(1st Battalion, Royal Tabnerian Rifles custom minifigs by david tabner)
There is a real movement amongst Lego custom minifig builders to create massive uniformed armies of custom minifigs, this is usually popular with Star Wars Lego minifig fans, and there are massive Clone minifig armies. This however is the 1st Battalion, Royal Tabnerian Rifles, an army of custom minifigs inspired by the Boer wars, some of the details you might notice are the pith helmets, brown shoulder epaulettes and crossed ammo pouches (from the tusken raider starwars Lego minifig) WhilstÂ all the pieces in these minfigsÂ are standard, you can consider them a custom minifig as they different Lego elements have been selected to create a new minifig.
(minifig bunker 282 by justin Vaughn)
This lovely custom minifig vignette is simply wonderful, it depicts a Lego minifig underground bunker, along with a surface crew, the minifig vignette was divided in three parts with a gradual slope, the underground parts are made of three colours showing the layers of earth, there are some really nice details such as the fossil skeleton, the stalagmites and a smoke plume, The detail in the minifig quarters are also great with aÂ periscope and various machines made of Lego.
This is brilliant, a Lego custom minifig pole dancer, set in a medieval vignette with a whole load of other minifigs starting at her. Its a really nice vignette with several custom parts, bits that light up and a motor that moves the custom minifig around the pole.
(Lego, medieval, Pole, Dancer, vignette by Andrew)
Part of sourcing minifigs as described Here, is being able to add character to a minifig army and create subtle variations that break up the uniform shape of the Lego minifig and customize them to a vignette or setting. The way that a Lego minifig is made (as mentioned Here) means that by combining a torso and arms piece with a different head or a different Lego, a new minifig can be created, additionally different decals can add to the already limitless combinations, giving a totally customized custom minifig real uniqueness.
Below you can see a photo of the 4 possible decaled Torsos from the dino attack Lego series, these minifig torsos are ideal for any one looking for military special forces style custom minifigs. There are also 4 different combination’s of Heads, two different minifig helmets and two different sets of arms, just considering the minifig heads and minifig torso you already have 16 different minifig combination’s, which is definitely worth considering when youâ€™re customizing minifigs.
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