A Mars digger takes a long time to find water. A loooooonnnnggggggg time. Uh-huh.
About this creation
My biggest - and only decent - Vignette yet. Took me hours, this one did. And it's my first one that fully uses SNOT techniques, so gimme a break on that one.
It basically works in four pieces: Firstly, a rocky crag part with studs-up (I used all my d-grey sloping bricks for that, so enjoy. And it's NOT bley, that's just the editing i did to the photos with iPhoto. Pfft).
Next up is a blocky section of three colours, studs facing forward. Then comes the hardest layer yet: a studs-down cross-section of an underground mars cavern.
Below that is a studs-up block, with a little indented section for the water (the water is all a self-contained wedge of plates). Now, the original idea for this connection was going to be thus: have two technic-holed bricks on each piece, and pop a tube axel between them to connect the two. Add a layer of tiles on both surfaces around the joint, and it'll all look brill. Unfortunately, there was a little gap between the two sections and I thought that wouldn't do. So I took off the technic-hole bricks and placed a 1x6 tile on the jutting-out technic tube axels on the base piece. That sparked my attention: what if i just extended a little tab from the top part into the second part, then created an extended 'head' for it? So, I created my own little joint. Ta-dah. One of my most proud parts of it is that joint, but it's a little fiddly. And it meant that the whole base section is built around a technic-brick framework. Mmm-hmm.