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Where no CS astronaut has gone before: There was a prototype of the "Alienator" long before the Blacktron era - The Alien Planet Explorator.
About this creation
My entry to the Classic Space Pocket Money Contest 3:
The 898 Alien Planet Explorator.

BREAKING NEWS:
For a long time there have been rumours about a prototype of the famous Blacktron "Alienator" that was meant to be part of the first line of space exploration vehicles from Stardate 1979. Now a private collector who wants to remain anonymous has got his hands on the original data. And not only that, he has also found a special workshop to build a prototype. The working title of this prototype according to the data is "Alien Planet Explorator", a possible origin of the name "Alienator". These are the first exclusive photos...



The vehicle is a mobile sensor array for ground analysis. Every "foot" of the vehicle contains a lot of different sensors. With every step of the vehicle a new area of the ground is analysed.


The front part of the vehicle can be seperated from the main section and be used as a scooter. The rear section can analyse the ground autonomically. The operator returns when necessary to analyse data or for repairs.


The rear section can be entered via the opening roof. There is a main computer console for the further processing of the collected data.


With the roof closed a small sealed room with a controlled environment is created for the astronaut.


By moving the big cushion the working chair can be converted into a bunk.


Some additional photos...














Parts count, the easy way:

Ten rows with ten parts each = 100 parts.

And now for the alternative models:

Alternative 1
A small communication outpost with a little monorail










Alternative 2
A one man scout ship



There were some bricks left, so I added a flood light.

You never know when you need one ;-)).










So this is my contibution to the Classic Space pocket Money Contest 3, the Lego 898 "Alien Planet Explorator". I hope you like it as much as I do :-)).

And before I forget it: Thanks to you, David and David, for this wonderful contest! :-))




Bonus photos:
1) My "1979" model compared to the Blacktron "Alienator"

So, which one is the original? ;-))

2) My CSPMC models

CSPMC1 (left), CSPMC2 (front) and CSPMC3 (right)

