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Legos may be small but people can make some mighty customs with them and Menges76 has found a way to improve upon the design of one of the galaxies most menacing ships with his Custom Lego Star Wars Slave 1 vehicle. Here is how he did it:
"Designed from set 6209. The base has been lengthened and widened. The top is removable in two sections to access a computer and gauge monitoring station and weapons station. An ion cannon and rocket rack deploy from doors that open on the sides of the hull. The floor for the upper deck is removable and reveals a large cargo area and prisoner hold. Boba Fett can sit in the pilot's seat with his jet pack on. The cockpit is highly detailed with multiple computer screens and gauges. The wings turn independently and turn when ship is in its flying position."
Check out more detailed images of his Custom Lego Star Wars Slave 1 vehicle over at his auction page!
One of my favorite figures in the prequel series are the Snowtroopers and Cloneworks1 has made a minifig version of the Lego Star Wars Clone Wars Captain Rex in Snowtrooper gear. It is cool to see the evolution of the Clone Armor and this is just one more example. The figure is simple yet effective. The one thing that I wished it had was a Kama to keep poor Captain Rex warm.
We first were introduced to the concept of the spiritual form a Jedi takes when they pass on when Obi-Wan Kenobi sacrificed himself so he could help Luke, when Yoda passed away from old age, and when Darth Vader was set aflame in a funeral pyre at the end of Return of the Jedi. Since the retouched versions of the original trilogy have come out, the old spirit of Anakin has been replaced by the younger version, which is represented in this set of Lego Minifigs. Rurisk, a Lego customizer extraordinaire, has created this one of a kind set of Custom Lego Star Wars Jedi Spirits: Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Qui Gon Jin minifigs. He has created a cool ghosting effect to replicate how the characters appeared in the movies and each come with a custom clear Light Saber.
The Lego customizer with the funny name is at it again with this Custom Optimus Prime Lego Transformers minifig. There are actually not very many custom Transformers Lego figures out there but I applaud FreshFromTheSewers for getting this iconic Autobot in minifig form. Modeled after his G1 styling and colors, this figure would make a great addition to anyone's Custom Lego collection.
I am really into the Masters of the Universe line I blame Comic Con for getting me back into this toy line. As I was browsing around the customs, I came across a bunch of Masters of the Universe Custom Lego minifigs so I thought I would share some of the ones I thought were worth mentioning:
Custom Lego Masters of the Universe Evil Lyn: This figure is very well done. The styling of the outfit and the overall look and feel of the character is a great match to the vintage figure.
Custom Lego Masters of the Universe Faker: Who can forget Skeletor's diabolical plan for infiltrating King Randor's castle with Faker, a He Man replica with glowing eyes (as it appeared in the cartoon). I am not sure if there was a mix up at the paint station when Faker was made but he came out a nice Smurfy blue so here he is in Lego form:
Custom Masters of the Universe Beastman Minifig: Beastman was such an oafy character in the cartoon but here is a great rendition of him in minifig form:
If you are a fan of the old 8 Bit Nentendo NES system or the Wii, you are going to love these Custom Lego Super Mario Luigi Waluigi Wario Minifigs. Constructed and painted to look like the video game characters, these minifigs are a must have for any Super Mario fan.
One of my favorite new Star Wars figures is the Scuba Trooper and I am happy to see Rurisk giving the Star Wars Lego fans a version with his Custom Lego Star Wars Scuba Trooper minifig. I love the way the scuba tubing integrates into the back of the figure. Top it off with custom decals and blaster and you have the beginnings of your underwater Clone Army. Head over to eBay and check out Rurisk's Custom Lego Star Wars Scuba Trooper minifig today!
