View Full Version : LEGO, Star Wars, & Cool Creations
07-19-2002, 12:35 PM
I began a thread on the older Jedinet forum a few years ago called "SW & LEGO, a Universe of Creatable Creations", posted pics of my LEGO starships and Coruscant spires, and invited others to put in pics of their own LEGO creations. *Nobody but me did so, and eventually the thread died out. *However, I begin again with this thread. *I have a very large model of two different sections of Coruscant (one is 3 feet by 3 feet wide, and the other is about 2 feet wide by 5 feet long) with over 70 buildings, some being over two feet high, that I have worked on from time to time for over 2 years. *I also have a few LEGO starships of my own design and several small LEGO robot models from one of my stories. *I plan to post pics of these when I get my cousin's digital camera ready to use, but for now the thread is here for anyone else to get the ball rolling with examples of their own LEGO creativity. *I don't mean replicas of the SW LEGO kits exactly as pictured on the box, but original or near original designs of your own, like modified pod racers or Star Destroyers of a different variation or design, or ships or racers or whatever included along with other designs or constructed bays or sets, or whatever you made of your own to make the existing designs different from the way they appear on the box photo.
I will start by linking older pics on my harddrive of my Coruscant spires, but I have since enhanced and redesigned several of them, and added much more to them and around them, so when I post the newer pics you will see how much more work has been done to the models in the time since.
Until I return, have fun and share your creations with us all.
07-26-2002, 06:15 PM
The only Lego SW stuff I have are 2 Lego pens. A R2D2 and Dart Vader. They are pretty cool!!! style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif
07-29-2002, 08:38 AM
Pens, huh? *Okaaaay... style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/joystick.gif
07-29-2002, 07:04 PM
Yeah, they are cool. I got them at Celebration II. I should take a pic and post it!! lol
07-30-2002, 02:19 AM
I don't even know what LEGO pens are. Do you build the pen around an ink holder, with LEGO bricks?
08-06-2002, 11:05 PM
Yes. There is the pen (body) and on top, you can switch lego pieces around.
Tovor, I thought you might like this. I took the picture at Celebration II!!!
08-07-2002, 12:32 AM
Oooooh, BABY. Me like. Very much. style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif :) :)
08-08-2002, 01:03 AM
Thanks Redmirax, that is awesome. :)
08-08-2002, 06:35 PM
I'm glad you like it. Blizz might have a pic of her standing next to Lego Vader. I can't remember...
08-08-2002, 11:42 PM
Red, was the Vader full size, to scale? *Were the legs seperated or together in one solid piece under his cloak? *I think it would need an interior frame to stand him up with legs spread, or they might not have the proper support being on angles, to stand him up for long. *Unless the pieces were cemented together, which I'm sure they were.
08-08-2002, 11:45 PM
I'm thinking it was full size. When J gets back from Canada, I'll ask to make sure!!!
08-09-2002, 12:08 AM
Vader is about 7 feet tall in the movies I think. Did the model seem about that? I'm sure it was full size. It would be unusual to display a model of a seven foot tall character but make it shorter than the people looking at it. :)
08-25-2002, 07:01 PM
I just remember to ask J, and Vader was life size! style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif
10-25-2002, 01:18 AM
Okaye, here we go...this time it is going to work.
This is my Flat Top section model. 3 1/2 feet by 3 1/2 feet. One foot is roughly one mile. The tall blue spire is 28 inches high, 2 feet 4 inches. The raised sections are 2 inches high, but I don't know how high the actual raised sections stretching across the planet surface are in the movie. Since this was taken last year I have added to the city, expanded on side of it and changed the locations of some of the buildings around as well as added several more, and I later decreased the width of space between each of the sections. They are still too wide compared to the scale of the space/canyons between the raised sections as seen in the movie, but if I made it any narrower I worry that people will think the lines of seperation are part of the architecure rathern than actual seperations between the sections.
When I take new pics of all the new additions and changes I've made to the city I will post them ASAP.
10-25-2002, 01:25 AM
Flat Top rear shot.
I'm sorry for the poor resolution of these pics. When I retake them for the newer version I will use a digital camera and post them much better than this.
See that immense structure on the right half of the pic? That is a castle, inspired by the vast castles and structures seen on the horizon of Coruscant in the film.
10-25-2002, 01:41 AM
Resizing, hope this works better.
10-25-2002, 01:43 AM
Thanks. You ain't seen nothing yet. =)
10-25-2002, 01:51 AM
TV Top Spires, atop my five foot wide TV console.
The buildings on both the far left and right are over 2 feet high. The blue one on the right in the back is 29 inches high.
