TheCreatorr

Cloud City Arrival and Betrayal Diorama MOC

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This is my very own Bespin Cloud City Arrival and Betrayal Diorama MOC built of LEGO bricks: 

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And yes, Instructions are available --> link in my signature :D 

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Before I'm talking about some of the details included in this build, I want to explain shortly why I decided to design this MOC:

When in 2017 rumors about an upcoming LEGO Cloud City UCS set were first published, I was super excited! The one and only Cloud City build we got was in 2003, not counting the small 30 bucks Carbon Freezing Chamber. And I started speculating: Will it be a display set that represents Cloud City in its entirety from the outside or a diorama consisting of connected rooms and locations equivalent to 2003? What minifigs will be included, hopefully a new Lando, Leia and Luke minifig?

One year later, in late 2018, LEGO officially revealed the 75222 "Betrayal at Cloud City" set, part of the new established "Master Builder Series". And like many others, I was highly dissappointed with nearly everything, except the truly remarkable minifig-selection: Childish little rooms, lacking details, most of them created using large stickers, a midi-scale Slave I, and last but not least, the price.

At that time I promised myself to design an accurate and detailed Cloud City build, using a similar approach like 2003's "Cloud City" set.

Now, let's jump right into my new Cloud City Diorama:

I made this MOC in honor of the 40th anniversary of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK this Year. I designed this Upper-Cloud City-build 2 months ago, but now finally found some time to publish it.

Because Episode V is my all time favorite STAR WARS movie, I challenged myself to make the best Cloud City-model I could possibly design, and therefore I worked 4 intense weeks, days and nights, on it. I used over 100 pictures of source material and watched the movie-sequence over and over again, to spot all the details, no matter how small or big. 

Cloud City Arrival and Betrayal Diorama depicts a total of 9 different locations: Landing Platform 327, Entrance Hall, Main and Side Corridor, Viewport, North Corridor, Control Room, Incinerator Room, Dining Room.

Description: 

  • smoothly vertical sliding Entrance Door that locks in place once opened
  • Entrance Hall that is directly connected to 2x Side Corridors and the Main Corridor by taking a few steps up or down
  • Main Corridor / Promenade features angled walls with mural reliefs and a tree sculpture in the center
  • Viewport with rounded stairs
  • curved North Corridor with several pillar arches and an indicated door
  • smoothly vertical sliding door that unveils the Control Room where C-3PO gets blasted
  • Garbage Processing “Incinerator” Room on the backside with a ton of greebling and droid scrap, an angled Incinerator as well as a conveyor belt in the center
  • smoothly horizontal sliding door that leads to the Dining Room, which features a long table with food and drinks on top, seating for 7 minifigs, angled walls and art decorations.

=> You can recreate a total of 14 movie scenes from Episode V with this Diorama! 

Additionally, the entire model can be divided into 3 stand-alone modular sections as shown in the pictures, not only for easy transport, but each section can be displayed on it’s own without having compromises in terms of otherwise hidden design gaps.

 

What do you guys think ? :classic:

Edited by TheCreatorr

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WOW!!! You outdid yourself. This is exactly what I've been envisioning for Cloud City. I recently bought your instructions for the Star Destroyer bridge. I definitely need to start saving up for these MOCs.

Great job!

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1 hour ago, LegoCalrissian said:

WOW!!! You outdid yourself. This is exactly what I've been envisioning for Cloud City. I recently bought your instructions for the Star Destroyer bridge. I definitely need to start saving up for these MOCs.

Great job!

@LegoCalrissian Thank you very much ! :blush: Awesome to hear that this MOC meets your expectations of an Upper-.Cloud City build :). Regarding the ISD Bridge: I hope that everything runs smooth for you in terms of getting all parts and the building-process!

I also designed a 2nd Cloud City MOC, representing the Gas-Processing Vane and Sensor Balcony where Vader & Luke having their Duel. I will release this one propably in a few weeks as well ;)

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