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Power Armor
Power armor mecha with hand-held weapon.
About this creation
A compact, posable power armor design, smaller than a mech, bigger than a hardsuit, probably about the size of an extra large landmate.



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   The goals for this design were compact size, good posability and proportions, and a common enough selection of parts that I could make a whole squad of them.



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   I'm planning to make a bunch of these in different color schemes, with variations on weapons and equipment, sort of along the lines of the different Cyclones the characters used in the third Robotech series (aka Genesis Climber Mospeada).



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   At minifig scale, this mech would be about 16 feet tall, a little larger than I would have liked, but I'm willing to live with it.



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   Influences include Chris Maddison, Jeremy Sproat, Karim Nassar and Brayton Orchard. You can find them all except Brayton in the Lego Mecha Hall of Fame:
http://geocities.com/mecha_hall_of_fame/index2.html



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   "No guns? What are we supposed to use, harsh language?"



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   Not as cool from the back, but not too bad. This one has missle packs mounted, but I plan to experiment with other items, like thrusters for zero G ops for example. Maybe a snow cone maker.



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   Rather than try to fit a whole minifig inside, I contented myself with having his head sticking out the top, and imagining that the rest of him is inside the armor. If that bothers you, go ahead and assume that he's a combat cyborg, and the head is all that's left of the original body.



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   The power armor with rough versions of Chris Maddison's Gamut (left) and Karim Nassar's Lightfoot (right). The Gamut holds an entire minifig, but I found myself wanting more posability and bulk. I liked the proportions of the Lightfoot, and that's where I got the idea to use just the head of the fig (and the now-commonplace fig legs for hands), but the joints only rotate along the X-axis.



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   I've been frustrated for a while trying to come up with a decent power armor design, but yesterday it all sort of came together.



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   Safety first.



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   "I know what you're thinking, did I fire 5,000 plasma rounds, or only 4,999? Well, to tell you the truth, in all the excitement I kinda lost track myself. So you have to ask yourself, do I feel lucky? Well do ya, punk?"



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   I think the UFO helmet (with the lame graphics polished off) makes a good heavily-armored looking helmet for a power armor where the operator's head is exposed.



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   I owe, I owe, so off to work I go...



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   The hand-held pulse laser rifle. A big long-barreled, Gundam-style cannon would have looked cooler, but the design would have been too clumsy and delicate with that much unbalanced weight. The sighting device under the barrel was copied from Mladen Pejic, whose work you will also find in the Lego Mecha Hall of Fame.



Comments

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  March 1, 2013
Wow! sweet! Hey! I made my own with your most finely made directions. I would be honored by your consent.
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  January 10, 2013
I liked because I LIKE.
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  December 9, 2011
Very nice creation. It has inspired me. Can you please email me instructions to jsche1@hotmail.com
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  June 8, 2011
Man I don't know what I wouldn't give to have one of those in my garage. Destroy!
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  June 1, 2011
This is rocking awesome! =)
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  May 31, 2011
Quoting Mark E Wow I had no cue that you where the guy who made that mech for Kieth Goldman's planet of the apes dio. Wow I just checked out your flicker and put the two together great work I am a big fan!
Yes, that's me. I've been posting only to Flickr for the last four years, but came back to MOCPages due to Mike R.'s involvement in the Metal Legion. Thanks for the compliment!
Kyle Vrieze
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Mark E
  May 30, 2011
Wow I had no cue that you where the guy who made that mech for Kieth Goldman's planet of the apes dio. Wow I just checked out your flicker and put the two together great work I am a big fan!
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  March 10, 2011
I see this guy and it says... Valken!!! Very nice, especially the details.
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  February 2, 2011
Dude this is amazing! i'm brand new to hard suits and mechas, but this is definitely one of the very best I've seen! i really need some design tips. If you beam me some instructions it would be the bomb! If you could send them to me at noahbechtel@gmail.com. thanks!
  September 19, 2010
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  September 19, 2010
A great design, dude! I built a War Drone, which basically is a slight variation of your Power Armor.
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  August 19, 2010
I still remember this design from last year when I built a battle droid using your instructions as a template. Unfortunately, a virus took out my computer and my old account and pictures were all lost. Maybe it's time to try again and build an even better one this time around!
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  March 14, 2010
awesome! blocky, yet awesome :D love the gun
  January 28, 2010
seriously man, I need instructions for this stuff...
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  December 22, 2009
Would love the instructions to this if they are still available - can send them to tatsujin_thewolf@yahoo.com - thanks.
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  August 15, 2009
COOL !
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  August 15, 2009
I built my own from the instructions about a year ago, and I still have it, so i may upload soon.
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  August 15, 2009
Wow! Five years! This isn't exactly a big and flashy creation, but something about it is just lovely! So, here's you're 50th lil' smiley face for 5 years of this creation!
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  April 6, 2009
Nice job, cool suites!
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  January 26, 2009
where do u get the helmet?
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  July 2, 2008
also the gun insturctions would be nice......
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  May 25, 2008
Sweet!!!!!!!!! Can you send me instructions?
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  April 26, 2008
Very awsome yet again! The gun is really good too!
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  September 22, 2007
love the moc page! I built one can you post some instructions on how to the make the guns?
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  August 23, 2007
These are awesome! with the instructions, i made a demolitionist. My only problem is that minie is pretty fragile. anyway, i'm gonna post him and give you credit, okay?
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  February 1, 2007
This was so awesome!!! i also liked the little phrase the guy said about the plasma rounds. BTW do you have instructions for this? its cool.
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  January 5, 2007
I love the power armor. I made my own suit if you dont mind, check it out and tell me what you think. Just search power armor, or go to my homepage.
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  December 24, 2006
i absolutely love this design and but i more love the rockets and the amazin gun thought looks a little like a pulse rifle off aliens and can u email me some instructions of this thing including the rocket packs and hand held mech gun. id love it if you could. or post the instructions here. thanks and by the way can u make a parts list if you could that would be perfect and would forward me to review and rate some more of your mocs
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  November 10, 2006
This thing is really cool!!
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  October 21, 2006
awesome! looks very powerful and come witha cool weapon
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  January 5, 2006
where did you get the ufo helmet !!?
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  November 17, 2004
That is so cool.
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  November 11, 2004
compact, cool looking, and the UFO helmets look great on it, what could be better?
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  September 11, 2004
I have to say that this pretty little armor could not be any more compact. Keep up god work!
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  August 21, 2004
I think it's clever that you made this so small! Using fewer blocks is much trickier! Great job!
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  August 16, 2004
very nice man, i like how blocky it is, yet posible, looks like it could get hit by a train and not care. keep up da good work.
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  August 15, 2004
Make your mechs bigger so the blockishness of the pieces don't stand out.
 
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