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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,165
    Are all those white plates holding it up?
    SumoLegoLordmoral
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,652
    SMC said:
    Not sure whats more impressive, how well this was done or that you found something in stock at argos.
    Agreed! Although to get four, I emptied the stock at three different Argos stores near(ish) to me.
    Are all those white plates holding it up?
    They are just resting on a 52x100 stud lenticular mosaic of Starfire and xx from Teen Titans Go that I made some time ago. I just turned it round for the photo. 
    SMCAstrobricksSumoLegogmonkey76LordmoralMr_Cross
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,652
    Brainslugged said:
    They are just resting on a 52x100 stud lenticular mosaic of Starfire and xx
    Starfire and Raven. My mind went blank, then I forgot to edit.
    Astrobricks560HeliportSumoLegoLordmoral
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,945
    The response from my wife was "hmmm".
    Regardless, you're a keeper.
    LordmoralBumblepantsJ0rgenMaffyDKungFuKennyMr_Crosssnowhitie
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 401
    @KungFuKenny very awesome
    KungFuKenny
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 780
    @KungFuKenny Whose design is that? Cavegod? Kalishnakov (sp?)?
    KungFuKenny
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 1,904
    edited January 11
    flord said:
    @KungFuKenny Whose design is that? Cavegod? Kalishnakov (sp?)?
    It is by Raskolnikov (although I wish it was by Kalishnakov! 🙂) ... Not as big as Cavegod’s (right at 2500 pieces), but seems more stable...
    https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-6006/raskolnikov/plus-size-at_at/#details — BTW, the building instructions are free I believe...
    Addicted2OxygenMr_Crossflordandhe
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,945
    KungFuKenny said:
    ...although I wish it was by Kalishnakov!
    I'm having Nintendo 64 Goldeneye flashbacks...

    KungFuKennyGothamConstructionCoandhe
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 754
    How do people display microfighters or similarly small builds? 

    I've got a few in small acrylic display cases, but it's hard to fit more than 3-4 per case unless I go with a larger case that then becomes a lot of wasted height. Some sort of shadow-box style display might be more efficient, but I'm not sure if there are any good options for the typical depth of the micro fighters.

    Does anybody have one of these display frames who could check to see how well micro fighters would work in it--I can't tell if it's deep enough? https://digsforfigs.com/product/minifig-display-frame-black/ 

    I could use the baseball bat cases that I have my Brickheadz in, but I don't have a ton more wall space for their length, and I think they would also have a decent amount of wasted height--although I can resolve some of that by using trans pieces to have the microfighters at varying heights and overlapping a little. Still far from ideal though.
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 634
    I didn't do much of a display for mine, I just had them on a Billy shelf. When it got completely full, i.e., I was putting some on top of others, I just decided to store them all away...
    Now I'm avoiding building more, because that same shelf now has my Harry Potter minifigure collection.
    "Space, the final frontier".
    autolycus
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,165
    autolycus said:
    How do people display microfighters or similarly small builds? 

    I've got a few in small acrylic display cases, but it's hard to fit more than 3-4 per case unless I go with a larger case that then becomes a lot of wasted height. Some sort of shadow-box style display might be more efficient, but I'm not sure if there are any good options for the typical depth of the micro fighters.

    Does anybody have one of these display frames who could check to see how well micro fighters would work in it--I can't tell if it's deep enough? https://digsforfigs.com/product/minifig-display-frame-black/ 

    I could use the baseball bat cases that I have my Brickheadz in, but I don't have a ton more wall space for their length, and I think they would also have a decent amount of wasted height--although I can resolve some of that by using trans pieces to have the microfighters at varying heights and overlapping a little. Still far from ideal though.
    I use several of the #5005406 for an assortment of Microfighters, polybags, and Brickheadz. Many of the Microfighters need a stack of trans clear 2x2 round bricks under them.
    560Heliport
  • todlertodler UK - South WestMember Posts: 88
    In the UK Lidl do these cabinets (White or Beech) which ive found handy for displaying various things.


    560HeliportKungFuKennyjnscoelhogmonkey76Addicted2OxygenstluxsnowhitiegratefulnatSigh
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 754
    todler said:
    In the UK Lidl do these cabinets (White or Beech) which ive found handy for displaying various things.


