Building the Millennium Falcon!

This post has been dedicated in memory of Carrie Fisher….

What’s up Star Wars fans?  I didn’t get a lot for Christmas, but what I did get, was absolutely awesome!

Here is a list of some of the things that I got:

  • Nerf Rival Zeus
  • Batteries for said Zeus
  • Overwatch: origins edition
  • Battlefield 1
  • AND THE LEGO MILLENNIUM FALCON!!!

Now, for what you clicked on this post to see, let’s talk about the Falcon!  You would never be able to guess how many pieces are in that set!  There are exactly one thousand three hundred twenty-nine pieces!  BAM!  WHAT!?   This is the biggest set I’ve ever received and I built it all by myself.  When I got my Lego AT-AT, I only built part of the body, and my mom built most of the rest.  The only set I ever built by myself was one of those small sets, UNTIL NOW! BUM!  BUM!  BUM!  (pause for dramatic affect)

The minifigures in the set include:

  • Han Solo

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  • Chewbacca

“AHHRGUHG!”

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  • Rey

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  • Finn

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  • BB-8

Tell me that ain’t cute.

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  • Tasu Leech, the Kanjiklub ring leader

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  • Kanjiklub gang member

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  • Wait a minute, what’s Spiderman doing here?

_20170103_1345281These are some interior shots:

img_20170103_1405050831 The pilot

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The gunner

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The engineer

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The droid

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The fuzzball

This is probably my favorite set, mainly because it’s the biggest set I’ve ever gotten, and I built it 100% by myself.

My Story of the Galactic Empire Inspired by Jots By John: part four

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

“Tell me of the turnout of the battle, Lord Vader,” the Emperor requested.

“Yes, my master,” replied Vader,”the rebels….they escaped.”

“I see,” said the Emperor.”So be it, we can still destroy these rebels.  Have you any new information on our stolen lambda shuttle?”

“No.  We haven’t located it yet,” Vader said back. “I am sensing  something.  A presence.”

“Perhaps it is a Jedi,” the Emperor commented.

“Yes.  I will go down to Endor.  It may be Skywalker,” told Darth Vader.

Darth Vader walked down to one of the hangars where his shuttle (the one that hadn’t been stolen) was docked.

“Summon the pilot,” Vader commanded.

“Yes, Lord Vader,” replied an imperial officer.

About twenty-five minutes later, the shuttle had touched down on a landing pad on Endor, where he was then escorted by an AT-AT walker to another imperial base.  There, to his surprise, he met Luke Skywalker, who had turned himself in.

TO BE CONTINUED…

(In the movie ‘The Return of the Jedi’)

Index:

Endor…………………………….a forest covered moon that inhabits life called ewoks.

My Story of the Galactic Empire Inspired by Jots By John part three

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

“Imperial walkers spotted, scramble snow speeders!  I repeat, imperial walkers spotted, scramble snow speeders!  To battle stations!”  Alarms rang out as the rebels were manning their battle stations,  hoping to be able to suppress the incoming walkers set on their destruction.

“We are approaching the rebel base.  We will be there shortly,” said General Veers through a radio in an AT-AT.

“Good, make sure these rebel scum pay!” Darth Vader replied.

“They appear to have a new sort of air ship.  It may be designed specifically for our walkers,” Veers noted.

“Make sure the AT-STs wipe them out,” Vader demanded.

T-47 snow speeders were zooming past ground troops heading straight for the AT-ATs.  Ten speeders came rushing towards the five walkers.

“Use your tow cables. That armor is too strong for blasters,” said a rebel officer talking to a pilot through a speaker.

“Copy that, I’m going in!” replied the pilot.

The T-47  took four laps around the walker and tripped up the AT-AT.  With four walkers left, not including AT-STs, the war raged on.

“Remember, your goal is to take down the power generator so that the transport ships cannot get off world,” Vader reminded.

“Yes, lord Vader,” Veers replied.

T-47s were buzzing around the walkers like bees with only four walkers left.  Five out of the eight remaining speeders had a miscommunication and three crashed because of it.

“Blast it!  We’ve lost three more speeders!” said the rebel officer in frustration. “We can’t afford to lose any more!”

The remaining speeders were tripping walkers up rapidly and Veers was growing more and more nervous.

“General, your walkers are decreasing. You only have two left,” said Vader.

“Don’t remind me,” replied Veers nervously.

One of the walkers went down making Veers’ AT-AT the last one standing.  As a T-47 swung around for the kill, the AT-AT pilot happened to shoot it down.  Little did they know, it was Luke Skywalker.  He jumped out of the T-47, shot his grappling hook up into the underside of the walker.  He then cut a hole in the bottom of the walker, threw a grenade into it, then hopped down and watched the AT-AT go down in flames and Veers along with it.

“The transport ships are escaping!” Vader said, frustrated.”And, we have lost our general!  I need to find a new one.  The Emperor will not be pleased with this.”

TO BE CONTINUED…

My story of the Galactic Empire Inspired by Jots By John: part two

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

“Where are those rebels!?” said Darth Vader, slamming his fist on a control panel.

“We are searching all around the galaxy for where they’re hiding, Lord Vader”  General Veers Replied.

“Where have you searched?”  Asked Vader.

