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All original material herein is copyright © 2001 by Franklin W. Cain. All rights reserved. (However, please see the Credits.)

   
   
Introduction

When LEGO produced their one-piece octopus, my first thought was, "Hey, I could build a Cthulhu [1] using this!" It took me a while to come up with a design that was of a size compatible with that of the octopus, and whose mechanical articulation I was (reasonably) satisfied with.

1.     The character (per se) of Cthulhu was created by H. P. Lovecraft.

Construction

I've compiled the parts list.

This model needs four arm/leg connectors. (These will be the "upper arms" and "thighs" of the model.) You will also need to assemble a torso, two hands, and two feet. (Note that these images show the right [1] hand and foot. For the left [2] hand and foot, make the appropriate mirror-image version.)

1.     In heraldic terms, this is equivalent to dexter. In naval terms, this is equivalent to starboard.
2.   In heraldic terms, this is equivalent to sinister. In naval terms, this is equivalent to port.

Connect an arm/leg connector to each hand and each foot, to create the arms and legs, and connect the arms and legs to the torso as appropriate. Finally, add the dragon-wings and the octopus, and let the madness begin!

Here are "exploded" views for the torso, the arm/leg connector, the hand, the foot, and the "body" (minus wings and octopus-head), showing how each of these are assembled.

   
   
Images

I've posted the images online, in my account in the Gallery at Kevin Loch's BrickShelf.

Credits & Acknowledgements

If you frequent LUGNet's newsgroup on mecha-building, you may notice that the construction (body and articulation) of my LEGO Cthulhu was (heavily) inspired by Karim Nassar's FU/"Lightfoot" mecha.

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Digital photography courtesy of Greg Crisp.

 

 

 


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Version Date: 22 November 2001 . . . Last Updated: 30 August 2007
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