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Von Beck's Digger Tank Machine of Doom
Von Beck is back! And he brought his little tank!
About this creation
Remember that horribly annoying level in Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb in which you get chased by the clearly insane Von Beck in his monstrous digger tank throughout the terracotta warrior labyrinth and you have to jump the gaps with the giant claw thing snapping at your heels? Chances are that, just like me, it took you hours to get past it, mostly because you really couldn't afford any mistakes. One wrong jump, you died. One badly timed jump, you died. If you failed to adjust Indy's course when the camera turned, you died. If a gap opened up in front of you and you were too late to respond to it, well.. you died. By the time you actually did beat the level, you probably would have developed some serious suicidal tendencies.

As painstaking this level was, I always thought that the game developers picked a great abnormal vehicle for this Indy adventure. The Digger Tank qualifies perfectly for the Indiana Jone formula, and I believe it deserved a better fate than plunging into a bottomless pit with a maniac Nazi behind the wheel.


Von Beck concept art! (not made by me!)


After laying off the Lego for a while I found it was time to resurrect it! Problem was, I didn't have too many bricks left, so building this machine became a real game of hiding stuff. Also, I only had one tiny concept art picture to base the design upon, and the lack of bricks meant that I had to take some liberties here and there. For example, the drill head is slightly too large, and the tracks too small, so it seems a bit out of proportion. Then again, it is a weird machine; I'm just happy I was able to build this with the bricks I had left!



Von Beck posing with his drill head posse!


Von Beck and his little digger tank!


Say hello to my little friend!


After about a thousand attempts to outrun the digger tank, Indy decided that getting crushed by the giant claw was probably a more merciful way to go.


Semi front view!


Even semi-er front view!


Side view!


Semi rear view!


Another side view!


Revenge at last! MWHAHAHA!


INGREDIENTS
Indiana Jones - Jungle Cutter (7626)
I have no idea



Comments

 I like it 
  December 2, 2010
Oy, and the only purpose for the robot arms seemed to be to clack menacingly at you and block the player's view of Indy. Nicely done. I recently picked up an Atlantis set, and while building it, realised that the wheel parts looked exactly like the drill bit here. So I'll probably be taking a crack at this soon, myself.
 I made it 
  August 5, 2009
Quoting swash buckler Great- Von Beck should have a scar though- but head fits so well - i like the tank- maybe better drill could be found from Powerminers sets- but yours are very good too and btw i like Emperor's tomb- but that level where you have to escape that thing with indy- it is just..... irritating....
Thanks swash! Yes, Von Beck does need a scar, but I didn't have any other heads that worked better than this one. He looks menacing enough in my opinion though :) As for the drill; that took a while to get right, even though it was the first thing I made when I started working on the tank. The main problem was that it couldn't become too big, something I fear would have happened if I would have gotten the Power Miner's drill. I did look into that at first, but quickly decided that this one looked more accurate compared to actual tunnel digger machines.
  August 5, 2009
Actually your drill is better- sorry i remember it wrong- but yours looks very accurate to concept art...
 I like it 
  August 5, 2009
Great- Von Beck should have a scar though- but head fits so well - i like the tank- maybe better drill could be found from Powerminers sets- but yours are very good too and btw i like Emperor's tomb- but that level where you have to escape that thing with indy- it is just..... irritating....
 I made it 
  June 29, 2009
Quoting Sebeus I A very nice machine, very detailed, good job
Thank you! That means a lot to me coming from someone who works just as/probably more detailed than myself! :D
 I like it 
  June 26, 2009
A very nice machine, very detailed, good job
 
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