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Straight out of the Old West, this somewhat functional Lego cowboy puppet sports a hat made out of capes, a mustache made from whips, and a loaded revolver. Something out of my comfort zone as far as construction techniques go, this was a challenge and a joy to build. Enjoy!
About this creation



This shot was nearly impossible to take. Taking a picture with your feet is about as hard as it sounds.





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  April 2, 2014
Love this guy!
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  September 13, 2012
This is so classy: original and with very clever parts usage. Very refreshing. The spurs and the mustache in particular stand out as good part selection. The whole shape is well laid out too.
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  September 12, 2012
This is just genius.
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  September 5, 2012
The originality of the ideas for your MOCs is what I love best about them. Great work here, NPU, and keep on brickin'!
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  September 5, 2012
Wow thats awesome! I like how you did the moustache using the whips. It's a very clever build
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  September 3, 2012
This is one of the most original and whimsical creations I've seen in a while. Great part use.
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  August 28, 2012
Quoting Aidan Flynn For my 200th post on BrickEnd, I have decided to post your awesomeness! This is pretty incredible. Keep it up, man! I think you're the most blogged builder on there! (As if this isn't new...) Blogged on BrickEnd: http://brickend.blogspot.com/2012/08/marionette-by-paul-vermeesch.html
Thanks again Aidan! There were definitely a lot of Legohaulic influences in the build. His Flickr photostream garnered quite a few more views as I browsed through his techniques.
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  August 28, 2012
Quoting Lego Obsessionist Fantastic idea! Do the knee hinges have too much friction, or do they fall naturally?
Great question. The knee and thigh hinges unfortunately are a bit to stiff to fall naturally. I was hoping the weight of the boots would reduce the friction, but the legs are really not that operational.
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  August 27, 2012
Wow Paul! You never cease to impress! Love the entire thing. I am also impressed with the shot taken with your feet, but, couldn't you have someone else take the picture while you are holding the marionette? Anyway, Love all of the detail. Cheers!
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  August 27, 2012
For my 200th post on BrickEnd, I have decided to post your awesomeness! This is pretty incredible. Keep it up, man! I think you're the most blogged builder on there! (As if this isn't new...) Blogged on BrickEnd: http://brickend.blogspot.com/2012/08/marionette-by-paul-vermeesch.html
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  August 27, 2012
Fantastic idea! Do the knee hinges have too much friction, or do they fall naturally?
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  August 27, 2012
Great idea, perfect solution!
  August 26, 2012
that is asome ist like real puppet
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  August 26, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  August 26, 2012
Your creativity never ceases to impress. Great use of those new Nazgul cloaks! Awesome job!
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  August 26, 2012
Quoting Max Pointner If that isn't clever and awesome, then it certainly isn't the best creation you have made! GENIUS WORK. By the way, are any of the capes I lent you in there?
Thanks Max. There are eight capes in the hat and I think three of them are from you. Thanks for the contribution.
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  August 26, 2012
If that isn't clever and awesome, then it certainly isn't the best creation you have made! GENIUS WORK. By the way, are any of the capes I lent you in there?
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  August 26, 2012
Turned out great!
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  August 26, 2012
Quoting Quad ????? I actually had an idea to do a marionette as well, but now I'm glad I won't have to figure out the mechanics of it. :) By the way, ever heard of camera self-timer?
Well... I have explodingcameraphobia. The little blinking light freaks me out.
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  August 26, 2012
I love this, it's so quirky and cool! His head/face is the best detail! Excellent work Paul!
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  August 26, 2012
Nifty parts usage!
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  August 26, 2012
Phenomenal!
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  August 26, 2012
This is something I always wanted to do. Nice to see that somebody with such high skills did it. Excellent work, Paul.
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  August 26, 2012
Fantastic build all round!
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  August 25, 2012
This is amazing!!!! I love the hair and moustache!!!! Great work!!!!!
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  August 25, 2012
Unbelievable NPU, superb work. The lock of hair over his eyes is easily my favourite part, well done.
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  August 25, 2012
Crafty build, Dude!
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  August 25, 2012
I actually had an idea to do a marionette as well, but now I'm glad I won't have to figure out the mechanics of it. :) By the way, ever heard of camera self-timer?
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  August 25, 2012
Very unusual idea and great build combined! Great job! :D
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  August 25, 2012
Excellent job, Paul! Brilliant piece usage:)
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  August 25, 2012
Whoa, that's awesome! Nice work on the functionality as well as the comical face!
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  August 25, 2012
Wow this isn't something you see everyday. I like the fact he's arm can move around, like a real marionette. And i like the way you used, thoose whips as a mustage, great job
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  August 25, 2012
Neat idea, I like the hair!
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  August 25, 2012
That's actually pretty cool!
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  August 25, 2012
great job!! I really like the hat!! why didn't you just use the timer on the cam to take that shot?
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  August 25, 2012
Different, but really well done.
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  August 25, 2012
Excellent! That piece of hair coming down from is hat is brilliant! The whole thing really is amazing! Also nice mustache idea!
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  August 25, 2012
Wow, love it. Terrific PU throughout, and a really unique subject for a MOC - great stuff!
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  August 25, 2012
Hehe! It's very cool! My favourite is his face! Cool idea! Don't you have a video?
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  August 25, 2012
BRILLIANT! So original, and beautifully built too. 5 stars
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  August 25, 2012
great idea . and great MOC!
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  August 25, 2012
Nice, I haven't seen a marionette in lego before :P
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  August 25, 2012
just his head alone is brilliant, never mind the whole creation! Great work man :)
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  August 25, 2012
Lovely attention to detail and creation overall, Paul! Great work.
Paul Vermeesch
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  August 24, 2012
Wow That's so creative! Great work Paul this is awesome!
Paul Vermeesch
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Chris Melby
  August 24, 2012
Extremely original, and a real joy to view, very cool MOC!
Paul Vermeesch
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Alex Storm
  August 24, 2012
Yeehaw pardner! Awesome puppet, I love all the uses of pieces for this build especially the mustachio, great idea.
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  August 24, 2012
Great!
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  August 24, 2012
Interesting piece usage all around! Fantastic job in bringing this inanimate object to life!
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  August 24, 2012
Lovely work Paul! The part usage is excellent. I'm particularly impressed with how you did his hair (facial hair included). When this has 350 likes and you're being interviewed by ABC News, I'll try to avoid getting "hung up" over having been the first to learn about this project. I know, I'm so humble right? Kidding, kidding! Now all he needs is a cabbage or two and he'll be good to go. Great job buddy ol' pal!
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  August 24, 2012
"There ain't enough string in this here spool for the both of us."
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  August 24, 2012
FANTASTIC! great PU, I love it!
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  August 24, 2012
Excellent parts usage, I love that ponytail hair swoop!~H
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  August 24, 2012
All of the diferent part uses are increadible!
  August 24, 2012
What an original idea! Great connections all over too.
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  August 24, 2012
Extremely creative! Would have never thought of that! I love how you used whips for the mustache. The head and gun has to be my favorite part! Great work here Paul! -Matthew-
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  August 24, 2012
That's a pretty interesting moostache! Hercule Poiroit might think it was a big large, but, hey what do French... oops Belgian... detectives know about cowboys anyhoo! :)
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  August 24, 2012
Great figure! The facial expressions are perfect! Why couldn't you ask someone for help? -LB Jr.
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  August 24, 2012
COOL!
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  August 24, 2012
If those strings were official LEGO elements... :O Awesome stuff Paul! I love your creativity.
 
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