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Great Eagle
About this creation
As the final installment in my wing experiment I wanted to make some wings with a greater degree of flexibility and articulation than the previous versions and which were more likely to be made from real bricks since they didn't rely on such obscure parts as Gryphon did. Also, unlike Gryphon it is a much more stable design. Some of the articulation structure is based on wing designs in my dragons.
Having made a giant eagle I couldn't help but notice that it was the perfect size for a great eagle from LOTR.
Be sure to check out installments 1 and 2 in my wing series to see the evolution of my design.





























Acknowledgments:
Background Mordor
Background Sky
Background Arial
Bricks used: 686


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

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  April 7, 2013
I love how you implemented technic pieces and swords for the wings and tail, that's something i'm not good at.
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  February 10, 2013
A very impressive eagle design. I'd love to see it in actual bricks sometime! :)
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  December 16, 2012
beautiful indeed!
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  December 9, 2012
Amazing and so impressive.
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  December 7, 2012
Quoting Dave Benson I have plans for a raven...
Quoting Clever Crowe ...and I, for a Crow. =) ---(cheers on this fantastic MOC, btw. Beautiful design!)
I would love to see both! Keep me posted.
 I made it 
  December 7, 2012
Quoting Guy Springer Marvelous! A fine balance between detail and playability- I can see this working perfectly with minifigure scale environments! Minifigure Gandalf looks like just the right size. I'm not familiar with the parts you used to make the feathers on the wings and tail- I'll have tcheck them out!
Thanks for you thoughtful comment. The parts used are 99012: Rotorblad 8m and 98137: Blade 10m w/0.3. I'm not sure if that helps. I seriously doubt they both actually come in dark brown, but I'll bet they could be found in some combination of complimentary colors, or in the worst case scenario custom painted.
 I made it 
  December 7, 2012
Quoting claw paradox wow, very accurate! my only piece of advice would be to make the head a hair less wide.
I did fuss over this particular aspect (and there is a reason why there aren't many shots of it from dead ahead), but in the end it was a question of striking a balance between realism to the object, and realism to the structural integrity and parts availability of the legos. If you can think of a way to slim it down, or at least make it appear slimmer, then you are welcome to use the .lxf file attached to play with it and let me know what you find.
 I made it 
  December 7, 2012
Quoting Florida Shoooter Outstanding work! My son recognized them immediately, yelling at me that they looked like the Great Eagles from LOTR!! :)
Well, good! At least he didn't mistake it for a flying badger, that would have been really embarrassing for me! :D
 I made it 
  December 7, 2012
Quoting Mihe Stonee this looks amazing! you captured a really good natural/organic look... ;-)
Thank, Mihe, that is the obsession that drives me ever since I started looking at MOC pages: more organic, more fluid, closer to real life. When I see a build and it blows my mind how a shape was achieved I get all excited. Your Nostromo is a perfect example by the way.
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  December 7, 2012
...and I, for a Crow. =) ---(cheers on this fantastic MOC, btw. Beautiful design!)
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  December 7, 2012
I have plans for a raven...
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  December 7, 2012
Crazy Fantastic! :)
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  December 7, 2012
Marvelous! A fine balance between detail and playability- I can see this working perfectly with minifigure scale environments! Minifigure Gandalf looks like just the right size. I'm not familiar with the parts you used to make the feathers on the wings and tail- I'll have to check them out!
  December 7, 2012
wow, very accurate! my only piece of advice would be to make the head a hair less wide.
 I like it 
  December 7, 2012
Super cool!
 I like it 
  December 7, 2012
Outstanding work! My son recognized them immediately, yelling at me that they looked like the Great Eagles from LOTR!! :)
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  December 7, 2012
best eagle ever
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  December 7, 2012
Fantastic work, I really like how you did the wings!
 I like it 
  December 7, 2012
this looks amazing! you captured a really good natural/organic look... ;-)
 
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