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Cyclops
Let it roll, baby, roll... let it roll, baby, roll... let it roll, baby, roll... let it roll... all night long
About this creation
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth - the real backstory:

When the technic hailfire droid set came out, I looked at those big wheels and immediately envisioned a vehicle where they slanted in towards each other, with a cockpit slung in between. But whenever I try to make that vehicle, I can never get it to come out the way I want it. I recently attempted it for the third or fourth time, with a similar lack of success. My girlfriend, playing with one of the wheels, said, "You know what you should do..." Her concept had the minifig driver centered in one ring, with some little wheels alongside to keep it upright. "Training wheels?" I scoffed, quickly shooting the idea down. But the monowheel seed had been sown, and this is what sprouted.

Dirty rotten filthy stinking lies - the completely made up backstory:

Roger Black was a tinkerer, never happier than when he was puttering around in his workshop or scrounging in a junkyard. One evening as he worked on his latest invention, a monocycle, tragedy struck. The next door neighbor children, playing with a Ouija board in their attic, unwittingly summoned a fearsome Entity that quickly invaded poor Roger's body and turned the harmless contraptioneer into the evil twisted soulless creature you see today. In his monocycle, Cyclops, he embarks on an orgy of evil, leaving a trail of chaos and destruction in his wake...



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   It was supposed to be sleeker and more polished looking, but well, let's be honest here -- Lack of building talent got in the way of that.



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   Sorry Brits and Aussies, and whoever else drives on the wrong side of the road -- this baby's made in the USA, and the driver's side is on the left.



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   No futuristic powerplant here, that's a small-block V-8. No, really. Quit laughing!



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   Because you know what they say about the internal combustion engine -- when someone invents something better, the oil companies have him killed and his work suppressed.



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   On the one hand I'm asking you to believe this could have been built by some guy in his garage with contemporary materials and technology. On the other, those are clearly some kind of laser weapons. I don't get it either.



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   Wait, I know! Another Ouija-borne Entity invaded the potato guns he'd strapped alongside, and... oh, the hell with it.



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   Random factoid: as I write these words, there are only eight hailfire wheels for sale on all of Bricklink, averaging over forty bucks U.S. per wheel, and that's before shipping. Ouch! I got mine, did you get yours? *chortles devilishly*



Comments

 I like it 
  November 20, 2011
I got mine!!! Somehow I BARTERED on bricklinnk, some guy had a used hailfire for $70, I bought from his store and told him I'd also buy his droid for $50, and he sold it!!!
 I like it 
  August 25, 2010
I've always had dreams of monowheels replacing cars...
 I like it 
  May 8, 2009
I let that set slip through my fingers... :(
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  February 5, 2009
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  May 26, 2008
Oh why must we drive on the wrong side of the road?! Wait...Hey! Any way, I got one of the technic hailfire droid sets when it came out, and damm it was frustrating to put together. But anyway nice job, I've tried to do that as well(the 1 wheel design) and never been sucessfull.
 I like it 
  April 22, 2008
dude ive always wanted a real car in this design. gotta wait 2 years or more.
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  March 31, 2008
I think the made up backstory is the REAL backstory.
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  January 9, 2008
You have a girlfreind???? darn everyone has them
  July 31, 2007
I have two of those Hailfire wheels. But that's not the point. I've always wanted to make a vehicle like that. At one point, I actually tried turning this wheel into a Toa-motorcycle with blades on it. It didn't work too well. You manage to pull this off quite nicely though. I don't like the ladder on the one side or the neon tips on the laser cannons. But other than that, very nice concept. Oh, and please go review my Espion-Beta Starfighter. Someone, please?
 I like it 
  July 26, 2007
the wheel is nice...:)
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  May 28, 2007
It's very interesting. The one thing that I would change is the color of that ladder from brown to black. Anyways, nice MOC. Does it stand up on its own?
Shannon Young
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Jernej Krmelj
  May 27, 2007
Nice monowheel, nice made up story. Yes you must try to make it more sleek, keep practising!
 I like it 
  May 27, 2007
A sweet MOC, but the commentary pushes it to a five...very well written. BTW, I do have two of those wheels...I had no idea they were worth so much!
 I like it 
  May 27, 2007
don't mind Joe, he's just a spoiled kid. And this wheel is crazy, I wonder what made TLC make that O_O
  May 27, 2007
excuse me we dont drive on the wrong side we just drive on the diffrent side not the wrong you racist nub
 
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