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MocOlympics 2009: Round 1, Group 2A - Dave Kaleta vs Tyson Riczu
The POLARIZER, a mech designed for survival in harsh climates.
About this creation
MocOlympics 2009: Round 1, Group 2A
Dave Kaleta vs Tyson Riczu
Category: Mech

Tyson Riczu's page can be found HERE





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.



CREATORS NOTES:
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.



Comments

 I like it 
  January 31, 2011
wow soo cool love the face part realy cool looking, anyway if you have time can you comment an my creations tnx!!!
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  December 22, 2010
i love it.. its perfect by far you are my favorite creator :)
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  February 24, 2010
I guess I'm behind the times in seeing this, but man this is amazing! I can't believe all the detail that went into this. Way to go!
 I like it 
  October 10, 2009
Amazing! Also please check out my latest creation if you have the time.
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  October 10, 2009
Dude! This is one of the most creative insane ideas I've ever seen! That mecha just made me pee my pants:(
 I like it 
  October 9, 2009
There's nothing about this I don't like. Simply amazing and very creative!
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  October 7, 2009
Oh my gord! This is so unique and wonderful. Wow, I love the Penguin and the mech duuude the mech! Love the ice effect with the 1x2's. Sweeet!
Dave Kaleta
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Tristan Amaya
  September 18, 2009
Ah, a great MECHA you have here. I really like how it is VERY movable and I really like the head!
  August 25, 2009
Oh no captain cook got eaten by a polar bear! (i know he didn't)
 I like it 
  August 24, 2009
WOW IM SPEACHLESS.UR AWESOME
Dave Kaleta
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Dave Shaddix
  August 23, 2009
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.
 I made it 
  August 23, 2009
Oh man, brainstorm! If I get sigfig adventures next, it's totaly going to be me teaching Shaddix how to read! We'll start with text that has lots of pictures (how do you make a Lego centerfold?)
 I made it 
  August 23, 2009
Quoting Chris Phipson Psst... Shaddix doesn't read.
What a coincidence, I teach reading! (Wait, maybe I shouldn't be insulting my judge, whoops, too late!) Well, at least he can build.
  August 23, 2009
Psst... Shaddix doesn't read.
 I made it 
  August 23, 2009
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)
 I like it 
  August 23, 2009
Congratulations on your victory! Good luck in the next bracket!
 I like it 
  August 23, 2009
hahaha! thanks Dave Shaddix! Well this is probably the reason why you get my vote, Dave Kaleta! I love animal mecha, and this one is genius!
 I like it 
  August 23, 2009
very nice moc. i remember reading Mr. Popper's penguin's when i was in second or third grade.
 I like it 
  August 22, 2009
Amazing MOC!
Dave Kaleta
 I like it 
George Kemper
  August 21, 2009
Wow I meen seriously wow I cant think of any other words!-George
Dave Kaleta
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Dave Shaddix
  August 21, 2009
reminds me of a certain robot chicken...
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  August 21, 2009
fantastic work
Dave Kaleta
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Dave Sterling
  August 20, 2009
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!
 I like it 
  August 20, 2009
What a twist! Great job in every regard.
 I like it 
  August 20, 2009
Creative, Funny, and Awsome. Bravo
 I like it 
  August 20, 2009
awesome, great polar bear bot, good job
 I like it 
  August 20, 2009
nice!!!!! it is a realy good model of a poler bear. with a copit inside!!!!plz could you check out some of my mocks.
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  August 20, 2009
This is a thing of severe beauty!
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  August 20, 2009
This is going to be VERY hard to beat. Good work once again.
 I like it 
  August 20, 2009
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
 I like it 
  August 20, 2009
This is so great!
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  August 20, 2009
Great stuff. I know the centre of attention should be the mech (which is superb by the way) but i'm just tickled at the prospect of a penguin piloting it. Good luck.
 I like it 
  August 20, 2009
It's so good it hurts! Holy cow, this must be the most innovating Mech design ever created. Good luck in the next round!
 I like it 
  August 20, 2009
Simply said, one of my favorite MOC ever. I don't think you need a "good luck", this is unbeatable ! Awesome !!!
 I like it 
  August 20, 2009
Though at first glance, in looks like an animal, not a mech, great work! I absolutely love that head! Nice work on the penguin shape, too. Good day
 I like it 
  August 20, 2009
Wow, that looks amazing! I love that head, and you made a really nice looking ํnterior also!
 I like it 
  August 19, 2009
Ha, WOW! That is awesome. =)
 I like it 
  August 19, 2009
That is insane! Great work and good luck. -Dylan
 I like it 
  August 19, 2009
Is his your first mech? 'Cause wow this is really good. My only complaint would be the front legs seem a little off, but besides that, really good.
 I like it 
  August 19, 2009
Quite tasteful indeed.
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  August 19, 2009
Drat.. Now I'm going to have to make something other than a polar bear Mech.. I've had something built since last weekend but haven't had time to post it yet. Great creation! Good Luck!
 I like it 
  August 19, 2009
And I thought a robotic dinosaur apocalypse was original.....
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  August 19, 2009
Ummm, I don't think "wow" quite covers it well enough. Simply amazing! Good luck! ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  August 19, 2009
Masterful job, hilarious idea :D
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  August 19, 2009
Best mech in the olympics yet! The concept itself is cool enough but you managed to execute this really, really well. Great build!
 I like it 
  August 19, 2009
I'm speechless. This is so great, I just can't believe how good it is. The detail is amazing, and the overall look is very accurate! Keep it up, you're really good at this kind of stuff.
 I like it 
  August 19, 2009
AMAZING. GOOD LUCK!!!!
 
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