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Echo Base Hangar (now with video!)

 
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Pepa Quin
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:47 am    Post subject: Echo Base Hangar (now with video!) Reply with quote

Ok, so I know there's already a bunch of Echo Base creations out there, but about a month ago I had an idea for one of my own. Besides, I only wanted to do one small portion:


This section of the hangar was created so that I will finally have a fitting display area for my Millennium Falcon. The layout is specifically designed so that it can fit into a corner section of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club layout.



With the limited space, I put the corridors up higher then the ground floor so there would be room. It may look like one of the pylons is missing in front, but I couldn't put one there because of the trains going past. The corridor section there holds up just fine.

I was able to include a few scenes that can be seen in the movie:
Han working on his ship (Chewie is in cockpit)
A snowspeeder refueling station
Leia and the droids watching over Luke in bacta.



The bacta scene got a change over the weekend as I had originally had no lights in there. It made it harder to see, so I rigged up some 1x2 bricks with lights to provide illumination.

A few other scenes:
Stormtroopers are invading.


Since my layout backed up to another club member's layout, I put some 'graffitti' on the back of the ice wall:


And of course, a Wampa. Smile



This hangar layout will be in one or two club shows in the spring, and of course I will be bringing it to Brickworld!

That's all for now. Thanks for looking!
-Matt
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ZombieAndi
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I already mentioned at the several WIP pictures at flickr:
Really amazing!
Awesome, fantastic and amazing!
And I hope to see it in real next year.

I love all those little details you included, like the Bacta tank and so much more.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, it may have been done before but not often as well. You have got a lot in a 'small' area, all the key stuff.
As Andi said, lots of great detail like the lights and the curving corridor.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its great...if only i had enough bricks to do that (and the space)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like this one. Typically they are lacking in height, but this one really excels at it, as the same is with the wideness (Lego's included). You managed to put one of your falcons in there with lots of space. Excellent work.

The Slurm poster is excellent, too. Nice touch, haha.

The Coruscant cityscape is also really interesting, on another note. Really unique.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this scene. it manages to compact everything into such a small space. Only thing that bugs me is the mix of flesh and yellow.
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liquidcross



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's amazing! Any chance you'll be bringing it to the NMRA show next July?
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Pepa Quin
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

liquidcross wrote:
Wow, that's amazing! Any chance you'll be bringing it to the NMRA show next July?
Where is that? I'll probably be going to the one in Wisconsin, but I think that's 2010 and who knows what I'll have by then.

Dalek Cann wrote:
Only thing that bugs me is the mix of flesh and yellow.
It don't bug me. Wink

Yesh the Gearhead wrote:
The Slurm poster is excellent, too. Nice touch, haha.
Heh - I did those on the last night before the show, just before I packed up. I didn't have time to make anything else, so I just grabbed the 'billboards' I had made for Futurama, and some labels for 'Old Fortran Malt Beer'. I put some 'faded' effects in before I printed them, and once printed I took the flat of a blade to them to give them a scratched-up, weathered look.


Thanks for the comments, guys!
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Pepa Quin
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pictures don't always do a MOC justice! I was able to take some video of the Echo Base hangar at the show. It'll be just like you were there! (ok, not really)

http://flickr.com/photos/pepa_quin/3096920352/
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for this video!
Awesome display. How long did you build at all this till everything was like it is now?
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Pepa Quin
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andi wrote:
Awesome display. How long did you build at all this till everything was like it is now?

Setting up the display takes a lot of work, and not all of it has to do with my own section.

As a club, we got to the show between noon and 4pm on friday. The first thing to do is to unload all the tables from the trailer. Then some people will begin setting up the tables while others (like me) will begin unloading our own vehicles. There were 15 people displaying this weekend so some were able to unload their vehicles quickly and get to work on tables.

Table set-up takes a loooong time. We have to make sure that everything is level and that our plans on paper actually work in reality. It wasn't until 4:30 or later that the tables were all set up. When that's done, everyone then goes to their own section and starts setting up the real display.

My own buildings take a lot of time to assemble. Since I normally have only my Ford Escort to transport my stuff it has to pack up really small. (although this time since I also had to bring my personal 30" x 40" tables I needed to borrow my dad's SUV). Each of the three biggest buildings (the Temple, Senate, and the tall MedCenter) takes at least a half-hour just to construct on-site. The Echo Base hangar was about the same. Also, I bring many things (like the Samus figures) in bags - so there's always a bit of repair to do before setting them up.

I was there until around 10:30 that night, although that counts about an hour and a half set aside for dinner. I came back in the morning around 7:30am to finish everything. I was putting the final figs in place when we opened up around 10am.

Comparatively, take-down goes a LOT faster. We were out of there in just under 4 hours from the time the show ended.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pepa Quin wrote:
Where is that? I'll probably be going to the one in Wisconsin, but I think that's 2010 and who knows what I'll have by then.

It's in Hartford, CT.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.

I envy your accessibility to LEGO brick... And the patience you must have to build such a masterpiece.
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