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Novel uses for microfigs

CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,094
edited March 2012 in Building and Techniques
Does anyone have any novel uses for microfigs? I've just realised I've probably got about 250 of the things from various games bought for MOC parts and have never used any of them. Some suggestions I've heard are for babies and for stairparts.

Has anyone got any other ideas?

Comments

  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,140
    @CCC I'll have them, if you want to get rid of them...

    In terms of MOC's I've seen them used as garden ornaments and statues. Or you could even try a bit of microscale building and use them 'as is'.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    I saw someone talking of using the mummy ones for a museum; Ancient Egyptian museum, here I come :)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,094
    Yeah, I've used them as ornamentation - eg. gladiators as statues in my ludus / gladiator training school. I'm sure they must have some other use...
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    How about as table legs or in window frames...? (as TLG seems fond of doing with frogs and parrots!)
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    I've always wanted to use them for my microbuilds but I only seem to have a selection of aggressive pirates. Always looks a tad strange.

    I made minifig versions of a couple I know as a present and used an aggressive pirate to represent their newborn baby. They weren't wildly impressed.
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    There's an amazing SW MOC out there, won a prize in one of FBTB.net's Bounty Hunter contest, uses them as legs for a character.
  • weinnerweinner Banned Posts: 148
    I like line mine up in front of my girlfriend while she is asleep, then when she wakes up she feels it freeks her out. I guess it's all those eyes,lol.
  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
    I used them as a fence for a night club :)
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    @Jasen that's classic! Love it, especially the multicolor dots behind the windows
  • ThegoThego UKMember Posts: 262
    I notice from the pics of the Lord of the Rings sets that a couple of these appear in the Weathertop set.
  • giraffefrecklesgiraffefreckles Member Posts: 100
    @caperberry. lol! Newborn parents can be sensitive creatures. Mostly due to lack of sleep, in most cases. I'm sure the aggressive pirate was adorable in an ugly sort of way. :)

    You can do a Gulliver's travels MOC, hobbit MOC, ...
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    @Thego, you beat me to it! I just noticed that!
  • ninjagolightlyninjagolightly Member Posts: 140
    I find them pretty useful to add texture to walls and other surfaces. You have to face them backward so the prints don't show. The problem is that most of the zillion I have are in primary colors I rarely use for MOCing. Eventually I hope to try overcoming the print problem by applying cut-up stickers over the printed sides.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,094
    ^ The print does rub of with brasso, as for regular pieces.
  • ninjagolightlyninjagolightly Member Posts: 140
    ^ The print does rub of with brasso, as for regular pieces.
    Interesting! And it doesn't discolor the plastic? Not sure how much time I want to spend scrubbing microfigs though...
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,094
    No, it doesn't discolour. Just google "Lego Brasso" and you will find loads of information on doing it.

    It does work especially well for the grey and yellow/gold figures - they make good mini-statues. Although some of them make good statues even with the print.
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    Brasso works well, but the brick surface can end up being very polished & shinier than regular bricks.

    There are a few non-printed micro-figs in circulation ...
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=85863
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-moose/6513143937/
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