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  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 450
     I find it difficult to believe that all troopers are human.
    I believe in the the world of the Star Wars novels somewhere that it was mentioned that the Empire was extremely xenophobic - apart from Thrawn, the Empire is human (I'm lumping Correllians and others into this classification)
    gmonkey76
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,774
    Bag 8 of the Y-Wing done and now it's starting to look like a Y-Wing rather than a heavily greebled grey stubby T-piece. Body and cockpit done, just need the engine build and stand to do. My enthusiasm is up.
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,288
    Done! Finished building Han's landspeeder:

    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.
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  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,288
    Muftak1 said:
     I find it difficult to believe that all troopers are human.
    I believe in the the world of the Star Wars novels somewhere that it was mentioned that the Empire was extremely xenophobic - apart from Thrawn, the Empire is human (I'm lumping Correllians and others into this classification)
    Thanks for pointing to that.
    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!
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,422
    edited May 2018
    Faster-than-light travel is generally thought to violate the laws of physics, but a lot of people believe that aliens crash landed at Area 51. Without FTL it would take hundreds if not thousands of years just to get from one star to the next. Maybe aliens have developed FTL and don't bother with Earth because our tech is so primitive we are only a danger to ourselves.

    I'm rummaging through yesterday's thrift store purchases, seem to have #5891#41314, and #41127 all jumbled together.
    TheBigLegoski
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,486
    ...Maybe aliens have developed FTL and don't bother with Earth because our tech is so primitive we are only a danger to ourselves...
    But we have two Infinity Stones.  
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  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,184
    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.
    A fair chunk of the EU material tends indicate that humans are by far the most plentiful species amongst the stars. While most species are lucky if they have a handful of colony worlds, humans can list hundreds of worlds as theirs, heck, there isn't even any indication of which worlds the SW universe humans originated from. In the Corellian Trilogy, elements of the plot allude to the idea that humans were transplanted to a number of planets all around the galaxy, by forces unknown, long before the Republic was established. Taking all that stuff in the EU material in to account, the model of a xenophobic, majority human (90% or more) autocracy would be plausible.

    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.
    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.

    SumoLego said:
    ...Maybe aliens have developed FTL and don't bother with Earth because our tech is so primitive we are only a danger to ourselves...
    But we have two Infinity Stones.  
    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.
    TheBigLegoskixiahna
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,426
    edited May 2018
    If I see another x14 in some instructions I'll lose it!

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  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen O✖️🔺▪️Member Posts: 298
    Built #75825 Piggy Pirate Ship last weekend with my 4yr old daughter. I only got it on deep discount for the piratical parts, but found it to be a really interesting and fun build.

    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.
    I have a second one I can use for parts :D 


    Tomorrow’s task: find the 2 oars that have mysteriously gone missing............

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  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,774
    The Y Wing is now complete, just the stand to do. Probably the least satisfying build i've done in the UCS range. It's about 1.4 times bigger in each dimension than the system set (hanging from the ceiling on fishing line, so awkward to get down for comparison purposes). The System one at about 1/3 of the price seems far better value, and nothing innovative on it like the Snowspeeder's steerable gun and opening flaps.
    Fizyx
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen O✖️🔺▪️Member Posts: 298
    @monkeyhanger thanks for you thoughts on the y wing. Your experience has echoed my thoughts on the set, so will be skipping this one. It has made me want to promote the rogue one y wing to the top of my build queue though. 
    Fizyx
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,774
    Part of my issue may be about being spoiled with the UCS MF, but it seems a little light on parts, 15 bags with around 10 mins build each. 

    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.
    snowhitieBumblepantsFizyx
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,779
    edited May 2018
    Thanks for the feedback @monkeyhanger

    I've started on the #21310



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  • GremerGremer The Commonwealth of VirginiaMember Posts: 171
    I really enjoyed the Y-Wing build and end result, but I don't have the Falcon, Snowspeeder, or a smaller Y-Wing.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,167
    snowhitie said:
    Sorry to hear you are not enoying the Y-wing @monkeyhanger did you build the previous non-UCS version?

    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!
    Missed a flower in the first ‘M’ :)
    sid3windrsnowhitie
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,230
    edited May 2018
    I'm considering getting the Y-Wing as my first UCS, it's 10% cheaper than the snowspeeder and apparently a bigger model. it doesn't seem to have the bomb release fonction of the 2017 one?
  • GremerGremer The Commonwealth of VirginiaMember Posts: 171
    Fauch said:
    I'm considering getting the Y-Wing as my first UCS, it's 10% cheaper than the snowspeeder and apparently a bigger model. it doesn't seem to have the bomb release fonction of the 2017 one?
    No, it doesn't. The only real functions are the opening cockpit, turning ion cannons and functional landing gear.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,774
    Fauch - Y Wing cheaper than the Snowspeeder in France? The Snowspeeder is a much better model. If I could only have one, I would pick the Snowspeeder. If you haven't got Slave I then I would put it top of your list. It's been out a while and is another great build.
    Fizyx
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 305
    Fauch - I totally agree with monkeyhanger about the Slave I. It's easily my favorite Star Wars build, better than Red 1 and the Snowspeeder.  I won't be building my Falcon till summer, but compared to the more typical (if there is such a thing) UCS sets it really shines. It's also been out for quite a while. 
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    Gone small for a build today. In the garden after work. Glass of wine and one of the polybags traded with @SumoLego that arrived today.
    Looks really cool. The use of Starlords blasters down the flank of the Royal Talon fighter is genius. 
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  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 383
    snowhitie said:

    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'.

