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10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby Staff » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:23 am

Still not convinced the underrated 10195 Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walkericon is worth getting? Take a look at how LEGO set designers sustain a design criteria across multiple products released over multiple years to maintain a cohesive universe, courtesy of Andrew aka Gingerbeard Man from our forums:


LEGO Dropship + Clone Turbo Tank

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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby MisterFubar » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:31 pm

The only reason I bought the 10195 was because I was able to get it at a pretty good discount and shipped for free from Target.com. After I got, assembled, played with, and displayed it I would gladly pay full price for it. It really is an excellent set.

Glad to see it works well with the new Turbo Tank. With a few parts it also works well with the motorized AT-AT.
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby onions » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:07 pm

MisterFubar wrote:With a few parts it also works well with the motorized AT-AT.


but that would be crossing franchises. you risk the universe imploding around you!
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby MisterFubar » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:20 pm

onions wrote:
MisterFubar wrote:With a few parts it also works well with the motorized AT-AT.


but that would be crossing franchises. you risk the universe imploding around you!

Surely the Empire had a few old Dropships left in the inventory when the AT-AT came into service.
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby ThatGuyWithTheBricks » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:18 pm

I got it, but my birthday's Thursday so I'll have to wait until then!
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby Boyfromvalley » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:10 pm

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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby ccandgc » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:39 pm

I like it! Cool!
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby Mofo Jones » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:57 pm

I wish I could just pick up the dropship only somewhere...the AT-OT doesn't do that much for me.
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby Robzula » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:12 pm

MisterFubar wrote:Surely the Empire had a few old Dropships left in the inventory when the AT-AT came into service.

The LAAT/c presumably could only carry something about 13.2 meters, considering how an AT-TE spans the entire length of the carrying section and is that long. An AT-AT, however, is 20 meters long. Also, with the AT-AT's heavy armour and immense size, I'm sure it exceeds the 40 ton carrying limit of the LAAT/c. So I think that even if the Empire kept the carriers in service rather than cannibalizing them, they still wouldn't be able to bring AT-ATs into battle.

(thanks Wookieepedia)

EDIT: Scratch that, the AT-OT was 14.3 meters long, so the LAAT/c must have been able to carry things longer than it's carrying area. Still, the AT-AT is 20 meters long, longer than the entire carrier, so I still find it hard to believe that they were carried by LAAT/c's.
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby MisterFubar » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:42 am

I know it's all just fantasy and the driving force behind the entire thing is making money but sometimes I wonder just what the people making this stuff up are on.

A 47 foot long, 20 foot tall, eight legged, armored transport with seats for 34 fully loaded out for combat troops, that's made out of some sort of magnetic material weighs less than 40 tons? And a carrier designed solely for the purpose of carrying heavily armored transports into combat can only lift 40 tons?

We've got Helicopters capable of picking up over 20 tons of payload and we don't have the benefit of repulsorlifts. The record for a Helicopter is over 44 tons of payload. I won't even get into fixed wing aircraft.

Oh well, in my little corner of that fantasy galaxy the LAAT/c is capable of lifting an AT-AT and I try my best to ignore a lot of the technical discrepancies.

Anyway, back on topic...

Here is a video LAAT/c carrying an AT-AT, proving it is possible. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3IOpmGex1g

*EDIT Same video posted by Boyfromvalley 3 posts ago.
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby Boyfromvalley » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:18 am

MisterFubar wrote:I know it's all just fantasy and the driving force behind the entire thing is making money but sometimes I wonder just what the people making this stuff up are on.

A 47 foot long, 20 foot tall, eight legged, armored transport with seats for 34 fully loaded out for combat troops, that's made out of some sort of magnetic material weighs less than 40 tons? And a carrier designed solely for the purpose of carrying heavily armored transports into combat can only lift 40 tons?

We've got Helicopters capable of picking up over 20 tons of payload and we don't have the benefit of repulsorlifts. The record for a Helicopter is over 44 tons of payload. I won't even get into fixed wing aircraft.

