[MOC] The “Yellow Yellow Submarine Simulator”

Do you know the feeling when having a great LEGO€ set on your shelf but having the feeling you have to make something with it more the let it be covered with dust? That was my feeling with LEGO® Ideas Yellow Submarine (LEGO 21306) *.

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So I bought the submarine set shortly after its release. But somehow I found its a shame to let the ship get dusty on the the sideboard. At some point after a long rumble around I had an idea –  there must be a way to build something with it and Technic and Pneumatic. Actually, I just wanted to build a proof of concept in the form of a working Stewart Platform, but you know how it is: Once you started there’s no turning back.

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Next: The controller. Some Bionical parts were very helpful for the joysticks. All the rest is simple mechanics and Pneumatic. The housing I created in Stud.io (and I learned: One always has to order 10% more parts than planed – you’ll rebuild you creation in some way soon).

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The actual platform was already finished as the compressor housing was. But somehow it didn’t liked how it looked. The compressor housing was made of Technic Beams. Once again I sat down. Now I built a nice looking housing with bricks and a few more details.

Compressor shelter for “Yellow Yellow Submarine Simulator”

As we are with building with system bricks … I just built a control room for my female engineer.

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Just before the finish I noticed that the battery box must still be placed somewhere. So I had to rebuild the control panel again. Now with hidden LiPo. Then I needed two switches. They had to go into an external housing as in the console itself there was no more space.

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Enough of the words! Now have a look. Because … yes … It works!!! (I didn’t believed it will do in advance.)

[WIP] Yellow Submarine Simulator

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