Friday, June 28, 2013


We attempted to recreate the cover of Dinotopia. Daniel mainly worked on minifigures, while I did the dinosaurs and architecture. You should be able to click these to see more detail.

This is what we were attempting to more or less reproduce:

This is shot from a similar angle. I like the tambourine and other details Daniel gave the figures. The Parasaurolophus is just a tauntaun. 

This one shows the visual joke that our sauropod is much too large to fit through our triumphal arch. Gurney's original is based on the arch of triumph outside the Louvre. The dinosaur is looking back wondering how he managed to squeeze through that.

These are supposed to be like the Elgin marbles, I guess, except dinosaur themed.

A top view just so you can see how it is laid out. The green circle piece is the door to Bag End.

You can see here how we attached the little arms on our Struthiomimus. 


  1. Hi Daniel & Doug!
    Great work on this Dinotopia piece! I found the link from James Gurney's blog. It looks so authentic. You guys really did an awesome job coming up with creative uses for the different pieces. I've been a fan of Lego since I was a little guy, and I'm 22 now! It's great to see you guys just enjoying working with the art form that is Lego!
    Keep up the fabulous work!
    All the best,

  2. I love the fact that you used a tauntaun.

  3. Clever design for the capitals on the columns!