Thursday, August 5, 2010

And in the end, the Legos you take are equal to the Legos you make

I took one of those trips onto eBay today where I start browsing around for one thing and my attention gets caught by something unexpected from the search that leads me down another whole time-wasting trip. My search? "Headless Horseman," The unexpected result? This:

I knew such a thing as customized Lego people (or minifigs as it turns out) existed, but I started to wonder what else was out there? Answer: LOTS. For your viewing enjoyment, here are a few of my favorites currently up on eBay.

There are, of course, a ton of custom versions of super-heroes, but this mini mighty Thor stood out to me as one of the better ones.

There are plenty of comic book villains around too, but who would've expected Z-List Batman pest/joke Killer Moth to show up? Very menacing costume, KM.

YES. Now we're talking. It's Lego Lincoln, the great emancipator. I hope no one builds a little Lego Ford's Theater and lures him in. Sorry, I went dark there for a minute. Instead, let's try to think of the most harmless thing possible for our next minifig.

OH NO, IT'S MR. STAY-PUFT! Nobody steps on a Lego church in my town!

It's the friends of Dorothy in the Merry Old Land of Oz! Old Ruby shoes herself with the Tin Man, Scarecrow, (disco) Lion, and even Toto, her loyal cat. Waitaminute.

Naked Legos beware: Lego Jason will Lego kill you.

In a way, this is one of my favorite ones, because I suspect this customizer didn't even need to do any alterations or re-painting, just some clever re-arrainging of existing pieces to make a perfect Lego Lone Ranger. Incidently, doesn't it seem kind of weird that they called him the "Lone" Ranger when his best friend was ALWAYS with him? I mean, I know he was the only "Ranger" around, but he still wasn't exactly "lone." Kind of odd.

LEGO. BEATLES. ABBEY. ROAD. Wow. And so what began as an idle distraction may turn out to lead to an actual purchase.


  1. "Lone" Ranger - is that an Airheads reference?

    Well, there are three of you. You're not exactly lone.

  2. Not an intentional one, but now that you mention it I think I do have the vaguest memory of seeing that movie on TV once.