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My largest model to date, this UCS scale X-Wing measures 32" long, 28" wide, and 17" high on stand. The canopy is custom built from a sheet of smoked plexiglass. The wings fold into flight or attack position by way of a gear system, operated by a round element in the back.
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The head of R2-D2 is painted using a mask created from the R4 piece that comes on set 10215, Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter.





Blue tape was wrapped around the cannons.





Me next to it, for scale.



For the gear system, I simply used two gear boxes.



I attached both gear boxes to the top set of S-foils, since they must work against gravity to open.



As the top S-foils open, they push the bottom S-foils down via 8 gears.



S-foils closed. They do sag a bit since they are so heavy.







Comments

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  May 26, 2014
WOW! Most impressive! You need more comments on this beast.
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  March 26, 2014
Awesome! I can see an authentic scale, shape, and features. Even on smaller x-Wings the wings hanging a bit down due to their weight, when they are authentic scaled. In my real 1:40 scale (not on mocpages, yet), i had problems to have enough space for one gearbox... And I think its ok, to make an own canopy, LEGO makes only a lot of strange curved canopies, but nothing simple as an straight triside-sloping windscreen... So, stunning good work, here!
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  December 23, 2013
nice! The problem that i encounter when I try to build large stuff like that is that I run out of parts and then I am stuck with a half-built ship!
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  August 20, 2013
WOW!!! Must be the Best MOC X-Wing I have seen. Big question ;) Is there any chance of instructions or LXF file, I would love to build this but don't have the tech skills to try it on my own. Very well done.
  February 13, 2013
Thanks for the new pics, I am currently building my own X-Wing, but on a much smaller scale, and I have used the hinge joints featured on the Knights Kingdom sets to support the wings in the attack and cruise modes, and they seem to be very convenient for holding the wings at the correct angle.
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  February 12, 2013
Quoting Mr M0NST3R_PK Wow! This is brilliant!I am wondering how on earth you got the wings to stay in position on a model of this size, could you show us the gearing system you talked about to move the wings up and down? I would love to know how you did it!
It was no easy task. I rebuilt the wings many times to get them as light as possible. Still though, they sag a bit when they are closed. I'm often surprised at how long they have held up; I keep thinking the weight of the wings will rip apart the gear system, but to this day it's still holding up. I'll post a few more photos on this page so you can see the inner workings!
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  February 10, 2013
Wow! This is brilliant!I am wondering how on earth you got the wings to stay in position on a model of this size, could you show us the gearing system you talked about to move the wings up and down? I would love to know how you did it!
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  February 3, 2013
Quoting Dylan Prouty I just made an account specifically for this. I saw the link on Lego Star Wars For 2013's Facebook page, and I went to check it out. Well, I absolutely love this piece. It's amazing how much detail you put into it. Now, I must ask two questions. The first is: How much time did you put into building this? The second question is: Where did you get the pieces? Did you have them at ready or did you buy them individually? I want to know the best place to get gray and, possibly, blue plate pieces. I've built a Lego Master Sword (the one from the Legend of Zelda video game series, if you're unfamiliar) and it's terribly discolored. I want to color it correctly, so I need the pieces, and I need to know where to buy them.
Thank you! I spent about 6 months on this. I had most of the pieces in my collection of spare parts, but what I didn't have I bought from www.bricklink.com. Bricklink is basically a LEGO eBay, and my source for anything I don't have. You can buy sets, minifigs, instructions, or any parts you need. Just search the part you need in the search box and it will bring up a list of sellers that are offering that piece. It's hard to explain all the works of Bricklink in detail here, but you'll get the hang of it as you use it more. I hope this helps, and good luck!
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  January 5, 2013
I just made an account specifically for this. I saw the link on Lego Star Wars For 2013's Facebook page, and I went to check it out. Well, I absolutely love this piece. It's amazing how much detail you put into it. Now, I must ask two questions. The first is: How much time did you put into building this? The second question is: Where did you get the pieces? Did you have them at ready or did you buy them individually? I want to know the best place to get gray and, possibly, blue plate pieces. I've built a Lego Master Sword (the one from the Legend of Zelda video game series, if you're unfamiliar) and it's terribly discolored. I want to color it correctly, so I need the pieces, and I need to know where to buy them.
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  August 11, 2012
The Force is surely with you !
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  August 9, 2012
WOW! I've loved this ship since 1977 and this is one of the best, if not the best, representations I've ever seen. Excellent detail. Great job on R2.
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  August 9, 2012
Undoubtedly the best Lego X-Wing out there. Excellent work!
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  August 8, 2012
What a wonderful piece of work, both ,fighter and canopy! ~Cheers
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  August 8, 2012
thats a thing of beauty
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  August 8, 2012
Absolutely incredible. The best custom X-Wing I've seen yet. Love all the greebles, really authenticates the build. You may catch some grief from the purists in the world about the canopy, but the artist in me really appreciates ingenuity and inventiveness to achieve our target effect. Very well done.
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  August 8, 2012
So smooth but still studded...excellent work!
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  August 8, 2012
That is a big X-wing. It looks really accurate and the canopy design is great. Overall awesomeness.
  August 8, 2012
Nice job, I really like the details. It should be an official set! 5/5
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  August 8, 2012
:O Well done!
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  August 8, 2012
Such a detailed masterpiece! Refreshing to see a grey X-Wing as opposed to the usual white LEGO editions :)
 
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