Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar, Day 19: Trade Federation AAT

The Armored Assault Tank (AAT), or Battle Tank, employs five laser guns and six "energy shell" launchers. Our little model appears to only have one laser gun, but I guess that's better than none, right?

An interesting tidbit from my book, Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections:

The AAT's energy shells cannot be replenished by the droid crew onboard. Instead, the shells are reloaded when the tank returns to a landing ship or battleship, where mechanical facilities take the entire inside of the "foot" off the tank from below. A loaded replacement is then installed in its place.

Who knew?

Lego Armored Assault Tank:

Episode I Armored Assault Tank:

See Wookieepedia for more information about the Armored Assault Tank.
See Bricklink for parts information for today's build.


Word Geek said...

With all respect to Bricklink, I don't think that's an AAT. I think it's much more likely to be a Separatist Shuttle:

Betty Edit said...

Yes! I saw that on earlier today, and thought it was a much better fit! I haven't yet had time to write another post, but I completely agree. The overall shape fits much better with the Separatist shuttle.

Thank you!