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WesleySr
08-25-2008, 09:16 PM
I have a question about something on this set. There is some pieces that you assemble and slide down directly in the middle of the AT-TE body and then put another piece on it to keep it from coming back out. It slides up and down, but I do not know what purpose it serves. Can anyone shed some light on this?

Kidhuman
08-25-2008, 10:03 PM
I dont know the numbers, but if you mean the original set, it had a piece that opened in the back to store a speeder bike. In the middle, it had a place for the clones to sit

JediTricks
08-26-2008, 10:00 PM
No, he's referring to the new one. I have no idea what is being referred, but now I'm quite curious.

edit: it's a handle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvPzilcM5zI (21 seconds in, the guy lifts it up and picks the whole vehicle up by it). My guess is LEGO is going to release the LAAT/c that carries it.

bigbarada
08-27-2008, 02:33 AM
I thought this was just a rerelease of the old LEGO AT-TE. Is it a completely different set?

LusiferSam
08-27-2008, 12:59 PM
I thought this was just a rerelease of the old LEGO AT-TE. Is it a completely different set?

Lego rarely just rereleases an older set. Ninety percent of the time the sets are updated in some way. Some elements are no longer made, some newer elements are used, or details are added or removed. A side by side shows that 4482 (the old one) and 7675 are clearly not the same, but are similar.

Even before JT found the video I was wondering if it might be a handle, like on the Motorized AT-AT. I was also going to ask WesleySr for photo. I'm not sure I want to hang the AT-TE from just the one beam and pin. That's an awful lot of weight on some small parts.

JediTricks
08-27-2008, 03:21 PM
There's a handle on the motorized AT-AT? I had no idea! I have the original AT-AT and didn't need an update (except for the cockpit, horribly flimsy).

Anyway, this new AT-TE is 100% different from the original. It stands taller and has a different layout inside, and is slightly shorter front-to-back.

LusiferSam
08-27-2008, 04:14 PM
There's a handle on the motorized AT-AT? I had no idea! I have the original AT-AT and didn't need an update (except for the cockpit, horribly flimsy).

Yeah. It's made from some Technic beams and angle pieces. It lays flat (mostly) when unused, so you wouldn't notice unless someone pick it up. It's very handy from when you need to move the walker or stop it from walking off an edge or into a wall. I'll post a picture tonight.

WesleySr
08-28-2008, 03:12 PM
edit: it's a handle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvPzilcM5zI (21 seconds in, the guy lifts it up and picks the whole vehicle up by it). My guess is LEGO is going to release the LAAT/c that carries it.

Thanks for the link JediTricks. That was EXACTLY what I was referring to. Also it does seem to be pretty sturdy.

JediTricks
08-30-2008, 03:54 PM
Yeah. It's made from some Technic beams and angle pieces. It lays flat (mostly) when unused, so you wouldn't notice unless someone pick it up. It's very handy from when you need to move the walker or stop it from walking off an edge or into a wall. I'll post a picture tonight.
Too cool! Now we need some sort of dropship to anchor to it.

LusiferSam
08-31-2008, 01:21 AM
Ok, this is late but I can't seems to take a picture of this handle that I like. I think this is the best. It's in my brickshelf account (http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/LusiferSam/misc/img_2621.jpg). If the photo isn't there yet, don't post anything about that. Check back later after the photo has cleared the brickshelf censors.

JediTricks
09-02-2008, 09:48 PM
Ok, that is super cool, I really really like that design!!! Thanks for posting. Funny timing, that night I was setting up part of my room for the ikea table I bought for the Hasbro BMF and had to move my original Lego AT-AT, the poor dear fell to pieces so bad because it didn't have one.

I found another view of it on brickshelf: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/lucajuventino/StarWars10178/sw-10178-17.jpg
and this gallery has it collapsed, which is what I was actually looking for:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=279581

LusiferSam
09-03-2008, 12:42 AM
I found another view of it on brickshelf: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/lucajuventino/StarWars10178/sw-10178-17.jpg
and this gallery has it collapsed, which is what I was actually looking for:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=279581

That's the shot I was trying to take. But between the flash, bad backgrounds, and just plane bad photography it wasn't happening.

I really like the one gallery with the remote control mod. That's a lot of empty room in this one. So you could do an number of mods. I've found the head to be more stable than the older version, but sides are about the same. It walks pretty good and I'm highly impressed. It does list to side a bit. I think the problem is with a worm gear slipping.

JediTricks
09-04-2008, 05:21 PM
Ha! I'm dumb, didn't even notice that was an R/C mod. :p