This writer is breaking several unwritten TLCB rules with this post. Talking about Christmas before December, specifically publicising a LEGO Ideas project, and – more vaguely – ‘bloody Star Wars creations’, all of which incur the displeasure of The Editor. So here’s a Christmas-themed Star Wars LEGO Ideas project…
Built by Brixe63, these rather wonderful Christmas tree decorations feature many recognisable vehicles from the movie franchise, and we think they’d make a most excellent set! In fact so too would loads of vehicular-themed decorations, which we’re surprised that LEGO haven’t thought to bring to production already.
‘Star Wars – The Force Awakens’ was a pretty good effort from Disney, but it lacked one of our favourite Star Wars-y things. No, not Natalie Portman (although it did indeed lack that), but the marvellous ice planet of Hoth. Luckily for us though, Marcus19840420 – who really needs a catchier Flickr name – has collaborated with a few other builders to create this epic mini-figure Hoth Rebel Base.
There’s A-Wings, X-Wings, and a variety of other Star Wars-y equipment packed into the massive scene, along with a small army of Rebel mini-figures and some neatly realistic lighting. There’s lots more to see of this collaboration at Marcus’ photostream – click the link above to visit a galaxy far far away…
We quite liked ‘Star Wars – The Force Awakens’, but the plot was… well, we’re just going to say it – totally and completely recycled from the previous films. Still, it’s understandable that new owners Disney probably don’t want to take too many risks with their fattest cash-cow.
The spacecraft in ‘The Force Awakens’ had been seen before too, from a reacquaintance with the Millennium Falcon to a new and still easily-blow-up-able Death Star via this; another incarnation of the X-Wing fighter.
This most excellent mini-figure scale version of the latest iteration of X-Wing comes from previous bloggee Yubnub, featuring movable wings, a neat cockpit, and space for that football-wearing-a-hat type thing that rolls around for most of the movie.
There’s more to see of Yubnub’s T-70 X-Wing on Flickr – use the force on the link above, or alternatively give it a click.
Before we get called out on whether the X-Wing is going to feature in the new Star Wars movie ‘The Force Awakens’, we’ll be honest and say we have absolutely no idea – today’s title is shameless click-bait!
Anyway, whether or not the X-Wing is set for a reappearance, Flickr’s Jeroen Ottens has built it superbly from Denmark’s finest plastic bricks. His recreation isn’t simply a static model either, as he’s packed it with pneumatic functions, including moving wings, opening canopy, weapons and landing gear.
*Not really. But if it were back it might look a little something like this. MOCpages’ Peter deYeule locked an X-Wing in a room with a 1980s Blacktron Spaceship, lit some candles and turned on some Barry White, and this is the result. His X-1 Space Fighter has all the sleek goodness of modern building, combined with the classic retro yellow-on-black paint-job from decades past. View more on MOCpages.