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Red Squirrel
About this creation

This Red Squirrel is now on LEGO Ideas. If you like it, you can support it to become a Lego set. See link: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/7162




Lego sculpture of an Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) sitting in a field in the Netherlands. Scale 1:1.


Our squirrel sits in a typical squirrel position while eating a berry. She also like to eat nuts and seeds of trees.


This squirrel is a female as you can see. She lives solitary, like all adult red squirrels. Notice the long fingers and toes with claws needed to climb in trees.
Lego squirrel: Tail, arms, fingers and mouth of the Lego squirrel are moveable.


Red squirrels often have a reddisch-brown color, like ours. Although other colors like grey and black occur too. The tail is used for balancing during jumps, but also to keep warm when sleeping.
Lego squirrel: The tail is build around a flexible Lego tube. To keep the tail in shape, a metal wire is put into the tube (the only part thats not made from Lego). A second version of Red squirrel is built without the wire.


Squirrel comparison [1]





Other Lego squirrels
[2]

Lego sculptures of squirrels are also present in Legoland: The Red squirrel on the left lives in Legoland Windsor (United Kingdom). The squirrel on the right can be discovered in Legoland Deutschland (Gnzburg, Germany).


Dimensions
Our Lego squirrel is built in true size (scale 1:1). Her dimensions in sitting position are: height x length x width = 18 cm x 20 cm x 8 cm
Approximately 650 Lego bricks are used for this sculpture.


References
[1] All photos of the true squirrels on this web page are obtained from http://commons.wikimedia.org under Creative Commons License non-commercial share-alike http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ The work has been adapted. This adaptation is under the same license, but not endorsed or approved by Wikimedia commons.
[2] The two photos of Legoland squirrels on this web page are created by the Vuurzoon family.
[3] This MOC is also reviewed by The Brothers-brick on December 20, 2009. See internet link: Why doesn't it run away from me?


Please visit our Lego Animal World page to enjoy more animal creations.
Arjen Vuurzoon.





