Quichybo

Unleash the Beast!

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Greetings!

Inspired by some screenshots of LEGO-Universe, my own fantasy, this thread and finally encouraged by I Scream Clone I would like to start this index of brick-built animals and monsters that a minifig could encounter, tame or fight on his adventures.

This may serve as inspiration for builders, especially for the Historica Guilds as well as a way to conserve some of the more interesting ideas of LEGO-Universe (that you will find in the next post). Maybe this thread would be better in the General Discussion Forum as I want to collect building techniques and many cases of "Nice Parts Usage".

Every entry shall be built with more than one LEGO-piece, which means that I won't post a picture of a simple official cat or rat from TLG.

Every entry shall be approximately minifig-scale. That means that I don't want a life-sized parrot in this thread (or you need a very good reason).

But if you insist there may be an own section.

Creatures on the other hand may reach unnatural scales like a giant spider or a dragonbaby. So just give me a reason why I should add it. There are many reasons why I should add an entry to this index. :wink:

In the most cases you can click on the name of an entry for further informations. I like hyperlinks in an index.

There is an own section with Creatures from official sets, as there are some nice ideas. Some are even better when modified, so Mods will be there as well.

There is also a section for non-purists, which will include entries with elements from Brickforge, Brickwarriors etc.

Now it is your turn! If you post an entry, please add where you got the idea (for example “LEGO-Universe” or “my own”) and, if it is purist or not. The focus is of course a detailed picture of your idea. A short description of the entry is optional.

Generally know that the maximum size for pictures is 800 x 600 in this forum. Proper spelling and punctuation would be lovely.

This post will be updated frequently.

Custom Creations

Abomination

By MicahBerger

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Antman

By MicahBerger

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Bat, giant

By Angeli

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Bear

By MicahBerger

bear1.jpg_thumb.jpg

... even with the instructions!

Bear, Teddy

By Toshiya

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Beholder

By Angeli

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Birdman

By MicahBerger

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Bisons

This one is just an example, there are more in the thread linked above.

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Boar

By shinji-o

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Bull

By Toshiya

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Camel

By Toshiya

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Centaur

By MicahBerger

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Centaur

By shinji-o

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So awesome if you don't know what to do with all those wooden legs from your pirate captains. I was just about to ask.

Chicken

By Toshiya

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Chimp

By MicahBerger

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Chupacabra

By Siercon and Coral

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Condor

By Toshiya

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Cow

By MicahBerger

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Cow

By shinji-o

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Cow

By Toshiya

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Crab, giant

By shinji-o

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Crocodileman

By MicahBerger

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Cyclops

By MicahBerger

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Dog

By Toshiya

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Donkey

By MicahBerger

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Donkey

By -GZ-

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An alternative can be found here.

Dracolion

By MicahBerger

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Dracotaur

By MicahBerger

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Dragon, green

By shinji-o

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Dragon (Baby)

By MicahBerger

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Dragon (lesser)

By MicahBerger

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Elephant

By MicahBerger

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Fairies

By MicahBerger

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I wasn't able to identify the ring to which the wings are attached. Is it a purist part?

Fiddler Crab

By MicahBerger

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Forest Demon

By MicahBerger

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Fox

By Dwellington

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Gargoyle

By MicahBerger

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... even with the instructions!

Gnomes

By MicahBerger

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Goats

By MicahBerger

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Goatman

By MicahBerger

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Gorilla

By Toshiya

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Gryphon

By MicahBerger

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Gryphon

By shinji-o

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Hornbill

By Toshiya

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Horse

By MicahBerger

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Koala

By Toshiya

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Lion

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(Picture by TheKingOfBuilding)

Lion

By MicahBerger

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Lion

By Nagashima, picture by Toshiya

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Lion, pouncing

By Lego_Hero

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Macaque, Japanese

By Toshiya

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Marshwiggle

By MicahBerger

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Minotaur

By MicahBerger

A really great one, even better than the collectable minifigure (number eight). Can anyone identify how the head is created?

