complete the set. At least, that is how I treat most of these stickers, so I am not going to apply them in my build. The instruction booklet is a brick and a tile tall only. I wish to use the digital instruction similar to what I have done with big sets that I have build recently. However, as the instructions or PDF is not available at the time of this review, I had no choice but to use the book. Now, let's fast forward to the minifigures. Minifigures Let’s start first with the minifigures because I know a lot of the people are excited about the new aliens introduced in this set. I will summarise my thoughts about the minifigure line up after I ramble about each one of them. So for now, just follow along In my list below I will include the name of the minifigure followed by the race in parenthesis, e.g. Chewbacca (Wookie). Ponda Baba (Aqualish) is a thug who smuggles spice for Jabba the Hutt alongside his partner in crime, Dr. Evazan. The minifigure sports a new head mould, which many minifigure customisers had dreamt of in years. It is a face only a mother could love -- but look how awesome it is in minifigure form! The designers seriously had balls to put the pinkish bulbous fangs more prominently than it should be. I don’t think they don’t mind if it becomes the butt of all jokes. As you can see from the picture above, the aqualish jaw or the "balls" are too big to even allow movement of the minifigure head. The orange jacket looks nice, with front and back printing. Sadly, no side printing or leg print. "Negola dewaghi wool dugger?" - Ponda Baba "He doesn't like you." - Dr. Evazan Dr. Cornelius Evazan (Human) from plant Alsakan famously boasted about having death sentences in 12 systems while picking a fight with Luke and we know it didn't go well after that. This talented cosmetic surgeon got his mind corrupted and went cuckoo to perform “creative surgery” leaving his patients disfigured. Needless to say, his hideous crimes had put bounty on his head. His uneasy partnership with Ponda Baba started after the aqualish thug saved him from a bounty hunter encounter which left his face scarred. Since minifigures generally don’t have noses, this criminal doctor doesn’t look as ugly as he should be. I guess it is fine. The new slightly tattered clothes printing gives him that ragged wanderer vibe. No side or leg printing. If you recall in Rogue One history lesson, Jyn and Cassian bumped into criminal duo Ponda Baba and Dr. Cornelius Evazan, too. During this time, the duo has already adopted the alias Roofoo and Sawkee respectively. Kardue'sai'Malloc (Devaronian) was a cruel army captain from Devaron who fled to Tatooine and hid under the alias Labria. Devaronians skin colour could be brown, purple, red or anything in between. Being red with pointed horns and awkward grin on his face, he could possibly be the devil himself. Just look. The minifigure looks “cute” but it can get creepier the more you look at it. If you don't like the grin, thankfully there is a second face print that looks disappointed. The headgear with horns and ears is new. The torso print is also new. Too bad there is no leg print (this is going to be common remark in other minifigures, so get ready...) Hrchek Kal Fas (Saurin) hailed from planet Durkteel. They look a lot like Trandoshians (remember Bossk?) because they share the same ancestors. Notable difference is that Saurin has a different skin colour and they have 5 fingers instead of 3. Obviously, that won’t matter in minifigure form but at least Hrchek colour is dark tan instead of sand green. I always welcome diversity, so this is awesome. In the film, this reptilian droid trader followed C-3PO and R2-D2 outside the cantina, likely thinking how to profit on them, but immediately lost track of the droids in the streets of Mos Eisley. In Star Wars legends, he was also accompanied by another Saurin named Sai'torr Kal Fas who was reported to be his female cousin and bodyguard, too. Sadly, she did not join Hrcheck in this set. The head sculpt is the same as Bossk. I like the olive green arms on tan torso part. Although not accurate to the forest green colour, this is better than getting a regular green or dark green, in my humble opinion. Again, no leg printing. Hrcheck would have benefited from dual moulding because he wears a boot... Unfortunately, we don't get dual moulded legs either. Unlike most patrons in the cantina, Momaw Nadon (Ithorian) is not a criminal or a person of interest. Nicknamed “Hammerhead” in classic Kenner action figures, he was only exiled to Tatooine for revealing the agricultural secrets of his homeworld Itor to the Galactic Empire. He is likely chilling out in the cantina after a day’s work on his secret garden in the southern mountains of Mos Eisley spaceport. This isn’t the first time Star Wars released an Ithorian minifigure. The first was the Ithorian Jedi Master in set 75051 back in 2014. Oh boy, that was 6 years ago! Hard to believe this is only the second time we are getting another Ithorian minifigure. It is an interesting alien race because they love peace and philosophy, so I reckon we should have more of these in Star Wars. This minifigure is one of the few ones that has legs printing. The torso print, front and back, looks appropriate for a farmer alien. Don’t be fooled by this cutesy appearance. Kabe (Chadra-Fan) rhymes with babe, and yes she’s a girl and not a chad, even if Chadra-Fan’s homeworld is called Chad. In the film, she annoys the bartender into giving her blue milk using her high pitch squeak. While not begging for milk, she scams and pickpockets alongside her buddy Muftak (Talz) which is regrettably not included in this set. If you want to get her a buddy, your only hope is getting the Talz minifigure in set 8085 which was released over 10 years ago. Indeed, she’s a girl in a cantina. So what is a girl doing in a cantina filled with filthy hoodlums? Based on the canon story "The Kloo Horn Cantina Caper" in the book From a Certain Point of View, she was entangled in a mess that led her life at risk, involving all the aliens in the same cantina booth seen here. Eventually, Han ended the kerfuffle by killing Greedo, which then freed her and Muftak from the messy situation. For the minifigure itself, the head is using bat ears, which makes sense because the Chadra-Fan species are rodent-like creatures with bat faces. She has short legs, but I think they should have given her with a clothe skirt to complete the look. No one is going to figure out she's a girl unless they've already dug the deep rabbit hole, which is reading about