Dave's ASH Gallery - Lego ASH
Last Updated: 3/30/03
Virtual Lego Essay added.
In early February, Tony Pi pointed me at a Lego LSH
page, where the Legion of Super-Heroes characters (among others) were
built using a set of virtual Legos. I decided I could do it with real Legos,
by cracky! So far, I've made 8 ASH Universe characters. I'm limited by the
Lego people I have available, because certain parts of a Lego person scrape
pretty close and I can't paint them. So, for instance, I'll need a Lego guy
with a green torso and green legs if I'm to make Channel.
- Solar Max: The helmet is a standard Lego
helmet, with epoxy putty used to build up the chopped-down horns and the
bug-eye lenses, as well as the wrists. I decided not to build up the feet,
because I wanted to be able to stand him on normal Lego-style plates. The
helmet is removable. I used an art pen to draw in the somewhat shaky lines
(it's hard to get it to write on gloss paint).
- Meteor: The first one I made, and the only one
where I broke the rule that says all Lego people have yellow skin...mainly
because there's so much other yellow in her costume already, and she
is black. The helmet is seriously chopped down from a standard one,
and is removable. I painted the peg atop her head black to represent her
short-cropped hair. The visor doesn't normally glow like that, it's just
something that plastic does in bright light.
- Scorch: I initially tried to do the flaming hair
by modifying a pirate's bandana piece, but that looked really stupid, so I
just put him permanently on fire by adding putty to his head. The tunic
piece I made from a thin sheet of styrene plastic, punching a hole for the
neck with a standard paper holepunch. Sorry about the somewhat dark image,
but the red and orange washed together when I tried to make it brighter.
- Peregryn: This was the first one I used the
styrene sheet on, actually. Unfortunately, I forgot about the belt he wears
until after I had already painted things, so the tabard thing keeps rising
up, since styrene doesn't want to stay very folded. I made his braid out of
twisted copper wire painted brown.
- Contact: I ran out of hair pieces, so I just
molded him some out of putty and tried to make the blond hair look like it
wasn't the same color as his skin. I decided to ditch the goggles from this
design, while keeping the blue leggings added for the icon version.
- Lightfoot: A simple design. I decided not to
glue the visor to his head, so it tends to fall off and get lost. Oops.
- Essay: In this case, I did glue the visor to her
hair, so I could add the earpieces and extend the hair a bit. So taking off
the visor also renders her bald. The gun is a flintlock pistol with some
barrel mass added, and the chainsaw thing is straight from one of the old Ice
- Virtual Essay: Going to The Mini-Mizer, I
made a virtual Lego Essay. Tried a few others, but they didn't work out so
well. BTW, if you're over 18, you might try clicking on the word "Plastic"
in the page logo.
- Warden: More or less as he appeared in Warden
#11-12. The leather jacket came from a policeman figure, I painted over the
badge and then went over the white zippers with silver. The eyeless face was
simple: I turned the head around and drew a mouth on the back of it. The
regular face is hidden by the hair piece. The tonfa is a standard space set
piece with the cup-end cut off, and I built the bundi (punch sword) from some
more bits of styrene sheet and rod. I left on one of the cop's black hands
and painted silver studs on it, but replaced the other hand with a bare one.
- Ramjet: This was completely a mix-and-match
project with repainting. The helmet and shoulder unit came from an Aquashark
badguy I got from Tony, and the body was assembled from various bits,
including my lone Magnetron figure's torso. The shiny thing over his left
shoulder is a sword/knife. Not visible are silver conduits down the outsides
of his arms.