11/05/2011 - 23:00 Lego news

jake lloydDon't you know who this young teenager is? Come on, make an effort, his face reminds you of someone, but you don't know how to put it in context.

And yet it is about Jake Lloyd, aka Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace released in 1999. He was then 10 years old and his little face has been around the world.

If Jake Lloyd poses for the photo with Anakin's minifigure in his hand, it's on the occasion of the event SW and SF generations 2011 which has just taken place in Cusset and of which he was one of the guests of honor.
If his career has not really taken off since, he is still considered today as one of those who contributed to the legend of the Star Wars saga.
You can read a report of this event with many photos at this address.
11/05/2011 - 08:14 MOCs
5708498700 ecd43c0b50 bA little freshness in this world of dark MOCs and populated by threatening ships doesn't hurt .... BaronSat has just finalized its Mos Eisley diorama composed of several modules, each more original and detailed than the next.

Realism is not the ultimate goal of this playful and homogeneous diorama, you will understand that by looking at the photo.

Each module has an exemplary finish and alone constitutes an original scene teeming with humorous winks. 
We thus find the "Junk Store"where Jawas and other traffickers of all kinds are found, the"Music Box"of which only the entrance is shown, the main room being in the basement, the"Communications Tower"with its antennas and its technician, the"Merchant House" with his GX-8 Water Vaporizer very successful, the bank with his bounty hunters waiting for the opening, and finally the market with its stalls and customers coming from all over the galaxy to do their shopping.
Finally, we find a landspeeder inspired by Luke's.
Click on the image to access BaronSat flickr gallery.
10/05/2011 - 22:33 MOCs
5581092779 bd238fb9b4 bVery often, a simple and well thought out MOC is sufficient on its own. 
But sometimes we need a big fat, oversized and visually impressive diorama to satisfy our Star Wars and LEGO passions.
All LEGO Star Wars fans love classic gear like the Star Destroyer, the Executor or the Venator.
But it is when they are all gathered that we are speechless as with this staging called "LEGO Imperial Star Wars Fleet"by Aryo Gono, bringing together nearly fifty of the emblematic ships of the Star Wars universe.
If the scale of some machines is not necessarily respected to the millimeter and if some picky AFOLs have criticized the presence of the Venator in this scene for reasons of respect for the Star Wars chronology, the work accomplished by Aryo Gono is unanimous within the community.
The MOCeur itself admits that the design of the different mini or micro format craft could have been improved, but its main concern was to respect, as much as possible despite some compromises, a certain scale between the different ships.
In short, an epic scene, which you can admire from all angles on Aryo Gono's flickr gallery.
In addition, to learn more about his work and the different vessels present, go to its MOCpages space.
10/05/2011 - 11:03 Lego news
It is the German merchant site exoneit.de which gives us a more precise idea of ​​the prices at which we can afford in Europe the sets planned for June 2011.
The and 7965 Millennium Falcon is advertised at the rate of 119,69 €
The and 7964 Republic Frigate at the rate of 103,86 €
The and 7962 Anakin's & Sebulba's Podracers à 79,99 €
The and 7961 Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator à 55,29 €
The and 7959 Geonosian Starfighter à 33,10 €
The and 7957 Sith Nightspeeder à 24,09 €
The and 7956 Ewok Attack à 24,09 €

Note that these prices are only indicative, that the VAT rate applied at this merchant is 19% but they give us a concrete idea of ​​the rampant inflation to which the Star Wars range is subject ..... And this is undoubtedly just the beginning ... With the release of the Blu-ray edition of the saga and the broadcast over the next few years of all the episodes in 3D in our cinemas, nostalgia will do its work with older and will lead to renewed interest in derivatives.

10/05/2011 - 07:41 Lego news
5694821446 3de9596cf2Finally a first review of a new BrickMaster set 20021 Mini Bounty Hunter Gunship which I find rather successful.
It is Inconspicuous which stuck to it on the Eurobricks forum and which details this set of 81 pieces whose availability is still uncertain. 
Note that this set is one of the last to be released as part of the BrickMaster program, the final termination of which was recently announced.

In this review, we learn among other things that this set contains some unusual pieces in a Dark Green color of the most beautiful effect, and that the cockpit in SNOT is rather successful.

To find out more and see this machine from every angle as well as a short presentation video, go to the dedicated topic at Eurobricks.

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