This lego chicken is spectacular. The details on the feathers, legs, and head are all spot on. Note the use of Bionicle pieces used to build the chickens comb. Although the little chicken is the star, its distant relative the TRex is great too. This is the creation of timofey_tkachev, and is titled “What has become of us?!” It is a part of an MOC challenge called the Builder’s Battle to “”build an object or living creature from one era which landed in another one, totally different era.”
LDiEgo has created a new Lego Ideas project for a massive Jurassic Park Visitor Center. Lego is currently creating Jurassic Park World sets, but haven’t released anything from the previous 3 movies. It seems a project like this would be a perfect fit for Lego Ideas, which seems to have a soft spot for popular films. A few project have been proposed, but there has been no word on them from Lego (here).
This modular style Lego Jurassic Park Visitor Center would be 2,623 pieces. Which is way more then any previous Lego Ideas release has contained. The whole complex features the Main Entrance Hall, “Les Gigantes” restaurant, a Kitchen, a Dinning Room, an Emergency Bunker, a Showcase Theater, a Control Room and a Genetics Lab. Also proposed are two dinosaur skeletons, the Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Sauropod. There would be one Raptor included, named “Clever Girl.” Plus six Minifigures: John Hammond, Tim Murphy, Lex Murphy, Donald Gennaro, Ray Arnold, and Robert Muldoon.
There is a Jurassic Park themed project over on Lego Ideas. The good news is that there is a good chance that this will happen. Lego had a ban on Jurassic Park themed submissions due to licensing conflicts. The key word is “had.” As of October 2014, Lego has officially lifted that ban. They would not go out of their way to let us know this information for no reason. The project with the best prospects is titled “Jurassic Park” and is the creation of senteosan. This is an incredibly sleek project that hits all the most famous icons from the film. The massive gates, the jeep, a T. rex, and 3 of the main characters. The only thing missing is a Lego John Hammond, which if included would be an instant buy.
“The Jurassic Park Gate is a famous trademark of the Jurassic Park Series. It first appeared in the first movie 1993 when the tour cars entered the Park and it is definitely one of the most iconic scenes in motion picture history. Now recreated in Lego form too – ohh, with some extra spice…
I got this idea right before 3D version of first film hit theaters on April 2013. I used a tremendous amount of time drafting models again and again, making sure that all propositions are right and each component looking as realistic as possible. I have always thought this as a display piece, like UCS -style eye catcher but there certainly is a lot play value here too.
So if you’re a Jurassic Park fan please add your support to this project. Thanks!” — senteosan
“The balance in a hidden valley is brutally disturbed when a the peaceful Stonetooth tribe and and their herbivorous dinosaurs are confronted by the sudden arrival of the rival Ashclaw tribe and their carnivorous pet predators. Can the fierce Stonetooth warrior women protect their valley – and the precious dinosaur eggs within – against these vicious intruders? Or will the dangers of the outside world prove to great a challenge?
Growing up with Saturday morning cartoons like Dino-Riders and a vast interest in prehistoric lifeforms, I decided to create several sets featuring an alternate time when dinosaurs and humans lived together somewhat harmonically. As with my Space Exploration sets, I aimed these sets primarily at girls, although with a much more distinct action adventure feel to it.” — Steven Woolfe
Prehistorica is a great MOC theme created by Steven Woolfe. The concept of Dinos and Humans living together is a universal fantasy. These warrior women are ready go to battle to protect their tribe. This conflict between the Stonetooth and Ashclaw looks like the beginning of something larger.
The use of the Lego dinosaur figures is infinitely more interesting then the official Dino theme. The structures built around the dinosaurs look completely natural. Giving these warriors a look that is both frightening and deadly.
The Bricksauria project is the work of senteosan. So far a Lego Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Lego Stegosaurus have been built. These are great brick built dinosaurs that look like they should be a part of a museum display (or Disneyland). Lego has usually gone the route of giant molds for their dinosaurs, but they lack the detail and building fun that Lego usually contains. These Bricksauria Lego dinosaurs are set in dynamic poses, and just look cool.
Two separate Lego CUUSOO projects have been created based on these two dinos. Check them out here and here. It would be great if Lego created a line of detailed models like these. Something akin to the Lego Architecture series would be perfect.
The T. rex and Stegosaurus have been built digitally using Vray in 3ds Max, then composited in Fusion (with a touch of Photoshop). Probably built this way because a lot of the pieces are rare, and/or not available in the desired colors. The final renders are extremely clean.