When I bought this set in March for my birthday, I knew it would be a great investment. Nevertheless, LEGOŽ somehow managed to leave some flaws in the tank. So I vamped it up...
NOTE: This is NOT a set review. The accompanying text is written assuming you already own the set. If you don't, you really should get it. I'm dead serious.
About this creation
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The front (yes I know there is no real front or back but I like to call this side the front).
I modified the turret on this cockpit, basically adding a flash suppressor dish. Doesn't it look better this way? The poor exposed gunner at least gets some cover! He's the only guy who isn't protected by metal walls!!
The back of the tank.
I vamped up the guns, also making sure they would move in perfect sync on each side.
Side-mounted seeker missiles. Two on each side. I had to add these because LEGOŽ claimed this set was "loaded with lasers, cannons, and missiles". What a cheap lie. Missiles is in the plural. That spindly thing they passed off as a cannon on the top has brought shame to the very name Juggernaut.
When I first saw the set in the catalog I knew I could use the base of the top cannon for making one sweet multi-barreled heavy repeating laser cannon. And so that was the first thing I did after I assembled it. How can anyone live with that useless one-shot missile posing as a turret?!?!?!
This is the last thing divebombing Hyena droid bombers see. Feel privileged to be able to see this while remaining intact.
Back cockpit. I only added an extra computer (note: if you going to buy this set, buy at least one Snowtrooper battle pack for an extra computer, pilot, and vehicle commander).
Front cockpit. Before there was no control computer, another lame fail on LEGOŽ's part.
Gun space. I have the rack that came with the set but it's not here now.
Troop bay!! Hooray!! Maybe the ONLY reason to buy this set!! And of course LEGOŽ had to mess up by making it only four studs wide. If you ask me, their Star Wars design department must have been drinking decaf for weeks. -.- I added in a 8x8 plate, but the tank could fit a bigger plate. But I'm happy with this. It can hold 12 troopers, though only 10 are here.
I also added weapons holders on each side. If you own the set you'll know where to put them.
The sole purpose of this photo is to show off my 212th Attack Battalion. Where's General Kenobi, you ask? On leave :P
Ah, a clone can dream...
AT-RT and Aayla Secura (yess!!!!!)
I'm quite happy to have her. Another rare Jedi to add to my collection...
Even her back is detailed!!
Well, I hope you liked it!! Please Rate and Comment!! I'll also take questions about the set if you're thinking of buying it.