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Mini Lion Sculpture
A mini-scale lion sculpture for Miniland Las Vegas at Legoland California.
About this creation
I built this lion for the new Miniland Las Vegas cluster at Legoland California. The trickist part was making it look like the actual bronze statue at MGM Grand. I used a lot of tiles and tricks for this one



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   This really was one of the most complcated models I have ever built. Especially since it was completely uncheated. And no, I can't make instructions. It's too complicated, sorry.



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   A close up of the head. As you can see I did angle the ears and turned a lot of pieces on their sides.



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   Another close up. Notice also that I used slope pieces where I could.



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   The hardest thing was to design this side and the back of the model since that is the side that is facing the building and you can't get a good picture of it any where.



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   I wanted the lion to look as if it were in a natural pose of sitting down. A difficult task in Lego.



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   The view most of us get when we visit Vegas.



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   The head is the only part of the lion that was mostly mirrored on both sides. But the mane isn't mirrored since the feet are in different positions.



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   I also angled the feet of this model, just like the real sculpture.



Comments

 I like it 
  November 17, 2011
Ingenious! Maybe different tone colors would work better? Great MOC regardless!
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  February 7, 2011
It brought out the LEO in me. I am a Leo and I have always loved lions. You captured the regalness of the lion and did it in a monotone way that was not monotoneous to watch and enjoy. New twists and turns awaited us. You as well as the ladies on this site prove all toys are genderless! Thank You!
 I like it 
  August 6, 2009
this is awsome, nice work on the design, any advice f or those who wanta learn something new?
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  August 5, 2009
my school mascot is a lion so this looks just like it
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  August 1, 2009
Wow. Stunning, and I really like how you managed to put on the ears :)
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  January 29, 2009
whooa ! ... now THAT is beautiful ... a true work of art ... man, i hope i can learn to build stuff like that someday !
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  December 29, 2008
Wow...NICE!!!
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  December 29, 2008
looks really good its probably pretty hard to make
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  May 12, 2008
I myself am an animal boffin and i would just like to say that this sculpture is amazing!!!! I have never seen any model as good as this.
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  May 4, 2007
Great job! It's perfect.
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  May 4, 2007
a five of five if i ever saw one.
 
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