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LEGO is releasing 3 Star Wars Dioramas

LEGO seems to get right what most of the adult Star Wars series buyers want. They want something for their display, not for playing. So Lego finally is getting it right with releasing three Dioramas. Hopefully this will be just the start of a bigger series. But as of now there is no indication that more sets are coming.

1. Death Star Trash Compactor

The first step in the new collection is the 802-piece, 89,99€ Lego Star Wars Death Star Trash Compactor Diorama that recreates the tense moment when Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia find themselves in one of the space station’s trash compactors after springing the princess from her detention cell. The diorama includes a bunch of trash (random Lego parts), a Dianoga’s head popping up, and even moving walls so you can choose a different fate for everyone than what played out in A New Hope.

2. Dagoba Jed Training Diorama

The second set, and the largest of the three is the Lego Star Wars Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama, and while it’s assembled from 1,000 pieces it’s slightly cheaper than the Trash Compactor set at 79,99€. Details include the exposed wing of an X-wing sunken into the swamp, Yoda’s hut and the Jedi Master himself, Luke practicing a hand stand, and a filthed up R2-D2 who would probably be much happier back on an Imperial Star Destroyer.

3. Death Star Trench Run Diorama

The Lego Star Wars Death Star Trench Run Diorama is the smallest and cheapest, but also easily the most dynamic and exciting of the bunch. The 665-piece set will sell for 59,99€ and features Luke’s X-wing being pursued by a trio of TIE Fighters, including Vader’s, through one of the Death Star’s trenches. The extensive detailing and greebling alone makes this one a must-have.

Stunning new Image of the Sun

Solar Orbiter’s latest images shows the full Sun in unprecedented detail. They were taken on 7 March, when the spacecraft was crossing directly between the Earth and Sun. One of the images, taken by the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) is the highest resolution image of the Sun’s full disc and outer atmosphere, the corona, ever taken.

Another image, taken by the Spectral Imaging of the Coronal Environment (SPICE) instrument represents the first full Sun image of its kind in 50 years, and by far the best one, taken at the Lyman-beta wavelength of ultraviolet light that is emitted by hydrogen gas.

In total, the final image contains more than 83 million pixels in a 9148 x 9112 pixel grid. For comparison, this image has a resolution that is ten times better than what a 4K TV screen can display.

Here you can zoom into the sun yourself: LINK

IKEA’s new outdoor LED lamp is also a Spotify-enabled Bluetooth speaker !

Music in the garden or on the balcony? Bring VAPPEBY speaker lamp outside and fill relaxing times with your favourite songs. The Spotify Tap playback™ function puts the music at your fingertips! Ikea has launched this new outdoor Lamp / Bluetooth speaker. At a price of 49,99€ this is not really expensive.

VAPPEBY Bluetooth speaker for outdoor use has a built-in lamp and is perfect for your garden parties and balcony dinners. It’s easy to play your favorite music from Spotify on VAPPEBY. Just press a button on the speaker and your music will start streaming from wherever you left off. Not feeling that song? Another press plays a different recommendation just for you.

The Spotify Tap playback function generates music based on your taste, if you want to listen to something else, just press the button again. 360-degree sound means that the music plays clearly and distinctly, no matter where you and your friends are sitting. The lamp gives a pleasant glow and adds a decorative touch to a table and is practical if you need a little extra light outdoors.

Use the handle to easily carry the speaker lamp wherever you like. It has a built-in rechargeable battery and is rainproof, so you can use it in any weather. Connect and play your favorite tunes from your phone, computer, or any other Bluetooth®-enabled device.

The Speaker is approved for IP65, contains a non replaceable Battery. It charges via USB cable which comes with the lamp, but if you require an adapter this one will be sold separetly.

Link: IKEA

Coming Soon: The Lego 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine

So the rumors where all true, Lego is publishing a Back to the Future Time Machine on the 1st of April.

Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads! With 1.21 gigawatts, the LEGO DeLorean has travelled into our present. Finally we can show you the iconic time machine from “Back to the Future” as a LEGO Creator Expert Set with set number 10300. Here are all the pictures and details you need.

As the first set in the series, it includes two exclusive minifigures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown, both wearing their outfits from the second film and standing next to the nameplate, which provides information about the time machine from Back to the Future. The vehicle itself is not in minifigure size, but 35.5 cm long and thus implemented in a scale of 1:12.

“Hey wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me you built a time machine? Out of a DeLorean?” Yes Marty! Of course, the LEGO DeLorean cannot travel through time, but it is equipped with other functions. The gullwing doors and hood can be opened at the front. In addition, the wheels can be folded into flight mode at the same time using a lever and the flux compensator also lights up, which does not require 1.21 gigawatts, but only a LEGO light brick. The DeLorean plays a crucial role in all three Back to the Future films, allowing the LEGO set to be built in three variants with their respective modifications.

Here are a few more details, the Flux Capacitor does even light up!

All Infos on the Set:

  • Setnumber: 10300
  • Pieces: 1872
  • Price : 169,99 Euro
  • Minifiguren: 2
  • Measurements: (LxH): 35,5 cm x 11 cm
  • Measurements of the Box (BxHxT):
  • Scale: 1:12
  • Release: 1. April 2022
  • Age Ranking: 18+
  • LEGO Designer: Sven Franic
  • Sticker: Yes. (DMC Sign and Wheels are labeled)

Official Link

Remote Control Baby Yoda

Feel like the coolest father figure in the galaxy with your very own remote control Baby Yoda! This cute twelve-inch Grogu includes a wrist-mounted communicator that allows you to interact and play with your new adorable friend.

My Top 10 Fictional Movie Bands

I love Movies, and partially I really think it is Cool to see some Fictional Bands in there. And here is my Top 10 of Fictional Movie Bands

10. School of Rock (“The School of Rock”)

Another classic Jack Black role as Dewey Finn. I really like Jack Black in Movies like this.

9. The Wonders (“That Thing You Do!”)

8. Spinal Tap (“This is Spinal Tap”)

7. Crucial Taunt from “Wayne’s World”

6. Autobahn from “The Big Lebowski.”

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