So I just moved into a new bedroom (about five times larger than my old one), and I moved all my Toa Mata down with me, along with Godzilla and the Iron Giant. These guardians of childhood are important.
See that System MOC in the lower right corner, though? That's the subject of this entry. It's the latest iteration of my longest-running Star Wars MOC, the Star Sword
(Oh gross an arm)
As kids, my friends and I would all build starfighters and live out adventures through the Jedi within—this MOC's current form was built probably three years ago, but its ancestors go back all the way to fourth or fifth grade. Each version featured the same color scheme, the same general shape, and the name "Star Sword."
(As you can probably tell, the droid is the most recent edition, and was added without any other changes.)
The astromech has direct access to the engine-y bits:
We've got a trunk in the back for you to stow your lightsaber blade:
Lots of little control greeblies in the cockpit, because it's such a complicated ship:
When my friends and I would play Star Wars together, my character's story was always that he was a human raised on Kamino by a Kaminoan Jedi. His ship reflects this in its boat-like hull, which allows it to double as a speedboat:
Ready for action: