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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,831
    ^ Think yourself fortunate.
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 806
    I aint doing ldd files for my sandcrawler lol
    Pitfall69 said:

    Hopefully, there is a Lars Homestead that comes with the Sandcrawler; then I will have use for these ;)


    There is no homestead just the crawler from what i was told.
    Pitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    I was only half serious ;)

    I plan on buying at least 3 Cantinas. Looks like I can build a Lars Family Homestead with the extra pieces.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    I think a Lars Family Homestead playset would do well. It could be about the same size as the old Cantina playset, but instead of a Landspeeder, they would have the Lars family speeder. Replace the Dewback with a Bantha and I think the set will fly off the shelves.
    FollowsCloselybobabricks
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited March 2014

    Just looking at the set makes you wonder if...(snip)...there will be Power functions included?

    I wondered the same thing. The whole technique-like internal construction is somewhat reminiscent of the walking At-At, and given the (rumoured/confirmed?) high asking price I asked myself the same; Could there be a power function aspect to this set we're not seeing here...?
    y2josh said:

    On the one hand, Jawas don't wear capes. On the other hand, the LEGO Jawas look absolutely ridiculous without them.

    True. It's one of those Lego quirks, of something technically wrong feeling right. Jawas never did wear capes, and Jedi don't wear capes either (robes), but without some floppy cloth-y something flapping about, these gown/robe-wearing figs feel a bit incomplete. That little cloth cape managed to represent those folds of material just enough to feel right. I'm ambivalent on the subject myself. If i feel the fig needs a cape after closer inspection, I'll seek to add one.

    It's odd how Aragorn (who does have an actual cloak) never got one in lego form.

    I'd rather no eyes than big ol' yellow (eyes).

    What? No love for the dulcet tones of Mr Data? ;oP
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  • RastRast Member Posts: 111
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Is anyone watching The Clone Wars (season 6)? It's really good.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    ^Yup. Finished it over the weekend. For as awful as I think the PT was, that show was very good, and, though I understand why Disney axed it from a business standpoint, I still think it's a shame (and a little spiteful) that they've abandoned it.
    margotBumblepants
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,834
    Santa Vader in the advent calendar is the best one yet for me. Especially the "Dad" part.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    ^ Its just unfortunate that the his helmet isn't red too.
    canon03prevere
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    margot said:

    Is anyone watching The Clone Wars (season 6)? It's really good.

    OH YEAH!! Finished a week ago and started over again last night.

    @y2josh I agree with you: I have all the Hasbro Clone versions (and most of the other figures too) up to last year and would have like to see both Hasbro and Lego continue with Clone Wars Figures and Sets with updated armor and change to 5s Tops etc..


  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 1,007
    I've just found a new Multipack available at TRU (66479), already on their UK website....

    It almost makes sense ;-)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,834
    edited June 2014
    #75055 Does Vader get a new head?

    This part is in that set.

    image

    And it doesn't fit with any of the other minifigs.

    Edit: I just checked the instructions - he does.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,441
    edited June 2014
    ^from just that image I'd have assumed it was an Emperor head. Always picture Vader as pale under the helmet
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,834
    I thought it was the new emperor one too, which is also tan. It looks like they are moving away from LBG for both of them.
  • JverweijJverweij Member Posts: 16
    What's up with the insane prices for the summer sets in Europe?? Snowspeeder with 279 pieces: €44,99! B-wing with 448 pieces: €64,99! Mos Eisley Cantina with 616 pieces: €89,99! I like these sets, I really do, but this is just too much. I feel like they've increased the prices by 25-40% for this batch. Unacceptable
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 873
    Shib said:

    ^from just that image I'd have assumed it was an Emperor head. Always picture Vader as pale under the helmet

    That's because he was pale in ROTJ.

