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Star Wars Reads Day 2015


Today is Star Wars Reads Day.
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Fans of reading and a certain galaxy far, far away have reason to rejoice: Star Wars Reads Day, a day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars, is returning.

Visit Star Wars Reads Day for author event locations and a Star Wars Day PDF kit with activities and recipes from some Star Wars books.

A few years ago I made a LEGO mini fig version of the Star Wars Reads Day Logo.

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Other Book Posts


Little Green guy, Little blue box.


This is a reshoot of an image I posted three years ago today. The TARDIS in the orginal pic was a papercraft one. I said then when I got a TARDIS I would reshoot the image. I recently got a character building TADRIS set a finally had time.
I like that Character building Tardis but I will eventually build one with LEGO bricks. The CB set is mostly large panels. I think it’ll look better made of more bricks. I plan on using some instructions I found online. I just need to order the parts sometime.

Yoda and the tardis

Original version.
Yoda and the Tardis


Anniversary Happy.


If my calculations and by my I mean wordpress history, This blog will post exactly three years after the first Yoda archives post.It has been a fun three years. The site continues to grow. Yesterday I passed the number of visits I had for the entire moth of January 2013. And there are still 2 weeks to go in January 2014.
I am so glad to meet fans online and on the road.

Thank you.

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Awesome Yoda Gizmo mash up shirt


Qwertee has a cool Star Wars meets Gremlins shirt today.
Qwertee are $11 each.

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LEGO Minifigure gift tags from DK Books.


DK books posted free LEGO Minifigure gifts tag you can print and use to address your gifts. Visit DK US to print these tags featuring Santa, The Toy solider, Clockwork robot, and Santa Yoda from the 2011 Advent Calendar.

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DK book publishes all those the great LEGO books. Enjoy this Christmas bonus from them.

 


Santa Yoda in on his way.


Another minifig having fun in the snow.
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LEGO Yoda Chronicles Trilogy tonight


The Lego Yoda Chronicles trilogy will air tonight on cartoon network. The marathon starts at 7/6c and concludes with the final installment Attack of the Jedi at 8/7c.

 


Yoda is here for the 500th post.


Here it is the 500th post on Yoda Archives.com. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this blog back in January 2011, with Found me you have. I just wanted to have some fun with my camera and some action figures. I’ll hit the three year mark in just a couple of months.I’ve made a lot of friends here and hope to meet more of you in person at a convention sometime.

Thank you all for your support.

For this special post I had to go back to the character that was the impetus for the blog, The Jedi Master, Yoda. And I placed him in my favorite set of the year.

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featured here is Yoda, Bilbo Baggins, and Bag End from 79003 An Unexpected Gathering


Star Wars Reads Day


Tomorrow is Star Wars Reads Day.

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Fans of reading and a certain galaxy far, far away have reason to rejoice: Star Wars Reads Day, a day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars, is returning. The second annual Star Wars Reads Day is to be held this October 5, 2013, and will again feature Star Wars fans, authors, and artists coming together in a nationwide multi-publisher initiative

Visit Star Wars Reads Day for author event locations and a Star Wars Day PDF kit with activities and recipes from some Star Wars books.

I made a LEGO mini fig version of the Star Wars Reads Day Logo.

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Other Book Posts
20th Anniversary of Heir to the Empire


Renewal time!


Looks like it is renewal time, where did the year go?  If you’ve enjoyed the blog please make a small donation to help support the blog. Button is on the right of side of the blog. If you can’t right now please use the share button and help grow my readership.

DragonCon is this weekend. I’ll won’t be going I’ll be spending most of the time at work. But I’ll try to photograph some more figures this weekend.

thank you!

and here’s one of my previous post raeppa idej was my 250th post back in December.

lego zantanna lego yodaUpdate: new comic post in the morning.


Yoda Chronicles Build At TRU May 4th


I was at Toys r US today, They had a poster for a Yoda Chronicles build on Saturday May the fourth from noon till 2. It’s a black mini star fighter. See if your store has a sign in the LEGO aisle. Not sure of the qualifications to get it. I’m guessing the regular TRU rules apply.

