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Xarkon "Manegarm" Command Walker
Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
About this creation
After building so many LEGO customs based on video games and movies, and after seeing so many awesome LEGO customs here on MOCpages that are NOT based on such things, I have decided to expand my horizons and let my imagination free at last! Okay, maybe I'm being melodramatic, but what I mean is I'm going to make up my own faction in the great LEGO wars: The Armed Forces of Xarkon. I tried doing this a while back, but it was no good. I've scrapped most of my old Xarkon customs and started anew. I decided to start with the biggest project I had in mind, FIRST! So now I give you, the Manegarm... personal walker of Lucas Mars, High Commander of the Armed Forces of Xarkon.

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   When Lucas Mars, High Commander of the Armed Forces of Xarkon, commissioned the building of his personal walker, he told the designers one thing: "Make me invincible." High Commander Mars insisted that his walker be made of solid black metal, unlike the usual red and black of standard Xarkon walkers. The designers warned him that this would draw attention to him during battles, but he said that was the very reason he wanted it there. To draw the foolish to his firepower, and to make the wise keep their distance...



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   The project that lasted for months thereafter was to build a walker called Manegarm, Lord of the Wolves. The idea was to take the best aspects of the standard Wolf, Xarkon's heaviest walker, and combine it with newer technologies and top-grade weapons and armor. The name Manegarm comes from the ancient Norse mythology of Earth. Manegarm was the fabled greatest of all wolves, who howled at the moon every night until the coming of Ragnarok, the end of the world. According to the legend, when that fated day came, Manegarm would leap into the air, pull the moon from the stars, and devour it.



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   One of the main new technologies integrated into the design was the "Fox ear" Infiltrator Dishes. Two of them were placed on the Manegarm's head, unlike the single radar ear on the Fox, Xarkon's lightest recon walker. The Manegarm was to be Lucas Mars's "flagship" in a sense, his base of operations while on the battlefield. The Fox Ears allowed him to "hear" all that was going on and give commands as necessary. His high vantage point also gave him a great view of the battlefield, and the rail gun was the perfect long-distance devastating weapon.



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   The Manegarm is a walking arsenal. It is armed with armor-piercing ballistic slug cannons on its left arm, a plasma emitter cannon on its right arm, a rail gun on its right shoulder, a missile rack on its left shoulder, a pair of heavy armor-piercing rotating machine guns on either side of the head, and finally, and a Firestorm cannon in its opening maw. If you look at some of the pictures, you can see where the giant shells come flying out of the dual cannons on its left arm.



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   Okay, I'll stop with the story and background now. You happy?



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   When I started building the LEGO of Manegarm, I wanted to build the biggest, baddest, most wicked-looking black mech ever. If there was anything I could do to make it look as downright impressive as possible, I'd try to do it. I decided upon the trans-red canopy pretty quickly once I saw how awesome it looked against solid black.



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   Some people will doubtlessly not like my decals. Well, I think they add a fantastic finishing touch to any LEGO custom. There are five emblems of the Crown of Xarkon on Manegarm. Can you find them all? And, of course, there is also the "MANEGARM" lettering on the legs. This image shows the Technic design I used for the legs. You can probably see how they work. It was the only thing I could come up with that would hold up this much weight!



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   The legs were by FAR the hardest part. I wanted the legs to be animal-like, like a wolf, so I made them have joints somewhat like a wolf's hind legs. These legs also can support a lot of weight. I went through at least three different leg designs before I found one that actually worked. First I tried just using the same Titan XP type joints as on the arms, but they wouldn't hold it up at all. After that, I tried the good old clicky joints, but they weren't much better. I even tried tossing in Bionicle ball-and-socket joints, but they were even worse.



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   High Commander Lucas Mars looks a lot like Captain Keyes, doesn't he? I already had a design for the character in mind, so I knew what I wanted him to look like: a stern military commander, clean shaven, wearing solid black. The helmet is made to match his walker. Rumors say that Mars actually is able to climb up the Manegarm's leg to reach the cockpit for quick entry when an entry ladder is not nearby to help him.



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   This is now my favorite of all my LEGO customs. It's bigger and more impressive than even my Metal Gear RAY and TIE Defender. This is actually the first custom I've made that I've ever used "new grey", AKA "bley" pieces on...



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   Rejected names: the Holocaust, the Werewolf, the Fenrir, and of course, the Big Bad Wolf...



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   Pick a fight with the best, and you'll die like the rest.



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   Manegarm poses dramatically. His legs may not be able to move much, but he does have plenty of moving parts.



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   The thrusters on Manegarm's back are extremely powerful. When they are fired along with the ones under Manegarm's legs, the walker can actually fly. It is by no means agile, but it is possible.