  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    ^Quite pale in the snippet you see from behind in ESB too.
    It's yet more slight meddling to make the (false and horrible) prequels seem like they really do tie in naturally, and it doesn't really work. Still, I'll just leave his helmet on and it won't matter either way! :P
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,923

    ^Quite pale in the snippet you see from behind in ESB too.
    It's yet more slight meddling to make the (false and horrible) prequels seem like they really do tie in naturally, and it doesn't really work. Still, I'll just leave his helmet on and it won't matter either way! :P

    Medium Stone Grey isn't really any more pale than Brick Yellow (tan), honestly, and neither is that much more pale than Light Nougat. Honestly, I think Brick Yellow looks slightly closer to how I remember his head appearing in ESB, and all the screenshots I'm finding via Google Image Search seem to be backing me up on that. If you wanted him to be as pale as he appeared in RotJ, white would probably be the best color on the current palette, but I think a certain amount of that paleness was a result of mood lighting — I trust the brief snippet in ESB for his skin's true color.

    Speaking of which, wouldn't it be great if the new head had back printing for those scars? Probably doesn't, but still...
    zipsforbananas
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    It seems like I'm going to need to stock up on the old minifig heads... I'm not sure what they've been thinking with these new ones, but Han in the A-Wing, Luke in the Sandcrawler and now this new (highly inaccurate) Vader head are all quite bad.
    zipsforbananas
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    The brief shot that we see of the back of Vader's head in ESB is one of the reasons that film is so great. It leaves so much to your imagination. It's easy to imagine Vader looking much more disfigured and menacing than his kind and gentle old man face in RotJ.
    zipsforbananasAanchir
  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    Aanchir said:

    Medium Stone Grey isn't really any more pale than Brick Yellow (tan), honestly, and neither is that much more pale than Light Nougat. Honestly, I think Brick Yellow looks slightly closer to how I remember his head appearing in ESB, and all the screenshots I'm finding via Google Image Search seem to be backing me up on that.

    Good point, I guess I meant washed out and colourless rather than pale. That tiny shot does look slightly yellow, though he is in the middle of a very brightly and unnaturally lit chamber so adjusting for that I still think there's too much colour in this head.
    (Back scars would be insane!! *drools at the thought*)
    mathew said:

    The brief shot that we see of the back of Vader's head in ESB is one of the reasons that film is so great. It leaves so much to your imagination.

    And conversely there's my reason for hating the CGI-bloated midichlorian-filled prequels, Jar-Jar aside! ;)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,834
    #75055 Vader ...

    image

    (from bricklink)
  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    ^doesnt look like Vader at all....
    y2josh
  • MathiasMathias United StatesMember Posts: 94
    Not sure how I feel about that vader.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    edited June 2014
    Not vader. Not Palpatine either, but looks more like the latter than the former
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    That printing is weird, it looks as if he's wearing a robe. Looks to me as if the mixed palpatine and vader in one.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    I like the new torso and leg print because they added in the waist cape but the head is another story. It kind of looks like darth malgus's head in tan which frankly I would have just rather have malgus's grey head...
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,834
    edited June 2014
    vitreolum said:

    That printing is weird, it looks as if he's wearing a robe. Looks to me as if the mixed palpatine and vader in one.

    He is, and he does in the film. He wears a narrow robe inside the cape.

    The head was discussed a while ago.

    It has been shown as different colours in the original films, presumably down to lighting.

    image

    image

    The colour is obviously a problem given it has to be an official lego colour. The markings, well, I find them quite accurate to the second picture above.
    Aanchir
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    Funny, I never noticed that robe until now.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,942
    I think prequel Vader wore trousers not a robe - but I may be wrong. I remember something about him the EPIII artwork being different and I think that was it.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited June 2014
    It's Vader, he could be wearing clown make-up under that helmet and nobody would know... :oP

  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,923
    Incidentally, one of the photos of Sebastian Shaw as Darth Vader on this site shows him under what can be assumed to be normal lighting, and his face seems to very much resemble the new minifigure. However, no telling where that image came from.

    Frankly, what bothers me most about the new minifigure is the expression. It goes without saying that a stern expression like that is probably what Vader would have worn under the helmet for most of his appearances, but I think a more neutral expression might have been better in order to match the expression he wore the one time you actually see his face without the helmet. Like this post–RotS Vader, but with eyebrows, more accurate facial wrinkles and less of a deer-in-the-headlights look.

