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Trade Federation Homing Spider Droid
Disclaimer: this moc and it's saggy ball is dedicated to Chris Phipson :)
About this creation


My favourite vehicle from the prequels! Well this idea didn't work out quite as well as I thought it might--there's not quite enough support for the death star sphere when it's only attached from behind. The pressure from the legs makes the ball sag down a little and the legs want to spread out and do the splits. Still, it stands up ok, but it's definitely not a playable Lego toy!

Some faults: I would've preferred to use technic axles for the legs to stop them bending but I've only got one of these in bley. There's ways around it but I'm sick of fiddling with it! These would've made a nicer dark grey "thigh" with a long tile on top but I only have two of them. I took me ages trying out different designs for the "eye", not sure if this is the best fit?




Nice to add something to my Star Wars folder-it's been a few years between mocs!

The rear showing how the legs are attached to the sphere.


Thanks for looking guys!



Comments

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  July 29, 2012
Hooray! Somebody else who has found a novel use for the Death Star. Excellent!
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  March 2, 2012
Ingenious attachment method!
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  February 29, 2012
It's Droid-tastic! Nice work!
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  February 27, 2012
Great use of the DStar, I love these planet releases, I bought the naboo one and can't wait to use it in some GAIA build. This is SO classic sci fi mate!
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  February 27, 2012
Quoting swash buckler Good idea with Death Star, but as real SW-geek I know that these droids are in fact belonging to the Commerce Guild and not to the Trade Federation- dunno if TF has these too but anyway so it's actually commerce guild homing spider droid.
Ah, I was wondering that actually-I wasn't sure. Thanks for the tip matey :)
Shannon Ocean
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White Knight
  February 26, 2012
Marvellous !>....well done
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  February 26, 2012
Haha great use of the Death Star
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  February 26, 2012
Good idea with Death Star, but as real SW-geek I know that these droids are in fact belonging to the Commerce Guild and not to the Trade Federation- dunno if TF has these too but anyway so it's actually commerce guild homing spider droid.
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  February 26, 2012
Slick build, with excellent piece usage! Nicely done!
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  February 26, 2012
This looks great! it's really sleek and accurate!
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  February 26, 2012
Looks great! Excellent use of that new planet piece as a head.
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  February 26, 2012
Absolutely amazing.
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  February 26, 2012
Excellent! It was only a matter of time before seeing these "planets" used for something! Great job.
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  February 26, 2012
Great stuff as always, that's definitely no moon!
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  February 26, 2012
I've seen a few clever uses of the new Death Star piece, but this one tops them all off :D
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  February 26, 2012
Way cool Bud, I really like how you made the new star wars set from the death star sphere fit in. It looks great, keep it up.
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  February 26, 2012
The sphere, in that combo, GENIUS!
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  February 26, 2012
Awesome Moc!!! i've never seen a spider droid with a smooth body, and it was a great idea how you attached the legs. Keep up the amazing work!!!
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  February 26, 2012
Great piece usage with the sphere!
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  February 26, 2012
This is clearly the best spider droid design I've seen! Awesome!
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  February 26, 2012
Oh boy, just wait until Phipson sees the 'dedicated to...' thing at the top. Anyway, that new Death Star piece thingy has seen some very interesting uses since it's introduction, and this is certainly one of those interesting uses. Good work
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  February 26, 2012
I don't know how you turn out so many cool things in such a short time... ray gun, droid escape alts, this and so much more.
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  February 26, 2012
Great idea use the death star as the central sphere! And the connections of the legs too are really ingenious.
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  February 26, 2012
This looks excellent
 
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