My copy of an Imperial AT-IC based on the 1985 KENNER prototype
About this creation
"I went through the well-known ToysrGus.com website a few years ago, and while browsing through some prototypes which never cut it to full production, my eyes fell on a Tan coloured AT-AT Walker with an Ion cannon slapped on it's back. 'Cool!' I thought, never imagining I would ever be able to build a LEGO version of this vehicle. But about three years later, after receiving a CAD/LDraw file from Fbtb.net's 'the dude' I was able to start working on a possible MOC of this extremely cool vehicle. I'm proud to say that after nine months of (mostly) acquiring parts and designing the final shape it's finished!" - HJR
The AT-IC originated in a toy concept that Kenner presented to Lucasfilm in the mid-1980s, as part of a post-Return of the Jedi line expansion that was eventually abandoned.
The item consisted of a recycled AT-AT toy, with parts of its back removed and replaced with a laser cannon from a Death Star toy set. The presentation binder stated the AT-IC is "used exclusively for mobile defense of strategic Imperial locations".
I just read about this in the New Essentiaol Guide to Weapons and Technology. Previous to that I wondered if you were making this up the way some people make up stuff and then claim it is Star Wars. I really like how your walkers co-exist so peacefully.
Best thing ever! Did you build a completly new AT-AT set, outfit it with tan peices, take out the back, put a custom made Star Wars Ion Cannon in the rear and put it on mocpages where it is now or did you build the whole thing from scrap pieces using your other AT-AT instruction booklet and put a custom made Star Wars Ion Cannon in the rear and put it on mocpages where it is now? How did you get so many tan pieces that are needed for the model you have? Go to my site and check the AT-AT I have there. Its not as good as this one but its still pretty good.
for the scale it is on it is very well done and it was a good project to choose. the only improvements i could suggest is more detail where the ion cannon "platform" meets th small roofed part of the AT-AT. also , the back is quite square and perhaps to make it more like the lego model and the original. however these are not critical comments, just suggestions for improvement as it is a fantastically well done MOC