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Classic Space Pocket Money Challenge Entry 1 - Cargo Loader
competition entry
About this creation






MAIN SET








SPACE CARGO LOADER

Designed with grasping claws for picking up fuel rods and loading small, personal vehicles, into larger transports. Legs can be positioned for basic walking action and to be stable on most surfaces. Hatch is hinged to remove pilot.



80 PIECES

ALTERNATIVE MODEL A



SPACE SLED, WITH RADAR TRAILER AND ROBOT SCOUTS

Features hover sled with radar dish and two robots, one small observation drone and a larger power/repair robot.


ALTERNATIVE MODEL B




MOBILE SENSOR PLATFORM.

This bipedal exoframe is designed for gathering long range telemetry data as it marches over the lunar landscape.

ALTERNATIVE MODEL C







SWOOP BIKE

This hover bike is designed with a forward mounted sensor rig, retractable landing gear and adjustable chair.

This was created as my entry into the Classic Space Pocket Money Challenge. Sets had to have two distinct modes, plenty of play value and be between 30-100 pieces (At exactly 80 pieces I'm well under the upper limit).

If the judges will allow, I may attempt a second design before the competition ends in January. Only one entry per person. I may attempt a better alternate mode from the parts, but this is my only entry, officially.

Personal assessment:

Well obviously I like it, otherwise I wouldn't have made it, but as with any design I could still make a few changes and substitutions. The hardest part is creating something that doesn't have military applications. Though I did have some serious head scratching on an alternate mode that was significantly different from the primary one.

Comments, suggestions and advice welcome as ever - ratings optional, spam will be deleted.

Note: Because this is a competition entry I haven't included building instructions. I may add the file later if the judges request it.




Comments

 I like it 
  April 30, 2014
Wow, the Cargo Loader is really impressive. I've always been looking for a small exo suit, but never knew how I should build this. ta taaaa and here is one. Excellent
 I like it 
  February 25, 2014
Wow awsome mini mech love the details!!
 I like it 
  August 30, 2013
Nice build. It has all the necessary neo-classic quirks.
 I like it 
  January 15, 2013
I like the plain, grey CS vehicle colour scheme, along with the trans red & yellow touches. The claws and feet look very functional. -9- I like the economical way that you’ve used the parts to get lots of interesting details. The “Swoop Bike” is a great looking alternative, with enigmatic CS sensors on the front. The scooter towing the radar looks fun, especially with accompanying, cute robots. -8- This MOC looks cool but I think where detailed designs like this fail (a bit!) is in how playable they might be in the hands of a 8 or 9 year old. The legs and arms would be a bit fiddly to move around. Having said that, you could use this MOC for so many different adventures, loading things, rescuing spacemen, exploring. With a few more parts you could add a rocket pack and go flying too! -6- No guns, an overall grey CS vehicle look, that also manages to squeeze in the black & yellow stripes and loads of play possibilities. If the parts had existed back in ’79, surely they would have made something like this! Perhaps the only thing missing are some grey tanks on the back to fuel it. P.S. As a fellow user of LDD and rendering I love the first picture. -9-Total score-32-
 I like it 
  January 15, 2013
Design: Great CS hard-suit. The cargo-loading theme provides a convincing aesthetic. Looks a tad unbalanced for its task, otherwise great. 8 Piece Selection: The pieces are highly flexible. The robots in the second build are cute and just the tip of the iceberg as to what you could build. The fourth build is a great space scooter. Would be value for money if you picked it up for real. 8 Playability: A dilemma here, whist flexible and full of play ideas, the reality of standing him up and moving objects could be difficult. 7 CS Factor: A very modern take on CS, which I think exemplifies how LEGO designers might approach the theme today. For me some of the feel of CS is missing; I think it is something to do with a mech masquerading as a CS set that does this. Still good. 8
 I like it 
  December 23, 2012
Wow, that's cool! I wish I had one of these for my spacemen back in the 80s. The alternative models are cool, too, especially the third one. Great job! :-)) And Merry Christmas! <<<=
 I like it 
  December 13, 2012
I love it!
 I like it 
  December 11, 2012
Wow, brilliant!
 I made it 
  December 11, 2012
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . Very cool indeed. Especially that main set, fits really well into NCS, even into CS too.
Thank you.
 I like it 
  December 11, 2012
Very cool indeed. Especially that main set, fits really well into NCS, even into CS too.
 I made it 
  December 11, 2012
Quoting Topsy Creatori(StoveTop nomore!) Love the Cargo Loader... 'Cuz it's Cute, Cool, And Clever! Alternates Are Awesome Also! :)
Thank you, much appreciated.
 I made it 
  December 11, 2012
Quoting Marc dZ Cool and funny!! The first one is very well done!
I wasn't trying for funny, but thanks. :D
 I made it 
  December 11, 2012
Quoting BobaFett 2 While I don't think that this fits into the Classic Space theme, it's still a nice little robot that makes a great use of hinges and parts. Good luck in the contest!
Thanks, and yes it is more neo-classic than classic. But since the competition was to create something original, I felt copying the old style too literally would go against me.
 I made it 
  December 11, 2012
Quoting Nick Barrett Classic space brought right up to date. A lovely model, and well considered alternatives. Good luck!
Thanks for the kind words, but I have to admit I'm not 100% happy with the alternatives. If the judges don't mind I'd like to use the remaining time to play with the set and add a better second design.
 I made it 
  December 11, 2012
Quoting Mihe Stonee really a nice one!
Thank you :)
 I made it 
  December 11, 2012
Quoting Tim C Nice work, Andros. That will be a tough one to beat.
Thanks Tim, but as it has already been pointed out, it's a neo-classic design rather than a classic design, so I may loose a few points for that. I'm just in it because I like the theme, winning isn't important.
 I made it 
  December 11, 2012
Quoting Commander Cold See what I mean? I could never beat this. Way to put me down.
Commander Cold, you are too modest. I'm sure you could make something awesome if you try. Besides, you have to be in it to win it.
 I made it 
  December 11, 2012
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 great mech suit concepts!
Thank you, the second one isn't to my usual standard, but I'm really pleased with the first.
 I like it 
  December 11, 2012
great mech suit concepts!
 I like it 
  December 10, 2012
See what I mean? I could never beat this. Way to put me down.
 I like it 
  December 10, 2012
Nice work, Andros. That will be a tough one to beat.
 I like it 
  December 10, 2012
really a nice one!
 I like it 
  December 10, 2012
Classic space brought right up to date. A lovely model, and well considered alternatives. Good luck!
 I like it 
  December 10, 2012
While I don't think that this fits into the Classic Space theme, it's still a nice little robot that makes a great use of hinges and parts. Good luck in the contest!
 I like it 
  December 10, 2012
Cool and funny!! The first one is very well done!
  December 10, 2012
Love the Cargo Loader... 'Cuz it's Cute, Cool, And Clever! Alternates Are Awesome Also! :)
 
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