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Atlas AS7-D-DC MWO
So, it was Last Tuesday, bored out of my skull, just destroyed roughly 5000 pieces of lego creations. I needed to build something. I was looking at my AOD Forums (Angels of Death) and a buddy posted something about Lego Mechs. Well the examples he posted just were aweful. I must create a worthy Lego Atlas... but how? This project too a very long time and I didn't even finish it. Mainily because I believe I spent way too much time in research on how much movement was allowable, etc. See below.
About this creation


Building Crane built first to test height strength. Of course, I didn't have all the parts so I improvised. Still turned out pretty good. Learned about stability and will probably use this design in every model that needs strength.



Shows my visual reference, my basic designs and my firt cockpit.



Close up of the first cockpit design



This is about my 5th cockpit redesign



I love this center core design. It is EXTREMELY stable and totally dependable. It saves me from having to resort to glue for heavier projects. Thank you Building Crane!



I wanted my cockpit to be as realistic as possible. Even though this is what I wanted, it would not fit in the frame I built. Oh, well, still looks great.







Cockpit, pilot's view





The Vacuum of space is dangerous, make sure you have your oxygen tanks full.



Fitting pieces together



Waist, Legs, Knees, Ankle, foot - Movement test.



Closeup of knee, Ankle, Foot



Closeup of Ankle and Foot



Construction continues with Mech frame in scaffolding, missing the cockpit. James T. Kirk minifig used as a frame of reference. Minifig scale reference makes the meck 15 minifigs high, which is correct. heh.



Another minifig reference picture, from the front. Kirk posing as usual.



Coup de grace, finished cockpit (after about 20 redesigns, re sizes, etc). I love this piece. very solid. pretty close if I do say so myself.




Cockpit beginning to open



Cockpit open a bit wider



Cockpit completely open. As you can see, I was unable to put my original cockpit design inside, but, it still turned out pretty good.











This is as close as I got to a finished product. After 5 months of intermittently working on it, I decided i needed to move on. The head, arms, and lower body were the only complete parts. They, in my humble opinion, were awesome. Problem was that I didn't use any hydrolics or pnuematics to create tension. I spent a ton of research on motion. Arms and lower body had complete movement, but, without tension, it could never really stand on it's own.



Comments

 I made it 
  July 30, 2014
Quoting Mark Kelso James, I'd love to see ya try to tackle this again. The head section came out beautifully. If you could nail the rest of the proportions and details like that, then you'd have a great MOC!
Well, as I mentioned before, I do plan to revisit this MOC. I have two projects currently, making my NCC1701 refit appropriate colors, and my new project which is a Classic Space Craft Carrier. I must say "Thank You" for gracing my humble page. Your MOCs are just stunning. I have the LEGO bug, but I also have a wife and 7 kids to help keep it in control. :P
 I like it 
  July 30, 2014
James, I'd love to see ya try to tackle this again. The head section came out beautifully. If you could nail the rest of the proportions and details like that, then you'd have a great MOC!
 I made it 
  July 10, 2014
Quoting clayton Marchetti I missed this one this guy is huge . I love the control room in his head. Are you still working on the big guy? He looks awesome!
Sadly, no. He was disassembled. Though I am tempted to try again.
 I made it 
  July 10, 2014
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 pretty cool project, have you tried rubber bands? they re easy to attach, and can be quite efficient, looking at your pics, I think you would enhance your performance a lot by improving on your sorting system, check on my cyber journals for reference, especially my latests.
Yup, it's why I took the last year off. I'm going to post my new work station and I will definitely check out your journals.
 I like it 
  July 10, 2014
pretty cool project, have you tried rubber bands? they re easy to attach, and can be quite efficient, looking at your pics, I think you would enhance your performance a lot by improving on your sorting system, check on my cyber journals for reference, especially my latests.
 I like it 
  August 18, 2013
I missed this one this guy is huge . I love the control room in his head. Are you still working on the big guy? He looks awesome!
 I made it 
  August 7, 2013
Quoting Tony Lin Looks great! I admire all the work you put into it.
Thank you! I spent literally months on it, but ran out of motivation when I started struggling with the online game. Then the guild folded, and they were the ones who inspired me originally. Again, thank you.
 I like it 
  August 6, 2013
Looks great! I admire all the work you put into it.
 I made it 
  July 24, 2013
Pictures finally loaded. Woot! only took 7 months. <sighs>
 
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