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Topic: EGG-STER-MI-NATE! An Easter Egg Dalek  (Read 11804 times)
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« on: May 01, 2009 11:09:22 AM »

(Thanks to quicksilverjen for the title!!)


When I read about this challenge, I knew right away what I was going to make.  What a better use of bumpy Easter eggs than to make a dalek?
Daleks are evil creatures and the Doctor's biggest enemy in Dr Who.  They have a unique shell with knobbly bits all over, as seen here.
Here's a great 'anatomy of a dalek' page.  My dalek isn't quite so fully operational.   Wink

I made the dalek from 100% recycled parts.  The easter eggs were from the parish egg hunt, a plastic wastebin for the body, an old plastic tub for the head, a dried up glue-stick for the eye stick.  The silver and blue spray paint were the only bought materials.  I used every single leftover egg from the hunt, which was mostly bits of mismatched bottoms and tops.
First I gathered the materials:


Then I spraypainted the first bath of egg halves (the rounded, less pointy ends) blue for the body knobs, aka, the sensory globes.  This was a matte blue- it does not show well in the photo, but the combo of the matte blue with the super shiny silver looks pretty cool.



I spaypainted the body, arms, and head silver, and then covered the head with painter's tape in a checkerboard pattern, and spraypainted black.  Everything is hot glued on.

I made the 'arms' by hot gluing the other (pointier) ends together, and spraypainting silver. 




The 'feet' are made of black, round end easter eggs, as are the details- the 'eye' and 'hand,' for example.




I am really happy with this guy! Who knew such an evil creature could be so cute? 
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009 11:12:37 AM »

That's so awesome! I love Dr Who and those mischevious (and really scary) Daleks.

I would have honestly never in a million years thought easter egg = Dalek. Great job! Grin

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009 11:21:46 AM »

hehe, this is so cute!
You did an eggsalad job!
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009 11:30:26 AM »

EGGS-terminate!  EGGS-terminate! 

Words cannot eggs-press the sheer GLEE I felt at seeing this entry!  Dal-eggs FTW!
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009 11:43:34 AM »

This is very cool.  At first I thought it was tiny, like made out of one egg, then I saw how big it was!  I have no idea what this is, but you did a great job making it look like the one in the picture.  I do have a question though, why did you spray paint on that rug?  I'm hoping it was really old and crappy and in your garage?
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009 11:44:17 AM »

Your Dalek is Supreme!

OBEY! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009 11:48:28 AM »

This totally made my day! I looove Dr. Who! I'm hitting this rocks and voting for you!
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009 12:03:22 PM »

Ok, this is waaaay too cute.  I'm lovin' it.  Eggs-cellent job.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009 12:14:04 PM »

Excellent!
My son would love this.............  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009 12:56:07 PM »

 Grin  Thanks so much guys!  He was so fun to make!

EGGS-terminate!  EGGS-terminate! 

Words cannot eggs-press the sheer GLEE I felt at seeing this entry!  Dal-eggs FTW!

HOW did I not think to use this as a title???  Changing it now!

Oh, that rug is super old and gross and already had glue all over it.   
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009 03:14:04 PM »

To coin a phrase from Dr Who "Fantastic!"
I'll have to show my DH when he gets home.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009 03:33:06 PM »

Oh, that's brilliant!

True story: when I saw the image the first word that popped into my ind was "eggsterminate". Lo and behold, that's what the title was.

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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2009 05:34:45 PM »

What a great reproduction of the Dalek!
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2009 07:43:56 AM »

Eggsterminate?  Teehee.  You did an awesome job.  I love this.
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2009 01:24:18 PM »

Awesome way to spread the Dr. Who love!!! Way cool.
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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2009 04:16:33 PM »

hehe, he is cute!
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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2009 07:45:10 PM »

I am loving this.  The daleks are my favorite part of Doctor Who...
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2009 08:40:12 AM »

Oh, this is adorable!!! I love it!

About how tall is it?
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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2009 08:53:24 AM »

Eggsterminate!!! BRILLIANT!!!
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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2009 09:55:44 AM »

it's going to be tough voting but this is definitely up there in the top few.
gotta love daleks ... and amazing cleverness.
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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2009 10:15:40 AM »

I showed this to DH today. He's trying to figure out where he can still get enough eggs to make one for himself (and the kids)!
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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2009 03:29:55 PM »

There is nothing I love more than a good recycled Doctor Who craft. Really, I'm serious, I love it so much!
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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2009 04:32:49 PM »

Whoa momma! Nice work! :0)
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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2009 09:44:16 PM »

 Grin  Thanks guys.  He really was fun to make.  The world can always use a little more geekery in it...


Oh, this is adorable!!! I love it!

About how tall is it?

Oh, 25 inches?  Not tall.  For comparison, here he is, chillin' at home:

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with him.  Maybe use his arms to wind yarn?  The ultimate insult!
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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2009 05:14:03 AM »

Wow I never thought I'd see a dalek made of easter eggs again!  One time I let a friend of mine have my old easter eggs left over from my own art project (unfortionitly I don't have it anymore and I can't find the photos otherwise I would have entered this contest myself).  I think he made his dalek body out of paper mache though.
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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2009 04:32:32 PM »

Brilliant!
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« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2009 10:51:54 AM »

Wow I never thought I'd see a dalek made of easter eggs again!  One time I let a friend of mine have my old easter eggs left over from my own art project (unfortionitly I don't have it anymore and I can't find the photos otherwise I would have entered this contest myself).  I think he made his dalek body out of paper mache though.

I knew I couldn't be the only one who sees daleks when she sees Easter eggs!  I looked online for Easter Egg Daleks but couldn't find any. 
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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2014 10:42:52 AM »

I never in a million years would have thought to use those plastic eggs to make a Dalek!!  Excellent likeness!

I was even more impressed that you used them to make the arms!!
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