For this MOC, I decided to think big. My largest MOC to date, in fact. BIG Big as in, 96 studs long, 52 I think studs wide, 18 minifigs, 4 midifigs, 1 microfig, and 7 vehicles. I kind of ran out of green, so the trees aren't my best. I've never been one to sit around and build landscape if I could build a Star Destroyer instead. If you looked at the main pic, you may think I own a $120 AT-AT and enough baseplates to build an MOC 20 feet long. WRONG! It's forced perspective. I just used some angles and a combination of micro, mini, midi, and minifig scale props to make it look that way. An overhead shot reveals the illusion:
Oh, and I don't own that many baseplates. Just to build this, I had to dig out quite a few City roads and layer them to hide the gray. Enough talk, on to the MOC!
Not much here, save for an AT-AT. But still good enough to get a separate section.
^The AT-AT is, IMO, one of my best minis ever. Maybe even better than the LAAT/i. But definitely not as good as the Venator or LAAT/c. You can expect it in a future post of its own. Here, it's blasting a log to bits because the pilot is angry that the scriptor for Return of the Jedi pitted them against a bunch of too-cute furballs and omitted all the parts where the Empire does anything of significance.
The Other 'Ground
Really not big enough an area to warrant a full-scale description. I only have to pics anyways. Only objects are a few trees and an AT-ST being smashed flat. The walker, I admit, is not my best work.
Now, let's get out of the 'Otherground' and move on to...
The Midi-scaled Area
I just couldn't think of a better name for it. First, we'll see the... AT-ST
^This Midi-scaled AT-ST is my pride and joy of this MOC. It's just over half the size of the official minifig-scale one, yet includes more detail. (no really, compare the tops: Mine has a tiny printed tile and railing, their's just has a parabolic plate) The Tree:
^The other detail in the midi-scaled area is the tree. It's connected to the tree in the foreground by a piece of Pirates rigging. On top, you can see two Ewoks attempting to take out the nearby AT-ST with a slingshot (seriously, how did the Rebels win the Battle of Endor?). A third (gray) Ewok is waiting for the Stormtrooper below to climb just far enough up the ladder and then....*snip*
We now go to the foreground!
Already on the last section? I'm telling you, this dio is a lot smaller than it looks. (literally) We'll start with the vehicles. Vehicles:
^Vehicles include two speeders, an AT-ST (with Chewie on top), and an Ewok glider (Paploo gets the chance to fly here). The walker and glider are stock from the Endor set, but the speeders have been modded slightly. Props:
^Props include a catapult (stock from the Endor set), tree (with a vaguely familiar Ewok archer) and the bunker (again, stock from the kit; we'll get to the interior later). Combatants on Foot:
^On the Imp side of things you can see one Stormtrooper looking at his partner, who just got shot, another Stormy running in, and one trooper is about to become an Ewok luncheon. Inside the bunker is the Commander, a Naval Trooper, and an M8.
^The Rebels have two commandos, Han, Leia, R2, 3PO, and Chief Chirpa on the ground.
Well, that's that. I hope you've enjoyed this display of LEGO, ingenuity, time, genius at work, and bedsheets*.
*After all, three-foot-long dioramas simply don't fit on T-shirts and paper.
Wow! Very nice work! The combination of sizes and the accuracy of the moc as a whole is astounding! Great work, and i'll be sure to check out your mini's, i'm very impressed with the ones in this diorama.
Quoting Tbone tbl
Having attempted forced perspective once or twice, I know how hard it is and the first pic really pulls it off. Well done, these tournaments are really bringing out your skills as a builder.
I was expecting some criticism as far as my trees, but I'll settle for this comment. ;-)