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CR90 Corvette Tantive IV
Here is my ultimate version of the CR90 Corvette Tantive IV.
About this creation
It had been a while that I wanted to modify the old 10019 Tantive IV in order to improve it seriously. When the 10198 set was released, I jumped on it but was also disappointed by several aspects of the model. So let’s review the pros and cons of each set.

10019 Rebel Blockade Runner (2001 - 1747 pieces):
Pro
- Its size, it is massive;
- Its shape, it is recognizable and elegant

Cons
- No playability, no space for minifig;
- Worst stickers ever (mine peeled);
- Some details and construction technics are obsolete today.

And about the 10198 Tantive IV (2009 - 1408 pieces):
Pro
- No sticker  ;
- Somewhat detailed interior;
- Nice engine pods;

Cons
- No landing gear or support;
- It is small!!!
- The cockpit top metabricks are ugly, particularly the white color does not match with the rest;
- Accessing some of the play features was complex (un-mount then open);


So in the end, what I wanted to build was:
- A large massive CR90 of over 100 studs;
- It should have a detailed interior, easy to access without un-mounting 300 parts.
- No sticker;
- A landing gear that is integrated and that can support the weight of the beast.
And here is the result, mostly rebuilt from scratch.

Name: CR90 Corvette Tantive IV
Length: 102 Studs
Weight: 4.4 kg
Swooshability: yes
Number of SHIPs built: 1
Number of pices: 2500 (estimated)

And now the pictures:

Its nice head:
CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

So yes she is swooshable ... if you can carry singlehand 4.4kg without any problem:
CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

Some details:
CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

From top:
CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

And even more details from the underside:
CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

There is a full detailed interior: central command center, operation center, weapon rack, coffee corner, corridors, gate with republic logo...
CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

And this Corvette has something in her head:
CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

Another section of the ship that can be opened, revealing a well-known story.
CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

Two minutes of inattention and guess who comes for a little harlem shake?
CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

The full interior: 5 compartments are available and playable.
CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

More pictures on My Flickr



Comments

Gorn Veynom
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Dr. Monster
  October 1, 2013
Well done! Cool presentation.
 I made it 
  October 1, 2013
Thank you all for your very nice comments. Glad you like this little ship.
 I made it 
  October 1, 2013
Quoting Brick Boy As I said on Flickr...I'd buy this as a set! It's getting easier and easier to out do LEGO, isn't it? :) -Brick Boy
Well, I would not call this "easy". It required quite a lot of try and fail before achieving the actual result. (and a lot of short nights)
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
Well done! Looks like Indiana Jones Senior really did survive after all ;)
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  September 30, 2013
That is beautiful!
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  September 30, 2013
One of my favorite set! An excellent mix between the UCS and the playable sets. Well done!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
Perfect! Love the interior.
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
As I said on Flickr...I'd buy this as a set! It's getting easier and easier to out do LEGO, isn't it? :) -Brick Boy
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  September 30, 2013
Total pro set man! Excellent work!
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  September 30, 2013
5/5 :D I usually dont look much on SW designs as I generally prefer other themes, but this one catches my heart. Many features that is in SW world unique : Atypical and very composite trunk shape, very few unplayable room, much detailed inside, split - level floor :D I think i should check some SW design more carefully :D
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  September 30, 2013
Incredible work! I love these kind of playable ships.
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  September 30, 2013
I'm glad I read the description and scrolled down to see pictures because I was about to flip out and yell that all you did was design a box cover for a set that already had one. I like the combination of the two sets. It reminds me of what I did with the two ARC-170 sets. After seeing it was a combonation modification thing, I think it's absolutely fantastic and I would buy it if it was a set.
 
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