Senteosan returns with more Dinosaurs. Also, a fine Diner and a tiny Barracuda

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Last August, Senteosan uploaded an amazing Jurassic Park project to Cuusoo. Since then, Jurassic Park was barred from Cuusoo (due to a licensing conflict) but Senteosan relaunched his T-rex as, well, a "generic" dinosaur project.

Yesterday Senteosan uploaded their second project, Bricksauria | Stegosaurus which is sure to please any dino fan.

This new offering appears to have a lot more posability, and stability, than the T-rex predecessor but manages to pull this off without sacrificing the great, organic feel that is very tricky to pull out of these bricks.

 

The T-rex does however, have the better head, hands down. That is not a knock against Senteosan's work, as I think the Stegosaurus head is a very clever use of brick, but relative to the T-rex, there is really very little real-estate to be clever with.

 

A Finer Diner

Diners are rather popular on Cuusoo and often in the modular style. Usually I don't have much to say about them. They tend to be pleasant to look at and iconic Americana, but Nathan's American Diner really stands out with its astounding internals.

There is a wide array of well detailed diner elements ranging from a napkin dispenser to a grill vent. The real marvel though is the jukebox. I have never seen one so exquisitely rendered in brick.

Tiny Pirates!

For my personal Cuusoo blog this week I have selected the miniature 6285 Black Sea Barracuda by Bangoo as my favorite new project of the week.

I picked it based on a lot of personal preferences though. I love the pirate line as well as homage builds and micro-builds. Fundamentally I also like the idea of having appropriately scaled LEGO builds for display on desks and such, and this checks all those boxes.

I am very curious as to what the Brickset crowd thinks of this build though. I was extremely surprised by the huge turn out for The Scorpion's Soul so I am wondering if this response is only reserved for super-sized vessels or do these tiny ones also appeal.

18 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Stegosaurus looks great apart from the head. And using a clip there makes it look like there should be a bigger head which has fallen off.

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By in United Kingdom,

They look pretty amazing, but together? A shocking anachronism. Time-wise, a T-Rex would more accurately depicted attacking cavemen than a Stegosaurus.

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By in United States,

^ I don't see a problem with displaying them together to show the entire "collection" so far. Though, the scale seems a bit off; I'd expect the tyrannosaur to be a bit larger. Maybe we can pretend it's an allosaurus with an abnormally large head.

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By in United States,

Scale for dinosaurs has always been a little tricky. If it helps, Most people tend to imagine Stegosaurus to be slightly smaller than the topmost size estimates, and they also imagine T. rex to be slightly larger than the topmost size estimates.

Both models are beautiful. Supported. Thanks for posting these!

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By in Puerto Rico,

I would have loved to see a greater dino variety with Lego line of these majestic creatures. But in a line dedicated exclusively to dinosaurs and their enviroments like a tree and a Brachiosaurus.

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By in United States,

^^ I realize stegosaurus was larger than often depicted, but a large specimen is ~9m long, correct? A large T. rex specimen would be a couple meters longer. The two appear to be about the same length in the image, though it's difficult to tell from the angles.

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By in United States,

That diner is superb, I especially love the jukebox.

The Stegosaurus is very nice, I actually kind of like the clip as the mouth. Now the two dinosaurs can reenact the Rite of Spring, my favorite Fantasia piece!

The only nagging thing to me is that whole nasty business back when Jurassic Park was removed. I don't fully understand what happened, but all sides walked away looking bad and putting a bad taste in my mouth. Although I like Senteosan's design, I have a hard time wanting to support it.

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By in United States,

^^ The update on the Jurassic Park project says that another company owns the license for construction toys to Jurassic Park, so LEGO couldn't do their own if they wanted to. That's probably why that Dino them from a few years back looked similar to Jurassic Park but they couldn't use the same colors/logos/etc.

What exactly left a bad taste in your mouth? That they couldn't produce a set because they legally can't?

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By in United States,

@farsidehobbes

It wasn't that. Apparently last summer was a time of competing Jurassic Park projects, and there was rumor of supporters of Senteosan going on a flagging campaign of other projects with his own project rocketing upward unbelievably fast. Soon afterword Jurassic Park was barred altogether (what I imagine to be the result of a "he-said she-said" issue while conveniently discouraging licensed products). What exactly happened we may never know, but to me it made Senteosan, Cuusoo and others involved look very bad.

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By in United States,

"The Rite of Spring" is much more than a Fantasia bit, I hope you know!

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By in United Kingdom,

That diner is quite something. Reminds me of where I used to work.

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By in United States,

@lippidp
Of course, but unless Stravinsky originally debuted with a dinosaur ballet, Fantasia is the only one I know of with dinosaurs ;)

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By in United States,

I find this pretty ironic, as the Prehistoric Party on Club Penguin began today with the main focus being dinosaurs. A bit off-topic, I know, but just pointing this out!

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By in United States,

I love the tiny pirates! The sails are very well done for such a small build and both the BSB and the CC really capture the essence of the originals.

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By in United States,

Mini Barracuda is epic.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Stegosaurus is Awesome:D

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By in United States,

I really like the mini pirate ship. I've been wanting to do mini scale versions of the original pirates line. The downside, there are a handful of pieces that aren't available in the right color in real life, so I won't be able to make them unless that ever gets produced, which I highly doubt it would. That's too bad!

The diner has some neat features. I just watched Grease last night, so very reminiscent.

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