The Chameleon 70124 is a collaboration between JMBricklayer and TopToy.
Moves and Poses
The chameleon’s body hugs a tree trunk, while its head lifts slightly and its tail coils like a spring, poised for action. Suddenly, a beautiful butterfly flutters by, and in a split second, the chameleon’s tongue shoots out, capturing it with precision.
The mechanical side has various intricate pieces, forming a coordinated whole. Joints are linked using a simple but effective ball socket connection. Also, there are tiny fluid pistons and air actuator cleverly built into the structure. They can imitate the movements of muscles, so that the mechanical chameleon has good motion and control.
Crystal Shell Design
The other side is covered by crystal shells with a layer of iridescent color. The surface is engraved with tiny textures as if a few gemstones are embedded on the chameleon’s body. The shells change their colors and textures to match the surroundings, helping the chameleon blend in perfectly.
Neon Transport System
The system consists of a transparent light tube and multiple pipes. By activating the switch, the neon tube lights up in a dazzling green glow, and it begins to transport the color-changing particles to the crystal shells for camouflage.
Flexible Hunting Tongue
The tongue is a long, transparent tube that curves gracefully in deep blue. This is a powerful tool for the chameleon to catch prey. It grabs flying insects with sticky liquid at the tip of the tongue, then swallows them to absorb their energy.
Intelligent Detection Sensors
Equipped with smart sensors, the chameleon’s eyeball is able to rotate freely. This helps it to detect and analyze creatures and the environment nearby. By adjusting the eyeball from different angles, the mechanical being can express various emotions like “happy”, “sad”, or “lost in thought”.
There are four sharp spikes on its back, they can quickly stand up as a display of intimidation when the creature encounters enemies or searches for food in the jungle. The spiky armor serve to protect and deter potential threats.
Mech-inspired Coiled Tail
With a segmented structure, the tail not only looks lifelike but also allows for flexible interactions. It aids the chameleon in rapid strikes and ensures stability in various ecological settings.
Rainforest Inspired Base
The base where the chameleon habitats represents the diverse rainforest environment. It features tangled brown branches with huge leaves stretched out and hanging vines down to the ground. The surface is covered with shining green grass and decorated with ferns and tropical flowers.
The Design Inspiration
Step into a future world where mechanical creations are everywhere. They combine engineering and advanced technology to create new beings with both biological features and mechanical abilities. The mechanical creation project keeps producing amazing results, and Chameleon 70124 is designed based on the outstanding invention–half mechanical chameleon.
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