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The Magazine for LEGO® Enthusiasts of All Ages! Issue 37 • December 2015

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STAR WARS : The LEGO Force Awakens

Building the Spaceships with Eric Druon

Building the Settings of the STAR WARS Universe with AC Pin Titan’s Creations Millennium Falcon

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Issue 37 • December 2015

Contents

From the Editor....................................................2

People Colin Hemmen: Starting His Brick Story................................4

Building From A New Hope to The Force Awakens: Building the Star Wars Universe! ...........................................8 Building the Settings to Star Wars.......14 Designing Mid-Scale Droids...................20 You Can Build It: Mid-Size BB-8..................................................23 Project Spotlight: UCS First Order TIE Fighter........................29 LEGO Ideas Spotlight: Aaron Fiskum’s Landspeeder...............30 Builder Spotlight: Diego Maximino Prieto Álvarez.......34 Joshua Morris’ Mos Eisley Cantina.....42 Benjamin Cheh Ming Hann’s TIE Fighter Bay...................................................50 You Can Build It: Endor Shuttle Platform............................55 Minifigure Customization 101: The Heights a 4 cm Minifigure can Reach!.........................................................64 The ULTIMATE Millennium Falcon.....68

Community TwoMorrows Crossover.............................76 Community Ads..............................................78 Last Word..............................................................79 AFOLs......................................................................80


People

Colin Hemmen: Starting His Brick Story Article by Joe Meno

Every builder has a story. The usual story is that a builder revisits a childhood LEGO set or sets, and rekindles his or her creative spirit and begins to build anew. From there, they either build for themselves and are discovered by their friends or by a visit to a LEGO fan event. Their story then begins a new chapter, where they become part of the LEGO fan community. This isn’t the only way to start a builder’s story, though. Colin Hemmen already has a different beginning—I spotted his work on Facebook. I’ll let Colin tell his story... My introduction to LEGO began at a very young age, mainly because of my parent’s constant need to keep my young mind busy while they prepared dinner or whatever it was that grown-ups did back then. There was always an understanding and appreciation for these tiny interlocking plastic bricks when I was growing up. So much so, that when my newborn sister arrived home from the hospital for the first time, my peace offering and welcoming gift to her was sharing the family LEGO collection. Clearly I had not fully grasped the concept of an infant’s lack of dexterity. Hey, give me a break—I was five. Dreading the month before Christmas each year, I would break out the old standby toy bin, mainly because I knew that I wasn’t getting a single G.I. Joe or Hot Wheel car for at least three weeks.

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That, and there were LEGO parts a plenty in that forgotten box. Anyway, time went by. I sort of grew up and gave my precious collection to the neighbor’s kid and went on with life.


People

Eric’s model of Jabba’s Sand Barge.

From A New Hope to The Force Awakens:

Building The Star Wars Universe! Article by Joe Meno Photography provided by Eric Druon (BaronSat) The rear of Jabba’s Sand Barge.

BrickJournal readers may already know Eric Druon. He’s known online as BaronSat, and he has been in BrickJournal multiple times, most recently showing us how to make a Hulkbuster costume in issue #34. Outside of the hobby, he is a freelance graphic artist, making magazine advertising. At the age of 42, he has built a library of Star Wars sets that span all the movies. BrickJournal asked him to make exclusive models for the cover of this issue, so he built spaceships that were only glimpsed at in previews of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Here he talks about his Star Wars MOCs and also briefly about the cover. BrickJournal: Did you have a Dark Age and if so, when did you get out of it? Eric Druon: Not really, I have always bought LEGO sets but only a very few until the early 2000s, so in a way you can say I’ve been out of the dark since these days. Of course, I have built custom models since I was a kid but things really changed when I discovered LUGNET in the late ’90s. I think the first pics I published were on FBTB (From Bricks to Bothans, a Star Wars LEGO-themed website) in 2001. What go you interested in building Star Wars models? What models have you done? I would say, “How is it possible not to build Star Wars models?” Star Wars has been in our life for over 35 years and has always been very popular. So I just couldn’t help it. I have built many, but not all of the models I wish I could build. The oldest one is Jabba’s Barge, and in reflection, I have no idea why I chose that one first. It just seemed cool. Since my initial build, I have updated it twice, but you won’t see that on my website. I also built an X-Wing, a UCS TIE Bomber, two Death Star playsets, two rancors, two models of the Rebo Band, two banthas, the shuttle Tydirium, Jabba’s Palace, a large IG-88, two Hoth scenes, Mos Eisley, an Imperial Troop Transport based on the vintage Kenner toy (like one of my Death Star, the other is based on the Palitoy), and a cantina with miniland-scale figures.


