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Death Star Diary: Day 5

September 22nd, 2008

5:55 pm: The weekend at last! Let’s get building!

6:25 pm: Another flooring section down; two to go.

6:55 – 7:25 pm: Time for a peanut butter and jelly break. The Emperor commands it!

7:55 pm: The central deck is complete.

9:20 pm: The Emperor’s throne room in progress.

10:20 pm: This may not look like much, but for me it was one of the “wow” discoveries. In the original Star Wars, the detention bay set used forced perspective and a painted backdrop to give the appearance of an endless hallway. The Lego designers used the same tricks!

10:22 pm: The detention bay is rapidly becoming my favorite section. This wall opens when a knob is turned, allowing direct access to the trash masher below!

10:35 pm: Princess Leia’s cell is complete. The barred wall here is removable for ease of access.

10:37 pm: My eyes are blurry. Gonna flop on the sofa for a bit.

11:50 pm: Once more unto the breach.

12:15 am: The hangar bay’s control room. The large knob on the control panel can be turned to slide the blast door below.

12:35 am: At last, a place for the Emperor to hang his hood.

1:05 am: The walls complete, I hit the sheets.

Elapsed Time: 14 hours, 10 minutes.

Current Page of Instruction Book: 196 (of 260).

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