“I have made many friends all over the world through the LEGO® community and have even been given the opportunity to give back to the hobby! I feel very privileged to be part of this community and to have these friends in my life…and it all started with a little plastic brick.”
Xero_Fett (Michael) is all about customizing LEGO Minifigures. Adding 3D printed parts, new decals, even painting Minifigures is all in a day’s work for him. Take Dum Dum Dugan and agent Peggy Carter below.
The decals on these Minifigures were done by third party customizer outside The LEGO Group, Jared K Burks,whom Michael gets many of his decals from. He also carefully painted Dum Dum’s mustache and Peggy’s purse.
“I have been given the chance to work hand in hand with many popular customizers from all over the world on some very specialized projects, like [customizers] MMCB Capes and Arealight. I have also been fortunate enough to work with Jared and Joe Meno on articles for The Brick Journal to including writing and photography for many articles.”
The Twins, featured above, show a collaboration of many different customized elements.
“[Customized] decals and a pad printed curved torso by Arealight Customs help make up the female, while decals from AndrewVxtc and Jared make up the male. Both figures sport kama and pauldrons made by Arealight Customs. All decals, custom trimmed hairpiece on male and painting done by myself.”
Quite a project!
Currently located in Maryland, Michael is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area LEGO User Group (WAMALUG), although he admits he isn’t very active in it.
“There's never been a story I've told that started with ‘I was working on a new LEGO project,’ that hasn't brought a smile to my face or anyone else's in the hobby!”
His most recent story is finding is a rare tag sale find – a mint Watto Minifigure, which isn't currently in production, and normally is resold for around $100. He managed to get the figure for $15, with some other figures thrown in!
“I have always had LEGO bricks ever since I was a child. I can honestly say I don't have a cognitive memory when I didn't have LEGO sets growing up.”
See what Michael’s customizing on his ReBrick profile and Flickr.
All customizers mentioned in this article are independent operators, and are not sponsored, authorized or endorsed by the LEGO Group.
This week we have two awesome creations that made it to our “Most Popular Bookmarks of the Week”-list and both of them are a representation of when present and the past collide.
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEGO M-TRON !
There’s nothing like an anniversary to remind you how old you’ve become! The LEGO M-Tron theme launched back in 1990. Do you remember the red and b...
“[Building with] LEGO® bricks has always been a part of my life, and now I don't even consider it as a hobby, it's a lifestyle!”
TGBDZ, or Andris, is known for his spaceships and his mechas, which appear almost completely absent of studs. The 21-year-old doesn’t limit himself to those themes however, he prefers a challenge. One of his LEGO Technic models, the W...
This week’s most popular bookmarks are all winners in their own right, it’s easy to see why they made the list for most popular LEGO creations on ReBrick this week!
WHEN THEMES COLLIDE
Someone took a wrong turn at Naboo! This model builds together LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Castle, two winning themes on their own, that can probably only be better by being combined.
The results are finally here. After much consideration the judges have picked the winning models for the “Celebrate the Future of McLaren Automotive” building competition on ReBrick.
The honorable jury:
Frank Stephenson, McLaren Automotive Design Director
Craig Callum, LEGO® Speed Champions Design Lead; and
Kim Ellekjær-Thomsen, Community Manager and Racecar Fan Extraord...
He might be small but he is also mighty. Mini Vader is back for another week and wants to make sure that you get his message: “I find your lack of bricks disturbing”. A message that leads to the next bookmark on our Most Popular list: Go buy some dinos!
Most viewed and Highest Rated
These two dinosaurs is this weeks most views AND highest rated bookmark. The models are built...
“Building with LEGO® bricks helps me feel relaxed. It is special when I’m building an original model, as it’s challenging, but very satisfying when I’m successful.”
Our ReBricker of the Week this week, Timothyng112, has been active in the Hong Kong adult fan of LEGO community for twelve years. Like many, he first started building when he was a child, but took a ...