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Clone OPatra

[ALT BUILD] 71735 Bolobo's Hover-Raft

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After reviewing 71735 Tournament of Elements, I decided to take it apart and build it into something else. Here's the result using nearly all of the pieces from the main structure:

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My main idea was using the red poles as a hovercraft base, and the rest grew out of fiddling around from there. Bolobo has a big control yoke inside to steer:

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There's a little engine on the back controlling the turbine made from scythes:

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There's a ladder on one side...

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...leading up to his little covered garden above.

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Here are a couple of other overall shots. Let me know what you think!

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Sweet! That's an original idea.

How many parts were left-overs?

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Looks really nice, especially for an alternative build!

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30 minutes ago, Nom Carver said:

No offence but... why is this featured in the front page?

It's an experiment. To see who's offended by it. You won :laugh:

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5 hours ago, JintaiZ said:

Looks really nice, especially for an alternative build!

Thanks! I was going for something as random as they used to put on the back of boxes / instructions when LEGO still did that. A lot of those builds were creative but objectively pretty bad.

4 hours ago, Nom Carver said:

No offence but... why is this featured in the front page?

What do you dislike about it in particular?

6 hours ago, Jim said:

Sweet! That's an original idea.

How many parts were left-overs?

Thanks! Only about five parts from the main structure left-over. I didn't use the parts that make up the action feature with the cyclone bit.

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5 hours ago, Clone OPatra said:

What do you dislike about it in particular?

Maybe because there are bigger and more complex builds posted on this forum? But I personally like it a lot.

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Great alt-build! I love your pearl gold ladder.

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14 hours ago, MKJoshA said:

Great alt-build! I love your pearl gold ladder.

i agree

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I really thought it's a portable building, more than a hovercraft... but great efforts into making an alternate build. I have this set but I haven't opened it. Always fun to mess with some of the smaller NINJAGO sets

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13 hours ago, makoy said:

I really thought it's a portable building, more than a hovercraft... but great efforts into making an alternate build.

Well, erm, in a certain sense it is a portable building :look::head_back: Thanks!

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On 2/16/2021 at 7:50 AM, Nom Carver said:

No offence but... why is this featured in the front page?

I think it's important for the community to support good alt builds, since they represent a much more accessible way for most people to be creative with Lego than huge MOCs with hundreds of minifig hands as greebles. It's especially important for us to carry on the torch of alt builds since Lego no longer features them on box art! I don't particularly know why this was chosen for the frontpage, apart from it being a good MOC, but IMO Eurobricks is a more welcoming site when small MOCs and alt builds are featured.

In any case, it's a good creation. It looks good for play, with plenty of nice spaces to pose minifigs! Thanks for sharing.

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