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Quetzalcoatl: the original feathered dinosaur?

Recent developments in paleontology seem to suggest that dinosaurs may have sported feathers rather than scales. They should have checked with the Aztecs (or Mayans) – they knew all about feathered reptiles like Quetzalcoatl (or Kukulkan) long ago. And Flickr builder Mr Youm knows all about bringing them to life in LEGO form! The ‘feathers’ in this case are mostly leaves, in actual fact, but the effect is phenomenal. The headdress is equally eye-catching. And speaking of eyes – how about the peepers on this fella? The use of a minifigure ice-pick as the slit pupil is inspired!

Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent