Louis of Nutwood

[MOC] Rock Raiders 2.0: Granite Grinder

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Part I - Rock Raiders 2.0: Hope
Part III - Rock Raiders 2.0: Tunnel Transport

Rock Raiders 2.0: Granite Grinder

The message was sound and clear, but Sparks had to check it again to believe it. For the sender was no other than Dr. Mallory Lynch.

“Vista Ridge, tunnel complex FD91. Coordinates in the attached document. Report immediately. Full discretion.”

The experienced mining engineer opened the report and struggled to keep his jaw from hitting the floor.

“... Intact crystallized bacterial magnetites, believed to derive from organic matter, with high concentration of the element N72XH”

Could it be true? Could she have finally found the crystals? 

After thirteen years under the ground, of extensive research, of drilling whole after whole, tunnel after tunnel, Sparks’s purpose and ambition had slowly faded into an unreachable dream. But if the reports were correct... everything changed. 

The official stamp of a drill breaking the soil marked every page. And that distant dream, suddenly became reality.

His heart burst with the potential meaning of the discovery, but the last sentence in Dr. Mallory’s message made him chuckle like a kid for the first time in a decade.

“Oh... and bring the Grinder”
... As you wish, Dr.
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Were Rock Raiders part of your LEGO life?

The Granite Grinder, set 4940-1, was the first R.R. of my collection. And this beast is hardcore! So, I had to give him a little update and facelift.

This is part II of III.

For the final part, I’ll share my take on my favorite Rock Raiders set. Can you guess which one it is? 

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do (and did).

Cheers!
Louis of Nutwood

Rock Raiders 2.0: Granite Grinder

 

Rock Raiders 2.0: Granite Grinder

 

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On 11/19/2022 at 2:45 AM, Louis of Nutwood said:

And this beast is hardcore!

Phew - yes, it is! It is a really well done MOC!!!

I also like the hardcore bit a lot!

Best wishes,
Thorsten

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On 11/20/2022 at 3:53 AM, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

Awesome model! :wub:

Awesome comment! Thrilled you liked it, 12 Volts. You're awesome.

 

On 11/20/2022 at 8:12 PM, Toastie said:

Phew - yes, it is! It is a really well done MOC!!!

I also like the hardcore bit a lot!

Best wishes,
Thorsten

Sooo hardcore! I'm honored you liked this classic revival, Toastie. You're the coolest!
Cheers!

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