Tuesday, March 15, 2016

My Own Custom Rey's Snow Speeder

So have you ever wondered what if Rey had been born on Hoth instead of Jakku?

Instead of a hot sandy desert environment, she'd have to put up with the frigid ice planet.

Maybe then her speeder would look like this.

I basically took my Lepin 05001 Speeder set and replaced all of the dark red pieces with white ones.

Rear view shot.

I used some tan coloured bricks for contrast.  Those would have been around where the brown and orange plates were on the original speeder.

Action shot.

Here is Rey modelling Han Solo's Parka from the Lego Echo Base set 7749.

Hmm, if you had to choose a mode of transportation, would it be Tauntaun or Snow Speeder?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dargo 850 Star Wars Minifigures

This is a new bootleg brand for me, called Dargo.  They have done some superhero minifigures but I didn't get any of those because I wasn't sure if the quality was good or not.   I recently got this set of 8 Star Wars Clone Wars knockoff figures.  Set number is 850.

The set consists of 4 different Storm Troopers (top row) and Separatist Bounty Hunter, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, and Darth Vader (bottom row).

There's a few disparities in this set.  The lightsabers are all wrong for the characters.  Darth Maul is missing his cape.  Darth Vader's head should not be flesh coloured.  I think I put a Stormtrooper head on the Bounty Hunter by mistake.

  The previous two pics show the backs of the minifigures.  The next few shots are closeups of each mini figure.

Darth Vader

Darth Maul

Anakin Skywalker

Clone Trooper

Bounty Hunter

Storm Trooper

Sand Trooper

Pilot Clone Trooper?

The helmets of the Clone Troopers are really bad.  There's no detail or texture to them, just some weird paint.  Can't say they do anything for me.  The torsos are detailed enough front and back and the designs look to be clear, even and free of smudges.

Here is the Dargo 850 set as listed on the Dargo website.   I hope all of the Dargo bootlegs are not this bad.  I bought these off Ali Express and paid about $5.20 USD for this set.  So not worth it.
I think there is another set with the same figures but by a different brand.  From what I've seen from pics, those ones have more accurate minifigures and details.  I'll have to see if I can find it for a good price.

Brand: Dargo
Set:  850 Star Wars Clone Wars minifigures
Number of figures: 8
Price paid: $5.20 USD, free shipping