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Opee Sea Killer
Terror of the Naboo waters.
About this creation
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.



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   The Opee Sea Killer



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   Why the heck does a metal submarine make a tasty meal?



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   My original display for the fish included a bit of a 'coral' reef.



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   The actual anglers in the movie are longer then the fish itself - I had to shorten them because of a weight issue (they bent down and touched the floor).



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   The eyes were among the first features I designed, after the legs.



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   The tongue is just held on by a 2x4 brick - thankfully it's not too heavy so it holds in place.



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   The two fins are perhaps the most unstable of the whole fish - they're almost too heavy for the joints to hold them up in place, and will frequently fall to the side.



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   The carapace was tough to design and went through MANY ugly trials before I was finaly able to come up with this layered look. Hinges are used behind each 'scale'.



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   While I designed the legs first, they went through a number of design changes in the months after.



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   The mouth can close if you take the tongue off...



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   ... but it's a bit too heavy to stay completely shut.



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   The 'face' of the fish is actually held in place by one little angle connector located just beneath the anglers.



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   It also makes a good party mask.



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   The fish is largely hollow inside. The sides of the carapace simply hang from the top 'spine'.



Comments

  May 20, 2013
let me know if this opee is on sale, I want to buy it.
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  May 16, 2011
That is really amazing.
  March 11, 2011
Well done! I hope my submarine would not be afraid of your creature! Please come and check it!
Pepa Quin (Matt De Lanoy)
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Toa Oblivious ,Master of Earth
  February 11, 2011
wow... im speechless.
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  February 9, 2011
*speechlessness*
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  February 8, 2011
I saw this at one of your shows once. You should have put a picture of Darth Maul on top with the chicken-whip. Love the Tongue!
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  February 8, 2011
Stunning! Incredibly accurate! I'm blown away!
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  February 8, 2011
W...O...O...O...O...W!!!! Definitely the best and most detailful Opee at Mocpages!
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  October 11, 2010
This build simply astounds me! Great job!
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  February 9, 2010
it looks creepy without the shell thingy off :O
Pepa Quin (Matt De Lanoy)
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Matthew McKay
  January 17, 2010
I LOVE this!!!
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  August 22, 2009
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! i love the scales and the face!
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  August 17, 2009
WOW, I canīt belive I havenīt seen this amazing moc untill now! I love it, it looks really organic, something extremely hard to to with lego. 5/5
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  July 28, 2009
WOWEEE!!!! THATS AMAZING!!
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  April 27, 2009
EPIC!
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  March 18, 2009
Wow!!! Simply astounding. :)
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  January 7, 2009
you are a master respect from france mec
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  December 21, 2008
this is incredible, especially the under-water effects pic with the ship thingy that obe-wan is in. (forgot ships name)
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  December 10, 2008
this is a classic a true classic!
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  August 26, 2008
Great! where did those "antennae" come from though?
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  August 26, 2008
This is so cool !!!!
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  August 20, 2008
this is one of the greatest lego creatures on the net, and it looks just like the "real" one, the sub is great by the way, much better than the set
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  August 14, 2008
That is very cool. I love it!
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  July 12, 2008
This is great, but I think someone on the LEGO website has nicked your idea. They say it lives near Lego city and eats submarines. They UsEd ThE sAmE pHoToS!!!
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  May 19, 2008
Scary!!!!! it's just so realistic!! I love it! you are an awesome builder! I just can't get over how real looking it is!!!1
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  May 7, 2008
That is simply AMAZING!!! 5 star! I think this should be an actual LEGO product!
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  April 16, 2008
aWesome, and very accurate! Good job!
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  April 15, 2008
*completely speechless from jaw dropped the entire time being on this page*
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  March 29, 2008
Not my cup of tea but I reckon I am impressed. What a huge conceptual work you did on that MOC.
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  March 25, 2008
This is Awesome! Very Cool! Definitly takes skill to make that!
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  March 3, 2008
SOOOOO Amazing!!I would give it higher if there was more smilleys!!
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  January 26, 2008
This is one of the most impressive lego mocs I've ever seen. This is terrific work!
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  January 24, 2008
the inside looks somewhat like a submarine- maybe make something similar?
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  January 7, 2008
coooooooooooooooool thats why i gave it a :):):):):)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  December 4, 2007
Great job!! And minifig size, right?? Make a photo with this and the bongo!!!
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  November 17, 2007
ooooo! a Gobberfish! Giant teeth! dude this is amazing!
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  October 8, 2007
And I sit at my desk next to an opee moc the size of my thumb crying...
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  September 20, 2007
im speechless
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  August 17, 2007
Awesome!!! Please review my mocs. "There's always a bigger fish..."
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  July 26, 2007
THAT IS THE BEST LEGO IVE EVER SEEN! it deseves 10 stars
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  March 28, 2007
I'm speechless. The biggest and most detailed lego creature i've ever seen. I like the sub too.
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  March 20, 2007
My God Keep it up Man :)
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  February 19, 2007
OMG!!!RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BEST CREATION U EVER MADE 1MILLION OUT OF 5... DUDE UR ONE OF THE BEST BUILDERS I EVER SEEN!!!!!! =)
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  February 6, 2007
I've seen better... JUST KIDDING! Wow, this is amazing... *sulks in the corner*
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  February 6, 2007
sweet, sweet, sweet, ssswwweeeeeettt.
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  February 6, 2007
very cool ah heck super cool.
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  February 6, 2007
Great Job !!!!
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  February 6, 2007
astonishing!! why don't you create the colo claw fish and that other whatjamacallit from the movie?
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  February 6, 2007
Dang Bro! This is pretty good. You should make an entire series for deep sea monsters like the puffer fish, etc.
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  November 28, 2006
Wow...thats too amazing for words...
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  July 25, 2006
It's extremely good.
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  May 11, 2006
The work and effort you put into this is very noticable in the final product. Both the sub and the Opee (especially the Opee) were extremely well made. Great job. If I could, Id give you a 7 out of 5.
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  February 11, 2006
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.
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  February 10, 2006
simply amazing. you should make a Colo ClawFish, and that big salamander thing.(don't remmember what it was called.) good ztuff.
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  February 10, 2006
The wierdest bit is the bending anntenas!
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  February 10, 2006
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.
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  February 9, 2006
MM MM Good, wholesome, perfection! Rock On! TFP
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  February 9, 2006
Rad to the nth degree! Better than the Episode I ! Really.
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  February 9, 2006
Ingenious, magnus opus!!!Superb, masterclass design.
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  February 9, 2006
Excellent, I couldn't think of a better large-scale LEGO organism than this. This is straight down to the last detail!
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  February 9, 2006
This, is so friggin COOL! *Faints*
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  February 9, 2006
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!
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  February 9, 2006
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...!
 
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