    What are the little sets at the bottom with the minifigure, a display plaque, and a micro fighter-sized ship?! I really like those!
    FizyxYo_dALordmoral
  • todlertodler UK - South WestMember Posts: 88
    Thats the Planets series. Have the planets lined up elsewhere
    autolycusFizyx
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,407
    They are rather nice. They are the SW planet Sets, without the planets:

    https://brickset.com/sets/theme-Star-Wars/subtheme-Planet-Set
    autolycus
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 754
    todler said:
    Thats the Planets series. Have the planets lined up elsewhere
    Ah!! That makes sense! That series came during my dark age. I saw some of them in a small German shop while I was on vacation a couple years ago but didn't want to deal with bringing them home in luggage. I really like those! Too bad they're probably unreasonably expensive now. I've looked at picking up some of the older micro fighters, and they're not cheap for what they are. Unfortunately I'm too lazy to deal with bricklinking the parts for such small sets!
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,292
    The Planets set is a fun and underappreciated SW sub-theme I think. I personally wish I'd picked them all up back in the day.
    bpk2300autolycus
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 754
    I just looked at Bricklink and there are not a lot of planet series sets for sale at this point. There were at least a few of every set available, but not many. They ranged in price from ~$20 to ~$40 or 50. That's too bad. I wouldn't want just 1 or 2, so I'd be in for several hundred to get the full collection. Hard to justify that over a UCS set or two, IMO. Oh well! I will enjoy them in photos like todler's!
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 144
    IIRC, $20 was the "best case" price for the Series 4's that were never released in the US. I'm still looking for another full set of that wave myself... they surged on Amazon a few years ago and never settled back.

    The other three waves I got two full sets while they were on shelves.
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 545
    IIRC, $20 was the "best case" price for the Series 4's that were never released in the US. I'm still looking for another full set of that wave myself... they surged on Amazon a few years ago and never settled back.

    The other three waves I got two full sets while they were on shelves.
    Sounds about right.  I used to regularly keep an eye out for them on eBay when they were still new and they always hovered around that price with or without shipping.  I couldn't bring myself to pay $60+ for 3 small sets so I made do without them.  Still a shame as that was the wave I wanted the most.
    CaptainRogersstarwars4ever
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 144
    I still wanna know what the heck was up with spiking those, and the glacial pace of Microfighter releases...
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,939
    I still wanna know what the heck was up with spiking those, and the glacial pace of Microfighter releases...

    Not only the glacial pace, but craft they've still not covered while releasing the third MF and second AT-AT.
    Slave1, B-Wing, Kessel MF, Sandcrawler, Jabbas barge. Just a few off the top of my head.
    GothamConstructionCoautolycusSMCSirBrickalotOfLegoAddicted2Oxygen
  • Diamondback_SixDiamondback_Six USAMember Posts: 144
    I still wanna know what the heck was up with spiking those, and the glacial pace of Microfighter releases...

    Not only the glacial pace, but craft they've still not covered while releasing the third MF and second AT-AT.
    Slave1, B-Wing, Kessel MF, Sandcrawler, Jabbas barge. Just a few off the top of my head.
    They have a similar problem as Ares does on its Wings of Glory airplane miniatures... the hotly demanded icons have long doldrums of unavailability while they chase less-demanded stuff. If it was me, I'd have two release groups every year, one being one or two pairs of iconic ships (if two, one new and one reissue) from the Classic Trilogy and the other being two pairs of "new releases" from outside the Classics.

    I've thought about trying to rebuild the Microfighter builds in LEGO The Force Awakens in Digital Designer, but my main laptop is down for some work and I still have the LEGO Jurassic World models to finish first.
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 784
    Is anyone else having trouble to get your hands on the Razor Crest? 
    I’ve already put my e-mail address multiple time in the ‘notify when back in stock’ bar on [email protected] Today at 13h40 I got a notification it was back in stock, not even ten minutes later I saw this and it was already out of stock again... very frustrating.
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,762


    I can’t be the only one who read that and immediately thought - wait, more retconning - that lightsaber is Kenobi Senior’s?
    KungFuKenny560HeliportSumoLegoSeijiAmasawa
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 634
    wardm said:
    Is anyone else having trouble to get your hands on the Razor Crest? 
    I’ve already put my e-mail address multiple time in the ‘notify when back in stock’ bar on [email protected] Today at 13h40 I got a notification it was back in stock, not even ten minutes later I saw this and it was already out of stock again... very frustrating.
    When I got the same e-mail I went to the page and it was available. But it was probably only a couple of units, I guess...
    The same thing happened yesterday with the Gingerbread House.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,945


    I can’t be the only one who read that and immediately thought - wait, more retconning - that lightsaber is Kenobi Senior’s?
    Would Obi-Wan know his own father?  I thought the traditional Jedi snatched children pretty young.

