gerkenz

[MOC] ADU Counterblast Mech

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"Galaxy Squad" has to wait - "ADU" is still alive! :laugh:

After 13 bricklink.com orders I finally finished my long avaited ADU Mech. :classic:

I saw the very cool COUNTERBLAST from Mark Stafford at Skaerkbaek and talked to Megan Rothrock to show it to me in detail. :wink:

I made some pictures and prepared to "reverse enginer" this well designed mech but Megan told me there will be an instruction in her "LEGO Adventure book".

So I had to spend some bricklink-hours to get all partsf for 2 mechs. That's really not as easy as I thought because the "wanted lists" are cool but not perfect. :hmpf_bad:

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See all picture at: http://www.gerkens.org/

If you like to get the bricklink part list, feel free to send an pm.

Hope you like it. :blush:

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Nice! I've seen Mark's various Counterblast mechs on Flickr, and you did a perfect job of re-creating the design in ADU colors.

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I dig these so much, very ED-209ish. I want the book, too - great builders in there. It's cool to see variants of these unofficial official models!

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Thanks, yes the design is great and gives a lot options for modifications. :classic:

I'm going to create some alternate arms or maybe a complete other more massive mech. :wink:

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AWESOME!

I can definitely see that fighting the tripod invaders on city streets.

So the instructions are available somewhere?

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AWESOME!

I can definitely see that fighting the tripod invaders on city streets.

So the instructions are available somewhere?

Yes, in the book "Lego Adventure book". ;-)

I would love to see all your Counterblast creations in this thread. :-D

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That is awesome! I would definitely buy that if I saw it on the shelf. Great job, looks perfect in ADU colors. :thumbup:

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I was asked about the part list to build this beautiful mech.

I created one for the original red mech.

  1. log into your bricklink account
  2. open the wanted list mass upload (XML) page
  3. click on this link Red Counterblast XML Partlist and copy
  4. go back to bricklink and paste the XML code
  5. now you've got your wanted list of parts

Important hints:

  • You don't need to get an orange 2x2 plate ( 3022 ) - every color will do because it's not visible
  • You don't need to get a printed tile round 1x1 ( 98138pb06 ) - every color will do because it's not visible
  • be prepared to order in about 10-14 shops :-(

Show your Counterblast in this thread, please! :-)

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I've been lurking here for about a year since coming out of my dark age, and this Mech was cool enough to prompt me to register! I loved the Alien Conquest line, and thought it was a shame that it ended after only one set of releases. I thought your mech in ADU colours looks superb, and I might even be tempted to use bricklink for the first time to assemble my own!

Thanks a lot for sharing it.

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cool enough to prompt me to register!

Great, welcome to eurobricks.com :classic: Hope to see your mech soon. :sweet:

@admins: Hmm...I wounder if could get a little icon to my profile for bringing a fan to register!? :grin:

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Really awesome mech! Looks like I know what im doing this weekend :-)

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Oh my gods, that's gorgeous! :wub: The Mech looks beautifully functional while still looking cool! I love the chicken legs too! Good call! Very well done! (and the photography is clean too!) Way to keep ADU alive!

~Insectoid Aristocrat

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Great job ADUifying Mark's Mech :grin:

I'd write some more praise, but I'm too busy laughing at that last picture :rofl:

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Wow. That's a pretty awesome version Vynsane.

Thanks, DraikNova! It's pretty much a bone stock variation of Nabii's design with some extra weaponry and a different paint job. The only other modification I made was to add two more plates to the height of the cockpit, because I didn't like how laid back the pilot had to sit, and some additional controls therein.

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Anyone else tried using the BL parts list kindly provided by gerkenz? I seem to have an error with one of the items,

<ITEM>

<ITEMTYPE>P</ITEMTYPE>

<ITEMID>98138pb06</ITEMID>

<COLOR>86</COLOR>

<MINQTY>1</MINQTY>

</ITEM>

Anyone has any idea what it is?

Oh and galaxy patrol woot woot.

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^ That's the printed 1x1 round tile. Gerkenz post specifies that it needn't be the printed version, as it's not visible in the final build. As a matter of fact, I don't remember even using one in my version, printed or otherwise :/

For the record, though, I think it's supposed to be 983138pb006, not pb06.

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^ That's the printed 1x1 round tile. Gerkenz post specifies that it needn't be the printed version, as it's not visible in the final build. As a matter of fact, I don't remember even using one in my version, printed or otherwise :/

For the record, though, I think it's supposed to be 983138pb006, not pb06.

Thanks vynsane.

And awesome version of the mech!

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