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#1 gerkenz

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

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

Hope you like it. :blush:
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#2 Hikaro Takayama

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:37 PM

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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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

Awesome! Good spreading of the colours.
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#4 vynsane

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:17 AM

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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#5 Hrw-Amen

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

That looks quite nice for the ADU, not a fan of mechs normally but that one is good.

#6 gerkenz

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

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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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:53 AM

AWESOME!
I can definitely see that fighting the tripod invaders on city streets.
So the instructions are available somewhere?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

Very nice mech! You nailed the ADU colorscheme :thumbup:
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#9 gerkenz

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

View PostETAV8R, on 21 November 2012 - 12:53 AM, said:

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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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

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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#11 gerkenz

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

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

I created one for the original red mech. 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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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

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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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

View PostBrickmeister General, on 25 November 2012 - 02:34 PM, said:

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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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:13 AM

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

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:38 AM

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!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:21 AM

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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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

View Postgerkenz, on 25 November 2012 - 11:55 AM, said:

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

Thanks for sharing the parts list! I reverse-engineered it based on yours and Nabii's pics into this Galaxy Patrol Spec Counterblast Mech:

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

Wow. That's a pretty awesome version Vynsane.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Nice, The reverse articulation in the legs is masterfully done.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

View PostDraikNova, on 26 January 2013 - 05:48 PM, said:

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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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

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>
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    Anyone has any idea what it is?

Oh and galaxy patrol woot woot.

Edited by ervinsim, 27 January 2013 - 05:15 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

^ 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.

Edited by vynsane, 27 January 2013 - 05:30 PM.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Terrific version, very fitting in with the ADU.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:58 AM

View Postvynsane, on 27 January 2013 - 05:29 PM, said:

^ 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!

Edited by ervinsim, 28 January 2013 - 12:58 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:10 AM

^ Thanks!
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