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Grasshopper MA106
The Grasshopper MA106. Created in late April for a near future, not quite post apocalyptic future army build contest I'm playing with my nephews. The Grasshopper is a heavily armored mechanized walker, with arguably more guns than is advisable in one place. It is the most well rounded and used vehicle of the L.S.A.'s (Lego Stud Army)land division.
About this creation


Have you ever wondered what you are doing with your life? Well we have!!!

The L.S.A. (Lego Stud Army) is looking for a few good stud pilots for it's mechanized walking unit! Qualified candidates will have 2 years of pilot experience, 5 years basic weaponry experience, and 2 years specialization in 2 of the following categories. Rocket Science's, Flamethrower Tech, Laser Guidance Systems, Nuke Core Utilization, Machine Gun usage, or Armored Unit Defensive theory.

Apply at your local L.S.A. office today!

To celebrate the deployment of the Grasshopper MA106, which at the time was regarded as the vehicle that would make re-settling the wastes possible. Shortly after, a massive defacement campaign would signal the arrival of U.R.A.N.G., a disorganized but capable wasteland army, large enough in size to disrupt L.S.A. efforts...also used as my invitation to this buildstorm.(unmanned Grasshopper right)

Shortly after the deployment of the Grasshopper MA106, the U.R.A.N.G. Locust began scouring the wasteland. The similarities in the design of these 2 units is no accident, as the Locusts are normally salvaged and pieced together from lost Grasshoppers.













The Grasshopper boasts better firepower, and will overpower its counterpart under normal circumstances.

The amount of give in the legs, about .5"-.75" are facilitated by the functional shocks.

Flamethrowers are awesome!!!











You can see the Grasshopper and the Locust face off here.


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I made it 
  July 18, 2011
Quoting El Barto ! Wicked mech, Dude! Great details, especially those feet, although I'm more of a thigh man...
Hahah, good one dude! I updated my current project progress(whooo tongue twister) on my home page...but basically, very soon you will no longer have to pilfer my older stuff to comment on my Moc's if ya don't want to! Hooo-Raay! Thanks for keepin me on track man.
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  July 18, 2011
Wicked mech, Dude! Great details, especially those feet, although I'm more of a thigh man...
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  June 26, 2011
well you had me at flame throwers
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  June 2, 2011
I would SOOO love some instructions to this! This is so legit.
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  May 4, 2011
Any chance the MA stand for massive annihilation because this must kill swarm of grasshoppers in step. Lets hope those guns don't explode on you if it's hit.
  August 30, 2010
Wow you have one sweet 'bot right there that is awesome! Nice jobs on the legs, too.
 I made it 
  July 3, 2010
Quoting Andrew Larkum Truely excellent. Where did you get them flames from?
Thanks, I had a lot of fun on this :) I got 2 from #5973 Hyperspeed Pursuit (Fun set for Space Police), and another 2 from 2 separate #5970's Freeze Ray Frenzy.
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  July 3, 2010
Truely excellent. Where did you get them flames from?
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  July 3, 2010
:-)
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  July 2, 2010
I love this and again you have amazing detail everywhere, the flamethrowers are pretty sweet
 I made it 
  June 26, 2010
Quoting Alex Mac Fantastic work! So much detail crammed into such a small mech! I've been looking through a majority of your MOCs, and I noticed you're REALLY good at mechs, I've been planning on making my first mech for a while, do you have any tips on the building structure and joints for me?
ok some quick thoughts, since my last post was too big. Things that help me out with the basics are 1). Conceptualize, whether you like to draw, or just think in your head, have a plan for the basic design of your mech. Will it have an Avian structure, human, arachnid? These types of things. 2). Restrict your peices to the scale of your MOC, if its small stick to bare bones plates and joints combinations of, if larger, add more bricks...modified slopes are my favorite for armor plating or hiding ugly joints. 3). Do a little homework, your "Mech Fail" looks like it might be a style similar to B Gillmet, who has around 10 well designed original mechs, check him out. Also, familiarize yourself with all the ways you could possibly joint something, and work them into your conceptualization phase. Good luck!!
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  June 24, 2010
Fantastic work! So much detail crammed into such a small mech! I've been looking through a majority of your MOCs, and I noticed you're REALLY good at mechs, I've been planning on making my first mech for a while, do you have any tips on the building structure and joints for me?
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  June 23, 2010
Wow. I should be telling you your stuff is awesome. Well done, 5/5!
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  June 20, 2010
Quoting Daniel From Sweden Very nice mech! But you shud change the main pic, I think you would get more visitors if you changed it. Great any way!
Thanks for the advice Daniel! I'll switch pics for a few days to see how it goes.
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  June 20, 2010
Very nice mech! But you shud change the main pic, I think you would get more visitors if you changed it. Great any way!
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  June 19, 2010
Wow. Thats an awesomely made machine there! The flamethrower is wicked.
 I made it 
  June 17, 2010
Quoting B Gillmet Thats pretty darn good for not being "the most attractive build around." Love the flamethrower shots.
Thanks B, that means something coming from you.
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  June 17, 2010
Quoting Zeke Avelis WHOA! that is amazing man! I wish I could build mechs like you! i'm trying to make my own so if you have any pointers please let me know it would be much appreciated! once again AWESOME mech!
Thanks Zeke! I wish their was a guidebook for it...but I've seen you builds, so I'll skip the simple stuff. Here's all I can say, whenever I am preparing for a build that I may not have a lot of experience with, the most important thing I find to do is to do my study work. Sometimes I draw, sometimes look at sci-fi mags, sometimes just to stare at other people's work, and sometimes I'll try to recreate a group of pieces, and quickly take it apart. I'm looking for technique only, it is important that I retain my own style. Very cliche, but you need to learn how to walk before you can run. I wish I had something more concrete, I just haven't been doing this long enough yet.
 I like it 
  June 16, 2010
Thats pretty darn good for not being "the most attractive build around." Love the flamethrower shots.
 
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