My entry for the 100+ pieces category in Yuri Fassio's Spinning Top Contest 2010.
About this creation
A top war machine. Yeah, right. The Thu-Xengi engineer had to be drunk while designing this. It's not that weak, it's like a tank version of the pickaxator. The only way to destroy it without magic or war machines is to shoot out all the crew or run like a cowardly baby, wait for its fuel to run out and then shoot out all the crew.
It's got 8 halberds around it, so you can't even get close to it when it's spinning.
The pilot. His yoke turns the rear propeller around.
In addition to the halberds, the machine has got two archers on the deck.
Here's the other one. Did you notice how I use this particular guy in almost every of my Thu-Xengi creations?
The rear propeller. It is powered by a magic fire steam engine, just like the Flying Ship. There is a bigger one under the deck, that rotates the whole top.
Looky! Steam coming out.
Just like my Buttered Toast Top, this giant stands one one stud. And it doesn't wobble too, even though it's made of 254 parts! (I'm not sure about this number, but I'm sure it's somewhere around 250 parts big)
It spins very good for such a big top. Its average spinning time is 20 seconds.
But let's not torture the crew...
You can hold the deck like this and constantly spin the stick. It looks really cool then.
WAAAH!!! The mechanism got blocked and it spins the deck instead of the top!!!
The machine is good for exterminating the Black Dragon pests.
You can always slide under the halberds like this ninja here, but I would not recommend it. The machine is not as strong as it seems. You can just throw a bomb under the top, and it'll destroy it for sure.
When the top goes forward, it also leans forward like this. When it (the lego creation) encounters a minifig when going forward like this, it flings it into OUTER SPACE! Okay, mabye just for 25 centimeters. But it still looks pretty cool.
Make sure I win in all the contest's categories, or else I'll send one of these at you! (nah, just kidding)
I don't think the designer was drunk. More like he was chasing the dragon (look it up if you haven't heard this old school term before). Great tank-top, snicker! Now we wait for our competition to reveal themselves.