Classic-Castle.com


The source for all your LEGO Castle needs!

Dungeons & Dragons custom minifigs including Drizzt

Discussion of custom parts made for the Castle Theme

Dungeons & Dragons custom minifigs including Drizzt

Postby AmperZand » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:29 am

I don't know if pictures of these customs can be posted here as I have made use of what some consider verboten parts. I'm not into 'heavy' modding, only 'light' modding such as cutting capes. I have wanted to create a Drizzt minifig for years, but because of my aversion to heavy modding, there was no way of doing it until recently when suitable head and hair pieces became available.

Sorry about the rubbish photography by the way.

Questions, comments or thoughts about these minifigs?

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/AmperZand/Fantasy/dnd_drizzt__gruumsh_champ_mimic_guen.jpg

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/AmperZand/Fantasy/dnd_drizzt_gruumsh_champ.jpg
My Brickshelf Gallery: www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=182210

From Family Guy:
Peter: "You've got Legos? Cool! Lois only gets me Mega Bloks."
Lois: "It's the same thing."
Peter: "No, it isn't."
User avatar
AmperZand
Apprentice
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:30 pm
Location: In a LEGO castle far, far away...

Re: Dungeons & Dragons custom minifigs including Drizzt

Postby andhe » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:08 am

I'm not familiar with the characters, but am interested in what you've done with the Kreo pieces.

What's the quality like? And how well do the parts connect with lego minifigs?
Less talking, more MOCing.
User avatar
andhe
Barber-Surgeon
 
Posts: 580
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:19 pm
Location: UK

Re: Dungeons & Dragons custom minifigs including Drizzt

Postby Quickblade22 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:07 pm

I saw these at TRU recently and wondered how some parts are attached. Is the hair removable and usable on minifigs? I might be tempted just enough to buy a small set.
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: 1002
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:04 am
Location: Classic-Castle.....err New Castle, PA

Re: Dungeons & Dragons custom minifigs including Drizzt

Postby mpoh98 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:59 pm

Wow, those are interesting. Like Andhe, I am not familiar with the characters, but they look cool. :)
Mocpages, Flickr
Support Huckleberry Finn on Lego Ideas!
Philippians 4:13
User avatar
mpoh98
Justiciar
 
Posts: 1898
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:33 am
Location: Lenfald of Roawia

Re: Dungeons & Dragons custom minifigs including Drizzt

Postby animmortal » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:39 pm

Awesome work! I like it, I especially like the chest!
User avatar
animmortal
Villein
 
Posts: 47
Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:40 am

Re: Dungeons & Dragons custom minifigs including Drizzt

Postby AmperZand » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:20 pm

andhe wrote:I'm not familiar with the characters, but am interested in what you've done with the Kreo pieces.

What's the quality like? And how well do the parts connect with lego minifigs?


The characters
Drizzt is a dark elf hero created by R.A. Salvatore. He has appeared in a number of novels and graphic novels. Some of the former have sold very well, appearing in the NY Times best-seller list. The character has a magical black panther as a companion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drizzt_Do'Urden My favourite online illustration of Drizzt is this one: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Drizzt-Do-Urden-312995209.

Gruumsh in the Forgotten Realms world of D&D is the deity of orcs (and goblins, I think). He only has one eye and his most ardent followers blind themselves in one eye as a sign of their devotion.

The chest with teeth is a D&D monster called a mimic. As its name suggests, it can take different shapes, often appearing as a chest to lure the unwary.

Kre-o parts
As for Kre-o, the parts are pretty good quality. The print/paint-work is not quite up to LEGO standards, but the quality of the plastic and the moulding specs are quite high. Clutch power is fine.

The Kre-o minifigs, called Kreons, are more articulated than LEGO minifigs but are butt ugly, especially their arms and legs which is why I only used the head and hair pieces in the Drizzt and Champion of Gruumsh minifigs pictured at the links in my opening post.

Kre-o head, hair, body wear, weapons, shields and brick pieces are 100% compatible with LEGO in both directions, e.g. you can use a Kreon head on a LEGO minifig or a LEGO head on a Kreon. However, the Kre-o torsos, arms, legs and pauldrons are not compatible and I can't see an easy way of making them fit without considerable heavy modding. You can use LEGO pauldrons on a Kreon.

Note that the weapons and armour of the minifigs in the linked pictures are neither Kre-o nor LEGO.

Quickblade22 wrote:I saw these at TRU recently and wondered how some parts are attached. Is the hair removable and usable on minifigs? I might be tempted just enough to buy a small set.


Yes, the hair is removable and usable on LEGO minifigs. You can buy Drizzt and the tree as one set and the Champion of Gruumsh and mimic (chest) as another. Other Kreons are available singly in so-called blind packs. I say "so-called" because a code on the back of the packet identifies the contents. The codes can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1slaI31-RLU
My Brickshelf Gallery: www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=182210

From Family Guy:
Peter: "You've got Legos? Cool! Lois only gets me Mega Bloks."
Lois: "It's the same thing."
Peter: "No, it isn't."
User avatar
AmperZand
Apprentice
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:30 pm
Location: In a LEGO castle far, far away...

Re: Dungeons & Dragons custom minifigs including Drizzt

Postby athronieth » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:06 pm

I am a fan of Salvatore's books with Drizzt and this is a nice rendition of the character. The head and hair have always been the toughest aspects to match. This white hair works pretty well, but if I recall correctly the dark elves in those books are actually black-skinned. I understand the dark gray works better in terms of facial features (I use light gray myself). Have you tried a black-skinned version?
User avatar
athronieth
Laborer
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:01 pm
Location: Teluumenarda, Where Earth Meets Sky

Re: Dungeons & Dragons custom minifigs including Drizzt

Postby AmperZand » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:20 pm

athronieth wrote:I am a fan of Salvatore's books with Drizzt and this is a nice rendition of the character. The head and hair have always been the toughest aspects to match. This white hair works pretty well, but if I recall correctly the dark elves in those books are actually black-skinned. I understand the dark gray works better in terms of facial features (I use light gray myself). Have you tried a black-skinned version?


You're absolutely right that in D&D and the Forgotten Realms where the Drizzt stories are set, dark elves have pitch black skin. But, as you suggest, if you used black parts for the minifig, the print would have to be a contrasting colour such as white and that in my view looks strange. Given a choice between dark bluish grey with black print (which is what the Kre-o head is) and black plastic with white print, I prefer the former. It's more aesthetically pleasing even if it takes greater artistic licence. Most of my minifigs have yellow skin colour, so I'm already taking liberties when it comes to skin tone. Making Drizzt dark bluish grey seems pretty venial in light of that. :)
My Brickshelf Gallery: www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=182210

From Family Guy:
Peter: "You've got Legos? Cool! Lois only gets me Mega Bloks."
Lois: "It's the same thing."
Peter: "No, it isn't."
User avatar
AmperZand
Apprentice
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:30 pm
Location: In a LEGO castle far, far away...


Return to Castle Customs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest