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The Basic Utility Ground Walker of the Classic Space era.
About this creation


The Basic Utility Ground Walker was yet another attempt by Llwyngwril Space Systems to produce a practical surface transport. Its large headlights and combined small and large radars made it particularly suitable for exploring the dark side of the moon. It was a grand sight to see a BUG Walker on the run, during a lunar eclipse. BUG pilots were paid more money than other spacemen, which led to an us and them situation. One BUG walker had its oxygen supply sabotaged by an envious spaceman, resulting in brain damage to the pilot who was unable to breathe. In time he died and went to the great gig in the sky. In an attempt to keep the cost down, the BUG Walker was produced in plain CS colours. Pilots used to paraphrase Henry Ford, "You can have any colour you like, so long as it's grey."



At its base, the BUG Walker reversed into its charging bay and plugged into the power. The next pilot would often be so excited at the thought of going for a drive that they would head straight out, trailing the power line and giving the BUG Walker a distinctive tail.

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The engineering required to make its six legs walk was incredibly complex and expensive. This meant that there was no money left to buy access ladders from Llwyngwril Ladder Systems. Instead, pilots were taught transcendental meditation techniques and ascended to the cockpit using yogic flying.

Observant readers will have noticed references to a famous album whose 40th anniversary happened this year. I've managed to include all of the track titles, apart from one.



