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M.O.Round 1 : Fish Car
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Welcome to my very literal take on my chosen category for R1 of the MOC Olympics.
About this creation

Category : Yellow Submarine

Link : 2012 MOC Olympics



Not just any yellow submarine, though, this one's a multi-purpose vehicle.
It's designed to be driveable on land, as well as to swim...



It's powered by 2 XL Power Functions motors, and these drive each side wheel independently. Drive can be switched to the propellors via the twin gearboxes behind the motors, and the props can be swivelled for maximum manoeverability underwater.

There's also suspension by swing axles. And it's got pretty lights.

A short video of it working can be found on Flickr



Just in case you thought those figs at the front weren't concentrating on driving, it's the lady at the back who controls things. She doesn't need to see out too well - she's got a periscope...



Interior without figures - maybe those two lazy so-and-so's are out exploring under the sea... no, their scuba gear is still here.



... The business end...



Altogether now : We All Live In a Yellow Submarine, A Yellow Submarine, A Yellow Submarine....



The only way in, hence the ladders on the sides.



Those motors, mounted low and centrally for stability. Much needed, as there's only 3 wheels, and the rear one is a castor... It'll steer by cutting power to one wheel.



The Technic fans' money shot.





Thankyou for visiting our Yellow Submarine!





Comments

  February 15, 2014
I wonder if they saw your car before they started to build theirs? http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20131125-rebuilding-the-future
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  December 3, 2012
as original as it s well done, bravo nick!
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  October 4, 2012
Very nice creationism!
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  September 25, 2012
Congrats! Have fun in round 2! :)
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  September 25, 2012
one of the best scores 57 you are off to round two good luck!
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  September 25, 2012
All the best in the next round. Just happy we didn't draw "Automobiles" as a category.
Nick Barrett
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White Knight
  September 24, 2012
Most fun !>....well done Nick
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  September 23, 2012
Great, Nick, only you can build a strange vehicle like this! I love it! :-)) It's like a 007 Lotus Esprit mixed with a yellow Fugo fish, adding some Technic propulsion systems plus RC PF and classic "Maxifigs" and - tadaaa - you get a 007 Yellow Submarine :-)) Great job! :-))
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  September 23, 2012
Wow, wonderful work and a fantastic idea :) Love that you made an interior to. Great done and good luck my friend!
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  September 22, 2012
Awesome Work, Nick!
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  September 21, 2012
Very good idea and result is also cool! Good luck!
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  September 20, 2012
This is stunning. I do not have a mind for power functions, so I'm always doubly impressed by it. The form of your sub is great. I love the interior. And what would a Beatles MOC be without some place to lounge;) The nice thing about this build is your literal interpretation. Although I'm not competing, I have been watching the MOCOlympics with rapt attention, and I knew your category choice immediately.
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  September 19, 2012
Great job! Good luck with the judges! :)
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  September 19, 2012
Ooo...Yellow! Ooo...fun! Ooo...old lego people! Hehe...Great and Good Luck!
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  September 19, 2012
Awesome playability! I'd play with this all day long! Awesome! INteresting and creative and very original!
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  September 18, 2012
Nice! I am also doing a Yellow Submarine.
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  September 18, 2012
What a great retro-design! I could just see this puttering around at a parade or on a Beatles album cover. Sweet work!
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  September 18, 2012
I like how it all just looks very natural, and works well together. Very good job! Good luck in the contest!
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  September 18, 2012
A stunning masterpiece Nick! Good luck with the judges!
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  September 18, 2012
Great build!
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  September 17, 2012
Fantastic and very original creation, I love everything about it, especially the shaping of the whole thing and the functions, of course. Since it's amphibious it could have been the vehicle for both Yellow Submarine AND Magical Mystery Tour! Missing the other three of the Fab Four on board, though, but the girls are nice, too ;-) Good luck in the contest!
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  September 17, 2012
Whimsical! Mad skills shaping the body/hull!
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  September 17, 2012
Really cool build, the functions make it even cooler! Best of luck!
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  September 17, 2012
