Perhaps one of the coolest sets of 2015 (told you, big backlog still), the Red Creatures set from Creator not only had some bloody cool beasts in it, but also a stack of great red and dark red elements.
Add to that the fact that the Creator line is still one of the greatest in a price per piece ratio, and the dragon in this set is just so cool I still have it on display to include it in a future project...
The set allows for building three animals, with the dragon being the "main build", and which I`ll be featuring last for the above mentioned reason. The other, alternate, builds are either a scorpion or a snake.
Opening the box as such, we get two bags of pieces and two instruction booklets.
1. The Scorpion
So let`s start with the Scorpion build then. This beastie begins life on tan 2x4 plate with some slopes added to it.
This serves as the basis, to which joints are added for the legs and claws afterwards.
Covering this up in red plates and wedges, the head is added with it`s mandibles, and eyes consisting of green lightbulb elements.
The next thing we do is put together the small legs of the scorpion, simple builds to do an effective job of supporting the whole construction.
These are then added to the main body, and the Scorpion stands completed.
Making this alternate build will leave you with a nice pile of left over elements.
The smallest of the three builds, we start by building the head, using a red 2x4 as the basis.
Clips are added at the front for the fangs, while the Bionicle connector goes at the back of the head to be able to move the head in most directions.
As we cover this up in slopes, the green bulbs are once more used as the eyes of the beast.
We then proceed to building the body, with the first section connected to the head.
Sections 5 and 6 are small mirrored builds, differing by the angle of the plate on top.
The final section contains the tailtip, with the black teeth once more used as sort of stinger end for the beast.
And then it is time to move on to the main build, the red dragon. I just love the result of this build, and it all started out as a tan 2x4 plate.
Ball joints are added at the "belly of the beast" next.
This is then secured in place with plates and the connectors for the wings are added.
The spine is then bulked up a little.
Then, we prodeed onwards with the tail of the beast, creating the first section.
Two similar, small spined sections are attached to this.
The clawed feet are then added to these legs.
Flames shoot out from the mouth as our dragon breathes fire! We connect the head to the bodywork and then can move on to the wings.
Next, the wingtips are on the menu and the whole wing arrays are attached to the central body.
Our mighty dragon stands completed!
And we still have some spare parts afterwards as well.
I really, really adore this set. Like often, those 15 - 20 euro range Creator sets are often overlooked for the more spectacular or franchise sets, but it is a great range and something I love when people just "give me" Creator as christmas gifts or such, as they are always handy and stacked with elements. A definite must buy set!
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