Murdoch17

1950's Astro Bot 33 and retro style Classic Space car - real world (revised) MOC builds

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This Classic Space version of Build Better Bricks' Iron Giant with the head of the previous @hachiroku version of the Giant's head added on. (consider it a mashup of the two Iron Giant models!) The car was also inspired by this Hachiroku build here, and was originally made by me in September 2020. I have just now revised this early 1950's car for Benny with new mudguards that cover the (enlarged) two rear wheels.

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I made both MOC models into CS colors (black, both "new" grays, and blue, with white for the car roof) with red and green indicator light parts (on the robot only), and two yellow / black bumblebee stripe tiles with a printed 4 x 2 slopes on the arms / car trunk lid. (They aren't shown, but have this print

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The gray jumpers near the robot's waist are for power conduits, so he can be recharged without consuming (costly!) metal products via his opening mouth.

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Speaking of which, the mouth now can open to allow for posing... but unfortunately, it doesn't play nice with the shoulders, so the mouth must remain closed until I can figure out a better solution. Another thing that didn't work well was the rotating waist: it operated too jerkily and was hard to operate, so I removed that feature.

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The rear of the robot. Not sure if it's a feature, but the arms won't go down any further to the sides... I tried everything I could think of, but no dice. This is because the arms can't be removed without destroying the awesome-looking - and very intricate - torso.

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Looks pretty classy, right? The two doors open, but the obligatory black space seat is missing, because any more height and Benny would not fit inside.

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The rear has a license plate, the classic space logo, and two coverings mostly obscuring the rear wheels.

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As a courtesy to the driver instead of the space seat, I have included a light bluish gray upholstery for the back of the seat.

As usual, Thoughts, Suggestions, Comments, & Questions of any kind are always welcome! So, what do you think?

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I like the retro styled Classic Space car. Does it have a hover option?

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8 hours ago, Feuer Zug said:

I like the retro styled Classic Space car. Does it have a hover option?

Thanks for asking, @Feuer Zug, but sadly not. The gray sidewall-parts (the 2 x 6 tile) don't allow it to move that far out.

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