Comments

 I made it 
  March 10, 2014
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Hi Arjen, this is such a fantastic and inspirational build. So realistic and full of life. Thank you for your kind comment on my 'squirrel', I have responded. I hope you saw that I credited your design and linked back to this page. Good luck with Cuusoo. Regards Joe
Hello Joe, Thankx for your kind comment & credits. I highly appreciate. Regards, Arjen.
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  March 8, 2014
Wow! Awesome!
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  March 8, 2014
Hi Arjen, this is such a fantastic and inspirational build. So realistic and full of life. Thank you for your kind comment on my 'squirrel', I have responded. I hope you saw that I credited your design and linked back to this page. Good luck with Cuusoo. Regards Joe
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  December 27, 2013
Amazing!
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  June 12, 2013
Quoting Lindel Baskin So cute! Like #200. I thought I'd already supported your Red Squirrel project on Cuusoo, I guess not. Now I have. The entire MOC is spectacular. I especially love the tail. =) Good luck on your trip to 10,000!
Hi Lindel, Thank you for your support! And also cool: great that your are Like #200 on this page. Regards,
  June 11, 2013
So cute! Like #200. I thought I'd already supported your Red Squirrel project on Cuusoo, I guess not. Now I have. The entire MOC is spectacular. I especially love the tail. =) Good luck on your trip to 10,000!
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  December 23, 2012
That is an awesome design! It looks very realistic (and cute too). Awesome work!
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  December 23, 2012
ah, those little squirels, don t you just want to kiss them, lol, testament to your skill, as yours is striking ressembling, it s just perfect! congrats, and mc!
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  November 20, 2012
Fantastic build !!!
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  July 31, 2012
Dear Family Vuurzoon, there is a person on MOCpages i stumbled upon who has some nice creations but his most popular only has 2 likes. his name is Cambob the Builder. so check him out.
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  July 18, 2012
Quoting Andrew Ford Can you send me the instructions on how to build this, my kids would love it! Thanks Andrew
Hi Andrew, Unfortunatly we don't have instructions. We are proposing Lego to release this squirrel as a Lego set. See http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/7162 We also made a small movie showing how the squirrel is build. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT2HDMDD9LM Best regards.
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  July 10, 2012
Can you send me the instructions on how to build this, my kids would love it! Thanks Andrew
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  February 1, 2012
Brilliant! A perfect squirrel :)
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  December 24, 2011
SQUIRREL!! O_O
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  December 2, 2011
Quoting Yapdap The Bat Wow! I bet you held the real squirrel next to the LEGO one to make sure it was the right size XD
Hi Yapdap, Yes, that's almost right: I used photo's printed in scale 1:1 to create this Lego squirrel. Thankx for your comment.
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  December 1, 2011
Wow! I bet you held the real squirrel next to the LEGO one to make sure it was the right size XD
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  December 1, 2011
This is great! Amazing job with the smoothness and roundness of it. :) 5/5
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  September 16, 2011
Hello from America! My wife and I just spent half an hour looking at all of your creations, and this squirrel is the cutest creations we have ever seen. My mind cannot even begin to conceive of how to make soft rounded living things in LEGO, and yet you make it look so perfect! And we also love that your whole family enjoys building together :)
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  August 6, 2011
Cute and accurate! Making it 1:1 was a wise choice.
Family Vuurzoon
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AA (Noname)
  June 8, 2011
Wow! Amazing sculpture, I see you also "did the research". Great use of slopes and such pieces, in most sculptures I see mostly bricks.
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  May 30, 2011
Verbazingwekkend schattig!
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  May 4, 2011
Quoting Mark Eckerson those feisty little critters are something to run from if you make em mad! nice MOC of em YIKES RUNNN!!!!
Hi Mark, Thanks for your comment and your warning! I will give my squirrel some extra nuts, so I can sleep safely :) Bye bye Vuurzoon
Family Vuurzoon
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Mark Eckerson
  May 3, 2011
those feisty little critters are something to run from if you make em mad! nice MOC of em YIKES RUNNN!!!!
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  February 22, 2011
Amazing! Can you check out my MOCs?
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  October 12, 2010
Yet again, another amazing build!!!!! I like it more than the ones at Legoland!
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  August 22, 2010
This is s stunning build. Just perfect. The fact that someone of your talent likes my little Rooster? is very encouraging and flattering. Thank you, and I can't wait to see more of your incredible creations!
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  August 13, 2010
cool! I like the tail! check out my mocs!
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  July 18, 2010
You deserve a lot of credit for this, perfect squirrel! Welcome to my "Reallife animals group" by the way! Dont hesitate to upload any new animal-MOC:s. Regards Dave
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  June 11, 2010
Quoting Chris Phipson ... You (or your Lego creation) has been nominated for a MOCie award this year. .... Please check this link http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=11182&topicid=50162. Thanks and good luck! ~ Chris.
Thankx for the nomination! After Looking at the Red Carpet Preshow, I wonder if it's save to join the award evening ..... at least for a squirrel: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/201173
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  June 6, 2010
Awesome Squirrel! Better than the Lego Land ones, too. How about a shot of her chewing through a screen or attacking a bird feeder?
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  June 5, 2010
This comment was written for multiple posts so please excuse the non specific nature of it. You (or your Lego creation) has been nominated for a MOCie award this year. If you would like to write an acceptance speech in the event that you win, please feel free to do so and email it to me at mocieawards@gmail.com. If you win, your acceptance speech will be used in the awards ceremony post due out sometime in June. If you are nominated for multiple entries, please be sure to write a response for each entry. Please check this link http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=11182&topicid=50162 to see if youve been nominated for more than one category. Thanks and good luck! ~ Chris.
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  April 16, 2010
One of the best LEGO replications I've seen.
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  March 8, 2010
