WOW! Is it that time of year again? The New Year? Where did ’22 disappear to? Well it has been a busy hectic year so not noticing how fast it passed isn’t surprising.This is my annual review of the past 12 months and there will be a small hint as to what is coming in 2023 (along with a hidden clue linked to a possible Jedi Mission I might be carrying out – keep your eyes peeled) So I had best get stuck right in and start way back in January where I designed a saber for a prominent TikTok creator and saber fan, I unveiled my first “real” Katana, made a Lego Manndalorian spaceship and a new lightsaber for the most famous Bounty Hunter…here’s January’s gallery
Also we learnt of the sad passing of Michael Lee Aday or as we knew him, Meatloaf. I’d spent many hours listening to and learning to play his and Jim Steinman’s songs. Thanks Meat. Now I have to keep going down the highway to February!….
February featured a few of my new Lego creations, a second ceremonial version of the Amban Pulse Rifle saber….finally ending with a visit from Detroit’s finest robot lawman….Robocop! Here is February’s featurette….
I had just rediscovered the Lego Digital Designer software – a forgotten virtual building studio where I can build Lego models on my laptop and take snapshots of them (and create parts lists), so I installed it and tried something new and create Star wars themed vehicles. I had done a few “My Own Creations” back in 2021 too. Time is marching on and that’s quite apt as we venture forth into March! (< Marching….March….See what I did there? 🤣)
March took off with a twin engined version of my “Commando Bikespeeder” Lego model. I also created a “stretched” version known as the “QuadJumper Bus”. Back in Blender 3D I converted an old Y-Wing fighter into a lightsaber (well Y not?) and….to end the month with a blast I acquired a big powerful NERF blaster called the Havok-Fire! It’s awesome!
I figured that one engine wasn’t powerful enough for my speeder bike if it had a passenger so I upgraded it to be twin engined. I then had the crazy idea of making an even larger vehicle so built a bus with FOUR engine pods. The Y-Wing fighter inspired saber came into my head when I noticed it’s shape from above and thought “I could switch that to have three saber blades as engine exhausts and turn the ship into a saber model!” And the NERF blaster was added to my collection of blasters I started in 2021…I have since decided I like them as they are and don’t want to mess around turning them into props, well not just yet- I’m having too much fun doing target practice, and the Havok-Fire is a full automatic machine blaster that fires a shower of foam darts….fantastic fun! Wow…we’ve covered three months already? Well thanks for sticking with me this far….please click the button below to see the next three months on page two…