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Invisible Hand
About this creation
Alright, so here we go! This is the project I've been working on for about 2 months now and I am happy to announce that it is finally complete. This particular Invisible Hand measures about 4 and a half feet long from tip of the nose to the back of the engine section (the overhang on top of the engines. The height from bottom tower to upper tower is about 19 inches including the height of the antenna on the very top (not including the 2 stands)



One thing I am pleased about is the fact that the ship doesn't split in half due to the weight of the front and the rear. Although the front half will sag down just a little (less than a millimeter), the whole ship stays together, perhaps the largest obstacle when building it.

The other obstacle was that I had limited pieces when working on this project. Unlike other big MOCs, I didn't use anything from Bricklink or another parts store. I simply took apart all of my sets and used the pieces I already had to make this. Therefore, conserving pieces was the most important thing to pay attention to, as I needed to save enough grey and black for the outside and use more of the other colors on the inside (most notably brown and white.

In case you guys may be wondering, I really don't know how many pieces it took to make this. My only guess would be around 5,000+ pieces, maybe as much as around 7,000, but again, I'm not sure and this is just a ballpark estimate. According to Brickset, I have around 12,000+ pieces with a few small sets without piece information. I'm guessing I used around half of the pieces from each set I own, except for certain ones that are useless for this project, most notably a few Bionicle sets and whatnot.

Enough writing for now, it's time to enjoy the pictures! I may add more pictures in the future if I decide to change anything and I've also played with the idea of a really MINI-sized Jedi Starfighter and other small fighters but there is no way they would be proportionate to the Invisible Hand.

Here we go with the pictures:

The front section and nose of the ship:



The nose broke off many times as I was turning the ship around to build on the other side (for example, hitting my chair, the wall, etc)



Some detailing:



I feel pretty fortunate to have bought the 4504 Millennium Falcon set, because the cockpit piece is near-perfect for this situation, with half of the circle shaded in gray and the other half transparent with pillars in between.



Keep in mind that it is almost impossible to see all the little details from resources available to me, so I pretty much had to "make up" the little greeblings with a random selection of dark grey grille tiles and printed and stickered parts from many sets (such as the Droid Tri-fighter). Although possibly not accurate, I think they add a good feel to the set and look normal.

Tower on the top:



The problem with the tower is that the width is only 1 stud wide and prone to breaking off. The other problem is that it is attached very loosely, because I could not find another way to set it at the exact angle I wanted. Therefore, the base of the tower is just sitting on one of those 1x2 hinged tiles that is slanted to a certain degree with the use of other parts beneath the hinge. I've tried technic pins and all sorts of things, but this one seemed to work best without making the whole base look too bulky.



Note: antennae may look a bit too thick compared to the ship itself, but I really had no other option since LEGO doesn't make them any thinner (except for the really tall ones that would be to tall for this Invisible Hand)



Shot from the rear and engines:



My personal favorite part of the ship, partly because of the transparent dish on top of a smaller trans-blue dish. I also like the tube that extends from the tip of the engine to the bigger part of the engines. These metallic silver pieces come from the 7163 Republic Gunship set and there is no connection to inside of the larger "Clone Turbo Tank" wheels. They are simply just stuck in there and don't fall out anyways, so it works fine.



The hanger:



Always a cool view to see through the hanger doors/entrances. I've thought about adding the floor details, but then the floor of the hanger wouldn't be flat because of the circle plates I would need.



Other shots:











Well, that concludes this UCS Invisible Hand MOC. I hope you enjoyed viewing the pictures!