every cantina patron's backstory. Garindan (Kubaz) is not a patron of Chalmun’s Cantina but he roamed around the streets of Mos Eisley as a spy. Considered to be the greatest and greediest imperial informant in Mos Eisley, he located the missing droids that the empire is looking for, and passed information to the Sandtroopers which enabled them to catch up with the protagonists before they could even board the Millennium Falcon. This minifigure torso looks familiar because it looks like an imperial officer uniform, even if it's not. More importantly, many people got interested in this minifigure because of the long snoot nose that is protruding on its head. As seen in the picture, this is achieved by attaching a neck accessory instead of a completely new head mould. I think TLG should make more aliens with this approach. So, those are 7 new named Star Wars minifigures in the set. That is equivalent to 5 new alien species, too. At this point, I feel like we could have gotten more than 5 new alien species, but more on that later. Below are the minifigures that we are more familiar of.. Sandtrooper Squad Leader The orange pauldron reveals the rank of this Sandtrooper as Squad Leader. Look beneath the headgear and you'll see a non-Angry Clone Trooper face! This is good progress. Sandtrooper The only difference between this and the squad leader is the pauldron. This one got black. It also has a different face print than the squad leader. TLG, you're spoiling us here! In all seriousness, sincere thanks on behalf of all AFOLs who are sick and tired of the Angry Clone Trooper heads. Wuher (Human) You got to have the bartender if you're running a bar. This is the same one from year 2018. Jawa Adding Jawa in this set makes sense. But then, why make it generic? This could have been one of the named Jawa patron inside the cantina... but it's probably too much to ask for a unique torso print. It does not help that many people probably got several (probably even dozen) Jawas from Tatooine Battle Pack back in 2018 that this could have been easily replaced by a different named character or totally new alien species. Bith Musician (x3) Now, the Bith Musicians. Perhaps a little disappointing that none of them ever got named, but I get it. None of them got official names in the previous sets either, so why change now? In Star Wars canon, there are 8 known band members. Namely: "Fiery" Figrin D'an (front man) - Kloo Horn Doikk Na'ts - Dorenian Beshniquel (Fizzz) Tedn Dahai - fanfar Tech Mo'r - Ommni box Ickabel G'ont - Double Jocimer Nalan Cheel - bandfill Sun'il Ei'de - drums Lirin Car'n - backup Kloo Horn I'd wager that the Bith Musicians included here are the first 3 in that list because Figrin has a silver Kloo Horn, Tedn has gold fanfar and Doikk has black Fizzz. The LEGO instruction manual recognises all the band members officially but as they all look alike, it makes sense that they are all simply called Bith musicians. Fun fact: Do you know what the music genre Figrin D'an and the Model Nodes perform? It’s called Jizz. Yup, not jazz. It’s called jizz. It is the same genre Max Rebo band plays in the prequels. Greedo (Rodian) Hello Greedo. I don't understand why you don't get side printing when it has been done before in a much cheaper set. Is it because Han shot first? This variant also came in set 75205 back in 2018.. Leg printing is good, but I kinda prefer the leg printing from set 75052 (2014) because it also got printing on hips. Maybe next time, we won't get any leg printing if TLG follows this trend. Hopefully not, please! Han Solo (Human) Solo, because he isn't many, quite literally, as the origin story implied from that self titled movie that is now canon. This is the exact same minifigure that appeared in 2 other sets, 75159 and 75205. Chewbacca (Wookie) This minifigure is very common now, I can't believe this appeared in 12 other sets. This marks Mos Eisley Cantina as this variant 's 13th appearance. It's great that we get leg printing here, but as common as this minifigure is, it is already expected. Obi Wan Kenobi / Uncle Ben (Human) The minifigure is exactly the same as the one found in set 75246 (2019). Luke (Human) This variant is considered common too because it appeared in more than 5 sets, including the Star Wars Advent Calendar 2020, set # 75279. C-3PO My copy of C-3PO has a little defect on head printing. If you look at it, C-3PO seems to be looking on his left (your right). It looks funny but I don't know how often this kind of printing error occurs. As for the minifigure itself, it is very common too, appearing in 10 sets since first appearance in 2016. R2-D2 This variant of R2-D2 appears to be the latest version with "large receptors" (those blue rectangles in front of the dome). However, the amount of R2-D2 appearances is staggering. Even if this minifigure is relatively new, it is already appearing in 3 other sets, besides this Mos Eisley Cantina set. So that is all about the minifigures included in the set. It is really great that we have 7 new named characters. That is groundbreaking alone. I can't remember this ever happened in any Star Wars set before. With all the minifigures all done, we can proceed on the build details. Build The moment of truth... we're back on paper again. Bag 1 out of 18 These parts are meant for the V-35 Landspeeder. We also get a teal brick separator. In this bag, the minifigure included is Luke. Bag #1 progress - some kind of speeder or something I can't remember the last Luke's Landspeeder that I built because I skipped all the recent ones. Bag 2 out of 18 Continuing the build for the V-35 Landspeeder, we get all the parts to finish this vehicle. Hrcheck is included in this bag. Bag #2 Progress - Finally, a different landspeeder ! In between building steps, I took a picture of the reverse stud technique as seen at the tailend of the landspeeder. Simple and clever way to attach the while windshield part that serves as the support for the 3 thrust turbines. Quick Comparison: old Luke's Landspeeder vs new V-35 Landspeeder NOTE: Luke's Landspeeder is not included in set 75290. It is just added here for comparison I am very relieved that we are not getting yet another Luke's Landspeeder because this V-35 Landspeeder looks awesome. We LEGO Star Wars fans often complain about the umpteenth version of Luke's Landspeeder. Now that we finally got a new vehicle, this is a big win for the fans as there are less things to complain and bicker about. Bag 3 out of 18 Now, here comes the start of the actual Cantina build. The minifigure included in this bag is