Designed with grasping claws for picking up fuel rods and loading small, personal vehicles, into larger transports. Legs can be positioned for basic walking action and to be stable on most surfaces. Hatch is hinged to remove pilot.
ALTERNATIVE MODEL A
SPACE SLED, WITH RADAR TRAILER AND ROBOT SCOUTS
Features hover sled with radar dish and two robots, one small observation drone and a larger power/repair robot.
ALTERNATIVE MODEL B
MOBILE SENSOR PLATFORM.
This bipedal exoframe is designed for gathering long range telemetry data as it marches over the lunar landscape.
ALTERNATIVE MODEL C
This hover bike is designed with a forward mounted sensor rig, retractable landing gear and adjustable chair.
This was created as my entry into the Classic Space Pocket Money Challenge. Sets had to have two distinct modes, plenty of play value and be between 30-100 pieces (At exactly 80 pieces I'm well under the upper limit).
If the judges will allow, I may attempt a second design before the competition ends in January. Only one entry per person. I may attempt a better alternate mode from the parts, but this is my only entry, officially.
Well obviously I like it, otherwise I wouldn't have made it, but as with any design I could still make a few changes and substitutions. The hardest part is creating something that doesn't have military applications. Though I did have some serious head scratching on an alternate mode that was significantly different from the primary one.
Comments, suggestions and advice welcome as ever - ratings optional, spam will be deleted.
Note: Because this is a competition entry I haven't included building instructions. I may add the file later if the judges request it.
I like the plain, grey CS vehicle colour scheme, along with the trans red & yellow touches. The claws and feet look very functional. -9- I like the economical way that you’ve used the parts to get lots of interesting details. The “Swoop Bike” is a great looking alternative, with enigmatic CS sensors on the front. The scooter towing the radar looks fun, especially with accompanying, cute robots. -8- This MOC looks cool but I think where detailed designs like this fail (a bit!) is in how playable they might be in the hands of a 8 or 9 year old. The legs and arms would be a bit fiddly to move around. Having said that, you could use this MOC for so many different adventures, loading things, rescuing spacemen, exploring. With a few more parts you could add a rocket pack and go flying too! -6- No guns, an overall grey CS vehicle look, that also manages to squeeze in the black & yellow stripes and loads of play possibilities. If the parts had existed back in ’79, surely they would have made something like this! Perhaps the only thing missing are some grey tanks on the back to fuel it.
P.S. As a fellow user of LDD and rendering I love the first picture. -9-Total score-32-
Design: Great CS hard-suit. The cargo-loading theme provides a convincing aesthetic. Looks a tad unbalanced for its task, otherwise great.
Piece Selection: The pieces are highly flexible. The robots in the second build are cute and just the tip of the iceberg as to what you could build. The fourth build is a great space scooter. Would be value for money if you picked it up for real.
Playability: A dilemma here, whist flexible and full of play ideas, the reality of standing him up and moving objects could be difficult.
CS Factor: A very modern take on CS, which I think exemplifies how LEGO designers might approach the theme today. For me some of the feel of CS is missing; I think it is something to do with a mech masquerading as a CS set that does this. Still good.
Quoting Nick Barrett
Classic space brought right up to date. A lovely model, and well considered alternatives. Good luck!
Thanks for the kind words, but I have to admit I'm not 100% happy with the alternatives. If the judges don't mind I'd like to use the remaining time to play with the set and add a better second design.
Quoting Tim C
Nice work, Andros. That will be a tough one to beat.
Thanks Tim, but as it has already been pointed out, it's a neo-classic design rather than a classic design, so I may loose a few points for that.
I'm just in it because I like the theme, winning isn't important.