After postponing it for many months, today I proudly release the next chapter in my Nar Eurbrikka tale: Episode XV – Top Of The Class. This is, as of yet, my most ambitious chapter, considering the scope of the editing. It required heavy post production for practically every shot, and additonally launched with an introduction video in true Star Wars fashion, so please have a look and enjoy it:
If you want to see how Cody's involvement in the Battle of Coruscant plays out, check out the new chapter here: Episode XV – Top Of The Class
I am sure all of you remember the iconic ending scene of The Force Awakens, yes? Where Rey finds a certain Jedi on a desolate island on the planet Ahch-To? Nobody could forget that.
Well, strangely enough, we never got a Lego set of this legendary scene, even though it seems like a no-brainer. Which also means that we never got a TFA Luke Skywalker minifig. What a shame! Well, since I am into decals anyway, I decided to rectify that. Actually, I started working on this decal over a year ago, shortly after the movie's release, in fact. Believe it or not, it took me almost one and a half years to finally put together a version that I am satisfied with – I didn't work on it all the time, but I revisited the design every few weeks to tweak it a little bit, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. If my progress resulted in a satisfying design, you can decide for yourself:
This was partially inspired by a design seen in the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game. But ultimately, it was largely my own design choices, based on his actual movie outfit.
I guess I am not 100% content with it, as always, but I feel that it is as good as it's going to get for now. Maybe I will return to working on it at a later point, but I wanted this decal finished and posted for the time being. The face decal could be used on a flesh background for white decal paper, too; as you can see in the images, transparent decals tend not to be too opaque in the beard and eyebrow region.
So, thanks to Marley's suggestions, these are some more goblin decal variations that I came up with. There is a female version now, too, complete with a snarl expression and a scarred eye variation.
The male face comes in a standard variant, a snarl, a war scar and with war paint, as well as with war paint and additional eyebrow piercings and a scar on the left eye.
As requested by TK-1776, I updated the arms of my current Boba Fett decal to be in line with his changed outfit in Return of the Jedi:
I think I know why the arm design was requested by TK-1776, as this year's 75174 Desert Skiff Escape set comes with another Boba Fett minifig, but like in 2016's Carbon-Freezing Chamber 75137, he comes without printed arms:
Which is a bit of a bummer, but can hopefully be fixed with this decal! Have fun, TK-1776, and if you put it to use, make sure to send me a picture of the applied decal so I can show it off in the guest content section!
The Mara Jade decal is done!
This was a decal request and my first try ever at a "full body" decal, i.e. torso, hips, legs and face (and arms, but that wasn't much of an effort). Combine those decals with a minifig with red hair, a lightsaber and maybe a cape and you've got yourself a nice Mara Jade minifig, I assume!
As there is no definitive canon depiction of Mara Jade, I based her design on this ArtFX figure:
The next release of the april decals arrives, and it's the Vacation Joker torso!
This was another request by Batman fan mattyj and depicts Joker's preferred sun&fun outfit in the Lego Batman videogames. With this irresistible look, is there anyone out there who wouldn't love for the Joker to crash his or her beach party?
Good news, folks! I have started to work on the april decals and will start to roll them out one after another within the next few days and weeks!
We're off to a hot start with Bob the Goon from the 1989 Batman movie, as requested by mattyj!
This custom head and torso decals feature Bob's iconic west, complete with arm decals, and one standard expression and one expression with sunglasses. After all, he is the Joker's number one guy, right? Speaking of which, the Joker emblem on the chest has been Lego-fied as well to match the minifig style. Hope you enjoy it, mattyj, and your vacation Joker will be the next in line!
Today, I finally finished Episode XIV: Day Of The Spectacle! It took me longer than expected to upload it, as photography was wrapped up almost three weeks ago... but like so often, life interfered and put my efforts to a halt for a while. I hope you enjoy this new, 36 panel chapter and as always, I dearly appreciate comments & criticism!Head over to the Nar Eurbrikka section to check it out!
Scratching yet another decal request off my list, I finished working on a young version of Admiral Yularen, as featured in the Clone Wars animated series! I wasn't sure if the right tone for his uniform exists as a torso, so I designed one opaque and one transparent decal:
Admiral Yularen features the same rank insignia and uniform style as seen in the show and two different expressions, one standard sceptical military expression and one more friendly, humorous one. Like Ahsoka Tano, this decal was requested by Florian and I hope it will serve him well in complementing his Lego Grand Army of the Republic!
Today, I finished another decal request – The Clone Wars star heroine, Ahsoka Tano!
The idea was to have a face decal of young (Clone Wars era) padawan Ahsoka Tano that's in line with the normal minifig face designs and does not have the unique The Clone Wars designs Lego used for that line of minifigs (cartoony proportions, overly big anime eyes).
Interestingly enough, there exists an official design that I could use for it! It is not used for the physically produced minifigs, but instead, it is featured in the Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars videogame:
This gave me a template to work with, but only for proportions sake. I then proceeded to tweak the design based on stills from the show to make it a little more authentic. Also, to keep in line with Ahsoka's grown-up face design from the Star Wars Rebels sets, I decided to give her blue eyes instead of black ones for continuity's sake.
The neutral expression on the left was the first design; I knew that a character like Ahsoka called for two expressions, so I wanted a basic one as a template first. In hindsight, it now appears to be rather boring looking, when the smiling expression on the right looks so much more lively and does the character way more justice. So in the future, the neutral expression might be changed to a fiercer, more aggressive battle expression, but for now it will have to do. This was the first of two decals requested, and before I update this one, I want to be done with the other decal as well. There's always a chance to go back to a finished design and make tweaks and enhancements at a later point in time.