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Here is my first (and perhaps last) entry for Flexible Fig Contest 2. Grandpa scores a quality scream and a spilled glass of water from his teenage grandson. Corners always seem to do the trick...

I had fun designing the character stances, namely the different leg techniques (the arms I've seen done plenty of times before, can't take credit for those). Also, my apologies for the soft photos, sadly I'm too lazy to retake them. *facepalm*











BOO!!!

[EDIT 10/26/12] In light of several requests, I've decided to upload a "how it's done" picture (found below) of the leg techniques.




Thanks for stopping by, and Soli Deo Gloria!



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  January 9, 2015
This is awesome and very funny. Congrats on MOTD
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  January 9, 2015
Hehe. Congrats on MOTD.
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  January 9, 2015
Congrats on MOTD!
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  January 9, 2015
Haha! That's hilarious!
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  January 9, 2015
Fantastic job. What a dynamic scene. Congrats on MOTD.
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  January 9, 2015
Ha! That's awesome dude!
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  January 9, 2015
MOTD... congrats! :)
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  January 9, 2015
Congrats on A well deserved MOTD! 5/5!
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  January 9, 2015
Congratulations on another MOTD! I absolutely LOVE how you've done the legs. Very clever!
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  January 9, 2015
Ha ha! Awesome! Congratulations on another MOTD!
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  January 9, 2015
This is great!
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  January 9, 2015
Cool! :P
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  January 9, 2015
Haha! Brilliant that's what Grandfathers are for. :p
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  January 9, 2015
This was really one of the best! congrats to MOTD!
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  January 9, 2015
SO fun!
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  January 9, 2015
Congrats on MOTD!
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  January 9, 2015
Haha, nice!
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  January 9, 2015
Congratulations on MOTD - the work with the legs and the hand pieces is amazing!
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  January 9, 2015
Congratulations on MOTD, Ian! :)
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  January 9, 2015
These guys are great. :) Congrats, Ian!
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  January 9, 2015
Hehe, i needed a good scare :-D Nice use of parts, great detail with the legs :-)
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  January 9, 2015
Haha, that's just too funny! Congrats on the MOTD!
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  January 9, 2015
This is awesome! Congrats on the MOTD! ~ McLegofreak
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  January 9, 2015
Congrats on MotD, Ian!
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  January 9, 2015
This is really funny! Brilliant techniques used here. Congratulations on a well deserved MOTD!
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  January 9, 2015
THIS IS AMAZING :D These poses look so funny and realistic :D You just gave me a 3 minutes of healthy laughter :D
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  January 9, 2015
Excellent MOC, and congrats on MOTD. Well done.
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  January 9, 2015
Superb scene! It's another well deserved MOTD!
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  January 9, 2015
Brilliant, i really like that glass of water spilled, just marvelous A well deserved MOTD
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  January 9, 2015
Congrats on MotD!
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  January 8, 2014
Okay, thanks!
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  January 8, 2014
Quoting Bill Daniels. Would you like to join my 6x6 contest? I invited you. Please think about it! It would be awesome if you join!
Hi Bill. Unfortunately I don't have much time for additional Lego activities right now (I'm already swamped with a few other projects), but thanks very much for thinking of me! And I wish you the best of luck with running your contest!
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  January 8, 2014
Haha! Awesome! I love the way you made the water spilling! Great work! Would you like to join my 6x6 contest? I invited you. Please think about it! It would be awesome if you join!
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  January 6, 2014
Dude that's awesome! Lol. :)
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  July 11, 2013
totaly cool.
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  February 22, 2013
cool, like the boy!
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  February 21, 2013
I love the leg pose! Gotta try that! Brilliant use of fire, for water!
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  January 12, 2013
Awesome!
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  November 18, 2012
That's really clever, so effective!
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  November 7, 2012
Quoting Mark Murphy Well done Ian, Pose: 4.5/5 very good, but it is just a teeny bit overshadowed by the rest of the MOC, (In other words it is not as much emphasis on the pose as I would like) Build: Very simple but it needs to be that way, maybe you could have put something on the wall 2.5/3 Pictures: 2/2 Total: 9/10 Great job!
Thank you for the very decent score Mark, although I would like to point out: there is a picture on the wall! ;)
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  November 5, 2012
Very funny MOC. Grandpa's sneaking stance is perfect. I like the blue fire for water.
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  November 3, 2012
Clever techniques!!!
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  November 3, 2012
Quoting Sean & Steph Mayo Excellent vig! Everything from the slightly tilted picture frame to the way you got the grandpa to stand up, is brilliant.
I was wondering if anyone would notice the picture. :) Thanks Mayos!
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  November 3, 2012
Excellent vig! Everything from the slightly tilted picture frame to the way you got the grandpa to stand up, is brilliant.
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  October 29, 2012
Very humorous and clever MOC Ian, great techniques as well :D
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  October 27, 2012
Absolutely hilarious! And so very clever too.
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  October 27, 2012
Figures look amazing! I'll try and make some of them. Also check out my creations.
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  October 26, 2012
Fantastic Ian. I love the feel you're able to achieve on your MOCs. The figs in this MOC, especially the scared one, are in such humorous, lifelike poses that the effect really had me doing a double take. A brilliant touch with the blue fire piece acting as thrown water. Perfect result. Well done.
  October 26, 2012
