It took a while, but #2 in the series is finally done. The ASCENSION class is an artillery mech capable of heavy direct fire or long range bombardment. I stayed with the clean heavy armored look, although I tried to add a little more detail this time. Again, this is meant to be a part of a series so some of the design cues (intake grate, heavy machine guns, etc..) are intentially similar to the radiant class.
Originally intended for use on capital ships, the heavy railgun was redesigned and modified to be mounted on a land-based vehicle. Using a discarding sabot, it fires a 20kg tungsten rod at 4km per second resulting in a kinetic energy at the muzzle of 160 megajoules. The tremendous recoil of the railgun is offset by the domed device on the back called the synthetic mass generator. This device electromagnetically generates a "virtual mass" for a few milliseconds at the moment of firing large enough to offset the recoil. The rest of the mech is EM shielded to prevent system damage from the massive electromagnetic field generated when the gun fires.
I thought I'd best give this a mention as it was the first piece I saw that inspired me to get building. I, like yourself Brian am from the old school of lego. Original space stuff from the 80's into blacktron and m-tron stuff. Had a massive break from it (20 years?) but I'm hooked again.
Anyways . Love your stuff, very aggressive, military tech. Amazing detailing and your use of bricks and clever joints is very inovative. I like... A lot
April 2, 2013
Field Marshal Kescenovitz. This beast still sets the standard after 6 years. I remember exactly where I was the first time I saw this thing. Simply one of the best Mecs I have ever seen. It's a righteous platform, and presented in perfect detail and clarity. A Timeless classic. Attack!
Of course he can deduct it! He obviously has a section 179 depreciation carryover, AND can write off the square footage, maintenance, and utilities because it's a "home" office. Oh wait! I almost forgot mileage. Did he purchase it new or used? (I have got to get out of tax-mode.) Great mech and congrats on MOTD!!!
This thing is AMAZING! I have so many questions at once! Where do you get your bricks from, how much do all those pieces for this MOC and your others cost, and how do you keep them? I want one! This is so cool!
every time i look up (lego mech) on google images, the one you just love is this mech. nothing will beat this moc. this is absolutely epic. can i please please pleeeeese buy it from you, i have $295 bucks. will you please sell. i will post my e-mail on my account page.
Just amazing that things like this are possible with legos. Like many others, I am hoping if you could at least post a parts list or even better- a How-to. The legs and feet are by far the greatest part of this mech. I love the structure and solidity of it as well. Please, please share some of your secrets to us your fans...
Ooh, this is a neat little quadruped. The use of the yellow trim seems completely controlled. It all lines up very cleanly and offsets the grey in a way that catches the eyes and redirects them to all the fun greebled details.
I like it
December 13, 2010
It couldn't be better unless it had an opening cockpit but still it could obliterate practically anything. Well armored
Technical question/observation: why would there be regular machine guns on a long-range bombardment mech? Are you one of those "everything on everything" types, or was this a want for weaponry with(/without) a bit of uncharacteristic technical inconsistency?
I like it
That LDD Guy
January 28, 2010
Pretty good, but I ought to inform you, if you and I are thinking about the same type of railgun then it won't have a recoil.
WOW! You must have really put some work into that! And what I don't get not that I'm complaining about your set is how people could get that many lego pieces of that one specific color!
Anyways, great set, keep up the good work.
hans the german is telling you that you have no life just for being a lego fan?!
i will ask him this: if being a lego fan means you have no life, then what are you doing here? i pity those who poke fun at others just for having a different interest than most others. hans, if you do try to insult me after reading this, you'd be wasting your time. your words are insignificant babbling about how cool you think you are compared to others. you have to insult others just to feel better about yourself. besides, brian is one of the best on mocpages.
Why have I not reviewed this Special K?I don't know,but this Mech is one of the coolest and well built Mech I've seen in a long while,I love the imposing form,and I really like the four legs deal.One day I'll make a Dawn Forge Mech,but that won't be for awhile.Thanks for your review,and nice Moc.Keep up the stupendous work~LL
I like it
June 17, 2008
nice colour coding, and cool design.
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That is the best MOC I have ever seen, better than your other machines. I used to think the lego guns were sweet stuff, but this totally blows them all away. I you could basically sell this in a toy shop, already made, and people would gladly pay for it. You have got real skillz, man. You should try making a lego gun next. If you don't feel like making a big one, you can just start with a pistol. i would really like to see a lego gun of yours.
First, for Joe down there, SNOT means "Studs Not On Top". Different builders have different interpretations on what exactly that means but basically it means the model is built in a way that the studs are either on the side and then usually covered in some way or by just covering the studs that are on the top using smooth topped plates. Another term that is not exactly the same thing but is used in the same manner is "studless". It took me about a month to figure out what it meant so I'm glad to be able to help out someone else. Didn't mean to step on your toes here Brian but I figured if you didn't need to answer Joe, you could spend time building more and the thought of you gifting us with more Dawn Forge makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. ~Chris.
This is AWESOME! It's really cool how big it is. I have only two things I can think of about it that aren't perfect. One: I don't really like flesh colored minifigs, but if you do, that's fine with me. Two: It's not really a problem, but I'm sure some people could argue that stickers are a piece of a part. I've created my own sci-fi thing called Exin. Could you please review something related to it?
Giant and awesome. I like four-legged mechs over the bipedal variety for some reason...more realism, maybe? I dunno...
Anyhoo, the sheer level of detail you have included here is amazing. From the thumbnails, it doesn't even look like LEGO. That's impressive.
HOLY SHEEP DIP! that is huge, excellent work. From a distance, it looks like a toy that came right out of the box, good job on the greebs as well. Just one thing got me, any machine gun above 20mm, is considered an auto cannon. oh well, this is fantastic work.
Hooooly cheese! That thing is one awesome machine. Extremely well-built and designed, plus it just looks like it'd be totally unstoppable! This thing whomps the AT-AT's butt and then some. There's no way I could find anything to fuss about on the mech, so I'll only say this: Yuck, a peach-skin minifig! :-P
Cool! That is a rather fine piece of engineering and design work if I may say so. It looks cool too, for I especially like its color scheme and its extremley well designed contours. I usually try to give at least one suggestion in my review, but really I can't think of anything save perhaps improving the...uhh...umm...okay so I can't think of anything. Extremley well done!