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Mace Windu's El Bamferado Airspeeder
My entry for the Guild Build, An Airspeeder in May, at the CABG. It features Mace Windu, some clone troopers, and an airspeeder that jokingly plays on a gang theme. It was a hilarious theme to build to.
About this creation
(Main Picture Above)His Bamfness (Mace Windu) and a few members (clones) of the gang Purple Deathsticks fly high above the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a customized gold-plated El Bamferado airspeeder. Whew, that's quite a mouthful! :)


You don't want the Purple Deathsticks rollin' up in your sector of Coruscant.


This shot was the most realistic in compared to the reference picture I used here of Coruscant and the temple.


And yes I am aware that it resembles a sandcastle so zip-it.


Back of the 16x16 baseplate.


Top shot. I thought this technique of the miniaturized city and temple was very clever when trying to get the perception of the speeder being up really high.


Side shot of the El Bamferado personal airspeeder.


When I picture gangstas I see them driving elegant El Dorados, and that's what the speeder was based off of. Reference pic here.


The front grill of the speeder. I really liked the angles I achieved in this vehicle. The middle 'stripe' of gold bars are level and the either two on each side are slightly tilted downwards. The front grill is also slightly faced inwards and down; you can see in other shots.


Top greebles.


Opposite side shot. If you're looking for the grill facing inwards and down you can see it a little in this pic.


Side rear shot- we'll get to the cabin in a moment, stay with me!


The engines. Sometimes shear simplicity is the way to go. Since the theme of the car was purple and gold (for Mace Windu, pimpin', and BAMFness, which is pretty much a summary of what he is) I thought the transparent purple blades running between each engine offered a neat concept.


Other side rear shot.


The front two seats in the cabin, as well as the control panel(s). The black piece with the two white balls on each side was supposed to be two dice hanging from a mirror. The idea was good for gangster/bamfness but the best design I had was complete fail. I forgot to take them out when photographing so I'll have to try and live with it. As for the rest of the design here I was very pleased! I added tons of crazy detail such as pedals on the floor (for... speeding... faster?) and numerous controls.


The back is just as spacious and luxurious as the front, and even has a nice emblem that resembles the New Republic sewn into the seats.


Did I mention that the front two seats are fully reclinable for in-flight relaxing, or intense speeding. If in the daring mood to speed, the driving handles can extend out and back as well.


Top shot of the airspeeder.


The bottom of the speeder. Not much to see here, but just wanted to show you guys what I did since builders often don't show the bottom of their ships.


Character shots/description time. Man did I love these figs! This is Blast. He received his nickname in the gang because of his completely unnecessary firing of his illegally modified P-17 Flutter Blaster. Don't underestimate him though, he is still an excellent marksman.


The great Lord Bamfness himself, Mace Windu. After being physically force-pushed out of the Jedi Temple in 20 BBY when charged with possesion of objects such as gold, deathsticks, and scantily clad Twi Leks, Mace took some of his Clone Troops and formed the gang The Purple Deathsticks. Since then they have struck fear throughout the galaxy, overthrown the Hutts, and have been looked down upon by both the Jedi Order and Kaminoans as utter failures. Mace dresses like a b.a. everyday- constantly wearing obscenely large gold chains known as 'bling-bling', refusing to ever take off his hood or retract his lightsaber.
*Fun fact: I believe I am the first to ever come up with this 'bling-bling' technique, yet at the same time it serves as some pretty interesting armor. I think I'll be playing around with it in the future more.


Here we have Sketch. Not much is known about him other than he tends to shoot before he talks or asks questions. He's grown out his hair and dyed it purple for the gang. He also constantly wears a bandanna around his face, and can be found lurking around in dark backgrounds.
*Fun Fact 2: Sketch is my favorite of all the characters. His purple 'fro looks both really sweet and sketchy with the black bandanna and huge gun.


Clique- like other two brothers and gang members, he is very trigger happy. His gun holding and shooting style has evolved to going sideways because he claims you can pull the trigger faster and get more accurate shots that way. He also wears a gold bandanna around his helmet.


A group photoshoot for the Purple Deathsticks and Lord Bamfness infront of the El Bamferado airspeeder.






Airspeeder built May 2009. Featured on flickr's Explored and The Brothers Brick June 2, 2009.







