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Space Tanker
A modular tanker for transporting liquid chemicals across space.
About this creation


I figured it was about time to build a big space MOC in yellow. So I put together this modular space tanker over the course of the late spring and summer. The basic shape draws on inspiration from the Discovery from "2001." There's not much interior on this one but I tried to give it as much detail as possible. Overall, a different looking civilian addition to my Lego spaceship gallery.



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   A full view of the ship, which spans 162 studs. Although it is as long or longer than some other so-called cap ships, I would not call this a cap ship. More like just a big space rig.



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   Closer exterior view of the command module.



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   The engine section and comm array.



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   The view from astern where the heaviest concentration of greeblage is. The split X shape is similar to my earlier Sith Venom, though these engines are toned down.



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   Underside of the engine section showing the main landing gear and underside landing thrusters.



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   The starboard side entry features a ramp to be used when the ship lands on a planetary surface.



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   The landing ramp extending...



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   Unfolding and extending some more...



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   Landing ramp fully extended.



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   The port side entry features an inward opening hatch to be used when docking in space.



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   Hatch opening...



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   Hatch opened.



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   Close up of command module cockpit.



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   Floor detail in the airlock/cargo control area.



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   An overall interior view of the command module.



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   A closer view of the exhaust section with a minifig for scale. I enjoyed working on this section and giving it a gritty, utilitarian look.



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   Another view of some of the engine section detail.



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   The comm array and more greebles.



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   Detail view of a cargo segment.



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   Detail view of main landing gear extended.



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   Landing gear retracted.



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   Here is the ship in its main modular sections.



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   I envisioned the middle cargo sections being interchanged. Thus, using a 4 stud long extension/adapter, the command module and engine section can be connected.



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   Makes for a stout looking ship.



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   Last pic in the series.



Comments

Daniel Jassim
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TriedCascade 13
  July 6, 2012
Segment, after segment, after segment...
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  January 21, 2012
i agree Spas. i agree. 5/5
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  September 19, 2009
you are the best.
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  August 19, 2009
Extremely well done tanker...
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  March 28, 2009
An amasing build of a cargo carrier
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  January 16, 2009
YAY!, beat him, jeez that man is persistant....ANYWAY. I saw this on Flickr about 2 days ago, and thought....hmm? civilian? then you put it here, and i figure, you said, "another adition to my civilian..." or something like that. AND I thought, what, BAH! civilian? stick a couple of insignia on it, and you have got the perfect tug (the shortened one). Great MOC. May you have fun with your building....what a world, what a world..... ~Martin
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  December 12, 2008
WOW! Thats insanium in the cranium dawg!
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  December 12, 2008
WOW! Thats insanium in the cranium dawg!
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  December 12, 2008
WOW! Thats insanium in the cranium dawg!
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  October 29, 2008
Wow excellent! Where did you get the windshield? I've never seen it anywhere
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  August 8, 2008
Wow check my stuff out
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  August 8, 2008
how did you make that :)
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  August 8, 2008
wow, it's bigger than I thought it was, great job, the cockpit is very nice as the rest of the ship, great job on the details too
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  August 8, 2008
MOCotd! I love it! The color looks great, the details are nice, and the greebs are excellent! The engines look very good. I think it looks better without all of the cargo, but, what ever.
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  August 8, 2008
I LOVE IT!! It looks EXCACTLY like the spaceship in Doctor Who: Series 3 in the episode "42" where they take fuel stuff from hte sun and this guys all liek: omg! my eyes r on fire yo! Then he looks at ppl and theyr liieeekk omg!! noooseeee!!! and hes all liek burn with me in this darth-vader-y voice its awesome i love it!!!
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  August 8, 2008
Yellow spaceship, made by a genius... What else can we ask for ???
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  August 8, 2008
Very good. Looks like a giant yellow centipede (great!)
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  August 8, 2008
Congadulations on MotD. Tanker huh? Man, you wouldn't want to hit one of those with a cruise missile...
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  August 8, 2008
Very good MOC. Congrats on MOTD. It look as if it belongs in the same series as my Mini Digger Mech. Sort of the same company that owns/makes them sort of thing.
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  August 8, 2008
this fully deserves motd
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  August 8, 2008
congrats on motd, daniel!
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  July 12, 2008
the level of precise detailing is nice, sweet moc.
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  December 19, 2007
DUDE!!! this is so cool, I love the hatch PLEASE REVIEW MY STUFF!! what is the cockpit piece?
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  October 2, 2007
Amazing could you tell me where you got all of your pieces!!!!!
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  September 17, 2007
cooooooooooooool
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  December 15, 2006
This is how a LEGO starship should look like. I realy like the details. You can tell that there was a lot good thinking done to create this vessel. Keep up the good work ...... Greetings from Mike van Leeuwen (Dutch Moonbase)
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  October 17, 2005
The yellow bricks are hypnotic...they compelled me to give you five smillies. Brilliant MOC, the best cargo hauler I've ever seen.
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  September 8, 2005
This is everything I wish my silly little tanker made out of nothing but the TIE Collection set (http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1253757) could be! I don't mind it being yellow at all. It's a great color for a non-military craft, IMO. Anyway, awesome job. I bet it got tedious building all of those matching segments!
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  September 8, 2005
Awesome. More people should use yellow in large ships, BTW, it would be one of the greatest ever in my opinion if it flexed at the segments.
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  September 7, 2005
Woa Awesome! I love it! I'm not a big fan of yellow but it still looks amazing. It looks almost like it needs a few legs and it'd be a catapillar tanker. I love the fold out loading ramp...I've never seen that before. This thing is uber-cool!
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  September 7, 2005
I love the details, especially the loading ramp and hatch. A very nice ship overall!
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  September 6, 2005
Maybe it's just me, but I've never seen such a scwheet ramp and/or docking door like that. Nicely done, the greebles look great, smoothness all over. Your shipyard aims to please and doesn't let down with this latest creation! Cheers! ~ Paul.
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  September 6, 2005
Thats where all the yellow goes. Very nice, which is an understatement for any of your creations. Nice to see something more to the beautiful collection. Later.
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  September 6, 2005
I have always loved your creations, and this one is no different! Yes, Yellow is an underused color, and a hard-working civilian craft goes well with it. The modularity of it is great too, good job!
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  September 6, 2005
Lemme be the first to say: Fan-friggin-tastic!
 
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