Hello there ! Here are some news and updates about my current projects :
UCS Razorcrest I have decided to make my instructions available on Rebrickable ! Mostly to : - Allow people to see the part list prior to buying - Allow payment via Credit card (instead of Paypal-only) - And also to limit the manual work on my side... ;)
If you are lucky enough to have these instructions and want to leave a nice comment about the quality of the build and the plans. Please do !
Blurrg ! The free instructions are now also on Rebrickable. Comments are welcome ! ;) Upcoming project ! This is a way smaller build than my Razorcrest (about 750 pieces) So far it is going pretty well ! As usual I am going for : - As Minifig-scale as I can - As Stud-less as I can - As detailed and accurate as I can
It will be on Rebrickable in the coming days ! Stay safe, stay home and happy building !
Back in In April 2019, when I saw the Razorcrest for the first time during SWC, I thought : "Lego is going to release an official set of this ship, system scale, with around 1000 pieces for a price around 120USD. That’s not big enough, I want it at minifigscale and UCS. I will build my own."
Fast forward 10 months and here we are. I just did this : They release this :
Last summer, I worked a lot on my first version of this ship, based only on the few images from the Mandalorian panel at Star Wars Celebration on April 14th.
Then the first season of the show has aired, it was FANTATASTIC and the Razorcrest had a very good screen time, giving me, chapter after chapter, many details to recreate, both exterior and interior.
At first I wanted to improve my existing version, but I quickly realized it was to small to support all the details I wanted to add to it. So I decided to start a new one from scratch.
My objectives were :
- Make it bigger but still in the minifigscale range,
- Make it as detailed as possible (interior and exterior),
- Make it as studless as possible,
- Make it modular (to allow better accessibility for modifications and for photos)
So I did all that ! Weeks after weeks during the Autumn and the Holiday season.
At that point, I was not sure if I would embark on the adventure of making digital plans and instructions for this.
Then I was contacted by James Robinson, who offered to help designing these instructions.
It's been a very long process, even for two people ! Plus it was the first time I was doing Instructions and I wanted them to be as good as official lego ones.
Countless hours and 500+ pages later, the instructions for this 5.2 kg beast are available.
And you can buy them ! Just send me a quick email at email@example.com for more details.
A Star Wars Edge of the Empire campaign enhanced with Lego.
If, like my friends and I, you stand in the center of the Venn Diagram below, you will probably like this page.
(Or hate it… As most fandoms now seem to deal only in absolute.)
About the game
In the Spring of 2018, my friend Martin started to prepare this RPG campaign in the Edge of the Empire era.
The twist is that all the players and NPCs are portrayed with Lego minifigs!
He also built several Lego checkered play boards along with dozens of modular walls and pieces of furniture to create and decorate the scenes as the game goes.
The results have been amazing and we’re having tons of fun. For some specific encounters, he even builds MoC elements, like this minifig-scale Rancor.
Our team currently consists of : - Toolkit : A Rodian hacker and Robot builder - Kashyn Vaal : A Togruta smuggler with a growing connection to the Force - Kammir : A human Bodyguard as tall, strong and hairy as a wookie Sometimes it feels we are the Star Wars version of the A-team.
After a couple of successful missions together, our characters discussed the possibility of buying their own ship.
We rapidly agreed it would be a ILH-KK Citadel-class civilian cruiser. It has plenty of room and has all the options we wanted for a decent price. In the Core rulebook of Edge of th Empire, this shuttle looks like this:
There are also different versions of it on Wookieepedia. As an AFOL myself, I immediately decided to build a Lego version of this shuttle and make it as minifig-scale as possible.
With all the LBG and DBG parts I’ve been stockpiling for a while, I was confident I could do it without any Bricklink order. After just one week, I had this first version, almost 100 studs long and has a detailed interior on two levels :
a 4 seat cockpit
4 bedrooms (3 individual and one with bunkbeds)
1 medical bay with a bacta tank
1 kitchen/living room
1 fully equipped workshop for our Engineer
2 lateral defense turrets
the engine room
a small refresh-room
a hangar with large side openings
Then I also made a smaller version, just for fun. (and potentially future space fights)
On the very next episode of our campaign, we started searching for a vendor that would have an affordable used ILH-KK.
I was lucky enough to roll a Triumph and we found exactly the shuttle we wanted. We bought it and renamed it the Anvil (as it will contain an extensive workshop) , ingame the team is now working on moding the shuttle, so I started improving my Lego version to make the corresponding changes and also to make it more robust and more detailed.
But there’s more !
My friends just pointed out to me that our shuttle can also carry 2 light fighters. So this week I started building 2 identical (very)light star-fighters. We will call them Hammer1 and Hammer2. My 7yo daughter saw the WIP version and said “They kinda look like hammerhead sharks” so I guess I’m in the right direction.
I still have to figure out how and where they will attach to the belly of the Anvil.
More pics soon !
When you like Lego and Star Wars, you want Storm Troopers... Lots of them...
And this year, as you may know, this set came out and it is one of the best "Army builder" there is.
With each you get 4 Troopers and also some nice grey pieces.
So I decided to use these to do blast doors. With a mecanism that can open and close them like in the movies.
After a couple of tries I managed to get the gear system right and now they work fine.
And then I let myself go to build around...
So a couple of weeks ago I decided to disassemble my Cool-Cruiser and I ended up with a lot of cool shapes in Yellow. My older daughter wanted a "Gros tracteur jaune" so I made her this one:
Then, after a while, I wanted something more "Starwarsy", as usual... But Yellow ??... Then it hit me :
Jedi Interceptor eta-2
Of course, there already is an official set for this one... But I wanted to do a MOC based only on pieces that I already own.
Also, I wanted to make it look more muscular and bulky.
The original one seems so slim and fragile. (I know it is supposed to be, because, you know : Jedi = No need for heavy shield and armor.)
But still... I wanted something more "realistic"?...
So after a rainy Sunday, I ended up with this :
and for my friend Sylvain, yes, a R2 unit can fit in the wing, let me climb here to show you:
Pour bien comprendre toute la puissance de ce model il faut:
- avoir vu le The Lego Movie
- avoir grandi dans les années 80 en jouant aux Légo.
La boite officielle est prévue pour août 2014 son code : 70816.
Mais à mon avis, acheter une boite officielle du film LEGO, ça va un peu à l'encontre de l'idée de fond du film... Ce serait un peu comme acheter le CD de "Everything is awesome"...