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Day 8: Mobile Scanning Unit

Sometimes the Classic Space Federation need to get down and dirty, and when they do Kyle Vrieze's Mobile Scanning Unit is perfect for the job.

Mobile Scanning Unit

The mineral exploration division uses the Mobile Scanning Unit to explore the surface of new planets, searching for valuable minerals beneath the surface.  The Unit is equipped with an articulated scanning arm and grappler arm and a full communication and navigation suite.  Two-person teams alternate operating the MSU and manning the hand-held scanner.

Mobile Scanning Unit

Kyle has this to say: I was going for a modern take on Classic Space set 6901-Mobile Lab, a set I had as a child, with its articulating arm, scanning device and gray/trans-green color scheme.  Pete Reid obviously inspired the radar dish, and the little white barrel is a "Chucktainer", designed by Chuck Citrin.  The trans-green scanning device is a LEGO paper clip. 

Mobile Rocket Launcher

Pete and Ed's Mobile Rocket LauncherPete Reid and Ed Diment have updated the old mobile rocket launcer from the original Legoland space lineup. I have very fond memories of the original, despite its major problem of a bracket half way along the rocket body. Their version has no such problem, and adds some lovely details, such as the metal detectors on the roll cage. The radar and its controls are particularly nicely done.

More photos on Flickr

Mobile Rocket Launcher

Mobile Rocket LauncherPete Reid and Ed Diment built a mobile rocket launcher.  

Pete Reid's Exo Suit

Pete Reid's Exo SuitPete Reid (Legoloverman) has created an utterly amazing Exo Suit, that looks like it would come in handy both for general chores like shifting crates around the hanger, and for warding off giant brainsucking alien monsters.

Pete has long been famous for his bipedal robots, so it's surprising it's taken him this long to marry them with Classic Space. The results are totally worth waiting for.

I'm really glad this beastie is on our side.

Now we just want the version with dual gatling guns!

More photos on Flickr.

Surface Explorer

Wow - I'm the second person to post on the blog!

I've uploaded pictures of my "Surface Explorer", a tracked vehicle built to Pete's Neo-Classic Space rules (I'm sure he'll publicise them once he's written them down). You can also view the complete gallery on my flickr

The 'Explorer is based on the "Lunar Crawler" from the childrens TV show "Lunar Jim". I originally planned to add the grabber attachment but never got round to it. One day I'll add and build in some PF functions to make it move too.

I hope you like it!

Cheers,

Doug

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