The building continues, as of 7/6/09. This one is alot bigger that the last one. I had an idea of how bigit would be, but until you actually put the pieces together, it's hard to actually gauge the finished size. This is only the front half of Echo base mountain. For transport purposes this type of build wiil make it easier to move and transport it in case it goes to a show again.
About this creation
Another full view with the motorized blaster doors in an open posistion
A view of the detail that the finished mountain will have. I only did a small area to get a feel for how it would look and to get an idea of how many slope pieces I might need.
An interior view of the control room. The lights and cieling turned out pretty good I think. Still a lot more interior detail work to be done. Lighting purchased from http://lifelites.com/
A night view from the outside of the control room with the lights on
A passageway that leads to and from the control room. A lonely rebel trooper trying to find someone "where is everybody?" The hoses add an authentic touch.
The hangerbay with landing lights on. When both sides are completed there should be around 100 lights. The lights will be controlled by 9v train regulators as well as the motorized blaster doors, 4-5 total regulators.
Man I love Episode 5 and the battle of Hoth is my favorite battles of all times! This is coming out beautiful, I mean the amount of detail on the exterior of the base is fantastic! If it is not too much to ask can you see some of my creations?
Wow. That is incredible! When its done it'll be the greatest Lego Hoth base EVER! I love how you set it up to easily view the inside while still retaining the overall base with the exterior. The lights are a very nice touch that not only look cool, but function to show off your model. This was well conceived and is very impressive.
Yes, I do buy the sets for the figures and I can always use the parts. I usually buy two of each, one for collecting and one for my son to build. I actually have almost every Star Wars Lego set ever made new and boxed in my garage.
Quoting Campbell The Great
Do you buy other star wars lego sets? I mean when you've got this massive one, do you still like to buy the sets?
This is just coming along great!! And so fast too!! I really can't wait to see your Millennium Falcon! You check out my custom if you want for some ideas!! Its actually pretty good, but I bet it doesn't stand a chance against yours!!
I'm trying to build a 96x96 Echo base, so when it's finished, Please check it out! I also see you are using the new googles on the Hoth troop, you should change the colour of the arms to white and the legs to grey, and replace the head with one from the rebel landspeeder battle pack.