Classic-Castle.com


The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Open message to The LEGO Company. We make no guarantee that anyone from LEGO will actually read them, let alone respond!

More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby Kev » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:12 am

After playing with my new CMF pretzel girl in Series 11, I realized what was wrong with the CMF female elf warrior, and female viking warrior. The use of the 'wedge' skirt piece really transformed them from playable action figures to boring statues compared with the male figs.

The problem seems to be that while you wanted the minfigs to be clearly female, you were worried that with regular legs, they might too easily be confused with the males. That left us with somewhat boring 'statues'. Now if you took the skirt design of the pretzel girl, or other past figs, and just lengthened it and designed in the appropriate slits for free movement, you'd have both an unmistakably female figure, and a much more fun action toy.
User avatar
Kev
Artisan
 
Posts: 296
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2003 9:21 pm

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby Aeridian » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:10 am

That's a great idea and solution! Yeah, I tend to just switch the dresses out with regular legs for the female warriors. But it's not the same as having a long movable skirt for them to fight in. I agree and hope Lego makes more skirt designs.
~ Ductus Exemplo ~
Flickr
User avatar
Aeridian
Councilor
 
Posts: 1056
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:55 am
Location: A wanderer, for home is where the food is good and the company is better.

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby mpoh98 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:48 pm

Wow fantastic idea! That would be awesome!
Image
Image
Mocpages, Flickr, Brickshelf
Philippians 4:13
User avatar
mpoh98
Master
 
Posts: 1756
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:33 am
Location: Lenfald of Roawia

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby SSchmidt » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:41 am

After getting the Bavarian girl today, I strongly support this. We could have dress skirts, peasant skirts, and even battle skirts. There are a lot of different options to choose from.
PSN: SSchmidt-
Image
Image
User avatar
SSchmidt
Councilor
 
Posts: 1179
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:53 am
Location: A pilgrim passing through Roawia

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby Karalora » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:15 pm

Would any of our custom cape manufacturers be willing to experiment with designs? Since they already have the right kind of fabric, I mean.
Karalora
Journeyman
 
Posts: 409
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:22 pm
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby Quickblade22 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:49 pm

Great idea of course. I made the comment when Series 11 was announced that I thought it was odd that the Pretzel Girl had a cloth skirt while other minifigs in the set had printed ones. I think this is a great opportunity for custom cloth makers and reached out to Capemadness a while back about doing this. I think it's only a matter of time, and with the 3 or 4 individuals on this site alone experimenting with fabric, the probability is pretty good. :)
Chief Smithy of Brick Forge
I buy LEGO, I play with LEGO, therefore LEGO are not for children, they are for me!
User avatar
Quickblade22
22 times da man
 
Posts: 999
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:04 am
Location: Classic-Castle.....err New Castle, PA

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby Kev » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:43 am

The printing thing is key. The Pretzel girl is white & black, but there's no reason they couldn't add a third (or even more) color in there, which should be enough for most designs. I'm really excited by the idea of skirts split in the front or back, and ones with the hem cut on the bias or at an angle. They could really add to the look.
User avatar
Kev
Artisan
 
Posts: 296
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2003 9:21 pm

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby mencot » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:31 pm

Great idea and I would also support and want this and that some customs would make these.
And if TLG would see and notice then that this is something that is needed and wanted they would take the cloth skirts one step or many and improve the design further :D
Sir Mencot Paladin and rogue
ImageImageImage
Flickr
User avatar
mencot
Twifealdlic Builder
 
Posts: 1179
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:28 am
Location: Den of unforgotten heros

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby Sir Erathor » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:12 pm

Bit late, but I think this is a really good idea. The 'brick' legs/skirts can have some nice printing on them, but I agree that a lot of female figs need new, flexible skirts. I do still like having the usual legs for long dresses e.g. for princesses.
For the Glory of Loreos!
Flickr|MOCpages|The Brick Tavern
Image Image
User avatar
Sir Erathor
Man-At-Arms
 
Posts: 877
Joined: Tue May 14, 2013 4:25 pm
Location: Glorious Loreos

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby Aeridian » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:22 am

I'm really happy that they made this version of Leia with a cloth skirt, I just wish it wasn't in such an expensive set. :?
Image
~ Ductus Exemplo ~
Flickr
User avatar
Aeridian
Councilor
 
Posts: 1056
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:55 am
Location: A wanderer, for home is where the food is good and the company is better.

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby Lil_Curt » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:55 am

Yes it is an expensive but oh the possibilitys with the trees! I plan to get one soon.

Curt
So Many Hobbies So Little Time....
Come Visit me on Facebook @ Atavistic Creations
User avatar
Lil_Curt
Archer
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:21 pm
Location: Thornton, CO

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby SSchmidt » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:26 pm

That Leia figure is incredible, and has great possibilities with any of our LCC factions or castle sets. Either way, that cloth skirt shows there are many different ways they can incorporate the skirt. Thank you for posting that Aeridian!
PSN: SSchmidt-
Image
Image
User avatar
SSchmidt
Councilor
 
Posts: 1179
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:53 am
Location: A pilgrim passing through Roawia

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby Lil_Curt » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:58 am

Biggest problem i have with her is she is a fleshy! I still dont like fleshys much. But her head and hands can be replaced. The legs however, i havent seen straight yellow legs for a while. Plus remember all the ewokes can be used too. Just replace the heads.
So Many Hobbies So Little Time....
Come Visit me on Facebook @ Atavistic Creations
User avatar
Lil_Curt
Archer
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:21 pm
Location: Thornton, CO

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby mpoh98 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:40 pm

That is a really nice fig. The cloth skirt to me just could come lower, and less jagged.
Image
Image
Mocpages, Flickr, Brickshelf
Philippians 4:13
User avatar
mpoh98
Master
 
Posts: 1756
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:33 am
Location: Lenfald of Roawia

Re: More cloth skirts for female 'action' minfigs!

Postby Kev » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:12 am

That Leia is nice! I hadn't seen that. Hopefully it's a sign of the direction Lego will be going in the future. No more statues!
User avatar
Kev
Artisan
 
Posts: 296
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2003 9:21 pm

Next

Return to Dear LEGO

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest