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Deep Space Exploration Outpost
About this creation
The main control platform.



Descending the retractable access ladder.



Priming the generator.



G5 radioelectro telescope with angular resolution and frequency allocation.



Maglev transport to G5 platform.



Working on the G5 platform.



Platform support maintenance.



A job well done as our lone tech smiles out at the uncharted landscape.



The alternate builds:

Fixed position geological visualizer.







Mobile atomic seismic scanner. MASS is vital to planetary assessment.





An alternate telescope arrangement for safe ground conditions.





Aerial transport CG2.



An interplanetary experience should never be without a land speeder!



All 100 pieces!!



Many thanks to David and David for organizing this contest and for the invitation to participate. I always appreciate the chance to revisit long gone days and try to fix them in a particular aesthetic. I wasn't sure about building additional models but I had way too much fun in the end. The boys kept saying 'aren't you finished yet?' every time I took a new build off for photography. In fact, I got ahead of myself before the rules were sent out - double the fun!

David and David (and in case the LEGO powers that be are listening) it was really awesome you planned the contest during Christmas vacation! Nothing better than a little time off to get creative!

Good luck everyone!




Comments

 I made it 
  January 20, 2014
Quoting David Alexander Smith A base in that limited piece count is a gutsy move. I like the rag-bag feel of your colour choices. The yellow fig and black helmet, an interesting mix of make do and mend CS aesthetic. 7 Fun strange alternatives. No one else built anything like these. 6 That monorail bumps you up a point of two. 8 Trying to build a large concept set in a pocket money set limit reminds me of the economy of the designers back in the day. Feels authentic as a result. 7
Thanks for the comment and the chance to participate. It was a really great way to hang out with my sons and do some serious building.
 I made it 
  January 20, 2014
Quoting David Roberts A base is an unusual choice for a main build in this contest but great to see. In terms of functionality, it has that CS essential: a monorail! I like how what looks like the potentially hazard powerplant is located on the floor, safely away from the radar. 7 I like the aerial transport CG2. The green lattices make great booms for engines to hang off. The sunshade/pilot's roof is an nice touch. I think it would have been good if you'd built a spacecraft with the round plates to add to the variety of types of alternatives, instead of further ground bases. 7 A monorail is always fun to zoom around on: even if it's a short one! I think that black, Technic friction pins would have made better end stops. they would fall out and get lost during play. It's great that you managed to include the tools to add breakdowns and repairs to the range of stories that can be play out. It would have been even better if there was more to do, with grabs or arms or a little scooter or rover to travel on. 6 Radar bases on legs are very CS. Oh, and have I mentioned the monorail? Perhaps an enclosed cabin, open on one wall, would have increased the CS feel but there's a limit to what 100 bricks can build. 7 Total 27
Thanks David. I had a great time with this and the opportunity for a little fun is greatly appreciated.
 I like it 
  January 18, 2014
A base in that limited piece count is a gutsy move. I like the rag-bag feel of your colour choices. The yellow fig and black helmet, an interesting mix of make do and mend CS aesthetic. 7 Fun strange alternatives. No one else built anything like these. 6 That monorail bumps you up a point of two. 8 Trying to build a large concept set in a pocket money set limit reminds me of the economy of the designers back in the day. Feels authentic as a result. 7
 I like it 
  January 18, 2014
A base is an unusual choice for a main build in this contest but great to see. In terms of functionality, it has that CS essential: a monorail! I like how what looks like the potentially hazard powerplant is located on the floor, safely away from the radar. 7 I like the aerial transport CG2. The green lattices make great booms for engines to hang off. The sunshade/pilot's roof is an nice touch. I think it would have been good if you'd built a spacecraft with the round plates to add to the variety of types of alternatives, instead of further ground bases. 7 A monorail is always fun to zoom around on: even if it's a short one! I think that black, Technic friction pins would have made better end stops. they would fall out and get lost during play. It's great that you managed to include the tools to add breakdowns and repairs to the range of stories that can be play out. It would have been even better if there was more to do, with grabs or arms or a little scooter or rover to travel on. 6 Radar bases on legs are very CS. Oh, and have I mentioned the monorail? Perhaps an enclosed cabin, open on one wall, would have increased the CS feel but there's a limit to what 100 bricks can build. 7 Total 27
 I like it 
  January 14, 2014
Bold choice to build a base with <100 parts, but you pulled it off in style. Clever use of those girder pieces too, hope the kids are still enjoying playing with it all!
 I like it 
  January 12, 2014
A base with less than 100 parts? You really did OK with that challenge!
 I like it 
  January 10, 2014
Interesting, one of the few designs that isn't a vehicle. I like that! You really did your best, the whole thing looks marvellous!
 I like it 
  January 8, 2014
Quaintly classic in design, yet poping with vibrant new color! :)
 I like it 
  January 6, 2014
A proper 'base' set with play features and a coherent aesthetic from 100 pieces is an excellent achievement. The alternates work well and it's nice that the pieces will still build a ship. This deserves to do well. Good luck!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2014
Very nice builds! Excellent colors as well!
 I made it 
  January 6, 2014
Quoting TF Twitch This is quite large for a pocket money set, but it works beautifully! All of the little functions are great!
I agree - it is big! Staying within the piece limit was the most difficult part of the contest. I just had trouble making an outpost with less. Hopefully it won't hurt my chances too much.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2014
This is quite large for a pocket money set, but it works beautifully! All of the little functions are great!
 I like it 
  January 5, 2014
Looks great! I love how creative all of those different combinations of the 100 pieces are. Great job!
 I like it 
  January 4, 2014
Wow, very innovative!
 I like it 
  January 4, 2014
Very cool build, I like the backdrop. Well done!
  January 4, 2014
really good CS type functionality!
 
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