Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lego Build – Death Star – Bag 3.5

Looks like I have my numbering sorted out
Sorted for assembly ease (I wish the book did a better job of colour coding, sometimes knowing if it was grey, grey, or black was harder to tell then you might imagine

Fire has spread to the upper levels
Looks like it started in the tractor beam generator

Walls begin to rise across the level

Cargo and lights in the landing bay

Control center for the hanger

Deluxe prison cell, with hatch to compactor

Sticker and carful scaling for great perspective/illusion on the size of the prison complex

Removable cell wall

Accoutrements of emperorhood, including raised dais and collapsable platform above bottomless pit.

Hanger bay blast door installed, with R2 unit access panel (it is also operable by blaster)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lego Build – Death Star – Bag 2.4

Some slices of Alderaan's tectonic plates

I changed my mind and randomly numbered this bag/box instead of box / bag.  For this step the box only contained one set of bags, and I also found out at this point that the bags were sequentially numbered from 1 - n, and I didn't need the box.bag notation, so I decided to keep it up, in spite of screwing it up.

my sprawling workstation, and proof to Bryan that I sort my Lego just like the instructions say (sometimes)

First quadrant builds the hanger deck where the elevator rises.

Damn I thought we left her down below

Coolest tanks and mount for some sort of weapon, some sort of planet destroying weapon.

Next quadrant, mysterious computer console

and a hole leading to the garbage compactor

Three quadrants complete

Finally someones showed up to clean up the cannon cross over,
hey who are those new guys, are they the droids I was looking for?

Detail on the bottom of the last quadrant.

Some details on the top.

All quadrant bases laid down

That explains the details, and the heroic rescue

Top view of the finished layer

Lego Build – Death Star – Bag 1.3

Sorry for the delay folks, I'm having some issues with my images, and a lot of other distractions.  So I've either lost or didn't take the bag number photo for this bag.  It was a smaller set, mostly details for the first tier of rooms.

Some more Alderaan space debris

Rigging, and garbage for the compactor.  The red nub on the top pulls out drawing the walls in.

Lifter/Crane for the cargo bay, and cargo elevator

Who blinked?

Giant gun for shooting down pesky X-Wings

Monday, January 11, 2016

Lego Build – Death Star – Bag 1.2

Lego Alderaan horrifying fate to become Lego Death Star
Box 1, Bag 2

As each section builds up its purpose becomes more clear, and some other brand cameos occur

Starting to look like a door at the back?

Hmmm okay, now I get it, this is the trash compactor, so the compactor monster needed to have a look at his new digs.  The wall swings freely.

Some cargo bay, with some sort of crane or elevator starting to form.

The bridge across this chasm just isn't getting built, its like you might need to find some other way across.  Also that is Anna's birthday cake from Frozen Fever, can you blame the Angel for wanting time lock some of that.

Second wall is in, garbage monster starting to feel at home.

Sliding door added at the back, it is probably magnetically sealed, supporting walls added to the outside.

Guns and a... a... a... turn table?

Detailing around the shaft, and more walls.  One of the nice things, is that even though symmetry in the wall builds came up from time to time, it wasn't like the Helicarrier where you did the same thing 4 times.

Red 1x1 stud is the pull handle for the garbage compactor door, what else this chamber is for is beyond me.  The next level supports are almost complete.

Lego Build – Death Star – Bag 1.1

So where to start, I wasn't really sure how the boxes were going to break down, so I opened up the first, and saw it was sub-divided into 3 sets of bags.
Just a few bags

Box 1, Bag 1, or 1.1

Starting with the mini-figs makes my table feel like some sort of horrid accident occurred.

A whole cast of characters

Grand Mof Tarkin, so Storm Troopers and the Death Star Laser Operators

One of these must be the droid I was looking for

Han and Luke in Disguise (Shhh)

The Emperor, his posse, Vader, and Episode VI Luke.  For some reason Vader has an inanimate carbon rod (see the image of the group shot) I don't know why...

Episode VI Heroes

We start from the very bottom

Some cargo and some starting structure, the basic quadrant layout begins here, and the central shaft.

My workstation, taking up half the dinning room table.  The lazy-suzan made construction a lot easier.

First quadrant, minimal components to help give context as you go.

This made no sense as I build it, but the plates were needed much later for the the free movement of another piece.

Third Quadrant

This quadrant remains open

This symmetry of the odd deck plating.

Bars added to create ring to complete round appearance