Sometimes you just need a little more weirdness in your day, and this little prospector craft by LEGO builder Idoneas of Hillcrest might be just the dose you need. With the faceless pilot, I’m imagining this as an ad for the next model year prospecting craft, guaranteed to increase your finds by at least 12%! Whatever the reasoning may be, though, this tiny vehicle is packed to the gills with oddball details, starting with the old-school doors as wing panels. The prospector also contains one element I can legitimately say I’ve never seen used on its own before: a small black screw (yes, the metal kind) as a detail on one of the red wheels, surely sourced from some LEGO motor component.
Idoneas of Hillcrest opens the description of this creation by stating it’s a “super quick build”. I think that’s an understatement – I count a grand total of seven pieces here, so surely it must have taken mere seconds to build! In truth, that is underselling it slightly. The build may have been quick, but such a careful choice of parts requires a lot of thought. A piece of Hero Factory armour makes up the rocky base, while treads make up the basic shape of the temple at the top. Interestingly it’s the second creation in a row where Idoneas uses tread pieces to great effect, albeit at different sizes. That’s the mark of a great builder – a master in all scales!