SO someone on Eurobricks suggested a possible tribe of Mixels based on dinosaurs. Now, after Dino Attack and Dino 2010, I trust Lego with dinosaurs about as much as I trust a baby to dual-wield flintlock pistols. However, the idea of dinosaur-themed Mixels appealed to me enough for me to try designing my own.
The results are... mixed.
What PATOS lacks in brains is made up for in brawn. While the other Sauropoids are often left waiting on this slow creature, Patos is essential to the team to push past any obstacle in their way, whether it be a large boulder or an annoying Nixel!
(The body is a little rectangular because I wanted that back spine, and I was already pushing it with the parts count. Also this is an Apatosaurus, NOT a "Brontosaurus". there will be none of the "b" word here.)
The leader of the Sauropoids, TYRUX relies on pure jaw power to assert authority. Tyrux tends to get a little big-headed, but in a pinch, those jaws that can bite through iron will help against even the strongest threat.
(I'm a little disappointed I couldn't keep the white studs off the upper jaw, but putting a tile over it would block the eyes and make the jaw far too wide for my comfort. Still, I am happy with how the head turned out. Also there's no feathers because even if there was solid evidence of T-rex having feathers, it would be difficult to show the likely feathering patters on this.)
VILOUSUS is fast and clever, but often has trouble slowing down, both in running and thinking! This Sauropoid's wings are too small to fly, but with their help, plus powerful legs, Vilousus is the best jumper around!
(if i could have found a way to get hands beneath the wings, I would have, but the parts count was already a little high. besides, the wings look fine to me.)
...okay, so I MAY have designed them without a good MAX in mind and tried throwing one together after the fact. The head and legs are both severely lacking and kinda awkward. If anyone wants to have a shot at it, I might post an inventory for the three Sauropoids and let them have a crack at it. Only catch is I really would rather it was based on a real dinosaur instead of just being vaguely saurian. For instance, this is intended to be a Spinosaurus.
Not sure on their color scheme; it comes across as a less-vivid version of the upcoming green mixels so I might try something different, possibly with dark tan, possibly with pink, maybe even with both? That might look awful but it MIGHT NOT.
Comments and criticism would be much appreciated.
Edited by -Windrider-, Aug 03 2014 - 04:03 PM.