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Heart Of Gold
This MOC is my entry to the The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy (THHGTTG) Contest hosted by Mr. 42 himself, Giovanni Seynhaeve!
About this creation

"... a huge starship, one hundred and fifty metres long, shaped like a sleek running shoe, perfectly white and mind-boggingly beautiful. At the heart of it, unseen, lay a small gold box which carried within it the most brain-wretching device ever conceived, a device which made this starship unique in the history of the galaxy, a device after which the ship had been named — The Heart of Gold." --- from chapter 4 of THHGTTG by Douglas Adams





"... And of course, the big news story tonight is the sensational theft of the new Improbability Drive prototype ship by none other than Galactic President Zaphod Beeblebrox. And the question everyone's asking is ... has the big Z finally flipped? Beeblebrox, the man who invented the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, ex-confidence trickster, once described by Eccentrica Gallumbits as the Best Bang since the Big One, and recently voted the Worst Dressed Sentient Being in the Known Universe for the seventh time ... " --- from chapter 12 of THHGTTG by Douglas Adams


A walk around the Heart Of Gold

































Let's Zoom In!









































One Last View Of the Whole Ship!





Commentary:

As noted in the beginning of this presentation, the ship is "shaped like a sleek running shoe, perfectly white and mind-boggingly beautiful." That's about the only description of the ship's exterior. This is my loose interpretation of the Heart of Gold. Enjoy!



Check out the contest here.

Technique in front area inspired by this idea in captaincorn's PirateSubmarine.



Comments

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  August 25, 2012
Thank you for doing one based upon the book's description and not the movie version. Movie people suck.
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  April 18, 2012
Awesome. Big fan of your microbuilds. This one, however, is after me own heart. THHGTTG is some of my favorite literature and this is a good-looking Heart of Gold concept. The work with all the hinge pieces is some brilliant work. Nice look.
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  February 2, 2012
Very nice to meet the spirit of Adams here at mocpages. The shaping is perfect!
  November 17, 2010
I don't remember what the ship in the movie looked like, but amazing ship! I love the technique!
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  September 6, 2010
Sorry.... haven't see it !!!! It's just super cool !!! Nice technique for a very good result !!
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  September 5, 2010
Somehow I missed this one--Awesomeness! I like that curving technique.
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  July 29, 2010
Very good, you've been very creative with this ship!
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  June 23, 2010
Well now thats a clever design with the hinge pieces! Nice going on the detailing, great job!
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  May 20, 2010
Really cool design! Did you win the contest? I hate myself for missing it...
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  April 8, 2010
excellent little ship! =D
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  April 8, 2010
Very cool build! I love the technique at the front of the ship. Now, where's your entry for the mech contest?
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  March 3, 2010
Ooops it seems I've forgot to comment it, though I've seen the page several time :-) This is a masterpiece for everyone who loves "Hitchicker guide", or simply, Lego !
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  March 3, 2010
I love your ships,they have such a unique design.
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  February 19, 2010
Some really nice angles and parts usage there. I have to admit to my shame that I didn't make anything for this contest. Too busy with and personal things lately :(
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  February 18, 2010
mmmmm, smooth monochrome goodness. I like it a lot, really clever.
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  February 15, 2010
amazing, this is just how I pictured that craft when I read the book. Brilliant.
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  February 15, 2010
Looks like you and I took the idea in completely different ways. It'll be interesting to see who scores the highest...
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  February 14, 2010
Very creative use of parts !!
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  February 14, 2010
I love that ship design! Great work!
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  February 14, 2010
A beautiful rendition with lots of cool details and innovative building techniques.
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  February 14, 2010
Great work!
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  February 13, 2010
This is one sweet little build man! A lot of technique packed in to a small package! I love the curve technique on the front. And the SNOT construction combined with no studs (yes kids, those are two seperate things) was a really nice touch! ~ Chris.
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  February 13, 2010
Nice job..good level of detail.
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  February 13, 2010
Very cool design!
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  February 13, 2010
Awesome! Love the detial in the topfront of the ship :D
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  February 12, 2010
Love the "sneaker" shape! Just like the original :)
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  February 12, 2010
Excellent. I love the design work and part usage on the front end. Those two curves are all kinds of sweet.
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  February 12, 2010
Fantastic ship Shifu! Say that 5 times fast. The deadline is fast approaching, I wonder if anyone else is going to chime in?!
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  February 12, 2010
Wooaahhoo. Awesome. How did you make the curve thing? It is wicked.
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  February 12, 2010
Just as Sebeus says the shapes you integrated are very cool. I love the creative uses for pieces you used her. It's so funny that in the movie the Heart of Gold is a enormous white ball...Like a baseball. Anyways I love this.
 I like it 
  February 12, 2010
Nicely done, I like the special shapes you integrated, very creative, great job
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  February 12, 2010
Neat...
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  February 12, 2010
Wow, awesome Leo! This would have been grand in the monocrome cat in the MOC Athalon....course, you could do another one.....LOOK OUT!
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  February 12, 2010
Wow! I love the overall shape and especially those strange lines on the front. Man, this will be a though competition....Ok not really there are just 3 entries....However this is a great rendition of a sleek running shoe!
 I like it 
  February 12, 2010
Wow, thats really good! I can tell your ready to rumble!
 
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