*Event intended for children, ages 5-up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks.


New Light box.


I got a new light box recently. My previous two boxes were home made. They worked pretty well but I needed to upgrade. I wanted a sturdier box, the cardboard one was getting wobbly.
I found a set on ebay. It had the box, four back drops, two lights, and a mini tripod. The light box folds into itself making it portable. Once folded there are pockets to store the backdrops.T01_02

The box had three diffuser sides. The front, bottom and back are open. The carrying case folds back and supports the box. It also keeps the back from being fully opened.There is strip of velcro on the back to attach the backdrops. The backdrops are about a yard long and 16 inches wide. They are a little thin. Since the bottom is open, what ever you place the box on may show through the fabric. I set my box up on chessboard and had to double layer the backdrops to hide the squares.

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The set has four back drops white, black, red and blue. They are fabric and are easy to switch between colors. A couple of the backdrops had creases in them. hopefully the creases can come out.
LEGO Yoda

The set also had a small camera tripod. It’s really too small to support my camera. I already have tripods so that didn’t bother me. There are two small lights with the set. Right now my table top studio is set up on a podium, not a table. So I have limited room to test them within my box. I’m really enjoying the results of the box.

LEGO Frodo on horse back

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The instructions say the box is from Ls Photostudio I bought it on e-bay from savingtosaving


These mini legs are made for walking.


Mini Action Legs by Brick Fortress

Hobbits can’t run, at least LEGO hobbits and other short character can’t run. Normal short LEGO legs are not moveable so the smaller characters cannot move, or sit. The mini-action legs offered by Brick Fortress allow poseability for the minis in either in your MOCs or stop motion films.

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Left:Frodo with Action Legs Right: Frodo with standard Legs

I just bought a few of these and would like to share my thoughts on them. The legs are nicely made and feel similar to LEGO. They feel solid and move easily without fear of breaking like some knock off brick brands. The colors are near to LEGO colors. They are available in five colors now, others will be offered in the future, more on that later. Current color options are black, gray, dark blue, reddish-brown, and tan.

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Here we can see side by side comparison using the Evil Dwarf from series 5. The dwarf on the Left has mini-action legs, the dwarf on the right has the standard legs.The legs have some curve to them rather than the straight look of LEGO legs. There is a center piece to the legs that allows the movement. And the legs are slightly taller due to the hips.

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rear view of mini action legs, Dwarf with reddish brown, Yoda w/tan, Frodo in normal, and Bildo with dark blue.

rear view: Dwarf w/ reddish brown, Yoda w/tan, Frodo in normal, and Bildo w/ dk blue.

Price: The legs are listed for $1.25 each but currently sold for $1.15 each with price breaks at higher volumes order 20 or more and the price drops to $1.00 each and order 100 or more and they drop $0.95 each. Shipping is cheap. Plus They fill orders fast. I ordered on the 31st the legs were shipped on the 2nd and arrived the 4th.

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The tan legs match Yoda and allow the Jedi to Move.

The next color will be.. up to you. Brick Fortress held a survey for most requested colors. The top four are now up for voting. The choices are: Dark Green, Green, Dark Tan and Dark Brown. You’ll notice in the Frodo and Dwarf pics the color don’t match the original that because they figs were made with dark brown legs. Dark brown is not offered yet so I used the reddish-brown legs. I need my Hobbits to match. Frodo and Samwise can’t complete their mission if their outfits are not color coordinated. So vote dark brown Frodo needs action legs so he can simply walk into Mordor.

Voting ends April 30th so be sure to get your votes in by then! Choose your color and vote!

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Frodo cannot walk he needs mini-action legs. Don’t let Sauron win vote dark brown legs!

Summary:The legs are well made and look great. They function like the regular size LEGO legs. I can see these being used in stop motion films. You should try a few and give your figs added poseability.

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LEGO Frodo on horse back

UPDATE:they are still taking votes for the new action leg color. This color vote will end the night of A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶3̶0̶t̶h̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶3̶ [not decided]


Happy St. Patricks Day


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Have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s day.


Yoda Chronicles to be quarterly installments.


