One of my "I received a voucher so I buy this one" sets for 2016, this Creator Park Animals is an excellent set.
Priced at 15 euro, it contains a nice selection of brown elements, something that always comes in handy for a moc builder.
And the fact we received it as the Thank You set this year in Brick Mania Wetteren, makes it an extra bonus. So it is more then normal that I put this free gift together and feature it on my little corner of the internet.
Opening the box, we get three packs of bricks, as well as three instruction booklets, one for each variation that can be made with the set.
I`m going to start with the squirrel this time, not for any particular reason then it just was the first booklet I grabbed of the pile. The build starts around a 2x4 plate.
Using white inverted arches and small plates, the feet of the little critter is first made. At the back, a joint holder is placed where the tail will be attached to.
The next build of the set of the owl, which while I love owls is my least favorite, it just looks TO cartoony in my opnion. This build begins around an inverted roofslope.
The main chest of the bird is the first thing we build, with connectors that will allow turning the facing of the build.
The chest is then covered up as a rotating plate is added to serve as a neck.
The tail consists of small orange wedges that are moveable due to the connector piece.
Small feet are then assembled to go under this body.
The wings are mirrored builds, and made up of more wedge plates and curved plates.
We then move on to the wide head of the bird. This mainly has to do due to the large circular eyes that come in the set, and are used for the owl as well.
This head also uses snot to change the angle of the build.
A small yellow cheeseslope serves as the beak.
And the eyes are added to the head before this is connected to the body.
The owl completed:
The final, and `main` build of this set is the beagle dog and a family of ducklings. I really love the look of the dog and it has been on my cabinet for weeks before I recycled his brown wedges...
The first thing we put together are the small brickbuild ducklings. Nothing spectacular in themselves, they do look the part good enough.
Mother duck is next, and she is based around a tan wedge and orange wedges serving as the webbed duckfeet.
The body is build up and comes with some small wings that go to the side of this.
The green on the head gives a great contrast to the body, like the real park ducks you see, well, in parks.
The eyes are added and the duck is completed as well
That makes that we move on to the final animal build of this set, the beagle itself. We start with the large inverted white slope, to simulate the typical white bellies of the dog race.
The final part of the build are the two ears, who are then connected to the head.
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