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ExCC GR-I "Ghost Raptor"
Introducing the Experimental Command Class; Ghost Raptor!
About this creation
The cutting edge of robotics technology, the Ghost Raptor is a powerful battlefield aspect whether fighting on the front lines or conducting subversion and recon missions.
Equipped with a number of advanced and experimental combat systems; including an advanced electronic warfare suite and powerful defensive systems.


The Ghost Raptor is a relatively lightweight mech when compared to others of similar size but its two-tier defensive systems more than make up for its lack of heavy armour. The first tier is the armour plating itself; compressed diamond plating is incredibly expensive but can provide a more durable layer of protection at half the weight than less expensive armours, making it an excellent choice for the Ghost Raptor.
Additionally an advanced magnetic weave built into the armour allows for easier dispersion of energy weapon fire, making the armour much stronger against energy weapons than it normally would be.


The second tier is the powerful shielding surrounding the Ghost Raptor; shield generators placed all over the body of the robot provide an even level of shielding across the entire mech. These shields provide excellent protection against ballistics and render all but the most powerful explosives useless.
A series of powerful shield generators are also placed on the robots forearms giving the Ghost Raptor an extra layer of shielding it can move to where it's most needed.


A group of repulsor engines attached to the back of the mech provide it with excellent flight capabilities, both terrestrial and in a vacuum.
A large repulsor drive provides the majority of the speed while the banks of smaller repulsor engines in the wings contribute a little to the overall speed, but most importantly provide the mech with unsurpassed aerial manoeuvrability and two banks of leg-mounted repulsor engines provide the Ghost Raptor with stability when hovering or flying.


The Ghost Raptor has two built in weapons; guided rocket pods mounted to the shoulder and superdense duranthium spikes built into the elbows. While both of these are dangerous in their own right, the Ghost Raptor also possess an array of handheld weaponry to give it the firepower it needs to succeed in full-scale battles.


In addition to flying and running, the Ghost Raptor also posses a third form of mobility. By generating a pair of forcefields under the feet and engaging its flight systems the robot is able to slide effortlessly across all but the roughest terrain at speeds that would make many racing mechs blush if they were able to do so.


By sliding the Ghost Raptor is able to move much faster on the ground than it would just by running, but it does have its disadvantages too. While it can stop and change directions on the fly while running, these are more difficult when sliding due to the fact that the mech is not being affected by friction on the ground.
As a result turning, dodging or stopping requires more room than it would with regular foot mobility.


Despite what most of you would think, the head does not contian the A.I. core that pilots the robot, instead it contains the sophisticated sensor technology behind the eye as well as the Ghost Raptors powerful electronic warfare suite, housed in the large horns and back of the head.
The robot earns a part of its name thanks to these electronic warfare systems; in addition to the standard targeting and sensor jamming the Ghost Raptor is also able to cause interference with visual sensors and neural links.
This interference causes a "ghost image" of the robot to appear, displaced by up to 30 metres from the actual Ghost Raptor.
This makes manual targeting much more difficult as there are two targets to shoot at and because it can affect neural links it can even make the human eye see the double image, provided the person the eye belongs to is plugged into a neural link.


The feet.
Creators note: I'm very happy with the way the feet turned out. When I first built this robot I initially wanted a pair of clawed feet to fit with the overall bird-like appearance but after redesigning them umpteen times I decided to go with function over form as the mech wasn't able to stand up very well with its bird feet.


The Ghost Raptor is equipped with an experimental variable power communications array.
While the array is strong enough to punch through basic comm. jamming without any extra power, the variable array is able to use power from other systems to boost its signal exponentially; this allows the array to punch through more powerful forms of jamming or interference.
This allows the onboard battle computer to issue orders to other units across the battlefield without having to worry about enemy jamming or meteorological interference.


As mentioned before, the Ghost Raptor is able to equip a number of powerful handheld weapons. Here we see the "Thorn" long-range railgun; essentially a modified artillery railgun with an advanced sensor array (not pictured; it's on the other side of the barrel) which allows it to fire with pinpoint accuracy.
Because of its size the Thorn cannot be fired in the air, however firing during space combat is possible.


Here we see the experimental weapons, the "Trident" energized railgun and the "Hornet Hive" guided rocket swarm launcher.

