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Garwolak

Building lego fantasy creatures

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Hi all,

I'm relatively new to the forum, so I'm not even sure whether this should go here, but...

I'm trying to build a fantasy creature/mount for a minifig to ride (in LDD for the moment), and was wondering if any of you guys had any tips and building techniques you'd be willing to share. Especially for things like "bulking up" the body and such.

Some inspiration so you guys know what I'm vaguely going for:

http://digital-art-g...digital_art.jpg

http://fc01.devianta...lin-d5rjliw.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot...s_character.jpg

Any help much appreciated!

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What obsidianheart said, although there are a lot of things that don't exist in LDD, not to mention that LDD won't accept even the slightest 'illegal' connection. I think it would be a good idea to use LDD for maybe a frame and some of the outside, but I think ordering parts from BL (and using your collection) and then building the details in real life would be a whole lot easier than LDD, plus the experience is much better with real bricks in your own hands.

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Pay attention to the forthcoming Legend of Chima Spirit Beast sets. They are organic animals in the general size you are looking for, and in particular they will be featuring some new small socket joint parts that will work well for what you are looking to do.

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What obsidianheart said, although there are a lot of things that don't exist in LDD, not to mention that LDD won't accept even the slightest 'illegal' connection. I think it would be a good idea to use LDD for maybe a frame and some of the outside, but I think ordering parts from BL (and using your collection) and then building the details in real life would be a whole lot easier than LDD, plus the experience is much better with real bricks in your own hands.

True, true. Thanks for the advice :thumbup:

Pay attention to the forthcoming Legend of Chima Spirit Beast sets. They are organic animals in the general size you are looking for, and in particular they will be featuring some new small socket joint parts that will work well for what you are looking to do.

Yes, I am planning on getting some of those new joints, definitely!

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