Thursday, June 7, 2007

Space Rover

Name of Model: rover (not entered in contest)
Created by: Aaron Sneary
Found at:

It takes a minute for this model to soak in. The first thing you notice is the sculpted Martian background. Then that "vintage" minifig stands out. After that, you spot those amazing wheels. A brief description of how the wheels were done is at the link above. For those of you who haven't seen that new (newish anyway - it came out in 1996) part in the middle of the wheels, it's this piece on peeron. There are other nice details too - note that pneumatic "T" element on that engine block, and those antennas - but the wheels steal the show.

This model appears to have been built to promote a new space rover contest at . As far as I can tell, it's open to anyone who wants to give it a go and signs up for that website's forum (which means that this looks like it's open to everyone over the age of 13 who is willing to post their real name on a LEGO fan site, but it looks like they might let kids in if you ask nicely :-) )

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