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scotland Offline Gareth

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Reply #1530 on: December 14, 2022, 12:28:15 PM
There is lots of sand for building castles on Tatooine!  :D

Very cool stuff- I must admit that I had been looking at Vader in swim fins in the previous photo and thought it would be cool if they actually did that... and lo and behold, there he was!   :D

As for the skyhopper being Imperial grey, why wouldn't it be?  After all, Luke was trying to go to the Imperial Academy at that point!

Star Wars would have been a very different series had Uncle Owen not successfully kept Luke on the farm!

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It's a fair point Grant.  My memory says that the T-16 model you see Luke playing with is more sandy/creamy in colour but I could be way off. 


Day 14 (before I forget) 

A nifty rendition of a B-Wing.  I did wonder if it might be a Resistance Bomber at first, but no, definitely a B-wing.  If I'm being super picky I'd say that the cockpit doesn't really convey  the roundness of the real thing.  Also in grey.  :think:

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Reply #1531 on: December 15, 2022, 12:36:20 PM
Imperial grey was probably on everything, for no other reason than it was probably produced in such high volumes to cover all of the Imperial Fleet that it not only supported entire planetary economies, but also was dirt cheap for anyone looking for a decent, inexpensive paint for their starship.

And why not?  All of Star Wars boils down to finances, trade and politics!   :D

That's probably one of the things that fascinates me the most about Star Wars- you have magical wizards with swords made of light, you have spaceships capable of travelling anywhere in the galaxy within a few hours, you have an exceptional gallery of rogues only overshadowed by a variety of creatures beyond our imagination.... and yet it all started with trade disputes which lead to overbearing governments, which got so bad that a guy who made his living smuggling drugs was the good guy!   :ahhh

And that is totally not why I have started installing secret compartments in my Jeep, no matter what anyone tells you!  :P

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Reply #1532 on: December 15, 2022, 02:01:57 PM
Imperial grey was probably on everything, for no other reason than it was probably produced in such high volumes to cover all of the Imperial Fleet that it not only supported entire planetary economies, but also was dirt cheap for anyone looking for a decent, inexpensive paint for their starship.

And why not?  All of Star Wars boils down to finances, trade and politics!   :D

That's probably one of the things that fascinates me the most about Star Wars- you have magical wizards with swords made of light, you have spaceships capable of travelling anywhere in the galaxy within a few hours, you have an exceptional gallery of rogues only overshadowed by a variety of creatures beyond our imagination.... and yet it all started with trade disputes which lead to overbearing governments, which got so bad that a guy who made his living smuggling drugs was the good guy!   :ahhh

And that is totally not why I have started installing secret compartments in my Jeep, no matter what anyone tells you!  :P

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Reply #1533 on: December 15, 2022, 02:43:38 PM
Day 15 and I think we're back on form with the very recognisable TIE Interceptor.  8)  Zero complaints about this one. 

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Reply #1534 on: December 15, 2022, 11:14:30 PM
That one is pretty freaking sweet!   :tu:

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Reply #1535 on: December 17, 2022, 03:31:51 PM
Day 16+17.

As sure as brussel sprouts, you're going to get a "weapons rack" in a Star Wars advent calendar.  Just about as welcome too. ::)  The Mouse Droid is kinda cute though.  :D

Today's is much better; an Imperial Snowtrooper.  8)  I was always a "good guy" toy buyer but for some reason I did have a few speSmurfpillst  Stormtrooper figures, and this was one of them. 

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Reply #1536 on: December 17, 2022, 11:11:20 PM
SpeSmurfpillst stormtroopers!   :rofl:

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Reply #1537 on: December 19, 2022, 10:05:04 AM
this is really a fun thread! I’ll try and get some more pictures in here  ;)


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Reply #1538 on: December 19, 2022, 12:50:13 PM
Days 18 and 19 bring us more Hoth based goodies.  A base defence turret (which, lets be honest here, didn't do any good whatsoever).  Today we get an AT-ST for the turret to, ineffectively, shoot at.  :D

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Reply #1539 on: December 19, 2022, 09:09:47 PM
That AT ST is remarkably cool!

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Reply #1540 on: December 21, 2022, 05:49:40 PM
Days 20 and 21 have given us yet MORE Hoth loveliness.  A second (yet equally ineffectual) base defence turret and a somewhat more useful Luke.  Freshly escaped from the Wampa perhaps. 

The whole Echo Base is feeling very well represented this year. 

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Reply #1541 on: December 22, 2022, 05:32:56 PM
Day 22 and we have another bit of set dressing.  Love the fact you can hang Luke upside down.  :D

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Reply #1542 on: December 23, 2022, 06:53:19 PM
Penultimate day brings us a very festive Santa Gonk Droid.

