Back when the LDD relay builds were going on, I had an idea for the second relay to turn it into a secret mad scientist's evil lair. Since that didn't work out too well, I decided to take a break from my ridiculously large city project and build my own hidden lair.
What started out as a mad scientist's lair turned into a composite of a bunch of my favorite ideas to turn into Lego, all in one secret mountain base.
The idea spawned from those old toys that opened up and inside were all the contraptions of the evil leader. I wanted to build a base in the desert within a mountain that could open up, but I wanted it to be a cut-away like so many of my favorite mocs that I've seen.
And while the theme may have turned more "military base" than "goofy underground lair", the inside is unfinished and I am thinking of making two different interiors for each.
It took me almost 2 weeks and countless hours, but I finally finished the outside. The only part that is not original is the use of barrels for the electric posts (I don't know who made it, as its from a random saved pic of a moc).
So here it is:
separated in 2 parts:
rear cut-away of mountain with removable or swiveling doors:
Front of mountain with sliding removable "chunks":
Side view of main entrance, hanger entrances, and guard tower:
hidden lifting cargo elevator for vehicles (functional):
The mountain parted out into separate "easy" to build sections:
There are dozens more features like:
the main cargo elevator,
mini security elevator,
mini doors within blast doors,
hanger with landing door and helicopter entrance,
3 hidden long range cannons,
hidden turret system,
hidden anti-air missile systems,
transforming gas station sign,
rockets and openings at top of mountain,
If you want to see more, go to my bricklink page once its moderated.
I included the LDD because it's really hard to see some of the stuff with pictures. I warn, it is 13,000 pieces, so only open it if you have a great computer. That, and if anyone wants they can build it in real life because I just don't have the money or time to build it myself (city project took care of that).
Btw, using invert selection, select certain colors, hide, and selecting hidden parts makes for really cool views. Sometimes it looks like those really cool wire-frame computer scenes in movies where they show diagrams of stuff.
Edited by alienwar9, 09 December 2010 - 10:10 PM.