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How to Make a Flexible Minifigure
extreme purists turn back NOW.
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these are instructions i made for the flexible fig contest! on how to make a flexible minifigure.



if you have never spent a solid 5 hours in your room with your lego, then you might not know that a standard minifigure can be divided into nine parts.



get a lego® rubber band, and put it through one arm hole of the torso.




it should look like this. now grab something long an thin, (a ninja sword is ideal)......



and use it to push the other end of the rubber band back into the torso....



so that it comes out the other arm hole.



if it doesn't look like this, then your a- um, moving on.....



now stick the sword through the bottom bit of rubber band to hold it in place and put the arms in the hole as shown.



remove the sword, and if it does look like this then you not the thing i was going to mention earlier.....



now to the hard part! the legs. in my opinion its always good to start by sliding the stem of the hand into the hole of the leg



now put it through the rubber band like this. (looks a bit brutal doesn't it?) there are a million things you can do to attach the other leg, but unfortunately, no easy way.



one way is like this. get a robot claw and put it in the hand....



place the other leg a stud in front of the back one, and make sure the end of the claw is holding the torso from twisting.



experiment, and you can come across heaps of cool poses!



this guy is featured in battling it out!

to attach his right leg i put it between the bottom right corner of the torso and the flat top side of the hand.




this guy is complex, but in my opinion not really worth his complexity. i wont go into the details, but you can have a look at the pictures to try and figure it out....



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this one is my favourite! i got one bit of the rubber band around his leg, ant put the top of the hand in the bottom hole of his right leg for extra support. i then gently placed the bottom front right corner into the to hole of the leg, otherwise he twists to the left.



oh yeah!



here you can see the hand.

for more cool poses, check out the timinater!'s en guarde!


and you dont have to use rubber bands either, without them you can build the stuff below



upward shooting skeleton sniper. try to figure out how i did it, its easy.



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i did the same thing with this guy's right leg as i did with the previous one. the left leg is just sitting there.



and thats the lot!

phew! that was alot of typing, glad its over.... anyway, dont forget to join the flexible fig contest!



