Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Building the Perfect Beast - the UCS AT-AT

My love of cavegod's massive UCS All Terrain Armoured Transport (AT-AT) MOC (below) is well documented, so much so that regular readers of this blog must be sick of me going on about it by now. It's hardly surprising, though - the AT-AT is perhaps my favourite ever vehicle from the Star Wars universe, and as a huge Star Wars fan and an equally huge LEGO fan I guess it was pretty much inevitable that if anyone was to build a huge and detailed version of the AT-AT then I would be all over it like a rash.

I've got to know cavegod, also known as Pete, pretty well over the past couple of years, and I've tried to persuade him to sell his AT-AT to me, but he always just laughs and says "build your own !". Thing is, having exhibited at LEGO displays with Pete a few times and seen the thing close up and personal, it'd be pointless to try to design my own. The guy has a serious knack of nailing the design of LEGO-built Star Wars vehicles time and time again - Sandcrawler, Republic Attack Shuttle and Speeder Bike to name but three - and his AT-AT is I think the best of the lot. Realistically, nothing I could build would come close - it'd just be a futile exercise.

Pete's AT-AT, NSC 2011
Anyway, to cut a long story short, at some point last year I think Pete finally got sick of me trying to buy his AT-AT and moaning about how empty my life was without one, and he offered to help me build one. I was sceptical, until that is the LDD files started to arrive in my inbox and I realised he was serious. Six files in all, covering the legs, head, neck, internal skeleton, sides and roof of the beast.

I've blogged about LDD a couple of times before (here and here). It's a piece of software that allows you to build 'virtually' with LEGO on a PC or Mac, with an almost unlimited palette of pretty much every part that LEGO have ever produced, in any colour, and in any quantity. You can see an LDD screen grab of one of Pete's AT-AT files below (click to enlarge).


The thing about LDD is that once you have a design, you can ask the software to produce a set of building instructions. Having reviewed the LDD files that Pete sent, it became clear that I basically had all the necessary blueprints to build a replica of his AT-AT.

Given the size of the thing, however, collecting together the necessary parts was obviously going to be a significant challenge. I have a relatively modest collection of loose LEGO, and cannabalising my collection of sets wasn't going to be an option for me, so it was immediately evident that I was going to have to source a hell of a lot of parts. In the old days, you could upload your LDD designs to the LEGO company and for a fee they'd send you the parts you needed to make your virtual masterpiece a reality. This service was unfortunately stopped last year, however, so another source of loose LEGO was going to be required. 

First things first, however : LDD unfortunately won't provide you with a listing of all the parts making up your digital design, but there's thankfully a third-party application called LDD Manager which apparently does the job. It was written by Eurobricks staff-member Superkalle, and what he doesn't know about LDD is probably not worth knowing; you can find out more about the software and download it here. There's another software package called "Wanted Bricks" which will, I'm told, also generate parts listings from LDD files. Please note that I've not used either of these applications myself - Pete sent me parts listings that'd he'd already generated from his LDD files - but both were applications that he recommended, so both should hopefully do the job.

Once I had parts listings for the six AT-AT LDD files, the next job was to painstakingly merge the six listings into one master spreadsheet. There's no doubt an automated way of doing this, but if there is then I don't know what it is, meaning that I had to resort to doing it by hand.... This involved some seriously tedious data entry. Anyway, it got done eventually, and for the record, the AT-AT is made up of around 6,200 parts, which gives it a bigger part count than any official set that LEGO has ever released, including Set 10179 Millennium Falcon (5,195 parts) and Set 10189 Taj Mahal (the current daddy of official sets at 5,922 parts)

Once I had the master parts listing, it was time to start collecting together the necessary parts. Luckily, I've been pretty diligent over the past few years about keeping track of my loose LEGO. I use a website called Peeron for this purpose; you tell it which parts you have, in which colour and in which quantities, and it will keep track of your stash of loose LEGO for you. Then, it's just a case of searching by part and by colour at a later date and Peeron will tell you how many parts of that colour you have (although it unfortunately won't tell you where the hell you've put them...). So for example, the AT-AT requires thirty three 2 x 3 bricks in light bluish grey. My Peeron listing (below - click to enlarge) tells me that I have 103 loose 2 x 3 bricks in medium stone (another name for light bluish grey) so I'm sorted for those parts at least....


