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T-47 Snowspeeder
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About this creation
It's certainly been a long time since I've posted, but I think you'll agree it was worth the wait. After a couple weeks of deciding to wait 'til Black Friday to get that windshield, I've finally completed it! It was heavily inspired by the design of Larry Lars, whose design for the nose and canopy are only slightly modified for mine. The one thing I really wanted was to do the wings in SNOT. This gave me a clean look and a ton of possibilities for the gun housing. The first thing I did was build the wings, so I had a list of the things I wanted to have there. I wanted the snowspeeder to look very smooth yet angular, so I built it in SNOT. Then I added the greebles inside the top brake flaps to get some accurate detail in.

For the guns, one of the things I wanted for my T-47 was an accurate barrel diameter. All the other designs use a combination of the 1-brick-wide and 1-bar-wide diameters, completely ignoring the 1-stud-wide width. Using that width did give me the ridges on the barrels that I didn't really want, but I think it was worth it.

One of the things I knew I wanted to change from the norm of snowspeeder design was to do the cooling fins in the more accurate dk. bley and sloped angle. I was also really happy with how the lower air brakes turned out.



Head on shot. The guns are ever so slightly angled inward, even though because of perspective you can't tell in this photo. I couldn't angle them any more because the rear half is on a Technic pin and can't rotate, so then the gun would look bent. I settled for putting the rear half slightly more outward, to give the illusion of the angle.

I really wanted that single angle transition between wing and canopy, and that turned out well. I decided to use yellow classic Luke, because, quite honestly, it's the best Luke face out there. Unfortunately, I don't own a Dack minifig.

I love working features, so for this one I added one no one else has done for their T-47s (so far as I know at the time of writing): The maintenance panels that blow off when Luke crashes are removable, to expose the greebling underneath. Okay, so the greebling is just one grille. It was hard enough getting this feature in.

The harpoon cable can be extended and retracted, and it fires from the gun with the cable threaded through the radiator assembly, true to the snowspeeder in Ep.5.

Think that's it. MOCpages really messed up the quality of the pics, so you can see better ones on Flickr.

EDIT: Made Popular this Week.



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Brickdoctor -
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Aaron Koester
  March 17, 2011
Awesome! That is totally awesome.
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  January 10, 2011
Quoting adam bedford WOW! This is the best snow speeder ive seen? please! please! please! post some dissembled photos!?
That wouldn't be any fun, now would it? If you want to build it, Larry Lars has a cutaway of his and the rest is straightforward. Figuring it out is the fun part.
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  January 10, 2011
WOW! This is the best snow speeder ive seen? please! please! please! post some dissembled photos!?
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  December 21, 2010
Wow! Nice snotted wings. Could you post a picture of the bottom?
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  December 17, 2010
Quoting ermin rad its really good
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  December 17, 2010
its really good
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  December 17, 2010
Quite nice, sir. I like the little techniqe piece used at the rear of the cannons; great detail (thats a part that sticks out to me from the movie). Plus, a tow cable, opening canopy, and Luke and Dac...now all you need is an AT-AT! Nice work!
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  December 16, 2010
Like I said on Eurobricks, this is fantastic! Perfectly shaped, the details are right and all is executed very well. Great job! I wish TLC could atleast do a bit more effort for their snowspeeders, but it'd never be able to beat this. Probably the best snowspeeder I've seen. Great job, and keep it up.
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  December 15, 2010
Wow dude!!! I wish they had this model at the lego store. Sweet detail!!!
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  December 15, 2010
Perfect shaping and detailing.~H
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  December 12, 2010
This has some great detailing, and its really accurate!
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  December 12, 2010
Nice job! I would have bought this one over the official LEGO set for sure, good detail in the right place!
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  December 11, 2010
wow. that is positively amazing. Absolutely blows mine away. That's very much a good thing to me, I'm very happy to be seeing something so disturbingly movie-accurate.
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  December 11, 2010
nicely done.
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  December 11, 2010
I love the accurate angles. The build looks a little cluttered to me, somehow, but I can't quite put my finger on any one detail. The details themselves are all great.
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  December 11, 2010
Quoting M<0><0>DSWIM ! My only beef would be there are no orange highlights on the wings...
Somehow I knew someone would bring that up... :-P ;-) The Rogue Leader T-47 flown by Luke during the Battle of Hoth had dk. grey highlights, not orange. See here: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Rebel_Snowspeeder.jpg
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  December 11, 2010
love the detail. Awesome MOC!
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  December 11, 2010
So good! So much better than the lego versions. Well done. I love the cockpit.
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  December 11, 2010
NICE! This is one of the best Snowspeeders I've seen. I love the SNOT wings and the design of the cannons. Also the back grill turned out well. My only beef would be there are no orange highlights on the wings...
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  December 11, 2010
The detail is really good, I like the design of the wings and the back part. Really good Build!
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  December 11, 2010
This is truly amazing! Perfect detail!
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  December 11, 2010
Wow, this knocked my socks off with the attention to detail. One of the oft-neglected craft of Star Wars universe, not to mention one of my favourites. Superb.
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  December 11, 2010
waw your T-47 is so realistic =O i have one but i don't build it =(
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  December 11, 2010
Excellent! I especially like the rear grilles; they look very realistic!
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  December 11, 2010
Great job I love all the extra details
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  December 11, 2010
WOW, good stuff! And good to see you back! :D
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  December 11, 2010
Excellent work! i like the playability!
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  December 11, 2010
Excellent job Brickdoctor, this is probably the best snowspeeder i have seen! Much better than mine.
 
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