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But for a castle or something similar, crookedness looks more realistic.
I still like it though, not a bad little ship, the only issue I'm having is how and where to display it, as I don't have enough stands to raise then all up, or enough depth on my standard IKEA Billy shelves to do what I'd prefer, so I'll have to come up with something a little more basic and less of a death star trench run diorama for the time being.
There were a couple of seller related gripes, other than the slow shipping that wasn't their fault. They shipped the parts in a massive box with lots of redundant space. They could have pocketed more money with a significantly smaller box as products are not billed by size and not just weight. They also shipped the set with the missiles preloaded into the spring loaded shooters. Having come from NERF, this is a big no-no as it weakens the springs and as such the range of the firing mechanism. Given as most collectors don't seem to care for spring loaded shooters and I have be disarming my models anyway it's less of an issue but something to bear in mind.
I've also been experimenting with building micro scale ships to add a bit of a backdrop to the main models, such as a micro Tie Fighter to escort the #75302 Imperial Shuttle, but I don't have enough pieces in the right colours to make it happen so that will have to wait until a future pick and build order.
I'm rapidly running out of Star Wars things to build. I think the only other original trilogy models I have any interest in are a red Return of the Jedi A-Wing, a B-Wing, the Death Star II final duel, and possibly a Nebulon B frigate as scenery. I suppose it will be back onto classic Castle, Pirates and Space or even a short break a break after that. My wife will be pleased, haha!
Next up in a bunch more wedge plates, slopes, and smaller 1x1/1x2 plates and tiles to smooth out the landscape. Then some buildings and vegetation
My wife also thought the Dewback and Bantha were cute, but would be cuter still with her Minidolls riding them -_-
I rebuilt my #76908 Lamborghini Countach into a MOC electric car. The Countach was nice in and of itself, but when out next to the #76239 Batmobile / Tumbler it was underwhelming. I figured it would be cool to have the batteries along the sides, with a massive air intake at the front and a heatsink + fan (not a Jet engine!) at the rear, and as a biker too a I'm a big fan of sitting in the middle haha. I also felt it would be nice if the lights would light up the car as much as, if not more so than the road too so everyone knows that I'm coming.
I also revisited my recent #75150 Tie Advance X1 and found a solution of sorts to a few problems. I didn't like that the X1 cockpit had a brace across it, reducing the access to and view of Darth Vader when opened up, and I wasn't too keen on the different size and style apertures when placed side by side with the #75300 Tie Fighter, or my lack of space, so I stripped my spare fighter for parts, bodged them onto the Tie Advance X1, and now they have a slightly more consistent appearance between them, with the added benefit of it being easier to see and access Vader too.
Really enjoyed piecing this one together.
since you guys seemed interested last night. The house is cramped in the movie, so I thought that LEGO swings walls for play in cramped builds.(I know it's boring since it's
I also had a brainwave and revised my #75150 even further. I promise I'll stop boring you with it sooner rather than later. But anyhow, I changed my laser mod to remove the end cap and make it a pass through for a proper red glow in the light. It's probably less exciting than spring loaded shooters, but more screen accurate. And I happened to come across a replacement 2x4 sloped brick in medium stone grey which makes Vader a lot more visible than the black on black beforehand.
I'm still waiting on the rest of the pick and build order uncommon parts to finish off my Betrayal at Cloud City Cloud Car. It has been 4 weeks since I placed the order and it's still showing as in the warehouse -_- At least I still have something else to look forwards too hehe.
There was only one minor issue I found putting it together.
The disk part has some interesting techniques to make the shape but no matter what I tried, one of the 1x1 bracket pieces would not sit flush on its side mounted position.
When everything is put together it obviously gets pushed flat but it seemed odd to have a build that puts stress on a bracket like that.
Apart from that, love it. Well worth the pennies spent imo.
*turns to Lego and in "Oliver Twist" voice* "Please, sir, could I have some more?" Expand this concept to a full line with new Classic Micros and my wallet will reopen a little more...
But that was until I got to build this truly magnificent masterclass of ship design! #70755 Captain Redbeard's Pirate Ship!
So, all joking aside. This is actually an impressively large ship once constructed. For what is supposed to be just one level above a Duplo set, it's got quite a lot of play opportunity to offer for tiny folks. The giant hulls are quite interesting pieces with the bottom sections being molded out of a softer plastic (certainly not ABS, but I'm not sure what exactly they are). What surprised me the most is just how much of the construction is based on Technic pins.
This is certainly an odd-duck for the Pirate collector, but I find it charming. I'm glad I was able to pick one up for a great deal.
Might be easier to buy a third #10497!