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C.S.P.M.C. Entry - Mobile Miner
This is my entry for the 'Classic Space Pocket Money Contest' hosted by the Davids, a mobile mining facility.
About this creation
I took as much inspiration as I could from all the sets Classic Space had to offer, while adhering to the rules set out by the Davids, this is what I came up with.
This set uses 87 pieces.


>>Mobile mining unit being removed from the back of the space transporter.


>>Spaceman heading to check on mining unit.


Alternative model #1: Moon buggy and bi-wheeled robot.




>>Reverse shot of moon buggy (sorry, forgot to take a behind shot of the robot!).


Alternative model #2: Miner mech and refueling station.




>>Miner mech being refuelled.


>>Spaceman standing proudly next to his mech.


Can I say a massive thank you to the Davids for coming up with this amazingly cool contest. Very original and creative.
Thanks everyone for viewing, C & C welcome :)




Comments

 I like it 
  January 15, 2013
A fun looking articulated vehicle. Itís good that the joint is a ball and socket to allow the vehicle to twist as it traverses the rough surface of the moon. I love the look of the big wheels on the front and the smaller wheels on the trailer. For an all-terrain vehicle, the nose does stick out quite a bit and might catch on rocks and the edges of craters. The turntable mounted arm is great for dropping off the mining unit into all sorts of nooks and crannies, plus you could use it for picking up and carrying cargo and all sorts of other spacey stuff. 9 A pair of fun and creative alternative builds. I like the characterful robot with his big eyes and wheels. The buggy is nice too, though shouldnít those tanks be on the front for a true CS feel? :) The mining mech has lots of fun play potential and itís great that youíve built a fuelling station from the leftover parts. Thereís a nice variety to both the main build and the alternatives. 9 Lots of play options here! The little mining unit looks as though it can hop around on itís yellow dish, grabbing this with its arms. The vehicle can drive all over the place, delivering mining units and picking up other stuff. Perhaps a good addition to the playability would be if the tractor unit could detach and drive away as a separate buggy? The whole build looks quite sturdy and easy for kids to use. 9 I like how this vehicle sticks to the all grey colour scheme of Classic Space but has lots of interesting shapes and textures to break it up. I like how detailed this compact model is too. It should have been in the shops in 1979! 9 Total score 36.
 I like it 
  January 15, 2013
Design: I love the main build, which nails the CS utility rover theme perfectly. 9 Piece Selection: Two clever and well thought out alternatives. Great idea for the pipe connection to the hard-suit. 8.5 Playability: The crane arm and detachable base station gives this a high play value score. 9 CS Factor: Takes some of the early claw arm and digger rovers bang up to date, and pushes it a bit further with the addition of the detachable section. 9
 I like it 
  January 13, 2013
That's so cool it's really CS style! That neon green works very well with the classic colour scheme. Great job! :-)) And good luck with the judges!
 I like it 
  January 11, 2013
Really clever builds. Love the miner mech and the little robot, but the main build is just brilliant. Love the use of the arm on that one. Well done and good luck in the contest.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
Really super stuff here! My favorite is the robot with the big eyes... er... light wave detection devices! :)
 I like it 
  January 5, 2013
Lovely build .. The Mech is my favorite :)
 I like it 
  January 4, 2013
Good entry. I'm sure there are more than 2 alternate builds with that set.
 I like it 
  January 4, 2013
Cool entry!
 I like it 
  January 4, 2013
Great entry, there is lots of playability with the main build and the alt modes!
 I like it 
  January 4, 2013
Nice, I like the big wheels at the front, nice photos too
 
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