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A specialist vehicle, used by the Little Green Men to transport shipping containers across the vast factory floor on Magrathea.
About this creation


When the Little Green Men started to work on Magrathea certain items of equipment had to be modified in order to conform to their religious objection to applying direct drive to a wheel. The standard Container Carriers were modified by Llwyngwril System's vehicle design department, using special outboard engines. The resulting vehicles were strange, unique and surprisingly safe and effective.



In this archive photo we see a long container, transporting Norway to the factory floor during the construction of the Earth Mark I.



Ancient archive footage of the machine in action can be view by clicking this link to Flickr or YouTube below.



FOURTH WALL STUFF

This is the third in my series of strange vehicles for the Little Green Men. They're nappy, na´ve souls and therefore easy prey for the notorious Vehicle Design Department of Llwyngwril Systems. I'm trying to come up with as many ways as possible of powering their vehicles and weird and unusual ways.




Comments

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  December 21, 2015
Great transport. Like seeing the use of a little green man.
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  December 16, 2015
This is a fun little thing. I'm looking forward to the classic space contest this year.
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  December 3, 2015
Absolutely brilliant David! I was trying to think what those rear wheels did and was smiling ear to ear at this creep across the table. It's hilarious to see it move foward and then drag its wheels back. Awesome!
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  November 21, 2015
Delightful!! Very nice!
  November 18, 2015
Thanks for letting me know about the contest David. I'm also on Flickr under the same name and AKA tekmoc17. Could you please contact me there when the time comes. Thank you.
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  November 18, 2015
Quoting Mario Ethier Very original! BTW David, will there be a space classic contest this year?
Hi Mario, We're pretty sure that there will be a CS Pocket Money contest this year but if it happens it will be on Flickr not MOCpages. Sadly most people who might enter have left the 'pages and also MOCpages is too unreliable nowadays. I'll create an advert for tge contest and post it as a MOC on MOCpages, if the contrst runs, so that people will know where it's happening.
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  November 18, 2015
Quoting Andy L Excellent work. Love it that's inspired by the hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy, my favourite series of books. The video is great, a very unique way of propulsion. Pure genius
Thanks Andy. Sorry I haven't commented on your Mercedes yet: I want to get to a screen bigger than my mobile to look at it properly.
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  November 18, 2015
Wow! Love the cabin on this thing, and propulsion system is ridiculous! Reminds me of an especially lazy beetle...
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  November 16, 2015
Very original! BTW David, will there be a space classic contest this year?
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  November 16, 2015
I like this vehicle, even more so because of the unconventional technology.
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  November 15, 2015
Oh my. This is so cool! The flickr video is priceless!
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  November 15, 2015
Excellent work. Love it that's inspired by the hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy, my favourite series of books. The video is great, a very unique way of propulsion. Pure genius
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  November 15, 2015
Quoting Nick Barrett That Flickr video made me laugh out loud! Superb and not at all practical. Most excellent :-)
Yes! My work here is done!
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  November 15, 2015
That Flickr video made me laugh out loud! Superb and not at all practical. Most excellent :-)
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  November 15, 2015
Quoting El Barto ! Cool design, and practical as always!
Thank you! I'll try harder to avoid being practical next time!
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  November 14, 2015
Cool design, and practical as always!
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  November 14, 2015
Quoting Michiel Norp This vehicle will give a great push to the development of propulsion systems
A superbly pun-filled comment: thank you!
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  November 14, 2015
Quoting Henrik Jensen What a peculiar vehicle, I would love to see it in reverse :-)
Disappointingly, if you run the motor in reverse, the vehicle still goes forwards. Like the original bubble cars, you wouldn't want to drive into a blind alley!
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  November 14, 2015
Quoting Jacob Lyman That is one crazy vehicle! Plus you managed to reference Toy Story and a Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy all at the same time...
Thanks! Hitchhikers is a big influence on my Lego and my life. I always know where my towel is. :D
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  November 14, 2015
Quoting Jeremy McCreary OK, David, that propulsion system is totally cool -- even if the Little Green Men are too quick to settle. If you embed that video at the top of this page, the likes will go through the roof!
Thank you. I think that I'm going to have to get a YouTube account, so that I can embed videos like you do. I think that of everything that I've built in Lego, this is the thing that really needs the video to explain exactly what it is.
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  November 14, 2015
Quoting Daniel Calleri Creepy and cute at the same time. How do you do that?! Great action and the container is pretty cool too.
Thank you! I'm glad you like the container: it took almost as long to work out how to attach the ends as it took me to build the mechanism on the vehicle!
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  November 14, 2015
Haha! I love it. Looks cool and that propulsion system is awesome. I'd love to see one of these scooting around the streets of earth one day!
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  November 14, 2015
This one is so endearingly eccentric, coming at best in the video! I love it, David!
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  November 14, 2015
Very creative! I didn't realize what the purpose of rear wheels was until I watched the video! Well done!
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  November 14, 2015
This vehicle will give a great push to the development of propulsion systems
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  November 14, 2015
This is a really nice creation my friend. Great drive engineering ;)
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  November 14, 2015
Ha ha! Great! =)
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  November 14, 2015
Very nice, and an interesting structure. Well done.
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  November 13, 2015
What a peculiar vehicle, I would love to see it in reverse :-)
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  November 13, 2015
That is one crazy vehicle! Plus you managed to reference Toy Story and a Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy all at the same time...
 I like it 
  November 13, 2015
OK, David, that propulsion system is totally cool -- even if the Little Green Men are too quick to settle. If you embed that video at the top of this page, the likes will go through the roof!
 I like it 
  November 13, 2015
Creepy and cute at the same time. How do you do that?! Great action and the container is pretty cool too.
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  November 13, 2015
Hahahaha, brilliant!
 
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