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Here is Scolopendra gigantea, a giant centipede.
About this creation
A centipede MOC proudly built in the name of Team Zodiacs for the MOCAthalon category "It Creepses and Crawlses"; not very original, as it literally mentions centipedes in the category description, but I really wanted to do this and I think it turned out great!
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The head has sensitive antennae and jagged mandibles, but its eyes are weak.



The tail has a pair of modified legs called forcipules that are used to inject venom into the centipede's enemies or prey.



Despite these dangerous characteristics, centipedes are quite docile among humans, so much so that many ancient civilizations had sacred leg-counting ceremonies to honor these massive arthropods.



And Roman centurions would ride them into battle!



Today, however, they have a much more common use. Here, for example, is a man trying to buy ice cream on a hot day.



"Hello sir, what can I get for you today?"
"I'd like a trans-light green popsicle, please."
"That will be fifty cents."
"Nooo! All I have is this dumb old one hundred-dollar bill!"



"Good thing I brought my centipede. I just put the money in..."



"...And out comes one hundred dollars in spare change! I love my centipede!"



And thus, everyone is happy.

This has been a fun build for me, and I hope you all enjoy it. Please tell me what you think!



Comments

  April 24, 2014
Very realistic. just looking at the smaller pic made me think of why someone would put a real centipede up on MOCpages, but now I can see it is actually lego. Fantastic creation.
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  March 31, 2013
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Love the mouth, awesome.
Glad you like it, there's more scorpion uses on my photostream. Type "Alien Committee" in the search box. :)
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  March 31, 2013
Love the mouth, awesome.
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  March 23, 2013
Quoting JWG 258 Thats very well built. I like the little mini stories.
Quoting Thoy Bradley Instantly recognisable! 3 points. ~Thoy
Thanks both! :)
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  March 23, 2013
Thats very well built. I like the little mini stories.
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  March 19, 2013
Instantly recognisable! 3 points. ~Thoy
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  March 11, 2013
Thanks everybody!
A Plastic Infinity (That is, endless Legos.)
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Robbie Trengove
  March 10, 2013
The thumbnail pic looks so realistic. Really creepy!
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  March 10, 2013
A nice 3 pointer! ~ Chris.
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  March 10, 2013
Lovely !!! .. Also great writeup on this ! :)
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  March 5, 2013
Do the pictures not load on this for all of you? Because they don't for me, and one judge still hasn't scored. D:
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  March 3, 2013
The thumbnail pic is awesome! Up close, the tire texture clashes with the smooth head. Still great! 3 points.
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  March 3, 2013
Quoting Elk Guard Awesome, looks very realistic!
Quoting carrubba antonio amazing look very realistic
Thanks both, scared myself with it quite a lot. :)
Quoting Ru Corder Hahahaha, funny write up. 3 strong points!
I know the main focus is the bug but I couldn't resist. ;D
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  March 3, 2013
Hahahaha, funny write up. 3 strong points!
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  March 3, 2013
Awesome, looks very realistic!
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  March 3, 2013
amazing look very realistic
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  March 3, 2013
Quoting Legomania Customs Great work! The tires work great here!
Thanks!
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  March 3, 2013
Great work! The tires work great here!
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  March 3, 2013
Quoting Topsy Creatori (StoveTopCreator!) Not that's my kinda pet... NOT! But still an awesome build! :)
Thanks! Not my type either, but then, I don't like trans-light green popsicles either. ;D
Quoting Nick Brick Very creepy crawly! I like your use of the scorpion piece for a mouth, and the tires surprisingly work well here. 4 points
Thank you very much! Does every judge give a score? I thought you all decided on one and one of you posted it. Had me quite terrified for a while there. :)
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  March 3, 2013
Very creepy crawly! I like your use of the scorpion piece for a mouth, and the tires surprisingly work well here. 4 points
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  March 3, 2013
Not that's my kinda pet... NOT! But still an awesome build! :)
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  March 3, 2013
Well, first, thank you all! This wasn't very difficult to build, (probably why I got a 2 D:)but it was super realistic; I had it on my floor overnight because it was really fiddly, and when I woke up and turned on the lights, it was just THERE, made me jump and all that. I'm sorry for all the silly puns involved, but I haven't made a centipede joke in years. :D Again, thanks for dropping by!
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  March 3, 2013
Very cool, I love the way you did the body!
  March 3, 2013
I HATE THOSE THINGS!!! This one, however, is quite aproachable AND it exchanges money! I will now have to look at them in a new light. Maybe not. ;) Great critter, looks tough, like the real thing.
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  March 3, 2013
certainly a creepy crawler!
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  March 3, 2013
Nice
  March 3, 2013
Centipedes aren't necessary my FAVORITE bug in the world... (one of those annoyances stung me wifs day venom of its... hand hurt for a week) but you mannaged to build one that accually looks pretty cool... kinda cute really... so I give it a thumbs up:) Zeiro...
  March 3, 2013
Score = 2
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  March 3, 2013
Creepy, so... Well done! ;-)
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  March 3, 2013
Absolutely brilliant! Excellent & original use of pieces and a very organic & natural look. A fine little masterpiece you have made here :-)
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  March 3, 2013
Disgusting, but great!
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  March 3, 2013
Love the scale shot with the mini-fig
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  March 3, 2013
Love those antenna!
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  March 3, 2013
Haha, fantastic use of those tires!
 
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