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DA3: Lego Orrery & object from space (CAT15)
MILPO-CAT15 Space Program - Duggonian Space Navy (Deep Space Division) – Orrery and Alien Landing Take 2... after MOC Pages fail ha!
About this creation
Hi all, this build is for the game Decisive Action 3, for one of the military categories, so if you appreciate the build feel free to toss me a like and raise my military power!

Link to video of working Orrery!
Or youtube if that works better than flickr for you.

For the purposes of kickstarting the local nascent Deep Space Division our scientists were asked to develop an Orrery to better understand and model the celestial mechanics of this local solar system. Typically this is around the point that DSN colony worlds begin to look back up at the stars as they’ve sufficiently conquered the pestering issues plaguing a new base on a new world.

As you can see there is a single sun orbited by two planets, one with a moon. The moon is actually the colonized world of DA3, named Pearl by the first intrepid DSN AI to set foot on terra firma. Apparently our AI units are more whimsical than we originally intended, but hey, that’s what you get when you let AI proliferate! At least they’re not creating Skynet… yet.



In the meantime, the DSN surface navy recovered a bright red shell like vehicle or transportation device in the shallow ocean off our shores. The device seems to be a blend of mechanical and organic componentry from exterior study alone, yet until we crack the shell we won’t know for sure. Stand by for results of the detailed opening of the carapace!







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Here are the specs if you’re curious:
CATEGORY 15: Space Program (MILPO)

An approved Space Program allows a player to double his or her TOTAL MILPO score.

Before the war, there was science. And before science, there were people who hungered for deep space. Once the knowledge of propellants and the ability to achieve escape velocity were discovered, nations began to launch their own spacecraft. Then the world descended into war, and the early missions that categorized the space age were all but forgotten...

That was before the original Decisive Action. Decisive Action 2 saw the resurgence of space technology. But the factions of Decisive Action 3, apparently existing on a brand new celestial body, have not yet grasped the concept of space travel.

Today, our world bears witness to a new phenomenon. Space capsules are crashing down around the planet. Made years ago by civilizations now buried under the sands of time, these ancient spacecraft carry beings who never expected to walk on solid ground again. It is a race between nations to discover and capture these capsules and their inhabitants, harvesting the critical technology and power that they weild.

Your Space Program MOC must satisfy the following specs:

1) You must build a working orrery. The orrery must include at least 4 celestial bodies, ordered as follows with appropriate orbits: 1 sun, 2 planets, and 1 moon orbiting a planet. The bodies must all spin independently. Design of the bodies is up to the player, but they must be roughly spherical. One of the bodies (not the sun) must be a rocky planet and represent the world we are fighting on.

2) The orrery is required work via a power functions mechanism or a manually operated crank. To prove it works, you have two options. A) Clearly photograph every gear train in your model so that the judges can see how it operates, and then upload photos of the mechanism in at least 3 positions. B) Embed or link to a video or GIF showing the orrery working.

3) You must clearly state the name of the planet that you designate as the world of Decisive Action 3.

4) Create a vignette of a crashed space capsule, in minifigure scale, with members of your military discovering it. This is a standalone MOC and must have its own pictures.



Comments

 I like it 
  June 3, 2018
Really sweet orrery! Great stuff!
Doug Hughes
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Keith Goldman
  June 1, 2018
AW 8 is today at 1pm (PDT)!
 I made it 
  June 1, 2018
Quoting Mark B. It looks like you and Pico found the same solution. Nice job.
Thanks Mark, more like one of us (ahem... Me) stole the idea from the other.
 I made it 
  June 1, 2018
Quoting Pico van Grootveld Hugs and kisses! We're twinsies <3
Haha yep, thanks to you I got the idea to build up and over for the 2nd orbit!
 I made it 
  June 1, 2018
Quoting Seaman SPb Excellent!
Thanks Seaman!
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  June 1, 2018
Quoting Patrick Boyle Interesting take on the pod. Nicely done all around! Better be fast next window!
Thanks Patrick! I don't think speed is going to do me any good ;)
 I made it 
  June 1, 2018
Quoting Jack Sparrow Outstanding work! :-)
Thanks Jack!
 I like it 
  June 1, 2018
It looks like you and Pico found the same solution. Nice job.
 I like it 
  June 1, 2018
Hugs and kisses! We're twinsies <3
Doug Hughes
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Patrick Boyle
  May 30, 2018
Interesting take on the pod. Nicely done all around! Better be fast next window!
 I like it 
  May 30, 2018
Excellent!
 I like it 
  May 30, 2018
Outstanding work! :-)
 I made it 
  May 30, 2018
Quoting Zach Sweigart Nice job, Doug!
Thanks Zach!
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  May 30, 2018
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Great stuff! I still need to figure out the spec. LOL!
Thanks Shifu, if I can do it, so can you!
 I made it 
  May 30, 2018
Quoting Sven ;o) Great job! Really like it.
Thanks Sven!
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  May 30, 2018
Quoting W Navarre Very cool work man, nicely made!
Thanks Navarre!
 I made it 
  May 30, 2018
Quoting VAkkron ™ Sweet, that looks great! You are now specs accurate, good work Doug!
Thank you sir!
 I like it 
  May 30, 2018
Nice job, Doug!
 I like it 
  May 29, 2018
Great stuff! I still need to figure out the spec. LOL!
 I like it 
  May 29, 2018
Great job! Really like it.
 I like it 
  May 28, 2018
Very cool work man, nicely made!
 I like it 
  May 28, 2018
Sweet, that looks great! You are now specs accurate, good work Doug!
 
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