I realized that my Magnofigures (of which I still have to post the SW figures ), while having a lot of articulation, are a dying breed thanks to the lack of availability, variety and colours in the technic figure elements. Since these figures are the same scale as the famous Miniland figures, I decided to try this scale.
The world of Miniland is quite different from what I'm used to (mainly minifigs), but I'm beginning to prefer the Miniland figures over minifigures. One important reason is that, due to their size, basic parts are used instead of specialised parts. This means they are available in a lot more colours, and so the possibilities are vastly enlarged.
For my first figure, I based myself on my Frollo action figure and the head design of my magnofigures. (I don't like the square heads Miniland figures usually have.) The build was fun, and I was able to finish it quite rapidly. But since I don't have the purple parts, I won't be able to post him until I get the parts. (I redesigned him on LDD to use the parts palet that's available at the moment in purple. Sadly, some connections won't work on LDD so he doesn't look good enough to post.)
I had a lot of fun designing several figures on LDD (due to lack of physical parts), mostly Disney characters. The only one I've 'finished' so far is Empereur Napoléon I Bonaparte:
It's a work in progress though, as I'm redesigning the legs and feet. Most Miniland legs are either on the front or back stud, which looks unnatural. I'm trying to design the legs so that the lower legs are in the middle of the upper leg, and that the parts used are common enough in a wide variety of colours.
So that's it for the moment, comments and criticism are appreciated as always. This thread will be regularly updated.
Edited by Rufus, 12 August 2011 - 05:41 PM.