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Lego States Army - Hardware Lineup

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Lego States Army - Hardware Lineup

Post by GreenLead on Thu 16 Jun 2011, 7:39 am


LS Army Hardware Lineup - March 2011 by GreenLead, on Flickr

A CAD rendering of the current range of Vehicles and Equipment used by the fictitious Lego States Army of Alpha Company fame. Most of these models were originally built (with physical LEGO) by other FOLs from the US and Europe, who emailed me step-by-step photos so that I could recreate them in LDraw.

Listed below are the designations of each item (left to right), as well as FOLs who built the originals.

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M6 Crusader Heavy Armored Truck by Ralph Savelsberg
A HEMTT-style truck primarily used for battlefield logistics, but other interchangeable payload modules are planned, including those used in the MIM-104 Patriot SAM system.

Non-Line-Of-Sight Launch System by Robin Chang
Based on the real-life NLOS-LS proposed for the US Army and affectionately dubbed "death in a box" by some AC Forum members, this is a unattended SSM launch pallet. Give it a launch order with target information and attack profile, it does the rest. Troops can easily pop open the side panel and replace spent missile pods.

M3 Panther Fast Assault Jeep by Aleksander Engvoll
Essentially a futuristic humvee, but don't let the spartan armour and exposed top fool you. As the name suggests, importance was placed on speed and agility, making for a hard-to-hit weapons platform. Can be mounted with a wide range of weapons to support dismounted infantry.

M5 Gremlin MULE by Robin Chang
A fully-autonomous battlefield resupply robot armed with a .50 cal. HMG and TOW AT missiles for convoy protection duties. Can carry up to one metric ton of infantry ammunition and supplies.

Front Row

U62 Eveningstar MAV by Chandler Parker
Inspired by the Honeywell XM156 proposed for the cancelled US Army FCS program. Micro reconnaissance drone able to hover over high-risk areas for extended duration.

U9 Badger SUGV by Chandler Parker
Inspired by iRobot XM1216 SUGVs. Ground drones with a rudimentary AI that allows it to search for IEDs and booby traps on the battlefield, as well as infiltrating buildings to check for hostile before infantry enters. All models have developed child-like personalities due to unexplainable circumstances.

M4 Cobra Hoverbike by Chandler Parker
Hovering scout motorbike. The scout infantryman's assault rifle can be mounted on the side and remotely-fired for self-defense.

U57 Buzzard MAV by Chandler Parker
Inspired by the USMC Dragon Eye drones. Hand-launched and electric duct fan powered micro reconnaissance drone.

For those of you interested, I have available building Instructions for all the models shown, published as PDFs. They are free to download.

C&C welcome legohappy

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Re: Lego States Army - Hardware Lineup

Post by GreenLead on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 3:12 am

Not sure if bumping is permitted... here goes legowink

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Re: Lego States Army - Hardware Lineup

Post by mattman on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 5:49 am

Re bumping... i don't think officially frowned upon but keep in mind these forums tend to be alot slower than many others, it can be a couple of days before you get a response legohappy

It's sometimes hard when you make something really good and don't get the immediate feedback you are craving - but it is also nice in the sense that your posts don't fall off the front page after half an hour either legohappy

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Post by marvinblue on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 1:21 pm

Hi GreenLead. Interesting topic and MOC's. I've seen some docos on futuristic robots / drones on the battlefield, but I haven't heard of this lot.

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Post by Baskin on Sun 19 Jun 2011, 5:28 am

wow those are rad :D

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Re: Lego States Army - Hardware Lineup

Post by peterab on Wed 22 Jun 2011, 12:18 pm

GreenLead wrote:Not sure if bumping is permitted... here goes legowink

Bumping just spams up your topic, and makes it harder for others to find new stuff. Please don't do it without a reason like a new addition.

mattman wrote:keep in mind these forums tend to be alot slower than many others, it can be a couple of days before you get a response legohappy

It's sometimes hard when you make something really good and don't get the immediate feedback you are craving - but it is also nice in the sense that your posts don't fall off the front page after half an hour either legohappy

These are good points, it's also a little unfair on others to bump a new topic off top spot without adding anything.

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