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A few new modifications:

Invisible Man in bathrobe! Huzzah!

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Human Torch with that custom cut flame base I sanded/cut and glued together. Also, I trimmed down the old flame head piece significantly to make a head I thought was much more reminiscent of the comic books. Allows for greater articulation too!

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Perceval Pinkerton, of Sgt. Fury's Howling Commandoes!

Here's one that's been sitting on the shelf for a year or more. I had the vision and dj87 was kind enough to paint the tiny mustache and berret for me.

Berret/hair/head were whittled/dremmeled down to make one piece. Then a Pom Pom and badge for the berret and dj painted it up swell!

The final piece for his ascot clicked thanks to a cut-off neckerchief from "Tomb Raider's" Roth. Sliced it offa his harness.

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Minimates are my favorties... and Lego's are my favorites to build stuff FOR minimates with. With that in mind, I always try to modify the sets so that buildings are complete 360 degrees. With that in mind, I've picked up a few newer Lego sets and fixed 'em up.

The Lego "Mystery Mansion":

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Featuring my custom spook with a lantern.

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The dilapidated greenhouse is pretty spiffy, I think. I also particularly enjoy the tree grows right out of the foundation.

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The back "porch" features an overlook area as well as a scalloped window near the roof that a secret room can look out of.

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Inside the smaller cabin is an attic with some dusty bones, a vault (full of gold bars) an old, un-used kitchen and the Wolf Man on the prowl.

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Dracula stands on a secret passageway platform that spins when the clock hand (other side) is turned. There's also a secret room for Drac's coffin with that tiny window he can fly out of (seen from the back of the mansion).

The silver spikey bit is a giant trap that can swing down and bust intruders inna mouth if need be. it's also easy to remove to use the room it occupies.

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Here's more of the Frankenstein Monster on the back overlook along with the interior of the greenhouse, showing the giant Venus flytrap and plenty of gnarly plants and old bones.

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Next up is the Lego "Haunted Lighthouse" which now features the Titanic Captain ghost as the keeper of the flame.

The giant skull formation can move over to reveal a secret passageway (that I forgot to photograph).

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Lots of broken, craggy rocks to trip up on.

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The busted up steps to get to the second floor...

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... full of spiderwebs!

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The back passageway to the underground tunnel, grown over with weeds.

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The top of the lighthouse opens to reveal a treasure map...

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... and the treasure itself!

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We've also got an underwater laboratory!

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Some good treasure for the Creature to protect:

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A remote skiff that carries oxygen tanks to and from the surface for filling.

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One of the view bubbles.

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The view from above of the entire complex.

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The back of the base features a pressurized door (with green/red safety lights) for divers to enter from the deep.

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See?

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A cut-away from above, showing more safety lights, levers and along the wall are vents to pump in and out ocean water for pressurizing the cabin.

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Here's the interior of the facility opened on the hinge.

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The one man submersible on the docking platform. It features a working winch and several unused oxygen tanks.

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And yes, the sub does fit a minimate.

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Using a Lego "fly monster" blind bag figure, here's my quick version of the 1958 "The Fly".

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A work in progress Headless Horseman.

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Thanks!

The Lego stuff is satisfying but takes some time since you only have so much direction to go on before you have to improvise in your head.

I wish I could change the title of this thread to reflect my Lego stuff as well since I'm likely gonna start putting all my stuff here to show off.

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In my efforts to put all my pictures in one place, here's the link to the thread I originally posted with both my custom Fantasticar and my Jet Cycle (for the Thing).I'm still the proudest of these two creations over anything else that I've worked on.

http://www.minimatemultiverse.com/index.php?showtopic=12235&p=268107

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Also because the Fantastic Four is my favorite team, I re-equipped the Justice League's "Javelin" for the FF. It's got a solid white body and until I win the lottery and build a Minimate-scale Pogo Plane, this'll have to do.

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The front underneath has a neat little bomb bay which can also be used to let the Human Torch out to jet around on his own.

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And the interior can fit three...

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... or four:

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And the neat back-jets:

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Another shot of the October Boy!

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Imhotep, the Mummy with a crossed-over arm that he's so frequently seen with, Jonathan Harker, Dracula without cape and with coat-tails, Drac's three brides and the Blob!

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Death himself, my work-in-progress old witch, a couple of undead warriors and my spectral lantern-ghost.

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Every monster needs a group of angry villagers, so here we go:

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Sure I've shown these before but I can't recall where. I never like the limited articulation of some of the capes, so a little cutting/sanding and painting and voila! Dracula and Doctor Doom are ready to move!

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Classic FF with Ben in his trenchcoat.

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Kang needed a time machine, so thanks to the recent Jurassic World gyroscope I was able to keep it as fully rotating as it was made but with a 'mate inside.

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I've never liked this chest piece and am thrilled DST has moved away from using it. However, Hercules still needed a trim to help him with articulation.

And here's one of two Bronze Age versions of Adam Warlock.

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Here's that second version of Adam, along with my original Heimdall and Odin that I posted way back in this thread but have long since deleted.

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Classic Johnny Storm, Wyatt Wingfoot, teeny Wasp, Zabu (a Playmobil sabertooth tiger) and Ka Zar

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The Gladiator, Forbush Man and suited Nick Fury.

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Umar, Man Mountain Marko, the Thinker, the Headsman (still working on his flight base) and Mr. Fear.

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Sanding down the wrists and doing a small bit of torso-extender cutting/gluing helps make Hulk's just tall enough but ore steady. The body doesn't fall off of the legs. I do this with all my "big and tall" mates and thought you guys might like to see this.

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