This is a new version of my Classic Space MOC, the OctoRoller Surface Explorer. This is a single astronaut all terrain surface vehicle used for exploration away from colonies or landing sites.
About this creation
I still love my Classic Space sets I've had since childhood and like how the LEGO 6880 Surface Explorer that has these cool wheel/tire combinations. LEGO has sparsely used them in sets since the early 1980's. I came up with the idea of a ring of these wheels that would allow true all terrain capability. This is the beginning of a sequence of photos showing how the OctoRoller functions. There is a video of the OctoRoller in action on my instagram @blaineramp .
The new version is more of a Neo Classic Space vehicle, with more modern parts and greebling mixed in with the vintage parts.
I like my design for the controls. The handcuff elements allow a nice connection to the minifigures hands.