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After looking at the pictures of the upcoming 2014 Lego incarnation of the AT AT, I realized that it is a slightly modified version of the old 8129 set, which I unfortunately missed because of dark ages. So, in order to save me some money for my Lego purchases this summer, I decided to build my own Imperial Walker based on the frame of the 8129 set.

I reinforced the connection of the front and back part of the main body, altered the proportions of the front section of the main body (which narrows down to 4 studs on the front end instead of just 2 studs wide), cleaned up the plating and re-textured it by adding smooth tiles onto studded areas to represent the escape hatches, for example. I also re-designed the hinge-based opening mechanism of the main hatches in order to better integrate the hinge pieces into the hull plating. I also closed lots of gaps.

The head received all the detail it needs at this scale (and which the official versions lack), and I tried to re-create the shapes and textures, especially at the sides of the head, as accurately as I could with my parts selection.

Last but not least, I basically built the legs from scratch after I saw the result I got building the legs as per the instructions. The technic joints are now embedded tightly into a snot-structure which allowed me to mirror the plating which makes up the outer and inner faces of the legs.

So I figured I might call this a moc, because everything is modified and some huge and essential sections are built completely from scratch. I dunno, maybe it's still a mod - you decide.

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Nice Work, I like how you improved the features from the 8129 AT AT. I'm looking at getting the new one when it comes out this year purely to mod it .

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Outstanding! they can call it however they want, but still it looks amazing, the legs look specially good, do you have pics of the head interoir?

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Outstanding! they can call it however they want, but still it looks amazing, the legs look specially good, do you have pics of the head interoir?

Thanks for the kind comments!

The head interior looks almost exactly like the 8129. However, I plan to modify it so that two pilots and maybe even an officer behind those two can be crammed into it. It's possible, somehow, I'm pretty sure. I'll post some more pics later this week when I got my camera back.

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Great looking model :classic:

Do you have also have an estimate how tall it is? And can it "kneel" a bit to make it lower?

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Great looking model :classic:

Do you have also have an estimate how tall it is? And can it "kneel" a bit to make it lower?

Thanks! It is the size of the 8129 set. It measures 41 studs in height and about 40 studs in length. It actually can go down in its knees. From the info I read about the AT AT, however, I personally prefer the idea that as it walks towards the enemy lines, pylons extend from the open main hatches from which troopers descend on cables for quick deployment.

Hmmm... it could actually be possible to attach a rope-holding rig to the inside of the upwards-opening hatch to represent this.

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