B-Wing fighters are truly under-appreciated vehicles in the arsenal of the Rebel forces in Star Wars and similarly, in the LEGO world, I’ve yet to see a decent build until now. This stunning creation by Patrick Lacroix uses a colour scheme that stands out quite a bit with the red highlights and great use of the blue transparent base parts from the Dimension series which has those RFID tags inbuilt at the exhaust ports. It uses the same style of caterpillar tracks modelled from the LEGO 10227 UCS B-Wing release for the cockpit but in the more common black parts, and the best part that Patrick mentioned is, it rotates as it rightly should so as the main feature! While I wasn’t quite sold on getting a B-Wing to add to my collection, I believe this has changed my mind!
Inthert has put his talent for building outstanding copies of Star Wars spacecrafts to good use with another brilliant model to help the rebels fight the Imperial forces. As the builder comments his own creation, the biggest challenge during the work on this B-wing was the problem with proportions; it’s so easy to ruin the build with just one extra plate or a tile. Fortunately, the result is beyond any compliments.
Designing a starfighter is fairly easy. Designing an outstanding starfighter is, well… a bit harder. Finally we may have a universal recipe for that, courtesy of Cole Blaq. Take out your notepads and write down the ingredients:
– One half of a B-Wing base (choose a firm one, not wilted)
– Two X-wing engine modules (not too big)
– One slung-under TIE fighter cockpit (the juicier the better)
– If desired, one small Star Destroyer laser battery
– A pinch of creativity
Combine well, and freeze on Hoth for 60 minutes. Then serve cold. Sprinkle servings with a pinch of astro-droids.