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Cretaceous Jungle
About this creation

I hit a bit of builders block with an aspect of a ship I'm working on, so I decided to try out that tree technique with the clip pieces. I'm not sure who invented the technique, but I've seen it done by Mark Erickson and Luke Watkins and it's likely my favourite tree design so far.



A hungry Velociraptor approaches a pair of baby T. Rex sitting in their nest. And yes, I know that Velociraptors and T. Rex didn't live at the same time.



The nest.



The raptor. Thanks for stopping by!



Comments

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  December 11, 2013
Nice! I asked this in general conversation, but why did I get invited to ABS Forever?
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  August 23, 2013
Great scene. I love your tree. Very nice!
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  April 1, 2013
Nice tree. I never got any of those Dino sets, but now part of me wants to now.
LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
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Karl M
  September 10, 2012
This works really well!
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  August 12, 2012
That tree is gorgeous!
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  July 24, 2012
Yes, I'm comment # 63! Crazy talk! I don't care what anybody says: High hit counts rock! This is a cool little dio. A simple narrative, captured effectively on one small patch of terrain, and really, all made clear in the first photo. Your pics are clear and well lit. All and all, it's a study in economy of effort with maximum quality. Attack!
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  July 20, 2012
Hmmmm ... baby T. Rex *drool*
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  July 19, 2012
First of all, I find it ridiculous how much controversy this has caused. And now, the good. I like the nest with the baby dinosaurs. It's a creative use of those picees. The tree technique looks nice. What could be improved: No "green dirt." The dinosaurs (the T-Rex's as well) are the perfect place for some NPU! Don't just use the ordinary pieces provided! Make your own dinos! The droid arm could be helpful for the shaping. Overall it's a good MOC.
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  July 12, 2012
Cool little vig! Good work on that foliage and that nest with the critters in it is very nice :-)
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  July 10, 2012
Quoting Gerfy Legorider Great moc as it is rare to see dinosaur-themed vignettes.
Yeah, it's surprising. This is a really enjoyable genre that I'll definitely return to.
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  July 10, 2012
Quoting Andre Benjamin I need to grab one of those new raptors! :-)
Thanks, you should, they're nifty pieces!
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  July 10, 2012
Quoting Tasty Muffins Some people are just crazy!
Truer words have never been spoken. ;) Thanks!
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  July 9, 2012
Mama T-Rex will come roaring and stomping...Great moc as it is rare to see dinosaur-themed vignettes.
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  July 9, 2012
5/5-- wish i had that much green!!!
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  July 9, 2012
That tree is just astounding! Great work with the nest, too! I need to grab one of those new raptors! :-)
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  July 9, 2012
Great nest design! You can play off your green not grass base as algae or moss or something! All the commotion here is really funny! Some people are just crazy!
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  July 7, 2012
Quoting Alan C Sure, who isn't? Since religion is what you believe, even athiests are religious because they believe there is no god.
True, I didn't think of that. Thanks for bringing it up!
  July 7, 2012
Sure, who isn't? Since religion is what you believe, even athiests are religious because they believe there is no god.
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  July 6, 2012
Quoting Alan C To add to the debate, (sorry, had to do it) I believe this could easily happen because both types of dinosaurs were created on the same day.
Religious guy, eh? Thanks!
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  July 6, 2012
Congratulations on most discussed, I guess there are a few dinosaur lovers on MOCpages. To add to the debate, (sorry, had to do it) I believe this could easily happen because both types of dinosaurs were created on the same day. Great tree by the way.
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  July 6, 2012
Quoting Quad ????? Lol to all the comments. You should make more dinosaur MOCs. :)
Next time I'll call it "Alien Reptiles in Jungle" and call each specimen "Large Reptile" or "Young Reptile". ;)
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  July 6, 2012
Looking cool! Awesome work!
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  July 6, 2012
Great work Luke! The tree and nest look very good.
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  July 5, 2012
That tree is brilliant! A very impressive build to top it off:)
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  July 5, 2012
Lol to all the comments. You should make more dinosaur MOCs. :)
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  July 5, 2012
The tree looks great! Well done. Run little Dinos, RUN!
LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Chris Melby
  July 4, 2012
I noticed this was getting a lot of comments, this morning, and when I started reading them, I realized what a joke this is! LOL I won't pay attention to your techniques any more Luke, to weird for words, Geez....
LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
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White Knight
  July 4, 2012
A rather useful tree design !>>...well done
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  July 4, 2012
RUN!!!
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  July 4, 2012
Lovely tree shaping! ~Dave
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  July 4, 2012
great shrubbery and foliage
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  July 4, 2012
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . I would never have suspected THIS would create such controversy! =P The tree foliage looks good, although the tree trunk seems a tad iffy to me. That's just my preference though. I like the T-rex nest, and all that nutritious dirt! =)
I know, it's pretty amazing! Thanks, I plan on refining the trunk in future MOCs. Perhaps it needs even more nutritious dirt to grow a better trunk... ;)
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  July 4, 2012
