Today, a fan who had worked for four years on an ’80s anime-style Star Wars short film posted his work to YouTube. Take a look, it’s quite impressive! It focuses on a space battle between Imperial and Rebel forces, following mainly the Empire’s troops.
Today, LEGO announced that they will be releasing an Ultimate Collectors Series TIE Fighter in May of this year. This iconic fighter will finally be added to the UCS ranks, along with the Slave I released this year and the Sandcrawler from late 2014.
The LEGO 75095 TIE Fighter will contain 1,685 pieces, includes one minifigure (TIE pilot), and will likely retail for roughly $170 based on piece count. For comparison, the UCS Slave I contains 1,996 pieces and retails for $200. If you would like to see more images of the TIE Fighter, LEGO has you covered.
Today, LEGO introduced a new series of sets in the Star Wars line, which they’re calling “Buildable Figures.” They’re basically more realistic (as far as LEGO goes) versions of the Star Wars characters (i.e. not minifigures) built out of Technic parts and other large, custom-molded pieces. Other themes have had the “Buildable Figures” added to their lines as well, such as Superheroes and Chima.
They revealed Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker buildable figures today and hint at more reveals to come. The series will release in September of 2015.
By now, any Star Wars fan has seen the teaser for Episode VII: The Force Awakens. And for the more hardcore fans, there have been plenty who have made speculation videos, prediction blogs and more. To this fan’s surprise, many also re-made the teaser in LEGO form! Here is a particularly well-done version, in my opinion. Be sure to view it in 720p or 1080p!
Just seeing this given some form has me looking forward to what LEGO comes up with after the film is released. That’s a long time from now of course, and the film hasn’t even been released yet, but you can’t help but wonder and imagine.
If you live near the Fort Wayne, Indiana area, drop in for the Brickworld 2014 exposition! It will be open to the public on October 11th and 12th (Saturday and Sunday), so mark your calendars! Here is the description from their webpage:
“Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun! See 32,000 square feet of spectacular creations all built from LEGO bricks by local LEGO enthusiasts. Enjoy interactive activities, such as the LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, seek and finds, fighting robots, etc. Buy your favorite LEGO sets, minifigures, and LEGO accessories from various vendors.”
Additionally, here is the address for the event:
Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Ft. Wayne, IN 46802
Tickets will be $8.50 for general admission if you order online in advance, and $9.00 at the door. Kids 3 and under can attend for free; military veterans and first responders can get in for $6.00 at the door (with ID). If you would like more information, such as directions to the event, check out their main site.