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Attaching the new wings to minifigures
Has anyone come up with a good way to attach the new Chima wings to minifigures, if you don't want the armour piece?
I have been trying using a neck bracket (42446), then a 2x1 plate centred on that, then a couple of clips (2555) on the plate, with the wings clipped into those. But this means it is a bit thick.
Ideally, I'd like a piece such as 92280 but with two clips on, which would help reduce the thickness of the parts between the torso and the wings. Or even better, a double neck bracket, with one neck hole and two connections on the back. I guess I could always cut off the chest and pauldrons on the armour, but I'd prefer to go with a true lego solution if possible.
Has anyone come up with a better solution for attaching these new wings?
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I will try sticking two clips together, and gluing these onto a bracket with the stud cut off to see what they are like.
As it is my current wings are non-lego and glued, as done by Jasbrick. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasbrick/5190273082/
A part does already exist, but it's not by Lego. The toy firm Si-Dan produce a compatible neck bracket (in multiple colours) with 2 clips on either side. The plastic quality does not approach that of Lego, of course, but it works well enough for light use.
I won't post a link to the site, but a Google search for"Minifig.cat" will put you on the right lines.
On a side note, I'm surprised that mentioning Minifig.cat would be expected to cause problems. I know there's a bizarre hatred of clone brands in the Brickset community, but I had thought that Minifig.cat was a customizer like Brickforge or Brickarms. And I wouldn't think those are anywhere near as anathema as clone brands since most customizers exist strictly to serve the LEGO fan community, not to "compete" with TLG in any capacity. But if I'm wrong and they are just a clone brand reseller, then I'm even more confused, because I can't imagine how one could resell just a handful of clone brand parts and expect to turn a profit.
When they discovered that LEGO fans are using the Sidan accessories for LEGO minifigures, they also developed a line of accessories that are specifically made for LEGO minifigs, although most of them still work fine with the Sidan figures.
I own a large variety of their accessories and they are excellent. Although they use ABS plastic, their designs are thinner, which gives it a cheaper feel, and you have to be more careful with the smaller elements. Recently howerer they have been working on this and their more recent designs use more substential amount of plastic. I'm planning to get those clips myself...(c;
^^ @Aanchir, I meant no offense; I've just observed that "advertising" non-Lego brands is against the ethos of this forum, and didn't want to be thought of as doing so.