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Brickbuilt figs by various

Postby Bruce N H » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:07 am

Hey all,

Someone asked if you can build a custom fig for the CCC out of standard parts, as opposed to painting, decals, sculpy and the like. One thing you might want to consider is that you can use a number of creative techniques to construct figs, rather than simply putting together legs, torso, head and accessories. I've gathered a number of examples:

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Starting at the bottom center, Jeremiah VanderMark actually built this knight templar for a space MOC back in 2004, but give him a sword rather than a laser and he'd fit perfectly in one of our scenes. In the gallery you can see how he's made.

On the bottom right, Mike Crowley, aka CountBlockula, has built a number of what he calls BrickFA figs. In that gallery you can see how these are constructed using stick shifts.

In a similar vein, Tony Sava made this beserker, inspired by a design by Moko.

In the fall of 2007, the ever-creative Michael Jasper showed how you can use technic balls to make Francis Drake's pantaloons, a technique more recently used in Kris Kelvin's wonderful imperial barracks.

At the start of this year, Tanotrooper came up with a design using a T-bar to connect legs that he dubbed TTfigs. He's built figs from many eras, including several medieval figs, including the black knight above.

Inspired by Tanotrooper, Boses soon after posted a clockwork knight (upper left above), which is all constructed below the neck.

At about the same time, MrTS was frustrated by the lack of poseability of stubbies, and came up with an independent design of moveable dwarf legs.

Anyway, there you go. You can still be a purist and come up with lots of creative ideas for making new figs.

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Postby medieval_total_lego » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:48 am

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Postby Aliencat » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:41 pm

Hey I had never even seen half of these before. Those are some very interesting techniques used :)
I'll bookmark this thread rightaway for future reference.
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:25 am

bookmarked! while I have seen a lot of these, a few were new to me. I 'specially love the pantaloons, and may have to make a will shakespeare fig. :wink:
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Postby Ye Olde Republic » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:26 pm

Hoo boy! That hockey armour actually looks pretty decent, I wonder what it would look like with some deco on it. Could work for a tournament tunic?

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Postby Tanotrooper » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:32 pm

I'm honoured to be posted on the CC frontpage :D

I see some techniques I haven't seen yet, certainly worth the look and try.
(most techniques seem to related to each other in some way don't they?)

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Postby marbri » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:26 pm

:D The first knight is very nicely done, it reminds me of a sardine tin :lol: .
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Postby Aliencat » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:46 pm

These are also worth checking out:

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Re: Brickbuilt figs by various

Postby Bruce N H » Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:47 pm

Hey,

Not a castle fig, but this is a technique I'd not seen before. Perhaps someone could use this for something more theme-appropriate. By Wojciech Scrat:

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Re: Brickbuilt figs by various

Postby LegoLord. » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:12 pm

Cool thanks for sharing.
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