Yours is better than the legoland one.
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  February 9, 2010
This moc has the best mix between design and adorableness Ive seen. great work!
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  February 9, 2010
Wow cool tail! 5/5 Amazing reality. -AW
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  February 7, 2010
Hi JR & dj, Thankx for your feedback! Unfortunately we don't have an instruction or part list of this squirrel. Hopefully the photo's on this web page can be of help.
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  February 5, 2010
Can't tell you how many squirrels I've killed since I've mooved to florida; all of them "fatal T" shots. I need to get the instructions to this! My mom loves squirrels and this would be a great present!
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  February 5, 2010
Love the squirrel. Any way to get a parts list and instructions? Have a friend that is nuts about squirrels and would love one of her own.
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  January 29, 2010
One word:- Awesome.
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  January 25, 2010
Love the squirrel. Told a friend of mine about it and she was like @_@ Any hope of some design plans/parts list to build her one of her very own? She's nuts about squirrels. Pun unintentional but very apt. :p
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  January 19, 2010
Wow! The technique of the tail is amazing, and the rest of it is too! It looks very realistic.
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  January 1, 2010
the awsome man!
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  January 1, 2010
Hi All, Thanks for your great responses! We are glad that it looks realistic for many of you. Agent Young: We didn't put it in the park with public. But it's a good idea, thankx for the tip. Looking forward to many fantastic MOCs in 2010 from all of you!
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  January 1, 2010
Happy New YEAR 2010!!!!!
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  December 31, 2009
Have you put it in a park and let people pass by it?
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  December 31, 2009
Very Nice. You know what would go good with it? A Lego nut.
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  December 31, 2009
WOW... When I saw this on the page that pops up when you first open Mocpages, the homepage I guess, I thought what is a squirrle doing on MOCpages. Great work 10/10
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  December 31, 2009
wow man! look at the success! i didn't comment any long time ago and look at the tons and tons of new comments! and all positive! (no wonder) amazing! this really is amazing! and this is the best lego squirrel, and maybe the best lego animal i have ever seen! oh man i really admire you! thumbs up!
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  December 31, 2009
Saw this awesome build the other day....and then my comp crashed. Took me a few days to get back online, but I just had to let you know how much I dig your squirrel!!! Absolutely love it!
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  December 30, 2009
Quoting Fat Squirrel great squirrel, you sould make a squirrel like the one in my picture
Hi Fat Squirrel, Your icon fits very well with your name! That's indeed a fat one. Thankx for your reponse! Looking forward to the MOC's coming up on your site.
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  December 30, 2009
Oh... geweldig! Heb je al mijn cavia bekeken? Ik vond ze wel een beetje bij elkaar passen ;). Nee even serieus: De staart is echt super duper. Je hebt het geflikt hoor: Ik heb een nieuwe favoriete bouwer d'rbij ;)
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  December 29, 2009
great squirrel, you sould make a squirrel like the one in my picture
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  December 29, 2009
This looks like a model good enough to be displayed at a LEGOLAND park. Very good work!
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  December 28, 2009
ha, that is so cool! i haven't thought of life size animals yet. good work.
  December 28, 2009
Very accurate, and oh so cute. I love it! :)
  December 28, 2009
Oh My Goodness Gracious Golly Good Gosh. Thats amazin' totaly worth praisin'.
 I made it 
  December 27, 2009
Hi All, Thanks for the many compliments concerning the bushy tail. A little explanation about the design of it: The tail consists out of about 30 segments. Each segment is build from 4 hook plates & 1 round plate with a axle hole in it. The axle hole of each segment is slided over the central tube. To keep the tube in the right shape a thin metal wire is inserted in the tube.
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  December 27, 2009
wow!
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  December 27, 2009
nice squirrel ... the tail is impressive
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  December 27, 2009
love it
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  December 27, 2009
Very cute. This is just a amazing lego squirrel! ~ Ghostman :)
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  December 27, 2009
AMAZING!!!
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  December 27, 2009
very clever idea on how to emulate the bushy tail! This is very unique, and well executed, and by the way, I am not a purist, so I have absolutely no problem with the non-Lego elements in there. Thanks for posting this beautiful masterpiece.
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  December 27, 2009
Holy tails in bricks Batman! This is an insane build!
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  December 27, 2009
That is awesome man!!
Family Vuurzoon
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Tristan Amaya
  December 26, 2009
The tail is amazing and just the whole thing itself!
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  December 26, 2009
Wow, that is amazing! I love how you did the tail. ~ J
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  December 26, 2009
thats awesome man
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  December 26, 2009
how just how.... :p
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  December 26, 2009
If that isnt cool I don't know what is!
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  December 26, 2009
Quoting Commander S Really accurate! The most wild red squirell I've seen is in the awsome windsor legoland. Again great work
Hi Commander S, I agree the squirrel in Legoland Windsor is great! See also the picture above. When we visit one of the Legolands I always am impressed by the incredible beautiful Lego animals.
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  December 26, 2009
Wow, I like animals and this one is so cool!
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  December 26, 2009
that tail is amazing. I don't really like the face though. To bland and triangly
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  December 26, 2009
Your calculations are correct. LEGO squirrels have great AI.
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  December 26, 2009
beautiful(l) (= full of beauty) great job
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  December 26, 2009
hehe very cool
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  December 26, 2009
Really accurate! The most wild red squirell I've seen is in the awsome windsor legoland. Again great work
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  December 25, 2009
Very nice! Looks very realistic!
