Avatar Pictures

princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
edited June 2013 in Forum Operation
OK I will admit this discussion was prompted by @Atkinsar's avatar, I do not recognise the minifig and was wondering what it is from, searched and got nowhere, and started wondering about others choices for their picture and what inspired their decision.

Mine I suppose is pretty obvious it is the Gold Chrome C3PO and it is my favorite minifig in my collection so far, being a massive Star Wars fan (OT) I had to have it. I think it summed up what I loved about Lego, the Star wars link, the collectable element, the artistic side..

So what is your Avatar picture, and what is the inspiration behind it (if you feel like sharing!). Oh and Atkinsar please put me out of my misery and let me know where yours is from (and would love to know why you chose it).
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  • vynsanevynsane Member Posts: 179
    Atkinsar's 'tar is the Mola Ram figure from the Indiana Jones theme (Mola Ram is the bad guy in "Temple of Doom").

    My avatar is the Blacktron logo, a short but insanely popular sub-theme of SPACE from the mid-late 80's.
  • bluelion3bluelion3 Member Posts: 156
    My avatar is the driver from the set 8375 Ferrari F1 Pit Set. The set is from 2004 when their drivers were Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, but I think the LEGO driver looks like the current driver (and my favorite) Fernando Alonso, with his big eyes and eyebrows.
    I do like the Mola Ram figure, but I don't have it.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    Mines a dwarf but he has a viking type hat ... i used to have a beard and my surname is viking ... im not a dwarf though ;)
  • war44lockwar44lock Member Posts: 75
    Mine is General Veers but I'm not happy with it and it will change. I'm having trouble getting a good mini fig picture with my camera but I'll keep trying. I just thought the General was pretty cool. I love the AT-AT Walker, always have.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    There is no deep and meaningful behind me choosing Mola Ram as my avatar, I just really like the IJ movies (no the 4th doesn't count!) and in particular I seemed to have identified with a character that specialised in ripping still beating hearts out of chests, interesting.... !!
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    Space Police III; the image is from brickset's minifig gallery. Space Police because I'm a big fan of LEGO's space themes ... & as an Admin here & on the main site, I'm one of the site's enforcers :-)
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    Loving these, gives a little glimpse into the personality of the people I have been chatting with for the past few months :)
    @bluemoose - love that explanation (and the fig) hopefully us mere mortals don'f make your life as an enforcer too tough.
    @atkinsar - Ever considered councelling? :) only kidding, love that fig!
    @war44lock - Big fan of Veers myself but honestly didnt know that was what it was as the fig looked so small, can't really help you with the photography but loads of really talented guys on here who can, think there is a discussion about fig photography if you have a search.
    @Si_Dorking_Surrey_UK - Again really cool visual fig, hope your beard was not quite that long!!
    @bluelion3 - Never seen that fig before (fairly new out of my dark ages), but loving the little Ferrari badge :)
    and last but not least:
    @vynsane - Thanks for revealing atkinsar's avatar, was having a nightmare trying to work out how to search for it. Missed all of Blacktron, looks really Retro which I suppose it obviously would now 20-30 years later :)
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    @atkinsar - Ever considered councelling? :) only kidding, love that fig!
    ^ my counsellor suggested that I join a forum, so here I am...

  • vynsanevynsane Member Posts: 179
    edited July 2011
    Missed all of Blacktron, looks really Retro which I suppose it obviously would now 20-30 years later :)
    HAHA, it wasn't "retro" in the 80's - it was futuristic! In fact, BT was the first "sub-theme" that I can recall, and the first to have its own unique aesthetic right down to the design of the minifgures, paving the way for the wealth of designs we have today.
  • war44lockwar44lock Member Posts: 75
    Hows this? We bit better I think, I had the camera to close and it was very blurry. Backed off a bit and used the zoom, I'll keep playing with it.
  • MartinMartin Member Posts: 375
    edited July 2011
    Mine are two frogs built by me for a famous fashion designer's store in Paris. My daughter christened them "glooby-eyed frogs", which sounded kinda cool to me so it stuck. Click the image for a larger version of them. They stand about 25-30cm high IRL.
  • burakki62burakki62 Member Posts: 46
    Mine is Barriss Offee, I'm a big Lego star wars fan and Barriss is probably my favourite of the female minifigs I have. I always wanted to be a Jedi.
  • AScaryOctopusAScaryOctopus Member Posts: 57
    Mine is an octopus, whether or not you find it scary is your opinion.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    @Martin your Frogs are awesome!!!
    Knew they were frogs from the little icon, but you can really appreciate them on the larger picture. Lovely work :)
  • MartinMartin Member Posts: 375
    edited July 2011
    ^ thanks :-) My brief was to build something along the lines of the ones in LLW so I snapped a few pictures and built these guys. They are about half the size of the ones in LEGOLAND in the Duplo kid wash. Oh, and mine have the eyes on turntables so they can rotate, hence the 'glooby-eyed' description.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    edited July 2011
    Mine is a LEGO recreation of the famous photo of "Tank Man" or "Unknown Rebel" from the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square. The creator of the LEGO tribute is http://www.flickr.com/photos/balakov/2377782949/

