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Black Bull
Hi Everyone. I have been super busy recently and have only had time for a quick build. So here is the next instalment of my black animal series – Black Bull.
About this creation
As with all my animals he is fully poseable. His neck/head has three points of articulation – The neck can ‘nod’ up and down, and the head can swivel and ‘shake’ from left to right. The legs and tail can be moved to suit each pose. I am particularly pleased with his eyes and ears.





























I know the photos are not that great but I just do not have the time at the moment to retake them. I also usually overexpose my photos a little more than this, but you can not see his horns if I do. Hope you like him.




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  December 4, 2012
I m a real animal lover, but, I can t help but to imagine how incredible these could look as robots! with lights maybe? hoses, I d love you try ms! ever seen nightmare on elm street 4? where the guy fuses with his motorcycle? you d do a super job on a project like that, I m sure of it! as it is, it s a very nice sculpting of a black bull! bravo!
  August 5, 2012
A great piece of sculpture in Lego. The combination of articulated joints & a realistic shape is a technical triumph. The photos look great and black Lego is always hard to photograph.
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  August 5, 2012
So very realistic!
MortalSwordsman .
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Chris Melby
  July 23, 2012
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  July 23, 2012
OMG I want it now!
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  July 21, 2012
My first thought was Picasso, too. No need to apologise for the picture quality (which is still very good), with a fascinating creation like this, nobody will care about the background. Excellent work, Joe.
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  July 21, 2012
Quoting Marcus Paul Another great sculpture from you! Reminds me of some Picasso paintings ...
Thanks Marcus, I am planning a future moc which is heavily inspired by his work.
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  July 20, 2012
Another great sculpture from you! Reminds me of some Picasso paintings ...
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  July 18, 2012
Quoting Nathanael Kuipers Hi Joe. You're too kind. Looking at the attention, not that many seem to be able to appreciate my models as you do. But anyway, I do not want to change subject here. We could continue our talk perhaps through mail instead. Now the focus should go back on your bull. Still not sure what to think of it; the dangly bits are a bit confusing and disturbing imho.
Cool I will email you. I am sorry they disturb you so much haha ;). I was trying to recreate the tufts of hair rather than his ‘dangly bits’. But the more I look at them now the worse they get. I might use this bull in a future moc so I will try some modifications first. I would also like to make it more dynamic, like the red one.
  July 18, 2012
Hi Joe. You're too kind. Looking at the attention, not that many seem to be able to appreciate my models as you do. But anyway, I do not want to change subject here. We could continue our talk perhaps through mail instead. Now the focus should go back on your bull. Still not sure what to think of it; the dangly bits are a bit confusing and disturbing imho.
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  July 17, 2012
I think it is a great creation. The mixed reaction may be beacause it is based on a real animal and not a man-made construction. Using bricks results in a Picasoesque appearacnce which is not to everyone's taste. I am not a fan of much modern art, but I like this!
  July 17, 2012
I have a love/hate relationship with my MOCs too. -LB Jr.
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  July 17, 2012
Quoting Nathanael Kuipers Literary speechless, as in I don't know what to say... Quite an unusual creation; don't know if I love it or hate it. Maybe it just has to grow on me. Different than you I often start to appreciate creations more over time, and therefore do not take mine apart that fast. Sometimes this also gives me the opportunity to improve things.
Hi Nathanael, what an intriguing comment :D. I am always flattered when you give me a compliment (coming from you one of the best builders on the planet) and in this case I appreciate your honesty. I too have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this creation. Sometimes I like it and other times I don’t. Thank you for taking the time to look at this creation and reading the comments below. Honesty is the policy and I am always delighted to hear from you.
  July 17, 2012
Literary speechless, as in I don't know what to say... Quite an unusual creation; don't know if I love it or hate it. Maybe it just has to grow on me. Different than you I often start to appreciate creations more over time, and therefore do not take mine apart that fast. Sometimes this also gives me the opportunity to improve things.
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  July 17, 2012
Beautiful work! The sculpting is great!
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  July 16, 2012
luv the red vs black showdown pic!
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  July 16, 2012
Sculpting excellence!
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  July 16, 2012
Impressive!
MortalSwordsman .
