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Bald Eagle Bust
Life-size Bald Eagle Bust sculpture
About this creation
Here's a little model I designed in about 4 hours. After creating such a huge Barack Obama mosaic I wanted to build something a little smaller. As always I like to challenge myself to build something I havenít tried before.

Iíd never built a LEGO bird yet (except in Miniland scale) and I thought Iíd give it a go. I decided to build a life-size Bald Eagle bust.

The trickiest part was designing the eyes. In both animal and people LEGO models the eyes are the most important part. They are what makes them seem most alive. My solution was to use a 2◊2 radar dish (or parabola in the offcial Model Shop terms) in transparent neon yellow. It seems like a strange choice, but bald eagleís eyes are actually yellow. I thought about trying regular yellow, but it didnít have the right effect.

Another aspect when designing a real animal is the organic shape. That is sometimes a difficult effect in LEGO ó to get the hard, sharp bricks to look like feathers, fur, or hair. Sometimes its a matter of using special elements or specific parts to make the animal more realistic. If youíll notice, I used tiles on the beak and a 1◊1 cheese slope at the tip for that very reason.

I built this model for an auction at a fund raising dinner to benefit a local Nature Center.


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  November 25, 2011
Wow! That's really impressive! Looks so accurate!
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  August 12, 2011
This is great!!! Can I use a mosaic of this in a MOC???? I will give you credit!
Mariann Asanuma
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Jared Waldron
  August 21, 2010
This rocks my socks! You are a great builder! Will you please join my brothers, and my group? It is called the hawk, but you can post any kind of bird on it, please join our group!?!?
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  August 6, 2009
thats great, man that job most have been awsome(working at LEGOLAND, thats my DREAM)
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  August 4, 2009
Great design and nice work on the curves. -Dylan
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  June 9, 2009
SWEET! The detail on this is perfect, I'd love to buy something like this!
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  June 4, 2009
That's awesome! I'm obsessed with Eagles. How big is it?
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  April 12, 2009
Very well done. Lee.
Mariann Asanuma
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Juho Grohn
  March 27, 2009
Aww, cute! Well, kind of anyway. The eye(s) make the eagle look like it would be alive.
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