Quick-Brick Fun Fact 7

Did you know…?

The largest LEGO set as of right now is 10189 Taj Mahal, with 5922 pieces. When it was released in 2008, it swiped the award for set with highest part quantity from 10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Flacon (5195 pieces), which held the position for only 1 year. Regardless, 10179 is still the heaviest LEGO set: it weighs over 22 lbs (8 lbs more than 10189)!!!

LEGO Set Highlight: 7161 Gungan Sub

7161 Gungan Sub was one of the many LEGO Star Wars sets spawned in the theme’s debut year of 1999, to go along with the brand-new Episode I: The Phantom Menace. While this particular model has been recreated recently (2012), this set is significant in one important way. It was one of only two models released in the year to contain the minifigure of the character Jar-Jar Binks–a minifigure with the first ever molded head piece. Every character prior to Jar-Jar had the classic minifigure head; but this one led the way for dozens and dozens of more unique molded heads that came along in the following years, for themes such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and many more.

Quick-Brick Fun Fact 2

Did you know…?

Ever since the LEGO Star Wars series was spawned in 1999, the theme has 749 minifigures spread throughout 527 sets, 4 video games, and 10 books…all in only 17 years! It was the first licensed theme ever produced by The LEGO Group, and quickly became one of the most popular LEGO themes ever. And, it’s still going with the recent release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and LEGO sets already announced for the upcoming release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! May the Fourth be with you!

MOC: ATGA Crawler

The All-Terrain Ground Assault (ATGA) Crawler was another Star Wars set created for a LEGO contest several years ago. Back in the day, Brickster_Tim put a lot of work into this one. It has slightly poseable, but strong, legs, a giant laser, a spinning turret with firing missiles, a globular prison for captured enemies, and small detachable ships.

MOC by Brickster_Tim

MOC: The HAC Cruiser

This giant ship was created for a LEGO Star Wars contest a long time ago (in a galaxy far far away). Dubbed Heavy Assault Carrier, it had a crew of one, but also had an opening cargo hold, opening troop bays (with room for four clone troopers), wings that slid into attack position, a firing missile in the front, and a barrage of flick-fire missiles.

“This was probably the first set in which I began to creatively use unusual parts in unusual ways: I used the Mars Mission air tube as a power link and for style.” – Brickster_Tim

MOC by Brickster_Tim