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  Topic: The Clone Wars TV Series Thread
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 394
Views: 167210

PostForum: Star Wars   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:49 am   Subject: The Clone Wars TV Series Thread
i don't care for pricing, but its totally silly to "tease" with a dvd of the first for episodes, then re-release those same four episodes later on with the rest of the season.....just totall ...
  Topic: Darth Maul variation?
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 16
Views: 23517

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:38 am   Subject: Darth Maul variation?
Are you sure that wasn't from the old Sith Infiltrator, not the new one?

As I do not have the old Sith Infiltrator I am quite sure. The two Darth Maul figs in my collection are from Lightsaber Duel ...
  Topic: Darth Maul variation?
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 16
Views: 23517

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:12 pm   Subject: Darth Maul variation?
On the left is the Darth Maul from 7101 Lightsaber Duel, on the right is the one from 7663 Sith Infiltrator:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/GingerbeardMan/StarWars/darth_maul_double.jpg
So my new ...
  Topic: Thoughts on the latest SW parts and figures.
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 26
Views: 21963

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:52 am   Subject: Thoughts on the latest SW parts and figures.
Now there are actual rubberized lego slopes. The sloped tails of the little speeder in the Assasin Droids battle pack are actually rubber!

it's not a new part though, I am reliably informed ...
H ...
  Topic: LEGO Animal Alphabet
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 18
Views: 7715

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:43 am   Subject: LEGO Animal Alphabet
How about a bird - the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuthatch]Nuthatch?

Or there is the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newfoundland_%28dog%29]Newfoundland dog, which is cute in real life but ...
  Topic: End of free shipping
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 4
Views: 2980

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:55 pm   Subject: End of free shipping
What is Lego Direct? Is it different from Shop@Home (shop.lego.com) in any way?

For [url=http://shop.lego.com/termspolicies/shipping_and_handling.asp?Country=FR]France the postage listed on S@H is ...
  Topic: The horror @ TRU
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 25
Views: 7775

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:45 am   Subject: The horror @ TRU
yes it has a great price/part but if you think about it the taj mahal has 6000 for $300 and the which is only 5 cents a piece.
One thing to consider when talking about price per part is the type and ...
  Topic: Doctor Who
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 389
Views: 126443

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:24 am   Subject: Doctor Who
Right, here's a question I've got relating to new Series 1, 2 and 3.

In 'The End of the World', Cassandra is said to be the last human alive. I'm pretty sure that in 'Gridlock' (and maybe 'New Eart ...
  Topic: Power Miners: with pictures!
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 9
Views: 11881

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:36 pm   Subject: Power Miners: with pictures!
S@H doesn't know the set numbers yet, but it did provide a link to this site:

http://powerminers.lego.com/
  Topic: The Clone Wars TV Series Thread
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 394
Views: 167210

PostForum: Star Wars   Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:48 am   Subject: The Clone Wars TV Series Thread
The CW series is starting in Germany on Sunday at 17:25 CET.

Unfortunately Mythbusters is on at the same time. Sorry, George... Razz

I guess I could record it. Then, when the UK DVD is released, I ...
  Topic: Suggestions: Lego Star Wars Contests
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 49
Views: 42250

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:16 am   Subject: Suggestions: Lego Star Wars Contests
Build a LEGO Lightsaber

It doesn't matter what sets you take from as long as you take only LEGO elements. No digital rendering.

Here is my minimalist interpretation:
http://www.bricklink.com/PL ...
  Topic: The Clone Wars TV Series Thread
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 394
Views: 167210

PostForum: Star Wars   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:52 pm   Subject: The Clone Wars TV Series Thread
Just saw a trailer on Pro7. Seems the series will start airing in Germany on November 23rd in the Saturday tea-time slot (exactly where they crashlanded Doctor Who earlier this year Rolling Eyes).

http:/ ...
  Topic: Elections in USA: Why are there Queues?
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 24
Views: 8328

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:12 pm   Subject: Elections in USA: Why are there Queues?
But I learned recently that it is not the first Tuesday in November, but the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Interesting. The 1988 election was indeed on November 8th, not on the 1st.

...
  Topic: Elections in USA: Why are there Queues?
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 24
Views: 8328

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:11 am   Subject: Elections in USA: Why are there Queues?
Same reasons there are lines at the local McDonalds. There are probably peak times that a lot of people show up (right before or after the workday). And the press just reports on those incidents.

T ...
  Topic: Giant Lego Man found on Beach
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 11
Views: 2690

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:44 am   Subject: Giant Lego Man found on Beach
people are saying it's from Holland because it's got some Dutch writing on it.
What a load of twoddle. Unfortunately none of the Daily Mail's pictures actually show this writing.

