Spiderman Vs Venom.. I'd never had the chance to buy the sets before they were out of production, and the new official set from Lego looks simple enough to DIY
Another missing gap for my Toy story collection was Mr and Mrs Potato Head, and Slinky Dog. I think Lego couldnt get the licence rights to reproduce them. But one can always DIY! I sculpted them from putty onto normal torsos. Arms became ears, and I used shorter dwarf legs. Slinky was simply converted from a normal dog, by adding round features to the head, and painting the spring.
Then I began my challenge, making Predator minifigs..
I sculpted putty onto normal Lego helmets, and used a lot of armor pieces from brickwarriors (Once again thanks Thrash, this was from the 1st prize, put to good use I hope!)
the back view
Then, I might as well customise one of my all time (if not anytime) favourtie cartoons while growing up, TMNT.. Was old enough to catch the 1st season back in '87. Good times after school!
While most of the current generation of Lego afols and kids have fun with Ninjago, I go Ninja Turtles.
This is the WIP - as you can see most of the heads have putty sculpted on the get the correct shapes
Utility belt is from brickforge, if I remember. I filled up the front to allow the initials to be painted.
Raphael has Sai from brickforge as well. Michaelangelo's nanchucks are DIY.
Back view. Shells are made from boat bottom hull pieces. Bandanas are painted 'flame' pieces.
Master Splinter and April O Neil - both have sculpted heads and hair. Hand painted Torsos...
The baddies! Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady. Shredder uses a normal samurai helmet that has putty strips added. Rocksteady has an army helmet, and ammo belt from Brickwarrior. Bebop's head is completely scratchbuilt, except for the spectacles, which are from official Lego goggles!
Char Aznable, the main antagonist from Gundam 0079..
This is the 1st iteration. I added putty and plastic card to a castle helmet.
An improved version was made, based on feedback from gundam fans. A cape was added.
Next is my version of Lego's official Queen Amidala. I know that I'm probably never going to buy the Gungan Sub, I have a strong resistance to the Force. Basically just using plates and bricks, and building it up with putty.
The final version
and, my alternative crew to the Millenium Falcon: Nien Numb and Lando Calrissian, who flew it at the battle of Endor.
Nien has a normal pilot helmet, with ears and faces sculpted
and to one of the best rock bands ever!
John Deacon, Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury and Brian May. Together, they are Queen.
I got the inspiration from a picture from Lego Rock Band. However, the main difference from the game is that I painted my figures as they appeared at the Wembley concert in 1986, John Deacon's yellow shorts included. Also note Brian May's "Red Special" electric guitar. And Freddie's unmistakeble yellow jacket.
Some song titles are embedded in this picture. Can you guess them?