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ALM-011
My eleventh original Lego mecha design.
About this creation
After about a year of building and rebuilding, I finished ALM-011 just in time for Brickfest 2002. Then I went home and took some photos of it with an old film camera. I was going to wait to upload them until I retook them with my new camera, but I was in no hurry to spend hours recreating these poses. Two years later I found the pictures and decided that they were better than nothing.

For the past few months it's been on display at the hobby store that I work at. During that time I've gotten so many offers for it, I decided that before I put it back I needed to make some instructions for it. Although, considering it took me two years to post pictures of it, I have no idea when I'll finish the instructions.



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   The "eyes" catch the light at certain angles and seem to glow. Yeah, I uh, meant for it to do that.



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   The main reason to make a mecha strong is not so it can survive a battle, but so it can assume cool poses, of course.



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   I first showed it at Brickfest 2002. The question I got asked the most was "Where are the weapons?"



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   So I when home and made some weapons.



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   Some people have guessed that I'm an Armored Core fan just from my weapon arrangements.



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   When I got my first order of ball joints I went nuts! This MOC uses nine of them, which I thought was a lot at the time...



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   I actually forgot the gun could hook on it's leg like this until I found these pictures.



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   People seem to like the gun.
But what kind of gun is it? I don't know how it works, I just tried to make it look cool...



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   When someone asks what kind of gun it is, I ask them what kind they think it is. Whatever they answer, that's what it is.



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   The knees are double click hinges. They work, but I wasn't entirely happy with them. ALM-014 has a better knee design.



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   Strong shoulder and elbow joints are very important for poses like this.



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   OK, by popular demand here are some new pictures showing the cockpit. My old camera didn't have a macro mode, so all of the closeups I tried to take of the cockpit were just blurry blobs.



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   Thanks sooo much for the comments! It's nice when people who come in the store comment on it, but the only opinions that really matter are those of fellow AFOLs! :)



Comments

 I like it 
  October 20, 2010
Lovely mech and lovely comments aside the pictures, I enjoyed it!
Adam Silcott
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franklin stout
  October 5, 2010
i wish there was a rating above excellent. i wish there were two. this is the best, most complete mech design i have seen yet. the work on the hands are genius. the simple yet detailed look over all, what a brilliant design. you are the nnenn of mecha!
 I like it 
  May 28, 2009
I love the way you think. People, take a leaf out of this guy's book- when you build a mech, build a MECH. Don't build a load of weapons for a mech and base the mech around the weapons. Truly a great philosophy.
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  March 24, 2009
Incredible. Without a doubt one of the best singular mechs out there. Astounding form and attention to detail make this a mech at (or possibly above) the level of mech-making legends like Izzo and Moko. Truly a terrific build. Keep on building ~ Nowhereman
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  August 16, 2008
Well, yeah, I've seen a lot of mecha all my life, but this one...This one's like the best of all.
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  May 11, 2008
wats ur brickshelf file username
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  May 14, 2007
Very good job, yeah i could tell AC for sure, ive tried to make so AC designs, its a pain im limited on money and bricks, i always fall short on joints and such making mechs, cause i dont like destroying some of my old designs, but hopfully ill ahve some nice mech designs soon, very good job keep it up
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  January 8, 2007
FINALLY!! Someone else whose primary focus is the mech and not the weapons! This is unique in a whole other way, I have never seen whole sections of model mounted at 45 degrees like that, it uses bricks in a way that would otherwise be impossible (hence the cool cockpit). I have never seen one of your mechs before this but after this exceptional example I think you have just gained another fan. You should re-photograph digitally, I know dozens of people who would KILL for that as a wallpaper!
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  September 15, 2006
This is the mech that got me using legos again :D. I have always admired its clean design, and expressive hands. Awesome work.
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  March 21, 2005
This is by far the greatest Lego mech Ive ever seen. Whoever disagrees can kiss it and leave. I saw this on the brickfest and have been lookin for it. The search is over and greatness is found. Now I'll go eat some food and play some video games. Later.
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  September 21, 2004
Love the poseability alot! Great expressive hands! It's all about the little personal touches that make it special like the treads on the heels and the grey ski over the eye. It's rad to say the least! More please!
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  August 24, 2004
Impeccable. I love seeing how other people build mecha bodies and this is just an extraordinary example. I've been avoiding my ball joints for being too bulky, but you've made really excellent use of them here.
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  August 23, 2004
This is a fantastic mech. I love the hands, the tire treads in the feet, the action poses, the gun, the color scheme, the head, the proportions, well pretty much everything. I only wish it had a cockpit with a minifig. I can't wait to see pics of the ALM-014. Awesome job. **edited after the cockpit shots were added** Oh yeah! I love that four-piece canopy, with sections opening in all different directions. Sweeeeet.
 I like it 
  August 22, 2004
wow
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  August 21, 2004
Kyle: It does have a cockpit, and the jointing for it's opening is incredible. Harass Adam until he puts up pics. Adam: What can I say that I didn't in person? Beautiful proportions, beautiful poses and any number of ideas I wish I'd had first.
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  August 21, 2004
The head and gun both look very evil. It seems like it is very poseable.
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  August 21, 2004
Dude, this thing is awesome. Very poseable, awesome gun, what more could you want from a killer mecha? Those eyes! That's awesome! What piece is that? This thing rocks, keep up the outstanding work!
 
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