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#1 Bossk

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:19 PM

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Here is my vehicle contest entry . (Small category)
A Mustafar Panning Droid .

The Mustafar panning droid, also known as the droid lava , was a fifth-degree droid modified by the Techno Union from the Kalibac Industries information cataloging droid. These so-called panning droids operated on Mustafar, mining minerals from the planet's lava rivers.

Following the culmination of the Clone Wars, several panning droids bore witness to the duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. One droid, currently devoid of any particular task, set its photoreceptors on the duel as it progressed across precarious terrain, while another became more personally involved. Escaping from a fallen lava collection arm tumbling over a lavafall, Anakin leapt onto the carbonite head of a panning droid in order to pursue Kenobi. Anakin used the Force to override the droid's steering controls, distressing the unit enough to cause it to drop its collection bucket into the lava below.

During the reign of the Galactic Empire, panning droids saw continued service on Mustafar, particularly as part of a reclamation project helmed by the Tagge Company. (source: starwars.wikia)

Panning Droid :
Minifig : 1
Pieces : 17 (18 with the lava-resistant cauldron) /!\ : these parts are not parts of the MOC,they are the equivalent of transparent pieces (Clic)


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More pics, when public : http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=373698

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:23 PM

:classic: Very nice. I love how you made it very accurate and custom. The diorama is unbelievablely good. Nice work!

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:13 PM

Very nice entry Bossk. As soon as you told KimT you were going to submit something like this I figured it would be good. I wasn't mistaken.  :grin:  The only real gripe I have is the wooden "lava resistant cauldron".  :tongue:

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:16 PM

Very nice. It has a very nice and inventive built. A good replacement for the barrel would be a grey version of it.
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:38 PM

View PostMillacol88, on Mar 15 2009, 06:13 PM, said:

The only real gripe I have is the wooden "lava resistant cauldron".  :tongue:

I find that on starwars.wikia   :hmpf_bad: . I think call it "lava barrel", barrel... is better than lava resistant cauldron :wacko:
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:48 PM

Excellent. If only Lego made the parts in brown this MOC could possibly be better colour wise. The build looks great and is very accurate to the original design. Great work!
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:38 PM

Wow this is great work! Also does the lava-resistant cauldron can really be held in the droids hands?

Good luck on the contest :thumbup:
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:06 AM

Great MOC! :thumbup:

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 03:46 PM

Is this even a vehicle? If it is, good work. I love the use of those small pieces :thumbup:

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:13 PM

View PostCommanderCody77, on Mar 16 2009, 12:38 AM, said:

Also does the lava-resistant cauldron can really be held in the droids hands?
Yes he can held in his hand . It's a bit difficult to put it in, but yes he can held like that :
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View Postprateek, on Mar 16 2009, 04:46 PM, said:

Is this even a vehicle?

I asked KimT if it's considering as a vehicle . He said me yes .
The droid is controlled by the Force .
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:20 AM

View PostBossk, on Mar 15 2009, 01:38 PM, said:

I find that on starwars.wikia   :hmpf_bad: . I think call it "lava barrel", barrel... is better than lava resistant cauldron :wacko:

I didn't mean the name.  :tongue:  I just meant that it was ironic that the lava resistant cauldron was represented by a wooden barrel lego element. Although, looking at the source material, it is the right colour.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:24 AM

View PostMillacol88, on Mar 16 2009, 05:20 PM, said:

I didn't mean the name.  :tongue:  I just meant that it was ironic that the lava resistant cauldron was represented by a wooden barrel lego element. Although, looking at the source material, it is the right colour.
No, actually, I think it is just the lighting. I still think it is a grey color.
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:35 AM

Very nice! Quite accurate. I wouldn't know how to make it any better. But does this really qualify as a vehicle?

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 01:52 AM

View PostNatman8000, on Mar 16 2009, 08:24 PM, said:

No, actually, I think it is just the lighting. I still think it is a grey color.

No, I meant the actual droid (he provided a picture) is brown. However, his is gray. But they don't make many of those parts in brown. Except for the bucket, its the right colour.  :wink:


View PostOky Wan Kenobi, on Mar 16 2009, 08:35 PM, said:

Very nice! Quite accurate. I wouldn't know how to make it any better. But does this really qualify as a vehicle?

Anakin used the force to control this droid and make it transport him. Thus qualifying this as a vehicle.

Well, that, and the fella in the santa hat said so.  :grin:

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 02:43 AM

I'm not quite sure if this is a vechicle, but it is an excellent work either way.


we should check with KimT on this.
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:11 PM

View PostSnake...SNAKE...SNAAAAKE?!, on Mar 17 2009, 03:43 AM, said:

I'm not quite sure if this is a vechicle, but it is an excellent work either way.


we should check with KimT on this.
As he mentioned earlier, he did ask me if this was considered a vehicle and I said yes.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 06:07 PM

nicely done Bossk ^^ I like how you did it, plus the scene you made is really cool !  :thumbup:

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:29 PM

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