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   The minute you think: "The back is relatively unprotected!" one of the arms swivels around, and you end up like all the Death Stars.



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   The Daishi trembles, Metal Gears cower, and the AT-AT bows down, as the Manegarm approaches. Or at least, my LEGO models of these various other mech-type things do.



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   No, you don't need to remove any pieces to open up the canopy, you foo!



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   Concept art, anyone? Yeah, it's really sloppy, but I was just jotting ideas down as they came to me. You can see in the upper right corner how I was trying to make the silhouette of the Manegarm look like the Crown of Xarkon. There are also scrapped weapon ideas and older designs for different body parts too.



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   Here's one I drew AFTER I was finished with the project... By the way, rate this less than four smileys and I won't subject you to "The Visit." Instead, you'll get "The Stay." Yes, I know, I've been reading too much Iron Reich propaganda.

In reply to arc trooper: So you counted off two smileys because you thought I'd drawn myself getting shot in this sketch...? Well, if it's any comfort, it isn't me. It's actually supposed to be a Victorian soldier, but I didn't really know what to make them look like yet.



Comments

  March 25, 2011
One of the coolest mechs I'v ever seen! It acually looks like a wolf, but I guess that what you were going for anyway. Could you please check this out??? http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/71834 My creations aren't nearly as good as yours, but could you at least check them out?
  September 26, 2010
i like it very nice design. i thought for a moment that it would be cool if it could walk on all fours like a wolf but stand up in battle mode while where the driver is the cockpit could move into different positions
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  September 11, 2010
i luv it!!!!! i plan on ordering some decals from ure website. i love all your mocs/creations on your website!!!!!
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  January 31, 2010
wow five years ago today and you're still breakin' legs here on MOCpages...keep it up Scorp!
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  January 31, 2010
Awesome.
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  November 12, 2009
by far best mech on moc papes
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  October 10, 2009
Seriously badass! love the design and colourscheme
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  September 10, 2009
awesome
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  July 21, 2009
ooh very scary, I could use a guy like you in the Black Empire. http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/2593 Or you can just check out my creations.
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  May 16, 2009
wow! Can you give me a tip on making better mechs? (reply to any of my creations please)
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  January 3, 2009
ZOMG! this mech is almost perfect! it has massive firepower and yet high mobility! great job!
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  October 2, 2008
Wooooooooooo. Now only Hulk would dare take that on. hmmmm... I wonder who would win?
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  October 2, 2008
whow! very impressive! I love that right arm and those legs are good thinking!I'll come back for a quick peek for my next installment of mechs, by the way: have you seen them? please let me know what you think...
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  October 2, 2008
Very nice. I especially like the body. Check out my stuff!
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  October 2, 2008
In my opinion,your best moc.Or at least one of them. Long since last creation now though.. oh well.
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  October 2, 2008
nice, great job, it looks very good
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  September 17, 2008
WOW, great job! Happy MOTD!
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  September 17, 2008
You gave this MOC a very professional look to it, and for that I congratulate you. This is your moment to shine! Keep up the excellent work, Justin! ~Yours "brickly", Nick ("ElNickre")
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  September 17, 2008
Congrats on making MOC Of The Day, September 16th, 2008! One of the first fan-made themes I came across a few years ago was yours, and this was the most impressive build I saw at the time. I can't believe I haven't checked out your MOCpage until now.
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  March 5, 2008
Very cool. I would run if I saw it coming. =) It just looks, cool! I absolutely LOVE the right hand gun. And the shoulder rocket pod/armor is awesome!! Exceptional job.
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  January 22, 2008
this is wicked cool wish i had that come and see my creations
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  December 15, 2007
very nice. the concept art looks a lot like in SW episode 5, where the AT-AT bows down and shoots a rebel trooper
  November 1, 2007
Rather simplistic. Try to beef it up some, especially around the joints. If want to build serious mecha, you can probably get some helpful advice from the kind folks at mecha hub.com
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  September 18, 2007
This is by far one of the most amazing custom creations i have seen. I saw it on your website and was literally dumbfounded. Just the size, the stance, and of course the weapons, its an amazing machine.
Justin Saber-Scorpion Stebbins
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Alexander Straczek
  August 18, 2007
I really cant say much that no one else has said below me so I'll just say that it's the greatest mech on 2 legs...i like the background story cause it gives it character and I think it needs more guns... (yeah right!)
