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Ugly speeder
My first MOC. Originally created for the speeder bike contest. I lost track of the photos and now I finally got this thing up.
About this creation
This was originally created for Dali Zheng's speeder contest. Aroudn the time the contest ended, I was moving into an apartment and transferring to a new college, so this got lost in the shuffle. It's ugly, bulky, and looks like someone welded an engine to a sled and holds on for dear life, but isn't that the definition of a swoop?



I wanted to go for the feel of a racing motor cycle, so I wanted the figure to be in a prone position. Considering how fast this would be moving, you would also need some sort of restraint or wind-break in front of you, or you become a kite. I went with the former option.



Intake for the grossly over-sized engine. I kind of like it.



Exhaust/thruster, equally over-sized. Also, another view of the marker lights on top of the restraint bar. I don't know why, but the lights really felt necessary.



Without the mini-fig rider. You can see the radiator elements on top of the engine. Realistically, if I put the the thought into visibility and staying attached to the speeder bike, the heat from the radiators might just kill the rider.



Overhead view of the seat. Ignore the pistols next to the speedometer. Those were supposed to be handlebars, but I couldn't find anything that looked like handlebars when I was building this. The blaster on the side, however, is actually a blaster. A guy's got to defend himself, right?



View with mini-fig. I used an all black mini-fig because, as this is my first MOC, I don't have a sig fig. Also, I think it makes it a bit easier to imagine your mini-fig of choice as the hot-shot and/or dumb ass who actually wants to ride this thing. You can also see the sword underneath. I felt that it added a slightly more aerodynamic look to the bottom of the bike.

Let me know what you guys think. As my first MOC, I'm fully aware that this probably is pretty bad. Feel free to give criticism, but keep it constructive.



Comments

 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
Very nice! When do you plan on coming back to the world of Lego building? 5/5
 I like it 
  September 1, 2010
Not bad at all, Ed, just ugly :) Now get to the Lego store and get MOCing.
 I made it 
  January 14, 2010
Quoting xavier coney this is actually quite cool, a bit bulky, but cool.
Thanks. The bulkiness was rather unavoidable. I only recently got into legos again and my collection is rather limited and really disorganized. Couple that with a pair of handlebars hot-glued to something that belongs in a fighter jet, and it's bound to feel over-sized and unwieldy. Hopefully future creations get more streamlined, if just for cosmetic reasons.
 I like it 
  December 20, 2009
seat on a jet engine equals awesome speeder bike. great job for a first moc!
 I like it 
  December 8, 2009
this is actually quite cool, a bit bulky, but cool. can you comment on these? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/157935 http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/157943
 I like it 
  December 3, 2009
Cool,reminds me of the LHC.
 
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