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#1 ZeeK

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:07 PM

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Hi there!

The van was built after a number of attempts to create a 7-wide car platform.
Why "7"? To make additional space for two sitting mifigs.

General view:
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Removable roof parts - add "playability" (actually I was surprised with the fact that it can be used a a toy)
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The crew has taken the places.
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Sliding door - seen on Brickshelf
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The clubs holder :)
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Front cabin - ordinary 7wide - 6wide transition to match 6wide windscreen.
Notice the "reverse" doors and mirrors.
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Rear compartment - holds crew's stuff like weapons/shields. Can be used to keep 2 police dogs: K-9, you're welcome.
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"Handle anti-globalists with care!"
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"Ready! Steady! Go?"
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Boarding in progress. I love these guys!
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Building Instructions ( !!! 8 Mb traffic on Russian LEGO fan forum !!!)

Any opinions?

Edited by Phred, 11 October 2011 - 06:32 PM.


#2 Holodoc

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 05:00 PM

Brilliant work, Kobe! :wub:

7-wide, I´ve never tried that. But your design is both elegant and functional.
On first sight I thought the cabin in the back woul have been a bullpen (never used that expression before...).
But the idea of a "stuff" compartement is great, the crew is ready for instant action.

Let them go! :grin:
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#3 ZeeK

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 05:13 PM

View PostHolodoc, on Jul 21 2008, 09:00 PM, said:

Brilliant work, Kobe! :wub:
But your design is both elegant and functional.
Thank you very much! Can't make myself disassemble it for a month.

View PostHolodoc, on Jul 21 2008, 09:00 PM, said:

On first sight I thought the cabin in the back woul have been an bullpen (never used that expression before...).
Since there's 7245 Prisoner Transport, and 7744 has K-9 Van (too small, but it's K-9) this vehicle is supposed to be an addition to my police-shelf garage ;)

View PostHolodoc, on Jul 21 2008, 09:00 PM, said:

But the idea of a "stuff" compartement is great, the crew is ready for instant action.
The author of the rear "closet" is 5-year old - he's broken down the first version, so I had to rebuild it to let the kid play without destroying the whole van.

View PostHolodoc, on Jul 21 2008, 09:00 PM, said:

Let them go! :grin:
I'll. The guy with "Police" on the back actually is from 7031 World City helicopter, so the copter needs a pilot anyway :)

Many thanks for the response!

#4 Nikola Bathory

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 07:43 AM

"Handle anti-globalists with care!"
hahaha, that's evil!!!

As for the van - it's great!!!  :thumbup: Very creative and realistic! I like it a lot!

#5 Darth_Legois

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 07:45 AM

Nice work! :thumbup: i like how it can fit equipment + several mini-figs in the back :thumbup: nice work especialy with the 7-wide i can never seem to do 7 lol or 5 or any odd number :wacko:

#6 BatonMedved

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:32 AM

Great work as well... Actually, TLG missing SWAT van.

Ну что, тиражируешь модель по форумам?))
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#7 ZeeK

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 10:16 AM

View PostBatonMedved, on Jul 22 2008, 01:32 PM, said:

Great work as well... Actually, TLG missing SWAT van.
The exact purpose of the van is determined by the stuff in the rear compartment. I think that addition of BrickArms stuff like sniper rifles/ submachine guns can really turn the van into the S.W.A.T. vehicle (not the APC, though).

View PostBatonMedved, on Jul 22 2008, 01:32 PM, said:

Ну что, тиражируешь модель по форумам?))
Yup. The internationl response/critics can be very useful. Also it seems that 7-wide CITY vehicles are not too common.

Edited by kobe, 22 July 2008 - 10:39 AM.


#8 zeki

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:20 PM

This is amazing! i'm loving it!
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#9 BatonMedved

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:37 PM

Right here, kobe, BrickArms is what really needed for your MOC.

By the way, were you thinking of adding some blue body armour, like some of them here - http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1833679
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#10 Vadim

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 04:51 PM

I love this one!  :wub:  Function are very interesting and novel! You very talented, Kobe!

#11 ZeeK

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:13 AM

View PostBatonMedved, on Jul 23 2008, 01:37 AM, said:

By the way, were you thinking of adding some blue body armour
Yes, these vest are the best. The negative side is that even BrickLink has a very short list of this part. It seema that the person who has made the photo posted above has bought ALL blue vests ;)

Also to make these guys look like the actual assault squad, it's possible to use samurai's armor. Though I have a very limited supply of this par (1 item so far), so I'd have to order a lot of accessories from all over the world. It takes time and money - so there will be updates, approximately in 2-3 months (I promise, I won't demolish the van)

#12 Brainbox

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:46 AM

Lovely, absolutely lovely. The 7-wide building techniquea are all interesting, and with the compartment at the back and the rmoveable roof it's both superb to look at and highly playable.

You've made me want to experiment with 7-wide now...
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#13 Lt. Col. Thok

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:54 PM

Very well done.  I like the little police shields. :thumbup:
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:07 PM

That's simply perfect, kobe! :oh:

I really  :wub: :wub: :wub:   this City MOC. That's something TLG realy should do! :wink:
Excellent design, very nice interior and additional stuff and nice minifigures! :oh:

Very, very well done! :thumbup:

BTW: From where did you get those bucklers for the police men? They look brilliant! :thumbup:


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Posted 24 July 2008 - 11:25 PM

View PostKlaus-Dieter, on Jul 24 2008, 11:07 PM, said:

BTW: From where did you get those bucklers for the police men? They look brilliant! :thumbup:
Oh, this is a story to tell...

Actually i was sure that the squad like this shold be ready to deal with riots. So it was pretty obvious that they SHOULD have shields.
Then I studied the LEGO parts and also I looked through my surpluses. Also I recalled the only time i visited police museum (I was 11 then) and I realzed that only octagonal shields will do).
There were two options - buy a number of new castle shields like this one:

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or use my own shields that come from set 8781 The Cstle of Morcia:

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Since the shields from the set had patterns, the stickers were applied and shields became almost white (meaning that Sirs Jayko, Danju, Raskus and Santis lost certain amount of their protection).

then i attached 2*1 plate with "POLICE" pattern to the stud on the shield.

And that's it.

Not too creative, but the only set that has unpatterned octagonal shield (8777) was not availabe at the moment of construction.
Since the competition (yeah, this MOC won a "best CITY emergency vehicle" title in Russian LEGO forun contest) allowed to use custom stickers, it was okay.

Edited by kobe, 24 July 2008 - 11:33 PM.




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