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Halo Master Chief
True mini-fig scale Master Chief Concept
About this creation
While looking at some Halo MOCs I had a realization… in his armor Master Chief is 7 FEET TALL! In the game he towers over the Marines he fights along side, yet standard mini-figs don’t reflect this. So this is my idea of how to make a true mini-fig scale Master Chief (or any other color Spartan for that matter). Yeah I know the feet look a little blocky, but you get used to them… it’s just that we are so used to seeing mini-figs in exactly the same proportion we always do, that it takes a bit to adjust. Also, please remember this is more of a concept than a finished product. I know it could use some more detailing like black hips and decals, but the point here was to make a decent looking, easily reproduced, true mini-fig scale Master Chief.



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   My concept Master Chief along side a standard mini-fig size version.



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   Pic from the game demonstrating how much larger Master Chief really is.



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   Making the Chief the correct scale also has the beneficial effect of making weapons that he is holding look slightly smaller, helping minimize the very common oversized weapon problem that mini-figs have. My SMGs are still a bit big though but I'm happy with them.



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   Here are all the parts necessary to build this concept. The waist piece is a 1x2 grill tile with the center bar cut out. I really don’t like cutting or modifying pieces, and have never done so before, but this is the only way I could get it to work. The only reason I even considered it was because this is a mini-fig where modification seems more acceptable...but I still don't like it.



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   The four steps involved are as follows:

1. Add 1x1 plates of the appropriate color to the feet.
2. Add the modified 1x2 grill tile between the legs and torso.
3. Pull the hands out slightly to lengthen the arms.
4. Pull the head up slightly increasing the height and actually giving him a neck.

It can also be done without the armor and with a black 1x2 grill tile if you don’t have the right pieces. The armor works well though to cover up any graphics that might be on the torso.



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   Detail of the modified 1x2 grill tile.



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   Spartans come in many different flavors! There’s blueberry, and raspberry, and cherry, and ahh mint, and …umm salt I guess, and uhh … hmm… cooked hamburger? … and black licorice!



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   The Spartans and Bob from Accounting for another demonstration of scale.



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   Another pic of the black one because I think he’s my favorite. I’m also really happy with how the trans-yellow head turned out. It really looks like a reflective gold face plate.



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   “Well, it’s great to have you aboard! I’ve heard so much about you Mister Chief!”

“Master… It’s Master Chief.”

“Ahh, right… sorry”



