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Mechanical Rancor
This rancor has a jaw crushing force of over 12 parsecs!
About this creation
This build is dedicated to MOODSWIM for his unique and interesting Star Wars MOCs, as well as anyone else who has tried to make a rancor out of legos...this thing gave me some trouble.

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This rancor was constructed on Dathomir by Trixx Sabon who is believed to serve the Galactic Empire at one point in his life. The rancor was supposed to be designed as a mechanical attraction in an amusement park on Coruscant. After being covered in rubber to appear to be a giant rancor, this machine was ready for the park.

One day the rancor started malfunctioning and walking around the amusement park "accidentally" knocking over rides and destroying buildings; the park owner eventually gave the orders to have the rancor immediately destroyed but defensive forces quickly realized it was built for combat.


What seemed to be an unnecessary feature which concerned park officials in the first place, the rancor was equipped with an AI computing system and razor sharp teeth and claws.



The steel covering its body was forged to reflect blaster fire and withstand extremely hot and cold temperatures.



This machine still functions as a chemoheterotroph; it ingests food through it's mouth, and disposes of waste through two compactors located under the tail. It's arms each hold a large speaker which blasts out ferocious rancor calls; this feature was required to serve it's purpose at the amusement park.



To aid in energy generation and storage, the tail was plated in high efficiency solar panels to constantly supply the rancor with a limited amount of electricity.



The mechanical rancor is equipped with eight rocket-propelled Class-A Thermal Detonators to destroy large ships and armored vehicles in it's way.



Here you can see the rancor towering over a bone-weilding jedi.



...works every time.

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Here is my second version of the Mechanical Rancor. If you're wondering where the first version is, it met the fate of my hardwood floor before I snapped any photos; after months of grieving I salvaged what I could from the rubble and rebuilt. I guess this could fit into my "Militarized Star Wars" theme, but I don't feel like it really belongs.

This was a hard build to approach, rancors are not easy to sculpt out of plastic bricks. I would have liked to build an actual rancor (and not a mechanical one) but almost all of my brown pieces fit into just one sandwich bag, so to go big I had to use my massive collection of dark bley.

After wrestling with my CATALYST and trying to get something that heavy to balance and stand up, I abandoned the AT-AT joints for the most part in this build and used a more technic approach with gears to provide a fixed, yet posable, leg orientation.

I was really happy with how the face turned out, the rest of it still needs some work, but I doubt I'll revisit it anytime soon. That being said I hope you enjoy it!