3) The LDD model

Main model + 2 alternatives



Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I made it 
  April 2, 2015
Hi Nick, Mitchell, Damon, Gene, Yann, Clayton, Parrington, Jozsef, Stephan, Pico, Locutus, Marc, KW, Asad, Andy, Scott, Elk Guard, Tris, Crimso, TF, Kevin, David+David and Firas: Thanks for your feedback, I appreciate it!
 I like it 
  February 2, 2015
Very nice creation, I used to be a space guy myself when I was younger, great work, keep it up.
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  January 31, 2015
Design: It’s the alienator is CS colours, a design classic made better in my opinion. (9) Alternatives: All three builds are of a high quality. The triple dishes on the base are great. (8) Playability: The bunk and walking motion are two super features. Take a stroll, take a nap, happy spaceman. (8) Innovation: Its so CS and referential, I have to score low here on the going new places ground. (4)
Nils O.
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Kevin Yoo
  January 30, 2015
Such great models, a retro walker, monorail outpost, and spaceship- you really captured the essence of Classic Space.
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  January 30, 2015
I like the colour blocking on this model, with the space scooter in grey and the base unit being blue. The wheelbase (leg-base?) looks right for the size of the machine too. Perhaps the sides of the blue unit are a bit "slabby" but with limited parts greebles are a luxury. 7 A super pair of alternative builds, which contrast nicely with each other and the main build. I like how you used ALL of the bricks on the second alternative. Neat ship too. Great to see a base, complete with a monorail, as an alternative build. Both builds look strong and playable. 9 A strong build with good functionality. The walking mechanism is the same robust one as the official "Alienator" from 1988. I like the simple way that the space scooter attaches to the base. It's easy to use and strong and a very 1980s solution. Being able to reconfigure the inside of the blue module is a nice bonus too. 9 The back story is a neat idea and it's a good innovation to combine components that we've seen across the official Lego Space themes into one machine. I think to score more points in this category the machine needs to have a novel purpose, such as Marc dZ's similar Blactron Ambulance. 6 Total 31
 I like it 
  January 11, 2015
This is one great entry! You managed to capture everything Classic Space in each of the builds, and the "authentic" and old look of the photos really adds to it. Great entry!
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  January 10, 2015
Excellent idea, and well done too. Really love this "prehistoric" Alienator, and the second alternate looks great too. Very nice entry !
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  January 10, 2015
It's pretty much an amalgamation of every classic space model ever. Which has to be a good thing.
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  January 9, 2015
Great wirk, all the builds are fantastic and pay homage to their CS origins!
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  January 9, 2015
Awesome build, Nils. Good luck in the contest!
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  January 9, 2015
This is what classic space is all about, I absolutely love it. For me this is the winner
  January 9, 2015
Ich bin glücklicherweise im besitz von sehr vielen Original CS Set´s , und habe auch sehr viel anderes Lego aus der Zeit. Dadurch habe ich natürlich enorm viel Original grau und blau ( auch die Drehteller). Doch ich finde es auch nicht schlimm die neuen Farben mit den alten zu mixen. Dein Moc kommt auch so voll zur Geltung.
  January 9, 2015
Aw man, if this was a CS set, it would have been my all time favorite.
 I made it 
  January 9, 2015
Quoting Stephan N ... Die Teile habe ich alle und das nachbauen ist denke ich nicht schwer ;)...
Genau! :-)) Nur die Drehteller in blau waren nicht so häufig, die habe ich auch nachbestellt. Im Reflex hab ich die "neu" bestellt, aber zum Glück fällt das neue Grau da nicht auf...
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  January 9, 2015
Je mehr ich die Bilder betrachtete und die verschiedenen Funktionen und Alternativen bewunderte, umso mehr konnte ich wieder in die gute alte Zeit der Classic Space-Serie eintauchen. Herzlichen Dank für dieses MOC. Der CS-Stil wurde zu 100% getroffen. Great MOC!!
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  January 9, 2015
Excellent idea to re-visit the BT alienator!! The result is very original and totally in CS spirit. I particularly appreciate the 2nd alternative with the rail and the "flower-dishes". Great work!!
  January 9, 2015
Hast Du auch wieder Recht. Die Teile habe ich alle und das nachbauen ist denke ich nicht schwer ;). Trotzdem ein Erste Sahne Beitrag !!
 I like it 
  January 9, 2015
Super Beitrag! Original 1979 CS-feeling. Die Alternativen sind sehr gut! Viel Glück! :)
 I made it 
  January 9, 2015
Quoting Stephan N ... Remains for me only the question as to when I can buy the set. ...
Well, you have the parts list (bill of materials), the rest shouldn't be so difficult ;-)). I also have LDD files for all three models...
 I like it 
  January 9, 2015
CS at its finest! All three models are great, no exceptions. I love the walker with, the ship is true to the original designs and my fav is the 'lazy spaceman's' monorail! Seeing those three pics below eachother you could easily imagine a little story like "oh darn I'm getting noisy images again, lemme fix that. *takes seat"...'Shoop!' to the other side. Tinkers with the dishes. 'There, done'. 'Shoop!' back to the cabin to watch some black & white TV. Good fun Nils ;)
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  January 9, 2015
Wow, so this is absolutely what the original set from the 1970s like. Alone the slider from the main set reminds very strongly of the set 885 of 1979. Both alternatives as well as the main set very classic. Of course my thing :). Remains for me only the question as to when I can buy the set. Gigantic Nils
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  January 8, 2015
Wow! Absolutely perfect! Really similar as the Blacktron theme. Cool design, great alternates and good playable! Good luck!
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  January 8, 2015
OK this is hard core classic! If this contest was just about nailing the old vibe of cs, you have smashed it out of the ball park with all three varients here. I'd probably give you first place if I was judging. Great entry here :)
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  January 8, 2015
Really brilliant design! Love the versatility of the first model. Spaceship,habit, runabout and walker! Awesome! And the last ship, a perfect variant of those classic CS ships.
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  January 8, 2015
Great creation!
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  January 8, 2015
Very classic building technique! The main build is fun and the turntable walking method is cool! My favourite is the sliding mode on the 1st alternative.
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  January 8, 2015
Wow nils! These look and feel right from the era classic space became known to the world, these are fantastic builds with a beautiful selection of classic parts from the original sets. I really love the 3rd alternate spaceship, so reminiscent of set 918! Good luck in the contest.
 I like it 
  January 8, 2015
Very neat. I'm not much of a space fan, but I thought I might check this out. You've done a pretty good job to create a model that can also be turned into two more. I like it! Keep up the great work, Nils!
 I like it 
  January 8, 2015
Great entry Nils! I love the idea, the model looks great, and so much more peaceful than the later black version... Alts are cool as well; dig that monorail :-) Good luck!
 
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