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#1 cole

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 10:12 PM

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I've been wanting to try somthing like this for quite a while, but only got around to it last night.

I made some small snow covered rocks and a frozen rebel, then stuck them onto some plastercene so they don't float. I put that into a plastic container filled with water then let it sit in the freezer overnight. To get the little beads of ice on the mountain part you have to take it out every now and then and spray a little water on it.

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I was a bit worried it might damage the bricks, but I can't see any warping or cracking.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 10:14 PM

Hmm. Nice looking, but I wouldn't risk it. Good Results with the rebel  :classic:
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 10:18 PM

Well thats something diffent, nice creative use there :)

It should be ok, what are you going to do with it? keep it in the freezer?
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:02 AM

Wow this is awsome, It's not often I like MOC's this much, but I REALLY  :wub:  this. Well done, very creative. I love the positioning of the rebel. The entire effect of the ice works great.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:28 AM

looks great but I dont know if thats good for the pieces :sceptic: . I really like the white face for the rebel and the little ice balls on the lego looks really good.

Great job on the whole moc and would like to see more of this technique

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:41 AM

Very nice... and funny: had a quite similar idea. i#m just waiting for my hoth set to arrive... wante to put a taun-taun in the freezer to make it look like in the film when it's covered with snow and ice. looks like i'm 5 days late...

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:42 AM

Nice moc. Will his brain be thawed out and implanted into a droid/clone? :tongue:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:43 AM

Ive done something similar to a $1  final-duel-2 Luke bought from bricklink.
Chuck it into a plastic bag filled with water and left it in the freezer.
Felt guilty about it months later, how could I have treated my precious minifigs to such torture !  :blush:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:11 PM

thats rely neat! :thumbup:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:31 PM

I like this technique. It's funny, and it would be cool if you made a large Hoth diorama using this little scene.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:23 PM

Very creative :thumbup: One suggestion would be to scratch the ice to make it look worn and torn

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:23 PM

Very nice and innovative.  Do let us know if you find any damage to the Lego.  I suspect heat will be a bigger worry than cold?  Going slightly off topic but I wonder what the temperature range for Lego pieces are.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:40 PM

It's been over a day and I see no damage to the bricks or minifig, so I think it should be safe as long as you don't do it too often.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:00 PM

View PostFumoffu, on Jul 27 2009, 11:23 AM, said:

Very nice and innovative.  Do let us know if you find any damage to the Lego.  I suspect heat will be a bigger worry than cold?  Going slightly off topic but I wonder what the temperature range for Lego pieces are.

An old catalog that I have from the late 80's recommends keeping Lego pieces under 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

Freezing the Lego fig is a very creative idea and it looks like it turned out nicely too. I wouldn't imagine that freezing a figure would do much damage. I'd be more interested to see how the figure was after it thawed, i.e. is it more brittle etc.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:09 AM

Poor little rebel :sad: Nice work.Maybe I'll try the ice trick :wink: .
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:48 AM

View PostDestroydacre, on Jul 28 2009, 12:00 AM, said:

Freezing the Lego fig is a very creative idea and it looks like it turned out nicely too. I wouldn't imagine that freezing a figure would do much damage. I'd be more interested to see how the figure was after it thawed, i.e. is it more brittle etc.

Why do I now have a strange compulsion to try this with a Han Solo minifg?  :tongue:
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:07 AM

View PostAndyC, on Jul 28 2009, 12:48 PM, said:

Why do I now have a strange compulsion to try this with a Han Solo minifg?  :tongue:

Hahaha.  That's funny.  Actually if you get some really dark colour water (probably not coffee or coke since that I suspect that will really damage your minifig) and freeze that in a block with Han in it ... we might get the effect we want.  That will beat the printed brick that we have to live with currently.

Using this technique I think we can create an awesome Wampa Cave scene.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 05:00 AM

Freezing my figs right now :)
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:13 AM

HAHA :laugh:  Nice technique :thumbup:  :wub:
This looks like a very good idea for Hoth scenes :thumbup:
I'll have to try it when I can bring myself to freeze Han :cry_sad:  :laugh:

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 06:50 PM

Great idea, too bad you couldn't get a bigger piece of ice, but I understand with the freezer only being so big.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 02:47 PM

I like this technique a lot. It would be nice on a big scale but like others said it is hard due to the size of freezers. Anyway I like it a lot and I might have to try this myself.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:24 PM

View PostFumoffu, on Jul 28 2009, 02:07 AM, said:

Hahaha.  That's funny.  Actually if you get some really dark colour water (probably not coffee or coke since that I suspect that will really damage your minifig) and freeze that in a block with Han in it ... we might get the effect we want.  That will beat the printed brick that we have to live with currently.
Just find some way to dye the water black, and it would work perfectly. I would try to build a little (4 stud wide, one brick thick, one brick taller than a minifig) case out of bricks, then set Han in it with arms pointing outward, (maybe detach arms for desired pose?) and freeze.
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:00 AM

Could always use some paint with the water... you could probably make a case with those transparent bricks to make sure the water with paint in it doesn't get inside and risk coloring the fig.. if it'd color it that is.. not sure.. got to try this sometime. :pir_laugh2: And... Perhaps this might be a way to preserve Minifigures and other small pieces in mint condition. ;)

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 06:57 PM

That looks very good. I love how to rebel is right underneath the snowtroopers.

Be careful with ice though. It can cause lego to crack.  :hmpf_bad:



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