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Mars Science Laboratory
The Mars Science Laboratory rover, to be launched in 2011. The only creation of mine up here from the last 3 years.
About this creation
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, which will cruise around Mars in 2012 if all goes well. Getting the scale right (particularly with the wheel system), getting the rocker-bogie to work well, and the RTG in the back were definitely the trickiest parts of this. Granted, rocker-bogies are always hard to balance with Legos, but this was no exception.

More info about MSL at the always-plentiful Wikipedia.

Front view

Mast camera assembly down and arm in stowed position

working rocker-bogie suspension

UHF antenna and RTG


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  January 28, 2011
Please contact me regarding an MSL model for demonstrations and display. Richard Dierking, Solar System Ambassador,
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  May 25, 2010
yours looks really good, i can't wait until they actually launch it- keep up the good work
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  March 31, 2009
Nice! Looks just like it! It is the first one I've seen. I should make one. AnywAys, awesome job! 5/5 ~Kenneth
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