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Mystery Man's Minimate and Lego Modifications

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Thanks, all!

A few pages earlier I outlined how to modify the Creature so his feet stay on his legs better, for anybody who hasn't seen it yet.

As for Drac without his cape, it's the "Days of the Future Past" movie old Magneto's waist cape with a modified torso. I cut the front-center from a Van Helsing jacket and then did the same with a Dracula cape and combined them with a little super glue and paint to fill in the gaps. I then glued the whole thing down to a torso peg. It took some careful work but I think it turned out nicely.

How many years has it been and I'm still trying to supplement the UM line with my own noodling around? smile.png

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MM, how did you make the saw blades for Gladiator? Was it the mu whirlwind?

Saw blades came from some Lego set awhile back. I'm racking my brain trying to think of where they came from. The holes fit perfectly into the old wrist cuffs that held Invisible Woman's shield in place. Lemme keep thinking of where I found them. I've had 'em for years.

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Positive I'm not the only person who wanted to do this, but as I just got my Mirage set in the mail I had to "fix" this asap.

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The Mirage heads were were super easy to separate from their bandanas, whereas the animated ones took a little prying even after they settled in boiled water.

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Where did you get the jack o' lantern you used for the Headless Horseman?

It does not look like it is a Lego, but it does look a little like Playmobil?

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The other day I decided to re-build my laboratory for Dr. Frankenstein. I finished it up today and added it onto my lightening tower/operating table for the Frankenstein Monster. Take a look!

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The lab also features a safe where the doctor keeps his journal, "The Secrets of Life and Death".

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Awhile back I picked up the Lego Ecto-1 and did some modifications for Minimates. Had to make it wider and I used a different type of glass for the side windows. It's not as ingenious as how they originally made it BUT it's sturdier this way.

Have to take the legs offa 'mates to make them fit but it's still better than having no Ecto-1 at all. And after all the money I've invested in Minimate/Lego compatible sets, this was a must have.

Apologies for the picture background... I worked on the finishing touches overnight at work.

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Besides taking out the seats and steering wheel, I found that the long gray plate underneath the roof holds it together much better.

The windows were replaced by standard glass blocks rather than using the creative (but not Minimate friendly) way they released it. For the back glass you'll need a total of 4 of the taller glass pieces.

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The laboratory tower is primarily the Lego Monsters Fighters set with parts from the Lego Monster Fighters Vampyre Castle.

I buy multiple sets and then make the existing ones bigger with more details and try to make the buildings have 360 degrees of detail rather then just half s building. Lots of my sets have hinges to open them up.

The lab itself was just parts I had from other sets.

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It was easy as pie to trim off the beard and sand it down.

Paint some Wolf Man hands and feet (and paint the tail) and I'm much happier with the figure.

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Recent Lego set called "Spider-Man: Doc Ock's Tentacle Trap" was an easy-peasy mod for Minimates using only 4 blocks that are included to make the tiny speedboat. PM me if you ever want details!41B986A3-1B5C-4AC3-BA27-18743681A9D1_zps

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What’s everybody using to upload pictures and attach them on here with these days?

Photobucket has these ugly watermarks now...

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I tend to use Imgur. Quick and easy, gives you the share codes without any hassle.

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Thanks! I’ll get it now. I have a couple pics to upload and man, those Photobucket marks are tacky. 

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6 hours ago, NerdyTrev said:

I tend to use Imgur. Quick and easy, gives you the share codes without any hassle.

I'd forgotten Imgur ........ I'd forgotten how easy

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Got me drooling over all those masterworks...

Fantastic idea with that classic Collector! I might just steal it. Is that an Emmett Brown hairpiece?

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