Wuher, the Cantina bartender who disdains droids. Bag #3 Progress - here goes the watering hole Basically, bag #3 is the centre counter and beverage dispenser. We are on the right track. Bag 4 out of 18 We now see more tan and dark tan as we prepare the parts for the booths. Obi Wan Kenobi is included in this bag. Bag #4 Progress - Booths This looks plain right now but it has to be the most refined booth lounge design TLG has designed so far. Bag 5 out of 18 Step by step, we build up the walls of the cantina. In this bag, Kabe is included. Bag #5 Progress - still working on booths Even at the early build progress, it is already looking posh. Bag 6 out of 18 More wall needed for the part. R2-D2 is here. Bag #6 Progress - booths... booths... As the wall gets taller, it reminds me how much improvement the Cantina got after several iterations. Bag 7 out of 18 More wall needed for the part. C-3PO is here. Bag #7 Progress - booths... booths... booths. With 2 arches almost done, and 3 booths almost complete, we are switching shortly to the lobby after this. Bag 8 out of 18 Here goes the lobby parts, and one of the Sandtroopers is included here. Progress This is not the best angle of the lobby. The angle of the entrance door as well as the construction of the swipe up door is oddly satisfying. Bag 9 out of 18 - Roofs Parts included here are meant for the dome as well as the arch of the lobby. Nothing ground-breaking there. What's groundbreaking is the inclusion of 2 minifigures here - Ponda Baba and Dr. Evazan. Another new addition in this cantina design are the roofs. With the roofs on, there are less light entering the booths. When I did my MOC for Chalmun's Cantina many years ago, I remember adding spaces for the walls and tables for LED lights because the original set is very dark that it begs to be lit. Obviously, this set does not come with any LED lights, but one way or another, people will find ways to light this scene up. I am already thinking about it as I review this set right now. Bag 10 out of 18 What is Cantina without the music. In this bag, we have parts for the other side of the room, including the bandstand where Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes perform. Most appropriately, the Bith musicians are included in this bag. Bag #10 Progress - another booth, and stage This is the other side of the cantina, detached from the rest of the building. When attached, this is how it looks so far without the walls on the other side. I am taking a moment to highlight the play feature here that ejects the sitting patron on chair. This is obviously meant for Han Solo and Greedo -- but it is located at the wrong side of the cantina. The concept is not new as similar play feature had been added in set 75205. What's new in this version is that you just need to tap the technic part 6536 to decide who goes down in the laser gun shooting. Before I proceed, understand that there are so many layout that exists in the internet that depicts which booth Han and Greedo met for the last time -- it's always been the side nearer to the Dewback. Even with the earliest cantina set, this has always been the case. However, for this set, the booth where you can recreate the Han vs. Greedo scene is on the other side. One could argue it is totally inaccurate -- but I get it, ok? The play feature is added there because the Dewback pen already occupied the space needed for the eject mechanism on the original spot. I guess this is better than nothing. It does not take away the play feature and only the most critical Star Wars fan will nitpick about this detail anyway. Bag 11 out of 18 Bag 11 includes more parts for the far side of the cantina. Momaw is included in this bag. Bag #11 Progress - Stage You have to wonder why the bandstand has to look this way. The designers had to take liberty on their design here because it appears more interesting that it should, compared to the film set. Bag 12 out of 18 More arches on the way, and Han appears in this bag randomly.(Not so random if you buy the idea that the ejector seats awhile ago could be located anywhere in the cantina) Bag #12 Progress - walls and arches The far side of the cantina appears more complete, but we are 4 bags away from completion, so stay with me. Bag 13 out of 18 This bag includes parts for the angled corner of the cantina as well the parts for the other speeder parked outside, the 9000 Z001 landspeeder. In the early blueprints, it is labelled as Ubrickian Landspeeder 9000 Z001, an obvious reference to Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. And then, there's Greedo. It is suggested in this set that Greedo drives the speeder, but I cannot find references that confirms or denies this. No one really knows who owns this speeder in the movie. Quick comparison: Old versus New The one on the left is the old model with transparent dishes and grey part 99206. The internals are pretty much the same to the new one except some colour swaps. I prefer the new one because the clear dishes don't work with me. All you can see is the dark bluish grey bar 1L with tow ball behind them. At least the black dish creates an illusion that those are darkly tinted windows. Bag #13 Progress - More arches Now that the other side of the cantina is fully built, we can connect them together. Bag 14 out of 18 I need to get this out of my chest before I proceed.... I think 2 plastic bags with the same number is fine. But then 3 plastic bags? What is going on here? It does not help that the biggest plastic bag has 2 small plastic bags inside, so there are 4 or 5 plastic bags just for bag(s) # 14. For the actual contents, these are the parts for more roofs, and storage room at the back. Bag #14 Progress - more roofs and storage room As mentioned in the instruction manual, the back of the cantina is never seen in any of the films, concept art, animated series or even graphic novel. Therefore, the addition of the storage room at the back is based on creative liberties given to the LEGO designers. Bag 15 out of 18 Inside are parts needed for the moisture vaporator. Chewbacca minifigure is also included in this bag, because... why not? Bag #15 Progress - complex machinery and odd shapes As far I know, this is the most detailed attempt to create the GX-8 water vaporator. All other previous designs pale in comparison. The roof that "covers" the rest of the cantina looks odd but I think the gaps are really intentional to allow some light. Frankly, if the designers decided to cover the cantina completely, I won't mind as long as the exterior look presentable. The moisture