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LIU Mineral Surveyor Mech
Finding rocks has never been so much fun!
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LIU Mineral Surveyor Mech


The Ludgonian Industrial Union is proud to present our newest product, the LIU Mineral Surveyor Mech (MSM). Use the MSM's various instruments to uncover mineral deposits, locate fossils, or find your friend you buried a little too deep in the sand.



The MSM is a bi-pedal Mecha designed to scout various terrains for mineral deposits. The MSM uses a combination of ground penetrating radar, thermal and spectral imaging, and good old fashion metal detectors to detect these deposits.








Some might argue that the MSM is overkill, as traditional satellite based surveyors can complete the task and are much less expensive than the MSM, but we disagree. Ground based surveyors, such as the MSM, are proven to be .3% more accurate than their orbiting counterparts. How much would you pay to be .3% more accurate?









Eight pods on the MSM's legs fire high energy sound waves into the planet's crust. These sound waves bounce off various deposits and are collected by the radar units pictured below.








Here are the aforementioned radar units. These units pick up sound vibrations and convert them to images. Each type of mineral reflects the sound waves differently allowing the MSM to determine which minerals rest below.







The MSM's large feet increase stability, but more importantly, they serve as instruments themselves. The right leg contains thermal and spectral imaging scanners and the left leg has a built in metal detector. These instruments compliment the MSM's sound wave mapping system.








The MSM is slightly bulky and unsteady, but experienced pilots can safely get the MSM to run at about 35 mph. Unsafely, they can get it to run at about 45 mph.








An experienced MSM pilot.








The MSM saves all its survey data and converts it into easy to read maps, but as a back-up, a separate crew marks especially valuable deposits with a flag. Why does the crew have such angry faces? They're mad that they don't get to pilot this awesome machine*. Don't be like them, get your own!







*Note: The high energy sound waves given off by the MSM cause nearby items to vibrate violently. Such vibrations have been shown to dislodge or damage teeth, cause hearing loss, and spawn STD's (at least that's what the designer told his wife). Such vibrations may also be responsible for the mad faces on the ground crew, but we like our reason better.



Comments

 I like it 
  March 7, 2011
a mining mech! lovely! and very well done, i like the concept,it s cool that you made a support team, the small vehicle is also well designed! great job lugdo!
 I like it 
  April 28, 2010
Don't know why I haven't commented on your earlier stuff...anyway quite bulky and beautiful (that's what she said)!
 I like it 
  October 13, 2009
an experienced pilot can run unsafely at 45mph. Classic! Great Mech.
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  March 13, 2009
Maybe they are good vibrations? The only thing I would like to see added to this fine creation is a minifig army being stomped on by this beauty. Lee.
 I like it 
  January 10, 2009
Good to see another creation from the almighty LIU...Great MOC!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2009
Nice. And sorry for my lack of posting lately... I've been busy and when I try to post pictures on MOCpages it doesn't always work with my new laptop... But I'll try to find a way.
 I like it 
  December 31, 2008
I thought vibrations made people smile? I took one look at this and said, "Big, white, boxy... gotta be LIU!" Good to have you back sir! ~ Chris.
Ludgonious .
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CEO Wraith
  December 29, 2008
Looks good...i imagine it would make a good chassis to build an armored/armed mech out of
 I like it 
  December 29, 2008
I think that you have a talent for snot. this captured my attention on the first pic of it. well done!
 I like it 
  December 29, 2008
Interesting design. I don't think I've seen such a focus on the legs of a mech in a while. good work.
 I like it 
  December 29, 2008
Nice bot, I have one like it that surveys too. 5/5
 I like it 
  December 28, 2008
HeyLudgy, you're also getting spammed? I just posted 2 new mechs that got pammed as soon as I posted them.
 I like it 
  December 28, 2008
Yay! Always nice to see mecha put to uses besides killing (not that there's anything wrong with killing). And ya gotta love that LIU commentry.
 I like it 
  December 24, 2008
May the spirit of Christmas light up your heart, and fill your life with love, joy, and LEGOs!! "MERRY CHRISTMAS"
 I like it 
  December 24, 2008
Well that is a very unique idea for a mech. Nice job!
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  December 23, 2008
Nice mech. Now then, when can we expect the next installment of LIU Atlas?
 I like it 
  December 23, 2008
Another Awesome MOC! Keep'em coming!
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  December 23, 2008
Oh man, I want a metal detector is my foot...
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  December 23, 2008
The colour scheme definitely has a commercial look to it and that blocky look fits the role. some good camera angles give it even more weight. Good stuff.
 I like it 
  December 23, 2008
It looks kinda like classic space, but more advanced and LIUish. I don't really know what else to say.
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  December 23, 2008
who needs rocks when you can dislodge teeth?a perfect way to demolish morale!mwu wha hahahahahahaha!
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  December 23, 2008
Mmmm, that .3% could be all that's needed to strike it rich on lost rings and loose change! Nice to see another ridiculously specialized, but awesomely built/presented, product from LIU.
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  December 23, 2008
Nice one Ludgy! A bit blocky, but that's you're style.
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  December 23, 2008
Great Job! Check out my MOCs. ~Alex
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  December 23, 2008
Great job my liberal friend! The color scheme is awesome!
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  December 23, 2008
Excellent. I like how the legs give it a more bulky feeling. Nice colors and look.
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  December 23, 2008
Elegant, in a way - which is strange for a LIU product, which have a rather impressive design usually- Love the color scheme, the blue radars and the concept !
 I like it 
  December 23, 2008
I see your mech building skills have improved imensely. the bulky feel really suits the mech. Great color scheme too. Good day
  December 23, 2008
Lovely mech! Id like some guns though,but its a mineral surveyor mech. Nice!
  December 23, 2008
I rather like the big legs, but I like how all the sensor devices seem well thought out.
 I made it 
  December 23, 2008
Thanks for the input. The top was originally thicker and taller, but I couldn't get it to balance on the legs for the life of me, so I chopped it down. Even at its current height and weight I had a hard time keeping it upright.
 I like it 
  December 23, 2008
very nice but construction and an awesome idea but looks a bit bottom heavy.
 
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