An LDD .lxf file, a video and more pictures below
Third of a group of nine Krana-wielding, sentient creatures. Technically a set of two, Yo and its armoured vehicle. Yo is the smallest of the group yet, and will probably be the smallest still once they’re all built. The idea is that Yo’s size is made up for by the vehicle it drives. Also, to prevent the vehicle from becoming too big, I needed its driver to be small.
Just like with Bo, the idea for Yo came on the spur of a moment. I didn’t know what kind of trait would fit the krana best until the idea of a driver came to my mind. Initially I had planned to use metallic green for a different member of the group, but this seemed as good of an opportunity as any to use metallic green.
So, the bigger part of the set is the vehicle. It’s powered by a Spybotics module. This allows the vehicle to be remote controlled. Unfortunately it moves very slowly forward and backward. it also tends to get stuck when driving backward. Because of the way the treadmills are added, it also cannot turn.
I think the slow speed might be a little bit due to unnecessary friction, but mostly because the single Spybotics module needs to power four treads and two flashy ‘boosters’. I think the poor thing from 15 years ago can’t handle that much.
The idea with the ‘boosters’ is for them to replicate a rainbow moving downward or upward depending on whether the vehicle is moving forward or backward.
Also, a trend started with Bo has been continued here. Notice how metallic green corrugated hoses don’t actually come in the different amount of lengths used in this creation. Heresy, some would say.
The .lxf file of Armoured Vehicle & Yo to open in LDD. following the link will start the download.
Note that red parts represent pieces unavailable in LDD. The red bricks in the vehicle represent a spybotics module, the separate red pieces represent treads, Yo’s head and torso. The other pieces are also part of the set but LDD doesn’t allow them to be connected in ways that the vehicle connects them. Metallic gold represent metallic green, And the metallic gold bushings represent 1 cm of a metallic green corrugated hose.
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Thanks for reading. Criticism will go appreciated.