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NASA Multipurpose Walker
While development of this walker model began as a replacement to the traditional lunar rover as an observational vehicle, the walker has seen use in several roles where heavy lifting is necessary.
About this creation
2014 MocAthalon

Team Block Tease


Category: Civilian Mecha. Build us a mech and pilot for a non-military application.



Weighing just under half a ton on Earth, movement and lifting is easy. Don't be fooled by its skeletal appearance! Power output obtained from twin batteries charged during use and inactivity from twin solar panels.



NASA opted out of a fully enclosed cockpit in favor of greater visibility. After all, the primary function is observation. Science.



That said, four of these walkers in collaboration with ten astronauts and two robots constructed the permanent lunar settlement Aldrin Station with ease.



To keep weight low, no storage capacity is available on this walker. Rovers are typically paired with this walker if large amounts of cargo are to be hauled.



Four lights, eight cameras, and two heads-up displays are equipped on board.



Wave for the camera!

I had a lot of fun with this build. I wanted something futuristic yet with its practicality coming before aesthetics. And it's fun to play with, too. The arms and legs are very poseable, mostly thanks to the new ball joint pieces. Thanks to Team Block Tease (and some of my competition!) for offering your suggestions and making every detail of this build well thought out and making sense functionally. Onward to more builds!



Comments

 I like it 
  April 2, 2014
Some really good looking intricacy to this build!
 I like it 
  March 23, 2014
Sweet!
 I like it 
  March 12, 2014
There are a lot of good parts usages here. So many details that look like it would actually work.
  March 4, 2014
I initially gave it a solid three, but due a closer look on the techniques I scrape it up to a four (this time) - Score = 4
Nick Brick
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Greyson Beights
  March 3, 2014
Hi Nick, nice job with your mech. You did use some nice techniques and there are obvious signs of nice piece usage. However, like you said, you did sacrifice aesthetics for practicality. In my opinion, your colors are discombobulated and overall unity is lacking. While almost receiving a point less, your fantastic presentation was at the end the tiebreaker for me. Best of luck with the rest of the competition! Score: 4
 I made it 
  March 3, 2014
Quoting Justin Knelsen Hi again Nick, I saw your reply to my comment and even though Im not required to give this feedback I feel my comment may have been a little confusing. When I was speaking of civilian mech I was not refering to category but rather creativity, with this category and also the other ones you mentioned, I feel the more creative you are the better. And while your space mech is very well done (The reason you got a 4) You could have been a little more creative with the subject, something that has never been done before. Your entry does 100 percent apply to the category just thought I would clear that up.
Thank you for clearing up your reasoning and I apologize if I came off as rude. As I said I am pleased with my score.
  March 3, 2014
Hi again Nick, I saw your reply to my comment and even though Im not required to give this feedback I feel my comment may have been a little confusing. When I was speaking of civilian mech I was not refering to category but rather creativity, with this category and also the other ones you mentioned, I feel the more creative you are the better. And while your space mech is very well done (The reason you got a 4) You could have been a little more creative with the subject, something that has never been done before. Your entry does 100 percent apply to the category just thought I would clear that up.
 I like it 
  March 3, 2014
Great work, nice functionality!
 I like it 
  March 3, 2014
Nicely done! I'm at work on a Mech as well, so it's good to see some other ones out there in the realm. REALLY like your footprint detailing!!! Such a NICE touch!
  March 3, 2014
Neat design. The hands look cool.
 I made it 
  March 3, 2014
Thanks guys and judges! With all the work that went into this, I'm more than pleased with four 4's so far!
 I made it 
  March 3, 2014
Quoting Greyson Beights Score: 4
Thank you for your assessment Greyson.
  March 3, 2014
Score = 4
 I like it 
  March 3, 2014
Great build!
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  March 3, 2014
Score of 4. ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  March 3, 2014
Nice one...
 I like it 
  March 3, 2014
A very cool Walker, and also beautifully detailled
 I made it 
  March 3, 2014
Quoting Justin Knelsen Not immediately what I would think of in terms of a civilian mech.
If we adhere to category names and not descriptions, then I suppose you'd only want to see dog builds for The Dog Ate My Homework and beach builds for Life's a Beach. This is non-military, as the category calls for, is it not?
 I like it 
  March 3, 2014
Not immediately what I would think of in terms of a civilian mech. For that reason I feel your score was coming around a three, but the advanced techniques and NPU pushed it up. Score: 4
  March 2, 2014
Loving it! The addition of solar panels on the back is very neat as well.
 I like it 
  March 2, 2014
That was fast.
 
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