Building Slave I
This is how it looks like, when I´m playing LEGO. I´ve sorted everything by color
and stored in boxes (LEGO buckets or german post crates). The grey LEGO is also divided in plates,
bricks and slopes. The rest is found in a big pile :)
You can see the bottom of Slave I and the tail in progress. There´s also a small metall model
that I got somewhere in the 80s.
The rotating cockpit
This picture shows Slave I with the cockpit in landing position. The rotating cockpit seems to be a myth (see the link
to Robert Browns page for more information). There is some evidence, that the cockpit rotates from flight to landing
position. The problem is: if it rotates the pilot looks in the wrong direction ! My explanation is: the cockpit rotates,
so you can climb out after landing and switching off artificial gravity. The pilot is landing the ship with the navigation
computer and not by sight. See pictures for wacky proof:
Now the cockpit is in flight position. There is not much headroom. I hope the Boba Fett minifig will fit in...
The boarding ramp
The extendable boarding ramp, that folds down from the under surface of the tail was part of an
early concept (see picture), but was never featured in the movie.
However, I thought this would be a cool addittion to a LEGO version of Slave I. A third of the
boarding ramp is hidden under the floor of the interiour. You can see the 4x6 plate with tiles
sliding out on this picture.
The door is open and Slave I is ready to "welcome" its "guests"...
The STARWARS Incredible Cross Sections shows proton torpedo launchers in the tip
of the tail. They are hidden to surprise the enemy at the last moment.
This was the part of the ship I spent most of the time building. I wish I had more of those
grey extreme sloped bricks.
The official model
An official model of Slave One including the long awaited Boba Fett minifig will be released next year.
The size is smaller than the "real" Slave I compared at minifig scale. But it fits well to the upcoming
Millenium Falcon set.
Just look at the Boba Fett minifig and all those brown, grey and green sloped bricks...
last updatet 11/24/99 by döTM