Comments

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  March 11, 2014
I'm not a huge fan of this idea, but it is a really neat one. Yes, it is still purist, and I am an extreme purist, but I love innovative ideas like this. I will definitely draw from this.
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  February 11, 2014
Great job I will be using this a lot now.
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  January 20, 2014
n awesome way to get it done, I will be useing this in my next MOC.
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  December 22, 2013
This is an very interesting idea. Perhaps, the minifig revolution...?
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  December 18, 2013
Hey, this is still purest, so long as it is an actual rubberband. Many of my cars use "Questionable" techniques to attack parts, but they are all LEGO parts. In my book purest just means you don't modify any bricks, I even go as far as saying non-LEGO rubberbands and stickers are OK, just no paint, glue, or cutting stuff.
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  December 9, 2013
That is so awesome! I could never figure out how people did it! Great technique!
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  October 4, 2013
The archery guy is actually one of my favorites! Great work! This was very helpful!
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  June 19, 2013
very nice I like the dancing guy!
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  May 31, 2013
Wow, thanks, I never knew how to make a flexi fig till I saw this! Maybe I should Enter a contest now! Thanks again!
  April 10, 2013
Thanks for posting this. It has been most helpful too me in my various flexible figure endeavors in the past.
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  March 26, 2013
Great idea!!! (nice sniper rifle too!)
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  February 28, 2013
You're a genius, especially to use only LEGO parts!
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  January 22, 2013
Quoting MCLegoboy from April 2011 I'm one of those people who is super purist, but I've got some stuff coming soon that isn't so strict. I will never use this, but I just wanted to say nice tutorial, and you might want to go over an reread this. I saw a few "ant"s and "an"s instead of "and", and there might be more, I just can't remember now.
Sorry for the returning comment. According to someone who's identity I will be concealing *coughHalhi141cough* something you say long ago means you are bound to it. In the grand scheme of all my creations since, I think I used it in only two creations. Appearently that makes me an super hypocrite when I originally thought I never would use this technique. I've come to really like this technique, and while I am still not going to use it as often as others, I am glad I have used it because it is great. Annoying little snot, I oughta slug'em.
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  July 10, 2012
Quoting Eric 'Hawk' Mickle Hello, I am the admin of a group you want to join, The Halo Group. As per our new screening process, I must ask: will you be active in conversations? I don't let inactive members in, just so they can flaunt creations. >Eric
Hi Eric. I currently want to join the Halo Group to keep track of it. I recently bought an XBOX360 with Halo: Reach and Halo 3, and soon (within a month or so) I plan on building some Halo MOCs. I doubt I would be able to be very regularly active in the conversations, but as I am new to the whole Halo universe, it would likely prove a helpful place for Halo info an advice on MOCs.
  July 10, 2012
Hello, I am the admin of a group you want to join, The Halo Group. As per our new screening process, I must ask: will you be active in conversations? I don't let inactive members in, just so they can flaunt creations. >Eric
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  June 21, 2012
Awesom moc dude! I can't wait to try it out.
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  June 16, 2012
Thanks! This was very helpful!
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  May 29, 2012
I have always wondered how to do that. Thanks for the tutorial!
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  May 28, 2012
WOW!!!!!
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  May 4, 2012
gonna have to use it some time
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  April 12, 2012
Wow! I can see lots of dynamic uses for these! Nice work!
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  March 23, 2012
Great ideas!
  February 25, 2012
I can't believe I haven't commented on this yet. But anyway the technique you used here is very useful, and I have used it many times after seeing this page. Mostly in my custom minifigs, and I've given you credit in all of them (I think). Overall, It's a very, VERY good technique that most (if not all) Lego builders should use. And it's just like Eric 'Hawk' Mickle said, it is purist, it's a LEGO rubber band with a LEGO minifigure. Awesome Job LWC :D
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  January 21, 2012
Cool
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  October 17, 2011
This is very helpful...Well done LWC guy!
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  August 16, 2011
WOW!!! THAT'S GENIUS!!! I gotta try that! 8D
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  July 23, 2011
If it doesn't look like this you're a...LOL
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  July 19, 2011
Please join this group so I can start my CYOA. http://mocpages.com/group.php/17819
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  July 7, 2011
wow im going to try this really cool nice figs
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  June 19, 2011
brilliant way to do this, and it looks awesome (specialy the skeleton with the heavy weapon) and nice instruction
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  May 31, 2011
Very Nice. To bad I'm an extreme purist.
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  May 29, 2011
That's sweet! Now if only I could find a rubber band,lol.
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  May 29, 2011
Quoting The Timinater ! 50 likes- now.
why thankyou
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  May 28, 2011
50 likes- now.
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  May 27, 2011
Quoting David Wang Sorry if this is a last minute question, but for the Flexible Minifigure Contest, If you have a 6x6 base with a 6x12 base on top, does that still qualify? Because the rules say that you could have overhang, so I have technically a 2 stud overhang, right?
yeah, thats fine
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  May 26, 2011
