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The dinosaur has evolved
There has been an major update to my walking dinosaur. Becuase it looks so different and a picture is worth a 1000 words I've created a new Ideas project. I probably won't try to promote this one and instead focus prompting the new version.
The new project is just called walking dinosaur. Thank you to all that supported this one and I hope that you will support my new version which can be found via the following link.
Major update: Dinosaur now covered in skin
This update is something that I've been thinking about doing since I first built the dino but have been putting it off because I thought it would be too hard. It did take a lot of trial and error, seeing what parts I could fit to cover the technic elements while still keeping it mechanically working. In the end it turned out better than I expected.
Dinosaurs in the wild
My walking dinosaurs passed their first big test. I took four of them to display at my local Lego exhibition. I set it up so that kids could control them with the remotes. The kids loved playing with them, especially trying to get them to ram each other and eat the other dinosaurs.
Parents were equally impressed with the movements of the dinosaurs. They particularly enjoyed the tails swaying from side to side. The heads going up and down with the mouth closing as the head comes down and making it look like they are eating grass.
I also had the base of another dinosaur on display to show people the mechanics of it and how it all driven by one motor.
During the 2 and a half day event only one dinosaur needed some repairs after it fell off the table. I was rather impressed with their durability considering how many kids handled them during the event.
Be sure to check out the videos.