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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:39 pm

If you need pieces for you larties, you can probably get them fairly easily from Bricklink (I think it's called. I'll look it up later.) I've used that to get pieces for several of mine, and it's an excellent resource.

Are these the older 'ARCs' that LEGO made, that are just normal clones with pauldrons and kamas, or are they the actual ARCs from the recent battlepack?

Backpacks? Why? LEGO backpacks suck, and clones usually don't wear them anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:44 pm

Last_Jedi_Standing wrote:

Are these the older 'ARCs' that LEGO made, that are just normal clones with pauldrons and kamas, or are they the actual ARCs from the recent battlepack?

Backpacks? Why? LEGO backpacks suck, and clones usually don't wear them anyway.


The former, sadly. I did give them decals back in the day, though, so they look fairly decent. I might end up ordering some good and proper kamas from clonearmycustoms or one of its competitors.

As far as backpacks are concerned, they don't actually fit on clones unless one saws the top segment off. But once you do it really looks pretty good on a clone, even if it obscures the backplate decal. Basically, my idea for my two squads is have them as advance raiders of sorts, capable of navigating the toughest terrain and specializing in distracting the enemy. The backpacks really convey that effect without me having to explain it.
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:13 pm

As I no longer have access to the more recent and larger version of this thread, this is revived for the time being.

LEGO is finally making that clone trooper lieutenant I wanted. It'll be a single bagged figure, like TC-14, sold as a promotion figure at some point later this year.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:01 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the Bump Of The Century!
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:17 am

I agree with Zeo/Tau/whatever on that point.
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:17 am

You know what we need? A general-purpose LEGO thread.

I'mma go start one. Later, though. I'm busy reading Homestuck atm.
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:28 pm


Quote :
Rumoured
Planet sets

Imperial Star Destroyer
X-Wing
Kashyyyk Trooper
Death Star Trooper

Mainstream sets

General Grievous' Bike
Vulture Droid (or Planet set)
V-Wing (or planet set)
Droid Gunship
Republic AV- ?
Battle of Seludca ?
"Republic AV-" presumably is revering to AV-7 Antivehicle Cannons, the massive GAR artillery pieces shown in SW:TCW. Seludca is not a planet in Star Wars, but the name is similar enough to either Felucia or Saleucami that it might be one of those. Or, of course, it might be another piece of non-canon crap. But hopefully it's one of those.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:16 pm

Quote :
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Mainstream sets

Battle Packs:

75034 Death Star Troopers

Will contain Imperial minifigures

75035 Kashyyyk Troopers

Will be a mix of Clone Trooper and Wookiee minifigures

75036 Utapau Troopers
75037 Battle on Saleucami

Will contain all Clone minifigures

Other mainstream sets:

73038 Jedi Interceptor

Anakin's Yellow Eta-2

75039 V-Wing Starfighter
75040 General Grievous' Wheel Bike
75041 Vulture Droid
75042 Droid Gunship
75043 AT-AP
75044 Droid Tri-Fighter
75045 Republic AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Cannon
75046 Coruscant Police Gunship

This set may be an exclusive

The new "recruitment" line: This line will replace the planet series, and will contain a mini vehicle larger than the planet sets and one minifigure.

75028 Clone Turbo Tank
75029 AAT
75030 Millennium Falcon
75031 TIE Interceptor
75032 X-Wing Fighter
75033 Imperial Star Destroyer
The battlepacks are going to be awesome. I'm surprised that they went with 3/4 clones instead of giving one to each major faction like they have in the past, but I'm certainly not complaining. With any luck the Utapau one will have P2 Cody and an airtrooper, and the Kashyyyk one will have a new camouflaged clone scout and maybe a grey 41st Elite trooper. The Saleucami one ("Seludca" was Saleucami) pretty much has to have Neyo, and hopefully it will have some more recon troopers as well, and maybe Stass Allie.

The others are fairly straightforward. I hope the Coruscant Police Gunship is actually one of the emergency firespeeders seen in Revenge of the Sith. There shouldn't be any issues with the other ones, either, and I think they have a lot of potential if they've got good figures. They're all remakes except for the AV-7 and police gunship, but it's been a long time since the V-wing and Grievous' bike.