All told, I had somewhere in the region of 2,000 of the parts I'd need for the AT-AT in my collection of loose LEGO, so it was then time to figure out where I could get hold of the remaining 4,200-odd parts. The answer to that question is Bricklink, the indispensible and inevitable destination for anyone looking for loose LEGO, and I quickly set about putting together the mother of all Bricklink Wanted Lists. Part by part you tell Bricklink what you need (see screengrabs below - click to enlarge) in what colour and in what quantity and when your wanted list is eventually complete, Bricklink will tell you which of the thousands of Bricklink sellers across the globe have the parts you're looking for. At least that's the theory; in reality, with a project this large, it's almost certain that nobody will have all the parts you need, and it'll invariably be necessary to use multiple sellers in multiple countries, piecing together the full complement of parts like a complex, expensive jigsaw puzzle. 

Building a Bricklink Wanted List (1)

Building a Bricklink Wanted List (2) 
Even with the tools available on Bricklink, the process of sourcing all the parts was time-consuming and challenging. I ended up placing orders with multiple different stores, located in countries on both sides of the Atlantic including the U.S., the Netherlands, Slovenia, Canada, Germany, the U.K. and elsewhere. The largest order was for more than 2,600 parts (from AFOL Supply in the Netherlands - cheers, guys !), and the smallest was for just 4 parts. Every store sets its own price for each individual part; some stores charge additional fees depending on the number of different parts you order from them; some stores add a specific charge for packaging; some stores pass on the PayPal fees to the buyer; postal charges obviously vary according to the size of the order and where the parts are being shipped from, and there's even the potential for import duty to be levied by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs depending on the value of the package and the country of origin. As you can imagine, it can be extremely complex to juggle all these variables in order to get all the parts you need from as few sellers as possible while minimising the total cost. I spent hours on this task, but I'm nevertheless pretty sure that I could have sourced the parts more cheaply than I did. And the total cost ? No comment - my wife might read this....

And then the packages start to arrive, from small envelopes to big, heavy boxes. The first job is to carefully check that you've received what you ordered as mistakes do happen. Sometimes wrong parts are sent, and sometimes parts are just missing. There have been issues with a fair few of my orders so far, but every single one of the sellers concerned has been quick to apologise and send out the correct parts. Once the orders have been checked and feedback has been left for the sellers, it's time to cross those newly-received parts off the master parts listing, which gradually chips away at the "parts left to source" count at the bottom of my humungous Excel spreadsheet....

Pete with his AT-AT
At time of writing, all the parts have been ordered, and most are now in hand. I'm waiting on just 54 more pieces and then my mammoth parts grab will be complete. I'll post an update when I'm finally in possession of all the parts and building is underway. Huge thanks to Pete for putting together the LDD files for me, but he did warn me in passing that they might contain some mistakes, so the build will be a whole different challenge I think...

If you're interested in building your own AT-AT and want to get hold of the LDD files, scroll up to the top and send me a message via the 'contact' link on the right side of the screen; I'll pass your details on to Pete.

STEAM 2011
               
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180 comments:

  1. I know you've already got your parts list sorted out, but in the future, if you go into LDD, and open the particular model, click on Tool Box on the top menu, and then Generate Build Guide, it will generate a building guide (usually takes several minutes, more for larger builds), it then creates a folder called Building Instructions, which should be located in the same place as your save files for projects in LDD. In that Instructions folder is an HTML file for your building instructions that you generated. Open that, and it gives you a full step by step guide to building your project, and at the very last page, a list of parts.
    I used this method for parting out a build that I'd gotten the LDD files for online.

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    1. Fantastic ! Thanks, Walden - great tip.

      I have also since discovered that Wanted Bricks and LDD Manager both allow you to upload the parts listing generated from an LDD file straight into bricklink as a Wanted List which would also have saved a ton of time. Still - live and learn, eh ?

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    2. Also curious, did you get any of your parts from S@H's Pick-a-Brick, or was it all Bricklink? If it was all Bricklink was it more a matter of price vs. directly from LEGO, or was it more about only having to deal with shopping from one location, knowing that many of the parts you would certainly need wouldn't be available through Pick-a-Brick?

