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Saber Toothed Squirrel
About this creation
Cronopio Dentiacutus commissioned by Bright Bricks - the certified Lego professionals from the UK. It will form part of the Lego Lost World Zoo for Milestones Museum in Basingtstoke, UK. I have built several creatures for the show which I will post over the next few weeks.

The client wanted 10 small extinct creatures to be hidden amongst the Museum’s permanent displays for the visitors to find (similar to a treasure hunt). I had free reign to pick which creatures I wanted to build as long as they were real life creatures. My first thought was Scrat from Ice Age. Unfortunately I soon discovered that Scrat was not based on a real creature, however since the film was made evidence has been discovered in Argentina that during the Late Cretaceous period a saber toothed mammal very similar to Scrat did exist.

Credit for the tail design goes to Family Vuurzoon’s fantastic Red Squirrel

























Comments

 I made it 
  April 4, 2014
Quoting Vibor Cavor Awesome work. Creative and smart use of parts, especially in a tail
Thanks Vibor, I hope to post my favourite creature tomorrow.
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  April 4, 2014
Awesome work. Creative and smart use of parts, especially in a tail
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  March 30, 2014
A big thank you to Brothers Brick for blogging this :)
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  March 30, 2014
Thanks for the kind comments guys. I am surprised how popular this one has been. He is my second favourite of the 5 I built. Cant wait to show you the last one.
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  March 26, 2014
KilleR!
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  March 23, 2014
ravishingly beautiful!
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  March 17, 2014
It's because of these sleek and well executed designs that I love Lego. Lots of character and attitude. Thanks for sharing.
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  March 17, 2014
awesome aggressive stance as seen in that side view shot. Looks like he is thinking about attacking some food, and saber-toothed makes me think he isn't hunting acorns... Nice build!
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  March 15, 2014
Love the tail. Using the tooth plates for ears was very clever. You should add it to the Paleontology group. Great work!
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  March 15, 2014
This is amazing! I love the colors, and the clean body. Now I started thinking of every rodent, but saber toothed!
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  March 14, 2014
This is crazyly well made!!
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  March 13, 2014
Thanks guys, I really enjoyed building this one and have a few more to post shortly. Currently working on some huge dinosaurs :)
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  March 11, 2014
Fab build, loads of character :)
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  March 11, 2014
Wow, that's excellent Lego sculpting. It looks really similar to Scrat, but not so "cartoonish". The tail construction is very clever, even better than on the original Red Squirrel. Great job! :-))
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  March 10, 2014
Thanks guys, I really like him too. I think the tail really makes this one stand out. @ LB - the green tube is official I think, I found it in the Bright Bricks studio.
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  March 10, 2014
Full of character and I love the contrast between the tail and the plated body.
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  March 10, 2014
really - that'S one of your best one's ;-) nice mix of characters!
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  March 10, 2014
I really like the eyes. I didn't know they have green tubes, or did you paint it? -LB Jr.
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  March 10, 2014
absolutely excellent
MortalSwordsman .
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  March 9, 2014
what a character !>.....nicely done
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  March 9, 2014
Quoting Alex Sonny I like how paranoid it looks because of it's big eyes.
Haha he wont like it if he thinks we are talking about him ;)
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  March 9, 2014
I like how paranoid it looks because of it's big eyes.
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  March 9, 2014
Quoting Yuri Fassio It's like Scrat's badass cousin :)
Haha brilliant. Thanks to everyone else too
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  March 9, 2014
Great work! I love the detail!
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  March 9, 2014
AWESOME work, love the articulated tail!
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  March 9, 2014
It's like Scrat's badass cousin :)
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  March 9, 2014
Fantastic work!
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  March 9, 2014
I did build an acorn but forgot to photo it. He does have nuts though ;)
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  March 9, 2014
Great! Now where's the acorn?
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  March 9, 2014
Magnificent posing !
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  March 8, 2014
I don't know if someone said this already. But I right when I first saw him I thought of Scrat right when I saw him!
