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Imperial Sandcrawler
Star Wars Imperial Sandcrawler, "As Seen On Tatooine" (TM)
About this creation

Hi all,

Yes, I'm spending part of christmas morning uploading a lego creation. How sad.

Anyway, here's a nice little change to cars - another Star Wars model.
One day I imagined a sort of militarised Imperial sandcrawler, and thought I may do a drawing of it at some point - though since I ended up at home unexpectedly over christmas, I thought making a Lego one would be even more fun.

So I did.
It's not supposed to be an exact copy of a Jawa sandcrawler - obviously the shape is a little different, especially around the front. It coincidentally ended up roughly the same size as the official lego sandcrawler (which is woefully under-scaled though), a little less tall but maybe a little longer.
This would be either a captures sandcrawler converted for military use; or an Imperial design based on the original jawa one.
This one's fairly new, not yet rusted out [I had more grey baseplates than brown in other words... though I would have done grey anyway]. In fact it's a miracle I could make this at all - I really didn't think I'd have the parts seeing as most of the grey is on my forest base - I managed to somehow make this by putting together a load of parts that weren't much good for anything else. The final effect sorta looks pretty good actually, in my opinion.

Anyway let's go on a little tour/description...
The sandcrawler is driven by four big tracks, with four big wheels inside of each. The body is made of armored durasteel, and has openings on the front and back.
The cockpit is situated as far forward and as high as possible, giving the driver excellent long-range view out of the 360° window.
On the outside, at arm level, between the two sets of tracks each side are some lockers where ... stuff can be stored.
The inside has three main areas - the front storage compartment, the first floor and the rear compartment.
The front storage compartment isn't too hard to work out - they throw junk and stuff in there. At the moment it's housing two large power cells, a large weapons and supplies pod, and a power droid. Note the nets hanging from the ceiling to give even more storage space.
On the first floor, the cockpit is at the very front, to either side just behind the cockpit are weapons and equipment racks; and behind them are benches for the stormtroopers to sit on. On either side of the first floor, a small walkway runs to the back of the sandcrawler, overlooking the rear compartment; and a ladder is placed centrally to link both floors.
The rear compartment is seperated from the storage compartment by a chain (you might be able to see it - I couldn't get very good photos of that bit), the sides are waist-height shelves on which random stuff or people might sit. In the middle of the rear compartment is the parking place of the scout vehicle.
The scout vehicle is a fast, lightweight (but somewhat armored) tracked vehicle inspired by real-life jeeps and tanks - something between the two, and star wars-ised. And a lot smaller. It has a small gun for defense, and a large back area, which can fit either a couple more stormtroopers, or equipment or salvage etc...

So there you have it... I can't think of much else to say about this, so just take a look at the photos and enjoy !