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    3. I got a few parts direct from LEGO, including the LUGBULK programme which is open to members of LEGO user groups, but the vast majority came from Bricklink. This was actually more to do with the fact that LEGO's PaB selection is very narrow, and they simply don't sell the vast majority of parts that are required for the AT-AT. Bricklink prices tend to be lower on many items, which was also a factor, but it was mainly about the limited PaB selection.

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    4. Pete now (end of november 2012) provides seven LDD files for each of the seven sections of the AT-AT (legs, bottom, top, left side, right side, neck, head) and (what I thought was) a master file that consists of the assembly of the seven sections. There is also an XML file that can be used at Bricklink to generate a Wanted List.

      Being the kind of guy that I am and wanting to learn the most I could from this project, I decided to recreate the XML file from the "complete assembly" LDD file, instead of using the list that was provided. Wanted Bricks worked about fine, but I still had to correct about 30 references that Bricklink couldn't match with its database.

      Then I sourced the parts. From scratch. I got about 5000 pieces out of Bricklink (about 20 sellers) and 1200 pieces directly from LEGO (using Pick a Brick and the Replacement Parts service).

      And *then* I discovered that you really need 19L flat silver hoses for the neck when the LDD files use 16L. And worse : the "bottom" LDD file uses the new engine design, where the "complete assembly" (which I used to generate my Wanted List) still uses the old design with the now unavailable 10030 wheel parts. I think I died right there when I realized the problem. So then back to LEGO to account for the difference between the two engine designs (about 100 pieces). Fortunately, I could still go ahead with the building while waiting for the remaining parts to show up.

      Oh, and for those wondering about the cost of building this AT-AT: I'm at 1113,68 euros (buying new parts every time I could).

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    5. Hi, I would love to get a copy of the LDD files and building instructions please, if i'm not too late.
      iggiekane@yahoo.com

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  2. Wow! I'd love to see a picture of all the parts!

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    1. Since it's you, Pete, I'll get some pics of all the parts before I start building.

      And thanks again, mate !

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    2. Hi. This AT-AT is awsome. Could I have the LDD files Please. I really want one for stop motions!
      P.S: Where can you get the pieces cheap

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    3. My Email is Ashisapest@gmail.com

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    4. I've forwarded your details on to Pete, Ashley.

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    5. Thank you very much!

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  3. Anonymous1/8/12

    Excellent article! I look forward to reading more about this build!

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  4. I'm glad to see someone tackling this massive project. I have to admit I thought about it very briefly, but then I started crunching the numbers on prices and kind of got turned off. I imagine it would have been much more difficult to abandon that idea, had I seen this masterpiece in person.

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  5. Ugh, you are tempting me! I had reached out to Pete about this, and tried to estimate the cost - you were helpful there as well. It's a pretty high price tag, but TIME is probably my bigger concern. That said... I will likely come back to this post again and again... and eventually just cave.

    Our wives should create a support group.

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    1. My missus supported me all the way through building if and helped me achieve the final model.

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  6. Wow, that's certainly a huge project to take on. I just wish I had the time to do it, and the space to display it afterwards. Oh, and a wife that wouldn't divorce me if I bought 6,000 loose parts in one go.

    Really looking forward to seeing the pictures as you build it.

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  7. Anonymous3/8/12

    Most excellent article on a most excellent model.

    It makes me smile inside to know that Pete is willing to share his creation. I'm quite excited to read future article on this. Thumbs up!

    lovaquero / Rodney

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  8. It's. so. pretty.

    That is a fantastic build! After Bricklinking my UCS Falcon, might have to tackle this...

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  9. Kevin (Billfark)15/8/12

    Hi Dr. Dave - I think a few of us are undertaking this massive project at the same time. I am just waiting for my last few Bricklink orders to come in before I get started on it. I think someone on Eurobricks is also building this amazing model.

    It's probably a good idea since building this beast will likely be a challenge, even with the help that Cavegod has provided. I hope we can help each other out. I'll check in periodically for updates on your blog.

    -Kevin

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    1. Cool ! I have one small Bricklink order left to arrive and then I'm finally done... The plan is to post a couple of progress reports on Gimme LEGO during the build, and I'll certainly aim to point out any issues that I've had along the way in the hope that others can learn from my mistakes ! Good luck with yours...

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    2. I'm waiting for mistakes....... I'm sure I will have made some but you never know!

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    3. Well, so far so good....update to follow !