“Everywhere.  Well, everywhere except for Hoth”  said General Veers.

“Then that’s where they are, you block head!”  Darth Vader said back.

“Yes, Lord Vader, we’ll send probes in immediately to search for rebel activity”  The General assured.

Not even two minutes later, six probe droids dropped out from under a star destroyer orbiting Hoth.  The droids headed straight for the frigid ice planet.

One of the droids landed near Han Solo, who was on a scout run with Chewbacca.

Back on the star destroyer,  General Veers was pacing the floor of the control room awaiting a status report,

“We’ve found rebels, sir” said a probe droid operator.

“How many?”  replied General Veers

“Two, one is very…uh…tall, sir” The operator said back.

“It must be that roaring teddy bear they call a wookie”  the General jeered.

Just then, Veers noticed the droid was taking damage.

“Our droid is taking hits!  Self destruct the probe before it’s taken down!  It holds to much information!”  The General snapped.

The operator immediately disintegrated the droid and the information along with it.

“That was too close!” General Veers said, extremely relieved,”But, now we know where the rebels are hiding out”

Veers went straight to hangar 34.  There, Darth Vader was supervising the construction of his new TIE advanced fighter, after his first one was destroyed by the Millennium Falcon.  “Have you any new information, General?” asked Darth Vader.

“Yes, Lord Vader.” Veers replied, “We’ve found the wookie, which means Solo must me near by.”

“Now it is assured.  The rebels are on Hoth!”  Vader said in excitement.

“Since the Death Star is still under construction, we will send in our walkers.” Veers said

“We will make these rebel scum pay!”  Vader vowed.

TO BE CONTINUED….

 See the other side of the story on Jots By John.

My Story of the Galactic Empire Inspired by Jots By John: part one

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

An imperial TIE fighter squadron was on a scout run, when they spotted an X-wing flying back to Yavin 4.  Fortunately for them, none of the fighters fired, so they then found out the exact location of the rebel base.  When they got back to their star destroyer, the fighter squadron leader told them of their findings, and the leader was promoted to officer.

After the battle of Yavin, when the first DEATH STAR had been destroyed, the Empire started to develop a new weapon.  Surprisingly, it was NOT the second DEATH STAR!

Out in the the foggy jungles of Yavin 4, twenty-five stormtroopers, twenty-five shoretroopers, eight AT-ST walkers, and four AT-ATs were camped, waiting for orders to ambush the rebel base!  It was night time when they finally got clearance to attack.  The rebels, unaware of the impending attack, were slow to their battle stations, which gave the Empire a tremendous head start.  While the battle raged on, the TIE bombers were starting to trickle in as they were being escorted by TIE fighters and interceptors.  Eventually, the imperials had destroyed their defenses, and took the base.

The rebels, after being defeated, set up a temporary outpost on Tatooine until they had enough resources to counterattack the imperials.  About a month later, the rebels attacked the imperials in an attempt to reclaim their base on Yavin 4.  After a long while, the imperials were overwhelmed by the vast number of troops the rebels had sent in to defeat the imperials.

After the battle, Darth Vader decided to send in imperial scouts to spy on the rebel base.  It was abandoned!  So, the scout team went back to the main star destroyer and told Vader about their discovery.  Darth Vader was outraged and the Empire began an immediate search for the rebels!

TO BE CONTINUED…

See the rebel’s side of the story at Jots By John

INDEX:

AT-AT……………………………………………….All Terrain-Armored Transport

AT-ST…………………………………………………….All Terrain-Scout Transport

Yavin 4…………………Foggy, jungle covered moon (the fourth moon of Yavin)

Tatooine………………………………………Desert planet in the Tatooine system

TIE fighter………………………………………………..The basic imperial starship

TIE interceptor………………Imperial starship used to intercept rebel fighters

TIE bomber…………………………………………………………….Imperial bomber

Product Review: Real Racing 3

What’s up racers!  If you’re looking for a good car game for tablets, this is the one for you.  Real Racing 3 pushes it to the limits when it comes to tablet or phone racing games.

It has thirty-one different car manufacturers and ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN cars in total!  There are several circuits in several countries.  Here are the countries that I know of:

  • America
  • France
  • Dubai
  • Australia

Okay, maybe it’s really not that many, but they have several tracks from each country.  Some of the American tracks feature Daytona and Indianapolis!  These are a few pics from the game:

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Be sure to look for “Real Racing 3” the next time you’re in in the app store! (It’s free!)

 

Product Review: 1:24 Scale NASCAR Stock Car

What’s up racing fans!  Today I’ve decided to do a post about the NASCAR platinum addition 1:24 scale stock car models.  I’ll show some pictures of my models later in the post.  Here are the pros and cons of these models.

Pros:

  • The wheels turn along with the steering wheel!  They turn in harmony with each other.
  • The engine is actually 3D and not just a lumpy piece of plastic painted to look like an img_20160825_1453434931engine.
  • The net on the driver’s side is an actual net.  It’s not another piece of plastic made to look real.
  • The nitrogen tanks in the back of the car are there!  You can even see the tube the nitrogen runs through!
  • The details in general are uncanny to the real thing.  From the interior designs like the fire extinguishers in the cabin, to the sponsors on the frame, it’s pretty much an exact replica!

Cons:

  • It’s delicate.

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