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Chris Melby
  July 15, 2012
Score: Creativity 1 Craftmanship: 1 Impact on the environment: 1 Use of bricks: 1 Placement of Dangly's: 10 Better luck next time =D
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  July 15, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby Score: Creativity 1 Craftmanship: 1 Impact on the environment: 1 Use of bricks: 1 Placement of Dangly's: 10 Better luck next time =D
Hahahaha! Brilliant :D
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  July 15, 2012
Awesome work, the head design is great!
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  July 15, 2012
You captured the bull's shape well!
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  July 15, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  July 15, 2012
Awesome build! I certainly woudn't want to mess with him.
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  July 15, 2012
Excellent use of bricks!!!!! Amazing!
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  July 15, 2012
Note to self, don't ever run across one of these!
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  July 14, 2012
This is very cool!!!
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  July 14, 2012
Looks great! I definitely like the amount of articulation that is possible with it, great design.
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  July 14, 2012
Another excellent animal from you! I really like the head/neck!
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  July 14, 2012
Great shaping! ~Dave
  July 14, 2012
Two suggestions are: shark and 3D red Bull? I recently have been wanting to build a thresher shark. -LB Jr.
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  July 14, 2012
Gorgeous. Is it scaled to be the badge for a Lamborghini built by Senator Chinchilla ?
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  July 14, 2012
Thanks guys I might just give those two suggestions a go. :D
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  July 14, 2012
Very cool creation!Both bulls loos cool! Try to build shark please :)
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  July 14, 2012
This would be cool. Can't wait to see it :) Another idea from me: You should make a 3D Redbull logo. :)
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  July 14, 2012
Thank you for the comments. I suppose I have to build a bull fighter now :)
MortalSwordsman .
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The Texan Bionicle Builder
  July 13, 2012
Thats awesome! Great work!
MortalSwordsman .
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Chris Melby
  July 13, 2012
Outrageous! The eyes on the bull are off the hook, where do you come up wit that stuff? Really cool build here M!
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  July 13, 2012
The head and eyes are great! The eyes look wide, like he is ready to charge. You have some great talent M. 5/5
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  July 13, 2012
Very good bull! Spidey could be the toreador in his red costume! :DDD
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  July 13, 2012
As always, great work! The shaping is fantastic, and the poseability is a big plus. It's also an interesting scale which just adds to it all.
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  July 13, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby Outrageous! The eyes on the bull are off the hook, where do you come up wit that stuff? Really cool build here M!
Thanks Z, not my best but I do like it, especially the head.
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  July 13, 2012
Thanks for the kind comments everyone. @ Marc dZ – I did try a stud longer (early in the build) but it didn’t look right. However I have significantly bulked him up since then. I will retry. “Dynamic” Thank you so much :D. @ Brody – I will check out those cartoons, thanks :D. Jozsef – Hahahaha great comment thanks mate :D.
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  July 13, 2012
Awww... =) Looks spiffy!
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  July 13, 2012
That is a very interesting build!! It's hard to catch the strength, the massive silhouette of a bull: You did very well!! I would just give one stud more to the 4 legs: they look maybe too short to balance the body. The pic with the run is great: your builds are really dynamics.
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  July 13, 2012
Great bull! I love the ways you made the eyes and legs. ~R.M.
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  July 13, 2012
Wow! An angry bull...hmmm...bull!?....angry!?...escape everybody! I like most the attack scene. The posture is perfect. The pictures are perfect too. If you want to see wrong pictures, than view my pictures! ;o)
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  July 13, 2012
Now you just need a bullfighter to go with it.
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  July 13, 2012
Very Nice! you really nailed the shaping and muscular looks of a bull. Great job!
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  July 13, 2012
This is great work! Very nice proportions and details. I have thought about doing a bull and was inspired by the classic Bugs Bunny Warner Brothers cartoon “Bully for Bugs” and the classic Disney production of “Ferdinand the Bull”. Your Bull looks very similar and is probably better than what I could have done anyways. A really like it and keep up the great work.
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  July 13, 2012
Quoting Lego Builders "...all I can see are faults." - That's the same with me. I have only built one car that I still like a lot. Most of them I don't like anymore after a week or two. -LB Jr.
I know what you mean, that is why I enjoy taking my mocs apart (as apposed to keeping them built long term) as I know I can improve next time. Every day is a school day - even in the world or Lego.
