"These gunships fly like butcherbugs and cut into us like Blood Carvers. We must have one." -Archduke Poggle the Lesser
About this creation
This is my modification of LEGO's Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry. This was another set LEGO messed up on. The troop capacity is WAAAAAAAAY too low, the command center is an unnecessary playset feature, the doors open wierdly, the speeder is unarmed, the bacta tank is a prison which only the builder can open, the gunners get concussions bouncing around, and the clones can't recharge their guns. So, the mods:
First, I removed the command center and added a much-needed armory. It holds three
DC-17`hand blasters, a PLEX missile launcher, six missiles, and a Z-6 rotary cannon.
On the bacta tank, i removed the two little trans-yellow studs. I replaced one with a lever, so the clones can get their comrades out. The other one was replace with three studs, one trans-red, one trans-yellow, and one trans-green; so the clones can monitor a wounded trooper's status. (red for fatally injured, yellow for severely injured, and green for lightly injured but still requiring bacta)
I removed the 2x2 tan tiles in the wing pods, so the gunners sit securely when flying.
After that, I replaced the six-stud Technic bars on the doors with five-stud versions, so the doors open parallel to the body. Yes, I switched the bars in the doors with the missile launching bars.
I scrapped the old speeder garage and plated the floor, for an estimated capacity of 17 clones. (not counting one clone in the bacta tank and one in the armory) I also redid the gun rack.
Next, I added a winch for deploying troops from the air.
Lastly, I redid the speeder garage. By slightly modifying the speeders, I devised a series of plates which securely hold two speeders in place. It's not the four speeders carried by the real gunship, but it's an improvement. Besides, i only had enough pieces to build one extra speeder.
loev the interior. I have half of a finished Chris Chambers Arc. Trooper gunship that im intrested in selling, trading, or whatever to you. its in my Buy, Sell, or Trade Moc, check it out. hope to here from you soon,
Hmm. I had made a coustom gunship for my Commander Cox and for the bay I just addeda studded floor and forgot about the Gunrack!!!! I got rid of the bacta tank and command center to make a long studed floor to maximize troop space. I haven't posted it yet but i will after vacation. I ordered a butload of rare maroon peices from P-A-B just for this!!!
Nice mod's. We did a few of the same things for my son's LAAT, particularly the removal of the flats in the wing gun pods. What was lego thinking????? We were going to remove the garage as well, but my son likes it, so it remains. Great ideas! Hopefully you get a chance to stop by and see my custom Stealth LAAT/tr!