Alternate views of the Episode VII X-Wing Eric built for this issue’s cover!

In terms of creating the cover models, how did you work with the online audience to refine a craft that was only seen for a few moments when the model was first requested? I started to build the models in April 2015 so there were only a few pictures online. When I published teasers online for the X-Wing in June, people from the forum noted there were many errors, as there was much more documentation available at that time. I decided to upgrade the model as I got feedback. AFOLs and TFOLs made remarks. I asked for details, then submitted a modified version, received new comments, made more modifications, etc... That was very fun to share and build in a sort of real-time challenge.

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People

Article by Joshua Kranenberg

Building the Settings to Star Wars! Article and Photography by Amado Canlas Pinlac

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Amado Canlas Pinlac (also known as AC Pin on Flickr and Facebook) has been building LEGO layouts for over 15 years. In that time he has been a prolific builder, with dozens of layouts built and displayed online and at events. Here are a few of his best models, with comments from the builder himself!


Droid Foundry Sabotage

Inspired by the episode on the Clone Wars series where Ahsoka Tano and Barriss Offee make their way to the factory reactor through the battle droid foundry. The battle droid conveyors running across the multiple levels was the main focus on the design and I initially tried to experiment with various ways of getting movement along the conveyor. I was not satisfied with the results and just had to settle for the static look.

Looking down the floor of the layout.

A higher view of the foundry.

An overall view of the display.

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Building

Designing Mid-scale Droids! Daniel Stoeffler first appeared in BrickJournal in issue #36 showcasing his cathedrals. It turns out he also built some other creations from a completely different source. Here, he talks a little about his Star Wars droid models, and shows us how to build the newest droid, BB-8!

Article by Daniel Stoeffler

Threepio and Artoo.

Building Mid-size Droids

The “mid-size” is an intermediate scale between minifigure scale and the UCS scale. The LEGO Group has explored a similar scale with the two midi-scale spaceships (the 7778 set Millennium Falcon and 8099 Imperial Star Destroyer), but they do not match to a common scale and can hardly be displayed together. I built R2-D2, my first mid-size droid, in spring 2012 for a contest with a 32x32 baseplate total size limitation. I displayed R2-D2, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker. At that moment, I realized that the scale allowed one to build detailed MOCs (nearly as detailed as the UCS ones) which are not too large, which do not require too many parts and which are not too expensive. From my point of view, it is even more challenging to build MOCs at this size than UCS because the reduction in size requires me to be careful in choosing the right parts, much like the Architecture theme of sets uses a minimal parts palette. C-3PO was built three years later and was the most tricky because I wanted to get it at the same scale as R2-D2. BB-8 was built in September 2015 and was the easiest to build. R2-D2’s first appearance. You can see more pics at https://www.flickr.com/ photos/77709542@N06/albums/72157630758629342.

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During the summer of 2015, I also built WALL•E and EVE. As a result, I built five of the most famous droids that belong now to the Walt Disney Company and that fit nicely together.


You Can Build It:

Building

Mid-size BB-8

BB-8 is the new droid of the coming Star Wars 7 movie, and I had enough preview pictures to build it. The main body is a small Lowell sphere with six sections built with plates and 1x2 jumpers: they make a nice final sphere 8 cm in diameter. Round plates correspond to the orange, white and grey patterns. BB-8’s head is built on a 6x6 round plate, while R2-D2’s head is built on a 8x8 round plate. Because of the smaller size, BB-8’s “half sphere” head is built using several slopes and two 2 x 2 dishes with rounded bottoms, one for the top and one with a headlight pattern for the main “eye.” Being 12 cm high and requiring 257 parts, it fits nicely with R2-D2 and C-3PO, and I particularly like to see the three droids together. For those who want to build the newest Star Wars droid, here are the instructions to BB-8. Have fun building!

