The JMBricklayer – Mechanical Octopus 70123 is the latest build from the company we have completed and this is one was more challenging than the Botanical money tree we recently done which took less time, however this build was fun and was great watching it come together over the few hours it took us to complete. This piece again has great detail in it and moving parts with some lighting effect which makes it stand out in any room in your house. Check the finished product below in the video for more and see the detail for yourself.
Half Mechanical Style
To adhere to the concept of mechanical creation, this octopus was designed to exhibit a half-natural, half-mechanized appearance, creating a unique and futuristic visual effect. The mechanized side goes beyond simple gears, rods, and axles, but features a simple representation of advanced mechanical components such as an energy engine on its head, a transmission system within its brain, and various electronic elements throughout its body. With intricate details and an overall design, one can almost feel the faint hum of machinery, and the joints of its tentacles begin to tremble slightly…
On the base with turbulent water waves, the octopus takes center stage, its presence awe-inspiring. Its head, a massive red transparent sac, gazes with wide, almost angered yellow eyes. Next to its eyeball, the siphon of the octopus stands out, forcefully expanding. Whether its red biological tentacles or the nimble mechanical ones, reach out in various directions into the air, each one asserting its power and dominance. One of the tentacles tightly captures a flying UFO, unable to escape the octopus’s grasp.
This octopus has a total of eight tentacles, four in its natural form and four mechanized. On the mechanical side, the tentacles are overall in a deep gray, with a bright green duct running along the sides. Adopting a multi-segment design allows each part to rotate freely.
On the natural side, you can better feel the tentacles’ robustness and strength. A small tentacle is hidden behind its brain, but the other three will quickly occupy your field of view, as if dancing in the air due to the rotating feature. The arrangement of red and beige colors distinguishes the inner and outer of tentacles, on the inner side, suckers tightly align and open naturally.
Inside the mechanical side of the octopus’s brain, the cerebral structure is exposed. The brainstem, tentacle nerves, and ocular nerves are revealed and appear more realistic with the help of detailed stickers. As the switch is turned, a soft azure glow emanates from the energy engine and cascades through the various brain structures, illuminating the inner workings with a mesmerizing radiance.
On the other side, through the transparent shell, glimpses of the internal structure can be seen. When the internal lights turn on, the glow travels along the conduits, you’ll see a distinct glowing line in a captivating way.
The flying UFO, fixed at the edge of the base, is circular with a white body. Along the edges, fluorescent green ducts wind around it, adding a futuristic touch. At the center, there’s a deep blue cockpit, through its transparent cover, you can catch a tantalizing glimpse of the spacecraft’s inner workings and its simple yet efficient layout.
In the distant future, Earth faces an invasion from extraterrestrial beings, and humanity develops half-mechanical organisms to fight back. Amidst the turbulent waters of the sea, the half-mechanical octopus engages in a fierce battle against the UFO. It ended with the UFO being caught by tentacles, which attributes to the octopus’s biological intelligence and enhanced attack capabilities through mechanization.
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