After the cancellation of The Clone Wars, it was said that there will be a new animated show to replace it, and today it was announced what this show will be. It’s titled Star Wars Rebels: The Rebellion Begins and takes place between Episodes III and IV. The series will debut in fall 2014 on Disney XD and has several big names attached to it, including Simon Kinberg and Greg Weisman! You can read the official announcement here. Are you excited for this series? Does this make up for the cancellation of Clone Wars? And most importantly, do you want to see Lego sets based on Ralph McQuarrie’s designs from this show? Discuss it here!
Relatively new member Outworlder blows us away with his first MOC, a 63-inch long recreation of the Expanded Universe starship the Eclipse. It’s made out of roughly 11,000 pieces and consists of 100% Lego parts! Click here to see this behemoth in all its glory!
Everybody say, “Thank you, GRogall!” EB’s Hi-res picture hero comes through again, with pictures of the previously unseen Jedi Defender-class cruiser. See and discuss this and other 2013 sets over on EB.
There is only 10 days left to enter the Eurobricks Star Wars Forum Clone Wars Community Build! So head on over to the Star Wars forum to sign up, get your entry in and get building. New builders are welcomed and encouraged by all.
Tomorrow is the start of annual May the 4th Star Wars Promo celebration and this year LEGO selected Han Solo in his Hoth gear as many of you know already. In addition to free shipping on orders over $49 and a free poster there is also a handful of discounted LEGO Star Wars items. You can shop LEGO S@H to view these offers. May the 4th be with you, regardless of whether his jacket was brown or blue.
There are plenty of vehicles that debuted in the original Clone Wars TV series which have been popular subjects for MOCs, and while I think the ARC Trooper’s Rancor Gunship has drawn the lion’s share of the attention, the Azure Angel remains a fan favorite. Gunner has done a great job building the fighter within the constraints of LDD, while still managing to compact the design compared to the average MOC of the Delta-7. To go along with it, he’s also built the Ginivex-class ‘fanblade’ starfighter.
And in addition to the beautiful renders created using LDD2PovRay, you’ve got to love how he’s imitated the animation style of space battles from the original TV series with his editing:
Feast your eyes on all the details incorporated by Moodswim into this model of the saga’s most famous bounty hunter. From the little greebles (Yes, greebles on a human figure.) to the blend of colors to the custom decals, Wookiee braid and cape, everything in this figure combines to form the quintessential model of Boba Fett.
^ WIP MOC by cavegod
With TLG’s having stepped up their game in the past couple of years with their latest renditions of iconic Star Wars vehicles and scenes, and with MOCs often requiring a lot of time and money, are we seeing less and less of Star Wars MOCs, at least on EB? Do you get the impression that TLG’s sets and other builders’ outstanding MOCs have made it impossible to build something new and exciting? Perhaps you’ve decided to try out building in another theme and haven’t had the resources to build Star Wars at the same time? Join the discussion on EB.
mortesv managed to acquire a copy of the rare set 10246 UCS AT-AT on Bricklink at a bargain, €1000 in like-new condition, and he’s written a terrific review for us. I love how he points out all the little details that you can look out for while building. He’s done a great job of illustrating all the pros and cons of this set.
We all know that M<0<DSWIM has something special: (no, not the really hard-to-type username) a rare talent for sculpting characters from a variety of publications with a variety of building styles in a variety of scales. He's showing that off here with a pair of excellent figures built for the Clone Wars Community Build currently running on EB. He's done characters like this before, but I spot use of curved bricks instead of slopes in the top of Rex's helmet along with more exaggerated cheek indentations, which I think are new and are big improvements. He nailed the fatter look of Rex's blaster, too.