I started designing this fish well over 6 months ago, when I had an inspiration for the legs. These sat around for a long time while I casually thought about how the rest of it would go. And I couldn't just build the fish - I had to build the sub, too! I ended up building the sub first due to an influx of cheap Alpha Team sets (about 3 months before I finished the fish). The Opee was finished in time for Northern Illinois Lego Train Club's show at the Geneva Library in Geneva, IL. It is 2 feet long, 15 inches high, and 7 inches wide.
When I first saw the thumbnail I thought it was a comparrison pic.That's very impressive and very detailed. I like wow the teeth are arranged in different sizes. Good Job, I look forward to seeing your future work.
That is too cool! I love it. Not a fan of Episode One, but a major fan of this MOC. The rows of teeth are just staggering to see as the beast stares at its prey head on with cold yellow eyes. The details to the scales, legs, fins and antennae are superb. The diorama with the Gungan sub is just mesmerizing, so much color, attitude and suspense. The Force is truly with you.
Excellent! It must have taken much dedication and persistence to perfect it to such a great degree. The most striking point for me is the simplest, the eyes have a real 'evil glare' to them despite the use of just a single simple component. That is what great lego is all about!
The tongue & jaw combo...that's where it's at! In general I'm not a fan of the house-of-plates style...but it looks superb, and fits the organic theme perfectly. Great choice. The variety in the teeth is effective, too. I consider adding tongue to most activities to be a good thing...the construction of this is no exception...!