Parts List

(Parts can be ordered from Bricklink.com by searching by part number and color) Qty Color Part 2 White 4070.dat 1 White 2654.dat 1 White 4593.dat 5 White 3023.dat 1 White 32028.dat 111 White 3794b.dat 2 White 3710.dat 7 White 3022.dat 24 White 2420.dat 2 White 3021.dat 15 White 3795.dat 7 White 60474.dat 7 White 54200.dat 3 White 15068.dat 2 White 2555.dat 1 White 3069b.dat 12 Orange 18646.dat 1 Light Orange 60474.dat

Description Brick 1 x 1 with Headlight Dish 2 x 2 Hinge Control Stick Plate 1 x 2 Plate 1 x 2 with Door Rail Plate 1 x 2 with Groove with 1 Centre Stud Plate 1 x 4 Plate 2 x 2 Plate 2 x 2 Corner Plate 2 x 3 Plate 2 x 6 Plate 4 x 4 Round with Hole and Snapstud Slope Brick 31 1 x 1 x 0.667 Slope Brick Curved 2 x 2 x 0.667 Tile 1 x 1 with Clip Tile 1 x 2 with Groove Plate 3 x 6 Round Half with 1 x 2 Cutout Plate 4 x 4 Round with Hole and Snapstud

ty Color Q Part Description 1 Dark Bluish Gray 15535.dat Tile 2 x 2 Round with Hole 1 Black 87994.dat Bar 3L 1 Black 4589.dat Cone 1 x 1 1 Black 2654pb1.dat Dish 2 x 2 with Headlight Pattern 8 Light Bluish Gray 44728.dat Bracket 1 x 2 - 2 x 2 4 Light Bluish Gray 4733.dat Brick 1 x 1 with Studs on Four Sides 1 Light Bluish Gray 4592.dat Hinge Control Stick Base 8 Light Bluish Gray 3022.dat Plate 2 x 2 1 Light Bluish Gray 87580.dat Plate 2 x 2 with Groove with 1 Center Stud 10 Light Bluish Gray 3020.dat Plate 2 x 4 1 Light Bluish Gray 11833.dat Plate 4 x 4 Round with 2 x 2 Round Hole 1 Light Bluish Gray 11213.dat Plate 6 x 6 Round with Hole and Snapstud 3 Light Bluish Gray 85984.dat Slope Brick 31 1 x 2 x 0.667 1 Light Bluish Gray 4519.dat Technic Axle 3 2 Light Bluish Gray 6541.dat Technic Brick 1 x 1 with Hole 2 Light Bluish Gray 3713.dat Technic Bush with Two Flanges 6 Light Bluish Gray 4150.dat Tile 2 x 2 Round

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Building

LEGO Ideas Spotlight:

Aaron Fiskum’s Landspeeder! Article by Joe Meno Photography by callsign51.com

An outstanding model that has been submitted to LEGO Ideas is Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder, built in Ultimate Collector Scale. Built by Aaron Fiskum, the model was a response to his thoughts about what Luke Skywalker’s X34 Landspeeder might look like if it were brand new off the assembly line from the Sorosuub Corporation (via LEGO) in UCS scale. The result is a UCS Landspeeder model at 2854 pieces, including the stand. It measures 22.5 inches in length, 15.5 inches wide, and 12 inches high with the stand. Aaron reviewed pictures of Landspeeder toys, images on the web, watched snippets of Star Wars: A New Hope, and read over schematics on Star Wars wikis for vehicle statistics. In collaboration from those sources, here is the final build. He went through six different revisions in LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) looking for something acceptable and fairly accurate in proportion.

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Building

Diego Maximino Prieto Álvarez.

Star Wars and LEGO have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I honestly don’t know which one came first. Diego’s EF76 Nebulon-B Escort Frigate Redemption

Builder Spotlight:

Diego Maximino Prieto Álvarez Article by Diego Maximino Prieto Álvarez The LEGO Group started their Star Wars theme with the X-Wing and TIE Fighter in 1999. Since then, many other smaller spacecraft have been produced by the LEGO Group, and even some of the capital ships, such as the Star Destroyer in 2002. However, there are still some capital ships that haven’t been produced. One builder that has built the large ships is Diego Maximino Prieto Álvarez. He has submitted these models to LEGO Ideas and talks about his models here.

