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Grasshopper
Giant Insectoid.
About this creation
A Grasshopper made mostly from 6208 parts left over after I made the Dragonfly. I did cheat a bit though; most of the leg hinges came from a crappy little exo-force set. This was a lot of fun to make. Even the hour it took to get the folding wing mechanism right! I wanted to make some antennae too but I wasn't happy with anything I tried so I just left them off.

I love insects, especially mechanical ones. My favourite transformers were the Insecticons. Speaking of transformers, the colour scheme on my Grasshopper reminds me of the Dinobot colour scheme ( greys, gold and hint of red). Maybe I should do some more insects in this style.

Help me think of a cool Dinobot-type name for my Grasshopper, like 'Swarm' or 'Puke"....




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   Overall shot.



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   The rear legs can swivel in and out.



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   I like this photo. It shows the tucked wings nicely.



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   "Hello there mr. giant grasshopper thing!"



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   "Aaaarrrgggh! It's defending itself somehow!"



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   "And yet I can't seem to wipe the smile from my face..!"



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   Deploying wing, ready from flight.



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   You can see how the abdomen is elevated to give the wings maximum clearance here.



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   Flying. Sorry about the bright flash effect.



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   Shoulda had the minifig's torso still in it's jaws for this photo eh?



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   I like big butts and I cannot lie...



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   The head tilts up for flying. Would love to be able to make the head swivel or turn.



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   Landed safely. You might be able to pick up a few details in this photo that got washed out in the earlier sunny shots.



Comments

 I like it 
  July 18, 2009
The real starting point of the Ocean's style - Let's just say : awesome !
 I like it 
  July 1, 2009
Say, are we little kiddies bugging you? Sorry, that's in our job description.
  July 1, 2009
My buddy Icon looks better here. : )
 I like it 
  July 1, 2009
I am hoppy, probably all those slushies
  July 1, 2009
I like it, as usual for you r MOC's]
 I like it 
  July 1, 2009
I agree, makes me feel hoppy too
 I like it 
  September 7, 2007
Amazing work! Very creative as well. My only suggestion would be to add antennae, if possible. Nice!
 
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