Besides LEGO, I also love dinosaurs! Naturally, these two interests often bleed together and I end up making lots and lots of LEGO dinosaurs.
Blue the Velociraptor
Inspiration: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom had just come out and I wanted to build Miniland scale versions of all of the characters. I never got that far, but I built a Miniland scale velociraptor, and I'm really happy with it. Its proportions are quite off, so I should work on that sometime.
Build Time: 2 days
October 2016, revised September 2021
Inspiration: In 2016 I did a whole series of midi-scale dinosaurs, though most of them were admittedly not great. This was the best of them, so I decided to reverse engineer and update it and release instructions for it for a "Throwback Thursday".
Build time: a day
Mecha T-Rex Foot
Inspiration: I built this for a Mech Leg Contest on Instagram. I was inspired by pet_foolery for the raptor being stepped on by the T-Rex. I couldn't find which comic strip I was thinking of, but the general emotion and story of this was inspired by that. The snowy white raptor design was inspired by a work in progress velociraptor puppet from TRX dinosaurs. The plating on the Mech leg was primarily inspired by Iron Man.
Build Time: 5 days
Inspiration: I had a white T-Rex Skeleton for the longest time, and I decided it was about time to build it in a more accurate color. (cough couch LEGO ideas set cough cough) I didn't have the parts in any shade of brown, so dark grey sufficed. It was my first post to make it onto the Flickr explore page. So that was really exciting, and it got a lot of attention from that. How many people just scroll through the Flickr explore page? More than I thought apparently!
Build Time: a day
Inspiration: The seed part for Iron Builder 5.0 - Round 2 - Legopard vs Pate-Keetongu was the Duplo grass/fire piece. I only had the part in orange, but I still wanted to join in on the fun. This model was quite an undertaking for me at the time.
Build Time: 1 week