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Ken Robichaud | June 13th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Lightsabers Project Achieves Support On Ideas

I’ve enjoyed looking at scott34567‘s builds since they first caught my eye with his Cyclops visor back in 2012 and then the virtual models of lightsabers replicas started to roll in soon after. I’m a fan of 1:1 scale weapons and props and even more so of brick built lightsabers. He quickly added them as a project on CUUSOO and has respectively evolved/streamlined the project as time went on and guidelines changed. After two years of climbing towards the summit, the project has reached the peak in the form of a pair of lightsabers belonging to Darth Vader and (SPOILERS!) his son, Luke Skywalker. The set is proposed with a custom stand to display and figures of the characters, which would stop about 12% of people who would ask “what are those?” when they spot them on your desk. Hey, don’t knock it. That’s 12% less righteous indignation and eye-rolling on your part, wasted on these people that only come out of their caves to work and presumably forage for food.

This project, to me, is a lot like the LEGO Birds project that is currently in review. It fits very firmly as a display piece and less a toy. Unlike birds, it would have the pre-existing LEGO Star Wars fan base and appeal to those outside the AFOL community that buy the pop culture sets. Also, it’s still a toy. I always enjoy swinging around brick built sabers and make sure I build mine sturdy enough to do so.

The pre-existing Star Wars license is still an obstacle that no set has overcome thus far and it means that in this first upcoming review under the LEGO Ideas banner, it will be two sets based on comics and two on Star Wars. As it stands, the size and content of this set, would make it the front runner in this uphill battle and I wish Scott much luck and congratulations!

Ken Robichaud | March 11th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

An Elegant Weapon For A More Civilized Age

LEGO Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber

Another Monday, another metric tonne of neat stuff to post. It’s hard to resist the urge to spam everyone into oblivion, but some things are just to good to resist. This replica of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber by the always busy (where do you people find all this time to build??) Bruce Lowell comes complete with a full blade comprised of 300+ 3×3 dishes. Well played Bruce! When I was building 1:1 scale lightsabers a couple years ago, I tested out the 2×4 half cylanders topped with a 4×4 dome and it worked pretty well. Well enough that I purchased enough in trans-blue (the pic I have of the expperiment was a fugly rainbow) and played around with the idea of running a rope light through it, but the purist in me won out again. This dish technique gives the edge a fuzzy look that really adds something in pictures. Bet it wasn’t cheap though.

Ace Kim | July 14th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Rancor Set Revealed

Rancor Set - 1

On the heels of their twitter leak, LEGO unveiled next year’s Rancor Set at the booth today at Comic Con. In case it wasn’t obvious, the current Jabba’s Palace sets fits on top of this one allowing Luke, Oola, and a Gamorrean Guard to drop down to their doom. No pricing info but it is believed to be $59.99 and will be officially available in January, which means around December.

Ace Kim | July 11th, 2012 | Events, LEGO

LEGO Announces SDCC 2012 Plans

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Here’s LEGO’s official press release detailing their presence at SDCC this year. tl;dr? Yeah, me neither.
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Ken Robichaud | December 24th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Ever wonder where LEGO gets all the little trees they put in their Advent Calendars? I like to imagine it looks something like this. Another great image from powerpig and even though he skipped his annual documenting of the Advent Calendar, he’s more than gotten himself into the spirit of the season. Happy Holiday’s Chris!

Tommy "roguefx" Williamson | November 22nd, 2011 | MOC Spotlight

Pig Guard, With A Jedi Chaser

Yes, a Jedi. There’s nothing more tasty after you’ve just downed a Gammorean Pig Guard. With their juicy, crunchy center and low calories, not to mention the tingle from all those Midichlorians. Careful though, unlike Twi’lek dancers, they usually put up a fight. Another excellent creation from Kevin Ryhal.

Tommy "roguefx" Williamson | November 10th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder

X-34 Landspeeder

When I was a kid (“when”, yeah right) I wanted a landspeeder. I remember watching Star Wars as a 9 year old and just thinking “I want that!” I mean it defied gravity, made cool noise and went really fast. Sure it was beat all to hell, but it was still awesome. Now I want this, an excellent rendition from Flickr user and builder extraordinaire Bruceywan (Bruce Lowell).

Tommy "roguefx" Williamson | October 21st, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Cold Storage

The Wampa Cave

This awesome little MOC by Flickr user Walter Boy makes the most of it’s small footprint to tell a story. Any second now I expect a fleeting glimpse of a wampa as it rushes Luke. Unless George Lucas gets his way, then we’ll be treated to a 10 minute song and dance routine featuring a CG wampa singing “I lost my arm, but I gained a friend”…but I digress

Ken Robichaud | September 25th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Luke Skywalker Turns 60

Mark Hamill may be best known as the farmboy turned Jedi knight, but he’s had an incredible voice acting career as well. Having worked on such animated series’ as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Spongebob Squarepants, Winnie the Pooh and multiple roles in both the Marvel and DC animated universes from Spider-man to Batman. The latter includes his most recurring and enduring characterization as the Dark Knight’s clown prince of crime, the Joker. If that wasn’t reason enough to wish him a Happy 60th Birthday on this site, then lending his voice to an official LEGO cartoon ought to do it.

Ace Kim | December 24th, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker Clock

Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker Clock

I was browsing through some old photos and ran across this. This was taken at this year’s Toy Fair back in February. Apparently, there is or was supposed to be a Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker clock along with the Stormtrooper, Vader, Yoda, and Anakin clocks.