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  1. kaelthas

    Review: 75230 Porg

    Hello everyone. Star Wars is an undying franchise in our universe. Have you read the review of The Betrayal at Cloud City by @WhiteFang yet? After a time travelling journey, let's come back to the present timeline to check on this cute little stocky creature from Ahch-To island which appeared in Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi. Special thanks to LEGO CEE and Eurobricks for giving me this amazing reviewing opportunity. (Chewbacca and the firecamp with a roasted 'porg' are not included in this set) Introduction Porgs are native to Ahch-To, and can be found dwelling along the cliffs of the island where Luke Skywalker stayed hidden for many years. They are highly curious creatures where one of them nearly died by looking into the light sabre opening and another one nearly stepped on the activate button. Now they are designed by LEGO designers and being release as a LEGO set. After the official photos were released in the wild, everyone loses their mind in a way that this is a scary and ugly looking creature in LEGO form. That includes me. However, after I got my hands on this set, I seem to start liking it a little. Let me bring you to a journey from the inside of the LEGO Porg. (That sounds scary but it is not, 'technically'..) Overview Name: 75230 PorgYear: 2018Pieces: 811Minifigures: one little porgPrice: £69.99 The Box The front of the box features the Porg with its mouth opened, standing on the mossy rock on Ahch-To island. The back of the box showcased its back and the only play feature in this set. Press on the tail and the mouth will open as well as the wings. This set includes a UCS styled display stand and a minifigure scaled porg. The side of the box has the same box art in a very nice panel. This is at the top of the box, 1:1 picture of the minifigure porg. This porg is exactly the same as in 75200 Ahch-To Island Training with a white half circled tile. There is another variant of porg with grey half circled tile in the infamous 75192 Millennium Falcon - UCS (2nd edition). The Content There are six bags in total with one instruction booklet and one sticker sheet. The booklet is considerably thick with 142 pages in it. The first page gives you the whole idea of what you will get after building each bag. I personally likes to build it bag by bag instead of mixing it all. Searching for parts in a pool of 811 pieces is no fun at all. Haha. The UCS styled sticker. Anyone collects these UCS display stands? You are most welcomed to share a group picture of the stands at the comments area. Found one in my garden! The Build The first bag we will build a rack like this as the skeleton of the Porg. They are interconnected with technic pins and axles. They are designed like this to make the inside as hollow as possible. This fire ladder looking crane is the connector that makes the whole mouth opening mechanism work. It will be at the centre hollow part to ensure the movement is smooth and not obstructed by other bricks. This is how you connect all three parts into a rectangular vertical box. The views of the partially completed build of bag one. Here only the tail will be on the outside of the porg and the upper red round tile is actually the tongue of the Porg. This is when the mouth is open in which you have to push the tail downward to achieve it. When nobody is touching the Porg, it will only show you its kind of cocky face with the mouth closed. After building the mandible and webbed toes, I've finished building bag one. This is the back of the Porg which is the completed build of bag two. Back to bricks and plates instead of pins and axles. I like the use of these modified plates with three claws/rock fingers. It added a lot of details at the back as feathers. Attach it at the back of the Porg. Bag three added some visceral fat and white feathers at the abdomen of the Porg. Very nice use of the curved bricks to create a rounded body in the model of the Porg here. Bag four added more rounded fats and dense feathers at the side of the Porg. Then we move on to bag five which is the wings and bag six, the orange coloured head with its two big round eyes. The combination of orange, white and grey is really movie accurate and looks aesthetically pleasing. You can see in this autopsy of the Porg, the outer details are built separately and attached to the centre skeleton box at five surfaces of the rectangular cube and the feet attached to the bottom. So this is a very useful technique to learn from this set if you want to build any kinds of animal or even a human being with LEGO. Porg: WE ARE NOT FOOD! Final build of the model. It stood up at around 20cm tall and I really don't like the fact that its resting position is mouth closing. You need to do some modification to the build inside the box to keep the mouth open if you feel that it is cuter in that way. At least I do. haha. Looks like someone agitated it. Size comparison with the mini Porg. The model looks so huge! This is a simple UCS style display stand with a jumper for you to put the small porg. Front, rear and side views of the porg. The design is seamless where you hardly see any technic parts buried inside the outer builds. A very nice companion while I work on this review, now that it is here with me, I like it more now as it can be quite a cute desktop display model. A closer look into its teeth. The build is actually quite movie accurate as it can capture the yelling expression amazingly close to the real porgs in the movie. The scale, hmm. Hulkbuster should be larger. Haha Stop moving, you little porg! Just wanted to show how far the wings can stretch but it wouldn't stay. Chewie: GGWWWRGHH... (I'm hungry)... Yummy. Summary review Playability: 3/10 Not really playable but the mechanism is a good building technique to be learnt if you want to build something similar. Design: 8/10 Great design of a rounded fat penguin model with LEGO bricks' square nature. Price: 5/10 Quite pricey considered that only a mini porg is included as minifigure in the set. Overall: 6/10 This is good as a display set and I suppose it looks good if it is placed among the UCS with its display stand especially the BB-8 model. I hope you enjoy reading my simple review and do express your comments below. *Disclaimer: This review is my own opinion as a reviewer and does not represent LEGO official views.
  2. Baylez

    [WIP] Crait MOC

    Hey Guys, This is my first post on the site and I'm looking for some feedback on my work in progress Crait MOC. I started prototyping a few hours ago and started on the trench. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks, Baylez, If you want higher resolution pictures head to my flickr @, https://www.flickr.com/gp/147808246@N03/R09PD6