    It is a very moving image and demonstrates the power of nonviolent resistance. Since he was successful in (temporarily) stopping the tank column despite the military easily being able to force him out of the way, for me, it was a testament that we can always find common ground with basic human decency.

  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,734
    Mine is a Harry Potter from 2004. This figure holds special memories for me, as it was that range of HP sets and flesh figures, that got me into properly collecting LEGO. The photo is from the gallery at Brickset.
  • YpresYpres Member Posts: 200
    Well my Avatar isn't inspired by Lego at all. It is a piece of beautiful landscape that reminded me of something right out of The Great War. It was actually taken by me, in Maui (Hawaii), while traveling the road to Hana. While everyone else was watching the waves crash into rocks I turned around and was captivated by the large grassy field with stretched barbed wire. This was an area I'm sure nobody ever glanced at but for me was the most brilliant thing I've looked upon.

    Of course, studying the Great War is probably the only other thing I do in my spare time besides collect Lego and watch the odd Anime every once in a while.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    edited July 2011
    ^ Did you happen to continue clockwise around the island (even though tourists are told not to)? There's definitely a reason as the miles of unpaved road are hazardous to tires and it's possible help wouldn't come for hours, but that lush greenery leading up to ocean is continued along the entire south of Maui and you're usually following the sun by going that way. Oh, and no column of rental cars to sit behind going back the way you came :P
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    Mine? Well mine is what it is. Was a lazy throw in to make do until I could find something more LEGOey.

    At work, my colleagues have nicknamed me 'The Jim Reaper' or 'Darth' since the role I have doesn't sit well with theirs' - usually kills off what they are working towards. So the avatar is a true reflection on me I guess. ;o)
  • YpresYpres Member Posts: 200
    @Rocao - Well I was in a rental Lincoln luxury towncar so I did my best to avoid bad roads. If you take the "tour tape" road you end up along the steep cliffside with hazardess onelane bridges and numerous blind corners. This is wear you'd see all the posers who rented Mustangs drive like old ladies! I knew about their being an unpaved road and debated taking it on the way back, given that it was becoming dark. Ultimately it seems one chooses the safety for their rental vechicle of their kids sitting in the back of that vechicle. LOL! With the locals going 90 on some of those roads I think both were pretty dangerous.

    I think the funniest thing was seeing the "I survived the road to Hana" T-shirts in the Airport.
  • kylejohnson11kylejohnson11 Member Posts: 508
    I love playing baseball and I played in college. Hence the baseball player avatar :)
  • war44lockwar44lock Member Posts: 75
    Rocao I really like your one, I've watched that clip on you tube many times and sat my young son down in front of it too. The detail when you click for the larger image is very cool and I really like the touch of adding the Imperial insignia on the guns. Nice.
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    erm...mine is me. Eating cake. I like cake. I'm a simple person, with simple pleasures :)
  • JjfanJjfan Member Posts: 30
    I love classic films, anything pre-1960, and I especially love the 1940s/1950s Sci-fi films. This Robot minifig reminds me of those awesome movies.
  • bkprbkpr Texas, USAMember Posts: 295
    My avatar is a cropped screen grab of a pivotal (for me( scene from Lars Von Trier's film Antichrist. This film had a big impact on me for many reasons. It's pretty hardcore, not for the faint of heart, and definitely not in the same vein as Finding Nemo.

    Also, I like animals.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Mine is a photo of myself standing atop Hadrian's mausoleum in Rome.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    ^^ one of the strangest films I have ever seen !
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    ^^ OK - I had to check... cant believe Ive been to Rome and never noticed this!

    image
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 539
    A detail from a MOC of Martin Luther posting the 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church. MOC by Chris Wunz:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wunztwice/sets/72157622718234028/
    icey117
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    edited July 2011
    It's called the Castel Sant'Angelo today because one of the Popes built a fortification atop the Roman structure. It's just east of the Vatican along the Tiber.