    Really like this! Great job @snowhitie!
    snowhitie
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,565
    Just built the #76085 Battle Of Atlantis. It was a fun build and reminded me of building the sets from the Atlantis theme and Mines Of Moria (only at a much smaller scale). The minifigures are superb!
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,230
    MrJackson said:
    Fauch - I totally agree with monkeyhanger about the Slave I. It's easily my favorite Star Wars build, better than Red 1 and the Snowspeeder.  I won't be building my Falcon till summer, but compared to the more typical (if there is such a thing) UCS sets it really shines. It's also been out for quite a while. 
    the slave 1 looks like a great build and impressive model, though the base (the dark red part) looks a bit funny on pictures. I think the Y-wing looks pretty impressive, well, at least the part with all the greebling. I like the snowspeeder too, but it doesn't look worth 220€.
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 329
    MaffyD said:
    If I see another x14 in some instructions I'll lose it!

    x14? just go and build the Ferris Wheel. Talk to you after doing so ;)
    MaffyDstluxsid3windr
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,893
    eMJeeNL said:
    MaffyD said:
    If I see another x14 in some instructions I'll lose it!
    x14? just go and build the Ferris Wheel. Talk to you after doing so ;)
    I laugh at your Dimensions and your Ferris Wheel multiple builds....

    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
    stluxsnowhitie
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,426

    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...

  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,089
    For some reason, the repetitiveness in the #10247 Ferris Wheel didn't annoy me that much, but I didn't enjoy putting together all the trapezium assemblies that make up the ring of the carousel in #10235 Winter Village Market, so I'm partly dreading getting its big brother, #10257 Carousel.
    stluxsnowhitie
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,779
    I don't mind repetive bits as long as I can spread it out. Plus if there's actually a x2 build that's when my son and I put the instructions in the middle and build actually together. So that's quite fun. But yes, I can remember the trapezium assemblies in the WV carousel, especailly since I make them again every year and Big Ben definilty was quite the same kind of thing in parts too. But I don't think a building like that can ever be represented by something not repetitive.

    I've been building more on the Fishing Store, not repetive at all (unless you count putting the tiles on the headlight bricks ;)


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  • brianoblivionbrianoblivion NYCMember Posts: 71
    After a day and a half, I just finished The Ninjago City. For a theme i'm only kind of interested in i think the two best sets of recent memory are the Destiny's Bounty and The City. In fact, i think they're as good as anything Lego has ever done like...ever. There's enough detail and imagination for three modular buildings in The City set alone. Money and time well spent. Lego at its absolute best...
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  • lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 67
    Just finished building these two. Fun builds but they gotta go. Will be up on marketplace shortly.
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  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 191
    75169 birthday present from patient Wife -only now increased my desire for more SW
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 305

    Only one I was missing. Now my expert vehicle shelf is complete. 
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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,167
    ^ But are you building it?
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,779
    edited May 2018
    @pxchris ooh, that looks good. I like what you did to Bag End as well.

    @Mr_Cross enjoy, that is a fun set.
    Mr_Crosspxchris
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 906
    ^ I need to do that! I'm off now to find cheapest method of acquiring the motors etc. My kids will love it!
    Lobot
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 906
    Finished :)  Now for the mods!


    stlux
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 383
    snowhitie said:
    @pxchris ooh, that looks good. I like what you did to Bag End as well.

    @Mr_Cross enjoy, that is a fun set.
    Thank you!!! :-D
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 383
    stlux said:
    @Mr_Cross ;also make sure you motorize your WALL-E, so he's able to explore :)
    I really should motorize my Wall-E! I don't have any of the power functions though... I'll have to look at picking those up.
    Mr_Cross
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 305
    Built Assembly Square last night and today now that my table is up. It took 4 years and a LOT of building in that time between my collection and LBR, but I have a new favorite set. It's a love letter to the fan community and I'm glad I saved it for once I had all of the earlier modulars built. I had exceedingly high expectations and A.S. shattered them. 
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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,565
    After realizing I had one day left to enter the Lego Ideas Trophy contest, I decided to try and build an entry. That was not smart. I did manage to build a decent one with six hours to spare, but talk about stressful. The full entry can be found here: Discovery


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  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,748
    Making good progress on this MOC; my main concern now is whether her joints will support her weight when I build her in real life! Stud.io estimates the current weight without the Star Wars torso shells as 40.2 ounces/1140 grams. But her legs have two ball joints worth of friction on every axis of rotation so hopefully that will be sufficient.

    pxchris
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,375
    @stlux, thanks for the link to the motorized steps for Wall-E! Looks like I'll be trying to acquire some additional motors to make this happen.
    stluxFizyxMr_Cross
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