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Reply #1543 on: December 23, 2022, 08:28:26 PM
Day 22 and we have another bit of set dressing.  Love the fact you can hang Luke upside down.  :D

Jedi style  :like:

...fun pics Gareth  :tu:


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Reply #1544 on: December 24, 2022, 12:51:07 AM
Penultimate day brings us a very festive Santa Gonk Droid.

I'm glad you said what it was.  Not sure i would have gotten that from looking at it.

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Reply #1545 on: December 24, 2022, 10:44:33 AM
Might have to find a set to self gift to have something to put together during this downtime
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Reply #1546 on: December 24, 2022, 08:59:40 PM
Well, that's it.  All done in what's been a very quick month so far.  Pretty sure it was November last week.  :think:  Clearly we have a third Christmassy Droid; R2-D2 with jumper to complement C-3PO's.  Thanks to everyone who has followed along.  :salute:

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Reply #1547 on: December 24, 2022, 11:13:52 PM
Thanks for sharing it with us Gareth!  It's been a fun ride!

That R2 is very cool!

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Reply #1548 on: December 25, 2022, 12:05:36 AM
Personally I'm very much hoping for a Andor themed Calendar next year.  Best bit of Star Wars made since Empire Strikes Back IMO. 
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Reply #1549 on: December 25, 2022, 03:26:36 AM
It certainly did have its moments, and the droid B2EMO would be pretty easy to make in Lego!

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Reply #1550 on: January 08, 2023, 08:47:21 PM
I've been avoiding buying Lego, and then one of my nephews gets me this set for Christmas!   :facepalm:

I will still do my best to resist the urge, but there are cracks forming in my resolve!   :ahhh

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Reply #1551 on: January 08, 2023, 08:47:50 PM
And yes, that is me in a Batman shirt.   :facepalm:

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Reply #1552 on: January 08, 2023, 09:16:10 PM
Resistance is futile.  :D

I bought 7 3d metal kits last year and built 4 of them over the holidays. I will say, third party ones are not as good as the metal earth kits. I had to throw away 1 of the airplane models due to lack of proper instructions combined with poor laser cutting leaving micro metal bridges that frustrated me something fierce. At least these guys did allow me to not buy more Lego stuff recently.
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Reply #1553 on: January 09, 2023, 02:28:49 AM
I've been avoiding buying Lego, and then one of my nephews gets me this set for Christmas!   :facepalm:

I will still do my best to resist the urge, but there are cracks forming in my resolve!   :ahhh

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That's a great looking set there boss.  :tu:
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Reply #1554 on: January 09, 2023, 09:46:07 PM
Thanks.  The box said 4 and up, so I managed it with only a small amount of help from my nephews!   :D

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Reply #1555 on: January 10, 2023, 12:37:24 AM
Thanks for the daily calendar updates Gareth - really enjoyed following along - Even though we have one too.

.... I was tempted to steal your thunder a couple of times - As our day starts 11 hours before yours - But managed to restrain myself ... ;)

@ Grant - really really nice set.....

However - Batman and Star Wars ..... Are you having problems living in the real world? / Leaving your childhood?   .......    :pok:    :rofl:


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Reply #1556 on: January 10, 2023, 12:53:39 AM
I've never left my childhood.  My toys just got more expensive.   :facepalm:

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Reply #1557 on: January 11, 2023, 03:16:48 AM
I second that...for myself lol.

Here are the 4 models I made over my Christmas vacation. I know they aren't Lego...but since I mentioned them in here...

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Reply #1558 on: May 23, 2023, 01:19:14 AM
Good day everyone. I have been somewhat busy with LEGO once again...however with other kits I can find online. A few weeks ago, I built my largest set yet with the purchase of a Mould King Black Pearl ship kit, weighing in at 2868 pieces...this model took me well over a week to finish with life intrusions and all. So big in fact that it wouldn't fit where I thought I would display it...so now it fits in my bathroom. The ship is 76.3 cm long and 61.2 cm high.

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The instructions were very good.

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I did encounter an issue with the Captain's cabin. Every time I attempted to put the sides on, the rear would fall apart as a portion of it was held with only a single strip of bricks. After some swearing and cursing, out came the plastic cement, which fixed my issues.

Here is the Black Pearl which dwarfs all my other Pirate Ships builds. The model was so tall that it wouldn't fit on that top shelf. I didn't like where it was in this photo as it was a bit sketchy and I would cry if it ever fell into thousands of pieces. It now resides in my bathroom where it fits nicely.

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Bonus shots of the other Pirate Fleet members.

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And the Black Pearl.

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I added a few mini figures to the Pearl.

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Reply #1559 on: May 23, 2023, 01:23:52 AM
Last week, I found a Bat Man LEGO Technic motorcycle kit. I did not know it at the time, but it turned out to be a perfect fit for my Chem Warrior guard...part of my PC Guard Team.

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