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886 Space Buggy x 12
886 is one of the original Classic Space sets. With 2004 being the 25 anniversary of Lego Space I've built a 12 times scale version of this set as a tribute to this great theme.
About this creation
With the year 2004 being the 25 anniversary of space I wanted to make a tribute to my favorite theme from my childhood. Lego Space was perfectly timed for me. I build more space ships and space bases then anything else. It was and still is a great theme. Although my tastes have change and I spend more time with other themes these days, I still love to see all the great space creations people are building. S P A C E !!

The 886 Space Buggy is from the original series of Lego space sets. To me it's the quintessential space set from this era. It appeared as a small accessible set and it also appeared, less the antenna, in what is to me the best space set ever 928 Galaxy Explorer. Now if only I could build that set at 12 times scale.

My 12 x version of the 886 is build like the original. I build each piece from the set 12 times bigger, and assembled them into the Space Buggy just like you would the real set. The mini-fig is fully articulated. The legs and arms can be moved independently. They are geared with worm to 24 tooth gears then an 8 to 40 tooth gear. This allows the limbs to hold position when moved. However this means they must be moved by inserting a technic shaft in special holes. The head can be moved from side to side, the head, the helmet and the air tank can come off just like real mini-figs. The only exception to this rule of creating the individual parts of the set is the torso and legs of the mini-fig. These I had to build together so they could support the weight of the figure and still be able to change position of the legs.

I'm currently looking into ways I can build the box and instructions at this scale as well. Printing cost may be prohibitive, but it would be really cool.

I will be displaying this model at the Hobby Show in Toronto November 7, 8, 9 2003. I'll be looking for other places I can show it off during 2004.

Note: There are more images on Brickshelf, including a second page of images of the individual parts of the Mini-Fig.



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   The Big Mini-Fig, the original 886 set and the GIMF (Gun I Mean Flashlight) on a book shelf in my office



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   The original 886 set with it's original box.



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   The 886 box beside the wheel off the 12 x 886. I'm not sure if it will fit inside any more.



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   Full view of the 12 x 886. I placed a light behind the 1 x 1 trans green round brick to help show it off.



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   Front view close up of the 12 x Mini Fig at the wheel.



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   Front view of the 12 x 886



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   Side view of the 12 x 886.



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   12 x 886 without the Mini-Fig



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   Air tank from the front of the buggy.



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   1 x 2 with 1 stud.



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   Steering wheel.



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   GIMF (Gun I Mean Flashlight)



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   GIMF with the 1 x 1 cylinder brick attached. One big question is whether the Mini-Fig will be able to hold the GIMF. Currently it cannot. The hands are the correct size to hold it but have nowhere near enough strength to hold it.

I'm planing to build a special arm dedicated to holding the GIMF. It will snap into the side of the Mini-Fig and the hand will be built into the GIMF's handle.



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   1 x 1 cylinder lit from behind. Thanks to Jeff in sunny CA for his trips to Pick-a-Brick.



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   Antenna



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   2 x 2 45 Slope



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   2 x 4 Plate



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   2 x 6 Plate



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   2 x 2 Wheel Set. The wheel will rotate. On carpet you can push the 12 x 886 around a little. It is very heavy though so the wheels will work them selfs of if you push it around too much.



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   Under side of 2 x 2 Wheel Set. Although I included the shaft between the wheels its not attached to the wheels them selfs. There would be way to much stress on this shaft if I tried to lock the wheels together like they are in the real wheel set.



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   Mini-Fig Standing on his own. Thank you to another Jeff for lending me four 2 x 1 x 3 White Tall Slopes to finish off the torso.



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   Back side of Mini-Fig.



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   Internal gearing that holds the legs in position, but allows them to be moved through the full range of motion of a real mini-fig.



