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Spyrius Tactical War Wagon
A tactical land vehicle in the Spyrius theme.
About this creation
The Spyrius Tactical War Wagon was heavily utilized during the Unitron Conflict. Capable of being deployed as a temporary base, the War Wagon was ideal for exploring and inflitrating the Unitron homeworld. It consists of a heavily armed front section which can separate from the rear section. The rear section contains 4 vehicles - 2 land rovers and 2 probe fighters.

The huge wheels are ideal for exploration on the rocky Unitron homeworld. There are 2 rotating laser gun turrets - 1 on each side of the vehicle. There is also a heavy laser cannon on the top.

Close up view of the laser turrets on the side.

The laser cannon! Let the destruction begin!

Two probe fighters on the roof of the rear section.

The joint between front and rear section.

Another view of one of the manned laser turrets.

Front view. There are 3 Spyrius commanders in command of the War Wagon. They're the dudes with the mustaches... The canopy design was inspired by the M:Tron Mega Core Magnetizer. I had a hard time to get it to lign up correctly, and I required quite a few rebuilds to get it right.

This lock keeps the canopy in place.

Open canopy, revealing the 3 Commanders.

Side view.

This is where the 2 sections of the vehicle are joined together.

Separating the front section...

The front and rear section side by side.

This is the back of the front section.

The hatch can open, revealing...

...a Spyrius commander, manning the laser cannon on top! I copied the periscope design from a MOC by Dave Simmons. Hope he doesn't mind!

The solider in the periscope rotates with the cannon on top.

Front section.

Rear section, with the 2 probe fighters on top.

I'm very happy with the design for these 2 probes - they're definitely very "swishable"!

Side view, revealing the heavy caliber weapons of the probe.

To ensure stability when the rear section is deployed as a base, these legs on the sides can be lowered so that the base is firmly planted in the ground.

Both legs lowered. This raises the wheels slightly off the ground, ensuring additional stability.

Close up shot of the rear hatch. What could be inside?

Open Sesame...

I see 2 blue spotlights...

A ha! It's little planetary vehicle, ideal for snooping around the Unitron homeworld!

But wait, there's more! 2 are better than one, so I added another land snooper!

The 2 vehicles side by side!

Ghost riders...

Side view.

The 4 vehicles on display.

The base has been deployed, and a technician is preparing one of the snoopers for an undercover operation.

That sure is a big spanner...

The other vehicle, scouting the terrain.

"Better see if there are any mines around here. Cause I'd hate to step on one!"

The vehicle follows closely behind the minesweeper.
"You first buddy. I'm right behind you!"

Spyrius preparing for the invasion.

Thanks for looking!



Comments

 I like it 
  January 7, 2014
Fantastic! So full of cool playing features!
 I made it 
  January 7, 2014
Thanks for stopping by Dave! And thanks for adding the link to your site! I've been quiet on the Lego front myself, currently working on a Ice Planet moonbase project, I hope to finish it within the next month or so.
 I like it 
  January 7, 2014
Greetings, Rob W! David Simmons here, and I wanted to say how much I love this MOC. Being a Classic Space fan, I really dig the MCM-stylings! That canopy is a tricky bugger, isn't it? I was glad that I had my original instructions, so that I could start with the set design and then enhance it as I wanted. I'm very late commenting because I've been out of the Lego hobby for quite a few years now. However, my MOC's are still online, and anyone who is interested can see them here: http://www.davidglennsimmons.com/archive/index.html If anyone would like to see the MOC that inspired Rob's periscope design, that can be found here: http://www.davidglennsimmons.com/archive/MyLegoCreations/Space%20Police%20I%20-%20TSP%20-%20Turret.htm Play well, my friends! David Simmons
 I like it 
  June 7, 2012
Hi Rob, fellow Spyrius fan here. I really like what you've crafted: love the Magnetizer influence. This is truly an epic ground vehicle! I was thinking of making a Spyrius Magnetizer, but this looks way cooler. I might have to mimic some of the ideas you've used here. :) Bravo!
 I like it 
  April 11, 2012
Now this looks fun, a great take on CS - looks like it has a lot of playability! I like the main vehicle, but the probe fighters are my favourite bit, nicely done =D
 I like it 
  December 17, 2011
WOW excellent !!! It a mixte between classic space, Crimso ship with modern colors. The size is just perfect for playing with !!! I love it !!
 I made it 
  November 14, 2011
Quoting Matt Hanson Wow, you put a lot of thought into this! When I first saw the thumb-nail it reminded me of my childhood - old-school Lego! I like the use of the giant blue wind screen (I recently found mine from a long time ago and have been thinking of ways to use it), but my favorite part of the build are the stablizing arms in the back - genius! Great work all around. If you have a spare minute I'd love to get your opinion on my SORR Endeavor. It has playability like this (yours is better though!).
Thank you for the comments! Yes, I definitely try and work in that old-school feel with as much playability as possible! I remember the big space ships from the classic Space theme, and how they were always multi-functional with separate modules and additional vehicles, and I try to incorporate as much of that into my designs as possible! The canopy was very hard to work with, I had to do careful measurements to ensure it can open and close properly, and also to make sure it aligns properly with the base of the vehicle. It was quite a pain, but I like the end result.
 I like it 
  November 12, 2011
Wow, you put a lot of thought into this! When I first saw the thumb-nail it reminded me of my childhood - old-school Lego! I like the use of the giant blue wind screen (I recently found mine from a long time ago and have been thinking of ways to use it), but my favorite part of the build are the stablizing arms in the back - genius! Great work all around. If you have a spare minute I'd love to get your opinion on my SORR Endeavor. It has playability like this (yours is better though!).
 I made it 
  November 9, 2011
Thanks for all the comments, I really appreciate it!
 I like it 
  November 6, 2011
I 2nd the comment: lots of old school playability.
 I like it 
  November 6, 2011
Fantastic build! Lots of old school play features (not just relying on the flick fire in almost every modern set) and still packed with detail. Very cool build!
 I like it 
  November 6, 2011
This is fantastic! I love how the commanders are three mustached guys hahaa
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  November 5, 2011
hey, great MOC! I know I don't know anything about the 'universe' of lego this came from, but it seems anything but tactical. Most tactical things I know of are small compared to this of similar usage.
 I like it 
  November 5, 2011
Another Spyrius MOC! And it's a big one! Awesome design, scale and implementation of colors and parts. The mini-vehicles and moving sections really add to the playability.
 I like it 
  November 5, 2011
delicious as a bowl of ice cream -- go Spyrius!
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  November 5, 2011
This deserves its own TV show, Dude! Awesome!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2011
Awesome playability!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2011
Cool
 I like it 
  November 5, 2011
Wonderful as usual.
 
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