I'm not a judge but if you don't get to round 2, there is something rotten in the realm of Mocpages...:) Perfect build, would love to see the functions in motion! Good luck...
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  September 17, 2012
If I were a betting man i would wager that no-one else will get close to you for functionality in this round Nick, but it's also fun and playable, full of whimsy and has all the excellent shaping you demonstrate in the bodywork of your large car builds. Looks great to me, I hope the judges like it too! Great job and good luck.
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  September 16, 2012
I knew you'd manage to manage to build a car for one of the categories. I love the idea, and the technic functions and lights make it one of the best entries so far! :)
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  September 16, 2012
Great work!
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  September 16, 2012
Quoting Martin Geißel Hey Nick, from which planet are Your ideas ?
Hahaha! Thanks Martin, well, there's a place I go to where the music never stops. And everyone drives 2CVs....
  September 16, 2012
Hey Nick, from which planet are Your ideas ?
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  September 15, 2012
Technic wizardry always impresses, and this combines full functionality with a fun and elegant design too. Great stuff!
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  September 15, 2012
Oh this is so adorable. I want it, no I NEED it! I need a yellow fish car!
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  September 15, 2012
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera Spendid stuff Nick! It's quirky cool! I love inventiveness like this, It looks so retro. Love the shaping at the front and the use of the Maxi-figs. One thing I think could improve this is to make the tail fin larger, it looks a little on the small side. Any how best of luck with this, I belive you'll do swimmingly. I won't be able to challenge you in the next round this year :-( got far too much on. I've just started an amazing new job which involves some beautiful cars, I won't say too much more, I'll probably make you jealous lol
Hi Tom, glad to hear things are going well :-) Too bad you not in, it was your turn to win...
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  September 15, 2012
excellent!
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  September 15, 2012
The functionality takes this to the next level.
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  September 15, 2012
Great!
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  September 15, 2012
Spendid stuff Nick! It's quirky cool! I love inventiveness like this, It looks so retro. Love the shaping at the front and the use of the Maxi-figs. One thing I think could improve this is to make the tail fin larger, it looks a little on the small side. Any how best of luck with this, I belive you'll do swimmingly. I won't be able to challenge you in the next round this year :-( got far too much on. I've just started an amazing new job which involves some beautiful cars, I won't say too much more, I'll probably make you jealous lol
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  September 15, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  September 15, 2012
Quality build and terrific imagination. It kind of reminds me of the Aquaphibian's sub in Stingray, only less threatening. The bar has been set high for round two.
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  September 14, 2012
Great work! We all live in a yellow amphibious vehicle just doesn't roll of the tongue the same way, lol!
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  September 14, 2012
Nick Barrett: Car - check. Great build - check. On to round 2 - check.
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  September 14, 2012
OMG! So you, and so the category as well. Love the playability and the scale here, way to go Nick. This is just so toyish, well done...
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  September 14, 2012
Wow Mr. Barret! It's so amazing...it even has PFs! So amazing. I will be posting my own entry in a couple of hours. -LB Jr.
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  September 14, 2012
Wow Mr. Barret! It's so amazing...it even has PFs! So amazing. I will be posting my own entry in a couple of hours. -LB Jr.
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  September 14, 2012
Dude! Awesome!
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  September 14, 2012
Quoting Giovanni & Lennaert Seynhaeve This thing is a genius, hilarious and crazy build and a bold undertaking to make it this scale WITH powerfunctions. Amazing. Let's be friends!
Thanks Giovanni. Yes, let's :-)
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  September 14, 2012
Quoting Gabor Pauler U R Crazy. A crazy genius. Have you ever heard about Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car?
Yes, and good spot - the world's only rear engined, front drive car was an inspiration for this.
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  September 14, 2012
This thing is a genius, hilarious and crazy build and a bold undertaking to make it this scale WITH powerfunctions. Amazing. Let's be friends!
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  September 14, 2012
Fantastic! I don't believe anyone else could have constructed a better yellow sub. Very well done :)
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  September 14, 2012