Comments

 I like it 
  February 18, 2014
How long did that take? Its amazing!
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  July 1, 2012
Great Building!!!!! At first I thought that it was normal Lego, but then I saw that every brick was made out of small bricks. Great Idea!
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  July 10, 2010
my father has that lego set complete. good work
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  March 14, 2010
awesome
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  July 23, 2009
I'm so sorry. That's what I get for trying to be smart! Thanks for taking the time to condescend to reply. Just goes to show the worth of a mathematics degree, these days. With skill like this, you definitely should get back into building, although I understand that this can be easier said than done.
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  July 22, 2009
Quoting Luke Chapman Hey, this is awesome. I haven't looked to see if you're active anymore, but I have to correct your mathematics. Because you have scaled each dimension up 12 fold, i.e. length times twelve, width times twelve and height times twelve. This is actually a 12 to the power of 3 scaled up model, i.e. 12 x 12 x 12 = 1728. The long and the short of this is, that this is 1728 times bigger than the original.
Thank you for your positive comment on my model. I haven't been very active for a while. I hope to get back into building and posting more models soon. I would like to correct your comment on scale. You are correct, that the volume of the model is 1728 larger then the subject model, however the model is done in a 12 times scale. The multiplier applies to each dimension individually, not all dimensions at once, or to the volume of the model. Another way to write it would be 12:1 scale. 12 units of length on my model, represent 1 unit of length on the real object. Take for example a standard model airplane scale of 1:48 for comparison. One unit of length on the model represents 48 of the same units of length on the real aircraft. The standard application of scale is to length measurements not volume measurements. However it is very cool to think about in terms of volume and realize that it is 1728 times larger in terms of volume.
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  July 22, 2009
Hey, this is awesome. I haven't looked to see if you're active anymore, but I have to correct your mathematics. Because you have scaled each dimension up 12 fold, i.e. length times twelve, width times twelve and height times twelve. This is actually a 12 to the power of 3 scaled up model, i.e. 12 x 12 x 12 = 1728. The long and the short of this is, that this is 1728 times bigger than the original.
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  July 15, 2009
WOW this is cool
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  April 15, 2009
This is my favourite. It is so cool, and reminds me of great childhood memories of when those space sets started coming out. Keep up the great work!
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  February 13, 2009
You, sir, are a genius.
Derek Raycraft
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Lenard Stipkovic
  February 7, 2009
WOW! TOO COOL! YOU ALMOST CAN SIT IN IT. EXCELLENT WORK!!! KEEP IT UP (like you would not).
Derek Raycraft
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Robin dB
  February 7, 2008
veeeeeeery good!!! and the idea to!!
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  June 10, 2007
Shouldn't the guy be called a Big-Fig? LOL:)!!! Anyway, good job, I know I can't do that.
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  April 20, 2007
Thats huge!
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  November 11, 2006
This is nice. I think it's cool, how you made giant versions of the parts.
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  November 11, 2006
Creation of the Day!!! yay!!! Yipppee!! WooHoo!!!!! ahem. congratulations! i would of given it a 1000000000000000000/5, but i cant! uh nice job! i wish i were this good. *sigh*
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  November 11, 2006
no wonder this got moc of the day! great job keep up the good work.
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  November 11, 2006
HAHAH COOL it would be hilarious if u actually somehow attached a moter on so u could drive it urself lol jk
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  November 11, 2006
One of the greatest MOC's i've ever seen !!!!
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  November 11, 2006
WOWSERRS, it's incredable.
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  November 11, 2006
That thing is enormous! And not to mention very very VERY cool.
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  October 29, 2006
He looks so...content
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  July 9, 2006
this is marvellous
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  April 14, 2005
Wow... thats possibly the coolest minifig ever. Its like Minifigzilla. Great creation.
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  February 24, 2004
This is excellent, surprising, amazing and extremely delightful.
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  October 22, 2003
WOW! and WOW! again! Way to go Derek! I think this is a super sculpture all the way around. You have managed to capture the spirit of the original, and re-energize my own love for this category of Lego sets. Too bad the ratings don't go to 6!
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  October 20, 2003
This is so cool. I am continually impressed by the detail accomplished in macro-block building.
 
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