The Trident is an incredibly versatile weapon and quite powerful despite its small size. It operates by charging a small slug with energy before firing it through the magnetic rail system. Because of the small size of the slug, the Trident fires with incredible accuracy and while the slug alone would do no damage to anything but the lightest armoured vehicles the charged energy detonates on contact causing a small but powerful explosion similar to a plasma rocket.

The Hornet Hive is a large weapon only because of the sheer volume of ammunition it requires. It operates by firing a burst of eleven small guided rockets called "Hornets" that can be fired at a designated target or allowed to seek out the closest enemy unit. While the rockets themselves aren't very powerful a swarm of them can rip even heavily armoured mechs to peices in a matter of moments.
It can fire in both semi-automatic or fully-automatic firing modes.


Here we see the "Hydra" quad-linked assault laser and the experimental "Glaive" beam lance.

The Hydra is composed of four separate laser cannons that can be fired in a single burst or individually in rapid succesion. The weapons bulk doesn't come from focusing arrays but rather a massive ammount of heat sinks required to keep the weapon from melting after a single shot and because of the sheer ammount of power required tof ire the weapon it runs on its own power supply rather than that of the Ghost Raptor. The power supply is armoured to prevent it from being damaged easily, but if a rupture does occur it is ejectable to allow the Ghost Raptor time to clear the blast radius.

The Glaive is a new take on the classic beam sword; rather than focusing on the long blade and small weapon structure used by standard beam swords the Glaive sacrofices the quickness of a beam sword in favor of sheer power.
The weapon is composed of a handle, arm-mount and pair of highly experimental focusing arrays. The two arrays are quite long because they are actually a series of arrays feeding into each other which result in a much much more intense beam.
The pair of beams are kept short because of the length of the arrays as well as the power required to maintain them, which is significantly more than the standard beam sword but the cost is more than balanced by the sheer power of the weapon; the Glaive can, in one slash, cut through the same ammount of armour it would take a beam sword four or five slashes to cut through.

Final Notes:
This is the first lego I've built since I was a child and I'd like to thank all the wonderful people who build awesome giant robots for inspiring me to build again.



Comments

Neil Dynamo
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Chris Kruining
  March 4, 2011
you chould watch out because the raptor is going to get a new enemy AEGAKS 1302 'atlas'
 I made it 
  December 22, 2010
Quoting ccy 8086 I feel it's transform from Ben by omnitrix....just kidding. I really like the leg you design for it and also the color.
Thanks! Even though I don't know what an omnitrix is or who Ben is; but if it somehow involves transforming I'm all for it!
  December 21, 2010
I feel it's transform from Ben by omnitrix....just kidding. I really like the leg you design for it and also the color.
  November 12, 2010
Really awsome! The colour is fantastic with all those lights. A really good start. I wish you a good stay on MOCpages and have a lot of fun! Feel free to check my other mechs to take inspiration and thanks for the comment on my Black Widow.
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  November 11, 2010
I really like the black and lime green combination and the mech is a new form and great. Excellent
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  November 11, 2010
Great mech. I really like all the features on it.
 I made it 
  November 11, 2010
Quoting CEO Luiz Camargo This is beastly! Love all aspects of this monster, the legs specially, they are very eye-catching. The arms are very nice and the back wings are stunning. Great job for the first one in centuries... =) I expect more to come!
Centuries? I'm not that old. :(
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  November 11, 2010
This is beastly! Love all aspects of this monster, the legs specially, they are very eye-catching. The arms are very nice and the back wings are stunning. Great job for the first one in centuries... =) I expect more to come!
 I made it 
  November 11, 2010
Quoting Jason Dominguez A beautiful build, work of a pro! I expecially like this. The legs are very well done!
Thanks. :D That's high praise considering this is the first thing I've built in years.
 I like it 
  November 11, 2010
A beautiful build, work of a pro! I expecially like this. The legs are very well done!
 I made it 
  November 11, 2010
Quoting lego newbiee awesome mech!does it fit a minifig?
No, it's just a robot. I don't have any cool sci-fi minifigs. Yet...
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  November 11, 2010
awesome mech!does it fit a minifig?
 
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