11/03/2011 - 21:46 MOCs
barc ucsDobbyClone, Eurobricks forumer formerly known under the nickname Brickartist, offers an original creation that has the merit of not being an endless X-Wing or SnowSpeeder.

He tackled the BARC (Biker Advanced Recon Commando) Speeder seen among others in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

The result is nice and takes up the slender line of this speeder well. The creator will undoubtedly make some further improvements by following the advice of other experienced MOCeurs from the Eurobricks forum.

To follow the discussion and admire other pictures of this MOC, go to the dedicated topic at Eurobricks.

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10/03/2011 - 15:06 Lego news
t 11 jedi strikerThe LEGO Club offers you to build an alternative model, the T-11 Jedi Striker using the parts of the set 7931 T-6 Jedi Shuttle.

For the background of the story, it is a machine designed by the jedi Saesee Tiin with parts of a damaged T-6 Jedi Shuttle.

For the occasion, this alternative model is much more interesting and more aesthetic than that of the original set. 
This explains, with all the bad faith that I can show on the subject (I do not particularly like the 7931 set) probably the eagerness of LEGO to offer it to all those who, disappointed by the set 7931, the had already stored at the bottom of a cupboard or in their bulk bin for MOCs ....
Note that the LEGO Club offers many models to build with parts from various sets on this dedicated page.

To download the manual in pdf format of this alternative model click on the link below:

- T-11 Jedi Striker manual (3.63 MB)

09/03/2011 - 11:45 MOCs
moc sandcrawler bananaSandCrawler's project in UCS format (Or even bigger and more detailed) is making great strides, with this new photo (Click for a larger view).

This well-known MOCeur is not at its first attempt in terms of ambitious MOCs, which you can discover in his flickr gallery.

After having developed the motorized tracks of the SandCrawler that you can discover in the test phase on the two videos below, marshal_banana tackled the structure of the vehicle, respecting as much as possible the original model designed by ILM for the film (visual below).

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If you want to follow the project a little more ready and discuss with its author, go to the topic dedicated to this MOC on Eurobricks.

08/03/2011 - 23:28 Minifigure Series
LEGO 8804 Collectable Minifigures Series 4Some information about the availability in our regions of the series 4 of collectible minifigures (8804:
They have just appeared on eBay at a seller located in Hong Kong.
We can afford (Without the bag apparently):

- Pack of 4 minifigures including 1 x Kimono girl1 x soccer player1 x Werewolf and 1 x The Monster.

- Pack of 4 minifigures including 2 x Punk rocker and 2 x Musketeer.

For its part, Peek and Poke announced the availability of boxes of 60 minifigs for early April 2011 via the brand's forum. 
Various forums speak of a release scheduled for April 15, 2011. Unlike previous series, we will probably not see early availability, LEGO has undoubtedly learned the lesson of previous releases to say the least chaotic ....
The first review of the complete series is available at Eurobricks in a dedicated topic, it is offered by WhiteFang.
If you want to see the images directly without the comments, go to the flickr gallery from the same WhiteFang.
08/03/2011 - 09:58 Lego news
30054I told you in a previous news the release of the mini set 30054: AT-ST and I mentioned the similarities between this set and the one released in 2003 under the reference 4486-1: AT-ST & Snowspeeder.

Here is a close-up photo comparing these two AT-STs on which we can better visualize the relationship between these two minis.

Besides the difference in colors of the parts used and the absence of serigraphy on the set 30054, we will note some differences on the parts used at the level of the legs of the machine.
 
Only die-hard collectors will go out of their way to find this cheaply on eBay or Bricklink.
Click on the image for a larger view.