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Tesla model 99A "Spectrum Surveyor" pocket set.
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99 alternate models. Very few lame ones, guaranteed. The Spectrum surveyor is a utility aerospace vehicle that old St. Nikola would bless, had he been a LEGO builder instead of a scientist. This is the A model. After revising the production model it was determined that the revised parts alter the model enough to make it a subsequent set. Pocket money contest II features are: contains 99 parts(94 due to minifig of 6 parts counting as 1 part.) Colors: yellow, gray, with dark gray, trans bright green. Alternate models: greater than the 2 minimum, actual number to be determined.
About this creation

Back corner. Of course wheels belong on a flying model.


The sensor dish flips out. You can see that the bracket has replaced the scoop of the 0 model. It looks better and is more interoperable.


Or the whole sensor cluster comes off and becomes a sensor drone. This is slightly different from the 0 model. A closed end handle is used in place of the open end one. This modification was made so that the set would have 2 closed end handles for use on folding wing models.


The sensor drone folds to become a little SATCOM terminal.


The cockpit detaches to become a little rover.


The drone fits on the rover to make a scanner vehicle.


Look at those parts. Look at them. So many parts. 99.

Story and Methods of the Tesla faction:

The UNE spread across the galaxy, dominating all living planets they came upon. Part of that domination meant tying the residents of those worlds to their planets and to a UNE controlled supply chain. The dream of life in space and the freedom that comes with it was being extinguished planet by planet. Still, there were those with ambition. On several worlds, young dissident engineers and scientists looked to the sky for freedom. Eventually the small groups converged into larger planetary engineering clubs, then into a galaxy-wide league: Terrestrial Exit Strategy League of Astroengineers. The TESLA were thinkers, not fighters. They developed their spacecraft in secret, mostly using discarded UNE materials such as laser circuitry and silicon/graphene spaceframes. That is the origin of the yellow and gray color scheme. Present day TESLA spacecraft are painted yellow and gray as a nod to the original bare metal and UNE-yellow prototypes. The TESLA slowly faded from UNE society, closing accounts, losing ID cards, jamming face-scanners, eventually leaving UNE worlds to live in solar systems devoid of habitable planets. These are systems the UNE forbids travel to, as systems without planets don't fit the UNE's domination methods. Today the TESLA live throughout the galaxy, with settlements around UNE star systems and spies within, recruiting the best and brightest for their stealth takeover of the galaxy. The TESLA are particularly interested in radio frequency weapons and technology, with directed RF energy pulses a mainstay of most TESLA fighting craft.

Suggested Music: Daft Punk, Lazerhawk.

I'm going to need to make some alternate models to help clean up around here so that I can make some alternate models.


A bulldozer. (1)


backhoe (2)


Truck (3)


dump truck (4)


tractor with disker (5)


backhoe(6)


Moving some equipment in with the fork lift. (7) Now I can start making some alternate models.


At first it looks like a flying pickup truck. (8)


But then it lands.


Instant mini-base.


This is a fun little swing wing spacecraft. (9)


It has landing gear and a little flip out scanner.


Not only does it flip out, it rolls out.

Here is a series of tripod hopper models. They share a common chassis.

The basic hopper. (10)


Bottom of the basic hopper.


Add some accessories for a cool little micro-model. (11)


A fast tripod. (12)


A scanner or commo dish. (13)


All weather tripod. (14)

You can also flip the seat around backward. But I'm not going to rehash the same models in reverse. Thats a cheap shot.


Some stub wings. (15)


some full size wings and turbines. (16)


Sloped wings boost the cool factor by about 10% (17)

You can also put a tripod on the back of a model:


Basic rear tripod spacecraft. (18)


Add some wings and a control panel. (19)


All weather rear tripod (20)


scanner tripod (21)


A standing model. (22)


All weather stand up model with skids to land on (23)


The deluxe stand-up rear tripod model. (24)


The SATCOM dish is detachable.

You can make a tripod as part of a creation rather than its main feature:


This has a tripod in back. For good reason. (25)


It is a detachable SATCOM dish.


A slightly different model. (26)


This time the detachable part is a small base.

A winged model with a small base.

The wings fold up. (27)


The base, rover, and lifter taken apart.


A super-swooshable little folding wing sport aircraft. (28)


Back view.

Here are some wheeled vehicles:

A little jeep. (29)


Back.


