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The Doomgiver WIP #4 (Jun-11)
About this creation
Well, after some delay, I've finally got my hands on my bricks again. Oo-er.

First things first. During transport, the Doomgiver got smashed up at the back and will require a bit of rebuilding. No big deal, at least I have pictures to work with.





Something I had been working on for a while is a stand. In order to be able to build the top side, I'll need something to stand the doomgiver on to stop all the pods from getting knocked off as it's not a flat based ship. It had to be high and sturdy so that the underside is clearly visible, yet still be kid-proof when it comes to a shove/push.

LEGO purists sit down now. My initial idea was the 'T' base I have built with a support piece of wood inside. I would then drill three holes (in the wood, not the LEGO) and have three steel rod supports that match up to three points on the underside of the Doomgiver. See red circles.







The three corresponding holes on the base can be see in the first picture, close up of two of the holes below.



However, since putting this together, I've been toying with the idea of pulling the wood out and going LEGO only. Trouble is, the Doomgiver is quite heavy already, and that's without finishing the topside. On any support I was going to construct, I wanted to avoid using lots of bricks/parts to keep a separation between base and ship. So a couple of nights ago I started testing ideas with technical LEGO, which seem to work, but I wasn't convinced it would be sturdy enough to hold the weight and any lateral movement.



So having consulted with Mark Kelso (thanks for the advice) and thought about it a bit more, I've pretty much decided to go back to the wood and steel supports. LEGO purists boo now.

My thoughts are the ship is the reason why I'm building this, and the base is only there to help display and protect. With a ship this flat and wide and without something high enough to supoprt the Doomgiver, the pods/details on the underside are going to be lost.

I'm hoping to get the lowerside finished/repaired and get the Doomgiver the right way up this weekend to start working/thinking about the topside.



Comments

 I made it 
  June 30, 2011
Quoting Mr. Black's Market >.> im drooling in anticipation of the final Moc! I realy want you to take a peek at my Nerita Checkpoint Moc/WIP once I get work and school settled, posts should be more in about a month, anyways. realy like the T design and carrying assembly, Im going to make a HUGE idea suggestion here, what if the pods acctualy held minifigs? just saying, i know "scale and technique" blah blah blah, just saying, cant wait for the final post of " The Doomgiver "
My intentions for the original Doomgiver was to use larger curved parts for the pod, so the pod would have been similar in size to the engine on the side of the (lego version)Twilight ship in SW:Clone Wars. Then I scaled and plotted in Google Sketchup and LDD how big the ship would be, and found it would have been something like 9-10 feet long... It would have been too big to physically to be able to lift it.I don't want to think how many more parts it would have needed as well. Even the current doomgiver is getting heavy and has taken far more parts than I could have imagined. Unfortunately I've lost track of the parts, but the six engines each have over 200, and the 100 pods each have about 25 pieces in each... So to answer your question on minifigs, it's physically impossible to fit one inside, but would have been possible on the bigger/original doomgiver. What I have made though is a micro All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST). Four of these were supposed to fit inside the pods, along with troops, etc. I guess with a bit of imagination, these could fit in. I'll perhaps measure it and see how it compares in terms of scale. It would be close(ish) but not perfect.
 I like it 
  June 28, 2011
im drooling in anticipation of the final Moc! I realy want you to take a peek at my Nerita Checkpoint Moc/WIP once I get work and school settled, posts should be more in about a month, anyways. realy like the T design and carrying assembly, Im going to make a HUGE idea suggestion here, what if the pods acctualy held minifigs? just saying, i know "scale and technique" blah blah blah, just saying, cant wait for the final post of " The Doomgiver "
 I made it 
  June 25, 2011
Quoting Matt Mason It looks to be coming along very nicely. I remember playing SW:Jedi Outcast, and this ship played quite a significant role towards the end of the game. Maybe that's where your inspiration lies?
Never played the game to be honest, but that's where the inspiration comes from. My youngest and I were trawling the web looking for a large ship to build and this was it. There's a one minute clip on Youtube and that gives me about as much information as I can find. Other than that, a few grainy pictures here and there.
 I like it 
  June 25, 2011
It looks to be coming along very nicely. I remember playing SW:Jedi Outcast, and this ship played quite a significant role towards the end of the game. Maybe that's where your inspiration lies?
 I like it 
  June 25, 2011
Wow - looking great! Nice use/placement of the bleys. Looking forward to seeing more!
 I like it 
  June 24, 2011
Oh great, you will soon finish your project. I's an great MOC, very well done and full detailed. I love it.
 I made it 
  June 24, 2011
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist I was not expecting something so massive! I can't wait to see the finished build!
Thanks, and to think it was going to be bigger as well. Luckily I scaled down the pod size at the beginning, otherwise I think it would have taken 2-3 people to lift it instead of one!
 I like it 
  June 24, 2011
I was not expecting something so massive! I can't wait to see the finished build!
 
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