vaporator connects to the main building with clips. Notice the grey crate box here with the empire symbol on it. There are 3 of these parts included in the set and they are scattered throughout the build. The aurebesh script reads as "cargo". Bag 16 out of 18 Bag #16 includes the part for the Dewback's pen as well as parts to complete the Dewback too (it's jaw and backside) Bag #16 Progress - Do the dew ... back Here, we get another moisture vaporator but not as big as the previous one. The pen connects at the side of the cantina also where the Dewback can enjoy it's meal for the day, before hauling cargo and moving Sandtroopers from point A to point B again. Bag 17 out of 18 This is the penultimate bag which includes parts for 1 of the 2 extra buildings modelled after the typical style of Tatooine buildings. Random Jawa included. There must be at least a few scrappers in the landscape of Tatooine so why not Jawa, right? Personally, not a big deal with me-- However, what episode VII taught me is that everyone could be a scrapper. Having this Jawa in the set is just convenient. This one-room abode could fit any alien you wish to shelter. The roofs can be easily detached too for easier access to the interior. And just like anything in this set, it could be attached to the main building as shown in the picture above. The main building alone is already 52 cm wide and 58 cm deep when opened wide in "L-shape" configuration. Adding the auxiliary building on the either side extends the structure with additional 24 studs or 19.2 cm length. Bags 18 out of 18 Finally, the last bag! Here is the final building which attaches to the other smaller building. Bags #18 Progress - Junk shop This is supposed to be a junk shop, but you could imagine it could be any shop for sundries, merchandise or whatnot. When you open the junk shop, it is 24 studs long, but once you connect it to the other building it offset by 1 stud, so it is effectively 23-stud long only.once connected. In total, when you open up this small buildings, and attach them to one another, the total length adds up to 47 studs or 37.6 cm. Add that to the length of the main building (in "L:-shape" config) and you're looking at a potential 89.6 cm or 95.6 cm length display model. Mind you, we are not even counting the 2 vehicles! If you want to stretch it out further, you can fully expand the cantina so that all the booths line up together on one side, with the centre beverage dispenser sticking out in the middle, then attach the 2 other small buildings fully expanded, too -- and you get yourself an oddly long cantina display that is over 1 metre. This set is deceptively long, and unlike other sets that are showing building facets only with shallow doll house structure and open backs, 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina gives us a full building with an option to be displayed and played with wide open, with extra side builds that you can orient whichever way you like. I am still figuring out how I can fit the entire set wide open on my table top photography mini studio. For now, the only way I can take picture of the entire set is to put it all together as compact as possible. Here is how it look like without the minifigures. And here is how it looks like with minifigures. I had to take this out of my living room so that I can finally get a great top view of the whole MBS. https://www.flickr.com/gp/80720650@N02/H8tq46 if you can't see the measurement, the total length is about 43.5 inches or 110 cm Here is another angle: https://www.flickr.com/gp/80720650@N02/C02L60 Now let's step back a little bit and recap what we have built. We do get the main building with a lobby, 5 booths, 1 bandstand, central beverage dispenser/counter and 1 storage room. We also get 6 covers for the booths and bandstand. Then there's also the open roof contraption in the middle that merely serves as the finishing touch. Outside, we do get a Dewback pen, 2 moisture vaporators and a staging area for cargo. There are a lot of things going on here, and yet it looks quite organised. Add the minifigures and there countless things you can stage in this build. The most obvious scene to stage immediately and recreate is that fight scene that left Ponda Baba missing an arm. You wish you didn't do that How about the scene outside when Garindan sneakily followed the most wanted droids? Kids can make their own scenarios with their playmates (or parents). It will be countless hours of fun re-imagining the Star Wars story, and creating new ones, too. Parts Now lets dial back a little and focus on the individual parts for the moment. The biggest piece in this set is none other than the Dewback itself. The print is slightly different. The spots are more widespread on the legs and backside of the new Dewback. The eyes colour are prominently more orange than before, and the nostrils of the new Dewback looks different. Old (left) vs New (right) If you look at this angle, the new Dewback appears to be less gentle and has an annoyed look. The old one looks more "relaxed" and less likely to cause trouble. Turn the Dewback upside down and you'll notice that a hole appeared... on its belly. No, I don't believe it is a belly button, but the older mould does not have this hole. Other than this tiny difference, they are practically the same mould. One peculiarity is the removal of the teeth print on the upper jaw of the new Dewback. In order to show this, I have to position the Dewbacks upside-down too. No one could really notice this difference unless you look at the Dewbacks in this awkward position, so it is a wise decision to remove this print for cost-saving measure, when no-one could really see them anyway. As for the bridle, we don't get the reddish brown one from the old Dewback. Instead, we get this new medium nougat flexible 22L with 2 connector ends. It is not far from the realm of possibilities, that the only reason why we get this weird colour as a Dewback bridle, is that this exact piece is used in another set 31109 Pirate Ship. While there are a handful of exclusive minifigures in this set, the amount of new parts and recolour is severely lacking. It is not a big deal because I don't see people buying this set and using it as parts donor. It only means that there are less exciting elements in this set for parts collectors. Perhaps the budget for new moulds were mostly allocated to the minifigures so new parts recolour is very minimal in this set. There are parts that are not new but could be considered uncommon such as the following: 27965: Zipline, 22L with 2 Connectors - Flexible - Medium Dark Flesh -- only appeared in set 31109 this year, as mentioned above 34816: Brick Special 1 x 2 with Vertical Closed Handle on Edge - Dark Tan -- fairly uncommon as it just appeared once in another Star Wars set. 6314982 looks exactly like the previous element 6289818 but it is a different element number. Not sure what has changed Other than the new moulds from minifigure parts, the following are new parts/element that I have identified: 37352: Brick Curved 1 x 2 x 1 No Studs - Reddish Brown (used as booth chair back rests) 6314440 - Hose, Rigid 3mm D. 43L?