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Mark II - ASCENSION Class Artillery Mech
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Second in a series of mechs.
About this creation
It took a while, but #2 in the series is finally done. The ASCENSION class is an artillery mech capable of heavy direct fire or long range bombardment. I stayed with the clean heavy armored look, although I tried to add a little more detail this time. Again, this is meant to be a part of a series so some of the design cues (intake grate, heavy machine guns, etc..) are intentially similar to the radiant class.

Enjoy, and thanks for looking.



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   Design again started with the torso... For good or for bad, I think the giant intake grate is becoming a theme. Stickers are from various Exo-Force sets.



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   Originally the legs were straighter, more like an AT-AT, but after playing Resistance on the PS3 and fighting the Stalker I complelety redesigned them.



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   Good shot of the cooling system for the massive powerplant needed to operate the mech and also to charge the railgun.



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   My first turret design looked like a big spaceship trying to land on the torso, so I used some SNOT for the redesign. Navigation and targeting systems are located in the nose of the turret.



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   This wasn't the easiest picture to take...



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   Walking! Four AT-AT click joints per leg were required to support the weight...she's pretty heavy.



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   Pretty good leg extension while still supporting the weight...barely.



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   Weapon Systems:

Two 55mm heavy machine guns redesigned to raise the rate of fire to 800 rounds per minute.

Four 200mm mortar tubes.

Rocket launcher with twelve 220mm rocket tubes, extra ammo capacity and a quick reload system.

Heavy railgun described in detail below.



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   Originally intended for use on capital ships, the heavy railgun was redesigned and modified to be mounted on a land-based vehicle. Using a discarding sabot, it fires a 20kg tungsten rod at 4km per second resulting in a kinetic energy at the muzzle of 160 megajoules. The tremendous recoil of the railgun is offset by the domed device on the back called the synthetic mass generator. This device electromagnetically generates a "virtual mass" for a few milliseconds at the moment of firing large enough to offset the recoil. The rest of the mech is EM shielded to prevent system damage from the massive electromagnetic field generated when the gun fires.



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   There is no open cockpit shot because the cockpit doesn't open. How does he get in you ask? See that little fold-down ladder there...



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   Good detail of the leg joints.



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   Thanks to Bob from Accounting for again standing in for scale comparision.



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   "So Bob, are you sure I can't deduct this thing?"



