LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder with Dak, Luke and Lando

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/09/09/lego-star-wars-snowspeeder-wit.html

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still my fave Star Wars vehicle.

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This explains everything:

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As long as no one ever gets behind you and there aren’t any tripping hazards.

Honestly, a conventional treaded tank would be WAY more functional.

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" Are the speeders ready? "
" Not yet. We’re having some trouble adapting them to the cold. "

―Han Solo and the Deck officer

They weren’t specifically snow speeders. General purpose craft updated to work in the extreme cold.

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I always wanted it to snow enough I could build snow trenches like on Hoth.

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However, X-wings work in the frigid -450f of outer space?

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In theory, X-Wings were built for that. The T-47’s apparently weren’t.

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So the question remains, why not use the x-wings to attack the walkers?

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The Snowspeeder was always a weird one to me. Why not just use the attack space craft?

However, X-wings work in the frigid -450f of outer space?

In the original canon, there was a separation between spacecraft and “repulsorlift” craft which operated close to planet surface. So, X-wing and TIE “starfighters” wouldn’t be able to maneuver and fight in lower atmosphere.

Over time, they relaxed this in games and comics, I think because TIE fighters are iconic, and they never had the Empire use something like the airspeeder in the movies.

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Because the X-Wings were needed to protect the departing transports that could leave the atmosphere and were themselves equipped with light speed drives that could let them escape the planet (assuming no Interdictor-Class Star Destroyers nearby).

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I think they were doing the transport escorts…

Look, Star Wars is HORRIBLE on tactics and strategy for the most part. Just go along with it. IMO they got even sloppier in the prequels and sequels, especially with like prop design.

Two examples are the Clone Wars trooper rifles were designed with digital cut and paste, and you end up with what used to be a scope looking then now at the bottom for some reason. and the old X-Wings had a traditional turbine look - which they kept - but then split in half for the updated design. I realize they aren’t REALLY turbines, but it still bothers me with the look.

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Suddenly the ships need fuel.

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Ah! I knew there was something off in the new design but I couldn’t put my finger on it. This is burning me now like the arrow in the FedEx logo.

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I guess they ALWAYS needed fuel, but it was like food or going to the bathroom, it is a given.

And now is busting through ships via ramming with hyper drive is a viable tactic, why not get some cheap freighters to decimate your Star Destroyer fleets?

And in the Clone Wars - why is everyone standing around in the open like it is the 1700s. Get to cover!

huff-puff…puff…hufff… its ok - it’s only a movie, it’s only a movie.

Besides, I need to spend time hitting refresh every minute in the hopes they allow people who bought a $50 membership the opportunity to actually BUY the item they said would be available today.

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♬ If you’re wondering how he eats and breathes
And other science facts
Then repeat to yourself 'It’s just a show,
I should really just relax.’
Lalala ♫

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Counterintuitively, a craft built to operate in the vacuum of space doesn’t have to be engineered to tolerate cold as well as something engineered to operate in arctic conditions because you don’t have to worry about conduction or convection in a vacuum. You’re actually more likely to have a problem getting rid of waste heat, which is why the ISS needs all those huge radiator arrays.

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This is the correct answer!

Or above you, for that matter. Apparently the new models have exposed fuel tanks on their backs that can easily be taken out with a few shots from a civilian StarSpeeder 1000 carrying tourists and piloted by an incompetent protocol droid.

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:grimacing: Good point, but CAN the fandom invent an explanation?

It also included a sniper scope that could double as a handhold in storage position.
(https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/DC-15A_blaster_rifle)

Whew! It makes so much sense. It just works.:smile:

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