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jp-30 08-03-2005 08:13 PM

LEGO STAR WARS: Modding & skinning
I know this is a JK/JO forum, but it seemed like the most appropriate place to post this.

For a bit of fun, I've started reskinning characters from the LEGO Star Wars game.

You can check progress & developments in this thread.

There's a more general (scripting, model swapping) LEGO SW modding thread here.

Unfortunately there are some limitations with what can be done, depending on the whim of the programmer who made the UVmaps for the skin wraps over the models. (The Leia above should have brown arms, but the skinmap uses the same colour block for the torso base and the arms, sadly, and that's the only model with suitable hair to convert Padme to Bespin Leia).

Still, plenty of scope to get reasonably close approximations of existing official minifigs, and of course endless possibilities to make custom minifigs working within the limitations of the skin meshes.

I will be writing a tutorial and including the texture extraction/insertion scripts in a Lego Star Wars Mod in the next month or so.

wedge2211 08-03-2005 10:10 PM


jp-30 08-03-2005 10:16 PM

HYSTERICAL in a good way right? ;)

Say, I figure some of you will be unfamiliar with the game. It's pretty damn cool actually, but focuses entirely on the OT (except for the bonus level in the Tantive IV from the start of ANH which features Leia, Vader & Stormtroopers).

For more on the game the official site is

jp-30 08-04-2005 07:19 AM

Unfortunately I can't colour the hip piece independently of the torso due to the skinmap pulling the textures from both pieces on this model from the same area of the skin. It should be dark brown.

I may try fudging it and adding a brown strip to the bottom of the torso front decal & see if that looks any good. And I don't think he ever came with a cape in the LEGO Sets (but he looks better in the game with one regardless). All in all, not too bad...

Prime 08-04-2005 10:35 AM

That is simply wonderful!

wedge2211 08-04-2005 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by jp-30
HYSTERICAL in a good way right? ;)

Oh, totally.

Yun yuny 08-05-2005 02:56 AM

OMGZ So funny ^^

LightNinja 08-05-2005 10:03 AM

man thats really cool, do a kyle!!! xD

El Sitherino 08-05-2005 05:06 PM

Awesome. <3

Bob Lion54 08-06-2005 02:42 AM

Hey this is pretty cool. I don't have the game, but you are tempting me to buy it.

*bangs goblet on table* MORE, MORE, MORE!!!

GL_Niels 10-26-2005 12:00 PM

looks funny =)

jp-30 10-26-2005 02:39 PM

I now have a LEGO Star Wars skinning tutorial here

RevanSithLord 01-19-2006 10:21 PM

Aww, cute... ^_^

XDelusion 07-20-2007 08:11 PM

What tools do I need to view the models, and where do I get them? Also how can I aquire the textures and sounds from the game?

jp-30 07-20-2007 09:24 PM

No known model viewer.

Textures can be extracted using the tools available at

XDelusion 07-20-2007 10:21 PM

:( Thankx!

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