    To be fair, though, it makes little sense to complain about the face this time when I never really cared about the expression on previous Vader figs. I suppose an angry/stern expression helps kids relate to him better as a "bad guy".
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    I'm more concerned that they have not made a Vader with only the ventilator section remaining (battle damaged from the rouge shadow set is a joke to me) but it'd be nice to see his face the way it is when Luke pulls the helm off. (image 2 above) I mean that's the only way he has ever been viewed without the full helm.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,923

    I'm more concerned that they have not made a Vader with only the ventilator section remaining (battle damaged from the rouge shadow set is a joke to me) but it'd be nice to see his face the way it is when Luke pulls the helm off. (image 2 above) I mean that's the only way he has ever been viewed without the full helm.

    I thought the Rogue Shadow set's designers were quite clever to use an Aquazone visor for his ventilator, especially since that part hadn't been in sets for nearly a decade.

    Are you thinking that the ventilator would be better as printed detail on the face, or as a dedicated new element? I wouldn't be too keen on the latter, but the former might definitely be neat for a future fig design, since that way he'd have the ventilator on right when you remove the helmet instead of having to remove the head to attach the ventilator. The disadvantage with that is that he'd be left with a band of skin on his neck and chin since the bottom part of the minifigure head couldn't be printed a solid color.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,834
    Rumour has it that the new Han Solo minifig is going to have a cracked foot like Benny's helmet strap. :-)
    binaryeyeKingDaveiamterryJonn420legomattchuckpAdeelZubairhantot
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    Aanchir said:

    I thought the Rogue Shadow set's designers were quite clever to use an Aquazone visor for his ventilator, especially since that part hadn't been in sets for nearly a decade.

    Are you thinking that the ventilator would be better as printed detail on the face, or as a dedicated new element? I wouldn't be too keen on the latter, but the former might definitely be neat for a future fig design, since that way he'd have the ventilator on right when you remove the helmet instead of having to remove the head to attach the ventilator. The disadvantage with that is that he'd be left with a band of skin on his neck and chin since the bottom part of the minifigure head couldn't be printed a solid color.

    I was thinking it would be a printed detail, though I did weigh the skin strip issue as well. neither option is flawless but printed is probably best. a new helm and vent combo could be interesting as well. having the neck piece fit with the helm so that only using both do you get a complete Vader (dreaming here I'm sure) either way, that's what I'd prefer

    side note: I did like the way the Aquazone was used for battle damage, but I felt it is to big for the ventilator only.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    Looks like vader is wearing rouge on his cheeks. :)
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited June 2014

    Looks like vader is wearing rouge on his cheeks. :)

    I believe its from his time spent aboard:

    ...(battle damaged from the rouge shadow)

    :oP
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 806
    Ucs slave-1 revealed Oct 6th?
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,831
    I'm not sure. I'm wondering if it's been pushed back. Low stock of Tumbler suggests it was brought forward at short notice to fill an unexpected void.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,013
    cavegod said:

    Ucs slave-1 revealed Oct 6th?

    The day before my birthday - very handy. The 2nd SW UCS offering of the year was always going to be my birthday pressie, loks like i'll probably be getting it a month or so late.

  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    cavegod said:

    Ucs slave-1 revealed Oct 6th?

    where did this come from?
  • nerick906nerick906 Bristol, UKMember Posts: 418
    edited August 2014
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    ah, interesting, shame though its another month away, i guess we will just have to wait some more.
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    Well there is another train of thought for what will be released on 10/6...A new modular, so don't hold your breath to long for the UCS Slave-1.
  • LEGO reveals exclusive set at Facebook 6th October (2014).
    Jedi-Con 2014 is 3rd-5th October.

    "Suitable for TV launch of new animated series Star Wars Rebels in October on Disney XD, visitors to the Jedi-Con 2014 look forward to a very special experience LEGO."
    jedi-con.de/starwars/index.php

    Chance of exclusive Star Wars set reveal?
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 806
    Less than 6 hrs to pics of ucs slave-1 4 minifigs apparently and the all important display sticker! 1996 parts
    [Deleted User]Bumblepants
  • Agent_DebrisAgent_Debris Member Posts: 55
    Less than six hours, where did that come from?
  • namioiknamioik Member Posts: 55

    Less than six hours, where did that come from?

    Just2good eurobricks informed us over at the eurobricks forum
    just2good
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