10-25-2002, 01:57 AM
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10-25-2002, 02:12 AM
Can't wait to see the new pics =) but you've added to the structures since I last saw them? They look kinda different.
10-25-2002, 11:34 AM
Nice, Tovor! Obviously it took many hours and patience. Post new pics soon.
10-25-2002, 10:35 PM
Countless hours and many many many days
I am looking forward to taking new pics because I have made many new buildings, including on the Flat Top section, a whole new long series of sections parallel to the black tiled right edge, with small buildings atop the smaller sections and a cool set of larger twin towers. Not the WTC Twin Towers, but 2 buildings that look like half traingles from above, opposite each other so they look like a triangle from above with a seperation and bridges between them.
I did make a tribute to the WTC Twin Towers and put them on a pedestal so to speak, the flat roof of one of the foot high buildings, the green building half visible behind the tall red spire posted at 1:27. I plan to move that around because it is not easy to see. What it looks like are 2 gray buildings the same shape as the WTC twins roughly three and a half inches high, which to my estimation is in scale to the rest of the city.
Some of the buildings you see are loosely inspired and based on certain buildings seen in the prequels and in production drawings, but for the most part most of them are my own designs. However, I search for new pics of Coruscant all the time and check them out for inspiration and clarification on size and dimensions and distances apart and so forth. I just finished a building I am very proud of, the fifth version of it after taking it apart 4 times and restarting. It was strongly inspired by a certain building design seen in AOTC which the first time I saw the building in pre-release photos on the official site I hated it and did not accept it as a liekly and logical design. It was so unusal that I thought that such a building could not be built a mile or so high, with sections in the middle narrower than the sections above it and sections above being wider and sticking outward. It just looked awkward, like it was bound to be unstable and topple over. But through all my studies of the movie pics and production drawing designs of the different buildings, that one design really fascinated me and I wanted to build something similar to it. This building can be seen outside Padme's apartment (on the side where she was when she greeted Obi-Wan and Anakin) as well as 3 or 4 identical versions of it in a square or rough circular pattern facing each other. I believe that when Anakin jumped out of the speeder he was in the center of these buildings fazcing each other. Well, the version I finished based losely on that uneven design looks very little like the actual building, but you can still see the inspiration.
Here are a couple of pics including the building and buildings that I speak of. The next time I post new pics, you will be able to see my version of that design.
Check out the two buildings sort of facing each other on the right. (http://www.starwars.com/databank/location/coruscant/index_eu.html)
And in this one, if you recognize Padme's building and her actual apartment at the top, the building is behing hers, visibly appearing to rise up directly in line with her apartment. (http://cgi.theforce.net/theforce/multimedia/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Images/Episode_2/Locations/Coruscant&image=aotc-coruscant03.jpg&img=&tt=)
10-27-2002, 07:58 AM
With the exception of the small X-wing to give scale to the other two ships, these two cruisers are based on ships in my PGW series. The one on the right was never meant to be Star Wars based but once I built it and looked it over I thought it would be a perfect design for a Republic protector vessel. It looks similar in the front to a Star Destroyer, in the middle the parts that extend outward from the sides are like similar to side hull shapes of the Tantive IV as well as the TPM Republic cruiser, and the back engines remind me of the engine type of the Republic cruiser. Lucas chose for TPM and AOTC that the Republic had no strong navy vessels as a means of defense against pirates or sabotaurs or the Seperatists or what not, but even before the aquisition of the Republic Assault ships, the precursers to the Star Destroyers, I would have shown the Republic, while not having a navy, having at least a small fleet of Coast Guard-like ships. In my imagination, the ship on the right would have and should have made a perfect design for a Republic System Guard vessel in TPM and early part of AOTC.
10-27-2002, 08:03 AM
This is not a Star Wars ship. It is from my PGW series. The X-wing is there for scale. It is either a passenger cruiser or a luxury yaght. Not sure yet. Notice the directional thrusters at the front part of the craft?
10-27-2002, 08:04 AM
10-31-2002, 05:30 PM
dude...i mean dude sooo nice.....how did u get all the right peices u needed
11-02-2002, 01:38 AM
Hi GaVin, thanks. About the pieces, well, I did what the ILM model makers do when they build the Star Wars models, they kit bash. That's what I did, I always buy the big tubs of 1200 pieces to start, and then I buy several small kits at the same time, like Anakin's pod racers just to use the pod engines for tower parts, and put to use everything else in the kit, for instance, and any kit that has round, unusual, and unique shaped pieces attract my interest and I devour them. I don't really get the exact pieces I need, I just shuffle through the different shapes of wheels, diagonals, bars and half circles and whatever I find and let my imagination figure out what to use them for. I so much want to get the $200.00 Rebel Blockade Runner, but not to build it to plan, but to use all the cool parts that are included. It has like 8 round engines alone and they can be used for towers, for example, and it has a lot of other sweet shapes for buildings I've planned on building.
