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I haven't posted here in a while. Thought I'd return with a bang.

My friend and I are working on  a rather large Crait MOC. Having a minifig scaled AT-AT(which will eventually have to be converted to the first order version for this MOC), I was challenged with having to design an AT-M6 to go along with it. This is what I came up with.

39905795215_ef440d3e50_c.jpgUCS AT-M6 by Jhaelon Edwards, on Flickr

Specs:

-Over 15,000 pieces

-(Almost) Full interior with lights

-It stands 34.5 inches tall

Here are some more pics:

26930675718_d8097bbeb0_c.jpgUCS AT-M6 by Jhaelon Edwards, on Flickr

26930673788_6d34dff70b_c.jpgUCS AT-M6 by Jhaelon Edwards, on Flickr

39905796945_96b23f520d_c.jpgUCS AT-M6 by Jhaelon Edwards, on Flickr

39905797545_a1b1647725_c.jpgUCS AT-M6 by Jhaelon Edwards, on Flickr

26930676088_cc5585b2f0_c.jpgUCS AT-M6 by Jhaelon Edwards, on Flickr

26930676778_586bb48523_c.jpgUCS AT-M6 by Jhaelon Edwards, on Flickr

40776097772_9a1933b7fc_c.jpgAT-M6 Cockpit by Jhaelon Edwards, on Flickr

25946685857_42795d5f96_c.jpgAT-M6 Cockpit by Jhaelon Edwards, on Flickr

FAQ:

Q: Why aren't the legs bent or angled?

A: The knees do not bend because there simply is no lego joint that could support the weight of a model like this(it weighs around 35-40 pounds). The legs are not angled to make it a more stable model. The body is very huge and having the legs angled means fewer connections points from the legs to the body, which means reduced stability. As it stands now, it is a very solid build, and can even withstand some light pushes without falling over.

Q: Where's the third room on the bottom level?

A: I had to omit it! That room is positioned between the top of the two front legs would be inaccessible if I added it in. 

Q: Is it *really* minifig scale? Looks too small next to the AT-AT!

A: I had somewhat limited reference material with this when I was initially designing it. I had no clear picture of it next to an AT-AT that wasn't at a weird angle. As such, it ended up being about and inch and a half shorter than it should. I MAY go back at some point and make it a little taller. Until then, I think it looks fine :).

 

Let me know what you guys think!

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That looks incredible. Supporting 35-40 pounds is no mean feat on those legs. What were your biggest challenges in designing this build?

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This is simply insane! It's huge and looks awesome from all angles. :D

I cannot wait to see the full completed crait diorama!

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I've been following your progress on Youtube and have to commend you for such a fantastic build. The sheer size is outstanding. You also captured the menacing look very well. 

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At a certain point trenches are useless...I think they're absolutely so with your behemoth lumbering forward.

I am blown away! Beautiful work! A true complement to your AT-AT, or is your AT-AT complement the AT-M6 at this scale, its hard to know!

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Absolutely beautiful work! Visually, Crait is one of the most interesting and best scenes out there, so really looking forward to seeing the rest of it.

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Thanks for the kind words everyone :)

On 3/15/2018 at 1:32 AM, GhostDog said:

That looks incredible. Supporting 35-40 pounds is no mean feat on those legs. What were your biggest challenges in designing this build?

Definitely the lower half of the front legs!  It was so hard initially to come up with a design to put all the complex shapes on all sides of it together. It also would get annoying at times putting the body on/taking the body off of the legs to continue working  on it as the it got bigger and bigger.

 

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