Blue Whale (Minifigure Scale)
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Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) are one of the most amazingly large animals that humans have ever encountered. Growing to a whopping length of 110 feet, they are not only the largest animal alive today, they are the largest that humans, and what's more, the Earth, has ever seen. One reason they can grow so big is that, unlike land animals, they do not have to support their own weight. And yet, despite their massive size, a blue whale eats a tiny shrimplike animal called krill. And the largest species of krill, Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) is a maximum of 2 1/2 inches long.This effectively means that an average blue whale eats tons (not metaphorically; literally, tons, as in the measure of weight) of krill every day!
Here I have made a 1/100th scale model of a blue whale (or correct scale to a Minifigure). All of its joints are both accurately placed and fully posable.
The context to the whale includes an accurate ocean floor with multiple sea animals and plants; these include kelp, crabs, fish, shells, and a ray. There is a high level of detail, such as in the shrimp coming out of a small cave, and the way I made the tightly grouped seaweed pieces for the kelp.
I built this set to add context to a previous model I made, and I believe it would make a great set because who wouldn't want a giant display of a blue whale.
Piece count: 988
Estimated size: 1 1/2 x 1 ft.