Comments

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  January 20, 2014
This is awesome and has inspired one or two of my builds
  January 13, 2014
I thought I'd best give this a mention as it was the first piece I saw that inspired me to get building. I, like yourself Brian am from the old school of lego. Original space stuff from the 80's into blacktron and m-tron stuff. Had a massive break from it (20 years?) but I'm hooked again. Anyways . Love your stuff, very aggressive, military tech. Amazing detailing and your use of bricks and clever joints is very inovative. I like... A lot
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  April 2, 2013
Wow . . . so many excellent builders on this site . . . I am new here, and am uploading a Helm's Deep. Would you mind looking at it? I want a pro's opinion.
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  April 2, 2013
You,my friend, just got favorited.
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  April 2, 2013
That came out very wrong. Haven't I seen this as Moc of the day before?? Still as awesome now as the first time.
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  April 2, 2013
My final wish is to be at the receiving end of that gun. ...That came out wrong >///<
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  April 2, 2013
Of course he can deduct it! He obviously has a section 179 depreciation carryover, AND can write off the square footage, maintenance, and utilities because it's a "home" office. Oh wait! I almost forgot mileage. Did he purchase it new or used? (I have got to get out of tax-mode.) Great mech and congrats on MOTD!!!
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  April 2, 2013
Incredible! Definately deserving of MOTD!
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  April 2, 2013
Trully phenomenal! Great military-industrial design asthetic. I typically don't like quad-leg mechs, but this is a glorious exception.
  April 2, 2013
Field Marshal Kescenovitz. This beast still sets the standard after 6 years. I remember exactly where I was the first time I saw this thing. Simply one of the best Mecs I have ever seen. It's a righteous platform, and presented in perfect detail and clarity. A Timeless classic. Attack!
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  April 2, 2013
Very well done! I like the grey and yellow theme.
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  April 2, 2013
glad to see yet another mech within a few days gets MOTD!
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  April 2, 2013
Incredibly deserving of MotD! Beautiful work, M8. Cheers!~
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  April 2, 2013
One of the best MOTDs in quite some time!
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  January 10, 2013
:O
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  December 29, 2012
WHOA! Old mech, I know, but still good. Lot of weaponry without it taking up all of the visual space. Nice railgun, too.
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  December 20, 2012
Great job! Superb detailing!
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  October 11, 2012
AMAZING! super detail, cool creation.
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  July 5, 2012
This thing is AMAZING! I have so many questions at once! Where do you get your bricks from, how much do all those pieces for this MOC and your others cost, and how do you keep them? I want one! This is so cool!
Brian Kescenovitz
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Brian Daniels
  June 24, 2012
i love the detail and the color scheme :D
  April 9, 2012
Looks like the locust from Halo Wars. Cool stuff.
Brian Kescenovitz
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Carter Heald
  March 22, 2012
Another amazing mech! If only I had the pieces, time, and skill to build mechs like yours!
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  March 20, 2012
Oh. My. Gosh.....
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  December 25, 2011
every time i look up (lego mech) on google images, the one you just love is this mech. nothing will beat this moc. this is absolutely epic. can i please please pleeeeese buy it from you, i have $295 bucks. will you please sell. i will post my e-mail on my account page.
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  June 6, 2011
Holy thats the best mech ever even better than mine! 5/5
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  May 27, 2011
Probably the best lego mech I've ever seen. Sweet! I'm making my own artillery mech right now, and in bet it will be better! Just kidding, nothing I do will ever excede your brilliance.
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  May 22, 2011
Just amazing that things like this are possible with legos. Like many others, I am hoping if you could at least post a parts list or even better- a How-to. The legs and feet are by far the greatest part of this mech. I love the structure and solidity of it as well. Please, please share some of your secrets to us your fans...
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  May 7, 2011
The rail gun mechanical discription is ridiculously nerdy...and excessively cool. Here's a common phrase among the Pages that I'll join in saying: Awesome mech, Brian!
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  April 28, 2011
Ooh, this is a neat little quadruped. The use of the yellow trim seems completely controlled. It all lines up very cleanly and offsets the grey in a way that catches the eyes and redirects them to all the fun greebled details.
Brian Kescenovitz
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Nick Ritchie
  December 13, 2010
It couldn't be better unless it had an opening cockpit but still it could obliterate practically anything. Well armored
  December 13, 2010
This is amazing. love the rocket tubes. you should do internet tutorials
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  November 23, 2010
I would love to buy that because... Who wouldn't
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  August 5, 2010
dude this is just titanic! good job
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  July 3, 2010
how much if u sell one ?
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  May 26, 2010
Technical question/observation: why would there be regular machine guns on a long-range bombardment mech? Are you one of those "everything on everything" types, or was this a want for weaponry with(/without) a bit of uncharacteristic technical inconsistency?
Brian Kescenovitz
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That LDD Guy
