As a child I would make little robots and creatures out of various springs, wires, and electronic bits, so this contest naturally called to me.
I was first inspired by the Cat Beasts design from the movie with its skull that acted as a shell for mechanical components. An acorn was chosen as Churchkeys shell with a spinal column of nuts and BBs. Its eyes are gears taken from an old film camera. The legs are made of sunglass arms and its tail is curled wire. Churchkey stands 4.5 inches tall.