“What a wonderful smell you’ve discovered!”
The third section has been completed and we get the main part of one of the most iconic scenes from ‘A New Hope’, that’s right, the Trash Compactor.
The first part of theirs section gives us part of the back wall of the Compactor with an open door and some lights at the top. It also builds the central core of the Battle Station in other sections.
The next part of this section builds the third dividing wall and a frame to go around the Compactor room.
The new wall ahead a turn handle which cranks a spool with some black thread. I’m not quite sure what this will become but we’ll take a look at that in a future post when I know exactly what that’s for.
The third part of this section builds the moving walls of the Compactor with a mix of textured bricks and long plates. The mechanism to open and close the walls isn’t built until Section 4 so I’ll cover that in the next post.
A sliding door is also added to the back of the Compactor which slides out at the side.
The back wall is added to in this section, bringing it to the same height as the other walls.
There are two mini-figs in this Section, Princess Leia and Stormtrooper Disguise Luke Skywalker and he comes with a blaster.
We also get a buildable Dianoga creature which can sit on a moving plate which was built in Section 1 which allows the eye-stalk to stick through a hole in the floor. I’m not sure if I will display it that way as you could display it with Luke in the hole to show him being attacked by the creature.
An exciting part of the build with the Trash Compactor and a great couple of mini-figs. I’m excited to see the room finished in the next part but at this point it looks absolutely amazing.
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