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Lego Banksy Decal

Lego Banksy Decal

(Lego banksey decal by dpstyles)

Banksy is a popular street graffiti artist primarily popular in the UK, whats really great about Lego and custom minifig is the way that Lego reflects the real world and this Lego Banksy decal, placed on a Lego wall is the perfect scaled down version, and seems perfect for the Lego environment, the key thing to remember here is that this shows the level of detail and the potential of using custom minifig decals in your Lego projects.

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Awesome Lego minifigs with custom decals

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(Custom Lego minifigs by Ryan Stebbins)

These custom minifigures are great, as they are really well thought out and very well executed, whats interesting about them is that the decals are made from stickers, which mean they are totally removable and easy to apply.

When it comes to applying decals on custom minifigures, there are three ways to do it. However first you’ll want to choose a lego torso that forms the base colour of the minifig.

1. You can apply water slide decals – water slide decals are very difficult to apply and will require you to remove the existing decal on the minifigs torso (you can so this with brass polish), you can then apply the decal and layer a few protective coats of gloss. The down side is the decal remains fragile, but the finish is fantastic. You’ll need to get these kind of decals specially made.

2. Sticky paper – you simply design, print and stick, really easy to apply and cheap too! the downside is that the edge of the sticky paper will show and if your printer or paper is low grade it will really show, best to try a photo printer with photo quality paper for a really strong glossy finish on the minifig.

3. If you can be bothered you can try using the old stencil format and effectively screen print on to the minifig.

As you can see the decal really contain the majority of the custom minifigures detail and really represents the ‘description’ of the minifig if the decal were not present the effect wouldn’t be as powerful.

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Lego Custom minifig vandel

Lego Custom minifig vandel

(Lego Custom minifig vandel by Blue Bard)

I wanted to show you all, this particular custom minifig, not jsut because its a good custom minifig with a great custom Decal on the Lego head. But because it shows two very interesting elements of custom minifig building- first is decals- if you look closely at the torse of this Lego custom minifig, you’ll see that the decal is actually made of paper (and presumabally stuck on), what this illustrates is that anyone can create good looking decals, and you don’t really need to have any special equipment to do it.

Secondly, this Lego custom minifig is clearly a vandel who has just spray painted the wall behind, which highlights something usually over looked – Lego minifigs, be they standard minifgs or custom minifigs, can enhance and work with a Lego MOC to create something ‘real’ they add action and realism to a Lego construction, which would otherwise look bland and uninteresting.

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Cool Lego custom minifig Samuri Jack

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(Lego custom minifig by ImpreSariO)

This awesome samurai minfig was custom made by ImpreSariO a very talented custom minifig builder, the inspiration for the custom minifig samurai was from samurai Jack a cartoon network TV series, whats really fantastic about the custom minifig, is the legs made from Lego bricks, see Lego actually have a range of samurai minifigs, and the legos could have been made using fabric, but this custom minifig is unique in the use of Lego bricks for this purpose, and I think you’ll agree it’s every effective is presenting a strong, bold and stylized feel to this custom minifig.

Additionally the custom minifig face is a custom decal that uses manga illustrations and is really effective, for a minifig with no other markings the face decal really expresses the personality of the minifig and the use of a four by one flat as a sword sheath is pretty cool too!

For more information on custom minifig legs check this article.

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