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Old Man's Folly
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Single Track, Jet Propelled Racer
About this creation
This was created for a theme on flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/grandpappy), and I realized that people here might not have seen it. Here's the back story:

Old Man's Folly's has been in the league from many years. The same can also be said for it's driver, Samual Reedus, who has been driving Old's Man Folly since it's initial debut (then called "The Grinder"). The dual engines in the rear "tread-hub" provide enormous power to the single tread that runs the length of Old Man's Folly, and the reinforced cockpit provides a relatively safe (if not cramped) ride.

In the design stages, the engineers could never figure out how to get the cockpit to open while the tread was on the vehicle. To help combat this obvious safety issue, special treads were made for Old Man's Folly; each individual tread is fitted with explosive bolts, allowing for rapid untreading of the vehicle, and access to the cockpit. This works in theory.

Even the possibility of being unable to get out of the cockpit when an incident occurred (and they do) was an instant turn off for many potential pilots. But not for Reedus; he long ago stopped worrying about his safely, believing himself immortal.

To this day, armed with a powerful IATTAR racer, Sam Reedus continues to throw Old Man's Folly at the tracks. He even wins on occasion.









Closeup view of the read tread-hub


The tread is off, and the cockpit can open up


As you can see, two of the Power Miner "wheels" offer the perfect width for the tank tread. It does roll, but it has a click sound to it.


Interior of the cockpit, showing how the minifigure can sit in an odd-stud-width cockpit.


The sexy pose!





Comments

 I made it 
  September 1, 2009
Quoting general haikaru 6/5 its not a sexy pose if it is not a chick
Ah... Homophobia on the internet. How original.
 I like it 
  May 20, 2009
So, how much longer until you'll post your new mecha?
 I like it 
  May 15, 2009
the color scheme, and whole "it's a tank" thing remind me of the 'land master' from the Star fox series (only MUCH cooler) verry well done.
  April 5, 2009
Ok, I finally finished my big Izzo mech. I mean big by size mostly. I had no idea how big Izzo-scale was!http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/107584
 I like it 
  March 28, 2009
Here's my preview. The lower legs don't connect with the knees yet. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/107082#comments
 I like it 
  March 28, 2009
Are the multicolors just temporary? It looks like a big mech.
 I made it 
  March 28, 2009
Quoting Phong Chang You think you can post us a sneek peek at your project?
This is all I'm willing to show at this point: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grandpappy/3374070604/ (the blurry blob in the upper right corner) and http://www.flickr.com/photos/grandpappy/3317199683/
 I like it 
  March 28, 2009
Oh alright. I've been working on a new mech too. It's another Izzo mech, but I have to wait for the Pick-A-Brick order to come, so I only posted a preview. I'm working to become as good as Izzo. You think you can post us a sneek peek at your project?
 I like it 
  March 28, 2009
looks like it belongs in Extreme-G for the N64. awesome!
 I made it 
  March 28, 2009
Quoting Phong Chang Hey, Nathan, Where've you been? You haven't posted a single new mech lately.
Just super busy. Work has been taking up a ton of my time lately. I have something in the works, but it will be a while before I'm ready to post it. You can see my other recent Lego activity on my flickr page (www.flickr.com/photos/grandpappy)
 I like it 
  March 28, 2009
Hey, Nathan, Where've you been? You haven't posted a single new mech lately.
 I like it 
  March 28, 2009
gr8
 I like it 
  March 20, 2009
I saw this on brickshelf awhile ago, and I'm glad I can comment on it now! I really like how you used the new wheels/drills with the tread, it's very innovative even if it makes it hard to get into the cockpit. The lights and grills on the sides compliment the design well.
 I like it 
  January 31, 2009
Awesome tank/bike thing, I'm really a fan of your creations. I absolutly love futuristic racing things (be it hovercar, mech, bike, buggy, you name it) and this one is great. It's nice to see a little deviation from mechs every once in awhile. Keep on building ~ Nowhereman
 I like it 
  January 31, 2009
This is a great creation as usual from you! nice and complicated techniques in this little thing... do you know what I like the most?! the technique for the mini fig seat! amazing solution for three wide space... keep on this great level and thanks for the feedback on my KITT :) >>> peace.. Fofo
 I like it 
  January 30, 2009
Nice job! I was expecting a mech though. Brick you! ~Phong Chang
 
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