11-02-2002, 01:39 AM
Here is the newer, enhanced city section atop my TV console, called thusly TV Top. It's five feet wide, btw:
11-02-2002, 01:41 AM
Here is the new and improved, well, much added to Flat Top section. It's three and a half feet wide by three and a half feet long, give or take.
Compare this current version to the previous version on the preceding page, posted on October 25 at 12:18am. Notice the added section on the right side.
11-02-2002, 01:43 AM
Close up of one of my favorite of my towers.
11-02-2002, 01:44 AM
Check out the blue and yellow diamond shape in the center that goes toward the back. Compare this to the one on Oct. 25 at 12:46am. In the old, the diamond did not meet in the back on both sides (it is seperated through the middle, that's 2 parallel sections there), and in the old did not exist on the far side at all toward the rear. Much of that entire middle section has been changed around.
11-02-2002, 01:46 AM
The last section on the very right is the latest add on. Notice the tiny bridges and tunnels connecting the sections across the seperations.
11-02-2002, 01:48 AM
I am king of the castle. The castle on the right, that is.
11-02-2002, 01:50 AM
To scale, a few miles of city-scape:
11-02-2002, 01:54 AM
These twins are not done yet. I plan to make 4 all together and have two at the back the opposite of the two at the front, so that from above they'd be diamond shaped.
The blue twins and the green building next to it with the yellow sloped top are the ones I was describing in my post on Oct. 25 at 9:35pm.
11-02-2002, 01:57 AM
Close up of the twins. This part of the new section is right next to the formerly bare corner seeon on the last page at 1:07am.
11-02-2002, 01:59 AM
And from my Star Wars EU novel in the works, set far after ROTJ, here is a Restoration-class Star Destroyer
11-02-2002, 02:01 AM
From my non-SW, PGW series, a Trylanian Spit Fire, front view:
11-02-2002, 02:02 AM
Same ship, from the rear.
11-02-2002, 03:51 AM
Since I can't fall asleep after being up late posting, here's another pic, a side view of the Spit Fire. These ships would be larger than a fighter craft, with a roosterpit slightly larger than the one on the Millenium Falcon, actually a bit sider and longer, but are not as long as the Falcon is. In my non-SW story, these are the heavy attack fighter/bombers/gunships of the empire.
Wow, that's awesome Tovey!!!! Um, where do ya sleep? don't you have trouble moving around your bedroom?
I love the twins and the new addisions, the city looks pretty alive with all those buildings. I love the ship, now I can picture what you were asking me about the other night.
I love the diamond section in the center, looks pretty cool.
11-02-2002, 07:40 AM
I sleep fine, my bed is not overrun by immense skyscrapers, moving around my desk area is the problem. MY monitor is in front of me and directly behind me is the Flat Top section, so if I jump up from my seat my chair would smash the side of the structure behind me. Thousands of tiny lives are at stake everytime I sit down and get up again. =).
Well, unfortunately, no more time to play, post or read, gotta go to work to pay for my city!. Hasta.
How did you take the pics from above, it seems as if you were standing on something.
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'>gotta go to work to pay for my city![/b][/quote]
And for something else style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif
You haven't had the chance to read what I sent you?
Have a nice day today at work http://smilies.networkessence.net/contrib/edoom/color_.gif
11-02-2002, 10:07 PM
I stood on a stepstool and leaned over it.
I haven't been able to ready anything. I'll get to it soon, promise.
Thanks for the color smiley, but work just plain sucks. =)
I like sending you color smilies style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif
Okeday, I'd love to know what you think about what I wrote. Are you gonna reply to my pms?
11-02-2002, 10:59 PM
I'll PM you and tell you if I'm going to PM you, k? =)
11-04-2002, 01:36 AM
From my PGW series I built models of 4 rovots that are featured prominantly in some of the stories. Rovots are the same as robots, but in my galaxy they are called rovots the same as in Lucas' they are called droids. Hey, does anybody know what rovot spelled backward means? This first vot is a workervot named Airflow and he has several arms and appendages to fix equipment and reach into areas human hands can't get into. To scale his body would probably be roughly 6 feet long. The other vots would be about 4 feet high give or take. Their heads can spin and tilt and they have tools and devices that open and extend from several areas.
