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?
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