2013 (ICHIBAN TOYS SET)
MATERIALS: 163 LEGO pieces + copper-core wiring
DESIGNER'S COMMENTS: This is the fourth version of the Tripod kit I have developed. I based it on the machines in the 2005 film "War of the Worlds". With each version, my main challenge has been to reduce the weight of the "head" thus making it easier for the model to stand securely on its thin legs. This design really cut down the weight. And then I made it more organic looking by using copper-core electrical wiring as the "tentacles".