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Astromech Workplace Contest: Astromech Alcove


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#1 sealslip3

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:13 AM

Hi all, here's my entry for the Astromech Workplace Contest, titled Astromech Alcove. It’s a MOC of an astromech droid's living quarters inspired heavily by the Disney/Pixar movie Wall-E. I hope you like it!

Deep in the inner workings of the Death Star, R2-L7 returns to his quarters after a long day of work. Behind him, he carries his trusty lunch box, which he uses to salvage any interesting discarded items he happens to find on the Death Star.

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Home at last!

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R2-L7 has decorated his room with a string of Christmas lights that he found long ago. He also has an old television, plus a huge computer interface which allows him to monitor his assigned area of the Death Star twenty-four hours a day. On the TV stand sit two of his most prized items, a video tape of his favorite movie and a small plant that he takes great care of.

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A shelf on the side of the room holds all of the treasures R2-L7 has found over the course of his years of service. He could use a little more space! Some items of interest include a Rubik's Cube (custom decals), a soccer ball, and even a lightsaber!

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Uh oh, it looks like there's a problem in Sector 2. R2-L7 goes to his computer interface to diagnose the problem.

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Time to head out for an emergency call! Activate the trapdoor!

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R2-L7 hops in, into...

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His maintenance pod! It’s a small ship that allows for easy space travel between spots on the Death Star. It is held in place underneath R2-R7's home by a set of clamps. It isn't suited for long-distance space travel or combat, but it helps him get the job done!

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Anyway, that's my entry, hope you all like it! I think its finished, but I may decide to make some changes in the coming month. My favorite part is the shelf- getting all of those items to balance was quite an effort! Comments and constructive criticism are greatly appreciated.


#2 Ritz Brick

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:18 AM

This really does give the impression of an Astromechs living area.

I like the contrast of the messy and cramped shelving to the clean and crisp floor and computer.
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#3 wokajablocka

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:37 AM

Great little story and build sealslip3. I love the fact that he looks after the plant, give him heart and less robotic. The build does have that Wall-E feel about it. Good luck in the comp! :thumbup:
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#4 friedchikenfairy

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:44 AM

Very WALLe like :thumbup: I can picture R2-L7 finding  the plant in a deserted junkyard planet with no sentient life :cry_sad:  Very good MOC! Best of luck!
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#5 Gubi0222

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:38 PM

good job

the droid is very nice

#6 Sebeus I

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:21 PM

Very nice, I love that shelf with various 'treasures' on it, nice choice of parts  :thumbup:
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