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Newton III
A two-seat surface transport from the later days of Classic Space.
About this creation


Llwyngwril Space Systems was asked to design a practical, two-seat, surface transport, with almost inevitable results. The “Newton III” was named due to the vehicle’s ability function in total defiance of this basic law of physics. Another problem was the total lack of any storage space, not even a glove box.



Engineers from other design bureaux jokingly named the vehicle the “Thermo I”, due to its apparent lack of a power source for its four motors. The motors clamped each ring-wheel, with their teeth digging in and turning the wheel.

The Newton III was deployed on the remote planet of Bala IV. Much obsolete equipment was still in in use there, painted in exciting colour schemes to make it look newer. Some examples can be seen below:



Whilst much is known of the fearsome Blacktron 6876 Alienator, little is known of the vehicle from it was derived, the Classic Space T-4-2 "Friendmaker". This was a special tea-tanker, used in conjunction with a cake transporter to explore new planets and make friends with aliens by sharing a cuppa and a bun. Later, Blacktron produced their "Alienator" and used it for upsetting and alienating their friends.



Here's a re-coloured 6847 Space Dozer.



The re-painting of this 6820 Starfire was inspired by Crismo Giger's re-colouring of Classic Space and the Surma brother's brilliant cartoons.



This giant 886 Space Buggy was built as a gate-guardian, similar to the aircraft that could be seen outside aerodromes in the 20th & 21st centuries.

As many folk will be aware, I live in North Wales. We have been having a heat wave (almost 30°C) for the last fortnight. I might risk taking the hood down on my cagoule tomorrow. The heat has kept me out of my loft, where my real bricks are kept, plus I’m waiting for some slow Bricklink deliveries before I can progress with my latest spaceship. In the meantime, here’s some fun. The Newton III is another result of my experiments with applying the techniques from castle tower building to sci-fi, along with the All Terrain Rocket Bike and the Classic Space Mug. I bought enough bricks to build one wheel and then realised that I wanted to make a two-wheeled machine and so it was quicker to build in LDD. The other renders were built in and amongst my other recent MOCs and during some time away in France.

The MOCs were built in LDD and then rendered with LDD2POVray & POVray. The Classic Space stickers were sourced from Peter Howkins’ brilliant website and added in Photoshop.




Comments

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  October 2, 2013
I love your builds! They're so...classic! Wonderful, very creative.
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  September 18, 2013
Very nice ..
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  August 18, 2013
i like this alot
David Roberts
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Emerald Knight
  August 6, 2013
Fabulous & Innovative !>.....well done
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  August 5, 2013
wonderful prototypes! very imaginative and design!
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  July 25, 2013
Quoting Nick Barrett Wales without rain just isn't the same... I really enjoyed this, so much so I might make my own supersized CS model!
I'd be fascinated to see what you'd chose to build. You're a master of big cars and I think that your style of leaving the studs showing would look good on a big CS vehicle.
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  July 24, 2013
Wales without rain just isn't the same... I really enjoyed this, so much so I might make my own supersized CS model!
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  July 24, 2013
WOooW!! Stunning collection. The Newton III is purely great!!
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  July 23, 2013
Great collection of classic space goodness! Newton III rocks!
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  July 23, 2013
Woah! Those wheels are beast! Excellent!
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  July 23, 2013
Awesome.
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  July 23, 2013
Neat work David, I love the wheels.
David Roberts
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Dr. Monster
  July 22, 2013
Great design! You gotta love those wheels, and the drive system they roll through.
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  July 22, 2013
Great renderings and recoloring.
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  July 22, 2013
awesome stuff! I like the big scale of the old moon buggy!
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  July 22, 2013
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . Fantastic concept, but you've pulled it off well. Aside from one certain, emission. *Ahem*
One of these days I'll build a space buggy with a passenger's hand protection auxilliary storage compartment with hinged hatch access :)
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  July 22, 2013
Quoting Nils O. That's some cool NCS and CS stuff! I wouldn't want to build Newton III with real bricks, though. The wheels look so fragile! The Alienator looks cool in CS colours, I have a similar model in LDD, but I want to go get even closer to 1979 with this one. And I'd love to the the big scale 886 Buggy built with real bricks, one day :-))
I built one wheels in real bricks, before I chnaged my mind and decided that I wanted two, which I didn't have the bricks for. The three layer ring is quite strong and very rigid. Perhaps adding two more layers would really strengthen it up? I think that the big problem would be getting them to rotate as the Hand Of God pushes the vehcile along: too much friction where they're clamped and not enough grip on the floor.
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  July 22, 2013
Quoting matt rowntRee Another fun collection! I love how you constructed the large rings. Clever swinging cockpit as well. The fact that it doesn't have a glove box is sadly disappointing, but I'll let it slide (Let's just hope Senator doesn't blow a head gasket over it!) T-4-2 = Brilliant. And the colors on the others are absolutely perfect! Sorry about the heatwave, we here in Arizona have NO idea what that's like. Let's pray that you don't find a multicolored puddle where your Lego once was. ;)
Thank you for wonderful comments. It rained for about 2 minutes this morning: I knew I should have kept my cagoule on!
 I like it 
  July 22, 2013
Fantastic concept, but you've pulled it off well. Aside from one certain, emission. *Ahem*
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  July 22, 2013
That's some cool NCS and CS stuff! I wouldn't want to build Newton III with real bricks, though. The wheels look so fragile! The Alienator looks cool in CS colours, I have a similar model in LDD, but I want to go get even closer to 1979 with this one. And I'd love to the the big scale 886 Buggy built with real bricks, one day :-))
 I like it 
  July 22, 2013
Another fun collection! I love how you constructed the large rings. Clever swinging cockpit as well. The fact that it doesn't have a glove box is sadly disappointing, but I'll let it slide (Let's just hope Senator doesn't blow a head gasket over it!) T-4-2 = Brilliant. And the colors on the others are absolutely perfect! Sorry about the heatwave, we here in Arizona have NO idea what that's like. Let's pray that you don't find a multicolored puddle where your Lego once was. ;)
 
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