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Insect Collection
This is the collection of 10 parts from the "Creepy Crawly" category for the MOCathalon 2013 So after building one bug... there was just no stopping, and this is the end result!
About this creation
MOCathalon 2013
Group: Clutch Builders
Category: "Creepy Crawlies"

A panorama view

Walking Stick (Phasmatidae)
As an Environmental Scientist, this was one of the hardes bugs I ever found... Not this one literally, but you know what I mean. There seems to be no hunting for these... you just stumble across them. :)

(Phylliidae, Anisoptera, Pieris)

Praying Mantis (Mantidae)
The praying mantis was one of the first and most iconic bugs we wanted to include in our creation for the MOCathalon. Deriving inspiration from people like Dr. Mobius, and others we had lots of fun creating this beautiful bug in bricks.

Purple Flora Butterfly (Nymphalidae)
Inspiration for this butterfly was taken from Rook. We decided to change the body and wings slightly, but he developed the great whip technique

Black Wolf Spider (Lycosidae)
Did you know the average human swallows 8 spiders a year in their sleep? Yeah wolf spiders invade our house... they are creepy and we dont like them. :P

Black Millipede (Diplopoda)
Throw in a hand for scale :)

Hornet (Vespidae)
Hornets!! Eeeee... these always end up more scary than when you first start building them. Also check out our even larger hornets riders for a more fantasy approach.

Burying Beetle (Silphidae)
This burying beetle uses various pieces, including bionicle for the abdomen, and lego polybags for the folded wings.

Lots of inspiration was taken from various builders as battle bugs and lego insects have often been explored. I tried to tag a few key people in the evolution and inspiration of our lego bugs Doctor Mobius, Lino M, ROOK, and Sir Nadroj. Thanks so much for paving the way! If you are a Lego bug fan, take some time to check out their photostreams!



Comments

  July 28, 2013
Great work! I'm an Entomologist so I study bugs and it's great to see such a lifelike MOC scaled perfectly including the latin names! Best of luck in the competition.(Nice use of bionicle pieces by the way.)
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  April 10, 2013
Wow! I made something similar to this back in the MOColympics, but this just blows my creation out of the water! I love the detail and extra info on all the bugs. Unlike most people here, I happen to love bugs; a bug is only scary if you don't know anything about it :) Terrific job overall!
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  March 31, 2013
Sheer perfection.
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  March 30, 2013
I hate insects, but I love yours.
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  March 29, 2013
Excellent designs! Very original! Congrats on Across MOCpages!!!
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  March 29, 2013
Kevin is so good at reading others thoughts days before they have them. Every bug here is gold, if only you could cash em in! 5 points is an understatement. Congrats on another perfect score. ~Thoy
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  March 27, 2013
This is just incredible!!! The stick insect is my favourite.
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  March 25, 2013
Incredible collection. The stick insect and wolf spider are probably my favorites. Nice parts usage throughout.
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  March 22, 2013
The Mantis is incredible. Great work on all of them!
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  March 22, 2013
ravishingly beautiful!
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  March 22, 2013
Holy bugs! I have never seen such good bugs! I love all of them! They are huge to! 5/5!
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  March 21, 2013
As an entomologist I have to say 'most excellent!!' These are really well done. Be careful, there are so many insects out there that would make great builds...you may be on to something here. Well done!
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  March 20, 2013
Whoa! They look like real bugs! Nice work with the details!
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  March 20, 2013
Absolutely incredible! That is just.....so.....absolutely amazing! Wow wow wow! This has GOT to be one of my top favorite things to look at! DON't take these guys apart! At least, don't destroy them without taking note somewhere on how to build them again, these are absolutely fantastic!
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  March 20, 2013
I thought the millipede was real at first XD
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  March 19, 2013
Wow. The butterfly is absolutely gorgeous... I never thought Krata could be used so gracefully.
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  March 19, 2013
Yeap... that's a 5 point moc alright! ~ Chris.
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  March 19, 2013
I don't think I've ever felt more creeped out looking at Lego! Those are amazing bugs. I wish I could give you 10 points, but you'll have to settle for 5. Wow.
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  March 18, 2013
Very cool idea. And very cool bugs!
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  March 18, 2013
Very different and very good because of it.
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  March 18, 2013
That millipede... I don't get creeped out by bugs but you found a way to do it. 5 points
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  March 18, 2013
WOW! These designs are so clever and realistic!!
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  March 18, 2013
NPU OVERLOAD!!! These are incredible. My favorit was probably the purple moth/butterfly thing (I never read the name. :/) for the kratta, the kranna and the capes. Fantastic.
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  March 18, 2013
O-O !!!!!
Sean & Steph Mayo
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Crystal Knight
  March 17, 2013
Beautifully Done !>....
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  March 17, 2013
This is simple amazing!!
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  March 17, 2013
A stunningly realised collection of bugs, and beautifully presented. Top stuff!
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  March 17, 2013
That millipede is terrifying. 5 points!
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  March 17, 2013
Normally I don't speak of scores (not being a judge) but if this creation(s) gets anything less than a 5 there just might be a riot. Such expression and skill exhibited in each creation it's stunning. I especially love the pose you have captured with the centipede!
  March 17, 2013
Score = 5 (If I could, I'd give you 5 for each insect - splendid job here!)
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  March 17, 2013
Awesome!
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  March 17, 2013
Now those are LEGO bugs! The shape of each bug is just perfect.
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  March 17, 2013
Spectacular job Sean! I am loving all the different bugs! The praying mantis and stick bug are perfect! If this doesn't get straight 5's, I think I am going to blow! :D Best of luck!
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  March 17, 2013
Wow. That is Awesome!
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  March 17, 2013
These are freakin perfect!!! Absolutely stunning work. The mantis has to be one of my favorite bugs in general, kinda fun to watch because they watch back (wonder what they are thinking). You nailed it. Beautiful and elegant!
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  March 17, 2013
This is wonderful you have brought me joy while I've been sick with the flu.
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  March 17, 2013
Perfect idea..
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  March 17, 2013
Superb! The Mantis and Millipede are my faves!
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  March 17, 2013
Creepy cool.
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  March 17, 2013
If this doesn't get straight 5s I'll eat my hat. Stunning!
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  March 17, 2013
....work of art. Outstanding and inspirational!
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  March 17, 2013
Simply brilliant!
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  March 17, 2013
Nice take on the category! Well done :)
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  March 17, 2013
These are crazy awesome! Nice collection!
 
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