Sunday, May 25, 2014
Click it for bigger picture! I built the Lego Tantive IV - Corellian Corvette from the start of Episode IV (the first Star Wars starship anyone ever saw). It was an awesomely fun model to construct, and it's HUGE! Here it is parked on a desolate world, getting repairs - but wait! A bunch of snowtroopers are coming to investigate! This is my concept for a rater 'G' version of a Star Wars battle: epic snowball fight, with assistance from high pressure water cannons :) Hence, no weapons in their hands.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
So we've got the Z-95 Headhunter, the yellow Jedi Interceptor, the Snowspeeder and an A-Wing now! Awesome toys! And they'd make great scenery pieces for minis games. For example, troops have to help get a pilot to his Snowspeeder while Snowtroopers invade a base on an ice world, or a jedi arrives at an imperial outpost in a Z-95 and must infiltrate the enemy compound. All sorts of great ideas with the ships as set pieces :)
and here's the whole gang so far!
Thursday, May 8, 2014
I needed more lego! And more challenge! So I got three lego star wars spaceship kits that I haven't built before, and mixed all the pieces together :) Hours of entertainment just sorting and laying out all the bits on a length-extended dining room table... As always, clicking brings up a bigger image.
Snowspeeder with Luke in pilot outfit with lightsaber.
Some icy barricades with rebel guns.
Snowtrooper with the E-Web tripod blaster. The tripod legs are just upside-down, angled antennae! They really do a good job of using random parts to create the right look :)
Snowtrooper on a snow camo speeder bike.
Hoth Commander (can't remember his name) on a tauntaun.
Monday, May 5, 2014
May the force be with me! So many pieces, and I just had to ignore the instructions and instead of working on one bag at a time, I opened up all the bags and sorted the pieces!
Growing up with Lego, all I can say is, wow! The minifigures are amazingly detailed compared to the 80's kits I used to play with, and the quality of the plastic is so shiny and fine detailed. I wondered a bit at the price of Lego these days, but I'm happy now that I've got the pieces in my hands :)
I'm beginning on the icy world of HOTH!
On another note, I'm just a few hours away from getting a big model (an iconic Episode IV starship) for less than half the going price, by bidding on a second hand auction that has all pieces and instructions! That will be amazing if I can pick that one up, at that price, but I'll post more on that at a later date.
Coming in the mail still are some smaller spaceships, so the Star Wars Lego Fun Train is just beginning!
What will be really awesome, is trying out the Star Wars Miniatures Battles game using Lego instead of normal star wars miniatures, and maybe building up some star base interiors or something for them to battle it out in. I'd love to have a Lego ice-world scenario with imperial troops coming down on a hidden rebel base, with interiors for half the table, and exteriors for the other half, and hangers with Lego spaceships and stuff. Could be fun!