/ 34.5cm? -- really no clue if this is new but if my measurement is correct, this hose size is different from what is out there currently (used as railing for the centre counter) 6314069: Cloth, tattered with holes (small building shade) Let me know if I have missed any. I will be happy to update this list. Hello Greedo Conclusion If I would let my personal bias get the best of me, I would rate this set perfect, simply because I really have fond memories about this particular scene in the very first Star Wars movie. But of course, I am better than that, so objectively let's see the positive and negative critiques and weigh in the verdict. Pros A playset that is screaming out loud "play me! play me!", even if the suggested age is 18+ Equally good as display A full structure that has respectable depth and breadth, not a skinny "open dollhouse" facade Extra Tatooine buildings add extra flavour on story crafting. Detailed interior and exterior Comes with 2 vehicles Could be displayed fully wide open, reaching over 1 metre in length Cons Could have had taller side buildings, as not all structures in Mos Eisley is that short. At this price range, the minifigures could have benefited from extra side printing and dual moulding. Missing female patrons, save one rat-bat girl called Kabe I am ignoring the conscious decision made by the designers to add the seat ejector play feature on the wrong booth. It is good that it is there only because kids could play them if they wanted to. As adults, there is no harm if located anywhere. You can totally ignore this if it bothers you. Seriously, there are more pressing matters than accurate re-creation of the Han and Greedo scene. Take the last negative critique for instance. Some people will find the lack of other female patrons in this LEGO set disturbing as Kabe is the only rose among the thorns. Venerable jury, I present you the interview posted in StarWars.com, in which the selection of minifigures to be included was deemed difficult. The article mentioned that the committee based the selection on how important they are to the story, which ones are most iconic, and which one would work best as LEGO minifigures. They also did research on which ones were highest on the LEGO Star Wars fans’ wish list. Armed with this information, it makes me wonder -- Is Labria really that high in the wishlist? Come on LEGO. No Snaggletooth, for real? Also, even if the Tonika sister's appearance is minor, the twin sisters were present in the background during the conversation of Han, Chewie, Obi-Wan and Luke. Aren’t they relatively easy to make as minifigures? Wuher even tried to hit on one of the sisters at the beginning of the Cantina scene. Isn’t that more important to the story than just the split second appearance of a Jawa? No? On the flipside, here is the juicy part. The problem why we are not getting any Tonika sisters minifigure is probably the same reason why Hasbro has not done anything about these 2 female patrons. One of the actresses who portrayed them did not sign (or was not able to sign) a contract about their likeness or any sort of royalty for Star Wars merchandise such as toys. Another story is that during production of Star Wars, the nicknames given to the sisters were allegedly “Star ******” (sounds very close to “wars”) and legend has it that GL (and by extension, Disney) allegedly did not want anything to do with them because of that. You can read more about this decade old discussion on the internet, so move along, move along. I know, it is such a bummer whatever the reason is. There are over 60 aliens and humans present in this quintessential cantina scene; this set does not even cover half of the patrons and by-standers. While the existence of this set gives the spotlight on more prominent side characters, it also means that more alien species and minor Star Wars characters are yet to be released in the future. We are just scratching the surface, and hopefully it continues in the right direction. Finally, who is this set for? Without hesitation - I really think this set is meant for all Star Wars fans and not just grown-ups. The 18+ age recommendation is not a strict guideline. I like to think that the age recommendation is there to testify the new commitment of TLG for adult fans, and not to create barriers of entry. MBS is shaping up to be the exact opposite of UCS, One is focused on display set, whereas the other is focused on playsets that one should be playing instead of keeping MISB. Between these two, I am really leaning towards MBS because it is such a fun series to have. I even promised my kids that after I finish this review, we will play this set immediately. I really look forward to playing this set with them soon. Buzzling Cantina Review summary Design / Building Experience: 9/10 - Building a compound filled with diverse aliens in the Star Wars universe is pure bliss. Really wish there is at least 1 taller building as a side build. Playability: 10/10 - MBS, might as well stand for mind-blowing s** ...set. Playset. Then again this is rated 18+ so whether parents will buy this expensive toy for minors, is purely out of their discretion. Minifigures: 9/10 - I really wanted to score this higher because in terms of story and screen time, all the minifigures included in this set makes sense. However, at this price point, fans will always desire to get a better value. There are still many unrepresented aliens in the Star Wars universe. Until then, making custom minifigure for other cantina patrons would be necessary to fill this gap. Price / Value for money: 8/10 - At 11c per piece, this is very acceptable - this is better than 75222 and 75098. However, outside Star Wars, similar sets with the same parts count or price tag tends to have better pricing. Overall: 9/10 - Whether one loathes the badge “Master Builder Series” (MBS) or not, one can’t deny that the force is strong with this one as this playset appeals to a wide array of audience despite the set having the 18+ age suggestion.. 