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  July 13, 2012
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera Very cool mate! Torro torro! I think I prefer the Red Bull, not exactly sure why, maybe because it's cuter. Sometimes I get frustrated when I cannot get the result I'm looking for and then I remember LEGO has limitations and you can only do the best that the LEGO pieces will allow, I think you've done a great job! But his dangly bits are a bit too far forward lol Ole!
Hahahaha. If you look closely he has another set of dangly bits a bit further back ;)
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  July 13, 2012
Quoting Patrick Starr Nifty bull!I like how you did the eyes.Hope to see more animals from you!I always wonder,where do you get an ideas and inspiration for building animals or figures.In my case,I can't think far from cars and trucks though.
What a great question. My car builds are all consuming – they take over my life, so sometimes I need a break from building them. I also like to build outside of my comfort zone. I am very interested in nature and in particular the anatomy of humans (and animals), I guess the inspiration comes from there. The imagery of the superhero world is also very inspirational, and is linked to the anatomy thing (muscles etc) – so I try to recreate iconic images of my fav heroes (I don’t read comics I just love the pictures ;)). I am also a martial artist so knowing human anatomy can be very helpful. I have so many ideas for future mocs (animals, humans and cars) but very little time to build. So these quick builds are perfect. Try something different and see what happens. Thanks and good luck Buddy :D
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  July 13, 2012
Very cool mate! Torro torro! I think I prefer the Red Bull, not exactly sure why, maybe because it's cuter. Sometimes I get frustrated when I cannot get the result I'm looking for and then I remember LEGO has limitations and you can only do the best that the LEGO pieces will allow, I think you've done a great job! But his dangly bits are a bit too far forward lol Ole!
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  July 13, 2012
Sweet design and work!The facial features are amazing!
  July 13, 2012
"...all I can see are faults." - That's the same with me. I have only built one car that I still like a lot. Most of them I don't like anymore after a week or two. -LB Jr.
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  July 13, 2012
Very nice! At first glance the legs seemed small but now I'm not sure. I probably won't be posting often either - I've got lots of non-LEGO stuff I'm busy with. -LB Jr.
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  July 13, 2012
Nice one, Dude! Too bad it's been all Bears on Wall Street recently. Well done!
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  July 13, 2012
Nifty bull!I like how you did the eyes.Hope to see more animals from you!I always wonder,where do you get an ideas and inspiration for building animals or figures.In my case,I can't think far from cars and trucks though.
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  July 13, 2012
Quoting Loek Marcus Cool build here! Make 2 red and a circle and you have Red Bull ;-)
...And the the black bull is for Lamborghini. Check out some of my other animals - you might see more motorsport links. Thanks for the comment.
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  July 13, 2012
Wow, you made it again. Great and superb detailed creation. Absolutely cool work :)
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  July 13, 2012
Cool build here! Make 2 red and a circle and you have Red Bull ;-)
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  July 13, 2012
Quoting StoveTop Creator Nice one! He resembles the breed used for the Spanish Bull Fighting Ring. :)
Hi Stovey :). I am considering building a bull fighter in the classic Spanish pose (chest puffed up) but I really dont like bull fighting. Shh dont tell the Spanish side of my family ;) Ole!!
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  July 13, 2012
Nice one! He resembles the breed used for the Spanish Bull Fighting Ring. :)
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  July 13, 2012
Woot!
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  July 13, 2012
NPU, and nice angles!
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  July 13, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith The best shot is the silhouette. The eye technique is very interesting. Great!
Hi David. Thanks for your continued support. The eye is made with 3mm rigid pipe place in an oldskool headlight brick
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  July 13, 2012
Nifty! I really like the head.
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  July 13, 2012
Wow thank you so much guys :D. I am never really happy with my own creations especially when they have been lying around for a while – All I can see are the faults. Thank you all for your comments.
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  July 13, 2012
Aaaauuuuggghhh!!!!! Run!!!! *trample, trample...*. Superb creation!! I love the sleek lOok that it has! I could recognize it right away! The body is nicely Muscled! At least it looks like it is! Spectacular design and the eyes are terrific too! Keep up the stupendous work!!!!!
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  July 13, 2012
The best shot is the silhouette. The eye technique is very interesting. Great!
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  July 13, 2012
Incredible is all I can say.
 
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