Aquanauts Explorer . Mobile underwater base in the Aquazone . 1995 . . .
The Aquazone, a theme where high tech submarines explore the (deep)seabottom,
there are the aquanauts who collect valuable crystals, gather them in orange boxes, their ships are big and have a large canopy to provide a great view on the seabottom.
But there are also the aquasharks, their ships are sleek and sharp and are used for assault rather than exploring, they are the enemy of the aquanauts...
catalog pictures found on Peeron.com (here)
As a child I loved this theme, I only have a few sets though and unfortunatly not enough to provide my sub with a claw- and magnet arm (I only have 2 very short arms, combined I could make a decent one but just one)
As you might notice I also used parts from the Diver series, those submarine parts make a perfect fit with the aquanauts' canopy.
My first idea was to make the model displayed on the round aquanaut tile (in my design you can see the tile on the fins)
(the background image was found here)
I would apologize for poor video quality but you know, it is pretty dark and woozy underwater :p
The cockpit, suited for two minifigs.
The submarine functions as a mobile base, on both sides there's a hatch that forms steps when opened,
this also explains the odd landing gear (I know it's cheap)
Notice the curved belly near the rear
Parts combination on the engines worked well I think,
this is what I like so much about LegoŽ, how old and newer pieces can go so well together
I hope you liked it.
I decided to come out of the dark corner I got in when I lost that round in the Mocolympics,
btw, the movie on this page takes you to the ruins of my last entry