The last few months have been quiet for me on the customisation front… but from looking at places like Flickr and the main blogs it would seem that it is not just me that has been running silent. Could this be due to pressures of real life eating into our hobby time, or is it a genuine decline in interest and activity? It is hard to judge… however those that I consider to be the pillars of customisation are nowhere to be seen… where are Hazel and Morgan19 for instance? I am hoping that there absence is just temporary.Even Ken at http://www.customminifig.com is not blogging anywhere near as much as usual (does that mean there is nothing worth blogging about?). I was discussing this with a friend and we both lamented the loss of the Ugly Duckling blog run by Kyle Swan. It did seem to be the glue that kept some of us together and offered inspiration to many.Custom accessory providers seem to be continuing to add new items… but to me it seems that people are doing less with these rather than more… What is going on?I would be interested to know what the community actually wants or needs, is it tutorials on techniques? critical analysis (and I mean critical) of custom figs and accessories? If you have any ideas please let me know.
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This is a screenshot of the http://www.greatwesternlegoshow.com website that includes information on the event and also details of a particular exhibitor…. ME!
This is a great event to visit and to be able to exhibit is a really big thing for me. I am still in the planning stage at the moment with regard to exactly what I am going to bring, however you can bank on a whole bunch of custom figs.
Anyone in the UK planning to go to the event please leave a comment so I know to look out for you!
Hi All… good news, well for me anyway, I have now confirmed that I will be attending and displaying at Steam: The Great Western Lego Show in October.
The reason that this has me quite excited is due to the fact that custom minifigs will now have a place amongst the fantastic creations of my fellow members of the Brickish Association. Call me an egotist if you will, but I do like to show off and this will be the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Further details for the event can be obtained from the official show website:
Those of you in the UK that can make it please let me know and make sure you introduce yourself at the event.
UPDATE ON MADFIGS: I am just making the final preparations to the next phase of madfigs, and a hint of what is to come will be coming this weekend.
Have I struck the mother load and found a supply of Series 2 Collectable Minifigs? Have I heck! These things are still as rare as hens teeth over here, but I did manage to find a Karate fig on Bricklink with a not too extortionate price tag.
Am I excited about Series 2? Yes, very actually. I have ordered a box of these again on the basis that in addition to the minifigs being cool the spare parts are gold to me, new hair, new parts… all very cool.
When Series 1 came out I underestimated the mileage that I could get from them. I even think Lego was caught unawares by peoples appetite for these little suckers. It sounds as though Series 3 is going to keep things going in the right direction… I won’t repeat the rumours but the line-up sounds really cool.
I am still working on a new direction for this blog and hope to have something to report soon… I am sure that Series 2 will also play a big part in that as well.
As you may have noticed I have been a little quiet recently… in my defence I have still been churning out the figs on Flickr, however my silence here has served a purpose. I am currently planning a few things that will hopefully make up for my laziness
So watch this space…!