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Classic Space - FAILURE!
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This entry is to share my anguish with my fellow FOLs out there in this world. This was going to be my entry into the Classic Space Pocket Money Contest. I was relatively pleased with the result, in that I had never before built a MOC within this genre, and I thought I had done well to build something that fit. This is a communication point establishment vehicle, commissioned by the Department of Planetary Habitation and Civilization Relocation. This vehicle roves about previously uninhabited planets and leaves behind communication dishes in predetermined locations to establish contact between different agents as they prepare a planet for occupation by a civilization that is being forced to move from their native planet. Noble cause, right?

Forgive me, but my frustration and unshakeable sense of principle prevented me from editing any of these photos. Anyhow, letís have a look.








The spaceman exits the vehicle and walks around to the control panel on the rear of the base of the communications dish.


Activates the stabilizers.


Repositions the dish to establish the link and activates the release.


Drives away, leaving behind the communications dish.


This is the real disappointing part. After spending the time to count each piece as I used them, making the adjustments if I did any shifting, photographing this vehicle and dismantling it for this last shot and continuing on with my alternate builds, I discovered that I made a miscalculation and built a Classic Space MOC that was comprised of 110 pieces, exceeding the piece limit by 10. Don't know how it happened. CURSES!!!

There you have it. Feel free to poke fun at this very costly error. I deserve it, and you probably won't say anything I didn't yell at those neat rows of pieces in that last shot, though most of what I said wouldn't make it past the filter.



Comments

 I made it 
  January 11, 2013
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Well you might not be able to count but you certainly can build. A very charming entry and even though you have used modern pieces you have captured the CS style perfectly. Shame :(
Haha! Thanks for the good-natured ribbing. That was sort of the purpose of this build. Not a lot of folks got that, though I really appreciate the support. Yeah, it was a shame, but I like the official entry better.
 I like it 
  January 11, 2013
Failure or not I think you built a fantastic vehicle and presented it in a very dignified fashion. Keep up the great work.
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  January 10, 2013
If the next contest is to make a model of up to 150 pieces you're actually one step ahead of the rest of us.
 I like it 
  January 10, 2013
I feel your pain. I was going to post for the contest myself but after I finished my primary unit, I discovered mine came in at 140 pieces. I tried stripping it down to make the count but I couldn't pull it off without the thing falling apart so I've decided to bow out myself. Best of luck with your future projects.
 I like it 
  January 10, 2013
Cool build, Dude! Bummer about the parts count, but oh, well, still a nifty entry!
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  January 10, 2013
Lovely build Tim, shame about the piece count - you're not the only one though, I had a couple of piece-count failures too. Frustrating, but looking forward to seeing what your final entry will be :)
 I like it 
  January 7, 2013
Great job on this, even if you went over the piece limit.
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  January 6, 2013
lol, with what you ve done before, it s no big thing, you re not going to convince me you re retarded, lol, einstein had trouble cooking, when you have 200 ideas in your mind, some glitches can happen, it s like central, lol, it s still a cool kit, I like your take on it, especially the concept!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
10 pieces?! Nahh... Theres got to be a way around that tiny obstacle; this creation is definitely NOT a failure.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
This is a great little vehicle! Very pleasing to the eye! Count your blessings... stay with it... we want to see more! :)
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  January 6, 2013
i hope this will be your greatest failure in your life :)
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
Its not a failure, sure its not the right colours, but its still a great build!
 I made it 
  January 6, 2013
Hey, thanks for the support, everyone, but I suppose I should have clarified somewhere in the description that I haven't stomped my feet and run away crying from those pieces. I actually had fun building it and am pretty happy with the result from an aeasthetic standpoint. I posted this and invited some friendly razzing because I thought the whole situation was pretty funny. If I was really upset about it, I wouldn't have posted it. So, thank you all again for talking me off the ledge;) I really appreciate the support. But I am going back to the drawing board on this and hopefully can get it back in before the deadline.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
It's a cool little vehicle, and as David says, the piece count can be economized without too much compromise. All is not lost!
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  January 6, 2013
I really don't think this is a failure. It looks Awesome!
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  January 6, 2013
I came out lucky with 100 pieces flat. That's to bad that you had to many pieces becuase it's a wonderful build.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
Big deal, you can't enter it in the contest; it's still a lovely build and an inventive one at that. I really like the functionality you demonstrate in the photos and the idea of remote relay stations is something that would be necessary in space exploration. Ok, so it's not in the contest, but it's still a winner!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
Still a very nice vehicle !
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  January 6, 2013
I don't think losing 10 pieces would be that difficult, especially after looking at the brick selection. I was gutted to find i had to lose 26 from my initial model! I managed (with a tear in my eye) to reduce it to 96 and then was so happy to be able to reinstate 4 pieces get the magic 100.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
how about alternate not failure! Its still great!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
Failure is a little harsh for this wonderful little rover. In fact it is anything but a failure! Also looking at the pieces there, there would have been some simple and not that harsh aesthetic solutions to the piece count issue. Also the pieces tempt you with what I could see being an amazing robot alternative. I personally really like the stabilisers on the detachable radar station, just the sort of neat little play feature that made CS so great. Feel free to still add it to the competition group, as although it can't be judged, the other competitors should see it. Hope you had a great Christmas and thanks again for featuring my Adoration of the Magi MOC.
  January 6, 2013
now that would not surprise me now tim haha sleep building sounds like you
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
Well you might not be able to count but you certainly can build. A very charming entry and even though you have used modern pieces you have captured the CS style perfectly. Shame :(
 I made it 
  January 6, 2013
Quoting kaeleb appleyard nice build but everybody makes mistakes my friend you know next time to count your pieces while building no ?
That's the thing, I was counting them. Somehow I added 10 pieces without recording them. Maybe I was building in my sleep;)
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
nice build but everybody makes mistakes my friend you know next time to count your pieces while building no ?
 
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