Saturday, 10 December 2011

A slight detour to ... a galaxy far far away

They are still miniatures and it's still sci-fi ... but of a different kind. After a morning appointment at a local mall, I came across a mini-exhibition on Star Wars Lego miniatures. They looked rather cool so I snapped a few pictures for the blog. I am more of a Star Trek fan but Star Wars still holds a special place in my heart. Star Wars was the first sci-fi I ever saw as a kid together with those old black-and-white Flash Gordon TV series (Yes, I am that old). Reading Issac Asimov's Foundation books strengthened my love for sci-fi (as Lord of the Rings did for fantasy) and Star Trek sealed it. GW's Warhammer 40K is the icing on me sci-fi cake.

I actually snapped a lot more pictures than is displayed in this blog entry. But being the geeky nerd that I am, I probably messed up some of the photo-taking cause they were not saved on my mobile phone camera's memory card. Oh well ... to the pictures that did make it from warp.

Battle for Hoth
These, I thought, were the best of the miniatures on display. I am bit bias here as Empire Strikes Back was IMHO the best Star Wars movie ever made.

Imperial Landing
A scene synonymous with Lord Vader's signature theme. If look carefully, you can see that one of the imperial guards has fallen flat on his face.

Battle for Endor
Ewoks ... the less said the better.

Home of a young Skywalker.

Clone Wars
Why Lucas why ... did you have to spoil the romanticism of Star Wars with CGI !!!

That's all folks! Hope you enjoyed the pictures.


  1. Lego going haywire!
    Nice dioramas from them. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yeah thanks for sharing :)

    Which mall was this and do u know when the exhibition ends? I saw this a while back when i was in bkk but if its near would love to take my kids to see it.

    And hey, i'm a trekkie fan too!!!! Was thinking of getting the new starship captains boardgame. Would u like to have a go if i get it :)

  3. @doc selvam ... you are most welcome. Their Battle for Hoth diorama was most impressive, me thinks.

    @Khairul ... I am a massive Trekkie nut =) ... Seen nearly everything from The Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine (my all time fav), Voyager and all the movies. Unfortunately, I never got into ST: Enterprise starring Scott Bakula. Maybe one day. A ST boardgame ... that would be so cool!!!

    The Lego mini-exhibition is at Bangsar Village 2. They have fun activities like buidling a huge R2D2 I think. I was there rather early in the morning for an appointment and the staff were still setting things up, so not really sure what other things they have. Should be fun for your kids.

  4. Thanks FEM.

    Hey DS9 is my all time fav too!! Esp any episodes with quark in it hehe.
    And same thing with ST:E too. Didn't have the ST feel to it.

    I'll try to order the ST game :)

    And thanks for the exhibition info.


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