LEGO recently sent us four Star Wars books, published by Dorling-Kindersley. They are LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia,LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded,LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side,and LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles.If you own any of these books, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments, whether you agree with us or not!
Chris McVeigh has mimicked the classic ‘Jaws’ poster and shown us what goes on inside the fevered mind of the world’s whiniest Jedi. Swim, Luke, swim!
When the Rebels are not busy fighting the Empire, they’re lounging on their cruisers. Eric Tung (Ninja_Nin) knows what I’m talking about.
I’ve seen a lot of mash-ups, but this is the first time I’ve seen a Gundam crossed with a Star Wars ship. This hybrid by Kevin Ryhal (MDSWIM) looks useful to the rebel resistance, but I’m not sure how it can bring down the Death Star.
This lovely scene from the Star Wars Expanded Universe is very well put together. From the angled walls to the meticulously laid out tiles on the driveway, from the expanded plates on the archways to just the right amount of mottling and texture on the walls, this build is packed with subtle detail and technique. Plus he used one of the gold C3-P0s that everyone is afraid to take out of their packaging, you have to give Markus credit for that! Take closer looks at the pictures on this one. You will be surprised at the level of hidden detail.
Michał Kaźmierczak has built several large dioramas, and they all keep getting bigger and better. His epic rendition of the volcanic world of Mustafar from Star Wars captures the fiery landscape and the realistic texture of the lava. The diorama rests on a footprint of 35 large gray baseplates. Here is a photo with the builder for perspective.
The microscale imperial shuttle in this photo really shows off the scale of this massive display.
Earlier this evening here in Seattle at BrickCon, LEGO officially unveiled the new 75060 Slave I. Unlike every other incarnation of this set, the UCS version is truly minifig-scale, and includes Boba Fett, Han Solo (with carbonite), a Bespin guard, and Stormtooper. With nearly 2,000 pieces, the set will be released in January 2015 for $200 in the US (full pricing details in the press release later in the post).
We had a chance to take a close look at the new set at BrickCon. Play features include everything you’d expect — pop-out blasters, revolving cannon, rotating wings, etc. See nearly 20 official photos in the photoset on Flickr.
Slave I is quite swooshable, as I demonstrate with my Hadouken! pose.
Here’s the full press release from LEGO.
75060 Slave I™
Ages 14+. 1,996 pieces.
US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1699.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Lift off for bounty-hunting adventures in the Slave I!
Search the galaxy for fugitives with Boba Fett and his Slave I with rotating cockpit and wings, dual shooters and a display stand.
Track down fugitives with legendary bounty hunter, Boba Fett aboard the powerful Slave I! This exclusive LEGO® Star Wars model features a rotating cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode, plus dual shooters and hidden blasters to repel attackers. Reenact the capture of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and take off from Bespin with the carbonite-imprisoned Rebel hero in the cargo hold. Attach the stand to display this iconic ship in characteristic upright flight. Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Boba Fett, Bespin Guard, Stormtrooper and Han Solo.
- Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Boba Fett, Bespin Guard, Stormtrooper and Han Solo
- Also includes Han Solo in carbonite!
- Features a rotating cockpit and wings, opening side hatches with hidden guns and missiles, 2 rotating dual shooters, cargo hold and a display stand with data sheet
- Weapons include special blaster pistol for Boba Fett, blaster pistol for Bespin Guard and a blaster rifle for the Stormtrooper
- Boba Fett and Bespin Guard minifigures are unique to this set
- Rotate the cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode
- Place carbonite-imprisoned Han Solo in the cargo hold
- Open the side hatches to unleash missiles from the hidden guns
- Showcase the huge Slave I in upright flight on the display stand
- Recreate classic scenes from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- Measures over 7” (20cm) high, 17” (45cm) long and 14” (37cm) wide in landing mode
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning January 2015
Finally, here’s the designer video. Be sure to watch it to catch a pretty hilarious play feature.
Nannan will also have a walk-around video, unless I was talking too much in the background…
For a Star Wars themed building contest over at Imperium Der Steine, German builder Disco86 had to come up with a creation who’s footprint was only 4×4 bricks. Not only did he manage to stay within the letter of the law, but he also managed to recreate one of the most iconic scenes of the entire franchise. Way to think outside the box!
There’s really no need for me to say anything about Chris McVeigh‘s latest creation… So enjoy the temporary absence of my usual pointless banter, and scroll down for the punchline!