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Dr. Fred’s Time Machine


Dr. Fred’s Time Machine

Following my previous project Dr. Fred’s Motel, this one is also based on the graphic adventure game Day of the Tentacle (Maniac Mansion II), developed and published by LucasArts. It represents the scene in which Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne are about to travel across the time by the effect of Dr. Fred’s Chron-o-John time machine.

I have spent a lot of enjoyable hours building this project with LDD, and several more rendering the different views and main objects. It’s been a lot of work, but at the same time it’s been very pleasant too. The main features are set forth below.

Main features

The set has been designed onto two base plates (32x32 and 16x32).

The set has about 2.500 pieces in total.

Time machine

The time machine is basically an old car mounted onto a distributor base, which is powered by a diamond. As it happens with all the graphics of this game, every object is remarkably rounded and distorted from what would be a more realistic representation. So, designing the car in this manner has been quite a challenge, specially with the wheels, which are inclined in different axes.

The time machine further comprises a traffic light and an operating lever. A metallic platform and a staircase lead to the operating lever.

Time Capsules

The set has three time capsules, one for each of the main characters of the game (Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne). Each capsule has been built with no more than 200 pieces and may lodge a minifigure within the same.


Diamond (stuck on the car’s windscreen).

Bernard’s face (stuck on the glass window of the first capsule).

Hoagie’s face (stuck on the glass window of the second capsule).

Laverne’s face (stuck on the glass window of the third capsule).

Three vent grilles (one for each capsule).


The set would include four minifigures; Dr. Fred, Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne.


I hope you like it. Thanks for your support!


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