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Classic Space - After Hours...
Built Dec. 2012. Merry Christmas!!
About this creation
Built for the Classic Space Pocket Money Contest . See the contest page for the rules.

I decided to take quite an unconventional take on "In the spirit of CS your vehicle should not be focused on war or military themes; think exploration, mining and research." I thought: "What do those smilin' space-farers do when they're not working?" Once I came up with that "thesis statement", I got right to work!


Oh, and just as something fun, I incorporated a little design flaw into each of the 3 models. See if you can figure them out, but if you can't, the answers (or at least my answers) are at the bottom of the page. :)


First up is the main model, consisting of 93 pieces (including the fig), the "BBQ Blaster," a leisure cruiser equipped with barrels of fun!





The wings can be folded up.

















Yes, they are lasers... ...but not the lethal kind... ...THE LIGHT SHOW KIND!! *Woo hooo yeah*












The BBQ! "Eat mor chikin."






The front of the BBQ Blaster becomes a hover jet...






...




...which also becomes a mini-sub!




Model 1's piece inventory.





On to the first alternate model, consisting of 53 pieces.






Even spacemen find time for golf!





The astronaut uses an electromagnetic golf club, so he has to wear the battery on his back. He also wears heavy boots to keep him from floating off the planet's surface during swings.






Due to safety concerns because of the extreme force exerted by the club, the user doesn't swing the club, the club swings itself!






If moon dust accumulates on your golf ball, use the automated golf ball cleaner.












Every golfer needs a caddy.






The caddy doesn't actually carry the golf club, he just keeps score.














Model 2's piece inventory.



On to the last model, consisting of 51 pieces.





When they're not working, they're building! Isn't that right, Kelso?






These last few pics are of the bigger ship. My camera was having a VERY hard time focusing on the smaller one. Sorry. :(


















Model 3's piece inventory.




Design Flaws -

Model 1 - It must be pretty hard to eat a BBQ drumstick in the vacuum of space, right?... ...right?

Model 2 - The boots happen to be magnetic, and the golf club is electromagnetic. Well, the upside is that the astronaut usually lands right around where the golf ball did. That's a plus!

Model 3 - Bricklink will steal a lot of money from you. Isn't that right, Kelso? :P





Thanks for viewing! Feel free to comment! :)





Comments

 I like it 
  March 18, 2013
I love it. Excellent techniques and great designs for the main model and the alts. The disco laser and the golf-EM design flaws are hilarious.
 I made it 
  January 15, 2013
Quoting David Roberts Big engines and loads of sensors (great CS!), plus a box for stashing supplies. Unfortunately the cockpit lacks a seat (!), so perhaps this just a short-range machine? A wonderfully originally shaped machine nonetheless. 9 Two very interesting and different alternative builds to be found here. I like the robot in the first one and the golf ball cleaner is genius. A brave move to build micro-scale ships in this contest but I think that they work well in terms of their look. Unfortunately they’re not very playable, which is an important thing for me in this contest, and so I’m docking a point here. 7 There are so any play options here, with all of the various detaching bits and BBQ storage device. This is also the downfall of this MOC in this section, as I think that the construction is too flimsy to be swooshed and played with by kids. 6 If all of the small hinges and other parts had been around in 1979, would Lego have made something as strangely shaped as this: I hope so! I like how you’ve managed to include the black & yellow stripes in this tiny build, plus a trans-yellow windscreen. I just wish that build was a bit more solid! 8 Total score 30.
This contest was a great idea! It's always nice to enter a contest where "big" doesn't mean "win." Thanks David!
 I made it 
  January 15, 2013
Quoting David Alexander Smith Design: What do spacemen do all day, well you answered the question - they have an awful lot fun. A quirky original build that doesn’t so much fit the utility theme as compliment it. 8.5 Piece Selection: All the alternatives are fun and show a continuation of your theme. I love the golf most, because of its lunar landing reference. 8.5 Playability: The detachable elements are a lot of fun, and working these right down to the sub is cool. Not sure how easy it would be to play with in stability terms. 8 CS Factor: A great twist, which adds some humour to the CS outlook. I love it and want a large-scale leisure complex – beachside, cocktail, CS!!! 8.5
Thanks for hosting this fabulous contest David! I had a blast participating in it! Maybe this should become an annual thing? (:D Thanks again!
 I like it 
  January 15, 2013
Big engines and loads of sensors (great CS!), plus a box for stashing supplies. Unfortunately the cockpit lacks a seat (!), so perhaps this just a short-range machine? A wonderfully originally shaped machine nonetheless. 9 Two very interesting and different alternative builds to be found here. I like the robot in the first one and the golf ball cleaner is genius. A brave move to build micro-scale ships in this contest but I think that they work well in terms of their look. Unfortunately they’re not very playable, which is an important thing for me in this contest, and so I’m docking a point here. 7 There are so any play options here, with all of the various detaching bits and BBQ storage device. This is also the downfall of this MOC in this section, as I think that the construction is too flimsy to be swooshed and played with by kids. 6 If all of the small hinges and other parts had been around in 1979, would Lego have made something as strangely shaped as this: I hope so! I like how you’ve managed to include the black & yellow stripes in this tiny build, plus a trans-yellow windscreen. I just wish that build was a bit more solid! 8 Total score 30.
 I like it 
  January 15, 2013
Design: What do spacemen do all day, well you answered the question - they have an awful lot fun. A quirky original build that doesn’t so much fit the utility theme as compliment it. 8.5 Piece Selection: All the alternatives are fun and show a continuation of your theme. I love the golf most, because of its lunar landing reference. 8.5 Playability: The detachable elements are a lot of fun, and working these right down to the sub is cool. Not sure how easy it would be to play with in stability terms. 8 CS Factor: A great twist, which adds some humour to the CS outlook. I love it and want a large-scale leisure complex – beachside, cocktail, CS!!! 8.5
 I like it 
  January 11, 2013
Great original entry, the golfing alternative really made me chuckle :)
 I like it 
  December 31, 2012
Great funny little build! The first model is very inspirational! Awesome work but I do feel that the alternate models need just a tad bit more work, but that's my two cents worth. Again, nice work!
 I like it 
  December 30, 2012
There's really original ideas here, which made this a very strong entry ! I also love the humour in the captions and the nice quality of the pics, great job !
 I like it 
  December 27, 2012
Nifty!
 I like it 
  December 27, 2012
Nice work with the golf design
 I like it 
  December 27, 2012
That's cool stuff, man, quite unusual but really cool! There are some great functions, especially on the main model. The alternatives are very clever, too. Even without getting the "Classic Space feeling" it's still a cool Neo CS creation. Great job! :-)) And good luck with the "Davids" in the contest...
 I made it 
  December 25, 2012
Quoting JWG 258 Its a cool creation full of interesting building techniques. 5 of 5 even though it doesn't look anything like classic space.
Remember, it doesn't look like anything you've seen before because it's newly discovered "after-hours footage." :)
 I like it 
  December 25, 2012
Its a cool creation full of interesting building techniques. 5 of 5 even though it doesn't look anything like classic space.
 I like it 
  December 25, 2012
Very nice builds! Some really cool techniques in the ships and the mech.
 I like it 
  December 25, 2012
Brilliant as usual! Fantastic work all around, Elliot!
 I like it 
  December 25, 2012
Your caddy is lovely .... Overall nice creations :)
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
Oh... I just thought of something... as Figment would say... IMAGINATION! :)
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
Hee, hee... most imaginative! :)
 
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