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Dragonflower Patroller
A large wheeled space tractor for patrolling Dragonflowers based on the artwork of Peter Elson.
About this creation
This is based on the science fiction artwork of Peter Elson



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   A comparison view alongsde the original Peter Elson artwork



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   As slightly higher angle - look one of the towers is leaning... damn it.



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   I built the front after looking at several other Peter Elson pictures, it'll do.



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   I stole the way of sticking the two domes together from Moko's idea folder on brickshelf, but how is it attached to the patroller? Not saying.



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   From the front you can see the lower windows, this is where the manipulator arms are controlled from, I reckoned the drivers area was too high to see properly.



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   On the left side I put the letters NM for New Mars as the picture description claimed that's where it was. The last books I saw Elsons work on before he died were the Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson.



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   Wish I'd captured the white patterns from the original picture better.



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   Damn - look I'd forgotten to straighten the aerials on the front tower!



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   It was good to use the radar peice, I've got half a dozen of them and it's ages since one made it onto a MOC.



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   Funky angle... pimp my sci-fi tractor!



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   I still don't like the droid arms as fingers, but this is hard to make out in the original and they do seem to look a bit like this.



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   closed



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   open - note the bling hand rails!



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   It comes apart for transport and to make building it easier!



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   The interior - I even included a toilet and bathing room, sad really.



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   Look beer and pizza! Do I know my rural activities or what? There are guns too!



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   Mmmm.... space pizza.. SPACE!



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   Custom lids are all the rage on New Mars.



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   The original art. Far more groovy then my feeble plastic attempt. Peter Elson rocked!



Comments

 I like it 
  October 29, 2012
I recognised this straight away! So good.
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  July 12, 2012
Wow! Another brilliant reworking of Peter Elson into 3D in Lego. Inspirational.
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  July 25, 2011
nice!
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  January 31, 2011
Too intense! It kicks arse!
Mark Stafford
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billy bob
  March 2, 2010
Did you use magnets to attach the chrome dome? Anyway, superb creation!
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  November 6, 2009
17 like its?!?!?! this thing is amazing!!! here's another one, but it should be like another eighty.
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  August 22, 2008
Woooooow! Your building abilities are beyond awesome dude... ...superb work on all your MOCs :)
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  August 23, 2007
i don't even kno wwhat to say besides I want one!
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  December 5, 2006
This is very nice! Good job of taking from what you have from that one picture and making it. I really do like the details, arms, wheels, etc. Keep it up man!
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  July 31, 2006
I like the interior a lot. You did a good job of getting it to look like the picture.
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  July 28, 2006
Damn! This is suprafly hot! Love the driveline attachments to the wheels... and the interior is quite coolio as well. Nicely done. I'm gonna go and have a smoke and a pancake now. Cheers! ~ Paul.
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  July 27, 2006
*very long whistle* Wow, this is one of the most crazy-awesome MOC's I've ever seen! The detail is astounding, and it looks solid overall as well. I actually think some of the parts you couldn't see in the drawing look best in the LEGO. Such as the interior. Man I love that interior...
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  July 26, 2006
A very strong translation of the artwork. Great colour scheme, and I really like the shocks for those massive wheels, as well as all the little details.
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  July 26, 2006
Amazingly well done. Most intriguing model I've seen in months. Looking forward to many more.
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  July 26, 2006
great way to start your MOC page! keep this up!
 
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