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When the Galactic Asteroid Rally Circuit goes wrong: stranded in space.
About this creation


With the increasing popularity of the Galactic Asteroid Rally Circuit (GARC) more and more spaceship designers entered the field. Llwyngwril Space Systems had designed several successful space racers before, so it was logical for them to enter this field. Unfortunately their first design, the "Grasshopper" suffered engine failure on its first flight and had to be rescued before any "swooshing" photo could be taken.



The "Grasshopper" featured two tubes, one for each pilot. The pilots flew the ship from a prone position, in order to alleviate the stress on their bodies of the high-G turns of GARC racing. The ship also featured four massive engines.



These photos were sent to us by Roberts Recovery, the deep space salvage and recovery experts. The "Strange Attractor" was commanded by Eddy Lorenz. Eddy had been a weather forecaster but found the job boring and instead chose a life of rescuing stranded GARC racers from asteroid fields. This was dangerous, exciting and very well paid work.



Although this was built in LDD, only bricks that actually exist were used. Some decals were added using LDD2POVray but most were done manually in Photoshop. You can see better quality pictures on my Flickr Photostream.


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

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  April 30, 2014
Very cool design and very original!!
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  April 25, 2014
Love the magnet theme to the recovery vehicle. I may have to consider making a GARC vehicle at some point.
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  April 25, 2014
I don't know much about GARC, but I do love seeing workhorse spaceships, and this is a great space rig! It's like a mobile dry dock, great for keeping those ships going!
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  April 22, 2014
Quoting JWG 258 Beautifully done recovery ship. The flex axles bring the design to life as a rough service type of spaceship that deals with wrecks often. The stickers are done well. I thought that they came as part of the brick until you revealed the shop job at the end.
Thank you! The look that I wanted was exactly as you describe. Since I was kid, I've always been impressed by the big recovery trucks that they use on broken down HGVs, made by Scammel and Foden and other long dead British companies, which are often cover in writing, often hand-painted. I've learnt even more about using Photoshop from making this MOC. The thing that I can't do is to curve the stickers around a cylinder. Next time perhaps!
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  April 22, 2014
Beautifully done recovery ship. The flex axles bring the design to life as a rough service type of spaceship that deals with wrecks often. The stickers are done well. I thought that they came as part of the brick until you revealed the shop job at the end.
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  April 22, 2014
Nice!
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  April 22, 2014
Great colours and shapes! I like the Roberts Recovery 'stickers'. A really nice piece of microscale!
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  April 21, 2014
Great pair of ships. Super designs and colors.
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  April 21, 2014
The whole thing, the station and the small ship - magnificent!
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  April 21, 2014
Really cool idea!
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  April 20, 2014
Cool rig, Dude! Practical, but still stylish!
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  April 20, 2014
Great little build! I like all the details.
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  April 20, 2014
Super cool build, David. Everyone is so focused on GARC racers, nobody pays enough attention to the unsung heroes. I love your racer. That could be a submission of its own, but the Recovery ship is fantastic. I love the idea of building spaceships that take care of other tasks besides blowing other ships up, and you are among the best at it. That being said, this is easily among my favorite of your works.
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  April 20, 2014
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Excellent colours and design as usual, kind of reminds me of Thunderbird 2. I also really like the recovery vehicle. Need to check out the group it sounds cool.
I think that you might enjoy GARC. It's all about interesting shapes, colours, racing teams and custom stickers. Loads of scope for imagination and fun, at mini-fig or micro scale.
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  April 20, 2014
space ship repossion!:D
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  April 20, 2014
Excellent colours and design as usual, kind of reminds me of Thunderbird 2. I also really like the recovery vehicle. Need to check out the group it sounds cool.
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  April 20, 2014
It's great how you used the horseshoe shape on the rescue ship. By red, it is reminiscent of a typical rescue vehicle. The middle part looks very technical. The grasshopper looks very quickly with all the engines.
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  April 20, 2014
Very nice work David! Lovely colours!
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  April 20, 2014
Looks great! I especially love the color schemes!
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  April 20, 2014
Nice one Nick! This is a really awesome ship you seldom here of and never seen. Beautifully designed for the purpose it serves. I just love the recovery boom. Excellent job!
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  April 20, 2014
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Such brilliant work David. A fantastic idea brought to life (well, virtual brick) magnificently. I love it!
I'm back home and back with my real bricks on Friday. I have an idea for a big spaceship, which I bought some new bricks for autumn (totally the wrong ones as it turns out).
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  April 20, 2014
Quoting Nick Barrett If Llwyngwril are making racers, Roberts Recovery will never be out of work! Nice job.
Quoting matt rowntRee Well, someone has to clean up after Llwyngwril. ;) Great little GARC as well as the salvager. I've gotta try me one of these, they all look so fun and zippy. Awesome!
Llwyngwril Space Systems have a fine tradition of building quality, reliable spacecraft. This engine failure was very unusual, probably caused by over stressing the engines for racing. It's when we have to design surface vehicles that the wheels fall off, sometimes literally...
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  April 20, 2014
Such brilliant work David. A fantastic idea brought to life (well, virtual brick) magnificently. I love it!
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  April 20, 2014
Well, someone has to clean up after Llwyngwril. ;) Great little GARC as well as the salvager. I've gotta try me one of these, they all look so fun and zippy. Awesome!
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  April 20, 2014
nice concept and design!
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  April 20, 2014
If Llwyngwril are making racers, Roberts Recovery will never be out of work! Nice job.
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  April 20, 2014
Quoting Alex Sonny Very nice, I love the idea behind G.A.R.C.this heavy duty hauler is really cool because of it's shape and (presumably) size. The double cockpit design works well with te middle transport section. But since it needs to transport double the mass, there could be more to the engines ;) overall this is great and I just may join you guys on Flickr soon ;)
Now you mention it, I see what you mean about the engines. I suppose that this will have to just trundle along slowly, on the inside lane of the space routes.
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  April 20, 2014
Very nice, I love the idea behind G.A.R.C.this heavy duty hauler is really cool because of it's shape and (presumably) size. The double cockpit design works well with te middle transport section. But since it needs to transport double the mass, there could be more to the engines ;) overall this is great and I just may join you guys on Flickr soon ;)
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  April 20, 2014
Nice work!
 
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