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  10. Anonymous4/1/13

    Hi I'm intrested it taking on this amazing project could you email me the ldd files please
    Windy2851@aol.com

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  11. Anonymous20/2/13

    AWESOME!! is it possible to buy the building instructions from you? my son LOVES star wars, and this would be the perfekt Bday gift to him:)

    PM me at "hans.brendjord@gmail.com"

    best regards Hans

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  12. Anonymous1/6/13

    Im problably late for the party, but im highly interested in building this supersized AT-AT

    andibandit@gmail.com

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    1. No problem - I'll pass your details on to the designer and ask him to get in touch.

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  13. Anonymous16/6/13

    Is it still possible to get a copy of the building instructions for this? This thing looks wicked and I'd love to build one.

    jj_lupul@hotmail.com

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    1. Sure - I'll pass your details on to the designer of the AT-AT.

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  14. I would love to attempt this with my son. This is his favorite star wars vehicle. Could you please send me a copy of the file.

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  15. Anonymous16/9/13

    I'm totally in awe of this build and anyone that can do it. It's truly brilliant.

    I would love to get a copy of the LDD files and the parts list. Please. I can dream I suppose.

    gavrlcraw@yahoo.co.uk

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    1. No problem - I've asked cavegod to get in touch with you regarding the files.

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    2. Hi I have emailed you but it bounced, is the email address correct?

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  16. Hi there,

    If you have a minute, would you mind forwarding a copy of the files to me?
    canadapilot@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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    1. I've forwarded your details on to Pete, the designer of the AT-AT. He'll be in touch.

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  17. Anonymous5/1/14

    Hello Dave,
    If it is still possible to get the instructions and parts list for this I would like to give it a go.
    I supported this on Cuusoo about 2 months ago and thought if it ever came available to build myself I would try.
    And thank you for sharing all the information here and keeping Pete's Beast alive.

    scifisource@yahoo.com

    Thanks again to Pete and Dave.

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  18. The AT-AT looks amazing. I just found out about Lego Digital Designer recently and I love it. I am currently working on the UCS Millennium Falcon but man is it hard especially since the instructions are in a pdf file and on my laptop which makes building it a pain because I have to keep going back and forth between the pdf file and Lego Digital Designer. If you add the fact that I am using a laptop without the aid of a second monitor you can understand how hard it is. Luckily I have monitor that is just lying around unused that I could use if I had a mini-display to vga adapter. I was wondering what my second creation should be and I think I have just found it. I would be very grateful if I could get the ldd file and the building instructions for this beast but I was wondering how much the ldd file and instructions would cost and where I could get the Legos to build it if I ever wanted to.

    MichaelFlournoy1@gmail.com

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    1. An LDD file for 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon already exists - there are actually three versions listed on Eurobricks (http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=41226&#entry722547). I'd suggest you check them out - might save you a lot of time and aggravation...

      Regarding the UCS AT-AT, I've forwarded your details on to Pete and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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    2. Hi Dave,

      I realized now that I am SUPER late in obtaining these instructions for this monster build. Could you send me email (jdeffigos@icloud.com) to
      Cavegod? If you could that would be great :)

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  19. Hi guys
    for this HUGE project that i started 1 year ago and im still on bricklink trying to grab all the extremely rare lego piece used in this model
    BEWARE !!!!
    now these day if you start this project be ready to spend 2500$-3500$(bricklink) depending if your in a hurry or check every day for the best deal
    You can buy the plan directly from pete via email
    This is THE best UCS EVER but it will cost you a LOT!

    Bricklink is the place to buy you LEGO ( NOT LEGOS)

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    1. Armando_crespo2003@yahoo.com
      Would love to start my own build. Any help would be appreciated.

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  20. This model is awesome!
    I am currently bricklinking a Millenium Falcon but when it is finished, this model should definately be displayed next to it. It is far superior to any of the LEGO AT-AT's.

    I would really appreciate a copy of the ldd files.
    m.kollau@home.nl

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    1. No problem - I've forwarded your details to cavegod and he'll be in touch about the files.

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  21. Hi, my friend. whether there is no instruction at you from MOC AT-At fotomagicc@yandex.ru

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    1. No worries - Cavegod will be in touch about the LDD files.

