(If I'm violating any posting rules - please let me know! Wasn't sure how many photos I could post. Not familiar enough to know how to resize too big images and embed links with the photos.)
A few months ago, I started this thread - Anyone mounted UCS MF on a motion TV mount?http://www.fbtb.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6169
So, what happens when you take one of these (tv mount) + add one of these (UCS MF) + whole lot of time & a little engineering
= what do you get?
(After looking around - I finally settled on this mount => http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ID7QNI
You get this.
More photos & the mount => http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=485809
Now, you may also recall many moons ago, in a galaxy far far away,
produced the 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon, Hasbro
also saw fit to revisit and update their Millennium Falcon playset - which debuted in a larger size with added play features, lights, and improved sounds. By coincidence, both sets were similar in size. Thus, a crazy (and somewhat expensive) idea was hatched.
WHAT IF, Lego and Hasbro had collaborated to produce THE ULTIMATE Lego MF? With lights and sounds and play features?!
So, what happens when you take one of these (Legacy MF) + add one of these (UCS MF 10179) + some creative MOC-ing
= what do you get?
You get something like this.
More photos of the disassembly, construction, and mechanisms => http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=485810
Play features are nearly identical to the Hasbro Legacy Millennium Falcon and include:
1) Cockpit lights and sounds - with additional cockpit detail (rear hallway entrance - see the white tiles?)
2) Mandible lights
3) Engine lights and sounds
4) Working starboard Boarding Ramp with lights and sounds (sounds activate when ramp is released)
5) Authentic movie phrases
6) Lighted Dejarik table with Crew quarters for playability
7) Firing forward torpedo launchers with sound (sounds activate when missiles fired)(missiles fire by lifting the entire center upper portion & pushing backwards)
8) Updated gunners chairs - with space for 2 gunners (couldn't find all my pieces - so finished chairs will look a little more detailed)
Whenever possible, I did my best to come up with a Lego-based solution for the play features and electronics. I did have to cheat in a few places - mainly, drilling holes for front mandible lights and holes for the electronic buttons. But otherwise, everything you see is completely Lego based. A few times, the wire connectors broke. So, my build experience included learning the art of soldering
. My results weren't very pretty, but luckily all the electronics worked in the end.
NOTE: Three (3) sound buttons are still unused - escape pod release, escape pod hatch, and gunner chair sound #2. (gunner chair sound #1 is on the starboard rear panel.) I haven't figured out exactly what to do about these - so those are still pending.
If I can figure out how to record and post video - I'll post later.**P.S. If anyone has ideas about how to finish off the crew quarters area and build a curved sofa, etc - I'd appreciate the input. Finally ran out of creative ideas for now - so AFOL community help would be very welcomed.**