Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lepin 05038 UCS Star Wars SandCrawler Review - Part Three

Hello and welcome back to Its-Not-Lego.blogspot.com.  Today, we will continue our review of the Star Wars UCS Sandcrawler building set.  It's not the Lego 75059 version, but a knockoff version Lepin model 05038.   In our previous blog post, I put up some pictures as I was building the first 40 steps as I followed the Lepin manual.   Now we will continue the build from steps 50 and onwards.

Step 50



Here's how the Lepin Sandcrawler is progressing so far.   The base and lower side walls have been installed along with the pivot mechanism which will control the rear treads.  On step 50, I added the lower side cladding and was supposed to attach the ladder but I couldn't find the two black arms that hold it in place.   The pivot mechanism is a bit stiff but seems to work for the moment.

Here's another view before we move on.

Step 60.


We are now at step 60 of the manual.  In the previous 10 steps, all we did was put down some long tiles on the floor of the Sandcrawler.  I think this is used to mark off the areas where the droids will be located later. 

I applied the stack of bricks at the front of the Sandcrawler that will be used as the front door pillars.

 Steps 67 - 70.

The height of the front pillars was increased with more bricks, and one of the side panels has been constructed.  The yellow door opens up into the cargo area.

This is a look from the other side.

Now both side panels have been added.

Front view looking back.


On step 70, we added the support beams that connect the front pillars with the side panels.


There is also a sliding mechanism along the inside. I think this will be used for as part of an arm to pick up the droids.

This build seems to go on and on, I still have so many bricks left to attach.

Construction of the back of the Sandcrawler begins.

And here's the completed detailing.  Looks pretty cool.

Support beams installed between the back wall and the side panels.

Roller ramps added underneath each opening on the inside of the side panels.

A closer look.

A look at the technic pieces that hold the back wall in place.

Just a few more pics.

side view.

top view.


Rear view.   This brings us to step 79.

I'll stop here for now.  I'm aiming to wrap up the construction by the next blog post, I promise.

1 comment:

  1. That's a monster of a build. Not sure what to make of it. Like building a huge hallow brick.

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