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  22. Hi. Awesome At-At .... every star wars and lego fans' dream set. Would love to get the LDD. Possible to get in touch with Pete?

    My details as follows eugliu2002@gmail.com. Thks!

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    1. Sure - your details have ben forwarded.

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  23. Anonymous25/4/14

    Hi,
    Simply insane MOC. I too would like to buy the instructions for this. Could you forward my mail to Pete?
    lennart@uhlen.dk

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    1. No problem - I've forwarded your details to Pete.

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  24. Anonymous30/4/14

    another request for the instructions here, sorry about that:

    cervoy@hotmail.com

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    1. Sure - I've forwarded your details to Pete.

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  25. Anonymous11/5/14

    I would love to get the LDD. Possible to get in touch with Pete?

    markdecker@t-online.de

    Thanks

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    1. Sure - I've forwarded your details to Pete and he'll be in touch.

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  26. Anonymous25/5/14

    Hi, I would love to build this, could help me get in touch with Pete ?

    tanyhd@hotmail.com

    Thanks

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    1. No problem - I've forwarded your details to him and he'll get in contact with you.

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  27. Hoi, i would really like to see if it isn't to expensive to build the AT-AT with the large collection of lego that i have.
    I would love to see the LLD file if it is possible.

    My contact is: wr_jacob@hotmail.com

    Thanks a lott,

    Greetings Wil

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    1. No problem, Wil - I've passed your details on to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch with you direct.

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  28. Thanks for this amazing write-up! I love the detail you go into on the process and build techniques. I'm interested in trying this out for myself. Could you put me in touch w/ Pete for the LDD files? Email is drakeadamj@gmail.com.

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    1. Hi - I forwarded your details as requested, and hopefully Pete's been in touch.

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  29. Hello Dave,

    Here is another latecomer to the already extensive list of people dying for the AT-AT LDD files. Would you be willing to pass on my details (mixing_it@hotmail.com) to Cavegod for this challenge? Thanks so much

    Kind regards

    Rob

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    1. No problem - I've forwarded your details to Cavegod and he'll be in touch.

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  30. Hi Dave,

    Very impressive! Would you be able to pass my details onto Cavegod too please?

    sampahl.sampahl@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  31. Anonymous31/7/14

    Hello Dave,
    We are all LEGO fans in the family. We would be glad to have the LDD files and/or instructions (maybe the list of the pieces we need to build it ?) It is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations !
    Here is our email: simonlego2000@gmail.com
    My children would love to build it ! Thank you !

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    1. No problem - I've forwarded your details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch regarding the LDD files and parts list.

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  32. I would love to get the LDD. Possible to get in touch with Pete?

    beyoulhan@naver.com

    Thanks

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    1. Sure - I've forwarded your details to Pete and he'll be in touch.

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  33. Oh my oh my, totally amazing. I would really appreciate if you contact the designer for me regarding the LLD files.

    email: eldingo@spray.se

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. No problem - I've forwarded your request to the designer and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  34. Anonymous27/8/14

    WOW, the best AT-AT Lego model i've ever seen!
    Is it possible to get the LDD files and the list of parts?
    I would love to build it :)

    email: thomasrieper@gmx.de

    Thank you!

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    1. I've forwarded your details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch regarding the LDD files and parts list.

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  35. Anonymous1/10/14

    Wow - could you plz send instruction/ldd files this way too? :-)
    Lego@soeborg.biz

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    1. No problem - the designer of the AT-AT will be in touch with you regarding the LDD files.

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  36. Hello! Absolutely LOVE this build...simply amazing...would love to build it for the approaching boring winter season! Parts list, LDD files would be GREATLY appreciated..... discrete333@gmail.com THANK YOU in advance!

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    1. Not a problem - I've forwarded your details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch with you about the LDD files etc..

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  37. The AT-AT is the coolest thing in the SW universe, so I would absolutely love to build it. A huge thanks in advance! :)

    danne.werner@hotmail.com

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  38. Anonymous11/12/14

    Love this! Must build! How do I get the parts list and build file? My email is rockaroundguy@yahoo.com

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    1. I've forwarded your request to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch.

