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ED-209
This is the Enforcement Droid 209 from the 1987 movie Robocop.
About this creation


A while ago I saw a Lego version of ED-209 on the internet that inspired me to build my own version.



I searched the internet and found several others, with each their own merit, but I felt I could do better. This is the result.



The original model from the movie was light bluish grey, but I decided to build the model in white because it gave me a wider range of pieces to use for better design detail.



I tried to give the model as much accuracy and functionality as I could. Most of the parts of the model that rotate or move in the movie, do so in my model too. I also went to great lengths to make it as studless as possible.



The weapon pods move up and down, and side to side. Even the weapon pod arm attachment to the head, moves up and down with the swivel.



Whuuut?! Yes, the arm protectors, i.e. earflaps also move up and down.



The clamps holding the legs in 'rest' mode release, and the legs come up, just like the real thing!



I used traincrossing boom weights and magnets to get as much weight in the front of the foot to make it stand, but in the end it is the little toe at the back that keeps the leg from falling over backwards. I left the weights in anyway.

I have had to fix the leg-foot connection in one position to make them stand on their own. And they did!

This was before I had built the heavy head and gunpods...



My attempts to get the complete model to stand under its own weight without any exterior help, proved to be futile...



The axle in the middle of the leg that is used by the real ED-209 to make the legs slide up or down, is free to turn in my model and actually goes through the leg piece that slides up and down.
You wouldn't believe the trouble I went through to make this happen.



I used a little trick to get the model to appear like it's actually standing on it's own, but IT'S A TRAP!!! Ahum...different movie altogether...

I photoshopped the trick out, but if you look closely at the pictures you can find how I did it.



Even with the trick you can see the model is buckling under stress at various points, because the weight distribution and angles are just impossible if you want to keep the moveable parts, uhh.. moveable.



Another comparison with the legs in 'rest' and 'up' position.



At first I used a piece of white pneumatic hose to complete the half circle where the flexible hose is now. I had looked for it on bricklink, found it, and purchased it, only to later find out it wasn't actually an official Lego piece. Apparently pneumatic hoses don't come in white.



I didn't want to change the whole model because of this, and wanted to keep the mudguard piece in, so I changed the pneumatic hose for a white flexible hose, which are very rare, and expensive! It also doesn't look as good, but hey, now it's all official Lego!

Yeah.... Yay!



The reactor fuel canisters on the side of the head are actually made of medieval helmets! It was the perfect size and shape but were quite difficult to integrate!



The rockets in the rocket launcher are also hoses over hoses, cut to size and squeezed into a 1x2 plate. A lot of use of rubber hoses, elastic bands, and tires in the arm swivel. All official Lego parts, I promise.



YOU MUST RATE AND COMMENT!

YOU HAVE 20 SECONDS TO COMPLY!!



OR I WILL NEVER LOOK AT YOU AGAIN!






Comments

 I like it 
  July 12, 2014
I tried an ED-209 myself at a larger scale and failed. This is great!
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  June 29, 2014
The attention to detail is amazing! Really outstanding build!
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  June 25, 2014
My fav movie ever! This is perfect.
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  June 23, 2014
It's the best lego ED-209 i've ever seen. Well done!!
 I made it 
  June 4, 2014
Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments and pushing this thing over 50 Likes!! WOOHOOO!! To a 100 and beyond!!!... :-)
 I like it 
  May 21, 2014
I do love me a good mecha. :D
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  May 21, 2014
Man that just looks downright epic... sweet detailing!
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  May 20, 2014
Epic model of an epic machine from an epic movie!!! Keep up the great builds!!! ;-)
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  May 19, 2014
Dude! Recognized it right off! Excellent details and overall structure. Deadly!
 I like it 
  May 18, 2014
A well deserved 5/5 here! Looks just like the real deal, except for the color - but nonetheless a truly life-like and detailed MOC!
  May 18, 2014
I agree it looks great in white! Brilliant!
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  May 18, 2014
Excellent. The details are fantastic and I really like it in white.
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  May 17, 2014
It's like a Winter Camo color variant on the ED-209. Superb.
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  May 17, 2014
Wow! I can't believe how well you shaped this guy. The legs and feet are incredible. Amazing job.
 I like it 
  May 17, 2014
Those legs are incredible!
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  May 17, 2014
Classic--love it!
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  May 17, 2014
JUST_AN_EPIC_CREATION
  May 17, 2014
This is so cool, very accurate! Robocop is still one of my favorite movies today.
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  May 17, 2014
I like it. I understand the color change, but it almost doesn't feel right white. :P
 I like it 
  May 16, 2014
Wow, iconic robot i recognized it immediately. Beautifully done!
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  May 16, 2014
Simply wonderful. A perfect representation. He looks mean and fully prepared to have a catastrophic malfunction that reduces a poor designer into a pile of gore. The shaping is spot on and I especially like your work on the legs and feet. Absolutely superb!
 I like it 
  May 16, 2014
Fantastic! Incredible attention to detail. Those feet and legs are amazing! Excellent job!
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  May 16, 2014
Very accurate to the original. Looks much cooler than the ED 209 from the remake. I like your model very much. I'd love it in grey.
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  May 16, 2014
I just can t believe how perfect you achieved this 209, I own a small plastic version, and, yours is dead-on! truly fantastic!!!
 I like it 
  May 16, 2014
Love the legs and feet! The white color scheme is a good compromise, it looks really nice. Good work!
 I like it 
  May 16, 2014
details are quite accurate!
 I made it 
  May 16, 2014
Quoting Tris B I thought i had 2o seconds to comply! 10 will do, its great!! And the original film was great too.
I quickly checked it, 20 it is indeed!!
 I like it 
  May 16, 2014
I thought i had 2o seconds to comply! 10 will do, its great!! And the original film was great too.
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  May 16, 2014
Wow! Absolutely similar to the movie version! Perfect!
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  May 16, 2014
Regardless of whether the model can stand on its own, it is incredible. You seen to have taken great pains to capture every detail of the movie version. Great job!
 
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