In this incredible diorama, Markus19840420 has captured the Episode VI Sarlacc scene perfectly. With the sand landscaping, sail barge, desert skiffs, and Sarlacc itself, it’s hard for me to decide which parts I like best. But there’s nothing more menacing than those rows of teeth and tentacles ready to engulf its next meal. I highly recommend checking out all of the details that went into this build on Marcus’ photostream and the new EB thread.
This month’s CUUSOO feature is Sandpeople Patrol by Daiman. The rendered Bantha is nicely done and would make a good addition to the line of Star Wars creatures we have received in the past. It also features two Tusken Raiders, Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 as minifigs. The small playset would include a moisture evaporator and a rockface. The small size and uniqueness of this project make it well suited for CUUSOO. If you would like to support Daiman on his journey to 10,000 supporters and read more about his project you can visit his CUUSOO page.
Next in my series of Classic SW photography is this masterpiece by Blockaderunner, which is guaranteed to make any OT fan go weak at the knees! I’ve seen several attempts to re-create this scene in Episode V, where Luke has crashed his X-Wing into a murky Dagobah swamp, but this is amongst the very best. Using a combination of natural materials, water and smoke Blockaderunner has managed to capture the unique feel of Dagobah perfectly. I particularly love the LEDs used on the X-Wing; they create some wonderful reflections on the water. You can check out Blockaderunner’s other work here.
Tonight airs the third and final episode of the Yoda Chronicles, and to celebrate this event we rebel bloggers have put together a review the last episode, The Menace of the Sith. Enjoy! Continue reading
Baronsat has created some great SW MOCs and I’ve always been particularly fond of his Tatooine-inspired designs, which include a wide array of buildings and even a cute Bantha! Continuing with this theme Baronsat has constructed this impressive extension to the current Jabba’s Palace (9516). The design is very well executed and blends a new Rancor Pit, torture room and troph room seamlessly with the official set. You can see the full details of it here.
Two Dutch toy shops have released pictures of all the winter 2014 Star Wars sets, including the elusive Droid Tri-Fighter and Coruscant Police Gunship. The latter looks surprisingly good compared to its counterpart in the Clone Wars series. You can see and discuss them all here.