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#1 382nd Legionnaire

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:19 AM

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I just found this on Youtube. Not my video btw. It looks pretty legit to be motorized function but there are doubts. I've bought 2 motorized functions from the new AT-AT and couldn't have gotten it to move. Is this video stop motion or what? If this video is indeed the real thing, then maybe the AT-TE can be more playable.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:28 AM

That is most definitely a motorized AT-TE. There's no way that someone could make a stop-motion animation that is that good. :wink:

Thanks for sharing that video, too!

I've deeplinked it for quicker viewing:

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:45 AM

That thing just raced  across that sheet didn't it :wink:
It's a pretty cool mod to the set and it seems to really walk ,not shuffle. If it had a more powerful motor would it go faster ?

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 04:57 AM

Awesome, thanks for posting. The walking mechanism is very elegant especially compared to LEGO's own AT-AT.

It's pretty hard to search for "AT-TE", has anyone found pictures of this?

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:09 AM

Wow good find! :thumbup:
That makes it look so real, so alive! :cry_happy:
I wish I'd had bought that set now :sad:
Oh well, i'll just keep watching this vid :laugh:

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:58 AM

View PostBlack Rabbit, on Oct 14 2009, 03:45 AM, said:

That thing just raced  across that sheet didn't it :wink:
It's a pretty cool mod to the set and it seems to really walk ,not shuffle. If it had a more powerful motor would it go faster ?

It looks great, and is a marvellous bit of engineering, but I get the feeling that the video has been slowed down for a more dramatic effect...

Its a common practice in movie making - want something to look bigger and more impressive? Slow it down :)

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 10:09 AM

Wow thats really cool. I really love how it walks it looks really authentic.

Thanks for the video

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 10:11 AM

Woo, waht a mod !!   :cry_happy:

View PostVMLN8R, on Oct 14 2009, 06:57 AM, said:

The walking mechanism is very elegant especially compared to LEGO's own AT-AT.
That's normal. AT-TE is a 6 leg walker whereas AT-AT is only a 4 leg walker.
As a consequence, it is easier to have smooth moves, since you always have at least 3 legs on the ground. ;)

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 05:01 PM

Look at the rear legs of this model for an idea as to how this is done

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 05:19 PM

Really nice mod - it's great to see the AT-TE in action! Putting power function into anything makes it that bit more awesome :wink:

View PostAnio, on Oct 14 2009, 11:11 AM, said:

As a consequence, it is easier to have smooth moves, since you always have at least 3 legs on the ground. ;)
By the looks of it the middle legs aren't motorised so provide a handy function as stabilisers.

View PostKaitan, on Oct 14 2009, 10:58 AM, said:

It looks great, and is a marvellous bit of engineering, but I get the feeling that the video has been slowed down for a more dramatic effect...
Its a common practice in movie making - want something to look bigger and more impressive? Slow it down :)
It works a treat in the movies! However based on the lumbering speed of the motorised AT-AT I think this is moving at actual speed. Anything quicker and it might shake apart!

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 05:28 PM

Really a great mod. Some people have to much time on their hands  :grin:
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 02:30 AM

You can see above the legs joints that they are modded. I want to figure this out so bad! :tongue:

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 02:40 AM

I'll go for what everyone else have said; it's motorized.
It must have required a lot of work and thinking, as the legs of an AT-TE are angled.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 04:34 AM

WOW :oh: That thing is awsome. The only thing I don't like is the way it wobbles not very realistic :hmpf_bad: .

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 05:02 AM

That is very cool, it's definetaly real.  Someone took some time and figured it out.  I bet there is significantly less room inside though. :tongue:

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 06:00 PM

That is something diffent cool video, i like someone to do that with a ATAT or the smaller one in starwars, i wonder how long it took to build AT TE?
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 07:14 PM

Wow! This is so cool! I really want to find out how to do this! It looks so realistic!

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:31 PM

That is real, and very authentic. If you play Battlefront 2 you'll see that the AT-TEs actually move that slow. :thumbup:

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 12:53 AM

Thats amazing! I wish I could make mine like that.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:44 AM

Pretty cool!  :sweet: Aside from the middle leg movement it looks "realistic".





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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:07 AM

It looks like it is alive!
Pretty organic movement!

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:30 AM

I feel scared looking at that thing move! The movement is realistic and I like the pace of it. I must know how this is done, even though i'm a CIS builder. I may have to get an AT-TE because of this, thanks!

I better MOD my MTT's now! Maybe even the AAT :wacko:

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:50 PM

I was just searching the web for "walking AT-TE" and came across this thread. Very elegant and cool!

I run engineering workshops in Silicon Valley, and we're currently half-way through making our own mechanized AT-TE based on the LEGO set, and should have it walking before Christmas. We are motorizing each joint individually, and using software control to create smooth motions.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:52 PM

Wow.
That looks awesome.
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 06:02 PM

Great job! I just wish it were all Lego. I'd love to see the finished model!
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