This creature also belongs to Nintendo's best-selling franchise and first made its appearance as Mario's ride.
After Mario was finished I was asked to build yet another Nintendo character.
Because of its gravity defying nature ( think classic T-Rex pose ) I was considering working with lead counterweights in his duck-like tail.
At second sight this would make Yoshi cumbersome and uneasy to handle, not to mention the nasty balance exercise while building. Recollecting the basic principles of physics - an object will topple once its plumb line falls outside of its base of support - and setting aside my purist LEGO convictions ( do not alter LEGO pieces ) I decided to go for a bold new approach.
To prevent Yoshi from falling flat on his face I expanded the base of support by crafting a plastic disc ( 25cm radius ). Next I cut up a large 48x48 studs LEGO base plate to match the contours of Yoshi's foot soles and glued them onto the plastic base of support.
Yoshi was commissioned by the Game House.