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#1 Jareth

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:32 PM

Greetings travelers.  I must advise you to stay out of that forest.  It is inhabited by a most ferocious beast.

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Most people only hunt them in the fall, when their green armor doesn't hide them.  We pay them a bounty and use the beast's legs to make polearms.  The centaurs capture them live as a totemic spirit.

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Please forgive the crude background.  It is only meant to showcase the mantis.  More pictures can be found on my bricklink page.

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#2 SirSven7

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:05 AM

I like the use of radios as claws, its an interesting build, well done
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#3 Si-MOCs

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:09 AM

I wish there was an oscar for best use of Army Men accessories... cause you'd win :)

Very inventive way and great brick-built animal.

Though don't Mantises have antenna ?
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#4 Evil Stu

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:20 AM

View PostSI-mocs, on 22 February 2012 - 12:09 AM, said:

I wish there was an oscar for best use of Army Men accessories... cause you'd win :)

Very inventive way and great brick-built animal.

Though don't Mantises have antenna ?

If I recall correctly, the first step in hunting a giant mantis is a ride by attack to slice of it's antennae with a well timed swing of the sword. This then disorientates the creature, allowing the rest of the hunting party to move in to close quarters with a reduced risk of fatalities from the beasts deadly mandibles or lethal hind leg kicks  :wink:

Brilliant build, love the innovative parts use, and a great original concept all round!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:19 AM

Very original use of parts! I would not even know the name of most of them, but I like the radios and the gun-thingies for the back legs and the switch bases for eyes.
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#6 Ash

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:24 AM

Love the Mantis. I also enjoy the old-school trees :)

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:41 PM

Excellent build Jareth, the more I look at it the more I appreciate the simplicity, for instance the head could not really be done better at this scale.  Great parts use too.  
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