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MOC Spotlight: Star Wars Planets Mobile

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MOC Spotlight: Star Wars Planets Mobile

Postby Staff » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:29 am

I'm super jealous flickr user goatman461's kid, who gets to enjoy this superad Star Wars Planets mobile every time he or she gets a diaper change.

Lego Star Wars Planet Series Mobile

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Re: MOC Spotlight: Star Wars Planets Mobile

Postby goatman461 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:27 am

Thanks Chief. Baby Rex does get mesmerized by the mobile.

FYI: In case anyone is wondering, the chalk board in the back says "Always be yourself ... unless you can be the Batman ... then always be the Batman" and the drawing is of the Batman riding a T-Rex.
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Re: MOC Spotlight: Star Wars Planets Mobile

Postby unmovedmover » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:19 pm

Goatman, how are the models put together? Did you glue them or not? Thinking of adapting this idea to a crib and trying to figure out what to do.
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Re: MOC Spotlight: Star Wars Planets Mobile

Postby goatman461 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:01 pm

No glue on the bricks, just fishing line. The top is made of wire hangers and I did hot glue the middle to keep them in place better. I'd be very weary of putting legos over the crib unless they are all super-glued together, too many little pieces to fret over. It's also surprisingly heavy.

I started with bending/cutting the wire hangers to pair the outer rim planets to the central ones. Then I hung the outer rim planets and used longer line as I went to give it that spiral effect. The planets are full of pennies to balance them out.

The ships I just fit in where I could. I've got a y-wing to add now and I've been unsuccessfully trying to build a mini-scale medical frigate. I'm also keeping an eye out for the last 3 planet series at a reasonable price. I might do a parallel spiral with those.
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Re: MOC Spotlight: Star Wars Planets Mobile

Postby goatman461 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:12 am

I wanted to bump this thread to give y'all an update on the mobile. It is not the most photogenic design and looks very cluttered, but I didn't really make it with the internet audience in mind. I have shot a few of the more custom ships individually (see below) but there are a couple of customs in there (like the MF) that I haven't taken the time to single out.

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All of the customs are based on a lot of borrowing from other builders that have tackled this scale before me.

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Related to this, since we do have a little girl on the way (due 4/1/15), I decided to redo the x-wing I hung up for my son two years ago.

ImageDark Turquoise X-Wing by goatman461, on Flickr
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Re: MOC Spotlight: Star Wars Planets Mobile

Postby banthafodder » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:33 am

Really like the Y-wing and turquoise X-wing. Congrats in advance to your upcoming baby girl.
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Re: MOC Spotlight: Star Wars Planets Mobile

Postby sparkart » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:25 am

Cool, that looks neat! I like the arty look of the colorful planet grouping. It's inspiring me to revisit my failed attempts to make a Micronauts Homeworld model.
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