CubeDube Rancor and Keeper

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For the Bricks to Bothans Contest

One of my favorite Star Wars creatures has always been the Rancor, and I loved the scene where his keeper's eyes teared up after that mean Luke Skywalker crunched him under the gate.

CubeDudes are always challenging in their simplicity. It's Soooooo tempting to add too much curvy form, but then you lose the spirit of Angus!
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From the Wookiepedia

"Malakili was a Human from Corellia, creature tamer and servant of the Hutt gangster Jabba Desilijic Tiure on Tatooine. Malakili took care of Jabba's rancor. Malakili viewed the rancor as a kindhearted creature and a friend. At one point, the bloodthirsty gamblers demanded more violence. So Jabba ordered Malakili to train the rancor for battle, and had a special weapon harness built. Malakili fitted the rancor with the weapons harness and entered the dangerous "Demolition" games. Malakili forged a close bond with the creature, such that the rancor would allow Malakili to treat its wounds and eat meals with it. "

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  1. enigmabadger 54 months ago | reply

    Anyone who's ever lost a pet can relate, Rancor Keeper. Give yourself some time, then go to the shelter to give a new one a good home. This time, keep it away from dudes in black that sound like the Joker ;)

    Great build that nails both in the Cubedude style. Nice work!

  2. Kevoh 54 months ago | reply

    I'm liking the rancor teeth.

  3. Cyan Junkie 54 months ago | reply

    I agree with that,they both look well in cubedude form :)

  4. ✠ROCKETMAN✠ 54 months ago | reply

    Awesome,you made my favorite Star Wars creature and background character in one build.

  5. MacLane 54 months ago | reply

    This is a great build, but I have one sug. I would have modeled the portcullis and had it crushing the Rancor's neck with the Rancor Keeper looking on, crying. WAY funnier and more movie accurate.

  6. 2 Much Caffeine 54 months ago | reply

    Oh yes indeedy.

  7. Larry Lars 54 months ago | reply

    Oh yes, You've got my vote.

  8. ZAND3R 54 months ago | reply

    Yes yes yes. The rancor is my favorite creature as well. One of my favorite parts of KotOR was that you could fight dwarf rancors.

  9. V&A Steamworks - Guy HImber 54 months ago | reply


    A visit from the Master! Glad you like it Angus.
    I had thought about the gate idea too but the 16 x 16 stud base requirement made things a little too cramped to go that elaborate. Translating the Rancor into CubeDude scale ( and the 50/50 body proportions ) got his measurements to a head of 6 x 6 studs, a shoulder width of 16 studs - just fitting on the platform at an angle and a total height of 2 cubedudes high.. I had contemplated having him holding a Dark Luke Skywalker in his hand but I didn't want to disturb the peaceful Family portrait.

  10. Shadow Viking 54 months ago | reply

    Hahah brilliant

  11. Scruffy Mynxbane 54 months ago | reply

    cube dudes make me happy

  12. Joel.Baker 54 months ago | reply

    Fantastic entry, you've got my vote so far. I was *holds fingers close together* this close to going with this as my Vig

    Scruffy: Ditto

  13. V&A Steamworks - Guy HImber 54 months ago | reply

    I am so happy everyone is enjoying the rancor and Keeper as much as I enjoyed making him!

    He has already shot up to #5 in most faved photos ( nobody is going to knock Bioshock Big Daddy off the top! )

    Thanks again for the kudos folks!

  14. Ben Unleashed! 54 months ago | reply

    Amazing, the rancor even looks cube-dude-ish!

  15. V&A Steamworks - Guy HImber 54 months ago | reply

    Time to vote!

    ( I recommend the Rancor, of course! )

    Follow the link below:

    www.fbtb.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4646

  16. Doctor Mobius 53 months ago | reply

    Masterful! Absolutely awesome.

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