Here at BrickNerd we like to look back from time to time, and to a galaxy far, far away. Way back in 2012, a full year before BrickNerd was even a thing, builder 2 Much Caffeine crafted this charming rendition of the Lars homestead, at the time of Luke's fateful meeting of R2-D2 and C3PO. It's small, but it's awesome.
Yes, LEGO built pinewood derby cars are a thing. And yes, the fact that it's called "pinewood" and built from bricks is a little funny. Ryan Wood (AKA Chief) recently started posting some of his cars from the past, and they're so much fun I had to share. To learn more about this hobby crossover check out Derby Magic.
The Jundland Wastes are no place to travelled lightly, especially with this thing roaming around. It seems the Jawas have a new tool (weapon?) to aid them in their efforts to find, buy and sell droids, the Mobile Suit Sandcrawler by M<0><0>DSWIM. I'd like to see Stormtroopers try and slaughter jawas now.
I've always had an affection for the Jawas and their behemoth transportation. Something about their cute yet mischievous behavior juxtaposed to this colossal machine is just appealing. It's something we take for granted now but think about it, before George thought this up it simply didn't exist, and there was no basis of reality for it. It's been brick-built many times, and an official set three times, but I really like the scale of this version by Omar + kamitera. Oh, and those micro Jawas are adorkable.
I love a MOC picture that makes me look twice. This one by markus19840420 is so carefully reconstructed from the pivotal scene in Star Wars that it almost looks like a still from the movie as a thumbnail. I especially love the sandcrawler, which is built with a great care to look like scene in the movie. And Threepio's silver right leg, nice touch.
Thanks for the head's up Vince
Finally finished with animation duties for Beyond The Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary so I have finally been able to shoot a new episode. Featuring the amazing new LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler and tacos!