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  August 18, 2007
Woo hoo, Creation of the day. I like the Manegarm, although with all the great creations around lately, you may have to make a V2.0, to keep up. I suppose there isn't much to say about it, its great. You gotta get rid of that review from Aug. 3rd though, people who make me scroll over annoy me.
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  August 18, 2007
man that's by far the biggest lego walker i've ever seen ( except the at-at) how did you get all the pieces anyway 5/5 brilliant
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  August 18, 2007
Hey Scorp! Its me Archon from sslf! I can say, this is a perfect MOC! You should defenitly work for LEGO, you'd be awesome. Well, this isn't my favourite MOC (as in coolness) My fav is thew Valkyrie, but, the best moc on this website as always!
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  August 18, 2007
Hey, congratulations! MOC of the day!
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  July 25, 2007
OMG AWSOME AWSOME AWSOME... 3 HOURS LATER... AAWWWWWWWWWWWSOOOOOOOOOOOOME!!!!
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  June 8, 2007
dude awsome i love ur halo legos i didnt know u made mechs to...the concept art, well umm it looks like i drew it.any ways its good 5 smileys!!!
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  September 28, 2006
Holy garp
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  March 13, 2006
Jeez, this is freaking awesome and very intimidating. I'm not sure who to root for anymore; Xarkon or Victory!
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  March 2, 2006
Still your brst but I would like an answer How can Mars control all that weaponry? I mean you put no controls in the cockpit (that I can see).
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  February 23, 2006
Youre like Don Corleone himself (the godfather 1-2-3 anyone??), you really are the godfather of all moc's i wish i could make a moc like that..keep going, i hope you make a mech like that for Victory because victory is allready the best in aerospace, all whats left is the walkers-section, nice work
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  January 2, 2006
i love your moc!!!!!!! i liked it so mutch i built my own version, not as detaild but still cool BUT YOURS RRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WASNT QUITE ABLE TO GET THE LEGS RIGHT MEANING THAT THEY WONT MOVE WITHOUT CAUSING THE MECH TO COLAPS, THIS IS DUE TO MY LACK OF LEGOS AND THE FACT THAT I AM TWELVE AND CANT GET ALL THE LEGOS I WISH I COULD GET .
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  November 16, 2005
This thing kicks! Just standing still it looks like it's ready to jump right out of my monitor and do some damage. I think you have done an excellent job on the Xarkon "Manegarm" Command Walker and I'm impressed with all the background info you provide ... the entire presentation is really enjoyable!
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  October 8, 2005
This is by all time my favorite mech online it's just got that downright intimidating look
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  April 24, 2005
And now, to quote one of my heros, Joe Dirt. "Ah man! Look at that. Dats cool!!" Great movie.........Great mech too.
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  March 10, 2005
Who didn't give you a 5?! I'll kill them for you!
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  February 19, 2005
one of the best creations you made.So right now Im probaly building a matching army of your xarkon army except its blue and white Ill post it asap.anyway all you need to do now is build a army of enemys to vs the xarkons
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  February 1, 2005
WOW that is the height of cool ace story and guess what youve inspired me to make my own lego army great moc 5/5 if not more in fact they havent inveted a number high enough to rate this accurtely
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  February 1, 2005
*vehement expletives* I am confounded by the pwnage!
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  February 1, 2005
I think that you just completed the most superb smack-down available to a mech of this calibur. Nice design and unlike most other recent mechs... the cockpit with the nose pointed downwards gives it that menacing look... like "run like dogs away from me, or I shall stop you flat, and hurl your dead carcass into the trees"... Nicely done! ~ Paul.
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  February 1, 2005
Holy mole!! This is your masterpiece!! It looks so detailed and it is so big and stuff....why can't I do such things?!? "cries"
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  January 31, 2005
Scorp-man, it's been a while. A WHILE. Do you know how long that is? Almost as long as "The Stay". And yes, haven't we all been reading too much Iron Reich Propaganda? Man, that guy's a master prop minister. And I like the Motto of the Manegarm. Did it come standard? Now to the subject of the kick ### mech you've built yourself... well, I'm pretty much speechless. Yes indeed. I'm rambling again. Oh well, it totally rocks. If you visit my site, you find emptiness. I'm ashamed, none of my cool stuff is up yet. :-( Build more cool stuff, ya hear? EMAIL ME! - Phil
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  January 31, 2005
WOW Scorp, I knew you wouldn't mess it up (sorry for the pressure ;-)) This is a truly great MOC, much superior to anything else you have ever made... even if your concepts did look a little anime-ish ;-) my only complaint is, it needs more black, like on some of the grey joints, it would look better if it was a little more solidly colored
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  January 31, 2005
*Thunk* (Sound of jaw hitting floor)
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  January 31, 2005
this is you best custom ever scorp, and it has really good creativity it looks like nothing I have seen before, I see you found a really good way to make the legs, splendid job!.
 
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