Meet Chompy, the fantastical, automagical, Lego-compatible, fully-assembled, fully-articulated, all-terrain robot alligator!
Featuring 20 points of articulation.
The legs move, the feet turn, body bends, tail rotates and swings, head tilts and turns, mouth chomps, and eyes even turn.
His back side features a pair of 2x6 sets of studs, for firmly securing passengers and cargo.
One Plate-One Print
Chompy prints folded up so that he can fit on even the smallest print beds. But once he climbs off the platform, he unfolds to a whopping 10 inches from snout to tail. Why not print one today?
Edit - 9/26/14 I uploaded a new stl with improved ankles so the feet move easier and are less likely to break off.
Edit - 10/20/14 Uploaded another version with improved joints to make him better, faster, and stronger. Also adds a more flexible tail with additional Lego studs for accessorization.
Check out the video https://youtu.be/_-foc1dz_Tc
No assembly required!
Simply print, wait for him to cool thoroughly, and remove the support material. Go slowly and carefully. There will be a good amount of support material and it will take some time to remove. To remove any material within the joints, carefully bend the joint until and the support will start to crunch and break away. It is important that he is cooled completely before performing this step, otherwise the parts will bend and he might break. After you move the joint back and forth a few times all the little bits of material will fall out. His mouth will probably be stuck shut at first. Insert a small screwdriver and pry it open, being careful not to break any teeth. To get the eyes to turn for the first time, you may need to wiggle them with a pliers. There may be a difficult-to-remove layer of support material on the roof of his mouth. Gently insert the tip of an exacto knife between his teeth and twist to pry it away.