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    LEGO Ep 2 Slave 1

    heh heh, sounds like a ballgame score. But in fact, it's the first official image of the upcoming Episode II Lego Slave I - a total departure from that clunky ESB version they put out a while back. See pics: http://209.197.117.27/databases/acti...ow_article=186

    I don't know how to feel exactly, they definitely redeemed the Slave I for Lego after that first one (I consider the first Slave I to be a major disaster), but there seem to be many specialty pieces for major elements of design. Ultimately, this vehicle looks like the perfect melding of specialty pieces and classic pieces, and has a lot of opening flaps and a few hidden weapons. The cannons on this new Slave 1 are light years ahead of those silly little pea-shooters on the first slave 1, and the wings are definitely different, although I think Lego has them set up a bit wrong. The idea of a rotating cockpit is fascinating, I can't wait to see how they pull that off. Ultimately, I think this will be a somewhat unsatisfying build but a good finished toy.
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    Orginally posted by JediTricks
    Ultimately, I think this will be a somewhat unsatisfying build but a good finished toy.
    I agree with you JediTricks.I dont know how the cockpit will rotate either..without destroying the rest of the Slave I.I think
    I shall get this Lego,it would be interesting to put with my other Legos.Plus..I like the Jango Fett figure it comes with
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    Wings are too small, pylons are too high up (or they're just too thin for that height), the body is too tall from the base, the base is eh, and the whole thing is too smooth and has too many specialty pieces, IMO. Boba would've looked better with the harry potter hair piece and well at least they took into consideration on Jango's blasters....they gave him revolvers.
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    I don't think the first Slave 1 was that bad, all be it small. But this one looks great. As for the rotating cockpit I have good ideas how Lego will do it. First is a mechanical that is hand operated, second is a gravity operated one like in the Lego B-wing. I also have to agree with LTBasker, there are far too many specialty pieces. The specialty pieces is what's sucking the life out of most Lego sets today.
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    I believe the cockpit will be connected via technic rods to the wings, so when you rotate the wings into a position, you're also rotating the cockpit.
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    "We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Or they could be using the ol' smooth tile technique and making it to where you have to remove the hardly connected cockpit and move it yourself.

    I also noticed the tail piece with the guns on it is too short, it should be longer than the base...
    "Hokey packaging and ancient gimmicks are no match for good detail on your figure, kid."
    "I am a Klingot from Oklahoma in human boy form."
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    Question Rotating cockpit

    The rotating cockpit issue make me think to a question about the pilot position.

    When the Slave 1 is flying in the "vertical" position (with the tail down) the pilot is front to the space. When the Slave 1 is flying in the "horizontal" position (taking off or landing down) I think he should be front to the space again (with his back to the tail, now in horizontal position). But in this case a simple rotation of the seat it is not enough, the pilot should also change the position on his seat, or the seat should rotate along two axis, because otherwise in the "horizontal" position he would face the tail!

    Do you agree with me, or am I making a mistake somewhere?

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    Or if it's just removeable they can make it to where in kinda like an even elbow bend like: L and it would just be like knocking over the L so that the other end is sticking up. So if it's removeable then all you gotta is take it out, flip it around, and place it back in. Nothing real big, and you wouldn't have to remove the figures in the process.
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    "I am a Klingot from Oklahoma in human boy form."
    "We came, we saw, we conquered... We, woke up!"

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    Most Slave 1 toys with rotating cockpits have the seats face the rear in horizontal "landing" position for easier egress. I think it's like this in the "behind the scenes" books as well. Of course, there's a much easier way to do this, like the non-rotating cockpit of the Action Fleet Slave 1, where the figure comes out and simply sits in the seat in the opposite position.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Question Slave 1 cockpit

    I agree with your solutions, jt and ltb, even if the seat facing the rear, in horizontal "landing" position, seems to contradict the movie when the Slave 1 takes off from Bespin landing platform in ESB (was Boba Fett flying backward? ).

    I am wondering which is the Lego solution for their Ep2 Slave 1 rotating cockpit. But jt will tell us after Toy Fair.

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    JediGoofy

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