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Category 21: Will it float?
Team: the Maersk Blues

2013 MOCAthalon
Team: the Maersk Blues

I knew I didn't want to build anything boat-ish for this category so I really went with my own style on this. Imagine the build sitting in a sea of crystals with rocks popping out and the beacon emerging from the sea/lake/whatever.

Close ups:





5 easy steps to make your build float:

1. get a tub
2. get some balls (tape was used to close the seam, those balls keep the build afloat for a limited time only, the tape ensures the balls stay water-tight for multiple hours)



3. use 30 year old base plates



4. put your build in the water



5. enjoy yourself shooting pics and video



More than enough clearance



Yes it floats:

Flickr video link





Comments

 I like it 
  April 12, 2013
4 points. This does not employ Lego manipulation to get it floating, the build itself is flawless! ~Thoy
  April 7, 2013
Score = 4
 I like it 
  April 6, 2013
4 points
 I like it 
  April 4, 2013
Fantastic! I love the tower and the tread pieces used as bridges?
 I like it 
  April 3, 2013
Yup. 5 points!
 I like it 
  April 3, 2013
Excellent work! 5 points.
 I like it 
  April 1, 2013
5 points! ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  April 1, 2013
Stunning colour and texture as always.
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
I like the tower texture.
  March 30, 2013
Don't get me wrong Bart, you've got nothing but the utmost respect from me. I was merely stating my opinion, so no need to pay attention to me. We ARE rival teams after all. ;)
 I made it 
  March 30, 2013
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Quoting Bart De Dobbelaer They stay afloat forever ... but submerge them and they fill within a few minutes.
I smacked the planet around, submerged it, absolutely no water inside. Maybe it's because you pluged the holes on the outside leaving just enough of a gap. Don't know what else to say. Doesn't really matter all too much since the build has been posted.
I plugged both sides: outside with a plate, inside with a brick. No water came in. But after I submerged mine about half of the spheres were full of water. When I took them out of the water I could clearly see the water drip from the seam. I can't really recall which planet pieces it were but I guess there's a difference between the sets.
  March 30, 2013
Quoting Bart De Dobbelaer They stay afloat forever ... but submerge them and they fill within a few minutes.
I smacked the planet around, submerged it, absolutely no water inside. Maybe it's because you pluged the holes on the outside leaving just enough of a gap. Don't know what else to say. Doesn't really matter all too much since the build has been posted.
 I like it 
  March 30, 2013
And LEGO store employees use tape to tape up PaB cups. Bart obviously used official LEGO tape in this creation. ;)
 I made it 
  March 30, 2013
Quoting Lego Junkie The build itself is excellent! I'm a bit skeptical on the flotation devices though... Wasn't the point of this category to use Lego only tot make your entry float? I mean, true, tape is allowed in the contest, but it seems to be defeating the purpose of this category. If it was just make a MOC float using any plastic items you can find, It'd be a different story. ;)
Evan, I normally don't react to these kind of remarks but tell me: in what manner does my use of the planet pieces differ from someone using plastic cups ... oh wait, that was you ... go figure ...
 I like it 
  March 29, 2013
The build itself is excellent! I'm a bit skeptical on the flotation devices though... Wasn't the point of this category to use Lego only tot make your entry float? I mean, true, tape is allowed in the contest, but it seems to be defeating the purpose of this category. If it was just make a MOC float using any plastic items you can find, It'd be a different story. ;)
 I made it 
  March 29, 2013
Quoting MCLegoboy ! Did the planet sets not stay air tight enough without the tape? I just tested it out and there was absolutely no water on the inside. I put 2x2 bricks on the inside to plug the holes and everything was fine. Anyway, nice use of 30 year old baseplates, and insane build.
They stay afloat forever ... but submerge them and they fill within a few minutes.
 I like it 
  March 29, 2013
Did the planet sets not stay air tight enough without the tape? I just tested it out and there was absolutely no water on the inside. I put 2x2 bricks on the inside to plug the holes and everything was fine. Anyway, nice use of 30 year old baseplates, and insane build.
 
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