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#151 apemax


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Posted 26 May 2011 - 05:33 PM

A truly outstanding moc. I can't say more than that. Well done. :thumbup:

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:47 PM

Looks great did you change the front side angles? and i also can't wait to see what you did to keep th ecockpit roof level.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:04 PM

Cool, a massive and outstanding moc. Love it  :wub:.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:30 PM

Amazing!  How much does it tip the scales at?

It always bothers me, such an iconic vehicle and it's the only one where the manufacturer doesn't have a company logo for a custom UCS card (Corellia Mining Corporation).

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:49 PM

Fantastic! Can't wait to see closer shots.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:55 PM

Congratulations!  I can't wait to see more pics.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 01:25 AM

Oh marshal_banana, you tease! :grin: I'm excited to see the rest of the photos of this outstanding piece of beauty. :thumbup:

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 05:34 AM

Wow, it just looks incredible. Like all the others, im greatly looking forward to some more pics. :sweet:
Also, your photography setup and tatooine landscape look great!

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:28 AM


Congratulations! I can't wait to see more pics.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:00 PM

Wow!  The comparison pictures really put in to perspective the actual size of this great vehicle.  The amount of work and skill put in to this thing is amazing.

Great job :thumbup:
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#161 marshal_banana


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Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:43 PM

It's done. The model is finished!

Minifigscale: 96 cm long, 100.5 cm long (lowered main ramp)
Weight: approximability 20kg
Part count: over 10’000
Powerfunctions: 4 xl motors, 5 m motors, 4 receivers, 4 batterypacks, 22 Lego LED-lights

Powered radio-controlled Functions:
- driving: forward reverse
- stearing
- main ramp: up and down
- crane: up and down, in and out
- conveyer band: forward and reverse

Other features:
fully interior on three floors in the front half of the model and a detailed cockpit (removable roof) second crane in the back of the workshop, lighted smelter.

Building and planning time: 9 month

Thanks to:
- My girlfriend for her comprehension and lovely support.
- CopMike from eurobricks.com, who donated some extremely rare reddish brown parts.
- Derjoe for his inspiration at LEGO Fanwelt 2010.
- The fantastic LEGO community on flickr and eurobricks

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- Baronsat for his fantastic Bantha design
- dzine123 for his skeleton
- Turtlebot by Legoloverman
- Wall-e by JimmytheJ

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Movie accurate lighting was also an important goal for me. The look is achieved with LEGO LED-lights 22 pairs of 'em. :sweet:

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An overlook of all important details of the model.

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This is the "ugly" side of the sandcrawler. The original filming model was only finished on the right side. So I had some room for my own creativity  :laugh:

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Also an important goal was to create an accurate interior with a lot of functions and playing features.

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I will follow up with a video as soon as possible  :thumbup:

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:47 PM

It's finished! And it's awesome! :wub:

The angles around the cockpit are just perfect, the details and textures are perfect, the greebling is perfect, the interior is perfect, the functions look perfect, and the lighting is perfect. It's all perfect! And I love the diorama.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:51 PM

This must be the most impressing SW model I have ever seen. Everything from the perfect angled sides, the completely lit interior, the hulking scale of the model to those minor details that give it an authentic feel like the small stairs at the bottom and the converoy belt inside the workshop. Truly a masterful work  :thumbup:.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 07:34 PM

Quite simply.... Stunning!

Amazing work, well done  :classic:

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:01 PM

This is...i´m speechless...AMAZING! IMPRESSIVE! HUGE!...don´t know what to say!
I was following the progress of this beauty for the last weeks, but i never tought it would turn out like THIS!!!
Amazing detailling, accurate interior!
I wish i would own this one just to look at it all night long :cry_happy:

Btw: nice Photoshop work on the first pic! Looks really natural!

#166 Mr Man

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:11 PM

Yup this is incredible, and that first shot of it in the darkness with the interior lit, well it's fantastic.
So huge :wub:.
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:31 PM

Awsome work. This is amezing. The Layout is great aswell. And the first pic is stunning.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:54 PM

Expletive, expletive, expletive amazing!  :thumbup:

View Postmarshal_banana, on 01 June 2011 - 06:43 PM, said:

Building and planning time: 9 month
Weight: approximability 20kg
That's one beautiful but heavy baby. Can't wait for the video.
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:29 PM

Yea, I do not know what to say just simply blown away here. Wish you could make an appearance with it at Lego Star Wars Days here in a couple of weeks.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:56 PM

I like the inside very very much.

Waiting for more pics.  :grin:

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:59 PM

Wow. I am blown away. I am literally left without words for the first time in my life. This is perfect. The exterior is great, but the really cool thing is that you managed to fit one of the best interiors I've ever seen, and motor functions! Do me a favour and keep this thing spotless. It deserves it. I can't wait for the video either :thumbup:

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:59 PM

Simply superb, a truly beautiful creation.  This is one of the very best MOCs that I’ve seen; the detail is breathtaking.  :wub:  I don’t think that it would be possible to improve this in any way, and it’s great that you used Technic LEDs, to keep it 100% Lego.  I’m really looking forward to seeing the video of this! :classic:

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 10:34 PM

Now, I don't post, but I have to say that is just amazing, and even that doesn't do it justice. This is one of the best Lego models I've ever seen, and is definitely the best Sandcrawler ever. Some of the pictures look like they could have been used for filming the actual movie.

Wow. I am impressed. :thumbup:

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 10:35 PM

A perfect MOC! A truly amazing piece of work! The detail, the scale.... just stunning!! :wub:

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:04 AM

Pack that beast up and ship it too me now!!!  

Its been great to see it come together, awesome work.

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