Mos Eisley Escape

Mos Eisley Escape

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In this time we will review our next project. We had been trying to recreate epic scenes from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Scene on the desert world of Tatooine! C-3PO and R2-D2 have the secret plans of the Death Star and crash in the desert planet Tatooine in their escape pod. They must avoid capture by Imperial sandtroopers that looking for them.

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Droid Escape Pod set; includes C-3PO, R2-D2 and 2 Jawas (

For us the idea to recreate this set based on inspiration and idea get from internet based on initial set Droid Escape Pod. The basic set comes with ability to open hatches, large engines at the back, and a detailed interior including a display showing the top-secret Death Star plans.

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The minifigures involve is C-3PO, R2-D2 Astromech Droid and 3 walking sandtroopers and 2 with drewback mount.

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Dewback features an opening mouth, saddle with weapon holster plus brick pieces for when the saddle is removed.

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The diorama of Mos Eisley Escape with beige color base plate and bricks to mimics desert color. Additional desert grass to make it colorful. 2 Stormtrooper in Dewback and extra foot walking Stormtrooper. For more pictures, please see below.

 

Set to build details:

  • Lepin 05021 Droid Escapes Pod
  • Stormtrooper + Accessories X6
  • Dewback X2
  • Base plate (Beige)
  • Extra bricks (Beige)

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Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Detention Block Rescue Set

Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Detention Block Rescue Set

The most exclusive model that can only be obtained at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. This set consist of 220 pieces and will cost you $40. The set contains Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in their Stormtrooper disguises in a mission to rescue Princess Leia. But, person need to enter the raffle ahead of time (THURSDAY April 6th 2017) at 12:01am EST to try and win a ticket to buy it. In this celebration only this exclusive Detention Block Rescue will be available in LEGO booth.

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This set looks awesome! But it is too bad it’s only available to buy at the Lego booth during the Star Wars Celebration Orlando convention and with $40. There are some sellers in Ebay that also try to sell it online but with very high price. I do not know if the price is worthy with the set or not.

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Price in Ebay. Some is selling their precious set.

Detention Block Rescue Digital Sketch

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Picture taken from internet. The sketch based on set.

Fortunately, in cengkihcendana it seems to be relatively easy to build it, and we manage to finish it as close as the set. If you able to get the instruction, you can build by yourself. Just email us if you are interested to build the set and we can send the instruction via email. At the time while post is still in writing, it is very difficult to find the instruction. We cannot put in this website due to its copyright. Let be clear, our set is not original, the bootleg, whatever they called it.

Luke Skywalker and Han Solo Mini-figures

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So, the first important items is the mini-figures, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in their Stormtrooper disguises.

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The comparison between two sets. Left is original set and left is our MOC.

By referring exactly the instructions from the booklet, you will be able to remodel it into the original design. Here, we only used limited bricks and cost us nothing. Also, we are using different colors and type but try to copy the original. So, the result might be slightly different, especially with additional tiles to make it tidy looks. You can see other pictures below.

 

 

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Battle Droid Customize

Battle Droid Customize

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Battle droid assembly army. Picture taken from panekproductions 2016

Care to build a large of battle droid army? Regular battle droid can easily get from Lego knock-off set. But, how bout different type of droids? With some parts from extra bricks, we can customize to create additional battle droid mini-figures. Extra effort such as new color to the mini figures, makes your collection set is super awesome.

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Regular battle droid are usually without backpack. You can customize of regular battle droid with additional bag-pack and customize blaster to make it look from different units. New type of blaster can also be created. Look at the picture above.

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An Elite Assassin Droid, in some cases just referred to as an Assassin Droid, was a minifigure of an IG-series Assassin Droid from the Star Wars universe. It is a model of sentinel droids designed to act as bodyguards or security droids, however were often also used as assassins.

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Commando Droids are had infiltration software installed, and were also built to be faster, stronger. It able to take more damage than an average battle droid. Droid commandos were able to effectively use several weapons and tools, including fusioncutters, stun batons, and sniper rifles.

With additional bricks and part of the droid, we can create new types of droid. The ASP Droid is made of six parts. The build is almost identical to a Battle Droid, but is different colours and with a different head.

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FA-4, also referred to as Dooku’s Pilot Droid, is a minifigure based on the droid from the Star Wars universe. One such droid was the personal pilot of Count Dooku’s Solar Sailer.

References: http://lego.wikia.com/

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The Mandalorians

The Mandalorians – Part 1

Mandalorian was a demonym that referred to the people of the planet Mandalore. Mandalorians also lived on the moon of Mandalore, Concordia, Kalevala and the planet Concord Dawn. They are warrior people known for being feared mercenaries and bounty hunters who fought the Jedi and often won.

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Lego knock-off Mandalorian Mini figures POGO Brands

The Mandalorians had a strong code of honor that could be invoked to settle disputes with one-on-one combat that would conclude with the death of one opponent. Mandalorian armor’s signature motifs included helmets with ‘T’-shaped visors, jetpacks, flamethrowers and whipcord throwers. They generally favored WESTAR-35 blaster pistols and Z-6 jetpacks, which could project missiles.

Pre Vizsla was the leader of Death Watch during the Clone Wars, and was an ancient descendant of Tor Vizsla.

Jango Fett was a bounty hunter before the Clone Wars and was the genetic template of the Grand Army of the Galactic Republic.

