It's not a pod-racer, but it's got a pod and you could probably race it.
About this creation
Please allow me to apologize for the quality of these pictures - I don't know what was rushing me to get such terrible pictures out, but it must've been dangerous. I promise to get better pics up ASAP - hopefully within the year, if it's still in reasonably complete condition.
Now, this is a 6 year old project. According to my [very] brief notes, I owe credit to NATHAN WELLS for inspiration. So if you're out there.... thank you very much, I hope I didn't cramp your style too much. Also, this is based on some sort of pod-based spacecraft initiative. It is also very blue.
above, see the profile of this little beast. I like to think I was improving my skills before I so graciously disappeared and went off to become a big-shot architect.
above, the thrusters arranged at a tilt still make me geek out. I was so proud. I think there's a passing resemblance and similar techniques to the Imperium Infantry Fighting Vehicle I was designing at the time... which is still, I'm pleased to say, a work in "progress."
Quoting Matt Hanson
Very intresting design. The thrusters are cool but are a little anti-climactic...for a racer. Other than that, not bad! What is that round, trans blue piece in the front?
It came from the blue x-pod set from 2004 or so: http://www.amazon.com/Lego-Cool-Creatures-Aqua-Pod/dp/B000A8LOSO
the racer thing was more of a backhanded comment on the supposed speed of this thing, as well as a pun on podracers... I imagine this to be quite slow and lopsided, maybe like a hovering beast of burden or a van.