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  April 2, 2014
Haha really funny, great build too
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  February 28, 2014
the wheel in the sky keeps on turnin... love journey
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  October 20, 2013
Ha Ha!So funny and masterly built!
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  October 16, 2013
Excellent build. You really captured a classic space feel.
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  October 15, 2013
thats the coolest stuff i ever saw the legs are in a very good relationship to the body
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  October 13, 2013
Love the cockpit access method, so funny! Well built!
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  October 12, 2013
Congrats on getting "Across MOCpages" again, David, in such a short amount of time. Well deserved.
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  October 12, 2013
Quoting Grant Davis I aprove this, a little bit more color would have been cool though.
I agree about some colour but to me the Classic Space ground vehicles are first ones, which were exclusively grey.
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  October 11, 2013
I aprove this, a little bit more color would have been cool though.
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  October 11, 2013
Absolutly fantastic! Funny and classic, wow!
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  October 7, 2013
Beautiful work and shaping! I love the cartoony look of the "face" and legs. Great stuff.
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  October 5, 2013
Quoting Parrington Levens Pure cs dude, just nailed the theme with this one, I reckon if this piece had been round then this would have been a set...
Wow, thank you! I agree that some of the Classic Space land transport was a bit improbable too!
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  October 5, 2013
Pure cs dude, just nailed the theme with this one, I reckon if this piece had been round then this would have been a set...
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  October 4, 2013
This is really very good. A lot of good details in it. Love the bug eyes.
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  October 3, 2013
Quoting Tim C There you go with that Death Star piece again. It's between you and Riccardo that make the best use of that piece. I think the legs are my favorite part on this one. They look very convincingly mechanical. I also like the little robotic face on the front, if you were going for that. If not, then I didn't notice a face, just a really cool detail in the front;) Nice work, David.
It's as though a mysterious Force draws me to the Death Star! The each pair of legs is on 2x2 turntable plate, so you can sort of make the BUG walk. I put the big lights on the front and then I realised that the little radar would make a mouth. After that, I had no choice but to add a tail :)
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  October 3, 2013
There you go with that Death Star piece again. It's between you and Riccardo that make the best use of that piece. I think the legs are my favorite part on this one. They look very convincingly mechanical. I also like the little robotic face on the front, if you were going for that. If not, then I didn't notice a face, just a really cool detail in the front;) Nice work, David.
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  October 3, 2013
Quoting Nick Barrett Brilliant, and typically flawed! Are LSS anything to do with Alfa Romeo ?
Erm, the Chief Designer worked for several winters near to Turin. He claims to have been teaching skiing but could have moonlighting, down the autostrada, at the car factory...
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  October 3, 2013
Brilliant, and typically flawed! Are LSS anything to do with Alfa Romeo ?
David Roberts
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Dr. Monster
  October 2, 2013
Beautiful design! Great model, well done.
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  October 2, 2013
That's all kinds of awesome!
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  October 2, 2013
Another super build and even better write-up... I think it was the line about brain damage that alerted me what you were up to. A suitably off-the-Wall tribute to a great band!
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  October 2, 2013
Great! Nice use of the Death Star piece!
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  October 2, 2013
So cool! And very bug-like! I also liked the GIF at the end!
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  October 2, 2013
Another clever design thanks to the planet pod! This thing looks like it gets decent gas mileage! Nice job!
  October 2, 2013
Would you like me to incorporate the TNO Bubble cockpit design into my latest creation?
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  October 2, 2013
Awesome as always! Love the legs and eyes.
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  October 1, 2013
Delightful! :)
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  October 1, 2013
LOL! Another superb build design path for alternative Classic Space-themed mocs.
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  October 1, 2013
Quoting Gerald F. Spectacular work as always. I like the overall design and the whole concept is very intriguing. I like how you surrounded the semi- Death Star piece with bricks to place the cockpit on top and the lighted eyes. I like the legs too, skinny yet strong, just like a bug. Great job and keep on brickin'!
Thank you! The secret ingredient here is one of those bar/pins that Lego use for their "Flick Missiles". Its stud is how the bit that the pilot sits on is attached. It goes down through the holes in the mesh radar dish and two 4x2 Technic plates, to which the bits which go round the dome attach. After that it goes through the hole in the Death Star and fixes into the cross-shaped axle hole in a 2x2 cyclinder brick inside. This makes the MOC pretty robust and playable.
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  October 1, 2013
This is really cool . Love the use of the planet shell for the body. I can just imagine this little guy running around a planets surface exploring . Awesome!
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  October 1, 2013
Spectacular work as always. I like the overall design and the whole concept is very intriguing. I like how you surrounded the semi- Death Star piece with bricks to place the cockpit on top and the lighted eyes. I like the legs too, skinny yet strong, just like a bug. Great job and keep on brickin'!
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  October 1, 2013
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Your builds always ' speak to me' and this one is no exception. Great album and a great moc. Love the bits that wrap around the death star half
Well spotted! Thank you as well!
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  October 1, 2013
Quoting Disco Chicken good use of the mini star wars planets!
Thank you! I think that it's quite tricky to use these big chunks of plastic. I've made a group for these creations: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/21377
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  October 1, 2013
Your builds always ' speak to me' and this one is no exception. Great album and a great moc. Love the bits that wrap around the death star half
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  October 1, 2013
good use of the mini star wars planets!
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  October 1, 2013
Absolutely brilliant!
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  October 1, 2013
lol, funny and cool as ever!
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  October 1, 2013
Quoting David Alexander Smith You need to build the Blacktron counterpart so they can joust. Love this little fella.
Your comment made me laugh out loud when I read it :) Now, where to find a black Death Star for the Blacktron version...
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  October 1, 2013
Beyond excellent David! Certainly one of your best. You could say that it would "eclipse" anything before it. ;) Nice one, love the references as well!
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  October 1, 2013
You need to build the Blacktron counterpart so they can joust. Love this little fella.
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  October 1, 2013
Quoting Alexander Pierson Hey you, I have high hopes for you. One of these days, do you think you could tackle making some stuff from M-Tron, Space Police, or Blacktron?
I'd like to build something from those themes but they were after my chilhood building days and so I don't have any specialist bricks. Then again, the black & yellow of Blacktron is a great colour-scheme...
  October 1, 2013
Hey you, I have high hopes for you. One of these days, do you think you could tackle making some stuff from M-Tron, Space Police, or Blacktron?
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  October 1, 2013
Funny! I like the animated picture!
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  October 1, 2013
Looks great!
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  October 1, 2013
Awesome!
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  October 1, 2013
Love it, and very humorous! :D
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  October 1, 2013
Fantastic work, full of imagination!
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  October 1, 2013
Quoting Commander Cold But I thought that you were making space colourful!
I am but sometime you just have to go with the Classic Space flow! :)
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  October 1, 2013
That's awesome! Love the legs and overall parts usage of the walker. Great work! :)
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  October 1, 2013
But I thought that you were making space colourful!
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  October 1, 2013
Glad you liked it.....thanks.....
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  October 1, 2013
Quoting Commander Cold Which walker are you talking about david?
Your Drift Stalker, with its nifty orange bubble cockpit: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/369213
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  October 1, 2013
Which walker are you talking about david?
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  October 1, 2013
Ha! Neat-o. Great use of that Death Star half.
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  October 1, 2013
I love that! that is just so awesome, I love the name!
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  October 1, 2013
Lovely ..... Very believable. I want some for my space figs !!! :D
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  October 1, 2013
Quoting Daniel Calleri I too have been eyeing those spherical containers but have not been properly inspired! Well played use! The pegs are great too. Using those toothed 'stick to post' elements is hard to do. Great build!
Thank you! Have a look at this group for some more inspiration: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/21377
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  October 1, 2013
Quoting Commander Cold I do like walkers...And this is good!
Not as colourful as yours though!
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  October 1, 2013
I do like walkers...And this is good!
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  October 1, 2013
luvin this one - great part usage especially the old airplane engine turbines on the feet!
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  October 1, 2013
Fabulous! I really like this B.U.G. Walker! Nice use of parts here!
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  October 1, 2013
I too have been eyeing those spherical containers but have not been properly inspired! Well played use! The pegs are great too. Using those toothed 'stick to post' elements is hard to do. Great build!
 
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