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  March 8, 2014
The face and the way he's posed give him real character. Where's his acorn ? :-)
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  March 8, 2014
Fantastic work MortalSwordsman! The tail is just eye candy! I love it! His body shaping is very well done, you have a certain style in making animal bodies that is instantly recognizable! Well done sir!
 I made it 
  March 8, 2014
Wow thank you all for the comments. I must stress that the tail technique was designed by Family Vuurzoon. A link to his work is above.
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  March 8, 2014
Nice work! The way you did the tail is pure genius!
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  March 8, 2014
Wooow, this creature has a lot of character. Great work!
  March 8, 2014
Very nice, I particularly like the tail, very interesticg construction there.
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  March 8, 2014
Amazing animal. The bushy tail and the evil eye expression makes it look frightening.
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  March 8, 2014
It looks good! Perfect Job! I love it!
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  March 8, 2014
you mean those things really existed? incredible! the sculpting is exceptional! it has a cool cartoony feel about it too, well done MS!
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  March 8, 2014
Very evil looking... I'm glad squirrels like that aren't around these days! :o
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  March 8, 2014
That tail! Love it!
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  March 8, 2014
Such a wonderful design! What fun it will be for visiters when they find this great lookin' critter! :)
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  March 8, 2014
Quoting El Barto ! Ferocious! Great job, Dude! But you forgot to build s wolly acorn to go with him.
Haha, I did build it but forgot to photo it in the rush to meet the deadline. However, if you look close enough you will see that he does have two 'nuts' ;)
 I made it 
  March 8, 2014
Quoting Family Vuurzoon Hi Swordsman, A fantastic squirrel design! It certainly will look great at the Lego Lost World Zoo. Regards, Arjen.
Hi Arjen, thanks for the comment. As soon as decided to build ‘Scrat’ I sought out your fantastic red squirrel to use your clever tail design. Thanks for the inspiration. Joe.
 I made it 
  March 8, 2014
Hi Guys, thank you all so much for all the kind comments
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  March 8, 2014
Very nicely done and, dare I say, kinda cute? Love the expression on the face and that tail design.
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  March 8, 2014
So cool! What an awesome creature. "The Lego Lost World Zoo", sounds killer. Congrats on the commission.
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  March 8, 2014
Hi Swordsman, A fantastic squirrel design! It certainly will look great at the Lego Lost World Zoo. Regards, Arjen.
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  March 8, 2014
To put it in the famous words of Scrat himself, "Gni?"
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  March 8, 2014
Awesome lean sculpting!
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  March 8, 2014
Haha! Great work! --Blast--
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  March 8, 2014
Lovely work Joe, and what a cool project too!
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  March 8, 2014
Spectacular! The head and tail both look great.
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  March 8, 2014
Dude, thas amazing! The technic for the tail is incredible! Amazing job!
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  March 8, 2014
One word: Wonderful! 5/5
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  March 8, 2014
Awesome! I really like how you made the eyes . He almost looks alive! Excellent
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  March 8, 2014
Excellent job!! 5/5 8-)
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  March 8, 2014
Nice! Love that tail...
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  March 8, 2014
Ferocious! Great job, Dude! But you forgot to build s wolly acorn to go with him.
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  March 8, 2014
This and the butterfly are both so good. Makes me really excited for the rest. I know you borrowed the tail design, still it works quite magnificently.
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  March 8, 2014
What a cutie. He would fit in quite nicely with the squirrels in my backyard. Kidding aside, this is really a wonderful creation. Excellent posing.
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  March 8, 2014
"After a few pints, Joe has appeared to hae cross breeded Ice age's Diago and Scrat." Jokes aside, this is really cool!! Diggin' the tail!
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  March 8, 2014
Looks a whole lot like Scrat though... Brilliant build! Much greetings!
 I made it 
  March 8, 2014
Thanks for the comments guys, I will try and fly by your pages later
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  March 8, 2014
Awesome build! It does remind me the saber toothed squirrel Scrat in Ice Age! Great job! This MOC looks amazing! 5/5! :-)
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  March 8, 2014
So cool!
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  March 8, 2014
Hi! Amazing animal again! Fantastic!
 
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