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I remember myself seeing the classic trilogy in the VHS copies of CBS Home Video when I was just 4 years old. I watched them without any spoilers. and without any digital edit. I watched them just a few years before Episode I was released (so I was immunized against the prequel’s disappointment). Coincidentallly, I stored them mixed with Disney’s VHS cartoons, so I was ready for the Lucasfilm purchase in 2012. Not a bad context for the ’90s. I was also starting building with LEGO at the same time, so I also missed the darkest years of the Danish company. I wasn’t surprised when LEGO and Lucasfilm joined in 1999 to make the Star Wars LEGO theme. As a kid, I didn’t understand the complex maneuvers behind those license agreements. It just seemed natural and logical. Before that, I was already pretending to find similarities between LEGO Space sets and Star Wars vehicles. It sounds silly now, but I remember that I used to consider the U.F.O. theme saucers as Millennium Falcon copies. With each new set, I was wondering whether it would be possible to recreate the complete saga frame by frame. Suddenly, I realized there were still several ships and scenes to be produced, so I finally did something that every LEGO Star Wars builder has done: to think, predict or imagine upcoming releases for the missing scenes. Everybody wants to feel like a LEGO Designer.


A side view of the Invisible Hand.

Providence-Class Carrier/Destroyer Invisible Hand This destroyer is General Grevious’s flagship in the battle over Coruscant, as seen in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. This seemingly unknown ship (unless you have played board games, or videogames like Pandemic’s Battlefront II) would have never been in my mind if LEGO had never altered the minifigure scale in sets like 6211 Imperial Star Destroyer. Sets like that, and specially the 8039 Venator Cruiser, encouraged me to think on a toy based on another cruiser, which has been somewhat forgotten in the official merchandise. The concept was in my mind since 2009, but the idea was basically a fan-made set rather than an artistic MOC, so I couldn’t find the proper motivation to develop my idea. Then LEGO Cuusoo (now LEGO Ideas) went global, and I considered it the best place to show a model like this.

Another view of the Invisible Hand.

As I have already mentioned, the ship is not really popular (most likely because it bears little resemblance to the classic trilogy vehicles). However, it is the main goal/ backdrop in the first 20 minutes of Episode III, so it is actually more relevant in the plot than the Venator-Class Star Destroyer. Due to the importance of the scenes, I began working on the rooms and play features first. That was the reason behind the big size of the model. Considering that the sequence is about rescuing someone from a Villain’s Evil Lair, the play set 10188 Death Star was an inevitable reference while I was building. Like any play theme toy, a kid should be able to tell a story with it.

A close-up of the command bridge section.

The dimensions were established with the hangar, which should be able to contain at least a small microfighter. A simple box worked as an elevator to the spire. The upper part of this spire was supposed to contain the Chancellor Palpatine minifig, so this area became quite

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Josh’s diorama is filled with many of the aliens and characters for Star Wars, but also other LEGO themes, including Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lone Ranger!

Building

Joshua Morris’

Mos Eisley Cantina

Interview by Joe Meno

“Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villiany. We must be cautious.” —Obi-Wan Kenobi

A couple of months ago, I spotted an extensive diorama of Mos Eisley Cantina built by Joshua Morris, a 40-year-old AFOL living in Australia. After contacting him, I found out he is married with two boys; Ethan (10) and Zac (7) who absolutely love LEGO, and a gorgeous, very tolerant wife, Kathleen, who has “allowed him to commandeer the double garage” for his LEGO building. Outside of the hobby, he works as an MRI Radiographer and enjoys the creativity that comes with the job. BrickJournal talked to him about this build and building. BrickJournal: Do you build with your boys? What do they build? Joshua Morris: I help my boys build their Ninjago and Star Wars bases, and they are often raiding my supplies as it’s easier than looking through their tubs of doom! Ethan is starting to pay more attention to what I build and has started helping me on creations. He loves building trains and has come up with some really detailed builds. Zac is more into building Mecha and spaceships at present and still likes working from instructions. How long have you been building, and did you have a Dark Age? If so, when did it start, and when did it end? I have been out of my 20-year Dark Age since 2007. I was looking for a hobby that could handle destruction via my 2-year-old son and stumbled into the LEGO aisle and spotted the Mars Mission sets. It all started with 7692 MX-71 Recon Dropship. The 7690 MB-01 Eagle Command Base was bought a week later. The plan was to avoid the large theme of Star Wars. That plan went out the window two weeks later when I tracked down the 7666 Hoth Rebel Base and I soon discovered Eurobricks and FBTB (From Bricks to Bothans, a LEGO Star Warscentered site), then Bricklink and Flickr. I began displaying in 2010 with a trip to Brickworld (a LEGO fan event in Chicago, Illinois). I was amazed by the scope of such a large fan show and met many great builders from all over the world. It wasn’t too long after this that I met local members of SydLUG (Sydney LEGO Users Group), of which I have been a member ever since, and am currently into my second year as Ambassador.