11-04-2002, 01:39 AM
Two vots chatting it up during a busy work day.
11-04-2002, 01:44 AM
The blue bodied fella on the left is Whistlepop. He's a workervot. The middle fella is a battlevot. I don't have a name for this vot yet since I just built him a few months ago, while the others have been in my story for eons. Ever since I was a kid I always wanted to have battlevots in the story, and later in the storyline I have a bunch of battlevots roll into action. I think I shall call him either Sprockethole, or Gyroll, or maybe Fred. See the guns on each side of the head? The fella on the right, another workervot, is Squeakrun.
11-04-2002, 02:09 AM
From my Star Wars two book series, the brown ship on the right is a Tikastan battlecruiser. The yellow one on the left is undetermined as yet, though I may make it a Sith cruiser. I don't expect there to be any CGI photos or paintings of the starships in my SW books for future readers to see, but I still have fun designing and building the ships.
11-04-2002, 02:13 AM
Sith cruiser, possibly. What I like about this ship is how high and imposing it looks from the front, and then gets narrower and narrower as it goes back. The shapes at the front seem almost like animal horns, like a horned beast charging toward a threatening rival.
11-04-2002, 02:37 AM
This is a drawing I did of a battlevot in battle with flying vots. I think the seeker drone inspiration from A New Hope is obvious, except that in this battle the similar shooting hovorvots are much larger than the ones used by Obi-Wan to train Luke. In this pic they are like beachball sized.
Cool =) when did you draw that vot?
11-04-2002, 09:24 PM
I was about 10 or 11.
<span style="color:deeppink">very precise and imaginative for a 10 yr old =)</span>
11-05-2002, 11:06 AM
Thanks. I had always put a lot of time and detail into my designs. I was never very good with angle shots but with side views, top, back, bottom, ect., I later developed and drew amazing starships and space stations.
<span style="color:deeppink">I've seen your drawings.</span>
11-05-2002, 12:39 PM
I know. =) I add general information in my response for the benefit of other posters who don't know all the details. =]
11-05-2002, 02:36 PM
Here's a rear view of the vots.
11-05-2002, 02:48 PM
Another shot of the TV Top city to get a better perspective.
11-05-2002, 03:04 PM
A bird's eye view:
My goodness!!! look at the size of that city! =)
11-05-2002, 07:17 PM
Look toward the upper left corner of the above pic, and atop a green building with a flat roof is the tribute to the WTC Twin Towers sitting atop an honorary pedestal. And, based on my understanding of the size of the spires of Coruscant, the tribute towers are built to scale. What do you think of the size now?
Wow! big is an understatement =) did you build the WTC tribute, or did you buy it? It's just sweet to have a tribute to the WTC.
That's pretty amazing Tov =)
11-05-2002, 11:04 PM
I made the twin towers out of Lego, of course. Nothing goes into my city that wasn't built by me. =)
Awwww, the city looks amazing http://188.8.131.52/mysmilies/contrib/ruinkai/smileyb.gif
11-07-2002, 08:16 AM
The city is most impressive, strong in the force you must be. How much money have you spent on lego achieving that amazing city? :eek:
11-07-2002, 12:48 PM
11-09-2002, 03:01 AM
Wow . . . props on the mini-city of Coruscant, Tovor. Youve just inspired me to search out my Legos and see what I can put together now that I have a few free days this Veteran's Day Weekend.
11-12-2002, 06:11 PM
Thank you, and I'm glad I inspired you.
Here is another shot of the workervots, along with a Happy Meal hula mama for size reference. Just make believe she's a real woman, for scale.
11-12-2002, 06:13 PM
Maybe this one will look clearer:
hehehe....Tov's got a hula doll style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif If that's up to scale and lets say the woman is around 5'7 then the vots are quite big.
11-13-2002, 03:41 PM
11-14-2002, 12:23 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'>If that's up to scale and lets say the woman is around 5'7 then the vots are quite big.
She could be less than that. Maybe that is not a good size comparison then. The columns atop the horizontal sections may be roughly the width of R2-D2 but the whole vot would be somewhat higher and obviosuly longer than an R2 droid. My original ideas for the vots, like the one in the drawing on the last page, were that they were smaller than the scale of the Lego built vots, about R2 size. But when I built Whistlepop, Squeakrun, and Gyroll with Lego, I thought more about who built them and for what purpose, and what they would do for him in the story, and saw that they would have to be larger and longer and have larger arms and armatures to perform the tasks they were designed for.
Tovor, let me hand it to you, that's some kickin' work you've done! I seriously which I had the time and patience to do something that massive, as well as the devotion.
