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Building your own dudes, brick by brick

Postby feuer_faust » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:42 pm

So, OK, we usually do that when we want to make a uniform look for our armies. A certain head here, a specific helmet there, etc. However, aside from hoping you bought a bunch of similar sets (unlikely), it seems the only other way to piece together specific figures is by dredging the murky depths of Bricklink and imagining what the result will be. Does anybody know if there are any sides with a minifig builder? It's a lot to ask, thinking about it, but one that more or less clicked together a head, torso, legs, and maybe 1 accessory like a scuba tank or wings would be good. Better if they tell you where the parts come from (maybe linked to Bricklink's catalogue...?)

So, does such a thing exist, or do I get to do this the hard way? :)
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Re: Building your own dudes, brick by brick

Postby Apollyon » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:44 pm

I have been looking for something like this as well for ages but as far as i know it does not exist.
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Re: Building your own dudes, brick by brick

Postby Colette » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:56 pm

feuer_faust wrote:So, OK, we usually do that when we want to make a uniform look for our armies. A certain head here, a specific helmet there, etc. However, aside from hoping you bought a bunch of similar sets (unlikely), it seems the only other way to piece together specific figures is by dredging the murky depths of Bricklink and imagining what the result will be. Does anybody know if there are any sides with a minifig builder? It's a lot to ask, thinking about it, but one that more or less clicked together a head, torso, legs, and maybe 1 accessory like a scuba tank or wings would be good. Better if they tell you where the parts come from (maybe linked to Bricklink's catalogue...?)

So, does such a thing exist, or do I get to do this the hard way? :)

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Re: Building your own dudes, brick by brick

Postby Silent-sigfig » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:52 pm

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Re: Building your own dudes, brick by brick

Postby Gungnir » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:39 am

I just wing it most of the time.
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Re: Building your own dudes, brick by brick

Postby morganm » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:13 pm

That site is pretty cool but 5+ $ for a minifig ? Might as well rumage bricklink for better deals on the same stuff.

If you're willing to pay those prices you can get 3 minifigs for $10 at Lego stores. Some of them have these stations with loads of heads, torsos, legs, and accessories. You grab a little plastic case that holds 3. Build them with 1 accessory using the pieces available. They have a pretty wide variety of stuff that changes quarterly.
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Re: Building your own dudes, brick by brick

Postby feuer_faust » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:49 pm

Unfortunately, Silent, the link isn't working for me. :(

Also, Morganm... Lego stores are a thing? I quick search turned up three such places in Denver/Boulder... this is the kind of place I've always wishes was real but never new about!
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