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What do you like to build in terms of theme? My favoured themes are Star Wars, Sci-Fi, Castle and Pirates. I enjoy the freedom of loose themes, it allows me to not be tied to specific details on

A nice subtle touch to the diorama is the gradual sloping of the ground by using plates to add height. Random 1x1 plates add rocks to the landscape.


vehicles, etc. and let the ideas flow freely. I like a high level of detail in my builds and always enjoy coming up with interesting parts usage or looking through Flickr at what other people design; it is a great community to be a part of! I tend to build minifigurescale dioramas as I enjoy the emotion that figures can bring to any situation, just on subtle alterations of posing and the myriad of different facials expressions that we can use. When I was just starting out, I founded the Eurobricks Community Castle build which helped me learn lots about building when my collection was still growing. This led to me creating the Guilds of Historica on Eurobricks as a way to help others learn from skilled LEGO builders like Derfel Cadarn, Si-MOCS and Sirens of Titans. After 18 months I stepped back and others like Ecclesiastes and ZCerberus have stepped up to continue the great experience with more and more great builders surfacing all the time. From this point I felt my collection was large enough to have a go at larger scale builds like Star Wars. Which leads to the build... What inspired you to build the Mos Eisley Cantina? I was really excited to finally see a remake of the classic Cantina, but on a larger scale. I had been thinking about doing a cantina for a while, but noticed a few MOCs starting to pop up online, and next thing I knew I was building my own. What did you use for reference? I went to Google and looked up the floor plan and blueprints of the cantina from games like Battlefront, and utilized the Star Wars Locations book, which I often look through for inspiration. Once I had sketched out a floorplan that was achievable within a 64x64 studs area, I went to work scaling and angling the walls. What were the hardest parts in the model to build and replicate? Getting the angled walls correct and mirroring each side. Having enough space to place figures in each room was challenging, especially after tiling the floor and building the walls. A few pull downs were needed along the way. The bar was fun to build, but I left it for last to savor the completed 44 MOC.


Building

Article by Joshua Kranenberg

An overall look at the diorama, with Sabine Wren and Ezra Bridger sneaking overhead.

Benjamin Cheh Ming Hann’s

TIE Fighter Bay 50

Benjamin Cheh Ming Hann is usually a LEGO Mecha builder in Singapore who built an unusual layout: a TIE Fighter bay. With a mix of sets and custom building, he created a detailed environment that includes lighting and moving doors. Benjamin chatted with BrickJournal about his layout and building. BrickJournal: What do you do in real life and how long have you been building? Benjamin Cheh Ming Hann: I was born in Malacca, Malaysia and have worked as a creative designer in a custom publishing firm in Singapore for almost a decade now. I just started to build back in the year 2006 after my college time. Have you built all your life? If not, when was your Dark Age? Yes, ever since I first laid eyes on my first LEGO set, which was a tanker truck 6594 from my parents. I played with LEGO bricks throughout my teenage life, when the other kids my age were busy playing with computer games.


A speeder bike passes by a TIE Fighter.

What do you like to build the most? Definitely Mecha with various designs, followed close behind by a diorama. Besides that, I play with Power Functions and remote control in my MOCs whenever I can because of the challenge. But I do MOC other designs such as vector-based creations and 3D logo sculpture. What inspired you to build the TIE Fighter Bay? It was actually for an event back in May for Star Wars in LEGOLand Malaysia. I never built a large scale diorama based on two 48 X 48 grey baseplates. I looked for a aircraft set from the LEGO Star Wars Rebels series, which just launched at that time, and I discovered that the TIE Advanced Prototype fit the bill. I tried to recreate a hangar scene where the TIE would be docked and be in a maintenance check while the Inquisitor would come out from the main gate to do an inspection. This was also a good opportunity to try out an automatic gate using Power Functions and playing with LED lights from IKEA. The Inquisitor arrives for inspection.