Oh well, in my little corner of that fantasy galaxy the LAAT/c is capable of lifting an AT-AT and I try my best to ignore a lot of the technical discrepancies.

Anyway, back on topic...

Here is a video LAAT/c carrying an AT-AT, proving it is possible. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3IOpmGex1g



Umm didn't I just this link.
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby MisterFubar » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:43 am

Boyfromvalley wrote:Umm didn't I just this link.


There, I gave you credit. I forgot how serious everyone is around here.
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby Boyfromvalley » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:58 am

MisterFubar wrote:
Boyfromvalley wrote:Umm didn't I just this link.


There, I gave you credit. I forgot how serious everyone is around here.


Sorry I didn't mean offense
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby MisterFubar » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:26 am

Boyfromvalley wrote:
MisterFubar wrote:
Boyfromvalley wrote:Umm didn't I just this link.


There, I gave you credit. I forgot how serious everyone is around here.


Sorry I didn't mean offense


None taken, I should probably post a warning that most of what I say is sarcastic and should not be taken seriously.

I knew I'd seen the video somewhere recently, just forgot it was this post.
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby Boyfromvalley » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:14 pm

Dose anyone have a photo of the dropship carrying the AT-TE. I modified one of my MOCs to do that with my AT-TE but still there are a few problems with it.
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby MisterFubar » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:30 pm

Boyfromvalley wrote:Dose anyone have a photo of the dropship carrying the AT-TE. I modified one of my MOCs to do that with my AT-TE but still there are a few problems with it.


Here is a couple I snapped real quick. Is there a certain angle or part you want to see?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/misterfubar/
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby WillyWampa » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:05 pm

Love thte video of the dropship hauling the 8274 Combine Harvester. Just what the Empire needs for those urgent deployments when the cereal stocks get low!! It likely saw a lot of action in the Corn Wars ;) The dropship carrying the AT-AT wasn't as impressive as I expected. It kinda reminds me of those nature films where you see an eagle flying away with a rabbit it's just caught
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby Boyfromvalley » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:02 pm

MisterFubar wrote:
Boyfromvalley wrote:Dose anyone have a photo of the dropship carrying the AT-TE. I modified one of my MOCs to do that with my AT-TE but still there are a few problems with it.


Here is a couple I snapped real quick. Is there a certain angle or part you want to see?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/misterfubar/


Thanks for these, dont suppose you do one of it lifting the AT-TE or a close up of how the cannon handles under the dropship; thats the one problem I'm having with the it and the MOC I made.
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby MisterFubar » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:32 pm

Boyfromvalley wrote:
MisterFubar wrote:
Boyfromvalley wrote:Dose anyone have a photo of the dropship carrying the AT-TE. I modified one of my MOCs to do that with my AT-TE but still there are a few problems with it.


Here is a couple I snapped real quick. Is there a certain angle or part you want to see?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/misterfubar/


Thanks for these, dont suppose you do one of it lifting the AT-TE or a close up of how the cannon handles under the dropship; thats the one problem I'm having with the it and the MOC I made.


Added a few more. Sorry about the quality, I don't have much time tonight to set up for better pictures and it's kind of a pain taking pictures while holding it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/misterfubar/

You have to turn the cannon to the side, it interferes with the latch and you might end up accidentally dropping the AT-TE if you don't. Don't ask how I know that.
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Re: 10195 + 8098 = Awesome!

Postby Gingerbeard Man » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:40 am

MisterFubar wrote:You have to turn the cannon to the side, it interferes with the latch and you might end up accidentally dropping the AT-TE if you don't. Don't ask how I know that.

Yup. Turn the cannon to the side, or remove it altogether (simply clip it off the turntable).

I had taken some pictures back when I first got the dropship, but it seems I only uploaded them to Brickshelf...

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=379257

There is one "airborne" shot. Unfortunately I forgot to straighten the dropship's feet. The dishes do line up quite nicely. If it weren't for the problem with the cannon the AT-TE would be a much better match for the dropship than the eight-legged AT-OT.
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