Boba Fett was a male human bounty hunter, and the genetic clone of infamous bounty hunter Jango Fett.

Mandalorian Supercommandos, or Mando Ori’ramikade in Mando’a, were elite Mandalorian soldiers that followed the Supercommando Codex.

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Old version Jango and Boba Fett

The bounty hunters Jango Fett and Boba Fett wore Mandalorian armor, keeping the memory of the Mandalorians alive well into the Galactic Civil War. After Boba Fett’s striking armor captured fans’ imaginations, the Mandalorians became an integral part of Star Wars.

 

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Various of Mandalorians minifigures from POGO brands. From left, Pre Vizsla, Mandalorians trooper, white Jango Fett, new version Jango Fett, Supercommandos and Sabine Wren (SY brands)

 

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Picture from #araxussyexyr – DeviantArt

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Star Wars Old Republic

Star Wars Old Republic Mini-figures

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 Star Wars: The Old Republic (Games)

This story takes place in the Star Wars fictional universe shortly after the establishment of a tenuous peace between the re-emergent Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic,300 years after the events of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games, and more than 3,600 years before the events in the Star Wars films.

Bootleg and Knock-off Lego for Star Wars: The Old Republic theme.

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From left (clockwise); Kao Chen Darach, Satele Shan, Darth Malgus, Sith Warrior, Sith Trooper Red, Sith Trooper Black, Darth Nihilus, Darth Raven and Republic Trooper.

Those minifigures comes from different brands. Only recently, POGO had come out with most of the characters.

POGO: Kao Chen Darach, Satele Shan, Darth Malgus, Sith Warrior, (Darth Raven)

LELE: Sith Trooper Red and Sith Trooper Black

XINH: Darth Nihilus

SY: Darth Revan and Republic Trooper.

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The actual picture taken for most of the knock-off Lego mini-figures. I guess I should re-shoot the photo. Cannot see clearly Darth Nihilus and Revan.

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Star Wars Chrome Minifigures Series

LEGO Star Wars Chrome Mini-figure (Limited Edition)

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POGO brand has come out with most exciting mini-figures – the chrome set. For LEGO original these sets are truly expensive items and difficult to get it in which is the The Darth Vader – Black Chrome and Storm-trooper – Silver.

The Darth Vader – Black Chrome and Stormtrooper – Silver Chrome

 

So, lets see the set from POGO brand. Unfortunately, I do not have original LEGO to compare, but just compare by using original Lego pictures from web. Below are pictures from POGO brands. PG-802 (Darth Vader) and PG-801 (Imperial Stormtrooper).

Pictures from POGO for advertisement. Almost identical to Lego pictures in Lego official website.

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Actual picture taken- compare with picture from Lego (left)

The printing quality from POGO is superb, only a little bit dot on the torso, near the neck. I do not know why, but seems they put it purposely. The cape quality is almost same as original. Lego only come out with normal lighsaber – not chrome lightsaber. For POGO  brand, additional lightsaber chrome can be ask for additional price.

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For POGO brand, stormtrooper chrome printed a little bit problem. Printed details easily getting scratch and should handle carefully – but the chrome plating is good. The set come with additional normal black blaster same as Lego version.

The Humanoid Protocol Droid TC-14 (Silver Chrome) and C-3P0 (Gold Chrome)

Two sets of chrome series from Lego version that most identical to POGO – Star Wars TC-14 Droid, Silver Chrome and Star Wars The Force Awakens C-3PO Droid, Gold Chrome. For Lego version that has same torso design as PG-637, is not chrome plating set, only gold in color (see comparison picture).

For POGO, they come out with two sets of humanoid protocol droid which are  PG-638 Silver Chrome TC-14 and PG-637 Gold Chrome C-3PO.

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For POGO, PG-637 chrome is made for C-3PO and Lego only come out with chrome version for C-3P0 for The Force Awakens (red arm). The torso design for POGO is superb and no problem with printed and chrome plating quality. For TC-14, POGO brands – the torso almost look identical with original. Only the eyes color for POGO is a little bit brighter (less orange) compare to Lego version.

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LEGO Star Wars Star Wars The Force Awakens C-3PO Droid Gold Chrome and Gold color.

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Star Wars Rogue One LEGO & Bootleg

Star Wars Rogue One LEGO & Bootleg

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Rogue One LEGO minifigures – under Rogue One theme

In this picture, there are officially 21 mini-figures that had been come out under Lego Group for Rogue One Star Wars theme. Most of them are totally new and some that we have seen before. I might  missing a few, but a bit surprise that there was not Darth Vader  (most iconic) mini-figures. They must be expecting the Lego admirer or collector have been having previous mini-figures characters which had been come out before – The Stormtrooper!

For bootleg or knock-off Lego set, just a few had been reproduce to imitate Lego  under few brands. So, below are currently the mini-figures which had been reproduce.

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All of the mini-figures produce by POGO brands. But Lego did not come out Darth Vader, Moff Tarkin and Strormtrooper mini-figures under Rogue One theme.
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Admiral Ackbar, Jyn Erso (different variation from LEGO) and Cassian Endor produced by XINH brand. K-2S0 by Dargo and others by POGO brands. But still do not have Leia mini-figures under Rogue One theme.
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Tie Pilot

The Tie Pilot from SY205A from Sheng Yuan brand also same torso design come out for Rogue one theme. The different is the additional strip in the front of the helmet.

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