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    So I built BUD from Grow Home/Up out of LEGO

    Just letting the glue dry, He's got 13 ball joints (3 in each limb, one in neck) and his hands can grasp along one axis. Present for my youngest child's birthday, I won't lie, had a lot of fun planning and building him, obviously his name is missing, I'm going to permanent marker in the missing red as soon as I get one.

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    Glue and marker? On LEGO? Blasphemy!

    As for name, you should have been used plates put sideways, I think there's enough room to make 3 plates wide letters with 1 plate wide spaces. :(

    It's very cool anyway.

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    You're such a good parent Heliocentric! I would flip out if one of my parent's made me something like that!

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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Heliocentric's Avatar
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    I did figure out a valid side ways build, but it just didn't have the strength, and it's to be played with by a 7 year old, it needs to be rugged! I didn't glue anything that didn't go together naturally I should add, it wouldn't have been strong enough that way.
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    Well, you know what they say. If you truly love something, you have to LEGO.

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    Looks great! Could you post a picture of the finished product (i.e. with his head on his shoulders) when it's done?
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    Apologies to those on metered connections, super high res picture, right click and open in new tab to get a better look.


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    Well, He's not 100% yet, I got shipped a few wrong bricks but it's only flat bricks for cosmetic reasons, the Birthday Boy loved BUD anyway and told me he was "perfect". His hands are reasonably strong and can hold a pen, and I'm probably going to stiffen his joints a little in his legs to allow him to stand easier and his head to flop about less.

    He can only just stand unaided at the moment, but that's probably canon!

    Edit: I know his name on his chest is scruffy as all hell but they are not glued down and I was working under time pressure, I'll use a stencil next time and swap it out.
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    This is absolutely brilliant! Well done!

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    This is amazing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    He can only just stand unaided at the moment, but that's probably canon!
    It wouldn't be BUD otherwise.
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    Incredible, well done!!
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    Great work! Now how about that jetpack?

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    That looks bloody brilliant. Great work

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTK View Post
    Great work! Now how about that jetpack?
    Drone tech has come a long way.

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    Impressive stuff. I know my Lego obsessed 7 year old would love that as well.

    I don't know how it works with something inspired from another's IP, but you could submit to ideas.lego.com. Perhaps Lego themselves sort out licensing on things that get enough votes. Oh, and they don't allow glue either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackice View Post
    Oh, and they don't allow glue either!
    Its fully stable without, but with glue it will survive a tumble down the stairs and only disconnect at the ball sockets, rather than exploding into 100 parts.

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    Very nice work!

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    OMG, I just realized I hadn't connected his 'junk'. (a 2by2 brick at the base of his torso), oops, found it in the box with the misshipped extras (I say extras, swaps rather) .

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    Truly amazing. And yeah, stencil seems like a good plan.

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    That's amazing. Will be a much loved gift. How wonderful of you. Very nice work.

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    It looks great! Nice job.

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