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Ken Robichaud | December 19th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight, Off Topic

Bricking The Halls! – Part 1 (Trimming The Tree)

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Looking for something fun to do with the kids, shut-in roommates or that feral cat you found in your Christmas tree? Why not start decorating that cat infested tree with some fancy LEGO ornaments?

You could head to your local Hallmark store and grab this years official LEGO Star Wars ornament and I highly suggest that you (or a loved one looking to get you something geeky as a gift) do, or you could build your own! “But buriedbybricks,” you say because you spend far to much time talking to your computer (I CAN’T HEAR YOU GUYS!), “I just don’t have the time. If I sit down to design an ornament, my kids or shut-in roommate may loose interest and I’m already feeling a little woozy from the feral cat bites.” No problem.

Chris (Powerpig) McVeigh has got you covered. He’s added a sweet Slave I ornament to his Star Wars collection and even gone back and tweaked his previous models for 2013. “But buriedbybricks, I don’t really like Star Wars, do you have any other suggestions?” Again, I can’t hear you and I don’t know how you even ended up here at this point, but YES! Chris has plans for over 40 ornaments! Choose from the classic gaming question mark box or the even more classic box associated with question marks and many, many more.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start bricking the halls.

Ken Robichaud | January 1st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

TIE One On For The New Year!

TIE/ln (2)

Ok, so my idea of tying one on probably differs from most. LEGO never seems to tire of tinkering with the iconic vehicles (or the stinkers for that matter) and neither do the fans. Jerac has taken advantage of some of the newer rounded parts to give his TIE a real pod feeling and he’s even provided instructions for those inclined to make their own. No doubt, this will promote even more tinkering.

Ace Kim | December 8th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Tohst’s Star Wars Angry Birds Sty Fighter

TIE Piggy, A.K.A. Sty Fighter

Staff member Allen “Tohst” Carley participated in his train club’s (Nothern Illinois LEGO Train Club annual holiday show at Cantigny Park. One new MOC he built and displayed was the above Star Wars Angry Birds-inspired TIE Piggy or what I like to call a Sty Fighter. I doubt this will be the only MOC based off the Lucas/Rovio collaboration that we’ll see.

Ken Robichaud | November 26th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Build Your Own TIE Fighter Ornament By Powerpig

Build it Yourself 2012: TIE Fighter

Chris (Powerpig) McVeigh has capped off his Build-it-Yourself projects for the year with a little taste of Star Wars. He scaled this TIE Fighter to last year’s Millennium Falcon which as he says, allows you to stage an epic space chase right across your tree! PEW PEW!

Head on over to and find out how to build it in both Classic White and Empire Grey, then get trimming. I know some of you already have your tree up…

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

LEGO Star Wars in Space!

Star Wars

How incredible is that image, huh? Just seeing it makes me giddy. JPAerospace is an independent space program empowering students to run their own space missions. The program is run by volunteers who assemble weather balloons and other craft to launch ping pong balls into space. The ping pong ball satellites, or Pongsats, are actually the experiments run by students. Anything that can fit inside a ball can be launched. Last month, one such launch included microscale versions of a TIE Fighter and an X-wing Fighter attached to wires that were then attached to a motor that simulated a chase.

You can check out this image and more on the JPAerospace blog post, and find out more info about the program on their main site.

Thanks to John for writing it in.

Ken Robichaud | January 27th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

TIE-ing Up Loose Ends


After creating his X-wing earlier this month as a companion to his Y-wing, -2×4- has given his starfighters someone to fight by building his own TIE.


With the new versions of these sets trickling onto the shelves, I look forward to more MOC’s popping up. Stay tuned for the upcoming set reviews as well!

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!