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Lego marine creatures

In the summer issue of Wildlife Watch magazine we challenged you to build us a UK sea creature for your chance to win one of five pairs of Wildlife Trust Opticron binoculars.  

 

You sent in some beauties! There were dolphins and whales, crabs and sea snails, seabirds, sharks, worms and anemones.

 

And the winners are.....

 

Angler fish

 

Angler fish
By Levi Warnes (aged 8) from Dorset

These weird-looking fish live at the bottom of the deep ocean out in the Atlantic and use a light at the end of a special feeler on their head to tempt unsuspecting prey close to their mouth. Levi has captured their eerie look perfectly – we love it!

 

 

 

 

crab

 

 

Crab
By Annie Smithard (aged 5) from Derby

The sunny beach scenery made Annie’s crab really stand out from the crowd. We liked the clever use of those little clicky-together pieces for the legs and its cool eye stalks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puffin

Puffin
By Ben Sheppard (aged 10) from Hampshire

Is there a more colourful seabird to make out of Lego? Ben’s puffin is instantly recognisable and looks great in flight. Look at its little feet sticking out behind it! Ben even sent in another picture of it flying high over a beach of Lego surfers.

 

 

 

Squid

 

 

 

Squid
By Alex Chapman (aged 12) from Dorset

The patterns on this squid are really eye-catching and the tentacles are very realistic. It even has two large eyes on each side of its body to help it see in the dark depths of the sea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oystercatcher

 

 

Oystercatcher
By Joseph Hindmarch (aged 9) from Derbyshire

We absolutely loved Joseph’s oystercatcher as soon as we saw it. It’s got the long beak, the careful balance and the wiggly worm dinner of a real oystercatcher, and if you look closely it even has special feet pieces!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judges’ other favourites



Leafy Sea Dragon

 

 

Leafy sea dragon
By Owen Taylor (aged 11) from Yorkshire

Ok, so this isn’t a UK species, but I still loved it! Sea dragons are beautifully camouflaged fish which are related to seahorses, and they look just like this!
Amy Lewis, Judge and Editor of Wildlife Watch magazine

 

 

 

 

 

Kittiwake

 

 

 

 

Kittiwake
By James Jobson (aged 10) from Newcastle upon Tyne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ragworms

 

 

 

Ragworms
By Amber Hoare (aged 6) from London

Amber’s choice of ragworm is inspired!  I particularly like they’ve been placed in their natural environment.  A hungry bird or fish could move in at any moment to take advantage of these tasty treats!
Anna Guthrie, Judge

 

 

 

 

Minke whale

 

 

 

Minke whale
By Lily Hobday (aged 10) from Gloucestershire

The design of this whale has been well thought out, from its colour to its flume and fins for swimming. Its blowhole is also very fun - be careful not to get sprayed!
Emma Websdale, Judge

 

 

 

 

 

Thornback Ray

 

 

 

 

Thornback ray
By Matthew Cross (aged 10) from Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hammerhead shark

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hammerhead shark
By Laurie Carthew (aged 5) from Somerset

I really loved the design of Laurie’s hammerhead shark and think he’s absolutely captured the character. I’m waiting for it to start moving its head from side to side and swim away!
Anna Guthrie, Judge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shore crab

 

 

 

 

Shore crab
By Louis Marsden (aged 6) from Cheltenham

This shore crab looks ready for action. With alert eyes and a hard, stealthy shell he is ready to tackle any challenge. Amazing work!
Emma Websdale, Judge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We've also created a gallery of all the entries, check them out here:


 


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