Go-kart. (30)


Truck (31)


Wheeled robot. (32)


Rat Rod (33)


Electric Express (34)


A little commo site. (35)


A tripod digger. (36)


The claw. (37)


A larger claw for catching wayward robots. (38)


Once recaptured, robots can be forced into gladiatorial combat against robo-dragons. (39)


Sometimes the dragon wins.


Sometimes the robot wins.


A drone, control terminal, and satellite. (40)


Its an autonomous vehicle.(41)


It unfolds into a base.


A different drone, this time with a wheeled control vehicle. (42)


An aircraft. (43)

folded up.


Fishing from a sailboat. (44)


Cyberpunk rat rod. (45)


Weight bench. (46)


cargo hauler "pelican" (47)



The following few models use quad dishes and plates with offsets as a design feature:

An aircraft.(48)

Back.


A greenhouse and wheelbarrow.(49)


Model 50 is a Quad-segway. (50)


A little commo station and a little truck.(51)


Everyone takes a bath fully clothed in space.(52)


"The contraption" (53)


A little jet. (54)

Walking models:

A creepy little monkey. (55)


Penguin. (56)


A walking machine. (57)

The other side.


This one is a mobile all terrain radio site.(58)


It unfolds its wings.


And leaves its legs behind.

The Tesla Transformer: (59)

A walking robot with wheels and wings.


Leave the legs behind and go fly.


Or leave the canopy behind to make the legs a walking SATCOM site.


The cockpit is a hover-round. You can get one from social security and make your grandchildren pay for it.


The cockpit fits on the legs without need for the wings or canopy.


A little space hopper. (60)


All weather space hopper (61)


fully enclosed space hopper (62)


climate controlled bed. (63)


Expedition truck (64)


A tough little truck. (65)

The canopy becomes a satellite dish.


A photo stand demonstrator aircraft. (66)


odd looking spaceship no.1 (67)


Back.


A stubby little aircraft. (68)


A cool little flying set. (69)


The pneumatic T goes up the back of the air tank.


A covered variant of the above model. (70)


Front end loader. (71)




A combine in space. Farming rocks. Subsistence is futile. (72)


A walking model. (73)


It has moving wings for swooshing.


A utility walker. (74)


In the future, congressmen will be replaced by robots. They will still vote based on campaign donations, but the robotic version can be emptied every night by the vending machine attendant. INSERT BRIBE. SELECT IDEOLOGY. (75)


The game of golf is a lot more enjoyable with a scanner to help find the ball.(76)


A jet ultralight.(77)


Here is how it goes together. The pneumatic T is put into the front of a headlight brick. the back of the headlight brick is put on a lamp holder. the two lamp holders hold the wings on.


Standing up flyer (78)


A speeder is included just to show it can be done. (79)

You can put dishes in a diamond pattern for the back or bottom of a creation:


A cool little spaceship. (80)


Back quarter.


A reconfigurable spaceship/rover combo.(81)


The 3 parts.


The booster connects to the flying body, which has its own cockpit. The robot arm part makes it work, as the canopy can be positioned to cover the rover cockpit or the flyer cockpit.


A basic diamond dish pattern set. (82)


Add stub wings. (83)


A folding wing aircraft. (84)


Landed.


Yet another flying model. (85)


Rabbit ears flying model. (86)


walk behind gravel smoother. (87)


This flying model folds up its wings to bring the accessories into position to be pulled off. (88)


Landed.


This channel is broadcast in ADHD TV, which means that if you look away, the TV bot flashes bright lights, yells at you through a megaphone, and pokes you with a stick.(89)


Historical re-enactment of the first space pioneers on the orion trail. (90)


Yet another flying model. This one uses wheels for intakes. (91)





Roland the roll-bot. (92)


Walter the walking bot. (93)


Stan the scan-bot. (94)


Cooking out. (95)


A speed boat. (96)


Simple brick building.


