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#1 legobodgers

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:32 AM

When I first saw the competition and read that it had to be to do with water, my mind immediately jumped to a steampunk shark submarine. Posted Image
I had a lot of fun building it and trying to fit in as many moving parts as possible, I am quite pleased with the result. I think that in the steampunk world, this sub would be a scavenger, hunting down other crippled submarines, eating them and using the parts.
Anyway, enough of me rambling, here is the model.

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The video will give a good idea of the functions of it. Good luck to all of the other contestants, the models are excellent. I would love some constructive criticism so please take the time to comment.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:16 AM

Neat idea.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:46 AM

Looks very nice, and you've done a good job packing the motorised functions in - I didn't notice at first.

#4 legobodgers

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:59 AM

View Postdr_spock, on 25 March 2012 - 05:16 AM, said:

Neat idea.
Thank you, I still don't know why that was what I thought of when I saw the competition page.

View PostVMLN8R, on 25 March 2012 - 05:46 AM, said:

Looks very nice, and you've done a good job packing the motorised functions in - I didn't notice at first.

Thanks, I pretty much built the tail first and then added more and more moving parts until the motor was under too much strain. Posted Image

#5 Hedgie

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:57 AM

That is indeed very steampunky. Love all the gears on it!



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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:47 PM

@ Legobodgers:  I don't think we have seen a Technic Steampunk Shark on this forum before!  :thumbup:  If you can, don't take it apart -- children (and adults) would enjoy seeing it operate at a Lego exhibition!  I am studying your pictures on your Flickr photostream more closely to appreciate its details (click on the picture to enlarge full-size):

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:12 PM

I love all the moving pats, nice job.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

Great Creation and the steampunk version makes it a lot more fun.  :thumbup:  I wanted to build a great white from Technic doing the same things. Unfortunately I do not have enough time to build.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

Love it.  :wub: I must confess that I was hoping for at least one entry like this.





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#10 Rodeown

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

That is awesome, really funny too!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:56 PM

This is absolutely brilliant! Steampunk and Technic go so well together, along with some regular system parts.  :thumbup:
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

Wow!  :drool: This is really amazing and I liked seeing how it worked in the video. Excellent work!
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

Constructive criticism? I don't have any criticism! :laugh:
Maybe some fins on each side to make it more shark like, but other than that, fantastic job! :thumbup:

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:28 PM

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When I first saw the competition and read that it had to be to do with water, my mind immediately jumped to a steampunk shark submarine.

What could be more obvious?  :wink:

This is awesome!  I so wish TLG would make official sets like this (technic animals) - 4958 was unfortunately a rare exception.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

It's simply awesome and funny. I like its design with lots of gears and its motion. I agree with prateek that you could add one fin on each side to make it more fish-like.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:44 PM

View Postprateek, on 25 March 2012 - 08:32 PM, said:

Constructive criticism? I don't have any criticism! :laugh:
Maybe some fins on each side to make it more shark like, but other than that, fantastic job! :thumbup:

That is a very good idea, I will probably add some in the near future. I don't think I will have time to take all of the pictures again but I will take one or two when I have finished them.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

This is really Great!!! *oh2*

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

Congrats on a very nice entry!  I really like the model - it captures the intended theme and the spirit of the contest very well.   :thumbup:

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:42 PM

It's amazing!  :wacko:

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:26 PM

Love this!! Not seen Technic and Steampunk blended together before.

Great job

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

Once again I have been made to feel like a total Lego Loser.
Why don't my legos do cool things like that?!?!?  :hmpf_bad:

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:02 PM

This is super cool and totally unique! The motion reminds me somewhat of the dinosaur in 8485. The general construction reminds me of something I saw at BrickCon, although it had no moving parts (picture too big to post, so follow the link).
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

View Postlegobodgers, on 25 March 2012 - 04:32 AM, said:

I would love some constructive criticism so please take the time to comment.

First of all, nice build and really creative.

Second, i came up with one thing. Not to much, because i'm also a contestant in this challenge  :laugh: :wink:  

I think you should switch the jaw, so that the bottom jaw opens, instead of where the guy sits. He must be having a bumpy ride...

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

View Postcaptainmib, on 26 March 2012 - 08:11 PM, said:

First of all, nice build and really creative.

Second, i came up with one thing. Not to much, because i'm also a contestant in this challenge  :laugh: :wink:  

I think you should switch the jaw, so that the bottom jaw opens, instead of where the guy sits. He must be having a bumpy ride...


I agree, or move the seat for the poor pilot! :D great job tho!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:07 AM

View Postcaptainmib, on 26 March 2012 - 08:11 PM, said:

First of all, nice build and really creative.

Second, i came up with one thing. Not to much, because i'm also a contestant in this challenge  :laugh: :wink:  

I think you should switch the jaw, so that the bottom jaw opens, instead of where the guy sits. He must be having a bumpy ride...

I realised that I was about to finish it. To change it would require building most of it back up from scratch. Also we did a couple of tests and it actually looks better when the top jaw opens because it is more visible.



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