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Minifigs for a nativity scene?
Hi all! This fall I'm planning a new project: building a nativity scene in Lego. I want it to be completed before December, which means that I've already started ordering pieces from BL. I have camels, cows, goats and other animals coming in from all over the world :) I also have lots of bricks and ideas for the stable. But I'm having problems with the minifigs. I think that this is exactly the right place to ask for some help.
I want (of course) Joseph, Mary and little baby Jesus. Besides them, I'm also looking for suitable minifigs to represent the three wise men, along with some shepherds. The only minifig I'm totally sure about it one of the wise men. I'm going to use Sheik Amar from the Prince of Persia-series: http://www.1000steine.com/brickset/minifigs/large/pop009.jpg
I'm also thinking about using this one for baby Jesus, with another head: http://www.bricklink.com/ml/85863pb010b.jpg
But for the other ones? All suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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I'm going with a winter villiage this year, using the sets and perhaps a bit of creativity, but this is one for the future. I look forward to seeing your pics.
Before chistmas though, I have to make a halloween diorama :)
The Hassansins (did I get the spelling right) of PoP would have nice headpieces. I'd also agree with the Jedi torsos. I don't know which other minifigs use Jedi hoods (so it doesn't have to come in brown) which I think would be nice for Mary (she has to have a female face to be more appropriate). :-)
I'll also check my MMV for minifigs (I don't have the Mill Raid yet) and other items, along with the other PoP-set minifigs.
I'm thinking that the white headpiece for this guy would be great for Mary:
Another option might be to put the baby head in a upsidedown turban. Unfortunately it only sits in it and doesn't connect. (Credit to SlyOwl for that idea)
Another idea right now for the wise men is to find three guys with turbans. I already have Sheik Amar (tan). Maybe a nice friend would be the purple version of Dumbledore, without the beard and with a purple turban?
Not to take the fun away from customizing but it could be decent for reference for you. There's others too...some hit and miss though on eBay.
Perhaps some of the little bits and pieces from the Orient Bazaar might be useful: http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=3849-1
With only the eyes showing, the yellow microfigure out of there might not be terrible.
But if you Google his name, you might get some great ideas for the Nativity... as well as a few Biblical ideas you would never want to recreate... ;-)
I also have camels and other animals (cows, a pig, a hen), and one of the wise men along with Joseph. Some headgear for the other wise men, the fence around the stable, some log pieces... but that's it.
I've decided to build the whole thing on a 16x32 tan baseplate, using new reddish brown log pieces for most of the stable. One of the problems is how to construct the roof. Another one is the manger itself. Any ideas out there?
... but the angel one should be just fine ...