LEGO MOC Imperial Base on Daro
Solid Brix, a.k.a. David Hall, recently posted this video to his YouTube channel. The video features a time-lapse look at Hall as he assembles the monster LEGO diorama, which aims to capture the essence of Daro from Star Wars: The Bad Batch. A 100,000 piece LEGO Star Wars diorama build in only 30 days. Although the 6-minute time-lapse feels brief, it’s easy to imagine how difficult the task was for Hall. The massive diorama measures 6 feet / 1,8 meters in length and looks like it’s almost nearly as wide. It’s hard to know where to begin in describing Hall’s Bad Batch MOC as every facet of it is essentially impeccable. Dozens of trees with bark, roots, branches, and leaves abound, and the greebling on the rock faces is simply chef’s kiss. Really though, imagine the sense of satisfaction one gets from making such “realistic” geological features. Along with the natural features, Hall’s MOC also has a hidden, underground Stormtrooper lair. And not only does it contrast with the nature scene above it in a perfectly Star Wars kind of way, but it also lights up in the dark. Along with the ships that hang above the huge diorama.
Daro was a forested rocky planet situated in the Outer Rim Territories. Though data claimed that the planet contained no settlements or installations, the Galactic Empire maintained a secret military base within a mountain on Daro in the time shortly after the regime’s formation, where troopers were recruited as part of Project War-Mantle. One of the clone trooper instructors, Gregor, attempted to desert from the facility on Daro and was captured, but not before sending a distress signal to fellow clone deserter Rex, who dispatched the unit of former clone commandos known as the Bad Batch to rescue him. The Bad Batch managed to break Gregor out of imprisonment, but the leader of the unit, Hunter, failed to escape the base and was taken prisoner. Daro was a terrestrial planet in the Outer Rim Territories. It had a forested landscape dotted with roughly cylindrical mountains of varying size.
Its atmosphere was breathable to humans, and fauna included carrier butterflies. Daro’s plant life included trees, as well as grass and ferns. Although Daro was officially uninhabited, the Galactic Empire had a secret training facility located inside one of the planet’s mountains shortly after its formation. The base was highly defensible and difficult to escape, with only 2 ways in or out, only one of which was accessible on foot. The Imperial Base on Daro was a secret Galactic Empire training building hidden inside of a mountain, the base was situated around a large central ring, with turbolifts that connected to each level. It had several hangars, and its muster report included 50 Clone Imperial Commandos and 1,000 TK Troopers. Shortly after the Empire’s formation, the rogue clone commandos known as the Bad Batch entered the base to rescue Gregor, a commando who had attempted to desert from the facility.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is an American animated series created by Dave Filoni for the streaming service Disney+. It is part of the Star Wars franchise, acting as both a sequel to, and spin-off from, the series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Clone Force 99, also known as the Bad Batch, a group of elite clone troopers with genetic mutations that were first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, take on daring mercenary missions in the aftermath of the Clone Wars. The first season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch premiered on May 4, 2021, and ran for 16 episodes until August 13. A second season is set to premiere in 2022.
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