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Classic Space Pocket Money Contest Entry 2014 . For the 2 David's contest 2014 . Created for the Classic Space Pocket Money Contest 3 MAIN ENTRY - COMBINING EXPLORER TEAM. consists of 3 pilots, two rover units (detachable) and main patrol skimmer. Unlike my previous combining ship idea this one is far more solidly built for extra swooshing. The combined form is also more solid making rolling while combined possible for extra play value. Each rover is attached using technic pins and can be removed by pulling on the blue 2x1 brick with holes. ALTERNATE DESIGN 1 - 8 WHEELER ROVER UNIT, PLUS HIGH SPEED SKIMMER (PLUS SCANNER STATION) ALTERNATE DESIGN 2 - SIX WHEELER ROVER, STEAMROLLER ROVER AND SKIMMER (PLUS LUNAR SCAPE COMPONENT MADE WITH THE SPARE PARTS) As proof of the parts count I've included the LDD file, note the brick count is given as 112, this includes 3 spacemen figures who each count as 1 piece for the contest but LDD counts them as 5 each. So final count is actually: 112-15+(15/5)=100 PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS: Because this year the David's asked us to go back to classics (actually any official Lego Space colour scheme) I decided to go retro in a much heavier way than normal. I know I'm known more for transformers and mechs, but my earliest memories of Lego are actually building the official Classic Space sets so the swooshable was strong in me once upon a time. The vehicle designs, particularly for the alternates are actually heavily inspired by my doodlings earlier this month doodlings earlier this month which failed to make the cut because it was too fragile to be effective as an actual set and there were engineering issues I couldn't be bothered working out... (actually I did but took no photos). I'm happy with the shaping of the three skimmers, and it was fun messing with the rovers again, not done that in years. (Which reminds me, another TF Neo-CS Rover "may" be in the cards for Febrovery). ANALYSIS: I've taken a look at the design as if it were made by someone else, so no favouritism and I've noted some possible issues that didn't occur to me at the time: 1. without wheels on the skimmer, if only one rover is deployed the vehicle would literally fall over. Also the vehicle is slightly back heavy with the wheels in the combined for quite far forward. This might make balancing the vehicle while rolling it around a problem. 2. There really isn't much of a change in function between the three builds. Beyond loosing the combination feature they basically do exactly the same thing. 3. I think I put the red and green lights on the wrong wings (again). As always your comments, suggestions, critiques and ratings are welcome as feedback is almost always useful. Spam and abuse will be reported and deleted, this includes deliberate duplicate posting. Don't forget commenting without rating affects the overall rating scores, don't know why but it does.

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