Every Halo Lego minifig fan needs a ride for their Master Chief and troops right? DreamHappyDreams makes this a reality with his Custom Lego Warthog Halo 3vehicle. I used to play Halo on the XBOX and would often explore the vast maps on the Warthog. The vehicle was also a necessity in multiplayer mode so you can get from one part of the map to the another while mowing down your foes. What I like about this Lego Warthog is the scale and the minifigs go great in it. The design is great and more aerodynamic than I would think a lego vehicle could be. If you are a fan of the Custom Lego Halo, head over to eBay and check out more pictures of this Custom Lego Warthog Halo 3 vehicle.
When I first came across Christo's Custom Lego Star Wars Shaak Ti minifig, I thought this was produce by LEGO! There are no decals on this figure, which is special since many Custom Star Wars Lego minifig customizers use decals to create their figures. The color of the pants reminds me of the color of Obi Wan's Jedi outfit from 1978 and Christo did an excellent job creating Shaak Ti's hair. Add a glow in the dark lightsaberand you have one awesome minifig to add to your Custom Lego Star Wars collection. To see more pictures, head over to eBay and check out Christ's Custom Lego Star Wars Shaak Ti minifig or check out the other Custom Lego Star Wars minifigs.
A couple weeks ago, I featured jv2402's Custom Lego Scopion Tank and he is back with your chance to add a Custom Lego Halo Gold Spartanfigure to minifig collection. Read more about over at his auction page or check out all of the other Custom Lego figures on eBay!
We were first introduced to the Airborne Clone Trooper in the Revenge of the Sith movie where the Utapau Clone Troopers decended onto to the planet for war. Since then, there have been many different flavors of clones produced by Hasbro for all regiments and one of my favorite is the 501st! This week, Clone Army Customs has made a Custom Lego Star Wars 501st Airborne minifig I must say that this is one of the best minifigs I have come across so far. The custom casted helmet is the perfect scale for the figure and the decals are highly detailed. To check out more pictures, head over and check out Clone Army Customs' Custom Lego Star Wars 501st Airborne minifig!
darrens5150 does an excellent job creating the version of C-3PO that appears in the Star Wars Phantom Menace movie with his Custom Lego Star Wars C-3PO minifig. This minifig depicts C-3PO before he received his gold coverings and the detailing that darrens5150 uses a mix of custom paint aps and decals. The wiring on th minifigis done very well and the paint aps on the head compliment the custom decals very nicely. Add this awesome Custom Lego Star Wars C-3PO minifig to your Custom Lego Star Wars collection today!
jv2402 has a vehicle to beef up your custom Lego Halo collection with his Custom Scorpion Tank! The scale of the Scorpion Tank fits in nicely with the scale of the minifigs and the steel look of the tank is very well done. The Lego pieces look like rivets on the tank and to top it off, the vehicle comes with 4 minifigs, which you can read about below:
"The is a CUSTOM MADE SCORPION TANK that will be super glued together upon shipping do to the parts that might break off during shipping. Scorpion Tank is customed painted to make it look like steel. Has a cockpit to put your Figure in to handle the Scorpion Tank. Tank Barral is movable in 360 degrees. 4 minifigs included:
- 1 Blue Spartan with decals on his arms and legs armed with a custom Rocket Launcher
- 1 Red Spartan with decals on his arms and legs armed with a custom minigun
- 1 Green Spartan without decals armed with a minigun and to man your Scorpion Tank
- 1 Very Rare Steel Spartan without decals armed with a custom Rocket Launcher"
Bid on this custom Lego Scorpion Tank over at eBay!
One of my favorite scenes in Star Wars Revenge of the Sith is when the clones descend on to Utupau and a gigantic battle ensues. Rurisk has captured the leader who took the troops into battle with his Custom Lego Star Wars Commander Cody minifig. What is cool about this custom is that (1) now you have a commander for your gaggle of custom Utupah Clone Troopers and (2) the visor on Commander Cody's head is removable so you can display him in a different way. The back is designed to mirror the gear that Commander Cody sports during the film.
Rurisk's Custom Lego Star Wars Commander Cody is available for bids on eBay so go check it out.
