LEGO Guns

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LEGO Guns

Why are real tanks and guns rarely depicted in LEGO minifig form? The LEGO Group clarified their policy in their 2010 Progress Report, but this continues to be fodder for debate among LEGO enthusiasts.

In this photo: Various minifigure weapons from LEGO, Decool and Sheng Yuan

Avengers HQ Modular #MOCMonday

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LEGO MOD Avengers HQ 4/8

I imagine most MOCs start the same way: a simple idea that quickly gets out of hand. This “Avengers HQ Modular” MOC started with 76007 Malibu Mansion Attack, a nice little set from Iron Man 3 that we got for my son for his birthday. It was a nice enough model of a section of Tony Stark’s lab and hall of armor, with space enough for a couple of Iron Man suits to stage battles with The Mandarin.  

The problem was, my son had an Iron Legion of 16 suits that needed to move in. At first, we ended up building a haphazardly constructed two-level armory (not the MOD you see here) that held all of the armor as sublevels below the Mansion. It followed the strange angles of the Mansion, and ended up being lopsided, so it was a bit of a nightmare to move around and stow away when it was time to clear the dining table of the day’s minifig superhero battles. Things got even messier when you had the rest of the Avengers join Stark in the Mansion. Poor old Hulk was always left to stand outside the building.

Clearly, something had to be done about Stark’s living arrangements …

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Battle on Utapau

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Battle on Utapau

One of the last battles of the Clone Wars was waged on Utapau. There, the 212th Attack Battalion fought with towering, rocket-launching Octuptarra Magna Tri-Droids in an effort to capture or kill General Grievous. It was also at Utapau, after the battle was won, that the same clone troopers attempted to kill Obi-Wan Kenobi, after receiving Order 66 from Chancellor Palpatine.

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Luke and Han: Out Of Sorts

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Luke and Han find themselves out of sorts, as various pieces of debris threaten to crush them. All their hopes rest on the actions of Luke’s droids.

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Luke Skywalker: “Will you shut up and listen to me! Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level, will ya?”

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Luke: “Do you copy? Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level! Shut down all the garbage mashers on the detention level!”

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