Comments

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  July 18, 2011
What an idea! The execution of this Moc is very imaginative and yet still accurate, great work!
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  July 14, 2011
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  July 11, 2011
What a beast, wow, well done.
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  July 5, 2011
It's a beast!
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  July 4, 2011
Man. This is great!
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  July 4, 2011
isnt it suposed to be red but red or not it's still awesome great job man
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  July 4, 2011
Very coll,i like the way that you use to make tha Rancor's tail :)
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  July 4, 2011
Nice!
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  July 4, 2011
The ol' Jedi Toothpick - great shot! - Huss Q.
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  July 4, 2011
Awesome! this is way too realistic!
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  July 4, 2011
Truly awesome mate, keep up the good work :)
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  July 4, 2011
Dude, this is epic! Seriously good stuff here!
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  July 4, 2011
Dude, this is epic! Seriously good stuff here!
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  July 3, 2011
Quoting MR. LEGO Very nice once again! I was just letting you know that I actually have made a vehicle that fits your militarized Star Wars theme... (I'm not telling you which one though =P )
Haha sweet! I'm looking forward to it!
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  July 2, 2011
That is... pretty frekkin' awesome.
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  July 2, 2011
Very nice once again! I was just letting you know that I actually have made a vehicle that fits your militarized Star Wars theme... (I'm not telling you which one though =P )
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  July 2, 2011
It's almost too cool to be true.
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  July 1, 2011
Holy sheets(The blue ones with Spongebob)! This is amazing! I like the solar-plated tail... And if I may ask, what do said trash compactors(The ones under the tail) look like? Just wondering... 5/5
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  June 27, 2011
But how fast can it make the Kessel Run?!?! Oops, yet another usage of "parsec"! :p Nice build Zane!
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  June 27, 2011
Nice, But wasn't the REAl rancor bad enough? Really cool idea, and my deepest condolences as to the floor vs. lego incident.
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  June 27, 2011
awesome.
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  June 27, 2011
OMFG!
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  June 27, 2011
Put some epoxy on it, sand, and buff. Good as new! Your floor, that is. Also, what a hilarious and well-built model you've put together here!
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  June 27, 2011
Breathtaking! The overall design is awesome. I specially like the shape of the back.
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  June 27, 2011
What a creation. What an idea. This is what I like! I mean everyone is full of SW creations that are a slight modification of a set. This on the other hand is creative to the bone! Well done! I love the jaws!
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  June 27, 2011
Ha! Love it! Great idea, and terrific execution.
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  June 27, 2011
The power of this monster is huge... Fantastic job Zane.
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  June 27, 2011
Really awesome Mech! Nice details and cool design! Well done!
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  June 27, 2011
!!!!! BEAUTIFUL !!!!!
Zane Houston
kelvin johansson
  June 26, 2011
Great story for it.
Zane Houston
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Soap M.
  June 26, 2011
I-N-S-A-N-E!!!!! I think this, deserves MOTD, right off the bat!!!!! E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T!!
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  June 26, 2011
It looks amazing! Keep it up!
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  June 26, 2011
Thats freaken amazing!
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  June 26, 2011
That is absolutely amazing!!!
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  June 26, 2011
I think that is one of the coolest creations I've seen for a long time!
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  June 26, 2011
Whoa! Amazing use of shapes! This looks even better than the actual Rancor!
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  June 26, 2011
Ingenious idea! I love the shot of Luke in it's mouth, awesome stuff.~H
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  June 26, 2011
Wow,what an amazing mech you've got there man!I truly love its brutal design,you've done a fantastic work there,keep it up!
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  June 26, 2011
One of the coolest things I've seen in awhile--Awesome!
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  June 26, 2011
Nice job on this. It feels quite bestial yet mechanical, which I would assume was intended that being its nature.
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  June 26, 2011
You know, one thing I never understood about jedy is why they feel the need to completely destroy droids or other machinery when they can use the Force to simply pull a cable or push an inappropriate button somewhere.
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  June 26, 2011
Great Job! I am sure Moodswim will be proud!!!
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  June 26, 2011
This is great! First of all making it a robot as an excuse for not having enough browns led to a genius creation. It reminded me of the Mecha-beasts from one of the Star Wars novels where some Sith fused animals and machines to create an army, one was a rancor with a gun for an arm. Great work on the head and the little robotic details that really help this MOC stand out. The theme park story was great for a laugh too. Keep up the good work.
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  June 26, 2011
"Nice mechanized rancor you have there, can I has have pet him." "ROAR!!! CRUNCH. GULP.. BUUUUUAAAAARP!!!" Anyways nice job!
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  June 26, 2011
Hmm, think it's possible there are two Rancors here? I feel sorry for the people who were suposed to get the militarized one... noises just can't kill people on the battlefield. Very nice and detailed moc.
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  June 26, 2011
Ha-ha! I looked at the picture and I thought "Wow,That looks like a Rancor!"..... Then I saw the title. Then I thought "Wow, It IS a Rancor!!!!!" Well done!
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  June 26, 2011
Thank you everyone for your comments!
Quoting Yapdap 'Reep' Bitte W-O-W! A parsec is a unit of measure though, not force.
Yes I know a parsec measures distance, I'm mocking Solo's comment in the cantina.
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  June 26, 2011
Very cool!
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  June 26, 2011
Zane, this is very cool. This rancor is definitely a difficult build. i love the tecinque you used to make the mouth open and close. This just adds to the evidence as to why you are one of my favorite Star Wars builders
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  June 26, 2011
Haha, brilliant! Very well done!
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  June 26, 2011
W-O-W! A parsec is a unit of measure though, not force.
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  June 26, 2011
Man, with every new model from you, I'm more and more amazed - The way you did the "nose" of the Rancor and the maw is just splendid! Love it! - K.
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  June 26, 2011
Brilliant.
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  June 26, 2011
Amazing amazing work. I love all the detail work you put into this build. Looks fantastic
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  June 26, 2011
Wow, this is very awesome, great work!
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  June 26, 2011
You, sir, are a genius.
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  June 26, 2011
I never thought I'd say this, but... <3
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  June 26, 2011
LOVE.IT. Amazing job!
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  June 26, 2011
As with your last VTOL aircraft, this thing is astounding in it's detail and form. Yep. Looks like a Rancor...and a Mechanical one at that. I see you used that excellent curved shape on the lower spine. I think a similar shape was used in that aircraft. It's fascinating! I can't wait until I have some time to build again. I have got to play around with that shape. Great work! Attack!
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  June 26, 2011
DUDE! This is one of THE coolest things I've ever seen! As soon as I saw the thumbnail, I thought: "kinda looks like something I would think up." THanks for the dedication:) I'm glad you didn't just build a "real" Rancor. The mech idea is fresher and allowed you to add some nice details, specifically, the fins on the top and back, the shoulder plates, and those neat looking thruster thingies on the back. I also like the nose and chest/rib area. In fact, I can't find a part of this I DON't like!
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  June 26, 2011
Wow! This is great. Love the Rancor. Defiantly looks like the movie monster (with all the exception of the mechanical body and all). I say the face turned out well.
 
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