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  39. Anonymous24/12/14

    Hello, this maybe the most amazing creation I have ever seen. I would love to get the instructions and part build list so that I can start trying to create one of my own. My email is cwgoodman@windstream.net

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  40. Anonymous9/2/15

    hello, i m a fan for several years now of this incredible ucs AT-AT, i am intersted to build my own, could you please send the ldd file to me please, a great thanks
    (sorry for my English i'm french)
    my email is dllansola@yahoo.fr
    and thank you another time

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    1. No problem - I've forwarded your details to Cavegod and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  41. Anonymous27/2/15

    Hi,

    I am totally in awe of this fantastic creation, and totally gutted lego never approved this project.
    Would you mind forwarding my details to the creator of this magnificent piece so I could have the pleasure in building this beast?
    my email is
    kevhorne@msn.com

    Thanks in advance,
    Best regards
    Kev

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  42. Anonymous1/3/15

    Hello, is it still possible to get a copy of the building instructions for this superb model? My email is: ale_lex@hotmail.com
    Thanks in advance!

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    1. No problem - I've forwarded your details to Cavegod and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  43. Anonymous3/3/15

    Hello can I also have a copy of LDD?
    here's my email joelbarutpineda@gmail.com

    Cheers mate!

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    1. Sure - I've forwarded your request to Cavegod and he'll be in touch about the files.

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  44. Anonymous5/3/15

    Hi, could you please pass on my info to cavegod, i'd also be interested in the LDD files - hans at hskov.com

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    1. No problem - I've forwarded your details.

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  45. Hi, I'm interested in the LDD files. My email: antal.ferenc7310@gmail.com

    Thanks

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    1. I've forwarded your details to Cavegod and he'll be in touch.

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  46. I am hoping to build this model some day. Could please forward my email address
    to cavegod for the LDD files. My email address is frank.meus@gmail.com.

    Thanks in advance

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    1. Apologies for the delay - I've forwarded your details as requested.

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    2. Hey could someone send me the designer files, much appreciated as I wanna take on this project

      Matternf14@gmail.com

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    3. I've sent your details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch about the files.

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  47. The beast is an amazing build. I voted for it on Lego Ideas. Just so cool.

    Could you please forward my email for the LDD? My email is baseace23@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!

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    1. No problem - e-mail forwarded!

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  48. I want to start building this MOC! You can send files ldd? Thanks in advance. nikegadget@gmail.com

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    1. I've forwarded your details to Cavegod who designed the AT-AT and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  49. Hey there this would be the best Dad/son project. As we both LEGO Sw fans. So Any chance u can send ldd files or forward my info.
    e.qvistorff@live.dk
    Thx in advance

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    1. Sure - contact details forwarded.

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    2. Thx alot very helpfull

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  50. Anonymous1/8/15

    It would seem it's actually not Pete's ATAT. A well known lego designer Rocko who helped shape the afol community in his day with his clever builds and wacky ways designed this back in 2009. Pete's seems to be simply a modified version of his design and that he is profiteering from someone else s intellectual property and that's not on. https://www.flickr.com/photos/rockandballs/3991644304/in/photostream/

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  51. Hello, is it possible to get a copy of the building instructions and parts list for this amazing model? My email is: battlequestgames@aol.com
    I've just finished the UCS Millennium Falcon and now need a new project :)
    Thanks for your help.

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  52. Anonymous24/9/15

    Hello project really fascinating !! I would be interested also the instructions and parts list.
    This is my mail:

    chiccadechiccus@gmail.com

    Thanks a lot
    Mirko

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  53. Anonymous12/10/15

    Hello everyone present, trying to get my hands on instructions and files on big n bad UCS AT-AT. It's a great project for me and my kids. Please direct me to builder. Thanks, gustavo.guillen1@aol.com

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    1. No problem, Gustavo - I've forwarded your details to Cavegod and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  54. I'm interested in receiving the instructions as well. My address is sokotai@gmail.com

    Thanks
    Eric

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    1. Hi Eric, I've forwarded your address to Cavegod and he'll contact you about the LDD files.

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  55. Anonymous8/11/15

    Hi Dr. Dave really enjoyed reading about the building of this great behemoth! Would love to obtain the ldd files and start building! My email is craign670@gmail.com

    Thanks
    Craig

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    1. No problem, Craig - I've forwarded your details to Cavegod and he'll be in touch.

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  56. Anonymous10/11/15

    Instructions please.
    Info@rwhobbies.com

    Thanks
    Richie

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  57. I would for site love to have these instrucional. Can they still be sent? My mail is redfox1_83@hotmail.com.

