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Classic Space Pocket Money Contest Entry
OMG! Gale built something system. Yeah yeah. This, is my entry to the Classic Space Pocket Money Contest.
About this creation
I'll not say too much here. It's a relatively small post seeing as how I didn't have too much time to take the pictures and they came out pretty gosh darn awful, but OH WELL.

Ever important linky to the contest.


So, to start her off, I'll show you the main pic again, which is the main build using all 96 pieces. (I swear, when I was building it it counted to 100 O~o If I had known it only hit 96 I'd have used those last four pieces!! XD)



This is a small rover equipped with a crane and trailer to carry all the stuff that the power mining suit the space man is wearing digs up.





The first alternative build, is a small rover which can hold the metal detector and remote thingy and a small mining robot. No, the robot doesn't get to ride in the rover. He has to walk.





And, the last alternative build. Which, is yet more robots, these being a small roving bot equipped with the metal detector to find the desired material, and a bigger mining bot to dig it up. Both of which are controlled at the hands of our spaceman via his handy dandy remote.





And here, is all the pieces. I'm not sure if tires count as separate pieces, but if they do, that puts my total at 102... Humbug.



Creator's Comments: WELP. I must say, I quite enjoyed building those. First time touching system bricks with the honest to God intention of making something in seven years, and nothing blew up! Ha! Pretty good in my humble opinion.
So, while this is a rather pitiful entry to this contest, and I will go absolutely no where with it, I don't care. I found that I actually like building with system pieces. Kind of a miracle when you consider... I mainly enjoyed building the robots though, (As evidenced by how many there were.) and I will come back to building robots/mechs/hardsuits/whatever the heck else my mind comes up with some time soon.
Thank you to David and David for hosting this contest, and for inspiring me :)







Ok, so, I thought of a joke amid building this entry, and I got enough of a kick out of it to try and build it. Tell me if you all get it.




Imperial officer (Guy on left): I hate it when your brother plays...


And yes, I felt the picture looked better in black and white. Get off it. I do wish I had had those little hand of cards pieces. They'd have made this much better.


Anyway, bye all!



