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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.