    Best regards
    Rodrigo

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    1. No problem, Rodrigo - I've forwarded your details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  58. Hi, really amazing build. I would also be grateful for the instructions for this AT-AT. Kind regards, Leon (smartavant@btinternet.com)

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    1. Hi Leon, I've forwarded your request to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch about the files.

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  59. William Hamson16/12/15

    Hi, great article! I'd absolutely love and be incredibly grateful for the instructions/part list for this AT-AT somehow. Kind regards, Will (mrwilliamhamson@icloud.com)

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    1. No problem - I've forwarded your details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch.

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  60. Hi, I would really like to have the LDD file for The UCS AT-AT for a Star Wars MOC that i am working on, and i would love to use this magnificent Minifig Scale AT-AT instead of having to make a terrible attempt at it myself...

    Thanks, Cook13Snip3aa@gmail.com :)

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    1. I've forwarded your details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  61. Anonymous20/12/15

    Hi, as the long procession above indicates, I would also like to fortunate enough to have the LDD files please. Not for myself, but for my brother who is a mad LEGO and STAR WARS fan and is turning 40 next year. I think this gift would knock his socks off!
    My email is ruben@optusnet.com.au

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    1. No problem - I've sent your details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll contact you about the files.

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  62. Anonymous23/12/15

    Hello, thats a fantastic build. Is there any chance to get the ldd files?
    Thanks in advance.
    E-Mail: mawada0211@gmail.com

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    1. Sure - the designer of the AT-AT will be in touch with you about the files.

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  63. HI,
    Would like to start this build of this wonderfull model.
    Could I please get the ldd files.
    In advance, Thanks
    peter_friche_rodler@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Peter, I've forwarded your details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  64. Hi!
    The greatest Lego project I have ever seen!
    I would love to do this project myself.
    Could you please send me the LDD files and parts list?

    I already tried to contact him on his flickr page, but than I saw your article about it, so perhaps I could get the LDD files from you.

    My mail: moritzvonstetten@googlemail.com
    Thanks in advance!
    Moritz

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    1. Hi Moritz, it wouldn't be appropriate for me to share the LDD files, but I've forwarded your details to cavegod and he'll be in touch.

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  65. Anonymous6/1/16

    Hello, thats a awesome ATAT. Is there any chance to get the ldd files from yourself or the designer?
    Thanks in advance
    E-Mail: emo.kid1997@yahoo.com

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    1. No problem - I've forwarded your details to the designer and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  66. As like everyone else, i would also love to have the LDD and build list too... This build is beyond awesome!!!!

    Email: alan.woodman@gmail.com

    Kind Regards,
    Alan.

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    1. Hi Alan, I've forwarded your details on to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch about the files.

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  67. Wow, that is absolutely amazing!!! I stumbled upon this search on Saturday and I can't stop looking at it. It's now Monday and I am wondering if you could let me know how to get hold of the LDD files for the walker. This is the perfect project for me and my nephew to build. Any info would be much appreciated.

    Thanks Dave. Email: donutdave421@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Dave, I've sent your request on to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll contact you about the LDD files.

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  68. I'd love to get the LDD file if possible, such an amazing build, love the AT-AT!

    Thanks in advance,
    Tim.
    tgregory67@gmail.com

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    1. No problem, Tim - I've forwarded your request on to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch.

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  69. Hi, I love this and it would make my inner child so happy to source and build this. I'd love to get my nieces involved as well. Could you please help me get the LDD file? Thanks so much! gregfretz@gmail.com

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    1. Sure - I've sent your request on to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch.

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  70. Anonymous13/1/16

    Any way I can get the files as well please? Thank you in advance!
    Gbforlife@comcast.net

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    1. I've asked the designer of the AT-AT to get in touch with you about the files.

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  71. Anonymous15/1/16

    Hi there,

    I would like to get the files too. AT-AT is by far my favorite Star Wars vehicle. Because there are so many of them, I decided to concentrate my money on AT-AT.

    I would love to build this one. Would it be possible to know how and where we can order all the bricks?