The A Lego man wi ...
  Topic: The Clone Wars TV Series Thread
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 394
Views: 167210

PostForum: Star Wars   Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:31 am   Subject: The Clone Wars TV Series Thread
Now this is just my opinion, but I find it just a cheap way for Lucas to keep milkin' the Star Wars cow.....
There are much cheaper ways of milkin'. At least this TV series is something new...

Rem ...
  Topic: Turbolift ideas.
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 10
Views: 4996

PostForum: Star Wars MOCs   Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:14 am   Subject: Turbolift ideas.
And here is a "passive" turbolift design. Gear racks on the car which are moved up and down by a motor-driven worm screw.

I put a little bit more thought into this one before building. :r ...
  Topic: Why is the Republic Tank not on sale in US? Oh wait, it is!
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 79
Views: 62121

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:43 am   Subject: Why is the Republic Tank not on sale in US? Oh wait, it is!
With such a large tank, I'm curious how the AT-TE feels sitting next to it.
Tank being chased by the dung beetle:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/GingerbeardMan/StarWars/CloneWars/7675vs7679.jpg
  Topic: Turbolift ideas.
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 10
Views: 4996

PostForum: Star Wars MOCs   Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:56 am   Subject: Turbolift ideas.
I have been wondering about the ups & downs of "active" vs. "passive" cars.

Active: Motor is attached to the car, which propells itself along the lift shaft, e.g. using whee ...
  Topic: 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon Review
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 39
Views: 60817

PostForum: Set Reviews   Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:05 am   Subject: 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon Review
i just put this on Layby, could someone help me, what is the square dimension that the landing gear take up....i need to know if it will fit on a particular table of mine, with expected overhang of th ...
  Topic: 7669 Anakin's Jedi Starfighter now in white Clone Wars box
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 11
Views: 5545

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:53 am   Subject: 7669 Anakin's Jedi Starfighter now in white Clone Wars box
Looks like LEGO have re-released 7669 Anakin's Jedi Starfighter in the white Clone Wars packaging. So this is now a set the completist will want two of. Wink

Pic from amazon.de (same on amazon.c ...
  Topic: Droid Gunship - Any good?
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 8
Views: 4065

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:11 pm   Subject: Droid Gunship - Any good?
but its quite small next to the republic gunship....
Indeed!

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/GingerbeardMan/StarWars/CloneWars/7676vs7678.jpg
  Topic: [MOC] Threethorn Hawk
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 9
Views: 2740

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:41 am   Subject: [MOC] Threethorn Hawk
I love the colors. Where'd you get the blue though? I've never seen it in a LEGO set.
The Exo-Force set 7709 "Sentai Fortress" contains 6 "Medium Blue Wedge 6 x 4 Triple Curved" p ...
  Topic: 10193 "Medieval Town"
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 55
Views: 28774

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:05 pm   Subject: 10193 "Medieval Town"
I mean, come on! A fish stand!
Woohoo!
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/28/Ordralfabetix.png

Time for some flick-fire fish! Very Happy
  Topic: 2008 Exclusive Death Star Playset thread!
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 819
Views: 306808

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:30 am   Subject: 2008 Exclusive Death Star Playset thread!
That is one thing were we Europeans are better off than the US. I guess it is mainly down to scale. Germany is so much smaller then the USA...

If my understanding is correct the $24.95 standard shi ...
  Topic: LEGO Patent download available?
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 2
Views: 1711

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:31 pm   Subject: LEGO Patent download available?
Just ask Google...

http://www.google.com/patents?id=dNtXAAAAEBAJ&dq=3005282
  Topic: 2008 Exclusive Death Star Playset thread!
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 819
Views: 306808

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:55 am   Subject: 2008 Exclusive Death Star Playset thread!
I don't sort pieces and prefer to keep them in their bags. Usually I have no problem finding a particular piece by association, e.g. I remember seeing a black 1x2 brick in the same bag as the grey 2x2 ...
  Topic: Why did no one tell me about the Polizei stickers?!
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 13
Views: 4434

PostForum: LEGO   Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:56 am   Subject: Why did no one tell me about the Polizei stickers?!
I was in town this morning and noticed that our local toy store has both versions of the 7236 police car on the shelves.

The packaging of the "old" police sets is interesting in that it d ...
  Topic: Doctor Who
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 389
Views: 126443

PostForum: The Bantha Coffee Shop   Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:11 am   Subject: Doctor Who
But seriously, where in the TARDIS is the bathroom located?
The Doctor has a transmat sewn into his briefs. So all his crap ends up in a galaxy far, far away.
  Topic: 2008 Exclusive Death Star Playset thread!
Gingerbeard Man

Replies: 819
Views: 306808

PostForum: LEGO Star Wars   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:03 pm   Subject: 2008 Exclusive Death Star Playset thread!
Got mine today from S@H Germany. I did not order it until last Thursday, because my parents were coming to visit over the weekend and the large box would have got in the way (and perhaps invited some ...
 
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