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.
This Star Wars diorama by KW_Vauban features a wonderful Sentinel-class Imperial landing shuttle, which made its first on-screen appearance in Star Wars Rebels. Cousin to the standard Lambda-class T-4 shuttle (the one seen in the Original Trilogy), the Sentinel shuttle is modified to act primarily as a troop transporter, hence the extra body space and different placement of the wings, seen accurately on this LEGO model. To further complement this amazing LEGO shuttle, the builder decided to depict the Imperial forces arriving at the Lars' home, in search of our two favorite droids. These may not be the droids you are looking for, but this is indeed the shuttle you're looking for.
As I begin Star Wars day 2016, this was one of the first images I saw on Flickr. Builder cmaddison was going for a retro stylistic 70's graphic look but isn't sure he succeeded. I can tell you Chris, you totally did. It's got an excellent retro feel and I recognized it instantly. My first reaction was "ohh", then a smile, then John Williams music in my head.
Builder I Scream Clone is back and has expanded on this brilliant Mos Eisley Cantina MOC from last year and it's just as wretched. It's instantly recognizable as everyone's favorite desert planet (that is of course you're a fan of Jakku, and really, who's not?) and must look awesome side by side with the cantina section. Although, according to the description this is part of a 24 baseplate diorama, and I count six in this and six in the previous. Does that mean we've only seen half of it? If so I can't wait to see the rest (and eventually the whole thing assembled)!
Update: Ask and you shall receive. I Scream Clone just posted his whole section of the collaborative build. It's enormous and gorgeous. I really want to see this in person, especially when the entire collab build is assembled, it's going to be epic.