Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Futuristic Unmanned Robotic Transport

Name of Model: FLEA
Created by: teikjoon
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/teikjoon/sets/72157623664478762/
I'm not entirely sure if this is supposed to be minifig scale, but it looks like the train tracks are at the "normal" distance. The way the parts are used here is both clever and evocative - it actually does look like it could be an autonomous robot that's supposed to use whatever train tracks it can find. The x-pod in particular is attached through an interesting technique. There are also a few flick-fire missiles used to hold up the wheels and to look like suspension springs. The mix of Technic elements and various elements with clips with various "normal" bits works well here - in a time when it seems like most people don't know about some of these techniques, this is a model that really goes all-out in using them well.

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