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Minotaur / Yakman

By MicahBerger

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Another Minotaur by Fantu

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Monopi

By MicahBerger

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Mouse, giant

By Toshiya

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Myconid (Mushroom-Man)

By MicahBerger

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Owl

By Toshiya

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Owlfox

By MicahBerger

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Pangolin

By Dwellington

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Parrot

By Toshiya

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Peacock

By Toshiya

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Pelican

By Toshiya

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Penguin

By Toshiya

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Pig

By MicahBerger

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Pig

By Toshiya

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Rabbits

By MicahBerger

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Ratman

By MicahBerger

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Rhinoceros

By Toshiya

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Satyr

By MicahBerger

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Scorpion, giant

By shinji-o

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Nice if you have too many Star Wars Droids. But try to add another pair of legs for realism.

Scorpionman

By MicahBerger

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Scorpionman, Version 2

By MicahBerger

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Sheep

Posted in a MOC few days ago.

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(Picture by Dan Church)

Sheep

By shinji-o

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Skeleton

By MicahBerger

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Snake

By Toshiya

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Snakeman

By MicahBerger

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Sphinx

By MicahBerger

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Spider, giant

By shinji-o

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Spikes

By MicahBerger

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Squidman

By MicahBerger

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Stag

A quite nice one, indeed.

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(Picture by MikeyB)

Treant / Ent

By shinji-o

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Turtleman

By MicahBerger

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Thumper

By MicahBerger

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Unicorn (Amethyst)

Dedicated to eilonwy77.

This is a true beauty, even a puristic one.

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(Picture by Siercon and Coral)

Vulture

by me, inspired by the Spaghetti-Western-Competition...

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War Lion

A mighty Mount

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(Picture by Fantu)

Wolf

By MicahBerger

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Wolf

By Dwellington

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Wolf

By Toshiya

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Wolf, posable

By Toshiya

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Wrath

By Angeli

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Flickr Entries

As I am too lazy to ask for permission to post the pictures, this is a section with links to photostreams of awesome creations on Flickr that have not been posted on Eurobricks.

Dinosaurs by aurore&aube

In this photostream you can find a Carnotaurus, a Tyrannosaurus, a Triceratops, a Tetorititan, a Styracosaurus, an Elasmosaurus, a Kronosaurus and a Basilosaurus (last three are no "real dinosaurs"). I Strongly recommend these to people who want to build a big beast. Just click through the photostream. There are even more and I don't think that it is necessary to list them all...

Griffin by .Jake

Redfoot Dragon by retinence

Warg by Blake's Baericks

... the best one I've seen so far.

Edited by Quichybo

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Animals and Monsters from LEGO-Universe

These have to be conserved. Does anyone know if they delete this wiki after the game is abandoned? In that case we would have to save these pictures as they are only links to the wiki for now.

This is the "backbone" of a genereric animal from LEGO-Universe. On the bottom of the first image you see examples of parts that could optionally be used as limbs, heads or tails. Click on the images to get a larger version. Decide on your own if you want to make torso that is 1 stud or 2 studs long. Most (or all?) of the entries are 1-stud versions.

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Tentacle Monster / Alien

LEGO-Universe

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Buffalo

LEGO-Universe

Bison.png

Bunny

LEGO-Universe

Bunny.png

Cat

LEGO-Universe

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Crab

LEGO-Universe

Crab.png

Crocodile

LEGO-Universe

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Doberman

LEGO-Universe

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Dragon (earth)

LEGO-Universe

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Dragon (green)

LEGO-Universe

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Dragon (red)

LEGO-Universe

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Dragon (undead)

LEGO-Universe

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Elephant

LEGO-Universe

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Goat

LEGO-Universe

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Gryphon

LEGO-Universe

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Lion

LEGO-Universe

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Mechanical Dog

LEGO-Universe

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Panda

LEGO-Universe

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Praying Mantis

LEGO-Universe

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Reindeer

LEGO-Universe

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Stegosaurus

LEGO-Universe

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Skunk

LEGO-Universe

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Smilodon

LEGO-Universe

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Terrier

LEGO-Universe

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Toad

LEGO-Universe

The left one, obviously.

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Tortoise

LEGO-Universe

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Triceratops

LEGO-Universe

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Warthog

LEGO-Universe

Warthog.png

Edited by Quichybo

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Animals and Monsters from official Sets and Modifications

You may place the word “giant” before every entry. But actually doing so would cause unnecessary traffic :wink: .

If you want to know how these models are created look for the instructions on LEGO Customer Service or Peeron.

some Birds

Tiny giant birds actually.