The Recruitment series should be pretty much the same as the Buildable Galaxy ones. Hopefully they'll have nice figures with the CTT and AAT, but probably they'll be a standard P2 clone and a B-1. I dunno. Overall this should be a very good wave.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:30 pm


Apparently there was a Republic Police Gunship in SW:TCW. This is probably the set, not the firespeeder, which is a shame. Still, it might come with some CSF or Coruscant Guard minifigures.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:49 pm

They tried to hard to make it look like a predecessor to the TIE...something more subtle like the V-Wing would've looked much better.
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:24 pm





All Great Galactic War era. There isn't a ton of imagination as far as Sith starfighters are concerned. They seem really desperate to make sure everything from the OT has a clear chain of ancestors going back hundreds or thousands of years, from X-wings getting Z-95s and ARC-170s to clone troopers getting the Republic soldiers in TOR, which are similar enough to be easily mistaken for each other.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:46 pm

Wait, the Republic Troopers in TOR aren't clone troopers??
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:56 pm

Vinyl wrote:
Wait, the Republic Troopers in TOR aren't clone troopers??
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@Jedi I don't really think those are bad, not all that creative, but actually pretty cool looking. The Republic Police Gunship or whatever it's called just looks like a typical Star Wars civilian vessel with TIE components tacked on, which just doesn't make sense to me. I think they were trying to emphasize that the Republic was becoming more and more like the Empire with each passing day, seeing as the vehicle made its debut in the episode where they are hunting Ahsoka.

I agree on the 'republic troopers'...there really wasn't a good reason to design them as they are, seeing as Clone Trooper armor was actually reminiscent of Mandalorian beskar'gam, guess the devs were just trying to attract the 'OMG CLONE WARZ' audience. Then again, one could cite the same lack of creativity in the Republic Trooper design of KOTOR, though high fidelity models of them would be much more intriguing than what they have now.
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:01 pm

Some more information out, mostly preliminary minifigure lists but also some images. They're all about what you'd expect, so I won't go into them in detail. Looks like a redesigned clone scout trooper and BARC trooper, but that was about it. The Saleucami set appears to contain one clone trooper and three battle droids in the preliminary image, but that runs counter to both the Eurobricks information and LEGO's own official announcement about battlepacks going back to only having one faction, so who knows. The 'recruitment' series seems to actually be called Microfighters, and it represents a *major* step down in quality from the Buildable Galaxy sets. Take a look at some preliminary images:


The minimodels in the Buildable Galaxy sets were always very well done, so I'm disappointed to see them replaced by this garbage.


EDIT: So, I just looked at the zoomed in pictures of the other sets...

Check out the 'blasters' that the clones have, the 'pikes' that the Royal Guards have, and the fact that the DS troopers seem to be wearing Crusader helms. What the hell, LEGO? I very seriously hope that these images are not representative of the final products.

Further EDIT: To be fair to LEGO, the new forcepikes are probably closer to what they actually look like than the spears were, but I think the spears gave a better sense of what they really were than the lightsabers do. There just isn't enough detail available without them making custom pieces for them to actually be accurate, so what's important is that they look right generally. The spears worked with the guard armor, and they looked perfectly normal and could be held nicely at attention and all that. The new stuff, even if it's closer to the props used once you look at them side by side, doesn't feel right to me in the same way the spears did.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:47 am

All off-topic posts deleted. The Star Wars LEGOs thread is sacred.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:05 pm

Last_Jedi_Standing wrote:
With any luck the Utapau one will have P2 Cody and an airtrooper
EHRMAHGEHRD IT ACTUALLY HAS AIRTROOPERS

The Utapau battlepack comes with two normal 212th clones and two 212th airborne troopers. Airborne troopers are one of the top two or three minifigures that I've wanted LEGO to make for a very long time, right up there with clone trooper officers. I am absolutely ecstatic that they're actually making some. It looks like they did a good job, too, nice new helmet molds and everything. No P2 Cody, but the airtroopers absolutely make up for that.

