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Mars Mission Clawtank Tribute
About this creation

I reckon my favorite Lego set I've bought since my Dark Ages ended is the Mars Mission Clawtank (7697). Such a cool, futuristic design! You might remember I had fun with some alternate builds with it as well:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/44944

So I've been meaning to build my own version of the Clawtank. Not really an upgrade but more of my interpretation of it. How would I design the vehicle if I was the client? I loved the idea but thought I'd streamline it and try to give it that near-future look, more realistic-looking robot arms, etc. I decided to downplay the weapons on it; I kept the laser but I imagine it being used to drill out rock samples for the claw to collect. It also features a sliding cockpit, front grader attachments and cargo racks on either side.

Mars survey team, complete with 'Curiosity' style robot :)









The cokpit slide back to reveal the sample buckets:







Actually the robot is my fave part of the whole thing! Still got him on my desk ):


Some work in progress shots:






Thanks for looking guys. And remember the Mocolympics is a few days away! I'll be judging this year, so be extra nice with your comments today, lol ;D




Comments

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  April 7, 2014
When will you post next?
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  January 10, 2013
It is a bit Ice Planet 2002 in its styling, only this is much cooler! PS - your profile is strikingly similar to mine in that you had a 10 year dark age and you're impressed with the variety of pteces available today. I too hate advertising (it's everywhere!) and love gentlemen's drinks! We're even in the same state. Vic sure has some Lego legends, doesn't it?! :-)
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  October 22, 2012
I'm always interested in Mars mocs (: Very cool design! Well built and posed.
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  September 8, 2012
Most impressive in every way. You are always a great source of inspiration.
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  September 7, 2012
Great design and presentation! (loved the little added rocks) If it were a set, I'd buy it. You brought us back to the Mars stuff and then upped the ante on it! Great play features too! Nice one! ~ Chris.
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  September 7, 2012
Love the build, it looks really great...
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  September 7, 2012
Way to go mate, what a fun build!
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  September 6, 2012
Wow, amazing work! Truly magnificent!
  September 6, 2012
Your feel for round aesthetic shapes and modest colouring are rarely seen in other builders styles, Shannon. The tank doesn't even have an alien cell or a turret and it STILL looks like a Mars Mission tank. And most important: it has great playable features. I'm loving it!
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  September 6, 2012
very well done ! and an overall cool looking shape on this!
Shannon Ocean
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Chris Melby
  September 5, 2012
That is just plain cool look'n! Nice and smooth, and it holds to the genre really well! Z
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  September 5, 2012
I'm not entering the MOCOlympics, soooo... IT'S TERRIBLE! HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY POST SUCH A MONSTER? HOW DARE YOU?! IT'S ALL IN RAINBOW MODE, AND IT'S FALLING APART! Anyway. Very cool. This is how they Mars Mission sets should have been made, although they were cool sets anyway. The checkers on the one tread are a good touch. :)
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  September 5, 2012
Oh yeah, this is epic. ;)
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  September 5, 2012
from one judge to another ... superb!
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  September 5, 2012
There are no words for this, only 5 stars. May you be among the many to honor that great series. Fantastic job.
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  September 5, 2012
Wow, nice choice of color for the background! Great job!
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  September 5, 2012
I love Mars Mission! And this was one of my favourite sets... Thank you.
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  September 5, 2012
Now that is cool.
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  September 5, 2012
Very nice work. Slick!!
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  September 5, 2012
Great photo presentation! The red&black quasi-check pattern and the hose were the details that did it for me! :)
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  September 5, 2012
SO Cool!!
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  September 5, 2012
Awesome stuff as usual. I really like the sleek look of it in the last WIP photo.
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  September 5, 2012
Quite a gorgeous machine! You really captured the Mission to Mars theme, but in a sleeker, cleaner design. The rover and red rocks round it all out nicely.~H
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  September 5, 2012
Neat-o! I like those red rocks, too!
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  September 5, 2012
Great shape and looks. The little sub-rover is a great touch. Top work!
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  September 5, 2012
Coo :)
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  September 5, 2012
This is the best MOC I've ever seen, the brilliance of it exceeds belief. You have the creativity of Karf Oohlu and the size skills of Kelso. ;) Seriously though, nice work. I like the shape and colour choice, that windscreen looks great.
 
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