  January 28, 2010
Pretty good, but I ought to inform you, if you and I are thinking about the same type of railgun then it won't have a recoil.
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  December 23, 2009
Best quadripedal I've ever seen; I LOVE it!
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  December 13, 2009
love the rail gun
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  December 13, 2009
love the rail gun
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  October 21, 2009
Holy Cow. Enuf said. Can't be beat. This thing could take out a scarab in seconds. Good job, but i might suggest adding your 4-barreled gatling gun to it. That'd make it even bettah.
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  October 11, 2009
I got to say that this Artillery mecha is awesome.
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  September 14, 2009
lol omg we must think alike, I'ma post a link to my creation that (imo) is a mini to this. note tho: I made mine in 2001ish. not after I saw this.
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  September 10, 2009
i was just thinking of somthing, the legs on this thing seem to have resemblance to that of the halo 3 scarab..i would love to see you build that..it would be nasty!..should def try it..!
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  August 23, 2009
This is inspireing... I mean this is AWESOME!!!!!
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  August 15, 2009
Cool!
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  August 7, 2009
i bet you could make a really good halo scarab out of this design
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  August 6, 2009
Dang! You could probably rewrite the Terminator series with these things!
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  July 22, 2009
HEY!!! Mr. Kescenovitz....this things so awesome it made into the IronMan 2 video game release trailer!!! LOL
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  July 11, 2009
Gawsh. I'm speechless! However, I sure wouldn't want to meet that thing in battle. Very... Imposing.
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  June 16, 2009
No. Rail guns are ballistic weapons, and I think he said few energy weapons.
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  June 8, 2009
U are the best builder ever! But u said no energy base weapons in dawn forge stuff. aren't rail gun energy based?
Brian Kescenovitz
john conor
  June 5, 2009
it kinda looks like a Goliath from resistance 2
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  June 3, 2009
Wow, that is awesome! The whole package is awesome! Seeing its scale with good ol Bob from account temps....what does this bad boy weight in at?
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  April 28, 2009
WOW that is a realy good mech!!! I like the design and the cannons as well. It good that it has four legs and not just two. That make it stand well when fireing its cannons.
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  April 20, 2009
wow... is it solid or can a minifig drive it?
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  April 13, 2009
You should use that idea and make a halo scarab =) awesome design!!!!!
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  March 22, 2009
Introducing the UNSC SCARAB!!! lol, its really amazing. Does it not look like a scarab in some regards? without the head, or the purple, but it looks like a mecha version of the Covenant War machine.
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  March 19, 2009
one of the best creations ever!!! so cool check my creations Exterminator
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  January 26, 2009
Oh man, I like everything about this one! You have some very cool parts that you are using. mmmm beefy too.
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  January 13, 2009
One of the best mechs I've ever seen. GREAT JOB !!!
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  January 2, 2009
that thing is awsome that must have tookin along time to make because its really detailed
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  November 22, 2008
If possible I would give 10 stars. I LOVE your work.
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  November 16, 2008
OMG OMG OMG OMG THAT IS SOOOO COOL *faints from awsomnes*
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  November 11, 2008
WOW! You must have really put some work into that! And what I don't get not that I'm complaining about your set is how people could get that many lego pieces of that one specific color! Anyways, great set, keep up the good work.
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  November 1, 2008
COME TO MY PAGE AT THE LAST PAGE OF LOTR, STAR WARS BLDGS, AND WEAPONS!!!
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  October 23, 2008
that IS beautiful (REALLY)!!!!
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  October 22, 2008
nice....
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  October 17, 2008
this is meant with the least offence (to the big guy) Duh. YOU ARE A GOD AT BUILDING MECHA. ~Martin
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  October 5, 2008
Wow! I just noticed that the 5 highest rated mechs on the 'Pages are yours! That is very impressive, mister Kescenovitz.
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  August 20, 2008
Nice job!!! That thing is AWSOME!!!!
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  August 11, 2008
Amazing!!! I love your entire Dawn Forge colletion!!!
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  August 3, 2008
hans the german is telling you that you have no life just for being a lego fan?! i will ask him this: if being a lego fan means you have no life, then what are you doing here? i pity those who poke fun at others just for having a different interest than most others. hans, if you do try to insult me after reading this, you'd be wasting your time. your words are insignificant babbling about how cool you think you are compared to others. you have to insult others just to feel better about yourself. besides, brian is one of the best on mocpages.
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  July 21, 2008
hey brian, whats been going on? i havent seen ANYTHING new from you. :-( please comment on my new mocs, especially my liberty gundam.(hes 1 comment away from getting to page 1.)
Brian Kescenovitz
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Kevin and Erik Small
  July 16, 2008
(Kevin) wow....i thought your halo creations were good when i look at this. OMG AWSOME
