“I’m no Jedi; I’m just a guy with a lightsaber and a few questions.”
My favorite part of building as far as Lego Star Wars goes is building characters that Lego doesn’t officially make, but working within the limits of pieces Lego actually produces. It’s like a puzzle, finding the piece in the right color or printing, finding the right hair, helmet, or weapon to make the perfect vision of your favorite characters. Whether you call it kit-bashing, making a purist custom, or simply part of your MOC (Lego-speak for ‘my own creation’) I can’t leave a toy store without ideas for new characters. So it seemed fitting to make my first posts about custom Lego figures based on one of the first characters I wanted to build; Kyle Katarn from the Star Wars Dark Forces, Jedi Knight, and Jedi Academy video games.
Kyl Katarn has worn many hats, so to speak. He defected from the Imperial Stormtrooper Corps (traitor!) and went solo, eventually becoming a mercenary and smuggler before eventually following the ways of the Jedi. I don’t want to spoil too many of his stories because there are so many and they’re all pretty good. I would highly recommend Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy. Not only are they two of the best, most fun Star Wars games I’ve ever played, they’re two of the best video games I’ve played overall. The lightsaber combat system has never been topped by another game, and until virtual reality tech is perfected, it probably won’t be bested for a while still.
So rather than ramble on about one of my favorite Star Wars characters, I took some pictures of little Kyle in action and tried to inject some humor into his story (not that he needs me to do that; Kyle has a very dry, sometimes cynical sense of humor)
Thank you for checking out my custom figures! Let me know if you like this format as I’d like to branch out into doing Lego Star Wars stories (almost like a webcomic) in the future. If you liked the post or have any ides you’d like to see in the future, leave me a comment or visit the contact page. I would love to hear your feedback!
The most successful Force Friday for me ever! Even if it is only the second one! I went to the Target and Toys R Us by me and found a what I believe is a complete wave of six inch Black Series figures. I couldn’t believe I found them all so late at night. The Death Trooper, Hover Tank Trooper, and Jyn Erso were the last ones in the stores as far as I could see. My lego haul wasn’t quite what I had planned out for the day, and I didn’t get a Darth Revan (No worries, I’ll live – I have two already) but I did pick up the Lego Hover Tank and the First Order General promo minifig from Toys R Us. Needless to say, I am DONE spending money for a little while! But the Force was with me and I regret NOTHING!
What I wound up with
Black Series Kylo Ren (unmasked)
Black Series Rey (repackage)
Black Series K2-SO
Black Series Jyn Erso (Jedha)
Black Series Cassian Andor (Eadu)
Black Series Death Trooper
Black Series Hovertank Trooper
Lego Imperial Hovertank Trooper (Toys r Us exclusive)
Lego First Order General (Toys r Us promo polybag)
I hate to say it but don’t be surprised if you can’t get ahold of a Darth Revan figure today. TheBrickFan.com reports that the promotion was something of a hot mess and there likely aren’t enough Revans to go around. Also, Rogue One sets were not available online when they were supposed to be. These specials are prone to hiccups but this one really hurts if you missed out on Revan when he was available a while ago as a May the Fourth promotion. I suppose we’ll have to settle for double VIP points or check out other promotions while they last today. Nonetheless, continue the new merchant frenzy! I’ll be out tonight after work hoping I can find some new toys from my list.
Hey everyone! Don’t forget to visit a Lego store or order online to take advantage of these awesome promotions! I’ll be placing an order for sure to get another Revan for mocs and double VIP points. Don’t miss out because it’s tomorrow (9/30) only!
Buying any Lego advent calendars for your family or your own collection? Don’t throw the freebie inside the box away this year!
If you buy any of the Lego advent calendars this year, be sure to save the insert tray. It doubles as a cheap and handy sorting tray! (Just maybe don’t overload it) These are just a few of the bits I’ve been sorting out for Star Wars Imperial builds, so of course everything is gray. Sorting is a lot like backlog of comics and books – there’s always something to catch up on and probably lose hours doing it.