Comments

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  May 4, 2014
I love it! Did you come up with the people yourself.
  July 8, 2013
WOW. Hey, maybe replace the dice pieces with 1x1 plates or tiles? I like how you matched his lightsaber with the airspeeder. What's the weapon with the purple afro guy? And just one more question, how do the driving handles extend out? (sooo... I'm guessing this is non-canon?) ;)
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  June 5, 2012
Mace ain't white nor nirdy!
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  December 27, 2011
Awesomely hilarious, great job!
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  April 28, 2011
funny idea :D very cool speeder! mace windu is even cooler than shaft :D
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  December 22, 2010
Wow! that's magnificently detailed!!!!
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  November 13, 2010
Very impressive!
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  July 23, 2010
Quoting Crimson Tiger where'd you get so many gold pieces =)
The wonderful world of Bricklink :)
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  July 22, 2010
where'd you get so many gold pieces =)
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  June 27, 2010
This is sooooo cool!
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  January 22, 2010
this is the best airspeeder ever!! now you are my favorite builder!
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  December 12, 2009
Another great model, this is for sure the definitive pimp-mobile-speeder ! The bling looks great, as does the colour coordination - great work, man !
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  December 8, 2009
Thats really good. I think you should expand on the Deathsticks.
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  September 30, 2009
This is great and funny! However deep down, I always saw this coming.
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  July 18, 2009
One word: Perfect!
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  July 16, 2009
This is amazing I love all the colors they look great together!
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  July 13, 2009
Cool!LOL!
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  July 7, 2009
Awesome. Star Wars Posse.
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  July 7, 2009
Pimpz of the Old Republic, eh? That thing is pretty BAMF. Love looking at it, the details are perfect.
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  July 6, 2009
My god this is hilarious. I can't believe I missed this one either. I would expect nothing less for Sammy Jackson. Nothing less. This is a bamf-mobile indeed.
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  July 5, 2009
LOL- pretty noncanon- but very nice indeed- love the speeder and mini jeditemple- can you check out some of my mocs please.
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  June 23, 2009
This is beyond PIMPIN!!! My new favorite star wars speeder, by a lot. I laughed so hard at the story line, and I love the mini jedi sand-temple. Definitely 5/5 :^)
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  June 11, 2009
Wow. This is extremely elegant, I had no idea gold parts existed! (the tiles, at least) I love the swords as greebling, and the engines are very unique. Every component works harmoniously with the others. Again, very well done!
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  June 8, 2009
This is great, i love the use of the gold 2x2 pieces, and how you have customized the crew to suit the use of the gold. i love thw speeders coming from you, continue with the great work.
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  June 7, 2009
COOL! Congratulations at getting blogged on www.Brothers-brick.com
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  June 7, 2009
...oh....my.....GOD...THAT ....IS .....INCREDIBLE!!!!!
legorevolution .
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Dave Sterling
  June 6, 2009
I think I commented on this on Eurobricks, but I'll comment again. This is greeblicious! I love all the gold and the backstory is just freakin' hilarious. This is SW MOC-ing at it's finest.
legorevolution .
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Pedro Cuahchic
  June 6, 2009
Sweet ride. The first shot is awesome, love the sense of scale.
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  June 6, 2009
Quoting Mark Kelso Oh, this is brilliant. Nice work, for starters, on the micro portion of the build (has anyone mentioned it looks like a sand castle? Sorry, had to be said). Better yet, though, is the speeder. Great idea, cool design, and nice interior work. This goes in the Star Wars Lego hall of fame right next to Young's Galactic Pimptastic!
Only you would be brave enough to mention the sandcastle comment Kelso! ;) Also wow- I had never seen Shannon's Galactic Pimptastic before! It seems like this is a theme that could be played around with.
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  June 6, 2009
Love the idea, and the speeder is awesome. Pimp my SW-Ride! What's next? Millennium Falcon with jacuzzis and three dance floors, biatch!
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  June 6, 2009
Oh, this is brilliant. Nice work, for starters, on the micro portion of the build (has anyone mentioned it looks like a sand castle? Sorry, had to be said). Better yet, though, is the speeder. Great idea, cool design, and nice interior work. This goes in the Star Wars Lego hall of fame right next to Young's Galactic Pimptastic!
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  June 6, 2009
Nicely done, awesome speeder
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  June 6, 2009
thats mega cool especialy the "bling bling" part. Word to your moms!!
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  June 6, 2009
All that gold must weigh a ton, what kind of mileage does that thing get? Sweet ride. Except for the bottom, there's a reason most ship builders don't show it!
legorevolution .
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Padfoot .
  June 5, 2009
Wow!
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  June 5, 2009
Hilarious! That's a lot of friggin' gold pieces! Fantastic!
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  June 5, 2009
Yeeeaaaa pimpin!
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  June 5, 2009
Awesome! Great design and colors! Good job! Great figs!
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  June 5, 2009
nice
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  June 5, 2009
that is 1 tricked out speeder. love the c-3po head. But this is... WOW!!!
 
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