Yahoo reports

At the meetings, Cartoon Network will tout its ratings growth in 2012, which became the network’s most-watched year in Prime in its 20-year history, and will present its upcoming slate, which marks a shift from live-action back to the network’s core animated fare. It includes three quarterly installment specials of The Yoda Chronicles, a new CG-animated foray into the “Original Saga” world of Star Wars. Cartoon Network also airs Clone Wars

The Yoda Chronicles: LEGO Star Wars returns in epic style with THE YODA CHRONICLES, a thrilling, funny and action-packed new LEGO Star Wars story told in three animated TV specials! Set in the “Prequel” Star Wars timeline, THE YODA CHRONICLES stars the one and only Yoda—the Jedi Master who has seen it all, done it all, and taught generations of Jedi Knights—in an all-new adventure. With the help of a fresh class of Padawans, Yoda leads the Jedi in a desperate fight to stop Darth Sidious and his minions from creating a new super-weapon that could crush the Republic and win the war for the forces of Evil.

Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/01/28/4574186/cartoon-network-gets-in-front.html#storylink=cpy


The Empire Strikes Out DVD!


last year’s LEGO Star Wars special, The Empire Strikes out, will be released on dvd March 26! The trailer shows a mini-fig with the dvd.

Who would have thought blowing up the Death Star would come with consequences? It seems that while Jedi-in-training Luke Skywalker attempts to embark on his next mission, he discovers that his new celebrity status can be a double-edged lightsaber when he’s constantly mobbed by fans in LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out. Available on DVD March 26th.

Star Wars.com announcement

After a record-breaking debut on Cartoon Network, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm announced today that LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out is coming to DVD on March 26, 2013. The 22-minute original standalone special will bring the same tongue-in-cheek humor fans know and love in a brand new epic adventure featuring everyone’s favorite LEGO Star Wars characters. Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the DVD will include an exclusive collectible Darth Vader LEGO mini-figure and is available now for pre-order at http://www.foxconnect.com/awesome.

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In LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, the original Death Star has just been destroyed, but Luke, Han, Chewie, and Leia can’t celebrate for too long — a new Imperial threat has arisen. And while Luke has become a household name as “Death-Star-Blower-Upper,” he finds that not even the Force can protect him from a new menace: crazed fans! Things aren’t looking so good for Darth Vader, either, who finds himself locked in a hilarious “Sith-ling” rivalry with Darth Maul. LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out is an action-packed, comedic romp, perfect for fans of any age.

When LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out premiered on Cartoon Network, it became the number-one telecast of the day with kids ages 6-11 and boys ages 2-17. Written by Emmy Award-winner Michael Price (The Simpsons), the special features many of the beloved Star Wars voice actors fans know and love, including Anthony Daniels, Sam Witwer, Ahmed Best, and more.


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 22


Today’s Advent build is Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator.

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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.

one a personal note my blog traffic has already passed last year December totals. and this month is now the second highest visited month in the history of the blog.

so thanks for following!


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 21


Today’s Advent build is a Super Battle Droid.

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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.


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 19


Today’s Advent build is another ship from The Trade Federation. Separatist Shuttle.

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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.


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 17


Today’s Advent build is another ship from The Phantom Menace, a mini model of a Naboo Flash Speeder. There’s too much Phantom Menace in this calendar.

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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.


250th post: raeppa idej


This is the 250th post on Yoda Archives. The master Jedi had to make an appearance.

lego zantanna lego yoda This is my first customization of a character. I have built a few MOC character but.this is the first try at making a published character. LEGO Zatanna is built from the parts of various LEGO mini-figures. The legs are borrowed from the Black Canary Figure I purchased online.  The other parts are official LEGO items. On one version of this I had text on the image. She said “raeppa idej” or Jedi appear but I think it slowed down the joke. Yoda said “Fire my agent, I will”.  I think the visual is enough.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles Trailer posted.


LEGO has posted a trailer for Yoda Chronicles a new LEGO Star Wars special to be released hopefully soon. I’ll be watching it.


Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar 2012 * Dec 8


Today’s Advent build is another ship from The Phantom Menace, a mini model of a Vulture Droid ship. Please can we have get away from Naboo?

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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.