Comments

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  August 28, 2012
waohcoooool !!!!!haw many times do you have to made this ship!
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  March 7, 2011
Epic! Check out my mini vulture droid, it might be to scale, then u can add even more detail to it .
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  December 12, 2010
WOW!!!!!
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  April 7, 2010
dude... i hate star wars but even still i freakin LOVE this creation. so amaZing 55555/5 nice job dude
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  April 7, 2010
One word. Perfect.
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  March 11, 2010
This I must say is... AWESOME!
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  November 27, 2009
Great job! The hangar is a great touch, and the tower and engines are great. This is one of the cooler ships around!
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  November 27, 2009
Wow,this is amazing,almost as good as Kelso's,the engines are fantastic,and everything is so...I just don't know how to put it,this is just so amazing!
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  October 29, 2009
Awesome spacecraft.
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  October 6, 2009
cooool
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  September 27, 2009
Quoting Pedro the Puerto Rican Very Impressive! Knowing that I currently HAD the 2nd largest Invisible Hand on MOCPAges, (until it got knocked down and fell into tiny 4,000 pieces, lets continue! Dont want to be Cocky!)This is beautifully designed, the proportitions and excellent, and you quite mastered those curvy parts there ;).One question for you that i quite haven't mastered, is on the conning tower, the way top, hope do you make it straight while the neck of the tower is tilted, without making tower pieces look bulk near the top of the neck? Well lets cut this comment short ( as if i didnt write enough!) Haha, 2 out of 5! HA just playing with you. 10/5! If only that was a true rating on MOCpages.. SEAN!
Ahh great question there. What I used was 3 technic bricks with the pinholes on the sides. You need 3 of them. You also need one of those elongated black pins (that can go through 3 technic bricks/beams; 2 on one side and 1 on the other) I used the 1x1x1 technic bricks and a elongated black pin. Just pin all 3 of the bricks together and attach the middle brick onto the tower part and tilt the other 2 to the same degree/angle and find a way to attach them together by using plates and bricks to "go around" the middle technic brick that is attached to the tower already. I hope that helps, and thanks for commenting! If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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  September 26, 2009
Very Impressive! Knowing that I currently HAD the 2nd largest Invisible Hand on MOCPAges, (until it got knocked down and fell into tiny 4,000 pieces, lets continue! Dont want to be Cocky!)This is beautifully designed, the proportitions and excellent, and you quite mastered those curvy parts there ;).One question for you that i quite haven't mastered, is on the conning tower, the way top, hope do you make it straight while the neck of the tower is tilted, without making tower pieces look bulk near the top of the neck? Well lets cut this comment short ( as if i didnt write enough!) Haha, 2 out of 5! HA just playing with you. 10/5! If only that was a true rating on MOCpages.. SEAN!
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  August 9, 2009
Very impressive!
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  August 8, 2009
To answer your question, I'm 17.
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  August 8, 2009
Incredible job! How old are you? Your building skills are excellent!
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  August 6, 2009
Wow, that is really cool! You got a lot of detail in this, despite the relatively small size and parts count. Did I say small? Well, you know what I mean ;)
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  August 6, 2009
Quoting Professor Eggplant Very cool. I'm suprised to hear that its so few pieces. I thought it would have been abotu 10,000
If I ever get bored and have a lot of time on my hands, I can try and count the number of pieces, but that won't be for a while. It certainly looks like it could be 10,000 pieces, and maybe it's close to that, like around 9,000. Again, I really have no clue how many pieces it really is until I count. I will update this page when I do get a piece count. After all, the ship disassembles into pieces for easy modifications/repairs. All the panel come off separately, so I can just take them off and count and put it back together in a few minutes. While I'm at it, I might also want to strengthen the frame a bit just in case. Thanks for all the comments guys! Keep it going!
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  August 6, 2009
Very cool. I'm suprised to hear that its so few pieces. I thought it would have been abotu 10,000
Andrew Huang
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Thomas N
  August 5, 2009
I think you give Kelso a run for his money, fantastic job! ~T
Andrew Huang
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Alexander Safarik
  August 5, 2009
nice, one of the best invisible hands out there.
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  August 5, 2009
ugh, just what I need, another amazing invisible hand to make mine look lame. great job.
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  August 5, 2009
this is butyful
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  August 5, 2009
Wow this is incredibly well built! You did a fantastic job on the shape and the details.
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  August 5, 2009
Wow this is just awesome, the amount of detail added is great!
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  August 5, 2009
Sculpted and detailed perfectly. Amazing! ~Clefspeare~
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  August 5, 2009
I don't know what the big deal is about. I mean, I CAN see it. I have now idea why they call it the "Invisible Hand". Lol, that is a great creation. Good job!
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  August 5, 2009
Quoting Mark Kelso Beautiful work! The proportions, the form, the detailing, the color work...all fantastic!
Thanks for commenting, especially from a builder who has made a similar MOC but in even greater size. You might be pleased to know that I looked at your Invisible Hand pictures as reference and inspiration to guide me through this MOC, especially the things that can't be found on Google'd pictures.
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  August 5, 2009
I'm really surprised Mark didn't make some kind of "mimi-me" joke. But yeah, this thing is REALLY cool! Nicely done! ~ Chris.
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  August 5, 2009
Great work! I can't believe your such a great builder! Keep it up!
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  August 5, 2009
Wow, great job! The size, shape and curves were executed perfectly. Fantastic work! -Dylan
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  August 5, 2009
This is quite incredible! Excellent work!!
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  August 5, 2009
Beautiful work! The proportions, the form, the detailing, the color work...all fantastic!
 
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