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Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby JoshWedin » Sun May 02, 2010 4:10 pm

Hey All!

The monthly challenges appear to be going well. I've been impressed by the level of participation. It warms my heart. ;) Thank you.

I went my LUG meeting yesterday and one of the members (Wayne, if he is reading this) brought nearly all of the Lego animals and had them marshaled on baseplates. I enjoyed pouring over them and it gave me an idea for this month's challenge.

Animal Kingdom.

Do anything animal related. Anything. Build a farm, build a knight with animalistic heraldry, build a brick-built beastie ravaging the countryside, etc. As the title of one of my favorite books said...."If at all possible, involve a cow". ;)

Let out your inner animal. Remember, there are no rules in these challenges. If you think it fits...it does. Let's hear you roar!

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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby Kevin1990 » Mon May 03, 2010 10:32 am

O yeah First Post :wave:

Thought I'd give it a try
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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby OverLoad » Mon May 03, 2010 9:41 pm

Hmm, sounds like fun. I'll have to get my camera working and put my thinking cap on for this one. :)
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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby Unitronus » Tue May 04, 2010 2:23 pm

Does this include animals from movies??
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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom:

Postby legokilt » Tue May 04, 2010 8:55 pm

You wanted a cow, here they be.

As some may have seen in my CCCVII entry here are some minotaurs without brick built heads.

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While the crownies tried to protect their kingdom from the necromancer and his evil armies, little did they know there was a bigger danger coming from the other side of the world. Coming from their great cow-ships the minotaurs burst through the crownies sea defenses and hid within the forest, picking off crownie parties that passed by.

Please check out my photostream and let me know what you think of my minotaurs.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30165733@N02/sets/72157623037426248/
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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby nanuck95 » Sun May 09, 2010 11:11 pm

A woodsman takes a stroll through the forest. I guess this is borderline "castle" since all the animals are North American and the scene could be found just about anywhere in time, but I guess in my mind he's a medieval woodsman who has a cabin somewhere in the forest. The animals are so accustomed to seeing him they don't run away.

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To give a better view of all the animals, I included a shot of all of them by themselves

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You can see the full set on the following link:Flickr Link

I really enjoyed this challenge as I love making brick-built critters and monsters. I hope you enjoy it!
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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby JoshWedin » Mon May 10, 2010 3:31 pm

Unitronus wrote:Does this include animals from movies??


There are no rules. It includes anything you want it to include.

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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby icare » Tue May 18, 2010 11:40 am

hello
This is my first participation in a challenge.
Here is the animals joust (with a cow ...)
Who wins, Lord BlackStallion or Sir SweetDaisy ?
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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby JoshWedin » Wed May 19, 2010 10:18 pm

Now that is funny. ;)

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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby Unitronus » Sat May 22, 2010 1:22 pm

Since the contest was about animals (and perfect timing too) I had recently watched the movie "How to Train your Dragon" and was overcome with inspiration to make a life-sized dragon. Hopefully this "brick-built beastie" counts as an animal in the kingdom.

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Another better view of Hiccup and Toothless (characters from the movie)

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To see more pictures (and more dragons in the future) here's my Flickr link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36769850@N05/sets/72157624110203958/
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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby Kevin1990 » Sat May 22, 2010 3:03 pm

wow the dragon looks amazing I also recently saw the movies. loved it :P very strange dragons apeare in the movie.
any way.. as I said the dragon come out pretty neat
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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby Elephant Knight » Sun May 23, 2010 12:33 am

Here is my take:

The Great Steed Race!

I rounded up all the animals I could get my grubby hands on, and put them all to the test, to see which is the fastest.

Some closeups:
The Monkey Rider, my personal favorite.
Some people just couldn't ride their steed.
This guy didn't choose to well
Neither did this guy.
He wasn't the brightest stud on the brick either
Looks like he forgot to unload
Ummmmm...
Charge!!!

Landscaping is lacking, I know, but it looks as if it is a green screen, as if they are in a movie. I'd really be interesting to know what sort of movie would involve this many different types of animals.

The whole folder when public:

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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby quaraga » Mon May 24, 2010 9:42 pm

heh i like the dude riding another minifig :roflol:
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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby jdarlack » Mon May 31, 2010 1:22 am

Here's a little table scrap 'fit for a king':

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Re: Monthly Challenge #3: Animal Kingdom

Postby JoshWedin » Mon May 31, 2010 12:56 pm

jdarlack wrote:Here's a little table scrap 'fit for a king':

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Brilliant!

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