U R Crazy. A crazy genius. Have you ever heard about Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car?
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  September 14, 2012
Quoting Ian Spacek Haha, fantastic! One of the best entries yet!
Thanks Ian. I really appreciate the people like you (and LukeClarenceVan) who take the time to look at all the entries. It's why I try to do the same.
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  September 14, 2012
This looks amazing! Excellent work!
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  September 14, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist maybe we'll meet in round two this time...)
I'll need all the luck I can get, then. Thanks Luke :-)
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  September 14, 2012
Quoting StoveTop Creator Nick, this is wonderful! What a fun creation! It really made me smile! I'm sure it will make the judges more than smile... Very Best of Luck! :)
Thanks a lot, StoveTop. Best of luck to you too! ;-)
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  September 14, 2012
Quoting Tom Simon Hahaha! There is nothing fishy about this entry. What kind of bait does this thing tend to go for?
Thanks Tom. Other entries, hopefully...
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  September 14, 2012
Your style is UNIQUE! So is your talent, your inventions and the result. Brilliant AND very funny "crawling" car. Go for the round, Nick!!
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  September 14, 2012
I love this. It looks so quirky and fun. I can totally see the Beatles driving around in this thing. The power functions are brilliant, I especially like the gear box and propellers. The shape is fantastic too, I love the front and window. Good luck Mr Barrett.
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  September 14, 2012
Haha. Very nice. Good luck!
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  September 14, 2012
Haha, fantastic! One of the best entries yet!
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  September 14, 2012
excellent build and good luck
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  September 14, 2012
I had those figures in my very first Lego set. The build is Iiteral, but that doesn't stop it being very well built and pretty cool. The interior is a lot of fun, and I could imagine great to play with. Good luck!
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  September 14, 2012
Hahaha! There is nothing fishy about this entry. What kind of bait does this thing tend to go for?
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  September 14, 2012
Wow! Extremely original construction here, filled with funny ideas and working parts. The maxi-figs are hillarious. -Well, the whole thing is! VERY well done, Nick!
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  September 14, 2012
Haha, love it. The classic Nick Barrett style is evident, and I love the shape. ;) Great work and best of luck in the games! (Who knows, maybe we'll meet in round two this time...)
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  September 14, 2012
There's so much to praise and enjoy here. The idea is brilliant and original. It seems to come from the same era as the 70's figures inside the fish (I've a few of those figures somewhere in my Lego collection). The shape of the vehicle is great and has some nice curves built with square bircks. The interior has fun details to play with and the working propellers are a wonderful touch. Excellent!
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  September 14, 2012
Really cool, an creativ idea, I myselft never thought about building a fish car but it´s a great idea and turn out really funny but also really good designed, keep it up.
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  September 14, 2012
Very spiffy! Its the first submarine I'd take to go visit Atlantis. =P Nice tile flooring, too. Can't go adventuring without the comforts of home, of course.
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  September 14, 2012
Forgot your like :)
  September 14, 2012
Hi Nick, this looks very cool. I love the shape. Good luck in the MO!
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  September 14, 2012
Edited my comment below and one of MOCpages' glitches (lets call them character) removed the 'Like'. So here it is : )
  September 14, 2012
Wonderfully weird, and with your trademark old-skool style and Technical awesomeness. 5 starfish : )
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  September 14, 2012
Nick, this is wonderful! What a fun creation! It really made me smile! I'm sure it will make the judges more than smile... Very Best of Luck! :)
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  September 14, 2012
Lovely. I liked the functional propellers
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  September 14, 2012
That.... that is a awesome car/submarine! I really like the amount of details and the shape.
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  September 14, 2012
Nice! Cool functions and a well shaped hull :-)
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  September 14, 2012
Awesome work! I like all the functions. Love the video. Good luck! 5/5
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  September 14, 2012
That's really cool car!I wish somebody would produce cars like this in the world somewhere :-)Anyways,very well done and i wish a very best for you for the olympics!
 
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