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  3. Hi all - I’d like to present to you my second interpretation of a Tatooine themed MOC building. It is the first of several planned builds I have for this 'theme'. I plan to label these as TATxx where xx increases with each build. It is based on background buildings seen in Episodes I and IV, whilst also drawing on the buildings in the SW BF2 game with my own spin/interpretation of it – i.e. what I think looks aesthetically pleasing and fits into the Tatooine 'world'. It could also easily feature in a Mandalorian background scene set on Tatooine. It contains two detachable roofs which allow for the empty interior to be filled as desired. The interior of both buildings are empty - mainly left up to your own interpretation, but I’ve previously created a Cantina bar which pops inside the second building and I've created this room as a Twi'lek "dance club" which might have pleased Jabba... The left room is a bounty hunter's hideout with a Boba presenting his prized catch to the other hunters. An additional suggestion is in the unused top area of the second building. Another of my builds (Jawa Junk Shop) is designed to fit into this area nicely, adding a shop to the area. The building really 'comes alive' when figures and details outside give it a richer experience. All posters/custom arm & minifig prints are from FireStar Toys. The Bantha is designed and by @BaronSat and the other vehicles are official Lego models. Any comments are welcome and please leave a message/query if you spot an error within the instructions. I shall try my best to quickly correct it. The instructions and other details are available here: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-45639/azzer86/tatooine-double-building-slums-tat02/ More photos are available here: https://bricksafe.com/pages/azzer86/tat02 To anyone who missed the post on TAT01, it is located here: TAT01 and TAT02 together Thanks for looking :)
  4. Hey LEGO Star Wars Fans, in addition to this year's May the 4th GWP from LEGO (Death Star II Battle), which lines up with last year's GWPs (Battle of Hoth & Battle of Endor), I built a small scene with the same dimensions for Tatooine: (Unforunately I don't own any of the 20 years anniversary tiles from last year, so it had to stay black) I built a digital model afterwards, too and you can find the instructions here: http://brickstats.de/bauanleitungen I know I'm one day too late, but May the 4th be with you, always ;) Cheers, Aldar Beedo
  5. These aren’t the droids your looking for by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Mos Eisley Teaser 2 by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr A New Hope Moc More photos to come
  6. Hi all, please find enjoy my latest creation below. This is my interpretation of a Jawa 'Junk Shop' using pieces only available within set 75020 (Jabba's Sail Barge). This design is part of my Tatooine themed building series (labelled TATxx, where the xx increases with each build). This specific build is intended for any Tatooine themed layout, but is built with TAT02 in mind [not available at the time of publishing, but the WIP can be seen in photo below with the steps and figures]. This is one of two planned side builds towards TAT02, the other is a modified cantina bar seen in the same photo. This design is minfigure scale (to a Jawa) and is a random assortment of 'junk' and other bits - from food (infamous blue milk icecream?!), pots and pans and vehicle parts. You will probably find a Sandcrawler nearby delivering new items. As this uses parts only available from 75020, I've included a few 'spare parts' in the parts list (in reddish brown, replacing the six DBG equivalent pieces) for a more aesthetically pleasing model. Note that the photos and rendered photograph do use these spare parts in place of the DGB in the parts list. Note: The sail isn't modelled in the instructions or 3D Studio model so is not included in the photos, but is in the parts list. Please refer to the actual photos for the installation Studio believes there is a collision - in reality the pieces press against one another, but does not cause any physical issues (that I know of), other than part 90258 can detach from the base easily - which may be linked, (or I suspect it is the weight of the sail construction). Printed pieces seen in the TAT02 preview are Firestar Toys custom prints Instructions and Studio files are available here for anyone interested https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-32425/azzer86/jawa-junk-shop/#comments As a side note, this is my first time using Studio and I found it much easier than LDraw, so I plan to revamp my TAT01 file in the next few weeks. Enjoy and feedback/comments welcome!
  7. *Your entry has earned 20 XP* Some crazy old wizard in the sand
  8. Hi all - I’d like to present to you my interpretation of a Tatooine themed MOC building. It is the first of several planned builds I have for this 'theme'. I plan to label these as TATxx where xx increases with each build. It is based on background buildings seen in Episodes I and IV, whilst also drawing on the buildings in the SW BF2 game with my own spin/interpretation of it – i.e. what I think looks aesthetically pleasing and fits into the Tatooine 'world'. It contains a detachable roof which can be customised. For example, the dome piece (and mounting point) can be removed to create a flatter, large vent system instead. There is also a functioning door with two possible colours advised – one in DBG like those in Lego's own Mos Eisley sets, and a more movie accurate dark orange colour for extra customisation. This opening door function is neatly hidden away at the side of the building. The interior is mostly empty - mainly left up to your own interpretation, but I’ve included suggestions for light, gun and binoculars within the instructions. The removable roof allows easy access to provide extra scope and playability. One example that I like to think this is, is a home for a Mos Eisley Cantina patron with 'homemade aerials' trying to capture the local broadcasts or streaming the pod racing. The building really 'comes alive' when figures and details outside give it a richer experience. Any comments are welcome and please leave a message/query if you spot an error within the instructions. I shall try my best to quickly correct it. The instructions are available here: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-26468/azzer86/tatooine-single-house-building-tat01 Original post hidden in the spoiler.