Comments

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  May 15, 2012
Where can I get that trans yellow head?
  March 20, 2012
What about vanilla for white? Or would that be an off-white color? Anyway, I really like this MOC, and agree on the opinion that LEGO bricks shouldn't be changed in any way.
  February 18, 2012
Awesome master chief!
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  February 13, 2012
Congrats on MOTD.
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  February 13, 2012
I like that you don't like modifying LEGO bricks.
  February 13, 2012
I usually don't modify legos either, but as you said, I also think this is one of the few cases where some minor modification is needed. By the way, where did you get those transparent, honey colored minifigure heads?
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  February 13, 2012
I really like shot of everybody doing the CanCan with Bob bringing the scale up on stage right. This was cool when originally posted, and reamins a step ahead of most minifig modding and most Halo building in general. I think you can do the guy in dark green now as well. Mo bettah mo bettah! Attack!
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  February 13, 2012
I thought the part with the blocky feet once myself. Showing some concepts to the community is a great idea. Offers some inspiration for new MoCs
  February 13, 2012
oo is mastur cheefz!!1 so asum i like it becos mastur chief is moi fav halo spartan and i like him
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  February 13, 2012
Awesome and congrats on MOTD
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  February 13, 2012
Awesome and congrats on MOTD
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  February 13, 2012
LOL on the flavors!
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  February 13, 2012
First to say its on the front page! Woo!
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  March 8, 2011
Very good very simple. Could you look at my decals?
  December 30, 2010
You should use the brickforge armor and helmet, BUT then again you don't get to use your own design. I do like how you made it tall n' stuff.
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  August 20, 2010
if you take the 2 plates off the bottom and put them on top of the grill hes just as tall but alot more stable
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  July 2, 2010
Nice work, you could use this for Darth Vader too...
  January 15, 2010
I like the shorter ones and I think that you should not try so hard to make them so tall
  December 16, 2009
Oliver,just shave some of it off with a finger file or somethin
  November 14, 2009
what sets did you get the armor
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  November 11, 2009
I dont really like HALO creations, this one is really awesome! And... I have one question Where did you get all those plain color armour? ~Magma
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  October 13, 2009
This is very good, but just 1 question. You know the plastic things that secure the bottom half to the torso, how do you keep the torso from falling off, if you know what i mean? It's quite loose when i tried to make this.
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  October 3, 2009
Great mod I did the same thing to my Darth Vader who suffers the same problem(I gave you credit).
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  September 4, 2009
I think your master cheif is awesome ,and that i really recomend BRICKFORGE for its halo armor,helmets and visors YOUR DA BOMB P.S BRICKFORGE RULES
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  July 29, 2009
I won't rate the Minifigure, but the concept. A nice way to scale Master Chief, I find nothing wrong with cutting pieces for Minifigures, only cutting pieces for the creation. I don't really like Halo MOCs that much but like I said, I rated the concept, which was very smart. Smart, very Good.
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  July 24, 2009
the only downside is the grill makes the figs chest fall off easier
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  July 20, 2009
LOL.....
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  May 26, 2009
it's funny, you get so used to this that regular minifigs look funny
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  May 16, 2009
Haven't tried the belt thing yet but awesome job! lol the Spatatn flavors!!!! ( salt and cooked hamburger; classic!) overall excellent job!
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  April 10, 2009
i tried the belt thing with a minifig, but its really unstable unless i sand it A LOT. anyway, it works well.
  April 8, 2009
UUUUHHHHH..... Mr. Master Chief seller I want some salt on my cooked hamburger flavored one. And I tried this but the legs come loose and fall out..... So ummmm yaaa...>:p >:p >:p >:p
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  March 31, 2009
and ahh cooked hamburger. lol great mini figure
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  November 10, 2008
good idea for the belt
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  October 13, 2008
I think cherry and cooked hamburger are my favorite flavors :P
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  October 1, 2008
there is something u cud do tho i wud really like 2 c the cap on the helmet
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  August 1, 2008
Steve Larson, I'm gonna try to make a brick built Chief now. Thanks a lot. :D
  June 28, 2008
you know brian you can get gold bits for helms in the mars mission stuff. all the astronaughts helms come with em.in the futur use them
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  March 30, 2008
Original and halo, what a combination. Whats next, a brick built Master Chief? But really I like your idea. And your SMGs they actually look like the "real" ones. Good Job.
  March 30, 2008
Come on brian,you can do better.
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  March 1, 2008
It's all good except for the leg part , where you put the stud under it
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  January 22, 2008
good but it needs more detail. check out mine
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  December 24, 2007
seven feet tall...oh my god! master cheif is dirk nowitski!
Brian Kescenovitz
Logan Romberger
  December 15, 2007
nice job smart one ur idea ruined my helmet and my only gold mask. now i gotta spend 10 friggin bucks on another set.
Brian Kescenovitz
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Samuel Taylor
  November 10, 2007
This is, as I voted, very good! Nice size, not so sure about the 'customised' piece, but guess it was the only way, eh? Is that green or teal by the way? Just a suggestion, I'm not sure how good it would look, but the astronauts from the new Mars Mission series have gold visors, if you're interested. ~Peace
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  October 20, 2007
where did you get a green helmet?! i can't find one anywhere!
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  August 28, 2007
Very nice, but I have one problem with it. The 1x2 grill you use, it makes the torso fall off way too easily, unless you shave it down, like I did. Just a helpful tip
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  August 10, 2007
Well, it’s great to have you aboard! I’ve heard so much about you Mister Chief!” “Master… It’s Master Chief.” “Ahh, right… sorry” lol any ways very good spartan and i like how you put instructions,not alot of people put instructions to there models well very good master cheif!
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  July 27, 2007
Wow, I am suprised I hadn't reviewed this yet. I am amazed at how you came up with an idea on how to make the chief taller. An excellent idea. You never fail to show excellence in your work.
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  July 25, 2007
did saber-scorpion not come up with the grill-cutting concept?
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  June 13, 2007
uhhh hey do u think u could sell me ur black cheif or sell me the peies?
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  May 24, 2007
Great concept. When I first saw this It looked so natural I thought you just streched the image in photoshop. Only problem is modifying the brick and u might need to glue it. ps thanks for the conparison pic i didnt relise he was so tall.
Brian Kescenovitz
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Paul Beach
  May 19, 2007
Posting info like you have with these Halo MOC's makes for great pages.
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  May 2, 2007
i just finished making one (black, though my fave color spartan is white), and my only problems are : Modding parts and torso falls off of legs alot. but still, it's a really good concept. i gotta get on bricklink for a white breastplate (all i need for a white chief). actually, i think it's gray....
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  April 15, 2007
Maybe give him a visor instead of the trans-yellow head, but it still rules. maybe make the 1x1s on the green spartan black instead of green? Its also good to hear from bob again.
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  April 7, 2007
nice thought i get what u mean i never realy noticed but his armour needs a decal thats if your not a purist
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  April 6, 2007
AWESOME looks very cool looks very like the mc! 5 slimes i mean smiles i just made one and his upper body i fixed and his not faling of alot anymore
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  April 2, 2007
I have to admit, when I saw the first pic and realized what you were going for, I thought it would look a lot worse than it actually does. It's still a bit too skinny for the height, and the arms and legs are now disproportionately short, but it looks better than I thought it would. So yeah, good job.
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  April 1, 2007
Once again you have displayed a talent for scale and accuracy. This time my only complaints are the offset hands (weak but probably a must), and the use of the chest plate. My opinion is to remove the curved part and either turn it around to give the effect of the power plant on his back, or keep it facing to same direction but add a collar and 1x1 piece on his back (like i did mine).
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  April 1, 2007
This is very impressive. I like how you related the Chief's actual height compared to the marines. As for my warthog, rest assured there will be modifications to it. As you guessed, it was my first attempt at a warthog, so I still need work on it. I'm thinking on changing the turret and body frame more to make it look more like the M12. Hopefully it should turn out well. I suggest for your next moc to do a vignette of Halo or something. Maybe a diorama. That would be cool.
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  March 31, 2007
5 smilies for general feel and appeal, but you lose one for modifying a lego peice ( in this instance, you cut the tile )
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  March 31, 2007
sweet! this is really cool and nice thinking! how did u make that gun though?
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  March 31, 2007
This is great. With decals and everything it will be complete. I think this does show a good basic concept of master chief. And you should trademark that gun idea or something because I bet lots of people will use it. Nice to see bob again. Anyways very nice!
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  March 31, 2007
Great Job! You should build Darth Vader. He'd look great taller. Nice work!:-)
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  March 31, 2007
this is g good idea and anyway master chiefs boots are blocky
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  March 31, 2007
Can I use the SMG's on my page and give credit?
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  March 31, 2007
LOVE THE GUNZ!
 
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