I would never have suspected THIS would create such controversy! =P The tree foliage looks good, although the tree trunk seems a tad iffy to me. That's just my preference though. I like the T-rex nest, and all that nutritious dirt! =)
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  July 4, 2012
Nice job with this!Love the tree design.
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  July 4, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . I love the tree foliage and the shadow it casts. Some of your responses below are fantastic “You're not a fan of creative liberty, I see. Thanks for your time.” Made me LOL. Brody’s comment is brilliant.
Thanks! It's good to see all the comments around here giving some entertainment. ;)
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  July 4, 2012
I love the tree foliage and the shadow it casts. Some of your responses below are fantastic “You're not a fan of creative liberty, I see. Thanks for your time.” Made me LOL. Brody’s comment is brilliant.
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  July 4, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby I noticed this was getting a lot of comments, this morning, and when I started reading them, I realized what a joke this is! LOL I won't pay attention to your techniques any more Luke, to weird for words, Geez....
Well, this MOC certainly has generated some interesting comments... And fortunately this is Luke Watkins' technique, not mine. ;)
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  July 4, 2012
Quoting Nick Barrett Very nice little scene and some amazing reactions... it's Lego, people!
Thanks, I agree!
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  July 4, 2012
Looks very realistic! I love the prehistoric tree design!
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  July 4, 2012
Very nice little scene and some amazing reactions... it's Lego, people!
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  July 4, 2012
@ Everyone I haven't responded to: Thanks for the comments!
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  July 4, 2012
Quoting Brody Allen I also thInk you would reall enjoy DeTomaso's British dinosaur series: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/323589
Well said, sir. ;)
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  July 4, 2012
Quoting Deus Otiosus I will add just a little more to the controversy: If the "grass" is flower stalks, this is alos your greenest dirt so far.
Thank you, it's chock full of nutrients!
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  July 4, 2012
Quoting Green Raptor Dinosaurs Aren't Dead. They Are Alive And Well. Birds Are Dinosaurs. This Is What I Hate. Unappreciation For The Animals Before Us.
By that same token we are apes. Take it a step further, and every living thing is a single celled amoeba. But hey, we all think of evolution differently.
  July 4, 2012
I will add just a little more to the controversy: If the "grass" is flower stalks, this is alos your greenest dirt so far.
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  July 4, 2012
Looks like this is my most controversial MOC yet, I'll give Yuri Fassio a run for his money!
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  July 4, 2012
Nice tree. I like the leaves on it. Very jurassic (if I'm using the right term).
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  July 4, 2012
Green raptor it was a casual build. If inaccuracy bothers you so much I would suggest going to a different site as many MOCs here are "inaccurate". This MOC showed creativity and a technic and was not meant as a history lesson. I am done with my rant. Brilliant MOC Luke the tree is superb.
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  July 4, 2012
Nice, the tree looks really nice :)
  July 4, 2012
Green Raptor why do you capitalize all the words in a sentence? I also thInk you would reall enjoy DeTomaso's British dinosaur series: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/323589
LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
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Chris Melby
  July 3, 2012
I like your idea of how to blow through builders block, awesome craftsmanship as always, but honestly, don't care for the technique. Great Moc though, like always! Chris
LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
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Chris Melby
  July 3, 2012
Cool attitude, so many builders freak out if you say anything other than "awesome" or "cool". I try to that these comments more as brick talk, rather than fan-fare. Chris
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  July 3, 2012
Green Raptor, I think you might need to calm down... Look, this is just a very nice and CASUAL diorama and not a paleontological site. Does every single little detail need to be added? I don't think so, but its just my preference. Everyone has his own.
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  July 3, 2012
Cool! Love to see a dino Moc every once in a while.
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting Brody Allen Actually the MOC is created from ABS plastic which is a oil derived commodity and we all know that that the source of oil is from decomposing dinosaurs so I find this MOC completely accurate.
Haha, I agree, thanks. ;)
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  July 3, 2012
Actually the MOC is created from ABS plastic which is a oil derived commodity and we all know that that the source of oil is from decomposing dinosaurs so I find this MOC completely accurate.
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting Green Raptor No. I'm Simply Want Accuracy. And I Want People To Learn & Gain Respect.
To sacrifice cohesion in respect of that which is dead is folly. However, I do like dinosaurs.
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting Green Raptor Now I Don't Comment On Creations, But This One Needs One. Although I Like That You Attempted To Display A Creataceous North American (Specifically Perhaps Somewhere In Western U.S.A.) Enviroment, And I Don't Mean To Offend You By Saying This, But There Are Many Things Wrong With This Moc, Speaking Paleontologically Of Course (As Well As The Fact That There Is Grass Seen And Grass Didn't Exist In The Mesozoic, Even Though You've Already Stated That They Represent Flowers Or They Are Flowers, Which Is Correct, Because Of The Fact That Flowers Began To Apper In The Cretaceous.). First Of, The Animal You've Chose To Display As A "Velociraptor" Is Actually A Coelophysis, Specifically Coelophysis Bauri. Not Only Have You Placed An Animal That Lived In The Cretaceous In A Totally Different Location (I'm Talking About The Velociraptor, And Both Velociraptor & Tyrannosaurus Rex Did Pretty Much Live In The Same Time Period, The Late Cretaceous.), But You've Placed An Animal From The Triassic, The Beginning Of The Meszozoic, In A Since That Takes Place Way After An Event Like This, Would Ever Occur. Now On The Subject Of The Baby Tyrannosaurus, They Are Fine The Way They Are, But I Think You Shoud Build Atleast The Head Of One Of The Parents, Preferably The Female, Because Adult Tyrannosaurus Were Extremely Protecive Of There Young And Also Very Maternal. And Finally, The Tree, Perhaps A Monkey Puzzle Tree, Or Araucaria Araucana, Would be More Accurate To Show. I'm Sorry If I've Spoiled Anything, I Just Needed To Get That Out. As Soon As You Read This, Feel Free To Delete It, I Will Soon Though If You Don't.
