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Lego SDF-1 DYRL WIP


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Two years ago, in 2015, a video of a LEGO SDF-1 on Youtube, inspired me to build my own version from scratch.

The build started in LDD (LEGO Digital Designer) which took roughly one year.

In 2016 I started to acquire all the needed parts for the build.

The build was completed in February 2017.

 

Build time: 2 years

Bricks: approx. 11.000

Length: 43.3 inches or 1.1 meters

weight: approx 33lbs or 1kg

Does it transform ?: No

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And here are pictures of the completed SDF-1.

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Thanks ! It should be feasible. What you can't see in the screenshots is that the model has been built modular. The bow for example is made out of 4 parts and so on.

You would build part for part and then connect them along the way. It's just going to be pricey tp purchase all the required parts.

Here is the link to the SDF-1 that inspired me to build my own: https://youtu.be/cI_AmjF1NQ8

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Puuuuurty cooooool!

Thank you !

And now some updates.

The MOC ("my own creation") is 150 studs long, which is 1.2 meters (1:1000 scale !).

I already blew my own limit of 5500 bricks. At this moment it consists of 5600 bricks. My rough estimate is that the completed MOC will consist of around 7000 bricks. Flat tiles make up for most of the parts.

For those who messaged me for instructions, I'll prepare proper instructions once the set is completed. Thanks for the interest !

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Thanks ! It should be feasible. What you can't see in the screenshots is that the model has been built modular. The bow for example is made out of 4 parts and so on.

You would build part for part and then connect them along the way. It's just going to be pricey tp purchase all the required parts.

Here is the link to the SDF-1 that inspired me to build my own: https://youtu.be/cI_AmjF1NQ8

That one in the video is cool but I think yours is better! So you are designing this on the computer then going to build it afterwards yes?

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Good lord, it's incredible. Are you actually planning on building it irl? What will it cost?

Thank you !

I'll give myself a few months to accumulate all the needed parts. As for the cost, I'm planning to spend some time on Bricklink to hunt down the best prices for parts. My estimate is between 700-1000$.

Holy crap!!! :o this is mighty impressive! B)) I need to buy me some Lego and build one one myself! Sadly that's probably not ever going to happen..

Thanks !

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That one in the video is cool but I think yours is better! So you are designing this on the computer then going to build it afterwards yes?

Thanks. The main reason why it motivated me to build my own version is that he used a lot of custom parts in his SDF-1. That kinda makes it impossible for anyone to rebrick his build.

Yes you are correct, I'm designing it on the computer and will build it once the digital version is completed.

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I started working on one of the ARMD vessels today. My main concern at the moment are the arms of the SDF-1.

Will they be able to carry the weight of the two ARMD vessels ?

I'm trying to keep the parts count low to avoid drooping, but I'll probably have to revisit the arms. I hope I'll be able to find some other

elements to replace the hinges.

And before you guys ask, yes I'll definitely design some stickers for the final product.

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Right on ! This looks like a fun project

Can't wait to see the results. I love Lego Digital Designer!

Thanks. LDD is great !

wow!

Thanks !

Very ambitious, and well done. Gonna be expensive and heavy if you build it with real brick, but I wish you all the best!

Thank you, I appreciate it ! Two years ago I rebricked Lego's UCS Millennium Falcon, I'd expect to spend around as much as I did back then, the MF is using some rare and unique parts though, which were/ are pretty pricey.

As for the weight, you're right, it will definitely be heavy. The side arms and main guns are detachable, that should make it a bit easier to transport around.

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After several months, I've finally completed the MOC in LDD (Lego digital designer).

9315 is the final count of bricks that were used, that includes the 2 ARMD carrier vessels and the stand (which is not in the screenshots)

Pretty close to my last estimate, which was around 7000 bricks. Each ARMD carrier consists of approx. 770 bricks, the stand weighs an additional 200+ bricks.

Nothing has changed in regards to length, it's massive at 150 studs (1.2 meters or 47.2 inches). I can't tell how much this is going to weigh, but

just for comparison, the ultimate collectors series Millennium Falcon weighs 10kg at approx 5700bricks.

I will order the necessary parts over the next couple of months, I already got around 2000 of the bricks that I need.

I was asked if I could do a TV version, and I might get to it some day. But after building this monster in real bricks I will work on an attack mode version.

I wasn't able to make this MOC transformable because I just didn't find the parts and come up with a solution that could carry the weight of certain parts of the SDF-1.

I didn't want to have things drooping, nor did I want the MOC to be flimsy and falling apart when lifted up. So I thought I'd go for sturdiness and work on a separate attack mode

later on.

I will continue to post updates. I'm thinking about selling the LDD file and later on instructions, it would help me with the acquisition of the 7000+ bricks that I still need.

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I did my best to reinforce the arms. But attaching the ARMDs would put the arms under some stress. But since this MOC is so massive, I don't think that anyone would pick it up to swoosh it around.

I've built two extra stands which would go under the ARMD vessels to help with the weight.

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NOBODY is swooshing this around! No matter how big a muscles they got! Seriously though, it looks great!!! You may be able to use metal hardware internally and A LOT of cement to weld it together! This project is going to cost some serious dough and time! - MT

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NOBODY is swooshing this around! No matter how big a muscles they got! Seriously though, it looks great!!! You may be able to use metal hardware internally and A LOT of cement to weld it together! This project is going to cost some serious dough and time! - MT

Thanks ! One of my goals was to stay pure LEGO, that means I won't get to use any metal or aluminium custom parts. I wish though LEGO had technic parts made of metal.

You're right about the cost. When I rebricked the collector's series Millennium Falcon, I've spent almost 2 grand on parts. I must have to say that it required a couple of rare elements which drove up the cost, I've spent 90$ just on the radar dish. But it was worth it.

Since I've built the MOC modular, I can construct one part at a time, it will also make it easier to transport that monster later on.

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Here is the latest update.

Let's just hope Arcadia feels the same way and gives us a 1:3000 SDF-1 re-issue..

@Brick_Sash.. great progress shots!

Thanks ! I think we've been waiting for a re-issue for the longest time. Instead we got a no-scale SDF-1 micro mini, whatever.

I'm actually curious about Bandai's SDF-1, wonder if that's ever going to be released. It looked huge, but seemed to be attack mode only.

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That looks great! The antenna kinda look big, bu toverall, that is great looking and overly "studdy" looking like soem LEGO builds can get. - MT

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