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Classic Space & Alien Conquest Mono-Wheels
A single-wheel, all-terrain moon buggy.
About this creation


A red spaceman is busy exploring a planet on a mono-wheel. His is smiling because he has just swapped a pair of bell-bottomed, tartan spacesuit trousers for a new record called "Holiday in Cambodia" on the Intergalactic Swap-Shop. He is hoping that it will be a happy song, like "Summer Holiday" by Cliff Richard.



Another mono-wheel is roaming around nearby. Its colours are not the normal grey of a Classic Space landcraft. This mono-wheel also seems to be left-hand drive, which is very strange, weird, odd, unusual, peculiar and alien!



Suddenly the alien mono-wheel revs its engine and goes flying off on a course to intercept the red spaceman. It is one of the crew from Jaws of DEATH!!! come to finish the job. If you look carefully at this photo, you can see that alien has driven through a blue, stinky space cow-pat in his hurry for revenge!



The alien fires a bolt of energy from the large Kill-o-Zap blaster mounted on the side of his mono-wheel. The red spaceman is oblivious to all of this because the biggest problem with the mono-wheel was its huge blind spot. Like a true 80s minifig, he just keeps on smiling & driving, whilst humming ABBA's "Waterloo" to himself. Will he survive? Would he be safer working for the Outer Reach Research Team? Who knows until I build another MOC in the series...



A side view of the Classic Space Mono-Wheel.



A side view of the Alien's Mono-Wheel.

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A whirly GIF of the Classic Space Mono-Wheel.

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A whirly GIF of the Alien Conquest Mono-Wheel. Note that this mono-wheel has a windscreen because aliens never wear space helmets with visors. Unfortunately, this alien's eyes bulge out on either side of the windscreen, rendering it pointless. Then again, apparently there's no air or wind in space... :)

I was inspired to build these MOCs by those big, old Technic tires again. They go so well with minifigs, like my first Monster Truck and my A.D.U. Uni-bike and always make me smile!

I've used Photoshop on the first and fourth photos to artificially increase the depth of field of my camera. The left and right sides are two different photos, stitched together. If you look at the studs on the baseplate, you'll see that their focus varies in a strange manner.



