Title: Hot Rod
Pieces: 192 pieces
Minfigure Count: 2
I was watching Attack of the Clones and something hit me as I watched the beginning chase scene: why hasn't LEGO produced more get-around speeders? All I ever see are walkers, battle tanks, starfighters... is Anikan supposed to drive to the grocery store in an AT-AT? I only know of maybe three personal vehicles produced by TLG! Why not create something that reflects this rage?
During the "Flower Power" age of the Clone Wars, it became imperative that the vehicle markets, which normally had big Y-Wing sales around fall, produce something that better related to the average customer. For some reason, your regular Coruscant citizen didn't want a ship with a gun poking out of the top and a Buzz-Droid attached for "playability." That's where the Hot Rod comes in...
"Anikan! I told you to buy something that was bulky, ugly, and had at least six legs and ten guns!"
"Sorry, master! This was... uh... the only one they had!"
"Nonsense - you bought this for the engine, didn't you?!"
Brickshelf (when moderated): Link
I tried to build this with red instead of brown, but I didn't have any red slopes (and it looked terrible with rough bricks). I built this with the hope that others would join in with the Personal Vehicle Rebellion.
I hope I'm not breaking any rules - some rules confused me a little, and I'm a first time Star Wars MOCer. I think I've only made about three posts in this subforum, even.
Edited by KimT, 16 April 2009 - 07:33 PM.