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Ruffian
An alternative MOC of set 4888. A corporate guard mecha.
About this creation
The Ruffian was built only from peices of the 4888 Ocean Odyssey LEGO set. It came about for two reasons, first I was going to go and stay at my parents while they were on holiday and couldn't take all of my LEGO! Second because I had seen people complaining they couldn't compete with the buying power and therefore number of bricks of some builders and that was why their MOCs where not very good. I wanted to prove that one set and imagination is all it takes (though it is a very good set)!

When The Ruffian was complete I also built the small companion robot with the pieces left over.

Built:2006
Current Status: Dissembled.



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   The Ruffian and his robot friend.



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   Someone said this looked like a corporate mecha to me, kind of like it was crafted by Apple. So I figure this is a corporate guard mecha.



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   I-Mecha. Download extra weapons at minimum cost on-line.



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   Big flat feet - like a duck!



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   Curled over tail like a scorpion!



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   Maybe I should have called it the Ducpian? Or the Scouck?



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   Curvy and smooth, like a giant I-pod with legs. The single stud join between the arms and the body were the weakest point, but were still surprisingly sturdy.



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   Opening cockpit, but the pilot requires a gangway of some kind to get out!



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   The odd little robot that assists the Ruffians patrols, I think of it a bit like a guard dog.



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   If it starts barking the Ruffian comes running over.



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   I was running seriously short of pieces at this stage.



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   Yep, the elastic band is used structurally, other wise the legs kept falling off.



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   Build your own Ruffian! All you need is set 4888 Ocean Odyssey.



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   Here's the legs.



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   The Gun-arm



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   The rocket-launcher arm.



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   The main body.



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   And from beneath.

Good luck!



Comments

 I like it 
  July 31, 2009
Very mice MOC Mark. I too echo your comment in the write-up about not needing a large collection of elements/sets to make a first rate MOC. I love the idea of promoting the creative exploration of a single set of parts to produce a new, and unique model. This is a great model Mark, way to go!
  May 20, 2009
It looks like the "BIG DADDY" from Bio Shock!
 I like it 
  August 27, 2006
Nice use of tiles and other smooth bricks.
 I like it 
  August 23, 2006
AWESOME. I too enjoy the challenge of limiting myself to a certain set and coming up with a competent MOC. I think you pulled this one off pretty well! I especially like the "Iron Giant"-inspired scorpion-tailish weapon. Very cool.
 
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