Captain Cook was just another penguin happy and free to wander his natural habitat in the Antarctic, until the day Admiral Drake arrived. Drake, an explorer, captured Cook and shipped him to the small American town of Stillwater. A simple house-painter, obsessed with the poles, had written the Admiral, and in a cruel twist of fate, Cook found himself living among humans in a climate ill-suited for his species.
After many trials and tribulations, Cook and his new family were shipped to the Arctic to try to begin a new penguin colony. The natural predators were fierce, and Captain Cook was, tragically, the only survivor of his clan.
Cook though, was a scientist and an inventor, he soon began construction on a device to aid his continued survival. A menacing mech of massive proportions... THE POLARIZER!
Entry to the mech is available through a hatch on the top.
The cockpit is snug, but comfortable and safe with numerous harnesses.
Captain Cook mans the controls. All systems can be easily managed with a simple twitch of the beak.
This mech is now FULLY OPERATIONAL!
The POLARIZER is quite agile, and can travel vast distances both on land and in the water.
The outer hull of the mech provides camouflage with the surrounding environment and local animal life.
The POLARIZER has capabilities to cross various terrains.
To maximize the strength of the mech, it transforms to attack mode.
The "teeth" of the mech have been constructed from a diamond composite.
To survive in the Arctic, the POLARIZER often displays its vocal prowess.
The POLARIZER also has hidden capabilities. When upright, two compartments open on the sides of the mech.
When the dorsal hatches have been opened, the true offensive threat of the mech can be seen.
Two plasma beam cannons and one particle laser are evident on each side.
The weapon systems have been fully activated.
Captain Cook proudly displays the POLARIZER, the finest mech in the Arctic Circle.
First let me say thank you to Chris for organizing and moderating this competition, and to the other judges for volunteering their time. And also to all the participants who have me eagerly checking for innovative and exciting new creations.
I knew going into the MocOlympics that most of my black and gray pieces would be tied up in other creations, so I would be somewhat limited. White would have to play a role at some point. I started brainstorming ideas for each category when I found out I would be able to participate. Though by no means a traditional mech, this idea seemed like it would be lots of fun, and it was.
Two points of interest: 1. I knew I was going to need a background because white on white wasn't going to photograph well. 2. The back story is based on the children's book, Mr. Popper's Penguins, which I read to my students every year.
Thanks for looking and good luck to my esteemed opponent Tyson Riczu.
1: This is freaking awesome! 2: You have my vote, making this a SWEEP!!! 3: Congrats on the sweep! 4: Penguins live in the south polar region. Polar bears live in the north polar region. 5: Those are opposite ends of the earth.
Quoting Dave Shaddix
4: Penguins live in the south polar region. Polar bears live in the north polar region. 5: Those are opposite ends of the earth.
Hey, thanks for the vote, glad you liked it. Um, I know you probably don't read the text on all the MOCs you have to judge, but I kind of explained the whole North/South Pole thing in the intro/backstory. Man, my 5 yearolds are better listeners! (jk)
Incredibly innovative design and backstory! I love the design of this 'polar bear mech'. You really have taken the mech genre and put a completely new spin on it. I love that! And the design of the mech is certainly top-notch. Great work!
Omg this is the best most original creation iv'e ever seen. This is part of the reason I joined mocpages, Too see some new awesome lego creations that use some new technicqus. I mean when you think of mech you think of this big robot with a bunch of guns or swords. You my friend have taken on a whole new meaning to the word mech. 100/100