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LOM: Outlaw Lottery challenge #3: Mammoth
About this creation
The Mammoth. It is nearly extinct in Mythron, and continually hunted for it's tusks. It's meat can supply a whole village for a week. But hunters leave the dead mammoths after they take them down, taking only the tusks to sell at the black market. These creatures are gentle, unless attacked. When they are attacked their tusks can get highly dangerous. That is why it is regarded as a sport to hunt Mammoths up in the frosty landscape of Bodus.

Pictures:



You see the missing part of the front leg's foot? I blame it on a hunter, but actually I just took the part out and forgot to replace it for the pictures. Oh well. :P



It's storming at you! If a hunter sees this, he knows that he's in trouble. (I know the Mammoth isn't actually storming in the picture, but his angle strongly suggests it.)



The mid-section. I happen to have both the Ent from the Tower of Orthanc as well as Cole's Earth Dragon from NINJAGO, so I had plenty of access to creature-like brown parts. even so, it took up most of my brown collection.



If these feet crush you, you probably didn't get out of the way. The Mammoth, albeit common belief, is supposedly very gentle, and being crushed would usually happen only on accident.



Yes, the Tusks are silver. I had to decide between having them the right color and shaped wrongly or the other way around. I decided on the latter, because the mammoth's tusks are supposed to curve. I couldn't do that with tan.

The description of the Mammoth in the creatures and History conversation says that mammoths sometimes have four tusks. I surrendered that idea for the shape of the head, because four tusks would have made it look very bad. So, let's just say that this Mammoth is not yet grown and will still get two more tusks eventually.



The tail was kind of an afterthought. I didn't think about it until the end (kind of a bad joke :P), and then I almost forgot Mammoths have tails until the picture-taking. I actually had two runs of picture-taking, the first one with bad tusks and wrong joints in the legs. The second one is the one shown here.

For the first one I still had the snowy landscape of the second part of Tracks of the Black Lotus, so that looked cool, but I took that Landscape apart for another project before the second foto shoot.



The creature was supposed to have over 20 pieces. The trunk of the Mammoth alone almost gets it there already, so I don't think there is any need for taking the Mammoth apart to show it has more than 20.

***

Well, this was fun! I had it build for several weeks, and it's surprisingly still standing. I think it is really cute (despite it being 3 times the height of a minifigure and five times the length of one lying down, another reason it is considered a sport by hunters to kill one), and I really loved trying to make it. I had never done something of the likes before, so this was kind of new for me. still, I am quite proud of it, and it does move (the head nods, all four legs have hip- and knee-joints, even the trunk, though very fragile, is moveable). So, this was a really cool Lottery challenge and I hope that I get to do something like this again soon. Hope you liked it!!!




Comments

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  December 29, 2013
excellent, great use of pieces!!
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  December 1, 2013
I like it! =)
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  November 16, 2013
Elephants are the same thing as mammoths, except they have cancer :D Sorry, I couldn't resist. Its a very nice mammoth, but it needs to eat some food ;)
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  November 14, 2013
I like the shape!
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  November 14, 2013
Great mammoth! I'd be pleased if you could add this photo to the wiki!
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  November 14, 2013
Great job
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  November 13, 2013
Just like everyone else is saying, a bit scrawny, but very creative! Then again, it might not be getting enough food or something, so... Very good though!
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  November 13, 2013
Fantastic job! I agree with Freeling, though. The head and the tail are a bit small, and the torso and legs look a little skinny too. Only suggestive criticism, it still looks great!
 I made it 
  November 13, 2013
Quoting Freeling . First off, Mammoths aren't nearly extinct in LOM. Secondly, nice mammoth. Though if you would have wanted to make a Mammoth that looked more like a mammoth you should have make it bigger. This one just looks scrawny.
Oh, and I read the part about near extinction in the wiki. It isn't said in the creatures/h´History thread, but… yeah. hm.
 I made it 
  November 13, 2013
Quoting Freeling . First off, Mammoths aren't nearly extinct in LOM. Secondly, nice mammoth. Though if you would have wanted to make a Mammoth that looked more like a mammoth you should have make it bigger. This one just looks scrawny.
Kind of true. But it's still growing, remember? ;) :P
 I like it 
  November 13, 2013
First off, Mammoths aren't nearly extinct in LOM. Secondly, nice mammoth. Though if you would have wanted to make a Mammoth that looked more like a mammoth you should have make it bigger. This one just looks scrawny.
 I like it 
  November 13, 2013
Awesome! Great work! Keep up the great work! ~Bill
 
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