I like to refer to the creations by Dogod (Ian Hou) as LEGO sculptures and not just mocs or builds as I feel they have a distinct organic style that transcends the usual MOCs that I’ve come across over the years.
His latest project commemorates the Year of the Tiger which is the next Zodiac animal to lord over the following 48 weeks of the Lunar New Year.
Ian’s “stretching tiger” LEGO sculpture captures perfectly the apex of feline comfortability in mid stretch. It is a testament of his building ability to continue the direction of the stripes as well as to maintaining a smooth blend of bricks from torso to paw.
The use of the mixel heads along with the knit cap headgear gives the tiger’s face a unique expression.
I really do appreciate his attention to details as even most of the anti-studs are covered up giving the pose a very rounded and organic look.
What I love about this sculpture (and most of Ian’s other works) is that it is in captured mid action. Most LEGO mocs are usually in a static pose but this tiger is forever frozen in motion which is a refreshing way to present it.
And of course, any LEGO tiger sculpture would be remiss without being anatomically correct so this lovely model not only comes with the sphincter but a pair of gonads as well.