Cuusoo of the Week : UCS Sandcrawler

In this section we help promote LEGO Cuusoo idea’s to help them reach the 10,000 likes needed for their idea to get created! This week we feature the idea called “UCS Sandcrawler” created by mb_bricks. Here’s what the creator had to say about the idea:

“Moving rusty rock – the Sandcrawler

Somehow I always liked this slow moving bulky vessel as I saw it the first time in “A new hope”. Its clear lines and its massive size stands again the force of the sand and winds even in the harshest of desert conditions of Tatooine and keeps his small habitants safe. It’s actual more than just a vehicle it’s a moving town. The Sandcrawler was originally used in his earlier days for mining purpose and was long time abandoned before the Jawas rediscovered it as their new mobile headquarters, shops and homes.

More than its adventurous background I love the proper design, the sharp edges and the proportions of the model a lot and I have always thought that the Sandcrawler never got as much love from the community as it deserves.

The build

The model itself is not that complex designed – it is just a big brown box! That was also my first thought, but there are more unusual angles as you are thinking at the first sight. Until I was finally satisfied with the result, I ended up rebuilding the whole model three and the most difficult bits uncountable times during the process.

The back: one of the flashiest details are the two large cylinders actual the power generators of the vehicle. I had found a solution with curved slopes connected with snot adaptors on the greebly base plate. The cylinders are sticking through the roof and ending in different designed fans.

The front: the forward sweep of the crawler’s body is probably one of the most complex parts of the build. It’s consisting of irregular angles. I had decided to build all panels brick building wise instead of using plates – this decision didn’t make the whole intend easier, not at all! It might sound ridiculous, but achieving the proper angles took me weeks of developing and trial and error.

Wall pattern: I achieved the rusty and weathered appearance of the walls with different brown shades and the use of dark orange and bluish grey splashes as seen on the original model.

So here is the chance to turn the model in to an official LEGO set! Use the force!”

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What do you think about this idea? Would you buy it?

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