I Think I started working on this thing about a year ago
For when the files are public, the link above will work. Till then, you've just got this.
The whole thing is close to 40 studs long (from the end of the cannon's barrel to the back of the tank), and is fully functional. The turret rotates
, the main hatch opens and closes
(and leads directly to the control room
The turret/hatch assembly was particularly difficult, because I wanted the hatch to go through where the turret rotates, and most rotating lego pieces are solid circles with no hollow centers. The solution
was to use crazy SNOT to get curved arches interlinked with large pegs, and have the turret go in that way (NOTE: turning the tank upside down causes the turret to fall off).
The front armor
also lifts up
to reveal the engine block
. The engine is also removable
so that the crew can work on it. The crew is comprised of a driver (has the face mask), a gunner (standard hard-hat troop), and a Heavy machine gunner
Gamewise, this tank is the forefront of every major assault led by the Galactic Corporate Alliance, and is built by Braintrust Industries. It's facilitated to have an easy user-interface so that little training is required to operate the main cannon and most other components, however the driver must still undergo extensive training. Ladders on the side were installed so that this tank can roll into battle carrying several troops sitting on top of the tank and holding onto the sides, and the inner control room is airtight. The main gun is also modular, and interchangeable with several other weapon types. It earned the "Boar" title due to it's front spikes looking eerily like massive tusks.