  9. The meeting in Mos Taike had been productive....it seemed that the Socorro Trade Guild may have some need for Oteefo's Engineering skills... But now there was the task of rounding up the crew, Z-5 and Frax were waiting at one of the many dilapidated harvestors scattered throughout the desert, this one had been claimed and repaired by K'vos when he arrived on Tatooine. Traveling in the cities with his droids could be problematic... Frax had done most of the repair work on the harvestors....he was a real wiz with machinery. Z-5 was a bit of a mystery, found...non-functioning...in a garbage heap on Geonosis. He was clearly quite an advanced prototype model...it's unclear why his like never saw production. After emptying the harvestor's hopper, the three settled in for the long ride back to the compound, they would surely not be there by night fall.... Bonus Images:
  10. After I spent some time relaxing here, on Tatooine, it's time to work. I've found a decent job last week and I collected some information about it: The target is a Rodian named Eaklo Khzecez. He was a racing pilot, he did mostly podracing, but also did speeder bikes races too. He was sponsored by the Hutts, it meant that he had to do what he was told. Towards the end of his career he had to lose more and more times and he was satisfied with this. On his last race, instead of losing he won it. As later it turned out, he betted himself. He grabbed the money and disappeared with it. Since then he's probably traveling around the planet on his speeder, but no one has able to find him already. Until now... Eaklo Khzecez - Haku? (What?) Eaklo Khzecez - Ting cooing koo soo ah. (I've got the credits.) Bohr Gotta - Mala tram pee chock makacheesa. (You should have paid him when you had the chance.) Eaklo Khzecez- Ah'chu apenkee? (Who are you?) Bohr Gotta - Mee jewz ku! (Goodbye!)
  11. thire5

    [MOC] Gasgano Podracer

    Hello, this is the Lego model of my favorite Podracer. My previous podracer models are: Clegg Holdfast podracer Mars Guo podracer Ebe E. Endocott podracer And here is Gasgano: I hope you will like it :) Next time Mos Espa diorama! P.S. you can check out my new facebook page: Martin Latta's LEGO - thire5
  12. Jayoheazy

    MOC Eisley

    Was a little disappointed in the latest version so I decided to beef up 75052.
  13. darththeling

    [MOC] Sandcrawler

    Ah 75059. My wallet shrieked, tore off screaming and hasn't been seen since. So I gathered up all the brown, tan and greys I could find and put together a sandcrawler, of the Tatooine + Jawa variety. Here's a MOC in the possible Midi-scale range; however it is also large enough for figs and features 4 custom Jawas... and a number of captured droids stuffed in the hold. I wanted something a bit more like the previous sandcrawler - but smaller. The result is something that fits well among the other Tatooine playsets and vehicles. In other words, I want a sandcrawler at a scale that won't compete with The Death Star 10188 for shelf display superiority. I didn't have a substantial number of brown and light brown plates around to make the exterior so this sandcrawler actually has more in common with 10114's than 75059. And of course, much smaller. The windows aren't exactly screen-accurate in their placement, however they provide an excellent view from inside the cockpit. I was able to score some simple treads for the bottom and although, they are also not the most screen-accurate representation, I feel they capture the spirit and also allow the crawler to move fairly smoothly. Here's the crew. Custom Jawas include torsos and feet from old Ewoks and black head pieces from Stormies. The brown hoodies are from surplus Obi Wans collected over the years. The yellow eyes are single blobs of nail polish. I didn't feel they needed decal torso prints but hey... maybe someday. The back area was the most fun to detail. I looked at some official schematics as well as some incredible builds from around the 'net for inspiration. The two cylinder things at the rear are distinctive and needed to be included. A couple of simple, strategically placed round studs provide a stopping point for the angled front walls of the crawler. The result is a snug fit when the door is raised - however the pieces are fairly worn and it won't hold in place. :/ On the top I had to take some liberties with the overall shape of the front since I wasn't using bricks that would allow such dramatic slopes. Here's the interior view from the forward bay. Junk and droids lay scattered along the entire first floor. You can see a maintenance bay above that - this piece is part of a large hunk that is removed for access to the interior. Here it is removed: The detachable part by itself: Overhead view of the cockpit and the hold below: The cockpit is just high enough for a Jawa to stand and the lid opens and closes easily. Over on the other end is a small platform where an engineer Jawa can access the main reactor. Well, that's that. I think the scale is good for my display, so I'm not looking to enlarge it but I do feel the shape of the upper front (cockpit area) might find improvement somehow. Also I'm looking to do a bit more color swapping in favor of the color pattern from 10114. I'm certainly open to comments and criticism. Thanks for checking it out and best of luck sweeping the deserts for salvage!
  14. Hi, this is my model of Mars Guo Podracer. It's a part of big diorama, one more podracer to come and then pictures of diorama itself! You can check out my new facebook page: Martin Latta's LEGO - thire5 ~thire5
  15. thire5

    [MOC] Mars Guo Podracer

    Hi, check out my model of Mars Guo Podracer. It is part of big diorama so more models are coming soon!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/thire5/35219351451/
  16. My first and hopefully not last MOC of 2017, enjoy!!! Detachment 1 by outworlderohlendorf21, on Flickr Detachment 2 by outworlderohlendorf21, on Flickr Detachment 3 by outworlderohlendorf21, on Flickr Detachment 4 by outworlderohlendorf21, on Flickr
  17. Hi, check out my model of Ebe E. Endocott Podracer. It is part of big diorama so more models are coming soon!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/thire5/35219351451/ Enjoy!
