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Fun little tip for anyone who loves Star Wars or LEGOs, or both.

Discussion in 'Tilted Gear' started by Borla, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

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  2. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

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    Beats going out drinking/doping, gambling, fooling around on your wife/SO, and the like.
     
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  3. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Here are some cell pics.

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    It would be cooler if I lit it up better for the pics, but you get the idea.

    Any Star Wars fan can see that it covers basically every main scene in the movie. Where Leia was in the cell, where Obi Wan turned the power off, the conference room, trash compactor, giant laser beam, flight deck, where Luke and Leia swing across after the platforms were retracted, droid torture chamber, etc.

    The trash compactor walls really crush shut, there are controls to move the laser beam, the guns, elevator that cranks up and down, etc.


    Huge project.
     
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  4. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Excellent point.
     
  5. Zweiblumen

    Zweiblumen Slightly Tilted

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    Iceland
    My (and the kid's) latest.
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    PS: The picture is just something I found online
     
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  6. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

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  7. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Starting in on this one tonight while watching the NBA Playoffs (note the minifigure in the bottom right to help you see the scale of this thing):

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  8. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

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    Was actually a very easy build for the size. A good first 'big' set for someone intimidated by the 1500+ pc stuff.
     
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  9. Temple

    Temple New Member

    That is collects stuff now, wait for the new Star Wars film to come out next year and sell it!
     
  10. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

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  11. pWf

    pWf Getting Tilted

    The best times I remember is building Lego's with my kids. When I moved recently I was going to sell them but my gf talked me out of it. I see now that Lego has all the set instructions online. VERY COOL! I am thinking for Christmas next year to get one of the very big sets to put together with the kids. When I get my legos cleared out I will have to show a picture of my collection. :) I to have many of the Star Wars sets as well as EVERY Harry Potter from the first 4/5 films.
     
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  12. Plan9

    Plan9 Not A Genius Donor

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    Great thread, Borla... had no idea you were a huge Lego nerd.

    I too am a huge Lego nerd but I'm a more low profile one.

    I use Lego Digital Designer to build my models today.
     
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  13. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Since I've been homebound the last week......


    Had this one a while but just put it together.


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  14. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

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  15. POPEYE

    POPEYE Very Tilted Donor

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    Just amazing @Borla, I went through all the pics really great. Do you keep them all? Donate or gift them to children at that hospital your involved with?
     
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  16. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Pretty sure I still have all the ones that I've posted in this thread. Many of them are still together in my home office. Others were carefully disassembled, put back in the boxes, and are stored in my basement.

    Most LEGO sets appreciate in value once they are discontinued, especially the Star Wars ones. Sometimes they end up worth several times what they cost in the store (and some are $300-400 new), usually at least double what they cost new. So, at some point, I'll probably sell the discontinued ones and use the funds towards some random major "fun" purchase. The last time I did a mass sell-off of LEGO sets I used the funds to buy Stanley. :cool:

    It lets me view all these sets as "free", since I know that one day I'll probably sell them and make money on them one day. I've NEVER sold a set for less than what I paid for it new, and usually at least get 150-200% of what I paid new.
     
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  17. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

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  18. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Not sure when I'll get time to put it together, but I couldn't resist getting it!

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  19. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
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    Does it include the CD or a free download of the album :D?
     
  20. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Haha, no! :p But I thought it was pretty cool to have all four Beatles as Lego mini figures.