Behind the Scenes: Space Tank

Explore and defend the galaxy with the Space Exploration Tank 134071A!

This sphere is based on the basic Lowell sphere design.  Since only a few sides are visible from the final angle, and I do have a limited amount of tan bricks, I decided to build about three and a half sides.

In order to be able to take pictures at an unusual angle, I rigged a bunch of technic pieces in the core and gave it a medium size stand.

Next came the tank… and I may have gone a little too large…

Yes, definitely too large!

So, on the suggestion of another builder from my LUG (LEGO Users Group), I scaled down the tank and kept the larger one as a magnified view!

Going behind the scenes again, I found a better counter-weight than a brick separator!  With four heavy Chima Speedorz wheels, even my large tank could sit on the planet without falling.

And here’s a closer look at the inside.  SNOT (Studs-Not-On-Top) bricks connect the sides at right angles and technic beams attach the stand in two places for a very sturdy connection.

This MOC was part of a collaboration with InnovaLUG.  You can check out the rest of the spheres here and below is the poster with them all combined!

Did you enjoy seeing more of this build?  You might have fun peeking behind-the-scenes of a few more!

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