And while I have been (only just recently) a "fan" of LEGO characters (thanks to bootlegs, sorry to admit), I've never really been a fan of the vehicles or houses (except for my excitement for The Simpsons' House), but this new upcoming Sandcrawler™ has my attention!
Made up of 3,296 Pieces with a SRP of US$299.99, I am intrigued to see the inside of the vehicle, last seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. And even thought we might have seen the bay where R2D2 and C3PO were at, the rest of the structure (which was even used as a building for 'Lucasfilm' in Singapore) remain a "mystery", until now!
Sized over 9” (24cm) high, 18” (48cm) long and 6” (16cm) wide, the Sandcrawler set includes 7 minifigures (Luke Skywalker, Uncle Owen, C-3PO, R2-D2, R2 unit, an R1-series Droid, Gonk Droid, R5-D4. a Treadwell Droid, and not forgetting 4 x Jawas), and will be available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning May 2014 via shop.LEGO.com, and LEGO® Stores.
Check out more pics via the LEGO Facebook.
Check out the final sculpt for "Kibunadon", designed by Teresa Chiba and sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys. The last we saw of this "fish kaiju" was when it won the "Kaiju Gals" design contest from Max Toy Co - as voted on by the public! Expect this to debut in April's Design Festa gallery in Tokyo.
And while "technically" March 8th was yesterday (here in Singapore), I will not let something as "trivial" as "timezones" deter me from wishing all the ladies out there a very Happy International Women's Day!
Funnily how, as I searched for art toys designed by women (for the photo above), I realized I may not necessarily have procured them based on being designed/created by "women" or gender-specific per se. For me personally I collect them based on aesthetics or what I connect with instead. Do YOU do that as well, my dear readers?
Standing proud and tall amidst a predominately male orientated scene, I salute you all - both designers/creators and customizers - for making the scene a lively and vibrant one!
Are there any specific female practitioners YOU would like to give credit to out there in our scene? Give a shout out in the comments section below!
1. SkullSkin by Ajee
2. Peach Night Chika by Junko Mizuno (Miznotic Fantasy)
3. Custom Painted Dunny by Sarah "Lunabee" Miskelly
4. What-Did-I-Eat-Ephunt ('Big City' Edition) from Amanda Visell
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