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brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002

i am currently in the process of sorting bricks and planning to build a huge tall ninja-fortress.
i think i got all the parts i need now to make it a nice fortress!

but there is 1 thing i still need for my diorama:

SKELETONS !!!  atleast 3 dozen.
i came across this chinese site (ali .. ) selling all those lego knock-offs. aswell as skeletons. how is the quality of these skeletons compared to real lego ?
on bricklink they are very expensive, dont know if i want to afford this!


  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,480
    Surely skeletons aren't that expensive? Admittedly when you are after a large number of them then multiple orders could be an issue, but I just did a quick check on brick link and (unless you are after a specific type that is very different) I thought you should be able to get a decent number fairly low cost. 

    Although there are a few different sorts, LEGO has used Skeleton figures in a number of themes so it's fairly easy to accumulate quite a number of them without even trying...I probably have at least a dozen from various sets (and then some sets with random skeleton parts too)
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    edited September 2015
    rest assured. i am very scared to pollute my collection with cheap chinese knock offs.

    but the pricing!!! i m on the brink. really need some opinions! 

    looking for the classic skeleton. would have to buy from various stores!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,309
    Are you really sure you want the classic style? I find gen047 and similar ones much better for posing the arms when they are carrying weapons and shields.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,480
    saying the classic skeleton doesn't help that much either, there are so many slight variations - the one that CCC mentioned would look to most as a classic LEGO skeleton.

    I'd say your best bet is probably to open up to using different types of skeleton - I personally prefer having variation in mini figures of the same type to make a scene more interesting (e.g - armies of mini figures with various different face prints to make them look more individual.)
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    edited September 2015
    oh my.  the gen047 cost even more! but i see your point. the gen047 have a slight posing advantage. maybe buy cheap gen001 and buy a ton of those bent arms ...

    i m not a lego skeleton expert. but i will maybe buy different gen's of skeletons to bring some variation!
    is there a way to search for sets on brickset, which contain a skeleton or more ?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,309
    The arms are not compatible between gen001 and gen047. One has the ball and socket style, the other has the clip style.

  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    edited September 2015
    i will maybe start buying torsos and start on that.
    oh. i see now. there are different torsos ....   this will be a long journey!

    thx cheshire cat. you are my hero! i m new to this bricklink thing!
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Place the skeletons behind the parapets and you don't need the legs :)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,022
    ^ Special effects....
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    Yea the skeletons don't seem too expensive at all on bricklink. I wonder how much cheaper can the Chinese knock offs be? I'm seeing an average price on brick link of under a couple bucks.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,480

    so each one is costing $0.47. If thats working out too much its time to leave the LEGO hobby.

    Glad you said that...was pretty much what I was thinking when I checked prices.

  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    i did some research on the ali-express...

    the cheapest "knock off skeletons" can be had for 0.71 € ....

    it will be bricklink skeletons with varying body parts! thank you guys. u gave me a headstart ...
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