Brickarm has created a Custom Lego HALO-inspired Master Chief minifig with a needler-like weapon found in the Halo video game series. This minifig is ready to take on the Covenant with his SMG Rifle and custom cast Needler gun. The great thing about the Needler is that, since it was custom cast, it does have paint, which means it can be handled without worrying about it. Let's check out more information from Brickarms himself:
"The torso sports a gold decal, sealed for protection, and he comes with silver MA5 Assault Rifle, M6 Magnum pistol and a custom-injected multi-colored Needle weapon. He also comes with silver frag grenades and a silver SMG Rifle. The Needler is 100% injection molded - no paint is used. It is 100% compatible with the Lego you already own, and I am the only one that makes them. "
Bid on Brickarms Custom Lego Halo Master Chief Minifig on eBay today!
rik_biel has made one of the coolest Lego Mini Figs I have ever seen with his Custom Lego Star Wars Jedi Hunter Clone Trooper figure. Who knew you could pack this much detail in a mini fig? Here is a rundown of what this clone contains:
Four triple tube grenade launchers - 2 shoulder mounted, 2 thigh mounted - 3 tone red gold and black color scheme - Sith spikes - 2 on helmet, 2 on knees ! - metal backpack with detailed micro wiring! - battle worn cape!
If you want to own this little piece of Star Wars history, head over to eBay and place a bid for this Custom Lego Star Wars Jedi Hunter Clone Trooper figure.
Fully Brick Models has outdone themselves by recreating a famous scene and village from the final chapter of the Star Wars saga, Return of the Jedi. Home to the cute and cuddly Ewoks, this village was also home to some powerful scenes in the movie. Let's read more about how Fully Brick Models created this classic village:
"This is another big one, a very very big one, and very very very detailed. Its an entire EWOK VILLAGE. This is so big its easily titled an Ultimate Collector Series. It stands at 1 metre tall, (over 3 feet). Its breathtaking! Don't ask how long it took us to build this, just don't ask. Firstly, the sheer amount of money, time and patience to attempt something this big and detailed was well worth it to see this masterpiece completed. It comes with everything pictured, except the mini-figs. The birds that adorn the upper canopy, and the owl that looks down watching over the night come with this. You will notice we have also included an Ewok Glider which comes with the tree and is actually attached with a clear translucent bar so its extremely sturdy and invisible to see the attachment, thus it appears as though the Ewok is actually flying just near the tree, about to swoop down on the Imperial Stormtroopers or the AT-ST's.
rurisk is best in class when it comes to Lego mini figs and his Custom Lego Star Wars Captain Fordo is no exception. Clone Captain Fordo was made with custom decals, pauldron, kama and painted helmet and is armed with a custom blaster. If you want to learn more about Captain Fordo in the Star Wars Universe, please read below.
Captain Fordo and his squad were instrumental in the attack on Muunilinst, infiltrating the city and disabling a massive artillery cannon, even after their LAAT/i was shot down. As the bulk of the Republic forces took advantage of this to breach the city, he aided Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi in a surgical strike on the enemy headquarters, leading to the capture and surrender of key members of the InterGalactic Banking Clan leadership, including Chairman San Hill. Shortly thereafter, Fordo helped defeat the formidable bounty hunter Durge, despite being injured in the fight.
Badger Bricks has created one of the most anticipated vehicles from the Star Wars Clone Wars Animated Series with his Custom V-19 Torrent Clone Starfighter. Slated to be released for the Star Wars 3 3/4" line, Badger Bricks is giving fans what they want months in advance. Here is some more information about this great LEGO custom:
Prototypes of the Slayn and Korpil V-19 Torrent starfighter were first introduced at the Battle of Geonosis. Having proven their worth as an assault fighter with exceptional speed and maneuverability, the Republic quickly produced V-19s to add to the arsenal of the growing clone army. Because of the months of training it took for the Republic's clone trooper pilots to become proficient with the vessel, the fighter was not available in large numbers for some of the early engagements of the war, but they made a prominent showing during the Battle of Muunilinst. Initially designed as a short-range fighter, Republic technicians later added a Class-1 hyperdrive to equip the vessel for escort missions. The ship is unique in that it has two pairs of folding airfoils that give the ship added maneuverability and provides pilots with easy access to the ship's sliding canopy. The lower split airfoils coupled with enhanced repulsorlift engines make the ship an exceptional vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fighter.
