We’ve all watched Star Wars, in the prequels we’re introduced to Kamino. Here, Eyrezer answers the question of just what lies below the rain soaked Kamino’s waves in LEGO form.
Eyrezer has presented us with a colourful representation of what lies below Tipoca city; a wonderful contrast to the grey nondescript cities that featured in Episode 2. Theres some great subtle detail to be found, the use of sword pieces as seaweed is a great addition to this scene and did anyone else find the Kaminoan?
And sorry Qui-Gon, not a bigger fish in site…
Eyrezer digs deep into the lore of Star Wars with this Joddar shaman, who hails from the Valley of the Wizard Warriors on Endor. While the shaman himself looks to be just a Killer Croc big fig in a cloak, the alien terrain he stands on perfectly calls to mind the sci-fi trends of the early 1980s, with its Dr. Seussian plants growing out of the harsh rocks. The decapitated heads on chains are probably not something that would have flown in a kid-friendly Ewok adventure back then, but I bet there are several modern days fans who don’t mind seeing Rotta lanced.
If there were ever two themes that do not go together it has to be Belville and Star Wars. Both are worlds apart from each other. Still Eyrezer managed to use a part that is quintessential for the Belville theme. It is the wall corner and it is used to build a wine rack in a wine cellar. I love the creative use of this part. The thing that stands out the most to me is how this big brightly coloured part blends in with the background of the creation. When thinking about Star Wars sets, I mostly think of white, grey, black and tan bricks. It is nice to see that there is even a place for big brightly coloured parts in this universe.
When I was a kid, LEGO’s raised baseplates were among the coolest parts in my budding collection. But as I grew as a builder, I found myself using them less and less. It’s quite difficult to incorporate a the simplistic features of a raised baseplate into great, detailed model, but you wouldn’t know that from looking at this fantasy tower by Eyrezer. Hiding at the core of this diorama is the massive light yellowish green baseplate from a mid-2000’s Belville set. Combined with whimsical architecture and that huge onion dome from the Raya sets, this elven manor is glorious. See if you can spot all the other innovative parts uses, like the umbrella top, numerous hairpieces, leaf sprues, and even Bionicle statue.
Check out a few other times skilled builders have incorporated raised baseplates.