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  June 24, 2008
i have a great question for you: do you read all of your comments? by the way, my mini ascension v.2 is finished. please comment. later ~sho
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  June 23, 2008
Hmm...... Kinda looks like one of those new Protoss mechs thats gonna be in Starcraft 2. Well, anyway, Nice mech!
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  June 18, 2008
Why have I not reviewed this Special K?I don't know,but this Mech is one of the coolest and well built Mech I've seen in a long while,I love the imposing form,and I really like the four legs deal.One day I'll make a Dawn Forge Mech,but that won't be for awhile.Thanks for your review,and nice Moc.Keep up the stupendous work~LL
Brian Kescenovitz
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Jake Bueler
  June 17, 2008
nice colour coding, and cool design. come and check out my stuff!
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  June 16, 2008
That is the biggest most awesome mech I have seen. It is so cool. Plez rate my MOC's.
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  June 14, 2008
Best mech i've ever seen. Totally brillant in every way. It does'nt look like lego - it looks real...
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  May 31, 2008
Pleas can i have the construction plan of this mech? pls pls pls ^^ send it on my e-mail pls: Lente.Helghast@web.de
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  May 31, 2008
Wonderful. It is all great! The yellow trim, the "head", the weapons (especially the rail gun), and the intake. It is just all great!!!
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  May 29, 2008
Excell..Excellent...*Faints* Lol
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  May 27, 2008
its soooooooooooo coooooooool!!!!!!!!! I love the entire dawn forge theme! can you send the instructions to LEGO?
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  May 18, 2008
I don't think I've ever seen your page, and it's a shame because you're an awesome builder ! I give this MOC a 5/5 because it's my favorite, but all the other stuffs you've made are fantastic !
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  May 10, 2008
That is the best MOC I have ever seen, better than your other machines. I used to think the lego guns were sweet stuff, but this totally blows them all away. I you could basically sell this in a toy shop, already made, and people would gladly pay for it. You have got real skillz, man. You should try making a lego gun next. If you don't feel like making a big one, you can just start with a pistol. i would really like to see a lego gun of yours.
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  April 6, 2008
omfg!!!!!! dude, you should make a scarab. it would be great, maybe better than sae-117's(maybe not also)
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  April 3, 2008
lol playability? im working on a heavy armour suit,but not one i jsut sticka lego guys head on,wone i can ope nup,then i whip out a digi cam and have ma fist creation
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  March 30, 2008
Great, but do its legs move? I gotta have play-abiltiy in mechs.
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  March 22, 2008
Once I saw that I thought ''is it real''? Totally awesome from a historic Lego Master.
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  February 27, 2008
Its amazing i loved it definatly worth five stars. some questions though what joints did you use and how long did it take to build?
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  February 22, 2008
First, for Joe down there, SNOT means "Studs Not On Top". Different builders have different interpretations on what exactly that means but basically it means the model is built in a way that the studs are either on the side and then usually covered in some way or by just covering the studs that are on the top using smooth topped plates. Another term that is not exactly the same thing but is used in the same manner is "studless". It took me about a month to figure out what it meant so I'm glad to be able to help out someone else. Didn't mean to step on your toes here Brian but I figured if you didn't need to answer Joe, you could spend time building more and the thought of you gifting us with more Dawn Forge makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. ~Chris.
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  February 14, 2008
Insane! Looks a lot like a scarab from Halo, but grey and without a big laser and bigger and oh never mind.
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  February 4, 2008
Unbeleivable. Can you explain what SNOT is? I see it used elsewhere and was wondering what it was. Is it a desgin program?
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  January 25, 2008
I love it. Where can i purchase some of these click joints?
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  January 22, 2008
Like a Mix of A Halo Scarab and A Metal Gear Solid Metal gear. A.K.A- AWESOME!
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  November 21, 2007
YOur creations are quite nicely done, good job on the mechs!
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  November 7, 2007
This is an excellent creation, the lack of studs is particularly admirable.
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  October 22, 2007
Absolutely epic. I won't say a word more, lest my brain explode. :D
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  October 11, 2007
One word. Epic.
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  October 5, 2007
"Enjoy, and thanks for looking."? Should be more like: "You should be happy not to have to pay to look at this." Sweet! Are you somehow possessing some kind of magic power?
Brian Kescenovitz
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Artur Lukaszczyk
  October 2, 2007
Amazing.This should be turned into an actual lego set.I'd buy each one.
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  September 26, 2007
This is AWESOME! It's really cool how big it is. I have only two things I can think of about it that aren't perfect. One: I don't really like flesh colored minifigs, but if you do, that's fine with me. Two: It's not really a problem, but I'm sure some people could argue that stickers are a piece of a part. I've created my own sci-fi thing called Exin. Could you please review something related to it?
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  September 11, 2007
could i have instrucks
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  September 1, 2007
