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Lego Star Destroyer: photographic journal

Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by Raytracer, May 30, 2006.

  1. Raytracer

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    Lego Star Destroyer: photographic journal... FINISHED

    I know, a mod is probably going to come and slap me for this, but since this is the photography section of the forum and I know a few people here, I'm putting this here...

    ok, disclaimer over, I remember someone telling me to post pics of my models? I'm going to do a full photographic journal over the next couple of days to show the progress of this model, and hopefully some good model shots too :)

    here's the first, (crap photo) showing the box and me - to show size :)

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    edit: I don't like my bokeh :Pirate: ;)
     
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    Hot dang!
    Can't wait for this!

    Mods, Leave this here, you have to!

    -Matt
     
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    $500-something according to the lego site
     
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    $400 - sale at myers :D (20%)
     
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    Faaaaaaark

    I got to admit though if I had the dosh to throw around like that I'd buy one in a second!
     
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    UHhhhhhhmm .. I want !

    I really love LEGO but it's way to expensive .. even here in Denmark where LEGO originates .. in fact it's more expensive.

    http://shop.lego.com/product.asp?p=10030 sells the destroyer for 570 AUD but for 2999 DKR ( That's 677 AUD ! )
     
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    Ahh mate got one of these for his birthday last year, was a blast to put together, took around 8 hours to finish.. was awesome... problem is the pics are on my phone I no longer have :(

    Enjoy the build, definatly worth it! Its a beast!
     
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    sorry, 8 hours? with mates right?
     
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    It's times like these I wish I didn't have a GF... :(

    I'd never be allowed to buy one of those!! :upset:

    Good luck with the build! Maybe someone's got a lego X-wing or Tie Fighter or something and we could make a scene! :D
    (errr, purely for photographic purposes of course!)
     
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    "Honey it's me or the toy!"

    "- OK first of all it's not a toy , it's a highly detailed model of a Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer .. Darth Vader himself flew in one of theese.
    And second, it's been good knowing you." :)

    What you do with your money should be your business.
    If it makes you happy , you should do it.

    BTW looking at the Destroyer makes me think .. could you fit a mini-ITX PC in there ?
    Just like http://www.overclockers.com.au/~bluesmurf/ but on a smaller scale.
     
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    You could fit a full sized ATX board in there - in fact, I'm seriously tempted to, but it would be an absolute bitch to take to a lan :D

    could be an interesting project though, the superstructure's plenty big enough.
     
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    I see your point - You would have to glue the pieces together to make it didn't come apart too , and that takes the fun out of lego.

    Unless you're the sort of person that builds the model using the instructions and then leaves it on the shelf.

    I like to first build the model, using the instructions as little as possible, because figuring it own on my own is more fun .. then I enjoy my work for a few minutes and proceed to take it apart and reasemble it in ways the official builders never thought of.

    I've rebuilt city and castle sets into carrier-type spaceship that could hold little attackship or landspeeders inside their hull.

    Ofcourse back then (when I was a child .. I'm 28 now) we didn't have all the fancy blocks you can buy today .. we had to make due with the standard blocks.
     
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    hehe - I see where you're coming from (mr "hole in road" ;))

    I may attempt that project, but without glueing. it would make for quite the modded case :D
     
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    haha! posts: 13 | reads 337 :D

    one too many 3's but who cares :)

    Ok, update (since I didn't work on it tonight, damn elec eng assignments!)
    oh yeah, look out, this thread just became 56k unfriendly

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    I got the box open early yesterday arvo, never seen an instruction manual printed on A3!

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    It's a mountain of bags! Screw sorting says I, I'll do it the manly way!

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    Halfway through the first half of the frame - my legs are telling me that the manly way probably isn't the best way :D

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    Legs...Burning...going to fall over from pins and needles now...

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    oh well, who really cares about legs anyway? sat down, bottom quarter is done here (I don't get what people are complaning about with the magnets btw.)

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    another view of the bottom panel...

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    The engines shall burn bright tonight! or something...

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    half the top is done. that's where I'm at right now.

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    parting shot - for now! *muhahahaha*
     
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    That's pretty sweet, so for now you're taking the couch? :lol:
     
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    When I make lego , I like to take a sheet (No that IS spelled right ;) ) and spread it out on a soft carpet.
    Then I lay down on the sheet and make sweet lego .. MMMMmmmmnnn ;)

    Try it .. it's much more comfortable and you can go on for hours this way.

    And afterwards any leftover lego you haven't used can be easily be gathered by lifting the sheet while holding all 4 corners.
     
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    hence why I was building on the bed :) my legs just go numb because I squat.
     
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    Jesus tap dancing christ, thats insane!
     
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    Thats sweet, hows the build going?
     

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