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    Aha, I knew there'd be a MOC thread somewhere. So here's the Defender:



    Made out of the current TIE Fighter, the 2010 TIE Defender, and a bunch of random spares (and some of those newish 1x1 brackets I pulled out of the microfighter T-16 and advent calendar A-Wing, because I needed them to hold the wingtips together and those were the only ones I could find). It's not accurate to most of the art I could find of the TIE-D, or how they appeared in Rebels, but I was going for how I remember them being back in the old TIE Fighter game where I fell in love with them (mainly because the tractor beam made chasing down those damned TIE-As a breeze), where I'm pretty sure all the warhead launchers were packed into the body rather than the wings, and the pylons didn't flare out around the base (not sure those are all entirely legal, there's a few pretty stressed parts stuck in there holding all that forward weight of the wings in place). Plus a custom pilot, because the only reason I went through all those campaigns as Maarek Stele was that I didn't have a choice.

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    And this I just finished last night (been meaning to get around to it for ages) - Blue Leader Tara's Y-Wing:



    ...based on a fanfic from years ago, long story, but basically it's been stripped down and rebuilt so many times Ship of Theseus-style that it's gone from nondescript outdated bomber to ultimate TIE-killer. I did build one a while back out of the 2007 Y-Wing when the Rogue One version replaced it, but I always wanted to come back to it with a complete build from scratch and really make it into a one-of-a-kind hotrod. I did discover (the hard way) that at some point during the five times I took the engines apart and reassembled them to make them bigger I'd left the nacelles holding together solely on the friction from about 1mm of a smooth rod, but that's fixed now.

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    There's that E-Wing I was working on:



    It was actually basically done back in January, but I borrowed the silver collar pieces from the wingtip cannons (which are barely visible) when I decided to double Tara's concussion missile launcher from two to four tubes, and I'm a bit OCD so I just had to find some more in the storage bins before it was 'finished'. And then spent an evening trying to work out where the non-canon post-Jedi timeline should fit on shelves where everything's arranged in chronological order, but as you can see it wound up with the sequel trilogy, since the only alternative was knock a wall out to make the shelves fork off in different directions. I'm not that obsessive.

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    That looks great! I love my Action Fleet E-Wing, and its great to see one come to life in Lego.

    The E-Wing is sort of canon now.

    https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/E-wing_escort_fighter

    It's not specifically been referred to as "E-Wing", but it's the same ship.
    I'm really just here for the free food and open bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharkyMcShark View Post
    Oh whoops - I've got that set, it's down on the Clone Wars shelf. I'm hazy on a lot of the EU, aside from a few specific bits I've interacted with, I don't think I even knew about the E-Wing back when I got that set, and when I got this project in mind (I think I saw the ship in a youtube video back in December) it never occurred to me I already had one. Still, too late now, I've already named the pilot and droid (Sephie and R7-5E, 'Artsy') so they've got to stay.

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    Took some photo time to cover a few other MOCs I've got on the shelves since I'm cluttering up the thread anyway.

    Iron Monger:

    A fair way off-model but I'm pretty happy regardless, I wanted him to be smaller than the Hulkbuster style mechs Lego does and I think the poseability turned out pretty well. Didn't really capture the rounded look of a lot of the suit (and of course I'm cheating by not having the helmet, lucky there was that bit where he opened it up) but I like the pistons on the limbs, and the centre piece of his ARC reactor glows in the dark so that's cool. I did a Whiplash as well just to get caught up to where Lego started doing their own sets, but he's just a minifig version of the Monaco suit so just orange pants and a chestplate over a bare torso, nothing fancy.

    Batboat:

    Okay remember the set with Killer Croc and Captain Boomerang that had that awful Crocmobile and pretty dumb-looking Bat Tank? I just wanted the minifigs really but I made myself feel better by throwing this together out of the parts. This was before the Lego Batman Movie so I didn't already have a Batboat, and I had the stealth boat from the Street Fighter movie in the back of my mind, because I love bad movies.

    Droid World:

    I gather it was in a comic as well but I remember it from one of those read-along-with-the-cassette books where R2 bleeps to let you know to turn the page. Quite moving for something aimed at five year olds or whatever. Kligson's had a racelift since I wanted to use the bare head rather than slapping Cyborg's helmet piece on another head, so it's have that smooth look - I really should get a smoother looking torso one of these days but I don't want to sacrifice a silver protocol droid so this is a make-do for now. The red helmet from the Sith Whatevertrooper was good enough that I was willing to give up my red protocol droid to make a proper ZX-3 though, and I feel like the Imperial Warbot turned out okay.