A flying model. (97)


detachable scanner.


elephant. (98)


dinosaur (99)



Comments

 I made it 
  February 15, 2014
Quoting Benhamin Eukatah Excellent, but do you have the power?
Stan Bush seems to think so. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJMqGHofdec
 I made it 
  January 18, 2014
Quoting David Alexander Smith Taking tan into space. To me this feels like CS very much influenced by Star Wars colours. The little muti-functional scooter/rover combo is full of neat tricks. 8 The collection of what seem to be great agriculture themed space builds is quite unique. 7 I love the inter-connectivity, and all the different play options this opens up, Clever. 8 A quite strange take on CS in terms of colour and feel. Seems like a strange forgotten branch of the family making a visit. 7
It is meant to be yellow and gray. I think I could have done a better job on the photography.
 I like it 
  January 18, 2014
Taking tan into space. To me this feels like CS very much influenced by Star Wars colours. The little muti-functional scooter/rover combo is full of neat tricks. 8 The collection of what seem to be great agriculture themed space builds is quite unique. 7 I love the inter-connectivity, and all the different play options this opens up, Clever. 8 A quite strange take on CS in terms of colour and feel. Seems like a strange forgotten branch of the family making a visit. 7
 I like it 
  January 18, 2014
With its rough, greebled surfaces and grey & yellow colours, this MOC has quite a steam punk or diesel punk feel to me. I think that its look might have been improved if the wheels on the buggy were hidden somehow. It doesn't look totally integrated with the flying part of the machine to me. Against this, the canopy hooking over the buggy in flight mode is a neat and unusual idea, especially as it's not part of the buggy when it's driving around. 7 The swing-wing spacecraft is a great looking build. I like the various functioning features, especially the folding wings and the landing gear. The series of construction vehicles is absolutely super. My favourites are the backhoe (lots of play functions) and the forklift. I can imagine you sitting in front of the pile of parts, building and re-building little vehicles. So much fun from so few bricks! 10 I love how the three parts of the main build detach and recombine. Great functionality and great fun. Plus there are a couple of tools for the minifig to use, clipped onto the buggy. The potential for play and making up stories and adventures seems huge with this little set. I like the Technic pegs for clipping the modules together, however, I do wonder what stops the buggy from rotating when it's clipped in. It looks as though it's just the green canopy. This will affect the all important swooshability. 7 Detachable buggies and sensor arrays that re-combine are so CS! I think that the thought that you've put into making a not just a MOC but also a toy, for children to play with (which is what Lego is for at its heart), really shines through. 9 Total 33
 I like it 
  January 14, 2014
Absolutely crazy creative skills here, to make 99 models from the same 99 pieces! My favourites are nos. 57 & 81. Nice faction background too!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2014
Wow! That is some awesome set! 99?! That's impressive to say the least. Many good ones at that! Nice color choices and selection of parts!
 I like it 
  January 12, 2014
Your color choice and all these alternates are wonderful - some more than others, but eh! 99 models?!?
 I made it 
  January 6, 2014
Quoting Alex Sonny I didn't see all the other 96 models! Did you upload them afterwards? Anyway, these are all spectacular, some mpre than others, the diamond shaped spaceship and the weird spaceship no.1 are the best! Really outstanding levels of creativity you showed!
The alternate models were posted over a period of about 2 weeks.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2014
I didn't see all the other 96 models! Did you upload them afterwards? Anyway, these are all spectacular, some mpre than others, the diamond shaped spaceship and the weird spaceship no.1 are the best! Really outstanding levels of creativity you showed!
 I like it 
  January 2, 2014
Impressive bunch of alternative model you came up with. You must have taken some fun building again and again. Incredible!! Very funny indeed and very cool.
 I like it 
  January 2, 2014
Super awesome!
 I like it 
  December 30, 2013
Wow, that's so cool! The multi separation function is awesome for endless playtime. The tan/grey colour scheme is very creative, too. This one is definitely one of my favourites in the contest. Great job! And good luck in the contest, even if you won't need it ;-))
 I like it 
  December 27, 2013
I love the models you keep adding! Some of them are relatively far fetched though... :P
 I like it 
  December 22, 2013
The sheer variety of alternates shows what a great set this would be. Neat main model too, with plenty of playability. Good luck!
 I like it 
  December 21, 2013
Awesome! I like the way you link the past with the present with the modern yet classic space-y design!
 I like it 
  December 20, 2013
You have chosen your colors and your parts well! I'm going to have to really think about that this year! :)
 I made it 
  December 20, 2013
Quoting andros tempest There are a lot of modular vehicles in this year's comp. It's going to be a tough one to judge.
I have barely scratched the surface of what I can do with these 99 parts.
 I like it 
  December 20, 2013
There are a lot of modular vehicles in this year's comp. It's going to be a tough one to judge.
 I like it 
  December 19, 2013
Quite a versatile little model! Excellent job!
 I like it 
  December 19, 2013
Great playing features, and nice alternates :)
 I like it 
  December 19, 2013
Excellent, but do you have the power?
 I like it 
  December 19, 2013
Funtastic!
 
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