Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Giant A-Wing Fighter

Name of Model: Star Wars A-Wing
Created by: Lino M
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12622904@N03/2816729390/
This builder predominantly builds cars. I've featured one of them before, but truth be told, most of them are very well-built. Sometimes when a builder focuses primarily on one theme, it'll really throw people when they try out another - I'm told there are veritable turf wars between Space fans and Train fans at LEGO® fan conventions - but I like to think it doesn't matter as long as the builder's good. This ship is spectacular - an A-Wing fighter from Star Wars (at least two official kits have been released based on that ship, but none of them are on this scale or level of detail). Wheel-turbines, dark red details, the cockpit, and the curves - those are some great uses of the curved parts. Some of the dark-red parts here are actually quite rare - only featured in one set - but those 1x4 tiles have become pretty common in the LEGO® stores' Pick-A-Brick bins. I'm not sure where some of the other parts are actually from. There are only 6 photos, but they're all good ones. This looks to be miniland scale to me (let me know if I'm mistaken, though). As mentioned in the photos' descriptions, "You can see this Lego creation as well as thousands of others at Brickcon08 at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall October 4th and 5th from 11am-3pm" - BrickCon has a new location this year, but it is the event previously known as NWBrickCon (which has become on of the largest fan conventions in the United States).

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