Hey look, a way outdated main post I never updated Here, have some more recent pics in my new(ish) imgur album
The follwing post contains many links and backstory and general gibberish. If you just wanna see the MoC, here ya go. Do note that this is a work in progress and I am aware that there's a lot to be done on it.
Gallery (when public)
Many years ago, well, back in '07 or '08, I had the ambition to build a life sized dinosaur. Of course I couldn't build anything the size of a T-Rex, but as I was obsessed with Dinosaurs for most of my early life (I'm still in what I'd call my early life btw ) I knew of a few smaller Dinos. So eventually I had this guy. He stood about 3 feet tall and was 6ft 2in when layed out nose to tail. His size was based on a Bambiraptor and to date he is the biggest MoC I've ever made. More recently I've been thinking about that MoC and I was inspired by this MoC by Roa McToa. The result?
I can't reallly say how tall he is as his hight varies a lot based on how he's posed, but the tallest he can stand is 2ft 7in give or take an inch. He is about 4 feet long from tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. He is based on a Compsognathus Longipes, one of the smallest of the dinos.
Did I mention he has a function? By pulling this Matau Hordika head lever on his back his mouth will open, let go and it snaps shut! (I removed the rubber band for the open mouth shot obviously) I uploaded a vid to brickshelf, but brickshelf doesn't do well with videos. Here it is anyway. EDIT: I forgot to mention, his head does have some limited mobility to look left and right and it does not inhibit his function.
He obviously weighs a lot, for what he is anyway, so to support him I built some legs somewhat inspired by how the new Toa sets have arms that don't flop around. The hip has 5 gears and a ball joint for quite a lot of friction, capable of holding the MoC's weight in most poses if I can balence him. To pose him I turn the X shaped gear thingy you see in the new Toa, it's connected to a different axle than the Compy's weight is on making posing easier but not taking away from the strength of the joint. His knee is supported by 3 gears (if you count the metru hip piece as a gear) and a piston. This can't hold as much weight, but it does hold quit well well fully open or closed and I have managed to pose him a few times with them part way. The knees are poseable like an average limb. His ankle is supported by 3 gears and a ball joint and is second only to the hip in strength. The ankles also turn on a separate axle making posing easier. I usually use the tail as an added support, but it is possible to stand him on just his 2 legs. PROOF (1) and (2). Lol
I don't really have much else to say, I'll add this pic just to show off his ability to bend his legs, aaaaaaand that's all folks. Oh, C&CC are more than welcome, and do keep in mind that this is a WIP (Work In Progress) so don't nit-pick too much on the lack of proper armor coverage and such. Should he be considered cool enough, I may consider entering him on Lego Ideas when he's done in 100,000 years