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Great set! Fun to build. Nice to display!
As a kids toy, I believe the speeder has plenty of play features:
- take off the bonnet/hood and do an engine overhaul
- access the (secret) compartment in the back and hide that mysterious object, we have yet to find out what it exactly is in fourteen days when the film premieres.
-fire the spring loaded missiles hidden underneath the speeder.
-comes with two fantastic minifigs and a Corellian hound for endless play scenarios.
I suppose nothing can still surprise me when it comes to SW. The blatant disregard for laws of physics (not uncommon among other Sci-fi and Fantasy works too) sometimes may demands a lot of your suspense of disbelief, even stretching it too far resulting in dismissal (in fact there are many SW fans rejecting the entire sequel trilogy).
Bearing in mind it was a galactic empire with thousands if not millions of inhabited star-systems, as well as a bewildering amount of different sentient species living in it, an autocracy made up of primarily one species as rulers/conquerors/enforcers does not seem viable unless the human species among other things vastly outnumbers all other sentient species together living in that galaxy, especially since the clone army was phased out. Not only humans were loyal supporters of the Empire so were lots of other species in that fictional universe.
Regardless of what is now declared canon (by Disney), I would not mind having some e.g. Rodian imperial forces etc.
Since I am still a fan but not religious about SW, I feel no trouble disregarding or casting aside certain novels, comics, or even potentially the entire new sequel trilogy for that matter when I have no appreciation for those works.
Even TLG is allowed to develop and release SW sets that are not part of what is 'official SW canon' labelled 'original content' here on brickset, such as the Freemaker adventure SW sub-theme. Set #75186 looks great, seems fun to build, and is something I gladly add to my Lego SW collection, where as others will not care for these sets, and reject that theme completely.
Anyway, happy building!
I'm rummaging through yesterday's thrift store purchases, seem to have #5891, #41314, and #41127 all jumbled together.
I've been using my recently aquired 5 petaled flowers to make a mosaic for Mothering Sunday tomorrow. Ended up with actually doing some relief and making the letters three flowers high (a white, a red and a white on top), it gives quite a nice view to it I think. I enjoyed it and with working with these flowers instead of 1x1 plates I wasn't getting annoyed trying to line them all up perfectly. Although some of you might want the flowers pointing the same way, but after just finishing Big Ben I fancied 'going rogue'.
This is the side-view:
To all mums that get celebrated tomorrow, a happy one!
You're not alone, even some of the most die-hard SW fanboys have decided that TFA, TLJ & anything else that Disney creates that travels along that same story arc can go frak a Rancor (even know someone who has decided that anything Disney puts out isn't SW). For some it's down to Disney's complete dismissal of the SW EU, for others it's amount of politically correct nonsense that Disney have wedged into the new stuff. For me, it's an even mix of the two, but I am hopeful about Solo: A Star Wars Story (especially since Rogue One wasn't complete trash), all the trailers make it look like it's more like an old school SW movie.
You mean we did have... Looks like the Earth's interstellar tourism bureau will need to come up with some new reasons for aliens to visit.
Got to teach my daughter about gears and how rotational motion can be turned into linear motion. Think she was interested as she pilfered parts to make her own ‘gears’. Think I will have to do some technic builds with her.
I may have lost the set to my kids though. It has become the most requested toy this week and my daughter and 2yr old son have sat and played with it together carefully, making up adventures - this is not something that normally happens. These are 2 kids who typically pull any Lego creation to pieces within minutes of completion. It has also been interesting seeing how having good and bad figures in the same set is good for play. They have taken turns in being the good and bad guys when playing together and created their own stories with the 2 factions.
It has been a proud dad week, and am happy for them to have the set to play with.
Tomorrow’s task: find the 2 oars that have mysteriously gone missing............
I thought TLG had tightened up its weight tolerances, almost no spares from the first 3 bags and then there were plenty from each bag, some bigger than I would normally expect to see, made me double check I hadn't missed any. X-Wing, Slave I, Snowspeeder are better builds and end result IMO.
Having slogged through the 520(ish) part, x2 (all in grey and black with multiple, x (number) mini builds during this stage) on #10143 (DS2) I will never complain about multiples of the same build in a smaller set ever again (it's also why Big Ben and the Tower of London came off my wanted list). ;P
Ok, so maybe x14 isn't too bad. My tolerance for repetitive builds is too low I suppose! I mean, I do build architecture sets though, so I guess it depends on the context.
I think that if I'm expecting a lot of repetition I can cope, but if it sneaks up on me...
I've been building more on the Fishing Store, not repetive at all (unless you count putting the tiles on the headlight bricks ;)
(Yes, those are some of the Duplo rides in the background.)
It's a lovely build! Now just need to get my hands on #30404 Friendship Flower so I can add it...
Only one I was missing. Now my expert vehicle shelf is complete.
Been getting the bulk of my Lord of the Rings/Hobbit collection rebuilt and set up! I'm enjoying getting this all together way too much!
Really, really great set!
The modification is not very difficult; instructions e.g. here.
Not quite as fast as #42065 RC Tracked Racer, but great fun and a big hit with my nieces and nephews!