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Dillon Minigun Van (More Updated Photos)
About this creation
Mythbusters anyone?

A fun idea i had one day - i know it's supposed to be a SUV but i decided to make my own version and just build it as heavily inspired by the real SUV.

I have recently rebuilt the rear end of the van. Near the bottom of the page a few photos of the new rear has been added.

A few comments revolves around the minigun and the front end, so i need to make a disclaimer here.

The 'rooftop ender'-stone in the middle of the front end is an idea i have seen elsewhere on MOCpages, the rest of the grille and front came to be through my own fiddling about though.
Similarly, the front end of the minigun is from outside inspiration - i just compacted the design a bit to fit it inside the van. The stand and the turn plate are my own 'inventions'.



Rear view, top hatch closed.


Side view, top hatch closed. With the minigun visible through the side windows.


Top view, top hatch closed


Top hatch open.


How the minigun unfolds.




The design for the minigun is close to one i saw posted elsewhere on MOCpages, with a few of my own changes added.

Sideways movement of the minigun.


The build was too small to make the top hatch turn with the minigun as it does on the real ones but... Well, close enough!



You can fire at targets behind you too, provided you unfold the minigun and turn it first.


As per request, here are a couple of photos of the mount mechanism.

A blurry close-up of the platform and weapon.


And a close-up of the parts used.


A new set of photos, with the new rear.





I'm still not entirely pleased but it looks a lot better than what it started out with!





And finally a repeat of the intro-photo. Don't ask who the guy at the trigger is, he won't reveal his identity!




Comments

 I made it 
  December 19, 2012
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 would nt I love to be able to buy the black jeep now, I like this van a lot! I lately did a metal legion stealth van, and have a similar design, but, I also added rockets [2] to the turret, NOTHING shows, and the roof is glass paneled, [you can see it in my police-fire station post], I really dig this genre, your van is also cool as it s dropped close to the ground, it looks sport! the profile is racy, and the back pillars give a great shape!
Hehe yeah i ended up with three sets of that black 4wd to build the entire fleet :-D Thanks for your comment, i am glad you can see the sporty look i was going for. I have to admit i was still not entirely pleased with the rear pillars at the time of the latest update of this post. The version in the USSS fleet posts have standard LEGO rear pillars, but i think they fit the build more :-)
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  December 8, 2012
would nt I love to be able to buy the black jeep now, I like this van a lot! I lately did a metal legion stealth van, and have a similar design, but, I also added rockets [2] to the turret, NOTHING shows, and the roof is glass paneled, [you can see it in my police-fire station post], I really dig this genre, your van is also cool as it s dropped close to the ground, it looks sport! the profile is racy, and the back pillars give a great shape!
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  September 21, 2012
it's out i finaly got my phalanx system out here it is http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/341597
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  September 17, 2012
ahh finaly heres my black ops S.U.V well the first version http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/341218
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  September 16, 2012
looks even more immpressive love it well done
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  September 16, 2012
will do
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  September 16, 2012
Quoting sam shindig nice the mini gun is good ill post my ldd black ops s.u.v and my version of the compact mini gun
Thanks :-) Ok, just give me a nod when it's done.
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  September 16, 2012
nice the mini gun is good ill post my ldd black ops s.u.v and my version of the compact mini gun
 I made it 
  September 1, 2012
Quoting Locutus 666 5/5! This is exactly what im looking for daily dirvin to work! XD When will it be aviable at the local car-dealer? :D
Thanks! Uhmm i think it kinda already is, if you live near Alameda USA that is :-D If you want the armored version you need to have the armor installed elsewhere though.
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  August 31, 2012
Great stealth van! Looks like something out of a James Bond movie!
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  August 31, 2012
5/5! This is exactly what im looking for daily dirvin to work! XD When will it be aviable at the local car-dealer? :D
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  August 30, 2012
Cool I really like the front of the van.
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  August 30, 2012
Quoting Broken Bricks I have commented on this before, but for the purpose of the group I will do so again. I really think this is great, The 'playable' feature of the mini-gun folding out is what makes this, the front grille detailing is good, but I feel the wheels look a bit dwarfed compared to the size of the vehicle.
Thanks :-) I think the minigun stand turned out really well too - as did the fitting of it inside the rear of the van. It bugs me a bit though that the open lid (doubling as side armor) doesn't move with the gun like on the real ones. But that's a minor detail. I think the wheel-problem is a standard one with this type of wheels though - too big for cars and too small for vans/trucks. On another note, the miserable rear end has been changed again and now looks almost normal. I might have a surprise post coming up soon with a little set of vehicles of similar theme including the updated version of this one!
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  August 30, 2012
I have commented on this before, but for the purpose of the group I will do so again. I really think this is great, The 'playable' feature of the mini-gun folding out is what makes this, the front grille detailing is good, but I feel the wheels look a bit dwarfed compared to the size of the vehicle.
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  July 24, 2012
I love the way the minigun folds out. Pure genius!
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  June 8, 2012
Sweet! I've seen this mythbusters before! You did a great job on the gun! The van looks great also! 5/5
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  May 27, 2012
nice design :)
 I made it 
  May 22, 2012
Quoting M2com McKinney Cool! The popup gun is so well done as so is the front! I feel the back needs some more work to complete instead of just leaving in square in my opinion! But very nice job anyway!
Thanks :-) Yeah that rear has been staring at me right from the beginning and i actually rebuilt it the day after posting the close ups of the gun. Maybe i should upload a few shots of the remake? The new rear still doesn't look right to me but it IS better than the one in the current photos!
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  May 22, 2012
Very creative!
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  May 21, 2012
Cool! The popup gun is so well done as so is the front! I feel the back needs some more work to complete instead of just leaving in square in my opinion! But very nice job anyway!
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  May 16, 2012
Very simple yet great build! the hidden gun is a great idea and the front of the truck is nice to. Thanks for the comments on my Mocs
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  May 11, 2012
great job! i like the minigun sticking out of roof idea!
 I made it 
  May 10, 2012
Quoting Scott Allen There is no doubt, if I ever lived a life where I had the need for guns, this type of thing would be near the top of my list of must haves. Great build! ~cheers
Thanks! Yep, that's what i thought too when i first saw it :-)
 I made it 
  May 10, 2012
Quoting geoffrey boulton like it .the guy could be me but then again that would be telling lol .love these small scale mocs they are growing on me.normaly i prefer large scale trucks but theses are great
Haha :-D Thanks! But i hope you're not with the Secret Service, i could get into trouble with all my posted russian builds then ;-)
 I made it 
  May 10, 2012
Quoting Colin Small is a TFOL Awesome build! Would you mind showing us the folding mechanism?
Thanks :-) No problem, i'll look into uploading a photo of that some time during the upcoming weekend.
 I like it 
  May 9, 2012
like it .the guy could be me but then again that would be telling lol .love these small scale mocs they are growing on me.normaly i prefer large scale trucks but theses are great
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  May 9, 2012
I like it!
Builder  Allan
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Chris Melby
  May 8, 2012
You can't argue with a roof mounted cannon! Very cool!
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  May 8, 2012
Awesome build! Would you mind showing us the folding mechanism?
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  May 8, 2012
vary cool
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  May 8, 2012
There is no doubt, if I ever lived a life where I had the need for guns, this type of thing would be near the top of my list of must haves. Great build! ~cheers
 I like it 
  May 8, 2012
Great job. I love the opening roof and minigun.
 
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