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#1 Sebeus I

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

Prototype is demolished, this is the Final version.
This set depicts part of a spacestation, spacestation need to be controlled and R2-units are perfect for the job, by special passages they have access to most sections of the station. They are monitoring , in other words, riding around and interacting with their scomplinks wherever they can.

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(Yes, that's a passage shaped as an R2 unit  :wink:   I think I saw that in Episode 1)

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This is the only astro-droid I have, it's probably the most boring one you can have  :laugh:

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You see those 4 black plates sticking out of the roof ? they are for opening and closing the slide gates which give access to exterior/interior of the station.
R2-units sometimes have duties on the exterior of the station.

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The passage to the left goes to an R2 elevator, the best way to show you how that works would be a video so I'll make one later.
The gate to the right is part of an airlock which goes to the exterior of the station.

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The dark red track goes from the R2 resting pods through the airlock to the exterior maintenance outskirts.



I was mostly inspired by Episode 1 where the Naboo ship was under attack, I've seen the movie a long time ago and from what I can remember of it there's probably a lot of it that I made up myself without realizing (I do that sometimes  :wacko:  ).
The movie Wall-E was also a great source of inspiration, I almost cried watching that movie  :laugh:

Anyway, I'd love some more astromech droids to go with this set  :grin:

Edited by Sebeus I, 16 July 2012 - 02:19 PM.


#2 wokajablocka

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:37 PM

It looks really great so far. The last pic looks similar to my original idea inside the naboo starship. Those astro docking bays are reminiscent of that scene. :thumbup:
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:13 PM

I have to say, this MOC looks absolutely fantastic! I really hope that there will be more of this soon! Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:31 PM

Wow, I love it already! Being a huge WALL-E fan, the resemblance was instantly recognizable to me! With the droid-shaped hole, the antenna, and the "rail" markings on the floor, it's highly reminiscent of the short film BURN-E. :thumbup:
Brilliant parallel! I look forward to seeing this completed! :sweet:

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:50 PM

View PostOky, on 02 July 2012 - 08:31 PM, said:

Wow, I love it already! Being a huge WALL-E fan, the resemblance was instantly recognizable to me! With the droid-shaped hole, the antenna, and the "rail" markings on the floor, it's highly reminiscent of the short film BURN-E. :thumbup:
Brilliant parallel! I look forward to seeing this completed! :sweet:
Yes, burn-E, that's what I saw, thanks for looking that up, it was nice to see it again  :classic:
I already started on a better model, in a few days there will be pictures.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:22 PM

You're welcome! I'm always happy to watch it again myself. :grin: For having built this from memory, you did a great job representing the scene! But perhaps you might want to replace the antenna with a flick-fire missile with a blue light bulb to represent the beacon from the short film better. :wink:
Looking forward to the pictures!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

Updated, I worked on a grey 48x48 baseplate, weather is terrible so i'll take new pictures later  :sceptic:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:17 PM

Update: video with some of the features  :wink:
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I provided some kind of elevator that allows an R2-unit to jump up to... something  :laugh:

Edited by Sebeus I, 16 July 2012 - 02:19 PM.





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