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  March 27, 2013
VROOOM!
  November 26, 2012
Great mocs. And your from wales I can trace my family back to wales my last name is snowden which is an americanized snowdon! :)
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  November 14, 2012
Quoting A M Very clever and funny story to go along with it. I love the enormity of the wheels in comparison to everything else; it adds a marvelous shot of comedy and uniqueness. Also, your comments about the continually-smiling minifigures in your Classic Space creations keep me doing the same thing. Nice work!
Thank you! I just love the comedy value of giant Technic wheels and mini-figs. Keep on smiling!
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  November 14, 2012
Very clever and funny story to go along with it. I love the enormity of the wheels in comparison to everything else; it adds a marvelous shot of comedy and uniqueness. Also, your comments about the continually-smiling minifigures in your Classic Space creations keep me doing the same thing. Nice work!
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  November 5, 2012
That's such a cool idea! And you got both styles very well, Classic Space as well as Alien Conquest style! Great job! :-))
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  November 4, 2012
Very cool! Nice greeblies and gifs.
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Lucas .
  October 23, 2012
Great to see how one simple piece can inspire someone to create something as brilliant as this! The way you've presented the entire thing is also very well done, you should consider becoming a comedian ;) Can't wait to see what happens to our little smiling red friend.
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  October 23, 2012
Quoting Lucas . Great to see how one simple piece can inspire someone to create something as brilliant as this! The way you've presented the entire thing is also very well done, you should consider becoming a comedian ;) Can't wait to see what happens to our little smiling red friend.
Thank you! I'm still rolling them across my kitchen table and giggling. (It's a fairly limited social life in the mountains of north Wales :)) I suppose that I could premiere my Classic Space Lego based stand up comedy at next year's Edinburgh fringe. It would be a lot less weird than some of the stuff which goes on there, though perhaps a bit niche!
David Roberts
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Chris Melby
  October 22, 2012
I love the mono wheels! THey remind me of Twisted Metal, an all time favorite video game. If you get a second, check out Fallout New Vegas, the "securitrons" are "mono-wheels" too. Might lead to some inspiration down the road. Z
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  October 21, 2012
Quoting Jasro 8 Very clever and original. I love these mono wheels. I figured out how to steer them. The booster or mini jet engine type thing on the passanger side can provide forward, and backward thrust. Extra forward thrust turns left, and backward thrust turns right. Right? Ps: when do we get to see the space cows littering the place :)
Sound engineering sense on the steering idea. As for Space Cows, well I've made a rod for my own back there! Sculpting animals is out of my Lego comfort zone, so it would be an interesting challenge :)
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  October 21, 2012
Very clever and original. I love these mono wheels. I figured out how to steer them. The booster or mini jet engine type thing on the passanger side can provide forward, and backward thrust. Extra forward thrust turns left, and backward thrust turns right. Right? Ps: when do we get to see the space cows littering the place :)
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  October 19, 2012
General Grievous ain't got nothin' on these guys!
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  October 19, 2012
big wheel a keep on turnin!
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  October 19, 2012
Fun, fun, fun! Perfect for skidding across the galaxy :-)
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  October 19, 2012
I really enjoy your work, and your descriptions are really interesting!, I love those Technic wheels, and you've done them justice!
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  October 19, 2012
I never tire (get it - doh) of seeing new uses for those big old technic wheels.
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  October 19, 2012
MiB anybody?
David Roberts
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White Knight
  October 18, 2012
Great stuff !>.....well done
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  October 18, 2012
Simply awesome! I love how you made them slightly different to fit the alien and the classic space figure. Some great work! -Justin
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  October 18, 2012
Awesome! I really like your design!
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  October 18, 2012
Quoting Parrington Levens hahaha, mental cool! Can you imagine how scary riding in that thing would be!
Yeah, you'd have to keep your fingers out of that giant wheel and perhaps a periscope would help to see over the blind side :)
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  October 18, 2012
hahaha, mental cool! Can you imagine how scary riding in that thing would be!
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  October 18, 2012
Quoting JWG 258 A creative idea and a polished implementation. I might build one.
Definitely do build one! You have get the bits on the side to hang like pendulums, then you can zoom them across the floor and the drivers stay upright. Versions for pirates, steam punk, Star Wars...?
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  October 18, 2012
Quoting Ludgonious . Loving the monowheels. They'd be fun to drive, and after a few space drinks, I could see myself driving in an endless circle.
Oh dear! Yes! I'm really not sure how these things would actually steer :)
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  October 18, 2012
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Awesome build! As usual, great write up. 'stinky space cowpat' lol! :)
Thank you! I didn't think that the Blu-tac would show in the photo. When it did, I had to come up with an explanation for waht it was!
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  October 18, 2012
Fun, fun, fun rides! :)
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  October 18, 2012
A creative idea and a polished implementation. I might build one.
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  October 18, 2012
Those are fun! Love those massive technic wheels from the 80's, too. I used them in my heavy raptor engines. Great continuation of the story--Wicked!
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  October 18, 2012
Loving the monowheels. They'd be fun to drive, and after a few space drinks, I could see myself driving in an endless circle.
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  October 18, 2012
really nice single Buggys ! the design is as cool as simple!
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  October 18, 2012
Brilliant. Love your left hand drive jokes :D. The combo of humour, classic space minifigs and classic technic wheels is undeniable.
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  October 18, 2012
Safer to work in the ORRT? Doubtful! But loved the joke anyhow. Great work on these. :)
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  October 18, 2012
Awesome build! As usual, great write up. 'stinky space cowpat' lol! :)
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  October 18, 2012
NICE! Mono-Wheels! good job!
 
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