Hidden among the endless buildings on one of the Ludgonian Industrial Union's Factory Worlds, the Center for Industrial Espionage (CIE) is impossible to find. That is why we decided to release information on this classified structure.
The CIE is responsible for monitoring the activity of any business that poses a threat to LIU superiority (Economic Allies are excluded).
The CIE is the located on the Factory World of |||||||||||||(Edit).
Although the LIU is releasing this information, any attempt to locate and/or interfere with this facility will be considered an act of war.
The CIE is actually two seperate structures contected by a bridge. The only way to enter this facility is through the secure elevator tower (left).
A small street passes under the CIE's bridge.
A statue, honoring the CIE's founder, sits on the corner of the complex.
Here's the secure elevator tower and its communication array. Note the soldier that stands guard at its entrance. He's there in case any of the electrical security systems fail.
Here's some more communication systems, all with scrambled, secure channels.
Let's enter the facility. Don't touch anything if you value your life....
After the magnetically sealed door is opened, the secure elevator is visible. Sensors indicated if the person on the elevator has clearance to enter this facility. If you pass, the elevator rises. If you fail, the janitor is getting overtime because he'll be cleaning up a mess.
The elevator open to this second floor lobby.
Here's a view down the bridge that leads to the facility. The bridge is loaded with strategic explosives that collapse the bridge if unauthorized visitors happen to make it to this point. Also note the guard at the end of the bridge. Good security is all about having multiple options.
A close up of the guard, but enough about security...its boring. Let's see what this facility has to offer.
The second floor is responsible for maintaining communications with LIU operatives spread across the universe. The operatives infiltrate the competitors' facilities or workforce and report their findings to this facility. They may be working for you.....(Once again, allies not included)
The real espionage happens on the first floor, so we arrive at yet another elevator. Note the secure server next to the elevator that encrypts all information sent and received by this facility.
The CIE manages all the LIU spy satellites, probes, and drones. Right when you get off the elevator on the first floor you run into two large computers that manage information received by satellites. Where are the controls for these computers?
Ahh... here they are, tucked away under this panel.
Here, an officer and agent look at the transparency machine. Images retrived by the satellites, probes, and drones are printed and viewed here. Right now, they're looking at the position of one of their competitor's satellites.
A second transparency is placed on the machine as the agent shows a plan of intercept for stealing the competitor's satellitle.
Adjacent to the transparency machine is the CIE's digital imaging machine. Here, an agent attempts to clear up some images of a competitor's new product. Apparently, in a galaxy far, far away, a rival business is developing some kind of four legged walker.
For higher quality photos and more precise filming, the CIE uses remote piloted drones. Here, two agents pilot the drones.
Their sophisticated controls.
Just for the heck of it, here's one of their drones.
Ahh... the founder would be proud.
Note: The Center for Industrial Espionage apologizes for stealing your designs, but let's face it, its a tough market. Although, we know you would never spy on us.....or would you?
The use of what I am guessing is a blacktron plate is brilliant. The way you played to its shape and turned a corner into a statue plaza was great. All the control panels are well thought-out as well. I take a lot of inspiration from your LIU creations and love the theme!
"The CIE is the located on the Factory World of |||||(Edit)."
"If you pass, the elevator rises. If you fail, the janitor is getting overtime because he'll be cleaning up a mess."
Never a disappointment reading through each caption. Great build.
You're building yourself quite a reputation with another great MOC. I love how you use all those standard LEGO elements and use them in your story, like those AT-ATs... I also like that evil red band on the outside of the building. Great!
I gotta tell ya, BIG mistake exempting your allies from surveillance... Alliances can dissolve or shift at the drop of a hat in this crazy fast-paced world of ours. Today's ally can be tomorrow's enemy. Frankly, I'm shocked the LIU would overlook this fact. Unless... unless of course you're just SAYING that, to put the poor sheep at ease, that has to be it. Oh, sorry, maybe I shouldn't have said anything. Hope this doesn't affect fourth-quarter profits...
Wow, looks can be deceiving. I like the black, a nice change from white.
I like it
Imperialist Union Ambassador
October 21, 2007
Hm, our Covert Ops Captain is impressed. While not as large or advanced as our Covert Recon Facilty, this does prove that the LIU is not just a large stupid corporation as was previously thought. We have requested an alliance and you have 5 standard days to reply. Do not keep us waiting.
Again, deceptive in scale. Maybe it is the black, or the stark exterior design, but I thought it was microscale until I got to the statue pic. Nice design, and as always I love your control panels. Lee.