This model shows the complexity that can be achieved by using a shaping method as simple as extrusion, and was made with a Thomas the Tank Engine extrusion toy. The toy is used to extrude strips of playstuff using four different extrusion templates, with each template giving a different shape of extruded material. The strips are then cut into different lengths to make the model. Made by Rachel Titcombe of Bluebird Toys (UK) Ltd.
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