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JM - MocOlympics Round 1 - "Will it Sink?"
And here... we.... go
About this creation
First off, I seem to remember something about a Link to the group.

Anyway, here we go with my round one entry, I hope it will be good enough for y'all. I present to you Her Majesty's Steam Ship Galapagos intercepting a French sapper. Frankly, it's a submarine, it's supposed to sink, but now is not the time for that. That poor Steam-Marine might not be so lucky though.

First off, my beef with this build:
1) Pictures are sub-par, even for me
2) I wasn't thinking of this when I took a trip to the Calgary Lego Store a while back, so I didn't get enough blue studs for it. Realistically it should sit with the water up to the top of the grey curves at the front



The HMSS Galapagos is a mine-laying submarine designed to patrol the contested waters of the English Channel. It has a crew of 1-2; 1 man for submerged mine-laying and 2 for above-sea patrols (the second man handling the anti-air muskets) Yes, the bow can indeed hold a minifigure, though it's a tight squeeze
Loadout:
1 anti-ship floating, pressure-sensitive mine - capable of causing irreparable damage to up to 1 foot of wood with a coating of iron
2 anti-air muskets - more than a match for any nosy gyrocopter*
*I actually wanted to make a gyrocopter for this, but it wasn't working out. I cheaped out and made the steam pack



Here you get a view of the groundbreaking steam jets that power the sub. With this system, almost no energy is lost to mechanical friction in flywheels, belts, and other steamy things. This is because the majority of the steam is vented directly through the high-pressure jets. Makes a helluva rooster tail at full speed above the surface....



A side view of the little diorama



Here's the sub our of the water, in what little glory she possesses. As you might have guessed, the water and sapper were a bit of an afterthought, but I like it better in the water. During photos I forgot to take the pilot out - Whoops!



Here's a shot down the bow.



The complicated array of important stuff that serve a very important purpose, mainly looking good.



The fully articulate jests are shown here in the position they would assume upon the craft surfacing.



Here's the sub taking a left in some real water after laying her mine. I just wish it would sit just a little lower...

There you have it. With any luck this little piece of ..... waste will be sufficient to get me to round 2. Good luck everyone!



Comments

 I like it 
  February 20, 2012
i like how the boat looks and the guy.
 I like it 
  September 14, 2011
Very cool! I like how it floats too!
 I like it 
  September 12, 2010
Nice work, the vehicle is very sleek, while still looking steampunk-esque. 5/5
 I like it 
  August 17, 2010
Cool sub! The anti-air muskets did it for me!
 I made it 
  August 15, 2010
Quoting Yuri Fassio Little issues aside, this is a precious funny entry, good for 7 points. I liked how you tried to bring SP further back in time.
Consistant 7's, eh? I'll have to step up my game if I'm going to make it anywhere
 I like it 
  August 15, 2010
Little issues aside, this is a precious funny entry, good for 7 points. I liked how you tried to bring SP further back in time.
 I like it 
  August 14, 2010
Nicely done ~ Robo Man
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
I approve of this steampunk silliness!
 I made it 
  August 13, 2010
Quoting Chris Phipson Your take on the water itself actually scored you another point from me. Score of 7! ~ Chris.
Oh goody! 14 points of a possible... oh....
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
Your take on the water itself actually scored you another point from me. Score of 7! ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
Nicely done. I'm digging all the greebly steampunk bits.
 I made it 
  August 13, 2010
Quoting Leda Kat The jealousy I am feeling right now as I look at all those trans light blue studs is so intense! But I can't hold my lack of lego against you, so hey really, really nice build man! I love the style and creativity, it is quite unique. Good luck!!!
Thanks, and I think I know how you feel. It's like the feeling I get when I look at Lego Lord's castles surrounded by metric tonnes of plants
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
The jealousy I am feeling right now as I look at all those trans light blue studs is so intense! But I can't hold my lack of lego against you, so hey really, really nice build man! I love the style and creativity, it is quite unique. Good luck!!!
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
Good idea and nice job building it! It definately has a steampunk look. (That is probably the most trans-blue studs I've ever seen)
  August 13, 2010
Score = 7
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
Nice work :D I'd never have thought of a steampunk submarine :D
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
wow I like all the greebles! check out my red fin cargo ship
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
Nice sub. Interesting look to it. see ya. garth
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
Steampunk sub? Very cool. But you still haven't answered the question; will it sink? LOL Let me guess, eventually? LMAO Good stuff.~H
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
The part about how it floats is what I like the best! ~Ryan
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
Fire those anti-air muskets away. :)
 I made it 
  August 13, 2010
Quoting Will Jarman Blue! so much beautiful transparent blue!
Not enough freakin' blue....
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
Blue! so much beautiful transparent blue!
 I like it 
  August 13, 2010
Pretty good, but 'Will it sink'?
 
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