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Ken Robichaud | January 5th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

“Princess, we’ll find Han. I promise.”

"Princess, we'll find Han. I promise."

Let’s see, what do I like about this picture. Blockaderunner‘s usual fantastic photo skills, check. Great model of one of my favourite Star Wars designs the Nebulon-B Frigate, check. Inclusion of the micro Millenium Falcon from 7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar, check. Lando quote, check. Turns out I like everything about this, except that the frigate isn’t mine.

/sadface

Ken Robichaud | December 24th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 24 & Wrap Up

Day 24 - Santa Yoda with Sack & Gifts
Day 24 – Santa Yoda with Sack & Gifts

Here’s the jolly old elf himself, Santa Yoda. His picture’s on the box so this is no real surprise, but I love this little guy anyway. I know there have been a lot of detractor’s putting him down, but face it he’s pretty darn cute. At this point he should be FBTB’s holiday mascot. As cool as he may or may not be, does he or any of the other days on this calendar pull enough weight to make this set worth what we paid for it? Let’s take one last look.
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Ken Robichaud | December 23rd, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 23

Day 23 - Christmas Tree
Day 23 – Christmas Tree

Christmas is almost here and O tannenbaum has arrived to spruce up the joint. See what I did there? I’ve had three different LEGO Advent Calendars now and each one seemed to go out of its way to come up with a different tree design. That’s not a complaint, but this is definitely the Charlie Brown tree of the bunch. I’m just going to pretend that it’s some kind of space tree or something. Well we have the the guests, the tree and a sack full of cheaply made Star Wars toys to put under it. There’s only one thing missing from this little Star Wars Holiday Special theme party and it’s…

Ken Robichaud | December 22nd, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 22

Day 22 - A-wing
Day 22 – A-wing

Call the Rebel Pilot again, he’s been a very good boy this year. Another tiny model pulled off rather well with a ridiculously low part count. I’ll have to put it into the same catagory as the Imperial Shuttle though, while the rear fins are a clever solution the rest is just not doing it for me. A for effort and let’s see what the last two days bring us.

Ken Robichaud | December 21st, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 21

Day 21 - Millenium Falcon
Day 21 – Millenium Falcon

“She may not look like much but she’s got it where it counts, kid.” Well this could have gone either way I suppose and in my opinion it’s got better shaping and proportions then the 4488 Millenium Falcon mini released back in 2003. The saving grace of that little set was the awesome printed dish that crowned the Falcon and made her a true must-have mini. I’ll tell you this, a printed 3×3 would have put this little niblet through the roof and I’d bet would’ve changed quite a few minds on the value of this set. Keep that in mind for next year LEGO. This old girl could use a few special modifications, but I wouldn’t call her a piece of junk at least.

Ken Robichaud | December 20th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 20

Day 20 - TIE Fighter
Day 20 – TIE Fighter

WTH is this? Wow, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to any of this calendar’s previous entries I may have spoken negatively about. I’m looking at you Imperial Shuttle and Mouse Droid, I’m sorry. In keeping with the festive nature I will give it this: If we were playing a game of Creationary and you had to build a TIE Fighter using as few pieces as possible while keeping it recognizable, I would applaud you if you came up with this. Otherwise the designer of this has earned only my scorn and ridicule. When I think about all the extra little bits that were left over up until this point it seriously ticks me off. In case you’re wondering I shot the “model” in such a way to show how truly miniscule it really is. I’m still shaking my fist at it even now. For shame!

Ken Robichaud | December 19th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 19

Day 19 - TIE Pilot
Day 19 – TIE Pilot

Another pilot, what a shock. Still a TIE Pilot is a nice addition to this rag tag group of flying aces and their soaring ladies and it explains the extra blaster better than the clone trooper’s gung-ho two fisting mentality. Just think about how many of these guys must have been stationed on the Death Star alone! I know the statistic is out there, probably on Wookieepedia or something and no I’m not going to look it up. I have a life too you know! You think I just sit around all day, googling things and complaining about them on the internet. Well I don’t, not all day at least. I do other stuff too, I wrote a poem once and it was pretty good. Not great, but it rhymed and everything.
I also enjoy rock climbing, so back off.

Ken Robichaud | December 18th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 18

Day 18 - Y-wing
Day 18 – Y-wing

Well our Rebel Pilot has his choice of ships now. It’s like the ‘show us your rides’ portion of Cribs up in here! Star Wars Style. Seriously though this isn’t just anybodys Y-wing, it’s Anakin’s Clone Wars era long range bomber done up in its brand spanking new yellow and white colour scheme. By the time the rebels got their hands on these, they’d been through more than their fair share of used starfighter lots to be sure. In all honesty, I can’t tell whether this is OT or CW due to the tiny scale and not enough yellow here/too much there colouring. If this is supposed to be Anakin’s it needs work, if it’s not it still needs work. One thing’s certain though, it’s a Y-wing. ‘Nuff said.

Ken Robichaud | December 17th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 17

Day 17 - Weapons Rack
Day 17 – Weapons Rack

They say home is where you hang your gun. Well maybe it’s just my Mom that says that, but never the less this is the day our Clone Pilot gets his gear. They gave the droid pilot his weapons, you didn’t expect they’d leave our poor clone unarmed did you? Another filler day touches down and spoils some possible future figs. TWO guns, a set of space binoculars and what’s this? A green lightsaber. I wonder who that could belong to…

Ken Robichaud | December 16th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars

Star Wars Advent Calendar – Day 16

Day 16 - Clone Pilot
Day 16 – Clone Pilot

I’m starting to see a pattern forming here. Pilot Droid, Rebel Pilot, co-pilot of what is arguably one of the best known ships in the history of science fiction and now a Clone Pilot. There have been several clone pilots to choose from, so I’m not sure why this is the one they went with. Perhaps including it the day after the gunship was a way of apologizing for not including an actual pilot in the 7676 Republic Attack Gunship set. Either way it’s another fig I didn’t have and we could complain about the multitude of different troopers they could have included until the banthas come home, but I think the theme they were going for has become clear at this point.