Red Squirrel by Vuurzoon
Most of us use LEGO to recreate inanimate fabrications of our lives and imaginations, like vehicles and buildings. The hard edges and angles of the brick lends itself to such acts. However some of us strive to recreate the organic out of the same pieces of plastic. Most of these creations are distant shadows of the originals, but some select few are able to click these lifeless brick together with such intuition and skill that they cause people to reconsider what is possible with LEGO.
Perhaps that opening paragraph is a bit over the top, but I can't help but think such things when looking at Vuurzoon's Red Squirrel.
I mean, look at it. Every time I see it, I think of that Dog from Up, "Squirrel!" This is a life size beauty of accurate design and advanced technique.
As soon as I saw this I asked Vuurzoon, "How does that tail work!" They were nice enough to tell me but I am not going to go digging through all the comments to find their explanation. Instead, I will show you their video of fabricating the Red Squirrel.
My thanks go to Vuurzoon not only for this awesome creation, but for sharing the amazing technique.
A week of Cuusoo
My favorite new project this week week was anabashedly FTL. I love to see a good microbuild and Crash has proven to me time and again that he is a master of packing great details into tiny spaces. On the other side of the size spectrum, we also saw a great rendition of Star Wars's Redemption -Nebulon-B escort frigate. Rounding out the projects with most support are a power functions Wall-E and a five-wide steam engine.
Cuusoo user Zproductions has also developed a great way of conducting polls within the limited confines of the Cuusoo commenting system.
My review of these projects and a showcase of all the projects that came out in the last week can be found here.