    How many times in the movies various Jedi bemoan that Force-sensitive children were too old?  Anakin, Luke, Rey...
    560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,383
    edited February 3
    #75301 and #75300 give me hope that we could get another minifig-scale TIE Bomber. #7146 had 171 pieces for $20 in 2001, #7263 had 159 pieces for $20 in 2005, and #4479 had 230 pieces for $30 in 2003. 
    With #75300 having 432 pieces for $40 now, I extrapolate a TIE Bomber with around 600 pieces for about $60. And put it in Rogue One packaging! Fight me! :)
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 379
    Are there TIE bombers in Rogue One? I would think Empire or possibly that new Squadrons game is the way to do it. I hope they do do it, though! A new bomber and interceptor in this scale would be great. Vader's too, and that could really be any scale they like, as there's only one of it.
    Brainslugged
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,383
    TIE Bombers escort Vader's shuttle to the Profundity, Admiral Raddus' flagship, at the end of Rogue One. I just said that to be a smartass. :)
    SMCJ0rgen
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,310
    TIE Bombers escort Vader's shuttle to the Profundity, Admiral Raddus' flagship, at the end of Rogue One. I just said that to be a smartass. :)
    Unfortunately, I cannot resist correcting Star Wars information so apologise for this:

    Those were not TIE/sa Bombers but TIE Boarding Craft. The same vehicles are used during A New Hope when Stormtroopers are boarding the Tantive IV, ferrying troops between the hangar floor and the docked corvette.

    Sorry again but knowing as much as possible about Star Wars is my job! :o)
    The_Rancor560HeliportBumblepantsiwybsJ0rgenFizyxgmonkey76SumoLegoGothamConstructionCo
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,383
    edited February 3
    TIE Bombers escort Vader's shuttle to the Profundity, Admiral Raddus' flagship, at the end of Rogue One. I just said that to be a smartass. :)
    Unfortunately, I cannot resist correcting Star Wars information so apologise for this:

    Those were not TIE/sa Bombers but TIE Boarding Craft. The same vehicles are used during A New Hope when Stormtroopers are boarding the Tantive IV, ferrying troops between the hangar floor and the docked corvette.

    Sorry again but knowing as much as possible about Star Wars is my job! :o)
    Is there a visible difference between the two?
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,762
    edited February 3
    That makes sense as I doubted it would make tactical sense to use bombers as escort craft but I didn’t know the exact model and never looked it up. I think we probably need a Lego TIE Reaper before a Boarding Craft though!
    560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,383
    @CapnRex101 Now I'm forced to watch Rogue One tonight; thanks a lot ! ;) Don't even try to suggest that I only watch the relevant scene, that's crazy talk.
    BumblepantsCapnRex101J0rgenFizyxAstrobricksgmonkey76SumoLego
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,310
    edited February 4
    @560Heliport - Identifying the differences onscreen is difficult, particularly because we never see them together. The only obvious distinctions are that the TIE Boarding Craft features shorter solar array wings and lacks the TIE Bomber's ventral bombing chute. Various others become visible when comparing reference images.

    I should mention, by the way, that I completely agree about the TIE Bomber costing around $60 to match #75300 Imperial TIE Fighter and I am confident that will happen. LEGO definitely knows that fans are hoping for a new TIE Bomber!
    560HeliportFizyxKungFuKennygmonkey76MaffyDGothamConstructionCoMr_Cross
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,383
    ...and a TIE Interceptor, Hammerhead Corvette, TIE Reaper, TIE Whisper, a new (UCS?) Ghost and Phantom, oh and Saw Guerrera and Galen Erso minifigs... 
    FizyxKungFuKennyGothamConstructionCoMr_Cross
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,383
    The Death Star was outside my patents' window Christmas Day! My dad said the wind made the concavity. He's never seen a SW movie, so I believe him.
    KungFuKennyandheGothamConstructionCo
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 1,904
    edited February 3
    Is there a visible difference between the two?

    Top is the TIE Boarding Craft, while the bottom is the TIE/sa Bomber... these links explain some interesting differences (none of which I was aware of before reading the articles!)

    https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/TIE_Boarding_Craft

    560HeliportbrickedinSumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,945
    ^ That would make for some fun confusion.

    'Where is the rest of my battalion?  And why are there all of these bombs?'
    560HeliportKungFuKennygmonkey76Lobot
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 754
    It’s really unfortunate when a stormtrooper boards the wrong TIE and gets himself launched out of the bomb chute!
    560HeliportKungFuKennygmonkey76AstrobricksJ0rgenBrainsluggedLobotandhe
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,165
    autolycus said:
    It’s really unfortunate when a stormtrooper boards the wrong TIE and gets himself launched out of the bomb chute!
    Not if you’re the person being bombed!
    J0rgenLobot560Heliportautolycusgmonkey76KungFuKennyGothamConstructionCo
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,407
    I hope this is okay, but I thought it might be of interest. Some loon (in the best sense of the word!) laid out every single piece of the UCS MilF neatly on their floor and took a picture! :-D

    https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/lmopyo/all_7541_pieces_of_the_ucs_millennium_falcon/
    FizyxAstrobricksMr_CrossKungFuKennyBrainslugged
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,107
    I hope this is okay, but I thought it might be of interest. Some loon (in the best sense of the word!) laid out every single piece of the UCS MilF neatly on their floor and took a picture! :-D

    https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/lmopyo/all_7541_pieces_of_the_ucs_millennium_falcon/

    Put that on a nice background and get a good professional photo of it, and that would make some really nice wall art for a LEGO room actually.
    JudgeChuck
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