"This is a huge all-Lego custom model of General Grievous’ ship The Invisible Hand, as seen at the start of Star Wars Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith. This is the biggest custom model I have ever made, the model consists of 1128 parts, most are new with some used but in good condition. I have tried hard to build the model to the correct proportions and have added a lot of detail. It is approximately 70cm long (27.5 inches) (that’s the same length as Lego’s Blockade Runner), 14cm wide (5.5 inches), and 36cm tall (14 inches) when stood on the stands. Due to its size, I have included a CD containing over 200 categorised digital photos, detailing all aspects of the ship’s construction inside and out. This will help in restoring any pieces that have come off during transit, and should enable you to re-build the entire model should you wish to build other models from it, and then re-build it in the future. I have designed the ship to pull apart in the middle at about the point where the ship breaks in two in the movie (remember, the front half crash lands on Coruscant)."
Home sweet home! Your darkside Lego minifigs now have a home thanks to epsidude and his Custom Lego Star Wars Death Star Playset that comes with 8 minifigs! Reenacting the classic scene from Return of the Jedi where Darth Vader squares off again Luke Skywalker with the Emperor overseeing the action, epsidude provides a very nice backdrop with his choice of pieces and parts for the Death Star. I have always wanted to see a nice Lego Death Star done because the ones that Lego produced were not a play set and were just for display purposes. What is great about this set is that you can add on to it and actually play with it. Here are some more details from the auction:
Joe's Custom Creations, a customizer who specializes in Star Wars Legos and sets, brings us this Custom Lego Star Wars Rebel Assault Shuttle and comes with 6 custom Rebel Commando Elite Soldiers. This one of a kind masterpiece was created using 100% LEGO. It is 90% faithful to the original 7166 and 7264 Imperial Shuttle designs but it has been modified with missiles under the wings and an expanded cargo space in the back (for more troops and equipment to fit). 95% of the lego used in its creation is NEW LEGO - never played with! 5% of the lego is used but in very good condition! Here are more details and photos of this cool custom Lego Star Wars creation:
- 6 minifigures! Specially created for this set by my lego workshop
- 4 Normal Rebel Commandos - all with custom Blaster Rifles
- 1 Custom Shuttle Pilot - with headset detail on face, special black helmet w/ goggles and custom Blaster Pistol
- 1 Rebel Officer / Lieutenant - this is the shuttle commander and also comes with his custom blaster
There is not much time left to make this one your own as there as 11 hours left since posting this place your bid now and secure this cool piece for your Lego collection!
Still A Brick Ahead brings us several Custom Lego Star Wars mini figs this week. With amazing detail, he has created a couple figures that I would like to spotlight today!
One of the aspects that makes this custom mini fig stand out is the paint aps on the helmet. The greens and silvers are right on and very closely resemble the Commander Gree found in the Star Wars Revenge of the Sith movie. The armor is is also custom made and as Still A Brick Ahead states in his auction, "the armour is made with custom decals and the helmet is painted with the green and silver pattern. Comes with a custom blaster." This would make a great addition to anyone's custom lego mini fig collection and clone army! What is a Kashyyyk army without a commander? Commander Gree, designation 1004, led the Elite Corps stationed on Kashyyyk during the Clone Wars. He served under General Yoda, commanding troops that employed specialized equipment for combat in the jungle environment. Gree himself wore camouflaged armor to better blend into the verdant surroundings.
