LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina was released last summer and continues to be a popular Star Wars set. It retails for $69.99 and is available on Amazon. Below is a brief video review and my remarks regarding the set.
This is one of the more unique and iconic Star Wars sets that’s not a ship or features an overabundance of gray or black. It’s a neat playset with unique colors such as the flesh colored plates on the landspeeder. There’s also an above-average number of minifigs with exclusives such as the Bith musicians, Obi-wan, Greedo and sandtrooper. The landspeeder is similar to the previous design from 2010, but the use of the flesh color and decals are welcome changes. The cantina is much improved over the 2003 version, and with some more effort, you can certainly expand the cantina to its complete design like Joshua Morris has done. The 578 pieces included in the set is typical nowadays for a Star Wars set with a $70 tag, but it’s a more reasonable buy at less than $60.
It’s now exactly six months until the release of the new Star Wars movie The Force Awakens. And fan fervor has never been greater! The two teaser trailers have been widely scrutinized, parodied, and even LEGO-ized. But I’m not talking about the predictable flood of Han Solo minifig gray hair swaps… Builder markus19840420 has recreated two scenes from the second teaser in incredible detail. First up is this exciting moment in the TIE hangar, complete with laser blasts and explosions:
Then there is his stunning diorama showing the ‘habit-AT-AT’ glimpsed in the same teaser:
As an added bonus, takamichi irie has started photoshopping his excellent BB-8 model into scenes from both teasers:
Rumor has it a full movie trailer is due to be unveiled at San Diego Comic Con next month. So I think we can expect a bunch more Force Awakens builds in the near future – once all the LEGO Star Wars fans have picked themselves up off the floor, that is ;-)
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A team of builders from Singapore known as Titans Creations constructed this massive and intricate model of the Millennium Falcon with focus on the ship’s interior design. This 10,000-piece model measures 3’7″ by 3′ and is 40% larger than the UCS version made by LEGO. Check out their Facebook page for more pictures and a video of the creation.
As much as many of us enjoy building with Lego, we also have a secret desire to see a model getting smashed into smithereens, and that’s where WIRED comes in to deliver this slow motion video of the Lego Super Star Destroyer vs. the ground.
The LEGO Death Star playset is an iconic set that has been around for many years and is also the inspiration for this humorous remake by Steve Price in the theme of LEGO Friends. The new makeover includes a beauty salon, candy store, a pet shop and much more. Check out the full gallery on Flickr.
Vitreolum felt compelled to build this. You have to admit, it’s a really good build. The face is especially well-done. Too bad it’s Jar-Jar’s face.
Hot on the heels of his Ultraman build that we blogged last week, umamen brings us this amazing 8″ tall Star Wars stormtrooper figurine. The detailing and devious construction of the helmet alone are enough for me, but apparently this thing is even poseable too (…well, to some extent).
At this point true Star Wars fans can argue about which stormtrooper variation this is, or whether that’s Han or Luke under the helmet. Boring conversation anyway, because here’s a second dose of Star Wars LEGO goodness for you – a Chibi Micro Fighter version of the LAAT from the Clone Wars, by Yxxn. It’s adorable!
Wow, and it isn’t even May 4th yet…
It’s time to spot light the minifig a bit more here on The Brothers Brick (brought to you by Carls Jr), so we’re announcing the Clone on a Plate contest!
Simply take your favorite Clone and put it on the best plate or plates that you have and add it to the group here.
Our expert panel of LEGO Enthusiasts will choose the best Clone on a Plate and receive a prize!
Does it have to be a Clonetrooper? – No, we don’t discriminate at The Brothers Brick (brought to you by Carls Jr) and will also accept Stormtroopers or any expanded universe Star Wars Trooper.
What’s the prize? – that’s a surprise!
Can I customize my trooper? – Absolutely! Use sharpies, paint, stickers or stock troopers!
Contest ends soon! So submit today!
Presented without commentary. Other than to say, this simple vignette by Letranger Absurde reminds me why I *love* the medium of LEGO, and the creativity of the LEGO fan community!