Three from the 10193 Medieval Market Place

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(Picture by me)

And one seagull from the 5770 Creator Lighthouse

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(Picture by TheBrickster)

Crab

Atlantis 8056

Monsters also like holidays on the beach.

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(Picture by The Cobra)

Crystal King

Power Miners 8962

I use this one as a rock elemental.

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(Picture by mania3)

Dragon, armored

Vikings 7021

Though the original design is quite ugly in my opinion it has great potential. And after all this is the greatest dragon TLG has ever sent into battle against minifigures.

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A Mod with longer forelegs, better wings and better feet. I think the original ones are ridiculously small. Click on the images to get larger pictures.

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Dragon, green

Creator 4894: Mythical Creatures

There is also a three-headed dragon.

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(Picture by dunamis)

Dragon, red

Creator 6751: Fiery Legend

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Prehistoric Hunters

Creator 6914

Prehistoric creatures for the win!

A T-Rex:

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An Apatosaurus (titled "Brachiosaurus", but that one would look different):

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A Rhamphorhynchus(titled "Pterodactyl", but that would mean an animal like the Pterodactylus and that one would have a shorter tail):

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Safari Building Set

Bricks and more 4637

Great little set that is still available.

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Featuring a giraffe, an elephant and a crocodile.

One of the alternates is a nice water buffalo.

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Scarab

Pharaoh's Quest 7305

Rather a rhino beetle, but would serve as a carrion beetle as well.

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(Picture by Mariko)

Scorpion

Atlantis 8076

I see this one (or maybe a mod) striding over the plains of Nocturnus or Kaliphlin.

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(Picture by Plissken)

Some Mods (click on the images to get larger pictures), note that i added one pair of legs:

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(Sea-) Serpent

Vikings 7018

Detach the fins and you get a way better basilisk than the officially released one (which is ridiculous imho).

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(Picture by Sir Dillon)

Shadow Snapper

Atlantis 9079

A mod of this with longer "hind legs" (if that is the correct expression) is a great monster to threaten an entire village.

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(Picture by lisqr)

A Mod of mine (click on the images to get larger pictures):

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Shark

Atlantis 8058

A nice sea monster.

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(Picture by Mariann Asanuma and resized by me)

Spider

Creator 4994: Fierce Creatures

Best giant spider TLG has ever released. Would serve as both Shelob and Aragog.

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(Picture by KimT)

Some Mods (click on the images to get larger pictures):

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Spider

Lord of the Rings 9470: Shelob Attacks

The official Shelob is another very nice spider.

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(Picture by Lego Otaku)

Spider from Halloween Set

Lego 40021: Halloween Spiders

As the original build was quite poor in my oppinion, i combined two of them to create a nice looking spider. Click on the images to get larger pictures.

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Wolf

Vikings 7015

I'm still looking for something that could be used as a warg. This is not the one I was looking for.

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(picture by The Cobra)

And a Mod by Fantu:

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(Click picture for photostream)

Wyvern

Vikings 7016

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(picture by fenrir)

For any of the Ninjago Dragons please visit this Thread. Dunno if this is really necessary. There are lots of dragons. :wink:

If you still want me to add them, post it. I could make an own section for dragons, I suppose...

Edited by Quichybo

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Non-purist Section

Here you will find entries which require custom parts that have not been released by the LEGO-Group.

The Beholder (Flickr-Entry)

The non purist item is the yellow ball that V&A Steamworks used as the eye.

Tree Demon

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(Picture by Wardancer)

Customized parts: Atlantis crab warrior head and claws painted. 1x1 plates with clip painted because for some reason they do not come in reddish brown. Big spikes painted dark green. Torso leaves cut to fit.

Edited by Quichybo

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Those brick-built animals from Lego Universe are really good! I might actually look into them, for future builds.

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Thanks for this (first) entry!

Now we will have to get some christians to feed them to your lion... any volunteers? :wink:

I've made some pictures of my own creations, mainly modifications (click to get larger pictures):

ashland_scorpion_2.jpg_thumb.jpg ashland_spider_1.jpg_thumb.jpg halloweenspider.jpg_thumb.jpg rhazzazor1.jpg_thumb.jpg shadow_snapper.jpg_thumb.jpg

There are more images of these in the posts above. If you want me to post an instruction of those Mods you can post it in the thread.