You're not a fan of creative liberty, I see. Thanks for your time.
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting Mark Erickson looks great! :) I'm quite sure Luke was the first to use the technique. ;)
Good to know, thanks!
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby Cool attitude, so many builders freak out if you say anything other than "awesome" or "cool". I try to that these comments more as brick talk, rather than fan-fare. Chris
Yeah, I try to respect other people's opinions and learn from their preferences. I figure someday I'll be able to create something to please everyone. ;)
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  July 3, 2012
looks great! :) I'm quite sure Luke was the first to use the technique. ;)
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  July 3, 2012
Awesome, I like the baby dinosaur
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby I like your idea of how to blow through builders block, awesome craftsmanship as always, but honestly, don't care for the technique. Great Moc though, like always! Chris
Thanks, and to each their own I guess!
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  July 3, 2012
Sweet technique!
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  July 3, 2012
great way to show off a new tree, nice build.
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  July 3, 2012
Nice!
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  July 3, 2012
Nice job! Great work on that tree! --Blast--
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting Mark Kelso Nice! Love the foliage on the tree.
Thank you!
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting Elliott Feldman They're still alive!!! :P
I guess chickens are kind of considered as dinosaurs...
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting Matt Mason And we have to remember that the Velociraptor was the size of a turkey. Yes, a turkey. Not those mean things in Jurassic Park.
Seems that everyone's a dinosaur expert around here, thanks for commenting!
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  July 3, 2012
Nice! Love the foliage on the tree.
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  July 3, 2012
Nice! Good scenery!
  July 3, 2012
They're still alive!!! :P
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  July 3, 2012
And we have to remember that the Velociraptor was the size of a turkey. Yes, a turkey. Not those mean things in Jurassic Park.
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting Deus Otiosus There was no grass in cretaceous. Biologically inconsistent, but a fun little MOC. I like the click-hinge tree a lot.
Well, truth be told, they're flower stems. ;) Thanks!
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  July 3, 2012
There was no grass in cretaceous. Biologically inconsistent, but a fun little MOC. I like the click-hinge tree a lot.
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting Netro . That tree is...beautiful! I can't wait to use a design like that some time, when I get enough parts to do it!
Thanks! The clip pieces aren't too expensive on Bricklink, it's the foliage that can really dent your wallet. I used up almost all of my leaf pieces on this alone...
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  July 3, 2012
That tree is...beautiful! I can't wait to use a design like that some time, when I get enough parts to do it!
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting Joseph Shaw Nice work representing the Dinosaur age.
Thanks, I don't see a lot of Dinosaur MOCs around so I thought I'd give it a go.
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  July 3, 2012
Nice work representing the Dinosaur age.
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting David . Ok, that's good to hear. Did they really live at different times? Or is that evolution?
As far as Palaeontologists can tell, they lived at different times.
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  July 3, 2012
Wonderful creation!
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting claw paradox hmm. i can't remember whether or not there were non-coniferous trees in the cretaceous, and there was no grass, so i hope those "grass" pieces are ferns. 5/5 (oh, and BTW, t.rex and velociraptor not only did not live at the same time, they lived in different places. t.rex lived in north america, and velociraptor lived in the gobi desert, in mongolia.)
Who knows, maybe this is Jurassic Park... Or Cretaceous Park, so to speak. ;)
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  July 3, 2012
Awesome!
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  July 3, 2012
Ok, that's good to hear. Did they really live at different times? Or is that evolution?
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  July 3, 2012
hmm. i can't remember whether or not there were non-coniferous trees in the cretaceous, and there was no grass, so i hope those "grass" pieces are ferns. 5/5 (oh, and BTW, t.rex and velociraptor not only did not live at the same time, they lived in different places. t.rex lived in north america, and velociraptor lived in the gobi desert, in mongolia.)
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  July 3, 2012
Neat tree design! Well done!
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  July 3, 2012
Wow this is really cool! The custom tree looks amazing!
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith One of the best modelled trees I've seen.
Thanks!
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  July 3, 2012
Quoting David . Cool design, are you an atheist? (Just curious)
Well, I like to believe that there's a God, so I guess I'm not.
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  July 3, 2012
Cool design, are you an atheist? (Just curious)
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  July 3, 2012
I'm diggin' that tree trunk! :)
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  July 3, 2012
One of the best modelled trees I've seen.
 
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