    Thanks,

    My address is: martin@aboire.ca

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  72. Anonymous22/1/16

    hi there,
    Amazing build. i'm quite keen on this MOC. Kindly provide further detail.
    thank you in advance.
    me email:
    edmundtlt@yahoo.com

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    1. I've forwarded your details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  73. Anonymous23/1/16

    Please send me the LDD-Files, per E-mail.

    E-mail: dennis-burgau@hotmail.de

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    1. The designer of the AT-AT will contact you about getting hold of the LDD files.

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    2. Hi, im in love with this build!!! Is it possible to get the LDD files? my mail is david_skogtvedt@hotmail.com
      Thx! ☺

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    3. I've forwarded your details and cavegod will be in touch about the files.

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  74. Hello.
    Is it still possible to get the ldd-files?
    Greets
    Oliver
    Oruether@web.de

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    1. No problem - I've forwarded your details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  75. Hello there, AT-AT is my favourite Star Wars vehicle and building this set has been my dream. I'd love to have the LDD files please.

    My email is sammyfelix (at) gmail (dot) (com)

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    1. I've forwarded your details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  76. Hi

    This is simply amazing!! Can i please have the part list and instructions?

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    1. Sure, but only if you provide some contact details! Please send me an e-mail address and I'll forward your request to the designer of the AT-AT.

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  77. Hi, this is amazing, I have the falcon UCS but I would love to get hold of the instructions and part list for this giant AT-AT if possible. thanks! stopme@xtra.co.nz

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  78. Would love to get ahold of the ldd files. Torrencek32@gmail.com

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  79. I d like to build this massive at at. I saw him in a theatre when i was ten, and i never forgot about him. Thankyou.
    Here is my mail:
    iozzi.andrea@virgilio.it

    Best regards.

    Andrea

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    1. Sure - I've forwarded your request to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll contact you about getting hold of the files you'll need to build it.

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  80. Hey very amazing i want to build this can you send me the instructions and part list ?

    Email: feistle29@gmail.com

    Thank you

    PS: die sry for my Bad englisch

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    1. No problem, Julian - I've forwarded your contact details to the designer of the AT-AT and he'll be in touch about getting hold of the LDD files and parts list.

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  81. Anonymous14/5/16

    Hi, Can i please have the part list and instructions?
    email: gajovy@op.pl
    Big thx

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  82. Hey, I'd love to build my own ATAT and I'd love to get a hold of the parts list and the instructions. Thanks so much for writing this post :)

    Email: tony.damato@yahoo.ca

    Thank you so much!!!

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  83. Anonymous15/9/16

    I really enjoy the accuracy of this Lego build And if it is no trouble, that you could send a copy of the instructions and the pieces required. thank you
    EMAIL: harprboys2003@gmail.com

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  84. Anonymous1/10/16

    Hey Id Really appreciate a copy of the instructions is they are still availble Thanks!
    ww2fbf@gmail.com

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  85. Hi my e-mail is petermou@me.com

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  86. Please send to that e-mail. Think you in advance

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  87. Hello, can you send me the LDD file to build the AT-AT if they're still available, Thanks!!!
    EMAIL: nicolasmarc@outlook.es

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  88. Jarvis30/11/16

    Awesome! I would really like a copy of the LDD file instructions for the AT-AT please! EMAIL: styronjarvis@hotmail.com

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    1. I've forwarded your request to the designer and he'll be in touch about the LDD files.

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  89. Anonymous1/12/16

    Hello!

    Is it possible to get the LDD files and part list to build this MOC?
    My email address is: mysites@freemail.hu

    Thanks: Peter

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    1. Pete has your details and will be in touch.

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  90. Anonymous29/12/16

    If anybody is interested in it, I have a fully built model, based on Cavegod's instruction, and it is for sale now!
    mysites@freemail.hu

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  91. Hey all if any one has the instructions for this build as i would love to build this AT-AT for a Moc i am building, would apretiate it.
    my email is multiplelegoboy12345@gmail.com

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  92. Hi drdavewatford please can you pass my details on to Pete, I'm keen to buy the Cavegod AT-AT instructions. flashduncan@mac.com

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    1. Hi Duncan, I've forwarded your details to Cavegod and he'll be in touch about the necessary files. Cheers, D.

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  93. Anonymous24/6/17

    Hello!

    Is it possible to get the LDD files and part list to build this MOC?
    My email address is: schichtler@t-online.de

    Thanks: Chris

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