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UCS Concept Tank Droid
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A UCS rendition of a Tank Droid concept.
About this creation
July 2005

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It all started with this little drawing in the "Art of Episode 3" book. Ryan Church's concept for a tank droid occupies hardly a tenth of the page, but it caught my attention.

I wouldn't have even dreamed of making the moc if I hadn't just gotten the Jawa Sandcrawler set, with its bounty of tank treads.

This moc took two weeks from first brick to posting the final photos. Along the way I got some help from the good folks at Classic-Space Forums, advice which contributed greatly to the success of the model. I continue to receive suggestons for model, which will definitely be implemented if/when a Version 2 strikes my fancy.



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   Regular ol' 3/4 angle shot.



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   From above.



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   My favorite shot of all.



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   Taking aim.



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   A good shot that shows off the technic workings a bit. The transforming feature works, but the support struts look too weak; one of the suggestions I receieved after posting this was to beef up the support beams a bit, which I will definitely do.



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   Roger roger.



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   The Battle Droid, adapted from a design by Reto Geiger.



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   A photoshopped image replicating the original art.



Comments

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  May 23, 2012
That's amazing!!
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  June 19, 2011
Awesome work, this is amazing! Really cool.
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  February 27, 2011
Win!!!!
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  November 7, 2010
Pretty awesome! It sort of looks like a UNSC Scarab Tank that's all hunched up and getting ready to leap out at something.....
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  April 17, 2010
nice!! I got the book too and they do have some good concept art in there, one of which is a much better version for a greivous.... but anyways nice tank this should have totally replaced those tri-droids and nice battle droid too!
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  March 5, 2010
That definitely should've been in one of the movies. If it was, LEGO would've definitely made a set out of it, but it definitely wouldn't have been this good.
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  December 29, 2009
Way cool! Very good moc, evrything about it is perfect. 5/5
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  December 29, 2009
Way cool! Very good moc, evrything about it is perfect. 5/5
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  June 30, 2009
Good job on the Droid, Ryan. By the way, I want to congratulate you on joining LEGO. I guess now that Mark Stafford might teach you some things on becoming a LEGO Master Builder, too? By the way, will you take a look at my designs, please? I might not have much in the terms of greeble-like LEGO pieces, but then again, even most small designs do not have that many greebles on them anyway, so it is kind of hard to know what to make the greebles look like and to also not make them contradict with certain things like turret ranges and how turrets turn on a vessel or vehicle.
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  January 21, 2009
like the battle droid.
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  January 8, 2009
I always love what talented people like you make out of concept art. To bad they didn't use it in the movies.
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  December 3, 2008
that is awsome,awsome droid how did you make it
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  November 6, 2008
holy cow thats amazin! ur better than me by about 700%
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  September 8, 2008
sweet!! i was gunna build one to!!
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  September 3, 2008
very good!! it will increase the firepower of the droids 10 fold!!
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  August 13, 2008
I have that same book, and I really wish they'd used these droids in the movies. This is simply inspired; you certainly did the droid justice.
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  June 27, 2008
THAT IS AWSOME! where do you get those treads? I've been searching for years.
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  June 6, 2008
I like this concept one better than the used NR-N99 Persuader-class droid used
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  March 13, 2008
that is fantastic!!! good on scale, colours, everything!
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  March 6, 2008
i love it, escpecially the droid
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  December 16, 2007
Love it! I like how you did the vents on the side of the turret!
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  December 1, 2007
very good i really like the tank very impresive
Ryan Wood
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patrick hafer
  November 25, 2007
omg that is sick! how did you make that battle droid!? email me the instructions to make the droid in the corner
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  August 3, 2007
I don’t know how I missed this. It's incredible. I especially like the venting on the side of the gun. I was going to a tank like yours inspired by the same concept art, but after seeing yours there really is no point.
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  May 4, 2007
Intimidating... I love the desighn, even if it isn't yours, but the execution with bricks is awsome.
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  April 14, 2007
OMG THATZ PERRRRFECT,BEST MODEL OF THU BATTLE DROID TOOO!!!!!
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  June 26, 2006
I hate doin' this,but I'll review on the same thing as Justin.Nice.Instructions for battle droid,I can't make tank droid cuz I don't have pieces for it,I can already tell.
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  June 26, 2006
thats pure awsomeness
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  March 7, 2006
Incredible! This is by far may favorite custom in the Episode 3 art book (too bad the picture is so small!) and you made it beautifully. Congrats!
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  August 5, 2005
Wow, they should have put that tank in the movie. It looks way better than any of the bizarre vehicles that did make it in there. And you did one great heck of a job making it out of LEGO bricks.
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  August 4, 2005
Sweet...I'd have never been able to replecate it that well. Two thumbs up!
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  August 3, 2005
Just Awesome!!!! I like the turret guns and the way you used the tank treads the most! Great Job!
 
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