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  December 25, 2009
WOW- it is so real-looking that it could run away and climb to the tree- be careful or it will XD
  December 24, 2009
I showed my mom and she liked it then we showed my dog, He thought it was real! My dog is my buddy icon. -Matt =P
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  December 24, 2009
Quoting Matthew Novosad Wow, did you know this got blogged on Brother's Brick?
Hi Matthew, Yes we were also very pleased to see that our Squirrel is also shown on www.brothers-brick.com! By the way, The Coffee Assistant as made by Hupie Vuurzoon is shown on another blog, namely www.thenxtstep.blogspot.com. Thankx for your feedback!
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  December 24, 2009
Wow, did you know this got blogged on Brother's Brick?
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  December 23, 2009
Hi all, Thankx for the many comments! It's a great motivation to continue in building Lego creations. To answer Hyacinthus question about the next challenge: Last week we bought the new NXT. So don't be surprised when a NXT creation will appear on this Vuurzoon web page ...
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  December 23, 2009
Its Amazing. Just like the real one. What is your next challence?
Family Vuurzoon
comander wolfgang
  December 22, 2009
it so cute
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  December 21, 2009
What can i add wrt the other comments... simply amazing sculpture, with a very hard un-LEGO-ish shape of the original, you really like hard challenges i believe. You managed this one hands down, magnificent!
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  December 21, 2009
Quoting Hans Dendauw Uh oh, did someone give Chris a chance to make an off color 'nuts' joke? He beat me to it, again. I think that's police brutality or something. That squirrel rocks! So realistic! MOCy Festivus!~H
Hi Hans, Chris. I am sure that our squirrel won't accept when you touch HER nuts. When you watch her front closely you will notice her feminine charms ... (;->)
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  December 21, 2009
Excellent! The color scheme is wonderful and the likeness to a real squirrel is amazing!
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  December 21, 2009
Uh oh, did someone give Chris a chance to make an off color 'nuts' joke? He beat me to it, again. I think that's police brutality or something. That squirrel rocks! So realistic! MOCy Festivus!~H
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  December 20, 2009
A great build in a difficult color to work with in Lego. The variety of brown parts always seems so limited. The tail design is ingenious.
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  December 20, 2009
This is an amazing replica of a real one!
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  December 20, 2009
stunning red squirrels are my favorite.
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  December 20, 2009
Quoting Cole Hartfiel That's absolutely awesome! Way to go on the accuracy of the squirrel! This has to be one of my favorites for two reasons: 1) It looks just like a real squirrel 2) I love squirrels! You should make a black one too. We have a ton of those around here.
Hi Cole. I assume that you live in the USA, in one of the northern states. The many black squirrels living there, belong to the "Eastern Grey Squirrel"-family: They are bigger than the Red Squirrels we have in Europa. The black variants can handle the cold better than the grey ones (the use the heat of the sun more effectively). It would be a challenge to try to make a black squirrel too. Thanks for your comment!
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  December 20, 2009
That's absolutely awesome! Way to go on the accuracy of the squirrel! This has to be one of my favorites for two reasons: 1) It looks just like a real squirrel 2) I love squirrels! You should make a black one too. We have a ton of those around here.
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  December 20, 2009
OOh,how cute!It's nice to see someonelse but me takes interest in animals and nature alike.
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  December 20, 2009
The tail concept is awesome! I made an attempt at a black squirrel but it was nothing compared to this! -Sam
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  December 20, 2009
Wow that squirrel looks perfecto! Excellent job! :D
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  December 20, 2009
Awesome :D it's cute! Really like the cool tail design.
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  December 20, 2009
Pure art! ;-)
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  December 20, 2009
It looks very much like the squirrels in our garden. Very well done. Congratulations. Apo.
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  December 20, 2009
Hi all, Wow! Thankx for your great responses! So many and positive comments within 1 day: I am amazed. And Rusty, I am pleased to be the "Moc of Choice" on your home page.
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  December 20, 2009
This is excellent! I really like the tail!
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  December 20, 2009
excellent! really excellent! 1000/5! the tail is so awesome! the whole model feels so real... great shapes and color! it even is as cute as the real one! perfect!
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  December 20, 2009
nice marmot
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  December 20, 2009
Your's is the best squirrel!!
Family Vuurzoon
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Blade Bat
  December 19, 2009
Cute and detailed! great job
Family Vuurzoon
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James Hawke
  December 19, 2009
Whoa! Very nice!
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  December 19, 2009
Awesomely cute. Now where did I put my 22.?
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  December 19, 2009
From the thumbnail I wouldn't have said that this is LEGO. Very well done.
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  December 19, 2009
Incredible! The attention to detail is amazing! I love the technique you used to make the tail looks bushy!
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  December 19, 2009
That is wonderful! Looks like it belongs in a Legoland theme park. 10/10
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  December 19, 2009
wow, cool! it's so lifelike for a moc. great job!
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  December 19, 2009
Gawd.
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  December 19, 2009
Looks just like the ones up north!
  December 19, 2009
Now that's just plain nutty! And remember, under no circumstances should you ever, EVER try to touch a squirrels nuts. HAHAHA nice one! ~Chris.
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  December 19, 2009
I'm speechless. Every once and a while a certain MOC comes around here that just plain shocks me. This is one of them. Brilliant effort. -Dylan
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  December 19, 2009
how cute
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  December 19, 2009
Wow. Very squirrel life like. Very good.
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  December 19, 2009
Wow! I'm stunned by the detail in this. The body is great, the head is perfect, and the tail is just awesome! The fact that it's poseable just puts it way over the top. This is my new Moc of Choice.
 
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