Well done Ian, Pose: 4.5/5 very good, but it is just a teeny bit overshadowed by the rest of the MOC, (In other words it is not as much emphasis on the pose as I would like) Build: Very simple but it needs to be that way, maybe you could have put something on the wall 2.5/3 Pictures: 2/2 Total: 9/10 Great job!
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  October 25, 2012
amazing! But, the posability looks a little wierd. Also, I'm desperate for critieques, so can you check out my stuff, and comment on anything you want to. I'll comment on your stuff too, if you like.
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  October 25, 2012
Funny Ian!
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  October 25, 2012
I love the water effect. Photos are maybe a bit over-exposed or something. 1.5 out of 2 for photography. The build isn't the most detailed ever, but it is nice and clean. 3 out of 3 for the build. The poses and expressions of the figs work so well with your story I think that they deserve a perfect score. 5/5 for the figs and 9.5 out of 10 points total.
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  October 25, 2012
Neat work!
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  October 25, 2012
Excellent choice of facial expressions! The blue flame looks great too!
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  October 25, 2012
SO clever!!!
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  October 25, 2012
the fear of the young guy is perfect!! I did not think that kind of "attitude" was possible with minifigs... Great job!
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  October 25, 2012
Clever, clever, clever, Ian. The dynamic here is perfect and, close to Halloween, so is the theme. Brilliant.
  October 25, 2012
Quoting Ian Spacek Gramps seems to have stepped on a knife...but you're not suppose to see that! ;) I may add a picture of how I did the leg techniques, if that's okay?
Now THAT is an excellent technique! yeah, that's fine to do...
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  October 25, 2012
Quoting The Timinater !
Quoting Ian Spacek Hehe, thanks Tim! The Grandpa's leg technique simply uses 4 black mini-fig hands: 1 to connect the two legs, 1 to attach the connected legs to the body, and 2 just to give his legs a more fleshed out appearance.
ok, i can see 3 of the hands... and what's the grey thing in the floor that appears to be holding him up, or helping balance?
Gramps seems to have stepped on a knife...but you're not suppose to see that! ;) I may add a picture of how I did the leg techniques, if that's okay?
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  October 24, 2012
Quoting The Timinater ! what an entry! 2/2 for pics, 2.5/3 for build - I like how you used a thick base, so you could have the floor technique, and have a smooth base, yet still have minifigs standing up nicely! 4.5/5 for poses - I still can't work out that complex grandpa's leg technique! XD excellent MOC, a total of 9/10!
Hehe, thanks Tim! The Grandpa's leg technique simply uses 4 black mini-fig hands: 1 to connect the two legs, 1 to attach the connected legs to the body, and 2 just to give his legs a more fleshed out appearance.
  October 24, 2012
what an entry! 2/2 for pics, 2.5/3 for build - I like how you used a thick base, so you could have the floor technique, and have a smooth base, yet still have minifigs standing up nicely! 4.5/5 for poses - I still can't work out that complex grandpa's leg technique! XD excellent MOC, a total of 9/10!
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  October 24, 2012
That leg technique is stellar! It's certainly something I'll be stealing in the future.
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  October 24, 2012
Hilarious! Great work Ian.
Ian Spacek
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  October 23, 2012
You must be one of the most creative persons around, I just can't believe how realistic this scene looks! The posing is pure brilliance, the water effect is simply fantastic and the scene itself is also nicely done so that it doesn't draw too much attention to itself. Truly great work!
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  October 23, 2012
Excellent job Ian! The water effect was a nice touch. Well done and good luck!
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  October 23, 2012
Hehe, Gramps got the whippersnapper this time ;) Very nice work. As has been mentioned, the spilled water is a stroke of genius.
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  October 23, 2012
LMFAO! Dude, the splashing water is the best! Great job!
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  October 23, 2012
lovely scene, great figs!
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  October 23, 2012
Wonderful! I love the water
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  October 23, 2012
Thanks for your nice comments everyone!
  October 23, 2012
I've seen quite a few entries to this contest, and this by far is my favorite! Great work dude!
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  October 23, 2012
This gave me a good chuckle, well done!
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  October 23, 2012
Amazing entry Ian!
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  October 23, 2012
Ha! Wonderful Creation Ian!
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  October 23, 2012
Clever! I'm sure we'll be seeing this technique around the pages!
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  October 23, 2012
Lol great build!
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  October 23, 2012
Wow! Very realistic movement!
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  October 23, 2012
amazing action still!
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  October 23, 2012
great job!!! I love how you did the boy dropping the glass of watter.
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  October 23, 2012
Ahhh, thanks for the laugh. I can't tell you the number of times my grandpa has done this to me, so that makes it even more funny in my eyes XD
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  October 23, 2012
Great job Ian! love the water effect! :)
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  October 23, 2012
Great stuff!
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  October 23, 2012
Great positioning! I feel you reall captured the suprise and shock and creeping perfectly. Great MOC.
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  October 23, 2012
Ahh, very nice one. It refreshes me to see a clean build. Also I LOVE the water effect!
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  October 23, 2012
A simple but original idea, skillfully executed. Great fun too. Brilliant work.
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  October 23, 2012
Quoting daevster ! Excellent posing! Very fitting build with Halloween coming up :)
Hehe, funny you should mention that! I honestly almost did a haunted house scene. Thanks for the comment!
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  October 23, 2012
That is awesome Ian!!!!! I love the poses! Great entry!
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  October 23, 2012
Oh! That grandpa is SOOO me! I do this pretty much every day to my biggest sis... :) I love this! Good luck! :)
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  October 23, 2012
That Gramps! Nice! :)
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  October 23, 2012
Excellent posing! Very fitting build with Halloween coming up :)
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  October 23, 2012
Haha I love the poses you've got there and the water spilling out is a nice effect! :D
 
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