Another mini fig to highlight is his custom Mandalorian Warrior. This one definately looks like it would be part of a mercanary group Jango Fett is heading up. As the auction states, the Mandalorian Warrior comes with custom armor decals and matching painted helmet with jetpack and a custom. For those not familiar with Mandalorians (called Mando'ade in Mando'a, meaning "children of Mandalore"), they were a warlike, nomadic group of clan-based people consisting of members from multiple species. Often, they served as mercenaries. In later years Mandalorian Warriors wore very distinctive battle helmets with T-shaped visors that covered the entirety of their faces, which would provide inspiration for the helmets of the clone troopers. These helmets would eventually become strongly associated with the Mandalorian people (source: Wookipedia).
crowkillers-incorporated is at it again and brings us this black custom Lego 2009 Camaro. If you have not seem his work before, check it from my blog post on his red Camaro. I am simply in awe of his work and his latest custom black Camaro comes with some nice details that sets this apart from his red version. For example, this black Camaro has racing stripes, a very nice addition to the car. The interior is tan, which sets off the black and red. As for how this was built, I will let crowkillers-incorporated fill you in on this one:
"As a Camaro owner myself I was in awe when I feasted my eyes on Chevy's New Concept Camaro Last Year. After a Few months I decided to build one. This model contains Well over 2300 New parts and has been constructed in 1/8 Scale studless form. Some of you may be confused as to what the term "Studless" actually means, well here it is:Rather than having bricks that actually "Click or Snap" together with studs, my models are pinned and joined together courtesy of different length friction pins and axles. This method makes for lighter and stronger models and is the only style that I build in. Studless building is like playing Chess where you must always be 5 or 6 steps ahead. Now that you know what studless means, on to the Car's specs:
V8 Engine with removable LS2 Style Engine Cover. This engine features a moving crankshaft with 8 pumping pistons. 6 Speed Transmission with Reverse. As you can see in the pictures, This is a Fully Funtional 6 Speed transmission with a working Reverse gear. Not to be confused with Lego's 8448 5 Speed+Reverse Transmission, My Model has 6 Forward Gears Plus a Reverse. I needed to clarify this because many people refer the Lego 8448 tranny as a "6 Speed"(5+R). My Tranny is much more complex and works very smoothly through all 6 gears. Or 7(6 Speed + Reverse) Depending on if you consider Reverse a Gear or not. Oh Yeah, The shift pattern also follows the Real Camaro's! Working independent 4 wheel suspension. Opening Hood, Doors, and Trunk. Operational Front Wheel Steering system with a "Hand of God" Steering system that also operates the steering wheelinside of the cockpit.
"Hand of What?" Ok, I always get the e-mail asking, so I will explain what "Hand of God" means. "Hand of God" refers to your own hand (Making You "God from above using your Hand") Turning a somewhat hidden wheel (In this case on top of my model's dashboard) that in turn steers the front wheels. And with my model, also turns the Actual steering wheel accordingly.Note: If you are the winning bidder, please don't consider yourself a God and start a silly cult. That would just be well... Wrong. Detailed interior done in Tan. Check out the cool arm-rests on the doors. And the awesome Black exterior With Red-Stripes. This is a complete custom model, not a set that you can buy at Walmart or Lego Shop At Home. And the only instructions that exist are embedded within my head."
There is still one day left to bid on this masterpiece of Americana! Head over to eBay and put yourself in the running to own this Custom Black 2009 Lego Camaro.
I do have an affinity to the 2009 Chevy Camero since seeing Bumblebee tearing down the streets in the Transformers Movie. This Custom Lego 2009 Chevy Camero is 100% American engineering with many specs that make this one a custom lego aficionado's dream!
