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Beaver Habitat

This captivating landscape features the world’s most prominent ecosystem engineer…the beaver!

In the middle of my scenic creation, I constructed a lodge with brick-built twigs, branches, rocks, and mud to fortify the comfy home. Downstream from the lodge is the well-crafted beaver dam that creates an extensive wetland environment, promoting greater biodiversity and a sanctuary for other North American or European wildlife to thrive, such as: turtles, fish, frogs, insects, birds, hedgehogs, and rabbits…just to name a few.

I hand-built this nifty Beaver Habitat with 1,571 LEGO elements, and it took me two months to design. The build stands 27 cm (10.5 in) long, 21 cm (8.25 in) wide, and 15 cm (6 in) tall. 

There are many interactive components featured throughout the build to promote creative play. See video for live demonstration:

Underwater tunnels are how beavers enter their lodge. Lifting up the floor of the lodge allows you to slide the beaver down the tunnel. Important Note: a beaver lodge is fully enclosed in the wild, like a dome, but my design reflects a semi-dome to promote display and playability.

Turn the tree stump to engage a sequence of technic gears and axels that rotate the colorful fish who call this delightful habitat their home as well.

You can assist the local rabbit family hop inside their burrow, and retrieve them through the clear door that allows you to peek inside their cozy den.

The first time I came across a beaver habitat occurred when I was solo kayaking in a remote lake, and I was awe-inspired by this engineering marvel. As a result, the intent of my LEGO idea is to recreate the beauty of how beavers rely on available resources to reconstruct their environment.

The Beaver Habitat was fun to design and would make an ideal set for anyone who loves nature. Equipped with interesting build techniques and entertaining features, the Beaver Habitat would be a unique and engaging experience for any LEGO fan to enjoy!

Thank you,

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