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Star Wars Science Xcavations Skulls!


I recently found these at Wal-mart. They are part of the Star Wars Science line. The crates are blind boxes that contain the skulls of various creatures from the Star Wars Universe.

Star Wars Science Xcavations Creature Crates one wrapped one unwrapped

 

The crates are filled with sand. You dig the bones out and build the skull. The sand is dense and clumps together. It might be kinetic sand. It’s not regular toy sand. They didn’t include a digging tool so I used a plastic spoon. Eventually I just turned the crate upside down and dumped it into an old plastic lunch meat package.

I hate sand’ ‘it’s course and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere’

Star Wars Science Xcavations Creature Crates opened and full of colored sand

 

Once all the parts are out you can build the skull. The first set I opened was a Hutt. It looks cool but took some wiggling to get the jaw to pop into place.

Series 1 includes Hutt, Trandoshan, Gamorrean, Rodian, Monkey-lizard, and Zabrak.

The Science part of these toys is that they based these skulls on actual animal skulls. The Xcavation set includes a pamphlet with what earth animals on which they based their designs. It has scientific names and habitat information. They used ape and board skulls to design the Gamorrean skull. And Alligator and Iguana skulls for references for the Trandashan skull. Which was the second package I opened. Boosk the Bounty Hunter was a Trandashan.

Trandashan skull

You can see a bit of the red sand still attached to the skull. Preview photos from the toy fair show certain skulls are packed in certain colored sand.

Hutt and Trandashan Skulls shown here with Black Series BB-8 for size reference.

Hutt and Trandashan Skulls shown here with Black Series BB-8 for size reference.

What’s in the box: CHEAT CODES:
These codes are embossed on bottom of the plastic boxes:

  • 125 Rodian
  • 127 Hutt
  • 128 Gammorren Guard
  • 129 Maul
  • 130 Monkey Lizard
  • 131 Trandashan

I had a bit of a preview of these kits a while back. If you remember my BB-8 behind a crate post from earlier in the month you’ve seen the crates. I just now have time to do a proper write-up on them.

These sets are cool and a fun little activity. They come with a Skull, toy sand, and a crate for around $4.99. Uncle Milton also makes a Rancor and Tauntaun Skelton models. I haven’t seen them in stores yet.

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May the 4th be with you!



To celebrate May the 4th be with you, I’m running a sale on Yoda Archives prints. save 20% on Yoda prints from the online store. May 1 to the 5th only. May the 4th sale.


May the 4th be with you!


To celebrate May the 4th be with you, I’m running a sale on Yoda Archives prints. save 20% on Yoda prints from the online store. May 1 thru 5th only. May the 4th sale

Indiana Jones locates Han solo


Yoda Archives 2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 13,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

Most popular posts viewed in 2012

1 Darth “no Legs” Maul Returns #2.  February 2012
2 Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) Redemption Offer September 2011
3 Don’t forget Valentines Day January 2012
4 Shelob Lair June 2012
5 Hasbro is giving away a life size Darth Maul January 2012
6 Darth Maul Returns, But how? February 2012
7 Darth “no Legs” Maul has returned * Spoilers. February 2012
8 Yoda wishes Jim Henson A Happy Birthday September 2011
9 LEGO Stormtrooper Ornament October 2012
10 Star Wars LEGO Christmas Advent Calendar 2012 December 2012

2012 blogs stats
I love this graphic they made with my top posts.

Yoda archives had traffic from 94 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. The United Kingdom & Canada were not far behind.

Views I hit 10,000 views in August, In December I passed 14,000 on the 9th and 15,000 two weeks later.

In 2012 I had two articles posted to theBrickBlogger.
Brick and Heroes at MCFC and LEGO Christmas Ornaments
I look forward to the new year and new images.


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 25 Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas from all of us at Yoda Archives.

lego star wars Christmas


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 24 Santa Darth Maul


December 24th star wars advent build is Santa Darth Maul! Here he is with snowball and shovel.

