Thursday, September 15, 2011
LEGO Thursday: Terra Explorer
When I set out to make the Terra-X Rover I wanted something non-combative, basically a science and survey vehicle and with variable modes of locomotion. When I lifted my head off the table after an all-nighter of bricking it up, wiped the drool off my mouth, and plucked the random 2x2 off my forehead I saw this creation in front of me.
It rolls! For speed on those smooth surfaces
It walks! For those uneven and rocky surfaces
It flies, err, hovers! For traversing bodies of liquid
It takes a crew of two to fully man the Terra-X
Closeup of the rear workstation and sensor array
Adjustable controls allow the pilot to sit or stand
View from the ground
Modular science suite and array systems
The wheels may look small, but there's six of them!