So what makes this one so special? crowkillers-incorporated explains how this Custom Lego 2009 Chevy Camero is different than the others:
"As a Camaro owner myself I was in awe when I feasted my eyes on Chevy's New Concept Camaro Last Year. After a Few months I decided to build one. This model contains Well over 2300 New parts and has been constructed in 1/8 Scale studless form. Some of you may be confused as to what the term "Studless" actually means, well here it is:
Rather than having bricks that actually "Click or Snap" together with studs, my models are pinned and joined together courtesy of different length friction pins and axles. This method makes for lighter and stronger models and is the only style that I build in. Studless building is like playing Chess where you must always be 5 or 6 steps ahead.
Now that you know what studless means, on to the Car's specs:
V8 Engine with removable LS2 Style Engine Cover. This engine features a moving crankshaft with 8 pumping pistons. 6 Speed Transmission with Reverse. As you can see in the pictures, This is a Fully Funtional 6 Speed transmission with a working Reverse gear. Not to be confused with Lego's 8448 5 Speed+Reverse Transmission, My Model has 6 Forward Gears Plus a Reverse. I needed to clarify this because many people refer the Lego 8448 tranny as a "6 Speed"(5+R). My Tranny is much more complex and works very smoothly through all 6 gears. Or 7(6 Speed + Reverse) Depending on if you consider Reverse a Gear or not. Oh Yeah, The shift pattern also follows the Real Camaro's! Working independent 4 wheel suspension. Opening Hood, Doors, and Trunk. Operational Front Wheel Steering system with a "Hand of God" Steering system that also operates the steering wheel
inside of the cockpit.
"Hand of What?" Ok, I always get the e-mail asking, so I will explain what "Hand of God" means. "Hand of God" refers to your own hand (Making You "God from above using your Hand") Turning a somewhat hidden wheel (In this case on top of my model's dashboard) that in turn steers the front wheels. And with my model, also turns the Actual steering wheel accordingly.
Note: If you are the winning bidder, please don't consider yourself a God and start a silly cult. That would just be well... Wrong.
Anyways...Detailed interior with Tan/Red combo seats. Check out the cool arm-rests on the doors.This in my opinion is the Best car that I have ever designed and put up for auction here. This is a complete custom model, not a set that you can buy at Walmart or Lego Shop At Home. And the only instructions that exist are embedded within my head."
Test drive this 1/8 Scale Custom Lego Technic 2009 Chevrolet Camaro over at eBay for your chance to own this piece of Americano. If you are looking for more custom Lego's, check out my Custom Lego section of my ActionFigureCustoms.com website.
This Star Wars inspired Custom Republic Gunship brings the battles to life in the Lego Universe. This custom features highly detailed construction and the vehicle itself sports a low profile compared to the original release of the Gunship. By integrating the large cannons into the wings, the Gunship does not look as top heavy and adds a nice, streamlined look to the vehicle. The wings are also angled much lower, creating the illusion of an x-wing with its ability to move its S-Foils in and out of position. Due to its low profile, I would go as far as classifying this as stealth given the abrupt angle of the wings and cockpit features. huetoys goes on in further detail:
Back in December 2005, there was a charity auction for a one of a kind Lego custom from an actual LEGO Master Builder, Erik Varszegi. This gigantic piece, which had to be crated like a motorcycle for shipping, contained the following:
- A framed certificate of authenticity that was signed by George Lucas and the Master Builder
- Stem to stern the model is 97 inches 47 inches wide and was created using over 35,000 pieces
- The model was built around a steel armature that runs down the spine of the ship and includes a rolling display frame
- The model scale is 1:466 and took over 450 hours to build
I was in awe when I saw this back in 2005 and I have never wanted a Lego piece more than this one. So after over 60 bids and $36,000 later, this wonderful piece of Star Wars Lego history went to the high bidder and all of the proceeds went to Habitat for Humanity. This Attack Cruiser is long gone but you can find more Lego Customs on my website in the Custom Lego section of ActionFigureCustoms.com or head directly to eBay.