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[TC5] Mississippi Powerboat

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Here's my creation for the C-Model contest:

Made from set 42026 and 42007

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Inspired by the "side wheeler riverboats" of old found on the Mississippi river, I made this boat. If they had powerboats in the 1800's on the Mississippi river, I think this is what it would have looked like :laugh:

A grand total of 401 parts (including spare parts) to play with this is the result:

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Since I had some parts left over I added some details on top of the fake 2 cylinder engine.

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To utilize the springs I decided to make a little "bumper" out of the bow of the boat. Nobody likes their Lego crashing into walls after all, so this softens the blow a little.

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I think this is the first model I made where I didn't have enough black pins (as if any AFOL doesn't have enough of those :grin:), luckily both sets provide plenty of blue 3L pins, but to not ruin the look of the model I tried to hide these as much as possible in the bottom of the boat.

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The "cloud of smoke" coming out of the exhaust pipe can move up and down.

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The "side paddler" wheels are attached to the mechanism that lowers and raises the "cloud of smoke".

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I also made a (very) short video demonstrating the model:

In the end I had 22 parts (including the spare parts the sets provide) left over:

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Hope you guys like it and had a little laugh like I did making and playing with this :sweet:

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Does it float? ;-)

Cheers

Rog

Given the number of wheels and the volume of air inside them I think it could even float a bit!

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Thanks everybody for the very nice comments.

Perhaps I should try if it floats ;)

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