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Lego Arthropleura Armata by Stevolteon Lego Arthropleura Armata by Stevolteon
A life sized(ish) model of an ancient giant millipede. The model is around a metre and a half long and is poseable along its length. It also has a leg wiggling mechanism which you can see in action here.
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:iconlightsaberguy:
LightsaberGuy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you should have won an award for this!
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks, it's probably still my greatest Lego achievement!
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H-skis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Dude, this is so cool!
Now, let me bring out my army of Flamethrower Nuke weilding soldiers and ready themselves when it does come to life, okay?
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LegoMetal44 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It actually moves, oh hell no
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BroJoe2015 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Student General Artist
Can you please make a quick and small tutorial on how to make it? I really like this
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
The super honest answer is no, not a quick and small one - but that isn't necessarily to say I won't!

To be honest though even after a lot of revisions it doesn't always run very smoothly, it's very much a work in progress - it may even be that a mechanism like this is just never going to work right in Lego.

Were you just after an explanation of the mechanism, or were you thinking more full instructions?
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BroJoe2015 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student General Artist
More of instructions because I watched the video you posted
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Ceratopsia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!  How long did it take to build this?! It would be cool to see more lego arthropods like this!
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Not as long as you might think - two days of solid slog to figure out a single body segment which could then be replicated, then around a week pulling the head and tail together.

THEN it was improved over a period of months, mostly trying to make the mechanism more reliable. Even now I consider it a work in progress!
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Ceratopsia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing :)
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VimFuego2000 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
This is the first ever Lego model to cause actual nightmares. Kudos! :D
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Life goal achieved!
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Salvage-98 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
How to spell "NOPE" in Danish.
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XLpug Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the best lego diplopoda I have ever seen!
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Out of genuine curiosity, have you seen many?
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XLpug Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
tbh, like 0-2. Lol. :D
(But that doesn't decrease the intrinsic worth of this one! :) )
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Jira-tena Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
holy shit
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:iconbirdhorse:
Birdhorse Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Godzillapede.

That is all.
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:iconhoody23:
hoody23 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
what the hell?! at a distance it seems real! freaky....
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:iconjohndziak:
JohnDziak Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
That's really impressive!
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:iconbanism24:
banism24 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
freak me out XD
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
We aim to please!
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:iconbanism24:
banism24 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
hiiii, if its can move it will freaker
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EmporerXur Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's amazing, how did you make the legs move?
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Basically a continuous axle runs the whole length driven by motors in the head and tail. It has 28 identical sections each with 4 legs run off a single gear by means of offset cams.

Right now I'm in the middle of updating it for a show (hopefully getting it down to just one motor in the head) but when I get a chance I'll upload some pics of the workings.
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TheGameChap55 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
O_O
That thing is huge! nice job on the armour!
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Cheers! That was kind of the starting point, I'd been experimenting with curving walls to make interesting "un-Lego-y" shapes and it all led here!
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Snowy-Aegis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As soon as its legs started moving I'm just like 'nopenopenopenopenopenope'.
Really awesome work, though!
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's why it's so fun to take to shows, I have it sat there motionless until a crowd gathers and then crank it up. The reactions are priceless!
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wilsonhm Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
As someone who has studied the real (fossil) thing, I have to say that this is fantastic! If you really want to get it right, take away one pair of legs from the first three segments of the body as in modern millipedes.
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It might receive a rework at some point, the head was a bit of a rush job and the colouration would benefit from a few tweaks, so I'll definitely bear that in mind, thanks!
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GeneralSnuggles Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, the giant millipede of ancient times. Such a cutie. :D

I kinda wish I could have one for a pet :XD:
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TheGameChap55 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Well, I can't argue with you there, it would be cool to pop to Mcdonalds' on that things' back!
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Until you see how much mud 108 feet can track into the house, at least!
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GinkoWeed Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Kill it with hellfire
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Toa-Ignicus Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
All of my NOPE! XD Fantastic work!
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks ^^
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saber360 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
WHOA :)
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jeffthechicken Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
THAT IS EVIL BUT DAMN IS IT COOL
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks!
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negasonic100 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
holy shit. That's alot of peices.
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
A quick estimate puts it at around the 5000 piece mark. Certainly 4312 for the body - 28 identical modules composed of 154 pieces each.
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Mikkillerib Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That is probably the biggest and best mix of awwwwwwww yeah and nope.
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Just wait 'til I get it back after the exhibit, I reckon I could get to move along!
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Mikkillerib Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ok. And that leg wiggle function is pretty awesome.
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks, it took a lot of trial and error!
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:iconignigeno:
ignigeno Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's a Wiggila-woo!! :D
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:iconstevolteon:
Stevolteon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It both wiggles, and woos!
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BrigadierDarman Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Interesting build of an interesting prehistoric creature. Kudos.
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Stevolteon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks, the giant prehistoric invertebrates have always been a favourite of mine.
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