    And this one I'm particularly proud of, although for some reason I never thought up a name for it, so it's just 'the truck':

    Made mainly from parts of the larger Ultra Agents sets, since they were pretty cool but I still had the original Agents sets which were bigger and ultimately I kind of liked them being less crazy-hi-tech in their looks - so I had all the parts for a big sci-fi truck lying around, and at the time I'd been watching Burst Angel featuring a big sci-fi truck, I think you can see where this is going. The crew are therefore expies of the Burst Angel cast: Lady Ky (driver and leader), Cray (eccentric tech geek), Sasha (taciturn ninja), Bella (excitable heavy weapons gal) - I ended up doing a full interior, with workspaces and accommodations for each of them, and an underfloor bay containing Sasha's tron bike which she's named Hanzo, instead of a mecha (plus Bella's got her airbike Skygunner built into the top of the truck, which is basically a laser gattling gun with wings, she's a firm believer in quantity of firepower having a quality of its own):


    Then I ended up folding an unrelated build I was doing at the same time into the same headcanon (because Lego's just mechanical thinking, the storytelling side of my brain wanders in the meantime) - so this is the Javelin:

    custom built by Miss Elaine on the left, and driven by Skylar on the right, together they're kind of the Lady Penelope to the truck team.

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    I quite like the Iron Monger.

    Every few years I get really taken with the idea of making mechs from Lego but its not something I ever developed a knack for.
    I'm really just here for the free food and open bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharkyMcShark View Post
    Every few years I get really taken with the idea of making mechs from Lego but its not something I ever developed a knack for.
    It took quite a while - he's the second Iron Monger, the first was larger and much clunkier. I can't remember now which set it was, but this new one came from a set with a mech I didn't need, so it got stripped down to its skeleton to provide the basis.

    Anyway, I finished my Ugly:



    Grey-1 (because as always my story brain goes off inventing stuff while my mechanical brain's working on the build), piloted by Tesca, who's an orange twi'lek but that's the closest I've got, just pretend it's not cartoon Ahsoka and the lekku are tucked into the helmet. Born a slave, bit of a engineering prodigy, sold to a scrapper and kept in his cargo bay/junkpile for three years dismantling salvage for valuable components, until her owner brought in a 'dead' Y-TIE she figured could actually be made to work, so she refurbished enough broken parts to put into inventory to make it look like she'd stripped it like she was supposed to, but actually hid the ship away while she got its engines and one laser cannon working enough to take off and blast the cargo bay open from the inside to escape; the deep dark secret she never tells anyone is that she accidentally hit a main power line in the process and just made it clear before the freighter and all forty crew blew up, which is a fair bit to carry when you're twelve and don't know what a therapist is anyway. Besides bottling that all up inside she's gone into salvage by herself, and kept on modifying her ship - it's now got extra engines from a second TIE (but one of them's broken so the quad iron drive is technically a triple for the moment), an X-Wing hyperdrive (it's on the other side of the hull), her own astromech (RX, because she Frankensteined him together from parts of so many junked droids she's got no idea which R model he is), a detachable zero-g sled controlled by an RA-7 protocol droid head to follow her around on spacewalks through the innards of wrecked ships and carry the loot (and crack any locks she finds on Imperial Navy wrecks, because she managed to get into some of the droid's old Imperial Security Bureau programming), and the astromech bay (which wasn't being used since RX had to be wired directly into the ship to get him going) is now a suitlock containing a radiation-hardened exosuit (mainly minifig parts from Power Miners) she can wriggle into directly from the cockpit (hence the tights-and-top outfit instead of a flight suit) to get into damaged reactor cores. I'm not sure whether she's doing this during the Galactic Civil War or after, that kind of depends on where I end up managing to fit this thing on my shelves.

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    So here's an odd little thing:



    I got the microfighter AT-AT/Tauntaun because the tauntaun's adorable obviously, and my natural thought was to have the cute little AT-AT running along behind the full-size AT-AT (it's the motorised one, I haven't got any newer ones because an AT-AT that can walk is by definition better than one that can't no matter how pretty it is) like the little dog in that cartoon with the little dog and the big dog, but there's stuff on the shelf in front of that bit of Hoth on my shelf so it'd be invisible - but then I remembered I'd been meaning to look into making an AT-IC from The Epic Continues for a while, and a micro version's cheaper, so here we are. Initially I meant to just narrow the microfighter AT-AT to de-cutesy its proportions, but then I started wanting the legs to be more accurate, googled a bunch of images for inspiration, and now here we are a week later where the head's really the only thing (mostly) unchanged. Pretty happy with that really.

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    This is my take on Marius Hermann's Jehuty from an old Playstation game called Zone of the Enders. It is extremely fragile and is very rarely moved. It does have a lot of articulated parts though.
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