Darth Maul as santa

Turn him around and he has a candy cane in his back pocket.dec24_darthsantaback


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 6


Today’s Advent gift is from The Phantom Menace, a mini figure of a Battle Droid, a security battle droid to be exact. There was one in last year calendar as well it was a pilot droid. (See it here) Yoda made short work of it. If they are going to use the calendar for army building I wish it would be Imperial, Rebel, or Clone Armies and not boring droids.This one didn’t even have a weapon. Although last year’s droid image is popular at conventions with the younger generation of fans.

security battle droid

There’s online content as well this year. With each door has a code to enter on LEGO’s SW calendar page. There’s a small animation of the model. It’s like the item building scenes from the LEGO Star Wars Games. I’m already getting searches for advent calendar Lego code so if I get shares or likes,  I’ll post the advent calendar Lego codes for those that want to see.

we cant fit three time as big

Don’t worry about that droids, Yoda is back!

lego yoda battles droids


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 5


This year, like last year, LEGO has released a Star Wars Christmas Advent calendar. Today’s gift is also from The Phantom Menace, a mini model of a Trade Federation MTT (The Multi-Troop Transport). Super tiny vehicle.

Trade Federation MTT lego

There’s online content as well this year. With each door there is a code enter it on LEGO’s SW calendar page and there’s a small animation of the model. It’s like the item building scenes from the LEGO Star Wars Games. I’m already getting searches for advent calendar Lego code so if I get shares,via the links under this post,  I’ll post the advent calendar Lego codes for those that want to see.

Today’s code is 9515. There’s interaction with a previous build today. In the animation one model attacks the other.


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 4


This year, like last year,  LEGO has released a Star Wars Christmas Advent calendar.

mini star destroyer lego

There’s online content as well this year. With each door there is a code enter it on LEGO’s SW calendar page and there’s a small animation of the model. It’s like the item building scenes from the LEGO Star Wars Games. I’m already getting searches for advent calendar Lego code so if I get shares,via the links under this post,  I’ll post the advent calendar Lego codes for those that want to see.


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 3


This year, like last year,  LEGO has released a Star Wars Christmas Advent calendar. Today’s gift is a mini model of a Gungan weapon rack with spear and shield plus a catapult.  Something has Yesterday’s Gungan warrior is running to grab his spear.

gunggan weapon rack

There’s online content as well this year. With each door there is a code enter it on LEGO’s SW calendar page and there’s a small animation of the model. It’s like the item building scenes from the LEGO Star Wars Games. I’m already getting searches for advent calendar Lego code so if I get shares,via the links under this post,  I’ll post the advent calendar Lego codes for those that want to see.

lego gungan and battle droid advent calendar

It’s a Battle Droid on a STAP (#30058)!


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 2


This year, like last year,  LEGO has released a Star Wars Christmas Advent calendar. The Calendar has 234 pieces. Each day there is a new mini ship or mini figure. There’s even an exclusive Santa Darth Maul and another Christmas themed Star Wars mini-fig.

2dec_2012

There’s online content as well this year. With each door there is a code enter it on LEGO’s SW calendar page and there’s a small animation of the model. Spoilers though just like on the box you can see hints at the other gifts.


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 1 Extra


An extra post for today’s advent gift. The Opee Sea Killer returns to the blog to capture a min-ship. I knew I wanted to shot this once I saw the mini ship.

opee sea killer

In a previous post I mentioned that there’s extra online content for the calendar. It’s a code that unlocks a mini animation. I’m already getting searches for advent calendar Lego code so if I get shares on my advent posts I’ll post the advent calendar Lego codes.

Opee Sea killer was seen here in august 2011.

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Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 1


This year, like last year,  LEGO has released a Star Wars Christmas Advent calendar. The Calendar has 234 pieces. Each day there is a new mini ship or mini figure. There’s even an exclusive Santa Darth Maul and another Christmas themed Star Wars mini-fig.

gungang sub

There’s online content as well this year. With each door there is a code enter it on LEGO’s SW calendar page and there’s a small animation of the model. Spoilers though just like on the box you can see hints at the other gifts.


