So, my younger son turns eight this week. He’s been after me for a while to help him make custom LEGO minifigures for the characters that are unavailable from LEGO (or hard to find). This is what I came up with.
I found out that I could buy a bunch of random LEGO minifig parts on eBay for a really good price. So bought a bunch of heads, torsos, hands, arms and legs. Then, I picked up some acrylic paint, a paint well and some small brushes. I’m using a clear paint primer to try to get the acrylic to stick to the plastic (and then protect it when it’s dry). I organized them in a crafter’s box with adjustable compartments.
Finally, since I have no illusions as to who’s going to be working alongside him during this, I picked up a soldering stand. It’s a weighted stand with a magnifying glass, a small LED light, and two adjutable alligator clips. I figure this will make it easier to hold the small parts steady while we paint those teeny tiny details.
I don’t think we’re going to give Evil Inc arch-henchman David Oakes a run for his money anytime soon, but I’m really looking forward to the time I get to spend with my kid letting out imaginations run wild. I’ll be sure to post some of the results here as soon as we get our first attempts done.