Martian Tripod War Machine, 10-28" (smoke detector cover, stove drip pan, vending capusles, armored cable, antennas, flashing LED balls, etc.)
I've been wanting to build a "War of the Worlds" style tripod for some time now. In fact, this thing sat unfinished on my shelf for almost a year waiting for inspiration to hit me so I could finish it. It was worth the wait! With it's positionable telescoping legs, this guy can be posed at any height in any position (within reason, of course). The bottom LED ball makes these really cool alien patterns on the surface underneath.
Check out this video of it's light show.
Martian Tripod War Machine demo