There have been no shortages of X-Wings built from LEGO, both official sets and fan made. It’s one of the most popular ships in the Star Wars universe so it’s no wonder. So you would think with so many built I would be totally over them, but I still get giddy when I see one. And when it’s as good as this awesome rendition of Luke’s starfighter by Swan Dutchman, I want to lock S-foils in attack position, if you know what I mean.
Builder Josh DaVid LEGO Creations is back with another brilliant kinetic sculpture, this time it’s Star Wars related. Let’s see, Star Wars related, mechanical and LEGO, sounds like my cup of tea (he said, drinking a cup of tea). Check out the video to see not only this thing in motion, but a reveal of the ingenious mechanism that makes it possible.
Builder Jerac confirms something I've been saying for years, that the X-Wing is not a simple ship. Despite the twenty or so iteration from LEGO itself, they're still struggling to get this ship right. It has compound curves, gentle slopes, thin wings and other aspects that make it a challenge to build. Despite these hurdles, Jerac has succeeded to a level, especially at this scale, that I haven't seen before. Now cut the chatter Red 2, accelerate to attack speed...
The battle of Yavin, the climactic ending of Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. It made my heart race as a child, it makes my heart go pitter patter as an adult (well, man child). So this MOC by Grantmasters was automatically gonna catch my eye, but throw in some kinetic action inspired by JK Brickworks and it's the total package, and I'm totally smitten.
In time for the home release of Rogue One, Tim Goddard celebrates by creating an awesome small version of the now-famous U-Wing! To make it even better, Tim added a small squadron of X-Wings to the mix for a wonderful display piece! Tim was even able to get the folding wing feature to work on the U-Wing! Pretty neat. How are you celebrating the release of the film (besides watching it)?! May the Force be with you.
Just last night I was watching a viral video (well, more audio actually) of an original 70's audience reacting to the Death Star battle, I was transported back to childhood. I love Star Wars, I'm not afraid to say it or show it, and when I see something like this jaw dropping MOC by Martin Harris, I see the passion I know so well. Just look at this epic creation, the sheer scale of it, it's awesome! The care and love that went into this practically leaps off the screen.