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 Author: Railway1 View Messages Posted By Railway1
 Posted: Jan 14, 2020 02:16
 Subject: LEGO Insects: A Ladybug, Butterfly, Dragonfly
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 Topic: My Own Creation
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Railway1 (9)

Location:  USA, Texas
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Hello all I wanted to show off my MOC that I made a little while ago but never
got it posted here. An image can be found at the bottom of this post

Hello, 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.



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.

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.

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.

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

Thanks for looking
-RailwayEnthusiast
 
 Author: iprice View Messages Posted By iprice
 Posted: Jan 14, 2020 03:56
 Subject: Re: LEGO Insects: A Ladybug, Butterfly, Dragonfly
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I actually supported these when they first appeared on Lego Ideas. They look
great
 Author: Sadler_Bricks View Messages Posted By Sadler_Bricks
 Posted: Jan 15, 2020 23:47
 Subject: Re: LEGO Insects: A Ladybug, Butterfly, Dragonfly
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Wow nice

I really like all this some really nice visuals here maybe even add a jungle
like backround

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