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UCS Twin Pod Cloud Car
A larger scale Storm IV Twin Pod Cloud Car from The Empire Strikes Back.
About this creation
Time for a little love for one of the more notable designs from the Star Wars films. Yes, it's our favourite means of transportation on Bespin.

I mean: what? Two people, in red pods, devided by an engine? To be honest, it looks like a pair of flying red shoes with its laces tied together. But I like it for what it is.

Some specs (thanks Wookieepedia!):
- Length: 7 meters
- Maximum speed: 1500 km/h
- Maximum altitude: 100 kilometers
- Engine unit(s): Incom Tx-2, Quadex Kyromaster
- Armament: Blaster cannons (standard configuration: 2)
- Crew: Pilot (1), Gunner (1)
- Cargo capacity: 10 kg
- Consumables: 1 day

(Ps: I noticed my pictures got a bit garbled after uploading and automatic resizing. Click on the photos for a better view)


Front and back view.


Front view of one of the pods.


Side view with a clear view of the blaster cannon and the maneuvering flap on the back.


The pilot's pod popped out from behind the gunner's pod.


Top view. No, I mean it. The view is awesome from inside a cloud car.


A nice portrait shot.


Aaaand another lower portrait.


Inside the Bespin Motors hangar bay. Knowing Cloud City, they probably found it one morning on a stack of bricks with its repulsorlift engine missing.


Portrait of the back.


Clockwise, starting top left:
1) Inside the engine.
2) Of course there are chairs in there! And some technic beams to make it sturdy.
3) Construction of the back section.
4) The gunner's console.


Clockwise, starting top left:
1) The pilot's seat and controls.
2) More detailed shot of the engine intake.
3) My favourite bit: the back section of the car. I like how this turned out.
4) Engine exhaust.

Hope you liked it!

**BONUS IMAGE**

This is a version I built in 2003. It's nice to see that at least I made some progression since then.