Also, the Death Star trooper crusader helms have been replaced by new, proper molds of the gunnery helmets they wear in ANH, so very nice there. The tri-fighter set has captive Chancellor Palpatine, which is a nice way to spice up a set that's been done a couple of times before. The Police Gunship set is the clone wars version, and while it doesn't seem to be quite accurate (the whole cockpit is red?) it does include a couple of shocktroopers, so that's OK. The Saleucami set looks a bit better than the preliminary images; it's still nothing to get too excited about, but it's a reasonable set now. The AV-7 is indeed the antivehicle cannon. It's considerably smaller than in the show, but of course so are all the other large GAR vehicles, so it'll probably fit in alright. The other sets all look pretty solid but don't contain anything particularly special.

So, pretty good wave all in all. The new Recruitment sets are still an absolute disgrace compared to the Buildable Galaxy series, and I still have a hard time believing that they would really replace their current blasters with something that looks sickeningly like an Airzooka, but the main-series sets at least are good.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:32 pm



LEGO is lazy.

Did you hear about the Star Wars: Rebels thing, by the way?
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:40 pm

That's a pretty sweet gunship. I don't think it's that LEGO is lazy; that's just a bit beyond the price point they're looking at. I would expect that kind of quality in a UCS larty. It still doesn't look big enough to hold a platoon + speeders and medical droid, though.

I dunno. I know vaguely what Rebels is, but I haven't been paying a ton of attention to it. There was some stuff about it in the most recent Star Wars Insider, including some pictures of an AT-DP All-Terrain Defense Pod, but if there's any specific news I probably haven't heard it. The AT-DP looked like a cross between an AT-PT and an AT-AP, but with way longer legs than either of them. Slightly ridiculously long legs. It looks like it would fall over in a strong wind, and given that this is the new vehicle they chose to show shots of to highlight their abilities...

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:30 pm

Used to be a TFOL, I probably have 1000$ worth of LEGOs laying around. As soon as I found brickarms I went to WH40k/Apocalypse stuff though.
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:12 pm

LeEpicMemester wrote:
Used to be a TFOL, I probably have 1000$ worth of LEGOs laying around. As soon as I found brickarms I went to WH40k/Apocalypse stuff though.
Brickarms doesn't make much WH40K stuff, does it? There's, like, the one bolt gun thing, but beyond that I'm not aware of any. They mostly focus on the World War era, although they did release a couple of Star Wars weapons recently.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:21 pm

Meh, I used a mind storms set to make a 15 rps machine gun once.
Had the accuracy of a storm trooper and the range of a donut.
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:12 pm

Sorry, I meant WH40kish.
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:07 am

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Meh, I used a mind storms set to make a 15 rps machine gun once.
Had the accuracy of a storm trooper and the range of a donut.
I too made a gun once. It used technic bricks and rubber bands. It was 1 shot faux-bolt-action.
Accuracy of a tissue and range of a chip if you used double the intended bands which you could only fit in on certain times of day.
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:43 pm

The new AT-TE is pretty nice. It's slightly smaller than the 2008 version, which is annoying because that one was already smaller than minifigure-scale, but other than that I'd say the design does feel a bit more refined, and it's got some nice details that 2008 didn't have (this is the first one that's actually had a ladder to explain how clones get into a passenger compartment that's four meters off the ground). This version doesn't have any seats inside, and while there's still room for clones to stand in the back half the front is mostly taken up by a missile rack, and in any case doesn't have a floor. I think that's just because it's smaller--the seating arrangement in 2008 wouldn't fit in this one. The ideal AT-TE would be pretty much this design built just a couple of centimeters longer, to at least match the 2008 version. I don't remember how much bigger it would need to be to be minifigure-scale, but I think it was only ten centimeters or so, so not very much. The minifigure selection is pretty good; Coleman Trebor is a nice figure, and so is the clone commander. 2008 had a STAP, but this one came with no fewer than three of those new printed thermal detonators, like the one in Jabba's Palace, so that's about even. I would probably rate it slightly higher than the 2008 version. Its only real downside is that it's a bit small, and you probably wouldn't notice that if you don't have both versions side by side.

Oh, and it has flick-fire missiles mounted on the main gun. Those are easily removable, though. It cannot be carried by the LAAT/c from the AT-OT set, which is a shame, but I've only got one LAAT/c anyway so as long as I've got one AT-TE it can carry it's OK.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Legos   Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:07 pm

I was thinking of buying that yesterday.

Don't feel so bad now about skipping it, thanks.
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