Imperial All Terrain Armored Transport. Ver 2.0, heavily reworked much of the model, adding detail all over and improving the look of the armor overall. Designed using the Empire Strikes Back prop and Star Wars Complete Cross Sections, the model is minifigure scaled, and features a fully detailed interior with space for over 23 figures, 2 speeder bikes, and storage for weapons. The sides are hinged for easy interior access, and the legs are fully articulated with rotating upper and lower hips, poseable knees, ankles that move in two axis, and moveable toe flaps. The cheek guns also rotate, and the belly features a hatch to re-create the Luke take down scene from ESB. 3,398 pieces.
About this creation
The overall scale of the model can be seen here, with a Snowtrooper figure in the open side access hatch. As usual I've taken great care to keep the model within minifigure scale, but still attain UCS levels of detail and movie model accuracy.
Frontal view, showing the transparent red viewscreen with two AT-AT Driver figures and a Snowtrooper figure in the commander position.
Rear detail showing the fuel slug tank and intricate design of the walker's rear armor.
Full rear view of the walker.
Closeup detail of the head, showing the cheek mounted swiveling blasters and armor design. The side armor is a major redesign from my previous model, and much more closely resembles the movie prop.
Underside of the head. The cannons are also a major redesign, and took many tries to get the right look. The center section was also re-worked, and much more detail added. Also featured are the spotlights nestled outboard of the chin cannons just inboard of the lower armor skirting.
Belly view of the beast. The drive engines posed a particular design problem, as did finding views of the movie model's underside for detailing. The dark area in the middle of the picture is the partially open bottom hatch.
The feet are another are that saw extensive design changes, notably in the addition of the stabilizing linkages and refinement of the toe flaps. Each foot moves in two axis, moving forward and backwards as well as sideways, plus each toe flap is hinged. Along with the fully articulated legs and hips, the walker can be placed in virtually any pose portrayed onscreen.
Interior of the head, showing the AT-AT Driver and Gunner, as well as a Snowtrooper at the commander position. The latter features a periscope attached to the hatched roof, and a command station with 3 computer monitors. There is room for a 4th figure in the cockpit.
Interior view of the main body with the side armor hinged upwards, showing the seating for 20 troops, multiple stored weapons (small, medium, and large blasters), 2 stored speeder bikes, and the engine and fuel units in the upper rear compartment. A ladder provides access between the upper and lower decks at the rear of the center bulkhead between the access openings for the speeder bikes. Interior layout is according to the Star Wars Complete Cross Sections.