This is my first and only Lego Mech (so far). I made it in Fall 2003, after much procrastination. I think I was just awestruck by many of my fellow LUGOLA members, particularly Bryce McGlone ,who were already "Masters of Mech." I figured anything I built would look like a Playskool toy in comparison, so I stuck to the spaceships. But when I bought an AT-AT set and saw the huge click-joints, I figured I should at least try to put them to use in a MOC. It took me about a week, working on and off, to complete Mech 1. Overall, I think it turned out pretty good for a first try at Mech building.
The model stands about 16" high, from feet to antennae, and is just over 9" wide at the missile pods. The head and missile pods move together, and the pods tilt up and down independently. This mech has a crew of two with the gunner in the front seat and pilot in back.
A shot of the mech "walking." I used the large click-joints from the AT-AT set (or AT-TE) on the legs, at the hips and knees. The hip/torso girdle shifts forward on the left or right, depending which leg is stepping forward, while the upper torso/head can remain steady or pan around 360 degrees. The ankles also tilt and the toes flex to adjust for uneven terrian.
To Knoll Grey: I am a mech builder myself, And i use click joints all the time. Given, I don't use the big AT-AT ones, but still. Just because you use a piece that makes something easier doesn't make it cheating, and God only knows what would make you think that that was "cheating".
All i have to say is, THIS IS AWSOME!!! very ingenius use of parts, it must have taken a while to build. very good. although, i am wondering what inspired you to make it in this style. still, i have to say it is cool.
I think I saw this in your folder before and wondered why it wasnt posted here. I think its a cool mech. I love the rocket launchers on the sides. This turned out like my first mech (mine didnt have any detail at all but the shape is simular).My only suggestion is to shorten the pylons mounting the rockets to the "head". I think all your mocs are amazing, so keep up the good work.