I just had to share some photos of Lucas's latest project. This is a poseable wooden dinosaur he created from assorted sizes of dowels and balls. Beveled cuts on the dowels and strong elastic cord threaded through the center of all the pieces allow the dinosaur to move and be posed. He found instructions for this project in a recent Popular Mechanics magazine.
This particular dinosaur is for a little nephew's birthday, but as you can see from the pics, Lucas and I had great fun posing and photoing him!