Kid Flare - Young Master of Fire
Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:10 PM
Link to Flickr set
Cost of the Minifig:
Aviator Helmet, Black = $0.44 Standard
Helmet Visor, Trans-Black = $0.06
Black Torso Plain = $0.58
Red Arms, Left & Right = $0.31
Black Hands, x2: $0.30 X 2 = $0.60
Short Legs, Black = $1.09
Standard Cape Cloth = $1.91 (custom cut and printed)
Flame Print Stickers from Set# 7993 - $14.99
Total Cost of Custom Minifig (without weapons) = $19.98
Weapon & Gadgets Cost:
Trans-orange 1x1 round plate, x 4: $0.04 x 4 = $0.16
Weapon Ray Gun, Pearl Light Grey = $0.82
Flame piece, x 3: $0.09 x 3 = $0.27
CMS4 Skate Board - $0.62 (custom-cut, removed wheel clips)
Megaphone, Black, x 2: $0.11 x 2 = $0.22
Lightsaber Hilt, Metallic Silver, x 2: $1.19 x 2 = $2.38 1x1
Plate = $0.08 1x1
Plate, modified with clip light = $0.04
Total Cost of Weapons/Gadgets Parts = $4.59
Grand Total Cost = $24.57
Note: All prices are average Bricklink prices in the last six months.
Inspiration Behind the Entry:
I was not really intending to enter the other categories in this contest aside from the Category A entry that I did, but I was really impressed by some of the great entries so far that inspired me to take a shot at the Build-a-Hero category. For this category, I wanted to create an out-of-the-box character that deviates from the cookie-cutter format of "dark characters with a tragic past and seeks revenge in life" but still would somehow fit in the Batman universe. So I created a character based on a kid genius who always seeks to positively contribute to Gotham City. Admittedly, he isn't the normally physically strong protagonist that we're used to, but more in the mold of Teen Titan Robin. But despite Kid Flare's diminutive stature, no one can question his big heart to help Gotham City in anyway that he can.
Thanks for looking! C & C's are always welcome!
Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:03 AM
Much like the character compensating his youth and relative 'weakness' with intellectual genius and high-tech gadgetry to be an effective hero, I also had to give the relatively plain fig some custom (cool?) gadgets to spice up the overall look.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:23 AM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:05 AM
LEGO answer: I don't have a "young kid with nerdy glasses" fleshie head so I used this yellow one.
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The Moors are very many. Around him close they drew,
They did not pierce his armor, though they laid on him strokes of power.
-The Lay of the Cid
Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:33 PM
New heroes battle new villains!
Good day, ladies and gentlemen! )
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:46 AM
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