Thursday 30 July 2009

Micky Has a Party!

Micky really had a good time when some friends came to visit!

Micky Goes to Bionic

Time for some more raving!
This time at Bionic's 9th Birthday in Newport, Wales, UK!

Saturday 28 March 2009

Feature on

Lego News Update

”What, Already?” pondered the perplexed assembly…

Well, I had a chat with Paul Hamlet AKA Hype-R about his excellent costume featured in the last Lego News… and here it be…

I made him for a 3 day music festival event. The theme was the 80’s and my friends and I decided to do 80’s kids heroes. He came about from that general idea.We generally attend large 2000+ venues and event on a monthly basis and its always themed.

How long did it take to make?
It’s all cardboard based on top of a builders hard hat. It took 3 long evenings to make and paint, including the hands.

Did anyone freak out when they saw you?(I’d have been in the corner having flashbacks from that time Berty Basset the Allsorts man kicked my ass)

Lol. Plenty of people. Never seen people so excited to see a kids toy in fully size and real life. Their eyes lit up like Christmas morning. Lots of hugs and photos all round.

Do you have any plans for supervilliany/bank heists/gang warfare?
Maybe not anything so evil but my friends have talked about getting out in the town and other events and doing ‘The adventures of…’ photo type thing. Could be very funny. Just waiting for the weather to clear up so he doesn’t melt 

What’s next for Lego man? Are you fashioning a massive Indiana Jones hat as we speak?

Hats and wigs have been on the books since the start. Pop them on the stud like the real thing. I’m contemplating a Mk2 version from either fibreglass or plastics to get the real look and shine. It’s been such a hit its worth it.I may even mount a video camera inside to capture people’s reactions too.

Can’t Wait, Cheers Paul…

Some pics of the final outfit and first public outing

Here you go.

The adventure starts now...

How I Made Micky

Here are a few photos from the make process...

The costume took 2 days to make and I'm pleased with the final product.

Mark 2 will be on its way at some point soon.

This is the stud. It was from a drinks fountain box. I used cardboard to make a mount and glue additional polystyrine to it. I then shaped it with sandpaper.

This is the hands. I left them open on the inside so that I could still use my hands. They where finished with 4 inch tubing up the forearm and I used some nylon strapping and plastic clips to grip my arm and hold them on.

More detailed pics to follow.

Welcome and Why..

Hello All.

My name is Paul and I created my Lego costume for a fancy dress event I recently attended.

Withing a day of uploading the photos and video we had a massive response to the costume and a feature on a fan site.

I know it's not new but I guess it's down to how I continue it from now.

One of the biggest ideas was an adventure of photo series, so here it is...