Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cuusoo of the Day: Mars Buggy and Scorpion

Preview Showcase

Ok, so usually, Cuusoo posts all the new projects late in the eventing (Central time) but the last few days they have been relaseing them sporatically.  This following project is technically for the next "Cuusoo of the day" article but I like it so much I wanted to share it early.

Rhinoceptor suborbital spaceship
by Talebuilder


This ship has awesome coloring (I am very partial to red and white), a great original design, and a lot of fun techniques.  I really love all the fins and the great integration of the Technic fin on the back.   The tiny sister ship is a nice touch.

If you like this ship check out Talebuilder other unique spacecraft as well.

Pick of the Day

Mars Inc. Scout Buggy
by Jwg258


I like this build more and more each time I see it.  The build is not too crazy and is a very clever design.  I am really impressed with how well Jwg258 mad ethe front of the vehicle look like it is wrapped in red rods.  The angled windscreen fits great.  The cargo, like the buggy shares a flare for the uniqueness of creativity and I could see a lot of playability with the set as a whole.

Check out the pics of the Minifig too, Jwg258 has a clever "life support pack" design that is also worth noting

Honorable Mention

scorpion
by Toddamacher


Bionicle and insects/arachnids go together like two things that go together really really well.  Lego long ago produced some Bionicle scorpions but this thing leaves those cringing (although those did have a great tail strike feature to be sure).  The blue, grey, and silver color scheme is also very attractive. 

I have seen a lot of Bionicle/HF on Cuusoo but this project really showcases the awesome sets that be created with the parts.


Notables

Chopper
Support Level: 4
scorpion
Support Level: 4
Dragonwolf
Support Level: 3
Eiffel Tower
Support Level: 3
Main Street Station
Support Level: 2
The Lear Jet
Support Level: 1
Mars Inc. Scout Buggy
Support Level: 1
Classic Go - Kart
Support Level: 0
Underground for Lego City
Support Level: 0