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Gryphon by Kevin Heckel

Postby Bruce N H » Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:44 pm

Hi all,

I'm sure you know by now I'm a sucker for brick-built-beasts. Check out this gryphon by Kevin Heckel.

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It's another of the great MOCs that have been submitted to the Colossal Castle Contest II. Keep 'em coming!

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Postby LEGOFREAK » Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:53 pm

I love this MOC! Man this is awesome. :D
I love Griffons anyway, and after the contest I hope we get to see an exploded view. :D
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Postby Ja_izzle » Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:54 pm

Wow, this griphon is truly a work of art. I have a griphon that i made just of bricks, but this one is great. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Gryphon by Kevin Heckel

Postby footsteps » Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:57 pm

What an excellent head and beak!!! Exquisite 'outside-the-box' thinking.

And that tail. How, how, HOW did he make that tail?? :?:

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Postby kajo163 » Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:09 pm

Wow, got to love those feet, and the beak!


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Postby xiblal » Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:19 pm

The feet look very Realistic!!
Is That a sword for the beak, very good idea!
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Postby TwoTonic Knight » Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:44 pm

One of the best brick-built beasties I have ever seen. Kevin managed to restrict the size, avoided excess bulk, sculpted elegant but solid limbs, all the while maintaining pleasing overall proportions. Just a great design.
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Postby forester3291 » Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:51 pm

This is a great Gryphon. I love the beak and talons. And that tail. How did he achieve that posability?

This is definintly one of the very best Brick Built Beasts I have ever ever seen.
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Postby Rubberchickenknight » Sat Dec 11, 2004 2:24 am

those claws are nice :D i think the tail is made of a whip with bricks on it but i may be wrong :oops:
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Postby Devari » Sat Dec 11, 2004 6:02 am


Amazingly cool. :)

I think the tail is made from round bricks put on one of those flexible hollow tube affairs. An example of the piece I'm thinking of is the "guides" for the scorpian-rock crushing thing in the Indian (as in, from India) Palace of Orient Expedition.
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Postby Teh Stud » Sat Dec 11, 2004 4:51 pm

I usually don't like beasts made out of bricks, but this is a masterpiece! This should win something, it looks great.
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Postby doctorsparkles » Sat Dec 11, 2004 5:44 pm

I love this thing. It's not often that I see something that I really love, but this did the trick.
The tail does look as if it's made from a minifig whip. If the position of the tail doesn't give it away, take a look at the end: it has the little round thing for a stud.
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Re: Gryphon by Kevin Heckel

Postby Robin Hood » Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:11 pm

Bruce N H wrote:Hi all,I'm sure you know by now I'm a sucker for brick-built-beasts.

Bruce, your a sucker for any well made Lego thing. :D

Very cool beast! I like it a lot. He did a great job in making it small. Very good, I will have to copy that.

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Postby jamitjames » Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:17 pm

This is pretty good, I just don't like the head....
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Postby Mr. D » Sat Dec 11, 2004 11:21 pm

Now, that thing is cool! It seems simpler than most MOCs of his type, which I like. Thanks for the heads up!

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