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Garej Glas
A purpose built car transport spacecraft.
About this creation


The Garej Glas (Blue Garage) was custom built by the shipyards on Llwyngwril X for the infamous second hand car dealer, Keith Horobin. It was possibly the ugliest but most functional spaceship which these designers ever produced. As with the Hebog Dai the canopy provided the pilot with rubbish forward visibilty.





Horobin painted the ship in the colours of his company, ACE (Ambridge Car Enterprises). It soon became known as the "Blue Garage" or "Garej Glas" in the old language of the galaxy.





The ship was basically a large box, with an engine on either side and a big tail ramp. It was built using STUFF (Studs Up Ffront).





Antique & vintage cars were often found on planets in the backward western spiral arm of the galaxy. The Garej Glas had VTOL lift engine nozzles, so that runways and spaceports would not be needed.





If the Garej Glas was flying in an area with space-pirate problems, a "Bloodhound" twin missile launcher could be mounted on top of the ship.





Normal landings were done using four, short legs. Here the Garej Glas is seen coming to collect a load of old cars from the backward moon of Bala II.





Places like Bala II were a good source of old & obsolete Classic Space vehicles. These could be taken to more advanced systems and sold to collectors. Often the vehicles had been heavily modified and repaired, which lowered their value.





This photo shows a Classic Space 886 Moon Buggy being loaded, using the Garej Glas's built in clockwork winch. This Moon Buggy was in mint condition and came complete with its instruction manual. Strangely, the instruction manual was gigantic and took up as much space in the hold of the spaceship as the Moon Buggy did!





In this photo we can see the unique structure of the Garej Glas. The loading ramp formed part of the main landing gear, supplemented by two additional struts. Landing like this would fill the hold with dust and dirt. The pilot's seat became totally retracted from the canopy, meaning all landings were done on instruments. The Garej Glas was lost in a landing accident, due to instrument failiure, whilst landing at Wheeler's Farm to collect a valuable, antique, GPS steered combine harvester.





Here we see a detailed view of the ship's cockpit. It was packed with the instruments for piloting it around the galaxy and landing it safely. There was no living accommodation, so journeys were done in a series of short hops between systems. Like the Blue Arrow, the pilot sat on the right of the ship as all civilised systems flew on the lefthand side of the space lanes and still do.





When the loading ramp's actuators failed on Tywyn VI, the Garej Glas had to opened using a giant crane. This provided the opportunity for this very unusual photo. It shows the pilot's position with the clockwork winch in front of it. The load is a typical one of 3 Classic Space buggies.



The designers on Llwyngwril X totally denied taking any inspiration from this Homeworld Interceptor. It was also said that Horobin chose the colours for the ship because he had seen this design by the 20th century spacecraft architect Chris Foss .




Comments

 I made it 
  May 8, 2014
Quoting ~ McLegofreak This is great STUFF! How did you make the background for the photos? ~ McLegofreak
Thank you! The backgrounds are all from free wallpaper sites or NASA's copyright free galleries. You need some software, such as Photoshop (which is expensive) or GIMP (which is free). Photo your MOC against a background with a strong colour contrast (I bought some bright green and bright blue sheets) to make it easier to cut out of the photo and paste onto the background. Have a look at this group for more ideas and advice: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/13655
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  May 8, 2014
This is great STUFF! How did you make the background for the photos? ~ McLegofreak
 I made it 
  October 23, 2013
Quoting Stephan N it Looks a Little bit like the cobra mkIII from c64 game ELITE
Thank you! I've tried to build a Cobra a few times, espcially when I was a kid. It would be great to be able to get all of those angles and fit all of the functions inside too. I was ELITE on the ZX Spectrum and the IBM PC.
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  October 23, 2013
it Looks a Little bit like the cobra mkIII from c64 game ELITE
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  January 25, 2013
That's what I was going to say, "Nifty!" Nice tie in with the CS buggy, too, adds that American Pickers thing to the story. Hope the ski season is a good one!
 I made it 
  August 6, 2012
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . Nifty ship! The buggy is cool too.
"Nifty": excellent word!
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  August 6, 2012
Quoting Andre Benjamin Wow, so many awesome details! The cockpit, the angled roof, the thrusters with the loading bay in the back; this baby's got it all! Excellent!
Thank you! Glad you liked the build!
 I like it 
  August 6, 2012
Nifty ship! The buggy is cool too.
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  August 6, 2012
Wow, so many awesome details! The cockpit, the angled roof, the thrusters with the loading bay in the back; this baby's got it all! Excellent!
 I made it 
  August 2, 2012
Quoting Lee Howton David, this is a really nice build! Unique and colorful as a lot of your builds are. I should try ad think out of the box more like you seem to do! Great build!
Thanks for your comments! To be honest, this turned out quite differently to what I started out to build but that's the fun I suppose.
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  August 2, 2012
David, this is a really nice build! Unique and colorful as a lot of your builds are. I should try ad think out of the box more like you seem to do! Great build!
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  August 2, 2012
Quoting Mihe Stonee your ships are awesome as unusal!!! colorjoce and shaping is extraodenary!
Many thanks for you comments! Can't wait to see your Blacktron ship.
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  August 2, 2012
your ships are awesome as unusal!!! colorjoce and shaping is extraodenary!
David Roberts
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Josh Cantrell
  August 1, 2012
This is great. I love the functionality and it looks stable enough for kids to play with (which is mandatory for me). I also love the bright color schemes. They are so much more interesting to look at than grey and black variations and they capture the spirit of the lego brand over the years. Good stuff man.
 I made it 
  August 1, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Superb. The colouration is nifty, and the functionality blew me away. I also enjoyed the write-up, topnotch all around.
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it all!
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  August 1, 2012
Superb. The colouration is nifty, and the functionality blew me away. I also enjoyed the write-up, topnotch all around.
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  August 1, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Great moc and a really funny write up as usual. STUFF :D
Thank you! I'm planning a build using the controversial Studs Every aXis technique soon...
 I made it 
  August 1, 2012
Quoting Josh Cantrell This is great. I love the functionality and it looks stable enough for kids to play with (which is mandatory for me). I also love the bright color schemes. They are so much more interesting to look at than grey and black variations and they capture the spirit of the lego brand over the years. Good stuff man.
Yep, it's a solid build. Things which look good but can't be played with annoy me too. You can swooosh it one-handed and the cars inside are well wedged and don't rattle around.
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  August 1, 2012
Great moc and a really funny write up as usual. STUFF :D
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  August 1, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith I love the triangle shape of the vents and the cockpit (I tried a similar technique on this one of mine a while back: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/309808). I was thinking you and I should try a collaborative project sometime - there's a lot of common ground in our work.
I'm not sure about a collaboration; my brain might end up in jar, like the Outer Reach Research Teams'. I've seen the photos on MOCpages!
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  August 1, 2012
I love the triangle shape of the vents and the cockpit (I tried a similar technique on this one of mine a while back: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/309808). I was thinking you and I should try a collaborative project sometime - there's a lot of common ground in our work.
 
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