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Hello everybody, I don't know how it's working, I'm new on eurobricks. A friend of mine told me to subscribe because there is a very good community of AFOL and it's for me the possibility of sharing my projects. I would therefore like to start by presenting my moc based on the Australian ant, "The Jack Jumper Ant". Native to Tasmania, the Jack jumper is a very very special ant. I recently discovered the Myrmecia pilosula and I really fell in love with it. I really find this species incredible, apart from its dangerousness it still has some unusual characteristics. It can see several meters wich is unconventional in other species, it can also jump and hang on thanks to hooks that serve as thumbs. After watching a lot of videos about the Jack Jumper, I decided to make an educational and decorative set. So I spent several months trying to reproduce the Jack Jumper as realistic as possible. My model has all the joints that the real one has as well in order to give it all the positions you want. So it is also for this reason that I wanted to integrate your community because I am actively looking for people who would be interested in my ants project. The project on Lego Ideas currently has 642 votes. I don't know if it works like that here, I hope not to violate the rules by making this post I remain at your disposal for any questions, thank you again for the add and I wish you a good evening! To vote It's here ==> https://ideas.lego.com/projects/7204e8be-eb79-4db4-b2a9-88a43d45c08e https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqlSNqkibsc&ab_channel=AdrienPecquet
Rail Co posted a topic in Special LEGO ThemesHello, I have been working for awhile on my latest MOC, it's different from my usual MOCs and I am happy to present it to everyone here. [MOC] Lego Insects: A Ladybug, Butterfly, & Dragonfly by Rail Co, on Flickr The Butterfly: The butterfly was one of the most challenging but interesting builds to design. The key factors that make this model special is the ability to move and alter the wings however one pleases. The wings are built using mainly standard bricks and plates, bringing back a simple and nostalgic building experience from the childhood of many. However, there are a few SNOT building techniques. The bottom of the wings use the "headlight" bricks to invert the orientation of the studs allowing me to add the ability to have the bottom curve of the butterfly's wings. There are also studs on the side construction to achieve the curved sides of the wings as well. [MOC] Lego Insects: A Ladybug, Butterfly, & Dragonfly by Rail Co, on Flickr The Ladybug: The Ladybug is what inspired this whole project. The ladybug is small but has a lot of interesting and fun building techniques to get the shape of the ladybug just perfect. Using studs on the side construction as well as the "bracket" pieces make the ladybug slightly more round giving it a more realistic design than other techniques that were tried. The bottom is smoothed out using a mix of headlight bricks, plates, and even 1x1 round plates with a hole in the center! These actually connect to the center tube of the 1x2 brick giving another connection point to make the model more sturdy and makes building the model more engaging, as well as giving others building ideas for their own models. [MOC] Lego Insects: A Ladybug, Butterfly, & Dragonfly by Rail Co, on Flickr The Dragonfly: The dragonfly is the most simple model of the three, however, it still has some tricks up its sleeve. Dragonflies are a very thin and light. The model accurately represents a Dragonfly. The main interesting aspects of the model is the simpleness. After building the first 2 complex insects with small pieces and quirky techniques. This model gives the builder some room to breathe and is composed of simple construction. The most interesting part of the dragonfly for me personally is how I was able to us black minifigure hair to be the eyes of dragonfly. I tried many pieces but nothing ever looked right until I stumbled upon the minifigure hair. This is what makes the dragonfly stand out and still engages the builder with every building step. [MOC] Lego Insects: A Ladybug, Butterfly, & Dragonfly by Rail Co, on Flickr As of now my model is only digital but I hope to start accumulating the parts to build it sometimes within this year. I hope you enjoyed looking at my creation, if you feel so inclined I would love for your support on LEGO Ideas here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/d94ec0ee-9bee-4757-953f-ba39e85f81c2 Thank you all for looking! -RailCo
Here are models of three butterflies I have built. They exist in reality and are called Peacock Butterfly, Menelaus Blue Morpho and Cethosia Cyane. These models are also uploaded as a project on LEGO Ideas, so if you like them it would be appreciated if you gave it your support! As shown in the video below, the butterflies can also move their wings automatically if you have an antenna piece connected to them and then tap on their wings.