Comments

 I made it 
  January 15, 2013
Quoting David Roberts A very functional build, with a nicely engineered grab arm and trailer coupling. I like that the trailer detaches and the buggy can then drive around picking up interesting things. The buggy does have quite a long wheel-base, which might affect its off-road capabilities. Perhaps and extra wheel would have been good? The mini-fig exoskeleton is very good and ideal for carrying heavy tools and sensors around, especially in gravity stronger than Earthís. 8 Both alternatives have brilliantly made robots. I like how poseable and expressive they both are. The buggy in the first alternative is neat and compact but still has storage space for tools. The remote controlled rover looks great for exploring all of those dangerous places which spacemen seem to end up in and I like the neat & simple hand-held remote control unit. 8 There are lot of working features to play with in this build. The trailer detaches and had a working tailgate too. Then thereís the grab arm and the exoskeleton too. I do think that in order to get some of the functionality that some of the robustness has been lost. Perhaps a standard trailer coupling would have been stronger? The exoskeleton is fun but also has lots of small delicate parts. The arm does look like it would withstand be twisted and turned. Last quibble (sorry this so negative!), does the Power Mining Suit fit in the trailer? 7 A very CS feel to this MOC. Itís all about exploring, collecting rocks and stuff and having adventures. CS never had Power Mining Suits type things but I think that it should have done. 8 Total score 31.
Thanks David :) Indeed the standard connection would've been stronger, but it strangely didn't look right to me, and this gave me more of the pieces I wanted to be included in it so as to work on the alternate sets. I am also unaware if the suit can fit in the trailer, though I bet it can. The thought never occurred to me, though it probably should have.
Quoting David Alexander Smith Crane Rover Design: Whilst the buggy is a simple affair, the robot claw is a perfect CS foil. 8 Piece Selection: Good job playing to your strengths, with the alternatives being a sort of droid factory play set. Works well, but a little more variety would have earned a point or two more. 7 Playability: The claw arm and mini-fig hard suit Iím sure would make this a lot of fun. 8 CS Factor: Clearly a Bionicle builderís view of CS, and an interesting CS world it is. Iíd love to see you focus on making some larger CS bots in the future. 8
Thanks David. :) I'll see about working on more of those in the future, they are quite fun! :)
 I like it 
  January 15, 2013
A very functional build, with a nicely engineered grab arm and trailer coupling. I like that the trailer detaches and the buggy can then drive around picking up interesting things. The buggy does have quite a long wheel-base, which might affect its off-road capabilities. Perhaps and extra wheel would have been good? The mini-fig exoskeleton is very good and ideal for carrying heavy tools and sensors around, especially in gravity stronger than Earthís. 8 Both alternatives have brilliantly made robots. I like how poseable and expressive they both are. The buggy in the first alternative is neat and compact but still has storage space for tools. The remote controlled rover looks great for exploring all of those dangerous places which spacemen seem to end up in and I like the neat & simple hand-held remote control unit. 8 There are lot of working features to play with in this build. The trailer detaches and had a working tailgate too. Then thereís the grab arm and the exoskeleton too. I do think that in order to get some of the functionality that some of the robustness has been lost. Perhaps a standard trailer coupling would have been stronger? The exoskeleton is fun but also has lots of small delicate parts. The arm does look like it would withstand be twisted and turned. Last quibble (sorry this so negative!), does the Power Mining Suit fit in the trailer? 7 A very CS feel to this MOC. Itís all about exploring, collecting rocks and stuff and having adventures. CS never had Power Mining Suits type things but I think that it should have done. 8 Total score 31.
 I like it 
  January 15, 2013
Crane Rover Design: Whilst the buggy is a simple affair, the robot claw is a perfect CS foil. 8 Piece Selection: Good job playing to your strengths, with the alternatives being a sort of droid factory play set. Works well, but a little more variety would have earned a point or two more. 7 Playability: The claw arm and mini-fig hard suit Iím sure would make this a lot of fun. 8 CS Factor: Clearly a Bionicle builderís view of CS, and an interesting CS world it is. Iíd love to see you focus on making some larger CS bots in the future. 8
 I made it 
  January 6, 2013
Quoting El Barto ! Cool builds!
Thanks man :)
 I made it 
  January 6, 2013
Quoting Topsy Creatori(StoveTop nomore!) Gale, these are all delightful! The robots are my favorites! :)
Thanks Topsy! The robots were my favorite too :)
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
Gale, these are all delightful! The robots are my favorites! :)
 I like it 
  January 4, 2013
Cool builds!
 I made it 
  January 1, 2013
Quoting Nils O. Wow, that's some cool Classic Space stuff, especially the robots. Great job! :-))
Thank you. Appreciate it! :)
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
Wow, that's some cool Classic Space stuff, especially the robots. Great job! :-))
 I made it 
  January 1, 2013
Quoting Halhi 141 The joint between the car and the trailer is really nice. The alternate models look great too; the parts use and techniques are excellent.
Thanks, that joint was my favorite part of that model.
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
The joint between the car and the trailer is really nice. The alternate models look great too; the parts use and techniques are excellent.
 I made it 
  January 1, 2013
Quoting L.A. Miranda Yo ho ho! Not bad, not bad! Or at least, I couldn't come up with something better! Without being mean, I don't find anything special on the vehicles (I don't mean they're bad, but simple), but the robots are sick! I love the legs of the second model. And the backpack of the main one is beautiful! Good luck in the contest! =)
Lol, yes, the vehicles are rather simple, but they aren't my specialty. I'm glad you like the robots though, and the second model was my favorite too! Thanks L.A. :)
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
Yo ho ho! Not bad, not bad! Or at least, I couldn't come up with something better! Without being mean, I don't find anything special on the vehicles (I don't mean they're bad, but simple), but the robots are sick! I love the legs of the second model. And the backpack of the main one is beautiful! Good luck in the contest! =)
 I made it 
  January 1, 2013
Quoting Coconut Fanatic I like the robots most :P I don't quite understand that joke, but I like how you built it. Good luck in the contest Gale!
Me too :P Thanks Terilis :)
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
I like the robots most :P I don't quite understand that joke, but I like how you built it. Good luck in the contest Gale!
 I made it 
  January 1, 2013
Quoting MortalSwordsman . I like this very much, especially the robot. Great entry. Be careful you might get hooked on system bricks now.
Thanks Joe :) I may have gotten hooked on them already. I do hope to do something system again sometime soon.
 I made it 
  January 1, 2013
Quoting Potu ,the half Toa Whoa, system from you, after I built too a system. Strange!
Lol, that is funny! I didn't think about that, but you're right lol.
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
I like this very much, especially the robot. Great entry. Be careful you might get hooked on system bricks now.
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
Whoa, system from you, after I built too a system. Strange!
 
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