Sorry if this is a last minute question, but for the Flexible Minifigure Contest, If you have a 6x6 base with a 6x12 base on top, does that still qualify? Because the rules say that you could have overhang, so I have technically a 2 stud overhang, right?
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  May 26, 2011
Yes! I have always wanted to know this! Oh and BTW but does it really take 5 solid hours of LEGO in your room to figure out that a standard minfing diviedes up like that? Imhave spent 5 hours solid in ,y room with with LEGO though, but still. 5/5 for the Tutorial BTW! ;)
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  May 19, 2011
my most popular is catching up to yours.... mwuhahaha!
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  May 16, 2011
Very Clever...
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  May 16, 2011
All those figs are excellent! Nice techniques!
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  May 16, 2011
Good! But you know... There are always LOADS of ways to make a different pose. Remember this is LEGO! Everything is possible ;)
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  May 11, 2011
TY TY TY! i wondered how to make some i used 2 rubber bands on the first one (might be posting it) and that was really hard
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  May 10, 2011
1000 views! putting viper up now...
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  May 7, 2011
Quoting Space Gypsy . Very helpful. Do you mind if I use this?
Use it.
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  May 7, 2011
Very helpful. Do you mind if I use this?
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  May 3, 2011
Very helpfull, thank you very much! I was wondering how to make some of these minifigures in order to enter the contest, but now I'll surely tive it a try.
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  April 29, 2011
Great! I don't think you need to say "extreme purists turn back now!" , because this is really extreme purist awesomeness.
  April 28, 2011
But the best thing to use is a white band.
  April 28, 2011
I don't really see how this is non-purist. It's using LEGO rubber bands, and lego parts. It's just a little change with how people normally pose figs, to say it isn't purist is saying SNOT isn't purist. That's my two-cents.
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  April 28, 2011
Quoting Lwc guy (down south) Some people think it's non-purist to rip apart the arms, legs and hands.
Oh give me a frickin' break!
  April 27, 2011
This will help me so much!!
LWC guy
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Cligra ?
  April 26, 2011
So, this is the sort of thing I should be making for the flexible fig contest?
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  April 26, 2011
nice work mate, thank you for the tips. would you mind if i used that skeleton's sniper design for a future moc?
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  April 26, 2011
Quoting The Timinater ! how is this a creation to make "extreme purists look away?"
Some people think it's non-purist to rip apart the arms, legs and hands.
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  April 26, 2011
how is this a creation to make "extreme purists look away?"
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  April 26, 2011
these are awesome poses! I have half copied them... brilliant job and thanks for making our job (of doing this) soooo much easier! And thanks for doing a link to my "En Guarde!"
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  April 26, 2011
Nice!! I`m a purist, the only things I don`t like is wen pepole cut and glue legos. I love how you used the rubber bands!!
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  April 26, 2011
Great tutorial and poses. >Eric
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  April 26, 2011
Nice, though I probably wouldn't use it. I hear that taking off hands, arms and legs break or weaken the joints. Though if I ever break one, I'm going to do this!
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  April 26, 2011
awesome ,cuz you are not breaking or gluing anything. I must try some stuff like this!
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  April 26, 2011
Nice work! The techniques here are brilliant!
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  April 26, 2011
Personaly I don't like sorta braking my figs to make them more poseable. But that is at this second and I will probobly come around later and I know just where to come when I do.
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  April 26, 2011
I've always wondered how everyone makes their minifigs bendy. Thanks to you, I now know how to make one myself! By the way, I'm a purist, and I don't find anthing "dirty" about this creation at all :)
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  April 26, 2011
Cool minifigures, my favorite would be the rocker dude. Nice job with this interesting design.
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  April 26, 2011
Cool.
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  April 26, 2011
Best thing I've seen with Mini-figures on this site - I'd never have thought of this! Great tutorial, 5 stars
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  April 26, 2011
Very creative.
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  April 26, 2011
That is really cool! 5/5
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  April 26, 2011
Awesome, I have a design for flexible arms:)
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  April 26, 2011
Nice! I was wondering how to get the other leg to stay on.
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  April 26, 2011
Brilliant job!
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  April 26, 2011
Wow, those are some great poses. Are you able to get the figs back together afterwards?
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  April 26, 2011
This is really nice. I knew about the arms but the leg stuff was really helpful. I generally use the small white lego rubberbands, because they fit inside the torso and allow the legs to be put on normally.
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  April 26, 2011
Wow, that is really awesome! I'm probably gonna' use this a lot, now... =D Thanks!
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  April 26, 2011
Quoting Flare . Nice techniques, I might try this out if you don't mind!
I don't mind. I made it for people to use, particularly in the contest.
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  April 26, 2011
Thanks for the building instructions! They are really helpful!
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  April 26, 2011
Nice techniques, I might try this out if you don't mind!
 
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