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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #390 on: 04 September, 2017, 09:13:58 am »
"We've had a lot of mutant Halloweeners this year but you three are the BEST!"

I'm sure someone will remember where these characters appeared; the boys loved reading this story at the weekend and we had fun putting these together.


Halloween 2015 - Furz, Lefty and Fester.


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« Reply #391 on: 04 September, 2017, 07:14:35 pm »
fantastic, always loved these muties  :)

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« Reply #392 on: 05 September, 2017, 03:08:19 pm »
fantastic, always loved these muties  :)

Thanks, Nutmeg - me too! 

That 1984 Dredd Annual is one I left lying around for the boys to take a look at recently; later I'll take a pic of the Slab Tynan and Dredd that they made as a result.  I don't expect them to do stuff like that but it's awesome to see this stuff firing their imagination.

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« Reply #393 on: 06 September, 2017, 09:27:36 am »
Oh Ming dude, you always hit the mark.  Z
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« Reply #394 on: 06 September, 2017, 01:41:00 pm »
Oh Ming dude, you always hit the mark.  Z

Thanks, Z.  Reading some old Annual stories, Oskar was really impressed by the Carlos’s zoomed-in effect on the business end of Dredd’s Lawgiver barrel, so that’s the look he went for here.  Meanwhile, Feliks quietly trotted off then came back with this Slab Tynan.  I don’t push them into doing stuff like this so it’s all the more fantastic to see the Thrills rubbing off on them.

 

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« Reply #395 on: 10 September, 2017, 01:54:16 pm »
Sat the boys down with a few more classics today (Judge Death, Apocalypse War, etc.) - just left the books lying around as usual and a short while later Oskar (soon seven) had cobbled together Dredd facing down a Sentinoid...  I love this stuff.


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« Reply #396 on: 22 September, 2017, 03:26:21 pm »
Oh, my customers will be pleased... All my Brainblooms are ready for picking!




Don't know why I didn't think of this one sooner, but there we are.

(I was thinking of the original version of the Prog 18 cover by Don Lawrence here.)


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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #397 on: 24 September, 2017, 03:43:05 pm »
"We've had a lot of mutant Halloweeners this year but you three are the BEST!"

I'm sure someone will remember where these characters appeared; the boys loved reading this story at the weekend and we had fun putting these together.


Halloween 2015 - Furz, Lefty and Fester.



Nice Job - they look great!
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« Reply #398 on: 07 October, 2017, 10:21:54 am »
Oskar was given one of those Lego Brickheadz for his birthday last week and it got me thinking...  I had a quick go at Mean Machine a couple of days ago then turned my attention to Rogue last night.  I love these - really simple but fun to do.  I'm constrained (as always) by the bricks I have to hand but these turned out okay and hopefully a couple more will follow (and there's room for improvement).  If I saw official versions of these I'd buy the crap of of 'em.







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« Reply #399 on: 07 October, 2017, 01:16:42 pm »
Those Mean arms are genius.

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« Reply #400 on: 07 October, 2017, 02:10:20 pm »
My son Sid has just said. (commenting on your last post and focusing on your avatar and 'stars')

"Why has he only got 4 stars Dad"

"What do you mean Sid?"

"Well that one " points to the Rogue Lego build "Is definately worth 5 stars"

High praise indeed and he was genuinely appalled you'd not got top marks for it as it clearly deserves it!

I think that's high praise indeed.


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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #401 on: 07 October, 2017, 10:06:05 pm »
Love them... :D

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« Reply #402 on: 08 October, 2017, 05:01:42 pm »
Thanks folks!  Colin - that's pretty much the best feedback I could ever hope for  :D

I've got a few more to try and get done as and when the boys let me have the bricks I need; given an infinite supply of Lego I'd do these all day long.  Of all the 2000AD-related Lego things I've done these are definitely among the most enjoyable - and I'd think an official version of something like this would sell okay for a few main characters (but what do I know?).  Meanwhile, I finished off another one this morning, probably my favourite 2000AD Lego thing so far... 


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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #403 on: 09 October, 2017, 09:55:28 am »
I love these- superb imagination.

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« Reply #404 on: 10 October, 2017, 10:03:46 am »
I love these- superb imagination.

Thanks, Bolt!  It says a lot about the strength of the design of a lot of 2000AD characters that I can boil them down to the essence in these fairly simple builds. 

There are some characters that are a bit hard to do since they’d be a bit generic-looking without some  really custom details (scrawler Chopper is doable but I’d want a ‘Chopper’ logo for the back) or that are just tricky for me to do well at this scale.  Dredd’s the obvious one - hard to get a decent helmet done in a 4x4 Lego figure, let alone an eagle, badge, etc.  Still, I have a few more ideas that are probably doable so I’ll tinker with some more when I get time.

The main thing is that they’re fun to do and the boys are really loving these - the most enthusiastic about 2000AD characters I’ve seen them.  I planned to do a Tharg soon but Feliks and Oskar BOTH beat me to it…  I've got one more to show later - nearly finished but I'll post work-in-progress pics in a bit.