Highly distinctive beast, one of Africa’s most fearsome animals, an African lion. I opted for a really big head, which I took from my T rex creation. To get the curves of the silhouette somehow right, I used a long brick to implement and integrate a lower jaw and the back of the animal. I tried to keep creation small and therefore made a body smaller (proportion-wise) in comparison to the head. You’ll notice that I used a body similar to my dog and wolf creations, so it’s pretty basic. Due to overall strength of this animal I used basic 2×2 bricks for the legs.
Overall I’m satisfied with the final build, but there is some room for improvements on the body – it came out a bit thin.
Lego Duplo lion
I experimented with an idea of a two-winged airplane, so-called biplane. I opted for a bigger version of airplane this time, which led to a wing related problem – the front wings were either to long or to short. What I did is a combination of 2×4 and 2×8 plates, carefully put together in a way, that upper left wing supports the bottom left and vice versa (bottom right wing supports the upper right). Final version is therefore super sleek but fragile too. I used a 2×8 plate for a rear wing and a see-through brick for a cabin. Later I found out that front wings should’ve been positioned a little more towards the front. Concept stays the same, so it won’t fall apart.
Lego Duplo biplane
As our minds are slowly slipping into summer mode, I’ve prepared some distinctive (and hopefully easily recognizable) desert-living animals.
Let’s start with a long legged, single humped camel. In comparison to giraffe you can see that these two can be made using pretty much the same bricks. Camel silhouette build is a bit more complex, as we need to extend its neck towards. Tail comes somehow short but considering those robust Lego Duplo bricks, I think the overall silhouette is pretty neat.
Lego Duplo simple camel