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[MOC] Twin-Pod Cloud Car

Twin-Pod Cloud Car  

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  1. 1. Which figures would you most want to see in this set?

  2. 2. Which cockpit design do you prefer?



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Hi everyone. :classic:

It's been quite a while since I last posted a MOC here but having recently started re-watching the Star Wars films, I have been trying my hand at several LDD models.

And so, I present to you the Storm IV Twin-Pod Cloud Car.

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Best known for its appearance in The Empire Strikes Back during the approach to Bespin's Cloud City, this relatively small vehicle was a fair challenge due its smooth, rounded shape which can be quite difficult to replicate in LEGO. Given the vast expansion of rounded LEGO parts created since the release of LEGO's first and only System-scale version of this ship, improving upon their design was not all that difficult. :tongue:

Front & Rear views:

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As always, I try my best to keep a 'realistic' head on when designing an LDD MOC, meaning that the model should be able to be built using real LEGO parts were they available. Obviously many of the parts used in this MOC aren't available in the colours used, but that's just one of the many advantages that designing in LDD gives! The central grey tiles are not attached - instead they represent stickers that would give the model more detail. Blaster stickers could also be placed on the fronts of each pod.

Top:

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Side:

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The top of cockpit can be tilted back to reveal an interior on both sides, complete with control panels, steering wheel, seat and crude storage space behind.

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These are four potential figs that could accompany this vehicle should it be released as a LEGO set. You can vote at the top for which figs you think would best suit this set if LEGO were to release it. Given the model's size, without any scenery or additions, I think two (max of three) figures would be reasonable.

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The only new moulds that would be necessary in this set would be the Cloud Car Pilot's helmet, released in orange (LDD's Neon Orange used for closest match) with yellow printing down the centre. The figure would have goggles and a chinstrap printed onto his face, similar to a modern Rebel Pilot fig, possibly with a generic face on the reverse side without goggles. He'd have torso and leg printing too, as well as a dark grey blaster pistol.

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The second fig is the same Lobot fig as seen in set 9678 - minus the blaster.

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A new curly hairpiece for Lando could be a nice addition to this set, but not an essential one. Lando is, of course, in his Cloud City outfit - an update of this fig. He'd come with a standard blaster.

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The final figure would be an update of the Bespin Guard figure from set 6209. He would have be a generic guard with a moustached face, based on little known character Helder Spinoza. He would have a printed torso and printed arms and legs, as well as a grey pistol.

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Below are two potential cockpit designs. I found the cockpit to be the most difficult part of the vehicle to shape. You can vote at the top for which one you prefer.

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Please complete the polls at the top of this page. Once the best set idea has been established I will upload the model to LEGO Ideas and add a link here for you to show your support.

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Thanks for looking. :classic:

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Interesting model. I like it. To improve, I think you should try to make the cockpit roof sleeker.

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Very nice rendition of this vehicle; too bad it can't be made into a 'real' model just yet... Wish you all the best with obtaining the 10k supporters :-)

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Very nice model, it's about time TLG renovate this vehicle, yours looks just like an official set.

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It looks very accurate but the cockpit needs a little work, to be honest I didn't like either of the options but the rest of it is perfect.

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This looks great, I always admire people that are skilled enough to build nice looking creations with the LDD.

The cockpit, especially the inside with all the computers is quite detailed. Oh, and I prefer the second version.

What concerns minifigs, I would like to see Lando, Lobot and a Bespin guard. This could be a set of the size of the 75003 A-Wing.

I wish you good luck to reach 10k supporters!

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I echo what others have noted - this is a great little build, lacking only in the external cockpit design.

A pity not all of the pieces are available in dark orange, otherwise I would try and construct something similar.

Edited by ummester

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Awesome build! It's amazing how you managed to capture all the smooth edges so perfectly. My only gripe is the cockpit. The cockpit is alright, but it looks a bit fat. I would suggest thinning it out in the front, and sealing it off. A more conventional design would be more of a benefit in this case.

Edited by GuyDudeMan27

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Great build! I like this Lego version even if this ship is not one of my favorites in SW.

Render: Just for fun!

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Edited by vean

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Thank you very much everyone for your votes and feedback. :classic:

And thanks a lot vean for that excellent render! :thumbup:

I'll have a go at redesigning the cockpit and report back here when the project is available to vote for on LEGO Ideas.

Edited by ADHO15

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Nice version of the Twin-Pod!

Looks very similar to the original.

Good work :thumbup:

markus

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