Spike the Dragon!
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Spike is a friendly young dragon who lives in the colourful and fun world of LEGO!
This model is challenging to build, yet satisfying. It is entirely formed of simple elements such as regular square/rectangular bricks and plates- no curves here! Another thing that sets this model apart is the hinged arms, wings, and mouth. These can be moved and posed manually, useful for when children play with the model or if it is used as a static display piece. However there is also the potential for more experienced LEGO fans to add motors and program them to move as they wish! The inside of the model is therefore largely hollow, to aid with the addition of motors if desired, and to make it lighter. The brick count is 603, and Spike stands at 26 cm tall, with a maximum wingspan of 40 cm.
The design of Spike was inspired significantly by my brilliant trip to LEGOLAND Windsor just under three years ago. I was amazed by the large-scale LEGO sculptures, built using mostly simple bricks to create a structure that is anything but simple. I thought that this would be an interesting concept for me to experiment with myself- only I chose to design Spike to be a more manageable size to keep the cost down when attempting to build him in real life!
I built Spike in LDD initially, and posted the project on June 6th 2016. However, the model unfortunately didn't reach the audience required to gain 10,000 supporters. I have since managed to find the time to plan and build Spike using real LEGO bricks, and will be uploading videos of the completed model onto Spike's Youtube channel to promote the project. Spike's Twitter account can be found here. I would really appreciate it if you could share Spike with as many people as possible, both on social media and by word-of-mouth, to help the project gain momentum and give it a chance of reaching 10,000 supporters!
Please support my project if you would like it to be a reality, and would love to have your very own "Spike" on your desk, bedside table, or in your child's bedroom/playroom (if they are lucky enough for you to not keep him for yourself!).
Thank you for taking the time to view my project, and remember every supporter & share counts!