    My photo is taken from the level below the statue of St. Michael. Of course, the camera is facing the other direction across the Tiber toward the Pantheon and Forum whereas the photo you posted above is taken from the opposite direction looking across the Pons Aelius toward the Mausoleum.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,257
    My avatar is the insanely awesome LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader maquette made by Gentle Giant :

    More info on these maquettes below if you're interested :

    http://gimmelego.blogspot.com/2010/11/its-lego-jim-but-not-as-we-know-it.html

    Not made by LEGO, but I love them anyway !
  • bmwlegobmwlego Long Island, New YorkMember Posts: 766
    My avatar is a painting I did of the classic mechanic from the Legoland theme of the 80's. I used the instructions from one of my childhood sets as an image source and sketched the mini fig first and then painted it and finally outlined it in black Sharpie on a 16x20 canvas.

    This painting is 1 of 4 that I did in 2009. I also painted a classic Fireman, Airport worker and race car driver.

    Pictures of the paintings can be found on my flickr:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/notenoughbricks/sets/72157621454430234/
  • fox171171fox171171 Member Posts: 45
    edited July 2011
    @vynsane - Blacktron was awesome. The last sets I got before my dark ages if I am not mistaken.

    Mine is a classic space red space guy, since I primarily had those in my early days. The logo is a little fox head with a space craft flying around it (that I used elsewhere for a long time), somewhat similar to the classic space logo. Not the best image editing work, but I didn't want to waste too much time on it.
  • SparkyHamSparkyHam Bristol, UKMember Posts: 133
    A photo of the Mime Guy. When I saw him I was drawn out of my Dark Ages and began collecting mini-figs again (which inevitably led back to sets)!!
  • zaxter2001zaxter2001 Member Posts: 35
    Mine is a rendering I did of the 8653 Enzo. I made all the pieces in a computer CAD program called SolidWorks and recreated the model. I did all of this before actually buying the set 2 years ago. This set is also the one that brought me out of my dark ages. :-)
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    @bmwlego - Really like your race car driver picture :)
    @zaxter2001 - That looks amazing, man there are a lot of talented people on here...
  • bmwlegobmwlego Long Island, New YorkMember Posts: 766
    Thanks Princedraven! Cool discussion topic. Thanks for starting it.
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 UKMember Posts: 360
    Mine is a Fabuland West Highland white with Darth Vaders head at his feet.
  • legohairlegohair Member Posts: 41
    Mine is me with my, er... well, the name kind of says it all really...
    margot
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 523
    My avatar is of well-known rapper, TV personality, and meme generator, Xzbit. I chose that one to throw people off the fact that I am INDEED said rapper, and yes, I enjoy Lego sets and bricks. Hahaha.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    ^ No way, our very own meme generator, wow ;o). Seriously though, that's pretty cool, so does that make you the most famous forum member I wonder? Any other celebs hanging out in here?
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    ^ I think he's joking.
  • MartinMartin Member Posts: 375
    ^ I think you missed the joke... :-)
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    edited July 2011
    I re-read that post 3 times to check the intended meaning and still came to the wrong conclusion, oh man!!

    I guess I'll need a cloth to wipe the egg off. Bring back the delete function immediately ;o)

    It does at least seem like xzibit may be a LEGO fan (check 2nd line of verse 2): http://www.lyricstime.com/xzibit-the-wake-up-show-lyrics.html
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    Really? I don't mind saying that I too am not seeing the 'joke' and am still convinced the Lord's post was genuine. No?
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,257
    ^ Guess we'll never know. Anyway, celebrity or not, everyone's equal in the LEGO world. Apart from LUG members, apparently.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    ^ and Beckham.
  • technicaltacticstechnicaltactics Member Posts: 47
    edited July 2011
    My avatar is Mad-eye Moody from Harry Potter.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    edited July 2011
    We'll know when @Lego_Lord_Mayorca confirms he's joking, but until then, I might point out that he spelled it "Xzbit" while the correct spelling is "Xzibit" :P

    Also, from Lego_Lord_Mayorca's introduce yourself discussion http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/164/lego_lord_mayorca-greetings-from-lego-lord-mayorca:

    "I grew dissatisfied with the designs and themes being released by LEGO around 2000, so I thought I was going to enter my teenage years collecting only Star Wars sets."

    That puts him in his 20s while Xzibit is 36.
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