Also I found some nice flickr-pictures, which will also be added above.

Edited by Quichybo

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Sure, why not?

I think, this is not about beautiful photographies of a unicorn in the moonlight.

As long as it helps someone to identify something and say "Ah, that's how I could do it!", optional along with interesting usage of parts and if it meets the rules mentioned above, you can post whatever you want. I may still decide afterwards if I add it to the index (the first few posts).

Edit: As promised, this is the "backbone" of a genereric animal from LEGO-Universe. On the bottom of the first image you see parts that could optionally be used as limbs, heads or tails. Click on the images to get a larger version.

animal_1.jpg_thumb.jpg animal_2.jpg_thumb.jpg animal_3.jpg_thumb.jpg

Edited by Quichybo

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I guess my tree demon would fit into the Non-Purist Section:

Edit: Took out links and pic, because they are listed in the second post of this thread now.

Edited by Wardancer

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A major update:

I think, this is not about beautiful photographies of a unicorn in the moonlight.

But if there are some I will not deny them. I found this wonderful unicorn with some customised parts (I think so) and had to add it.

Also there were some birds added to the posts above.

Besides those smaller additions this could also be called the "MicahBerger Update". At this moment the first and the last entry of the Custom Creations Section are his creations. This is representative as he seems to be the Alpha and the Omega of brick-built creatures in minifig-scale. Praise him, he deserves it!

I guess with his creations included this can finally be called an index!

Edited by Quichybo

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Non-purist Section

Here you will find entries which require custom parts that have not been released by the LEGO-Group.

Amythist Unicorn

Dedicated to eilonwy77.

This is a true beauty. I think the customised part is the white head of the unicorn.

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(Picture by Siercon and Coral)

Thanks for the post! :D Just wanted to let people know that she's purist, the piece comes in the harry potter set #4752

Again thanks! :) The creatures list looks very helpful. And Micah has been very influential, and I wouldnt mind considering the Unicorn a Micah offshoot :D considering I used his horse as a base.

Edited by Siercon and Coral

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And I thank you for the info!

I edited it and called the entry "Unicorn (Amethyst)" (was with typo before), so people who look for a unicorn would find it more easily, like the dragons.

I was aware of that minotaur of MicahBerger, but I was to stupid to click the "up-button" in his folder at Brickshelf. Thanks to your thread I found out that he (if that person is not a "she") has built so many more creatures.

I hope I can keep this thread alive...

Edit: Added links to LEGO Customer Service and Peeron to the official sets section.

Edited by Quichybo

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How about a lion? I built this at least a year ago, but it showed up in the Batman/Gotham City contest a few months ago as part of a building.

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I've always wanted to do a vignette, but I've been spending most of my Lego time sorting lately.

Edited by Lego_Hero

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I was just messing around in LDD, and I've got a fox, a wolf, and a

, all based on that Lego Universe body.

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LegoWolf.png

LegoPangolin.png

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Edited by Dwellington

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Not sure if this is what you had in mind, but here's a sand-golem I did for the GoH challenge 3. These things used to run amuck all over the southern deserts, but are rarely seen these days. Good thing too, as they're huge and incredibly strong.

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Thanks for the compendium of beasts, btw!

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Thank you for the new entries.

They are excellent, I will add them with the next update which will hopefully not take as long as the last one.

I always wait some time between them. There will surely be great creatures in Guilds of Historica challenge 3 among the guardians as well as the Lord of the Rings MOCs. I've already spotted some interesting wargs.

An update to a post that long is quite boring with all that copy & paste work, spell checking and creating a standardised format. And I HATE those brackets... yesterday I forgot to close two of them and, don't ask me why and how, I created a three or four-level recursion of the first post from "scorpion" down to the flickr-entries. THAT was nasty (and interesting to see that this is possible). It even took quite some time for the forum to calculate the post after having sent it because of its length. And just because of two missing squared brackets.

I hope this won't happen again.

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Thank you very much, I just had the picture to that russian image-upload in my bookmarks. I edited it. I like to have the real creator if someone wants to contact him to ask for further details. And of course it is just fair so he can earn the glory.

And maybe I can even find something on that russian site.

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