- Dan

































































Comments

 I like it 
  March 29, 2012
OMG I just posted MY own version of the Imperial Sandcrawler then i tried to look for it then i found Your MOC! AWESOME build! it got the box-looking from the Imps style huh Nice! Check mine out! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/316295
  March 17, 2012
Nice use of the S.N.O.T. method.(Studs Not On Top).
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  June 20, 2011
Quoting MarshallsLEGO UK This is really impressive i really like the side detail, and the inside is packed with lots of detail, the little stormtrooper vehicle is a great idea, a great creation.
Thanks, man :) I should really do more star wars things... though after building the giant base I've been on a constant shortage of grey parts haha :) - Dan
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  June 20, 2011
This is really impressive i really like the side detail, and the inside is packed with lots of detail, the little stormtrooper vehicle is a great idea, a great creation.
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  June 19, 2011
Quoting Jay Rhum Salut! Je t'ai vu parler francais avec l'ami Cyberfrank! Impressionnant ton vehicle! C'est vrai que j'aurais bien vu les studs cotés extérieurs et 1 ou 2 détails à l'intérieur, comme Frank! J'aime bien le petit véhicule qui en sort et le hangar. Well done! 5!
Merci beaucoup :) Oui, en principe les studs seraient plus jolis à l'extérieur; je n'ai seulement fait le contraire parce que je n'avais pas assez de plaques pour faire les studs des deux côtés, et je me suis dit que ça serait plus facile de monter le petit 'hangar' de l'intérieur sur les studs, mais bon... le prochain sera peut être plus beau :)
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  June 19, 2011
Salut! Je t'ai vu parler francais avec l'ami Cyberfrank! Impressionnant ton vehicle! C'est vrai que j'aurais bien vu les studs cotés extérieurs et 1 ou 2 détails à l'intérieur, comme Frank! J'aime bien le petit véhicule qui en sort et le hangar. Well done! 5!
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  June 8, 2011
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 on change de theme, drastiquement! c est bien, mais je suis sur que les studs exterieurs auraient ete mieux l autre sens, pour look, ou cote pratique...j aurais aussi fabrique mapropre armee, plutot qu inventer du sw! j ai toujours aime ce vehicule sw! pour moi, la magie de ce 'track' s opere quand la porte avant , s ouvre! wow! il y a de l espace ici! on respire!!! beaucoup d espace aussi ailleurs dedans!...mais il manque un peu de 'props', tu sais, controles, extincteurs, armes, medi kits!...quelques idees! dans le fond, le meilleur systeme, c est vraiment de GARDER ses props montees! dans un plat a part, c est ce que je fais pour mes buildings, mais, c est aussi valable pour les GROS vehicules! c est tres bien aussi l autre vehicule, beau style! tu devrais vraiment le raffiner un peu, il en vaut la peine dan! super travail!
Merci :) Et j'avoue, plus de 'trucs' aurait été bien, surtout dans ce véhicule spécifiquement... j'aurais du en emprunter de ma base forêt, j'y avais pas pensé... quand à ma propre armée, ça aussi je l'ai fait, le 'Black Sun Empire', dont je compte construire plus de vaisseaux pendant cet été...
 I like it 
  June 8, 2011
on change de theme, drastiquement! c est bien, mais je suis sur que les studs exterieurs auraient ete mieux l autre sens, pour look, ou cote pratique...j aurais aussi fabrique mapropre armee, plutot qu inventer du sw! j ai toujours aime ce vehicule sw! pour moi, la magie de ce 'track' s opere quand la porte avant , s ouvre! wow! il y a de l espace ici! on respire!!! beaucoup d espace aussi ailleurs dedans!...mais il manque un peu de 'props', tu sais, controles, extincteurs, armes, medi kits!...quelques idees! dans le fond, le meilleur systeme, c est vraiment de GARDER ses props montees! dans un plat a part, c est ce que je fais pour mes buildings, mais, c est aussi valable pour les GROS vehicules! c est tres bien aussi l autre vehicule, beau style! tu devrais vraiment le raffiner un peu, il en vaut la peine dan! super travail!
  February 25, 2011
This really looms, and the studs-out construction is a unique touch. I'm not sure I like how it affects the exterior details, though. This build seems a little too plain.
 I like it 
  January 31, 2011
very cool! very nice idea! epic!
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  January 24, 2011
Cool. Looks more like the Elephant from Halo though.
Dan the Man
lord varzok
  January 21, 2011
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 I made it 
  January 3, 2011
Quoting Crimso Giger Bonne année :-) Ben t'as pas perdu ta matiné, c'est un trés beau modéle, j'adore l'angle de la photo principale ! Excellente transposition d'un concept "exotique" à l'univers martiale de l'empire... Les plaques a l'envers lui donnent un look original. Bon, je dirais pas qu'il est parfait à 100 % (peut-etre quelques raffinements ici ou la seraient possibles) mais il aurait merité plus de commentaires, en tout cas il me plait beaucoup plus que le set Lego !
Bonna année à toi aussi :) Oui, c'est loin d'âtre parfait, mais comme on dit... on fait ce qu'on pet avec ce qu'on a :) 99% de mon gris est toujours sur ma base impériale donc je me suis étonné du fait que j'ai pu construire quelque chose d'aussi grand encore... A quand ton prochain MOC ? Ca serait cympa de voir du nouveau :) - Dan
 I like it 
  January 3, 2011
Bonne année :-) Ben t'as pas perdu ta matiné, c'est un trés beau modéle, j'adore l'angle de la photo principale ! Excellente transposition d'un concept "exotique" à l'univers martiale de l'empire... Les plaques a l'envers lui donnent un look original. Bon, je dirais pas qu'il est parfait à 100 % (peut-etre quelques raffinements ici ou la seraient possibles) mais il aurait merité plus de commentaires, en tout cas il me plait beaucoup plus que le set Lego !
  January 1, 2011
now you need to do a light saber fight on top of it :)
 I like it 
  December 28, 2010
Wicked! I hope it's air conditioned!
 I made it 
  December 25, 2010
Quoting Eric 'Hawk' Mickle Just a heads up I found a typo- This would be either a captures sandcrawler converted for military use; or an Imperial design based on the original jawa one.- ‘captures’ should be captured. It looks kinda boxy and a bit too underprotected for a war machine. >Eric
That's OK. On your profile page, "Im" should be spelled "I'm" . It's kinda boxy because sandcrawlers *are* boxy; and I agree with the lack of weapons... though I never said this was a war machine. Not every imperial vehicle was built with offense in mind.
 I like it 
  December 25, 2010
Just a heads up I found a typo- This would be either a captures sandcrawler converted for military use; or an Imperial design based on the original jawa one.- ‘captures’ should be captured. It looks kinda boxy and a bit too underprotected for a war machine. >Eric
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  December 25, 2010
Would asking for mercy be out of the question?
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  December 25, 2010
WOW! Now this is pretty cool. I love the concept and the design of the reversed plates on the sides.
 I made it 
  December 25, 2010
Quoting Sebeus I Nicely done, I like the use of those car trailer parts on the front ramp, it reminds me of the Elephant from Halo 3, you might want to give that a try, there aren't many around on mocpages, a chance to make the best one :p
Thanks :) Ah... yeah that elephant looks interesting. Might be a project for one day... I haven't been very up to date with halo or anything, last one I've played was the second one on xbox, which is my most recent console...
 I like it 
  December 25, 2010
Nicely done, I like the use of those car trailer parts on the front ramp, it reminds me of the Elephant from Halo 3, you might want to give that a try, there aren't many around on mocpages, a chance to make the best one :p
 
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