This is how you remake a LEGO set. You begin with a mediocre first try, add a few years, and then start over from scratch with a reference image or model in front of you. Ok, perhaps that’s a bit harsh given that about eight years separate 7658 Y-wing Fighter and 7150 TIE Fighter & Y-Wing. And technically they are vastly different sets with similar piece counts. My point is 7658 sets the standard for remade models. This is especially so in an era when LEGO simply doesn’t have much left to translate from celluloid to ABS. (more…)
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It’s 2009, I get a glimpse of the first Midi set, 7778 Midi-scale Millennium Falcon. I completely dismiss it. I decide I’m not going to bother with it. It’s too small. It’s too expensive. It’s too boring. What place does it have in my collection? I move on and forget about it. Several months pass and one day while I’m at Wal-mart (where both 7778 and 8099 are retailer exclusives) I stroll into the LEGO aisle and there sits the Midi Falcon with a red clearance sticker of $19 (MSRP was $39.99 US). What do I do? I buy it and guess what? It’s awesome. So you’d think if I ended up liking 7778 enough to call it awesome, I’d be eager to get my hands on the latest Midi-scale set, 8099 Midi-scale Imperial Star Destroyer. Not quite. (more…)
2008 was an interesting year for Star Wars fans. The Force Unleashed was taking the property into new yet familiar territory making use of the latest technology and the Clone Wars series hit the airwaves after a big screen premier, proving again there would be an audience for any iteration of the franchise across any medium. LEGO doing what they do best, ran with it. Almost all of the sets that year were based on either the Expanded Universe or The Clone Wars. Of the many unique ships and play sets that came out that year, this was one of them.