Three Little Darths


Appearing in this scene LEGO Darth Vader (7150, Tie-figther vs Y-wing), Darth Maul (7101 Lightsaber Duel), and Count Dooku (Jedi Duel 7103). and Power of the Force Death Star.

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May the 4th be with you!



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Darth “no Legs” Maul has returned * Spoilers.


The “Brothers” episode of the Clone Wars has aired. We finally caught a glimpse of the new Darth Maul and for now at least he has spider like legs. The Sith was found weak, insane, and thirsting for vengeance. Hopefully next week we will get answers to where he’s been and how did he survive. The preview for next week’s episode showed him bipedal.

any here’s one of our guesses from feb of what he’d look like and a pic from Star Wars.com of what he really did look like. Kind of close.


Darth Maul Returns. #6


The Phantom Menace has returned to the big screen, this time in 3D. Lucasfilm is promoting the re-release with packaging and advertising featuring Darth Maul. This spring he returns to the small screen in The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. Wait what? He was cut in two.

Here’s another Yoda Archives prediction of what the new Darth Maul will look like.

#6 Neimoidian Legs

Maybe he steals the legs from Neimoidian, Nute Gunray.


Darth Maul Returns. #5


The Phantom Menace has returned to the big screen, this time in 3D. Lucasfilm is promoting the re-release with packaging and advertising featuring Darth Maul. This spring he returns to the small screen in The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. Wait what? He was cut in two. That’s no flesh wound.

Here’s another Yoda Archives prediction of what the new Darth Maul will look like.

#5 Dalek Maul


At ConNooga this past week I found some Doctor Who Micro-Figure from Character Building. Thank you Fan Boy glass For carrying them. The figures are sold in blind bags so you don’t know which mini you will get. I got a few packs wanted more but had to stay on budget for the con.


Darth Maul Returns. #4 Sith on Wheels


The Phantom Menace has returned to the big screen, this time in 3D. Lucasfilm is promoting the re-release with packaging and advertising featuring Darth Maul. This spring he returns to the small screen in The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. Wait what? He was cut in two. That’s no flesh wound.

Here’s another Yoda Archives prediction of what the new Darth Maul will look like.

#4 Sith on Wheels


Darth “Bones” McMaul Returns. #3


This weekend The Phantom Menace returns to the big screen but this time in 3D. Lucasfilm is promoting the re-release with packaging and advertising featuring Darth Maul. Darth Maul was cut in two and plummeted to his death in the final act of the movie.
But this spring he returns to the small screen in The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. Since the Clone Wars takes place after Phantom Menace you probably have some question like, How did he survive? If he survived why is he just now showing up? legs? or Does George Lucas know what continuity means?

We’d like to help answer one of those questions, here’s another prediction of what the new Darth Maul will look like.


Darth “no Legs” Maul Returns. #2


This weekend The Phantom Menace returns to the big screen but this time in 3D. Lucasfilm is promoting the re-release with packaging and advertising featuring Darth Maul. Darth Maul was cut in two and plummeted to his death in the final act of the movie.
But this spring he returns to the small screen in The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. Since the Clone Wars takes place after Phantom Menace you probably have some question like, How did he survive? If he survived why is he just now showing up? legs? or Does George Lucas know what continuity means?

We’d like to help answer one of those questions, here’s another prediction of what the new Darth Maul will look like. This time he steals Nute Gunray’s Mechno-chair.


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Yoda with clone helment


Darth Maul Returns, But how?


This weekend The Phantom Menace returns to the big screen but this time in 3D. Lucasfilm is promoting the re-release with packaging and advertising featuring Darth Maul. Darth Maul was cut in two and plummeted to his death in the final act of the movie.
But this spring he returns to the small screen in The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. Since the Clone Wars takes place after Phantom Menace you probably have some question like, How did he survive? If he survived why is he just now showing up? legs? or Does George Lucas know what continuity means?

see Darth Maul Returns trailer

We’d like to help answer one of those questions, here’s our first prediction of what Darth Maul’s new legs will look like.

and yes Darth Maul did return in comic books in Star Wars: Visionaries but that a What if? story.