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15 piece vehicle challenge - Future Tank LDD
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Created for the 15 piece vehicle challenge
About this creation

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Just a little futuristic "H-Tank" I put together for the 15 piece vehicle challenge.

I had originally planned a more conventional tank design, but I couldn't pull off a mini scale design using less than 15 pieces. Closest I came was 18. So this was my compromise.

The general shape and function is "SCUD launcher" like. The H frame has two independent axles allowing for the front and rear treads to pivot separately. I also designed it to rise up on the treads (a technique often used in anime). The weapons can pivot vertically.

A great deal of SNOT work here, the main body is effectively built SFD (Studs facing down) while use of the Lamp Holder pieces also allowed for SOS (studs on side) addition of the t-bars and taps.

Because tanks don't normally have exposed cockpits I've not even suggested one here.


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All fifteen pieces.

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Animated Gif I did to show it from multiple angles.

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Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I like it 
  March 27, 2014
Great parts usage! The tank looks really awesome. I also like the animations! :D
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  February 27, 2014
BABOOM! Nice entry, and nice use of that slope piece and SNOT work.
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  February 24, 2014
Wow! Small and awesome combined!
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  February 14, 2014
Attack!
  February 14, 2014
I really like the smooth lines and the implied tracks of this tank.
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  February 14, 2014
Quoting Matt Bace Great job! It's definitely a challenge to build something with 4 sets of treads with only 15 pieces.
Tell me about it. My first design had 12 pieces just for the treads. Once I realised those technic pieces could be substituted for slopes and plates it was simple to slim down my ideas. I have to admit though, I have used that idea before. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/177089
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  February 14, 2014
Quoting Loek Marcus Never seen that up-side-down bow piece before; but great job, looks quite cool! Great animations, too. Good luck!
Thanks, I've changed the animation slightly as the frame rate was too fast, I think the adjustments make it easier to see.
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  February 14, 2014
Quoting TF Twitch This is a very ingenious design! It definitely looks like it has more than fifteen pieces in it. The techniques that you used are very well executed.
Thanks. I tried lots of more present day ideas but nothing said andros tempest like a mech tank.
 I like it 
  February 14, 2014
This is a very ingenious design! It definitely looks like it has more than fifteen pieces in it. The techniques that you used are very well executed.
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  February 13, 2014
Never seen that up-side-down bow piece before; but great job, looks quite cool! Great animations, too. Good luck!
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  February 13, 2014
Really nice model ;)
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  February 13, 2014
It looks so sinister....I love it!
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  February 13, 2014
Excellent job!! 5//5 and good luck!!
 I like it 
  February 13, 2014
Great job! It's definitely a challenge to build something with 4 sets of treads with only 15 pieces.
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  February 13, 2014
Quoting Alex Sonny Really cool! The gif is superb too!
The idea of an animated demo of the figure is growing on me, I used it ages ago for one of my Neo-Classic Space robots, but couldn't figure out how to make it play on MOCpages. Now I know all I need to do is host it on photobucket, I may make it a feature of all new MOCs.
  February 13, 2014
Really cool! The gif is superb too!
 
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