TIE Fighters being prepared for patrol.

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Endor Shuttle Platform

You Can Build It MINI Model

Design and Instructions by Christopher Deck

Hello everybody, and welcome back to the Star Wars universe! In this special issue of BrickJournal, we want to recreate a popular scene from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, complete with set-up and vehicles. Our journey leads us to the forest moon Endor where we arrive with a shuttle that softly touches down on a gargantuan landing platform that sticks out over the treetops. A little later in the movie we see the platform again, but this time from the underside showing a big AT-AT walker docked on one of the two main support tubes. On the following pages we want to materialize this image into bricked form. We will begin with the platform, and then will add the Imperial Lambda-class shuttle, and finally the AT-AT walker. Although the

vehicles are pretty small and would best be described as micro models, they are quite detailed and functional with folding-up wings for the shuttle and moving legs for the walker. I hope you will enjoy building this little scene as much as I did when creating it! Happy building and see you next time!

You can see Christopher’s webpage by going to www.deckdesigns.de or scanning this QR code!

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Building Minifigure Customization 101

The Heights a 4 cm Minifigure Can Reach! Article by Jared K. Burks Photos by Jared Burks and Matt Rhody

Jared and Orli Shoshan.

Orli Shoshan’s autographed minifigure.

I have had the pleasure of sharing my hobby with many people over the years. I have shared my figures and how I make them via the web, various published articles including this series, my two books, and many public events. Some of these public events include attending science-fiction conventions, a personal favorite of mine. These sci-fi cons always feature celebrity guests and I have shared and even given my figures to many of them. I have been amazed by their reactions to my custom minifigures. In this article I will share a few stories of these interactions at conventions, and just how strong a reaction a custom minifigure can evoke. The take home message here is to focus your efforts on capturing the character as well as you possibly can, and if you are ready for the ultimate critique, show them to the actors that they replicate.

Orli Shoshan: Shaak Ti, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith

The first autograph I ever acquired, way back in 2006, was that of Orli Shoshan who played Shaak Ti in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. I was a bit dumbfounded by her response to the custom figure I had with me of her character Shaak Ti. This was very early during my custom figure days and I wasn’t sculpting at that time, let alone casting. Luckily a friend of mine, Robert Martin (Tothiro), could sculpt and cast. He had created a headdress for Shaak Ti and I had created a decal set to go with it. Mark Parker (MMCB) made a special cape to go with the head-tails due to the way they attached and covered the back of the figure. The whole figure resembled the version of Shaak Ti from the LEGO Star Wars video game. Orli was so taken with the figure that she asked if she could have one. At the time I didn’t have extras and was reluctant to give her the only one I had. I attended that con with my friend Matt Rhody. Matt was snapping photos and nudging me to give her the figure. Finally he suggested I send her one. She rips out a sheet of paper and starts writing down her home address for me to send her a figure. My mouth about hit the floor; here is this Star Wars actor and model giving me her home address to send a custom figure. I have run into Orli at a few different cons since and she has recalled me at every one. She is an incredibly kind and lovely woman.

Femi Taylor: Oola, Jabba’s Green Slave Girl, Return of the Jedi

Jared and Femi Taylor.

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Femi Taylor’s autographed minifigure.

In October 2007 I met Femi Taylor, one of the most gracious and lovely Star Wars actors I have ever met, and wow can she move fast! By the time I was getting Femi Taylor’s autograph, I had learned to bring extra figures with me. Good thing too, as Femi about had a stroke when I showed her her figure. This figure featured head-tails sculpted and hand cast by another friend of mine, Arealight. Again, I had made custom decals to go with these head-tails—he and I had collaborated on the design and construction, including a separated piece for her medallion. Femi was immediately blown away with the figure and started jumping up and down when I told her she could have the figure. Then continuing to bounce, she jumped around the table and started hugging me. Matt Rhody was again in attendance with me and his job as cameraman became quite difficult as she was moving so fast it was hard to photograph her reaction. Neither of us expected this reaction. It was amazing to see the joy this figure brought to her. This is still one of the best autograph moments I ever experienced.


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An overview of the model.

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