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The Frog-Pod
Now this, is Frogracing.
About this creation
So initially, I was just trying to build a small podracer, much like Anakin's; maybe a bit bigger. Then I decided is would be hilarious if the pilot was a Frog. Well, one of my friends over on Flickr is a frog, so I guess this makes it Dead Frog Inc's Pod... I hope he likes dark purple... and legal connections... and old gray... :/

Anyway, on with the MOC!



The main proponent of this is that front section on each pod, and the use of all those dark purple pieces I got with the Wiztastics Mixels. I liked the airplane engine interior piece but didn't want to use it with the tube it fits in, and I thought the 1x2x2/3 curved slopes looked nice.



It takes some inspiration from Mawhonic's GPE-3130 with a large central pod and a small side one.



Like with The Black Mamba, I tried to do a bit of color blocking on this than just random parts of the colors I wanted. It's not the best, but this is the first Frogracer I've made, the others (There will be more. I bought pieces and frogs to make more.) will hopefully fare better.



The cockpit is a bit over-sized in my opinion, but I think that with this idea of frogracing, it is slightly different from podracing.



Also, it's hard to get the frog to fit in a such a small space. He's not even attached by stud connection. It's all friction between the backs of headlight bricks.



Also, to use the pieces, there are even some engines on the cockpit. He's out to win, so anywhere there is a place to attach and engine and increase speed, it's going to be done.



I also decided to make the string as much like the cables on podracers with a much more logical connection on both the pod and the cockpit; It is more noticeable on the pods. If you've ever looked at the 1999 and 2001 podracers, and also my own podracers based off of them, the cables actually would never be attached where they are. They a usually attached at a center point parallel with the pod on the top. Also, you never see strings used for smaller podracers, it's really weird. It's not that hard to do either, this MOC is proof. Why has LEGO never done it?

There is a review on YouTube, so if you would like to see that, here it is:




Thanks for checking out the Frog-Pod. I have another built, two more with actual pieces put together but not finished, and one conceptual. I kind of want to make Frogracing a thing. Thanks for viewing and don't forget to rate and comment!



Comments

 I made it 
  March 30, 2017
Quoting Uncategorizable Potato But why is this in a purist MOCer group?
Because it is 100% purist.
  March 30, 2017
But why is this in a purist MOCer group?
 I like it 
  March 30, 2017
That's amazing!
 I like it 
  May 2, 2016
Very nice! I especially love the engines and the clear connecters.
 I like it 
  April 2, 2016
These pods you have been making are pretty cool. I think this one is my favorite.
 I made it 
  November 21, 2015
Quoting Commander Knox Love it! I want to make one so bad but I don't have the parts.
Keep telling yourself that, but you don't really know if you don't try. (=_= )
 I like it 
  November 20, 2015
Love it! I want to make one so bad but I don't have the parts.
  November 12, 2015
Podracers? This really is a theme with so much potential and so little people making them...
 I made it 
  October 31, 2015
Thanks for the comments guys!
Quoting David Roberts I especially like the fronts of the engines.
That's the key section of building that started it all. Thanks.
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Cool new pod! Those engines are really awesome! Excellent part choice for the fan blades. When he wins I'll bet everyone is hopping mad and green with envy.
https://youtu.be/iOkPaSwXC6s
 I like it 
  October 30, 2015
Cool new pod! Those engines are really awesome! Excellent part choice for the fan blades. When he wins I'll bet everyone is hopping mad and green with envy.
 I like it 
  October 30, 2015
Great building. Excellent use of a frog ;) :P
 I like it 
  October 30, 2015
Nice!
  October 30, 2015
I especially like the fronts of the engines.
 I like it 
  October 30, 2015
Yep nothing says podracing like a frog! =)
 I made it 
  October 30, 2015
Quoting Michiel Norp Very good ...But know I want a frog too :)
They're a fun piece to have.
Quoting Stephan Niehoff The two POT's look good. The parts are put together cleverly.
Wait, the POT's? I don't know what a POT is. :/ Why am I so ill-informed?
 I like it 
  October 30, 2015
The two POT's look good. The parts are put together cleverly.
  October 30, 2015
Very good ...But know I want a frog too :)
 
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