  18. Aside from patrolling the Tatooine dunes, Merc was assigned as local security for the Mos Eisley spaceport in search of a suspicious Rodian. Merc: Looks like we're here. Last part of our patrol route, Mos Eisley. Trooper: Worst part of Tatooine too. Merc: You heard stories about this place? Trooper: Plenty. Not too long ago there was something about two guys in a bar who picked a fight with some scrawny farm boy. You think they'd have no problem right? But then the kids old man showed up and chopped off one of the guys' arm. Merc: Heh, guess its true what they say. You won't find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than in Mos Eisley. Sergeant: Hey, you two! Quit standing around. Get back to searching for that Rodian. Trooper & Merc: Yes sir! Merc: Hey there's one over by that street vendor. Think it could be him? Trooper: Blasted, they all look the same to me. Merc: Come on, lets check it out. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey guys, back with a small free-build. I initially had a larger set-up prepared but due to a lack of tan pieces I made it a vignette instead. Also the back beams are not my design. Please judge this build.
  19. May The Fourth Be With You! Celebrating Forty Years Anniversary of Star Wars A New Hope... Massassi Temple Awards Ceremony This MOC will be part of the ACPin Lego Star Wars Exhibit at the East Brunswick Public Library for the whole month of June 2017. AC More details in the video
  20. Long time ago in the galaxy far far away, there is a jedi who meant to be a master that will bring the balance to the force, but he turn to the dark... https://flic.kr/s/aHskVjGeXf
  21. Hello, I'm currently trying different thing with my instructions, so I made some small pictures videos. The last one is building instructions for the Treadwell droid from the Jawa sale. You can see it in my youtube channel here: BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS VIDEO And here's a photo of the real thing. Your feedbackS, comments etc.. are welcome as I want to improve my future videos. Enjoy.
  22. CaptainJackBrickster

    Episode IV Tatooine Layout

    This layout took me a while to put together, so I hope you like it. It includes various official sets, and many more custom mocs.
  23. On my first day as part of commander Ulric's unit, we had received concerning orders. The empire had issued a hit list of identified Black Sun spies hiding out on Tatooine who were too dangerous to be left alive. Our target was an imperial officer whose been secretly transmitting imperial records to Prince Xizor. Normally taking out traitors is no trouble, but we couldn't risk tipping off Xizor. We were going to have to make the officer "disappear". Luckily I was always good with a blaster and Tatooine is a terribly unsafe place. So while commander Ulric "escorted" the spy on ground, I took to the roof tops. Even with all the stalls and civilians, the traitor was easy prey. And just as I got the perfect shot, Ulric gave the order. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey guys, here is my entry for Ep. XIII challenge. It was originally going to be two towers but the pieces I ordered for the second building didn't arrive on time so I decided to downscale the build and included a stall instead. Overall I like how it turned out, smaller than I had intended but I think it now has a little more variation than my original design. So tell me what you guys think and thanks for viewing. Also, sorry about the poor photo quality, I'll try to edit a better photo before the final hour.
  24. We managed to find the wanted Rodian at Mos Eisley, thinking he was just another smuggler trying to hide out on Tatooine. But it turns out he wasn't your everyday space scum. No, this Rodian was caught stealing imperial codes, no doubt to sell them to Rebels. As soon as we called him over he ran and made us chase him down to the flea markets on the outskirts. He was fast and he even tried to use the crowds as cover, probably thinking that we wouldn't shoot, but catching him was more important. Get out of the way! Blasted! He's gonna get away. Aim for his legs. We only need him alive. He tried to hide through the crowd but as soon as blaster shots were fired, a wide path opened leading us straight to him. All it took was a few shots and just like that the Rodian fell to the ground, dropping his blaster and the Imperial codes. Don't move Rebel scum! Call in HQ, tell them to get the interrogation droid ready. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hey guys, back with the final part of my Tatooine intro arc. I tried to make the most of my tan pieces on this build, especially for the cliff side and I also finally got to use those ewok glider cloth pieces I'm so fond of. All in all, I'm pretty happy with this build. So tell me what you guys think and thanks for viewing. Please judge this build.
  25. See the rest of the story: Season 1 Season 2 MKJoshA, Kale, are you there? Yes, we're here. Hold on, your picture isn't coming through right. Ah, there we go. My color balance was off. I need you two to go to Tatooine and investigate the X-wing that fired on Luke to see if we can learn anything more about this saboteur. PLEASE NOTE! The following picture is the "First Picture" for my contest entry and it includes the seed part. The previous pictures were for story sake and should not be counted in the entry. "You there," asked Josh, "droids. What can you tell us about this X-wing?" "Oh my!" responded the protocal droid. "I'm afraid there has been obvious signs of tampering." "The technicians are still dismantlement the circuitry," he continued. "But it seems that certain parts were used that are only manufactured on Coruscant" he finished. "Thank you for the information," said Josh. "Now let's finish the investigation of the circuitry and see if we can flesh out any more details." OoC: Yes, I have gone to the darkside and I have converted to fleshies. I made this decision after chatting with Rogue Angel at Brickworld, Chicago. Every other kind of build of mine will continue to use yellows, but it just makes sense to use fleshies in my Star Wars builds now. I had no idea LucasLaughing was going to do the same thing! I'm really happy with the heads I found to replace my character's old yellow heads. My character is Will Turner's and Kale's is Superman/Hyperion's. Let me know what you think!