Comments

 I made it 
  December 21, 2010
Quoting Dr. Rodney McKay so its (s)not minifig scale??
No. Looks at the seats. It's much larger.
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  December 20, 2010
so its (s)not minifig scale??
 I made it 
  June 29, 2010
Quoting Bahram the Great Really good job! Only thing is, in an offial star wars book, I read that cloud cars are unarmed. See, you can never trust Wikipedia! (or wookiepedia ;) )
So, how did they shoot those warning shots in TESB? ;)
 I like it 
  June 28, 2010
Really good job! Only thing is, in an offial star wars book, I read that cloud cars are unarmed. See, you can never trust Wikipedia! (or wookiepedia ;) )
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  June 28, 2010
Really good job! Only thing is, in an offial star wars book, I read that cloud cars are unarmed. See, you can never trust Wikipedia! (or wookiepedia ;) )
 I like it 
  June 28, 2010
Really good job! Only thing is, in an offial star wars book, I read that cloud cars are unarmed. See, you can never trust Wikipedia! (or wookiepedia ;) )
 I like it 
  April 2, 2010
Excellent design and execution, and it is from my favorite movie! Nothing about it not to like. Nice work.
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  December 13, 2009
Awesome! Would you mind commenting on this: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/171987
 I like it 
  October 4, 2009
Cool!
  September 27, 2009
Okay, haha, thanks! That's mainly what I used. :D I mean, I thought you made more than one, probably cause it looked so professional. :D
 I made it 
  September 27, 2009
Quoting Maxim . Amazing!!! I love how it's a big scaler. :] Question... Does steam punk have a certain color scheme to it? Because I made a steampunk MOC, and it's fun making them, I wanted to do some more, and to make sure I am doing them right.
Heh, thanks. I am barely the person to ask, because I've only ever made one steampunk MOC. But to answer your question, I can tell you what I think. I think steampunk can be just about any colour scheme, but using brown and gray implies wood and steel respectively.
 I like it 
  September 27, 2009
Amazing!!! I love how it's a big scaler. :] Question... Does steam punk have a certain color scheme to it? Because I made a steampunk MOC, and it's fun making them, I wanted to do some more, and to make sure I am doing them right.
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  September 27, 2009
Whoa! A bonus image.....
 I made it 
  September 27, 2009
Thanks Marcus!
Quoting Marcus Forsberg Is there any shape, any style, any technique that you don't master?
I don't know yet. There probably are certain areas I'm not good at, or have too few bricks of, I'm sure.
 I like it 
  September 27, 2009
Is there any shape, any style, any technique that you don't master? The Twinpod here is a masterpiece, it's very accurate as I remember it from the film. At such a large scale, the amount of detail is amazing and the ways to achieve it are stunning. This is yet another "Steef-just-added-a-new-creation" hallelujah moment, thank you!
 I made it 
  September 27, 2009
I want to thank you all for your visits and comments, once again!
Quoting Willis C steef, I humbly request that you cut it out... you keep building like this and I'm going to have to put away my own plastic. It's all done to perfection, there is nothing left for the rest of us to do... yet again, amazing job. the engines I've practically gone cross-eyed trying to figure out :)
Haha. I'll stop building right now. You'll never see a thing from me again. Possibly.
 I like it 
  September 27, 2009
Very cool! I think some kind of motion blur would fit well for the main pic ;)
 I like it 
  September 26, 2009
Very smooth lines.....
 I like it 
  September 25, 2009
steef, I humbly request that you cut it out... you keep building like this and I'm going to have to put away my own plastic. It's all done to perfection, there is nothing left for the rest of us to do... yet again, amazing job. the engines I've practically gone cross-eyed trying to figure out :)
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  September 25, 2009
Wow, best one I have ever seen. I love all of the work you put into this. ~ J
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  September 25, 2009
Nice! This is SUCH a tough build with Lego, but you handled it well. Kind of fun to see the improvements, too, from the earlier version.
 I like it 
  September 24, 2009
Makes me want to break out my old action figures and go swooshing around the living room! Great job on this! And that joke about finding it up on blocks... funny! ~ Chris.
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  September 24, 2009
This was one of my favorite of the early SW ships even though it was a bit stubby. You have made a really nice version. see ya. garth
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  September 24, 2009
great job, steef! it looks way better than your '03 model!
 I like it 
  September 24, 2009
Excellent work!
 I like it 
  September 24, 2009
It sure looks like a pair of shoes, but you made them look just great! Very nice! I have that love/hate feelings for this ship in the movie. After your work, just love feelings! Thank´s!
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  September 24, 2009
Yay, Star Wars! This is way better than the official set. Beautifully constructed. The only problem is this ship is actually orange. I don't know why Lego made this red. Other than that, you got the shape and details perfectly!
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  September 23, 2009
Excellent work, love the seating and overall shape
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  September 23, 2009
Nice job, a good way to use red slopes. I like the tecniques you used to make the cloud car sturdier. Nice job with the engines as well.
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  September 23, 2009
Sorry if lately I have not much time to read the whole description... Anyway, this quite looks like a pair of shoes with intertwined laces... Just kidding, it really gives the feel of the original cloudcar (or a pair of shoes).
 I like it 
  September 23, 2009
I'll never be able to watch Empire now without thinking of flying red shoes. Thanks Steef. I've always thought this had a quirky shape and you've sculpted it really nicely. The detailed interior is a nice bonus too. Good job.
 I like it 
  September 23, 2009
Finally someone who isn't afraid of a different color. Great build...Love the engine intake. KeEp BuIlDiNg!1!1
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  September 23, 2009
One of the weirdest ship of the SW fleet, your version is great and very clever !
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  September 23, 2009
I got the toy of this and Slave I for my 5th birthday. For some reason I liked this better and have always felt sentimental about this ship. Nice MOC of one of my favorite subjects.
 I like it 
  September 23, 2009
Great work! Very detailed!
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  September 23, 2009
Nice, I like the inside pictures, great job
 I like it 
  September 23, 2009
Wow! It has an interior. That was quite a surprise. Nicely done!
 I like it 
  September 23, 2009
sweet man nice job!
 
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