It's so detailed it doen't even look like LEGO. I the next step in Awsomness
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  August 26, 2007
THIS. IS. AWSOME!!
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  August 21, 2007
Best lego mechs on the web! Great job.
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  August 17, 2007
looks almost like a plastic toy cuz its so smooth and nice colours. id kill to have that lol.
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  August 5, 2007
Once again, this is an amazing piece of work that really throws of the repetitive style one sees so often in mecha. Keep it up.
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  August 5, 2007
OMG OMG OMG OMG...sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet -.-
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  July 29, 2007
O_O IT IS GODLIKE! *worships*
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  April 14, 2007
Giant and awesome. I like four-legged mechs over the bipedal variety for some reason...more realism, maybe? I dunno... Anyhoo, the sheer level of detail you have included here is amazing. From the thumbnails, it doesn't even look like LEGO. That's impressive.
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  April 14, 2007
HOLY PACKIN' PEANUTS! AWESOME! TRY BUILDING A MARTIAN TRIPOD NEXT!!!
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  April 7, 2007
Simply amazing. I enjoy reading about the weapons systems. One question: can you dumb down the meaning of a megajoule? I'm working on a Mech similair to your Radiant. Thanks!
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  April 7, 2007
HOLY SHEEP DIP! that is huge, excellent work. From a distance, it looks like a toy that came right out of the box, good job on the greebs as well. Just one thing got me, any machine gun above 20mm, is considered an auto cannon. oh well, this is fantastic work.
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  April 2, 2007
Hooooly cheese! That thing is one awesome machine. Extremely well-built and designed, plus it just looks like it'd be totally unstoppable! This thing whomps the AT-AT's butt and then some. There's no way I could find anything to fuss about on the mech, so I'll only say this: Yuck, a peach-skin minifig! :-P
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  March 31, 2007
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  March 29, 2007
Wow great job.
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  March 28, 2007
AMAZING!
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  March 28, 2007
This mech is awesome. You don't see many quadrupedal mechs out there, and this one is certainly one of the best ones. It has a nice color scheme. Keep on building!
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  March 21, 2007
Hey, thanks for the review on my model. This Mech is amazing, my next project is actually a four legged Mech aslo, and this already puts mine to shame even though it's not even built yet.
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  March 12, 2007
Wow, this is great! I love the size of the creation, and the SNOT work is excellent. Most definately a 5/5.
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  March 11, 2007
Woooooooooow... That is great. It's sleek (if not studless) and totally greebled. Grr... I WANT ONE!
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  March 8, 2007
odd. as of now, all but one person who has reveiwed this has their own page. outsider. lol. anyways, this is great. i love its bulky but smooth shape. keep this up!
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  March 7, 2007
I really love this mecha! Perfect studless design! Just amazing!!
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  March 5, 2007
<jaw drops to floor>
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  March 5, 2007
this is art!!!! a superb moc with incredible style and nice color scheme ( GO STRIPES!) funny use of cut AT O2 stickers;) congratulations! check out my pages sometimes ...cheers
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  March 5, 2007
dude that is badass
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  March 5, 2007
Very cool! Excellent detailing, and great design make this one amazing MOC. You put so many others (including myself) to utter shame. AWESOME!
Brian Kescenovitz
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Pat G.
  March 4, 2007
"clean heavy armored look" - what a great way to achieve that! I'm usually a Mechwarrior fan but I'm sure this one deserves merit for being cleanly done.
Brian Kescenovitz
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Nunoyo Bizznizz
  March 4, 2007
I was thoroughly impressed with the Radiant's design. The Ascension, in my opinion blows it away. Excellent work.
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  March 4, 2007
Good luck trying to top this one, but I'm definitely looking forward to the attempt! I wish I could build half as good as this.
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  March 4, 2007
The yellow striping to define the shape is simply inspired and I just love the hosing work.
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  March 4, 2007
Definitley my new fav MOC or at least top 10. You have amazing lego building skills. Looking forward to more!
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  March 4, 2007
very good very good i gave it a 4 becauseit lacks something but i can figure it out ..... oh well keep up the good work, oh and come see my star wars creations please !!!
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  March 4, 2007
Those legs are just awesome, fantastic colour scheme & almost studless design. Amazing stuff
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  March 4, 2007
Wow, just wow. Very impressive. You need some support infantry to go along with this beast.. and like someone said, this would look great in a battlescene, pwning everything. ~Jon
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  March 4, 2007
Whoa. (Blown away.) This is definately one of the sickest things I've ever seen. Awesome. Keep it up!
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  March 4, 2007
Cool! That is a rather fine piece of engineering and design work if I may say so. It looks cool too, for I especially like its color scheme and its extremley well designed contours. I usually try to give at least one suggestion in my review, but really I can't think of anything save perhaps improving the...uhh...umm...okay so I can't think of anything. Extremley well done!
 
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