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WWII:African Patrol custom minifig shaving in the field


Custom minifig by Kilo S.

I really like this custom minifig, especially as it’s in situ, an action shot if you like of a WWI soldier shaving in the filed. You’ll notice the Lego Indiana Jones legs, and the Lego indiana Jones German soldier torso. Ironic considering this is a British soldier minifig, but hey, it works, so its cool.

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custom Canadian Rifle Squad Minifigs


Originally uploaded by Aaron Morse

I really am starting to like WWII minifigs, they brilliant to make and offer a whole range of customization opportunities, these Canadian trooper custom minifigs are a good example, the captain has a pair of binoculars hanging from his neck buy using a Lego accessory, the helmets are all custom made, each minifig has a different face, and the decals on the minifigs torso look custom, whilst the legs are from the Lego Indiana Jones minifig.

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Custom Shotgun and minifig


custom minifig by .Hurricane.

Check this out, it’s not jsut a custom shotgun for minifigs, but like a shot gun it actually bends allowing the minifig to put little shots into the shotgun, i reckon this is awesome and shows just how far minifig customization has come.

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lego army special forces custom minifig

lego army special forces custom minifig by blackops 489

(lego army special forces custom minifig by blackops 489)

This Lego purist custom minifig has a really nice gasmask, made with a single round stud, also, notice how a lego minifig hand can be used as the foregrip of the weapon, the radio uses a standard Lego part, which proves you don’t need to cut, saw and stick, just to make interesting and unique custom minifigs.

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Lego Minifigs for military vignettes

Whilst for most of use who make custom minifigs the dream would be either Lego actually make military collections, or we can get our hands on some durable minifigs with custom decals, the reality is getting decent military themed minifigs is quite difficult, you need to really plan out what you want to acheive, since the Indiana Jones collection does have some Lego minifigs with a Military theme, and StarWars has a whole range of storm troopers, its not so difficult for sci-fi or WWII custom minifig makers. But if you’re hopeing to make something modern, get ready to do some serious hunting.

so Lets take a look a the themes that work for military vignettes:

Cowboys – Lego Cowboy theme

Knights and castles – Lego theme

WWII – Indiana Jones Russian and German soldier minifigs

Modern – Dino Attack (these are now out of production so you’re going to need to source these), Power Miners Lego themes.

Sci-fi – Lego Starwars theme.

You’ll find that in order to build up a large army of minifigs, you’ll either need to buy loads of sets of Lego, leaving you with plenty of potentially useless spare parts and costing you an arm and a leg, or, you’ll need to search on the second hand Lego community to find individual parts, in this instance you’ll need to potentially├é┬á buy the minifig in seperate parts, ie legs seperate from arms, torso seperate from head etc, this can add to the cost, but you’ll be able to get exactly what you need.

In other instances you might have designed a custom decal for your Lego minifigs, your best bet here is to source the lego minifig whos plastic is as close to the base colour you want, then, using brasso remove the existing decal and apply your own one instead, this might take longer and costa bit, but the results are supurb.

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