However, I've made some neat pictures of my SW toys with some photo shop magic. As soon as I spruce some up a bit more, I'll post one of them up.
11-16-2002, 10:30 AM
Great Kit. I'm looking forward to it.
And, thanks for the props of course! style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif
11-16-2002, 03:37 PM
<span style="color:purple">Goodness. I can't belive my own eyes. It's... It's magnificent.</span>
This is my best photo. It's not the best considering I'm really a novice at this, but hey, I like it! style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif It's mostly fan fiction and kinda hoping it for Episode III.
I'll post the un-altered original soon after this.
This is the un-altered version.
11-17-2002, 03:10 AM
heh heh, that's funny. You gotta have a roll of paper towels for a saber duel to clean the mess afterwards. =)
11-17-2002, 06:33 AM
<span style="color:purple">This is cool. I've seen something similar before, Anakin killing Mace.</span>
Very true Tov. hehe!
And thanks Aayla!
11-18-2002, 08:14 AM
<span style="color:purple">Paper towels are kind of ridiculous, but they're not so bad.</span>
11-18-2002, 11:31 AM
Hey Kit, you do know that that Count Dooku action figure was worth $80 and up depending on the variation before you opened it, right?
Yeah, but that's just kind of ridiculous, I collect as a hobby, not to make money. Granted I know where you can get some like those for cheap if you are interested.
11-19-2002, 10:00 AM
I already have two, both are worth about two hundred, simply because the hologram looks down instead of up.
I paid ten bucks for both of them at Wal-Mart.
ten bucks a piece or ten bucks for them altogether? I don't know if at the beginning of sales whether or not Wal-Mart had them for high prices or not.
That brings me to something... I'm really glad that the price of the toys has gone down. I'm glad that it's back to the days where one figure can be bought with a five dollar bill. Except at K-Mart... style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif
11-20-2002, 09:28 AM
12-26-2002, 01:39 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'>The city is most impressive, strong in the force you must be. How much money have you spent on lego achieving that amazing city?
I just realized, after looking over this thread again, that I never answered your question. Sorry about that, no rudeness was intended. The answer, roughly, is between 8 and 9 hundred dollars.
04-20-2003, 08:52 PM
I've made big changes to my city of Coruscant. Used to be two city sections in two seperate places. Now, on an 8 foot long table, both sections are together to represent a section of Galactic City, Coruscant.
04-20-2003, 09:42 PM
04-20-2003, 09:43 PM
OMG!!! That looks amazing, Tov!
04-20-2003, 09:46 PM
Check out the bridge between the red spire and the white one. It sure would be a pain in the butt to have to go all the way to the bottom floor, walk to the next building, and take the elevator all the way to the top, rather than just walk across the bridge on the 700th (?) floor.
How can you move around your bedroom? That table seems to take up a lot of space.
wow! you've been a busy bunny! I like the bridge, are you gonna build more bridges like that?
That one looks cool. You can see the bridge much better.
04-23-2003, 10:15 PM
This city is obviously in another galaxy, not Earth. Nevertheless, I made a tribute to the Twin Towers atop the pedesal of a green and white building. The twin towers there would be to scale with the rest of the city.
04-23-2003, 10:17 PM
At this stage, 2 thirds of the city is not set upon raised sections, which is my goal for the entire city.
04-23-2003, 10:18 PM
I had long wanted to create some diagonal section sides like seen in the movie version of the city, but with Lego you can only go horizontally or vertically. So I had to work on this to overcome that obstacle, and create a diagonal wall anyway. I succeded. style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif
04-23-2003, 10:19 PM
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04-23-2003, 10:37 PM
<span style="color:c1007e"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms">
kewl beans!</span></span> style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif
That looks awesome!!!!
04-25-2003, 01:42 PM
That's a lot of LEGOs!!
I recently got a Darth Vader LEGO figure. Do you guys know the one I'm talking about? It's about a foot tall.
04-27-2003, 10:42 PM
A lot of Lego...yeah, over 30,000 pieces to be near exact!
wow. That's a lot of lego! style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif
04-28-2003, 02:01 AM
<span style="color:c1007e"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms">
I wanted the huge Star Destroyer lego and the large x-wing and tie -fighter sets...</span></span>
04-28-2003, 07:03 AM
So do I, but they are all so expensive. In many cases, the high priced kits have besically the same number of and types of pieces as cheaper kits, but because the SW name is on the box, the price is set very high. I do want the Star Destroyer and the Rebel Blockade Runner, but I don't have the money for them nor the room to display them.
07-21-2003, 02:43 AM
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