The Juggernaut is totes adorbs
September 8, 2015 8:13 AM   Subscribe

Sure, Lego has some Marvel minifigs mainly those from the movies. But what if you wanted minifigs of every character ever represented in Marvel comics. [via mefi projects]
posted by Going To Maine (48 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
Groot!
posted by chavenet at 8:15 AM on September 8, 2015


The Havok one is darling.
posted by griphus at 8:19 AM on September 8, 2015


Tonight, on a very special episode of Where Are My Pants?
posted by JHarris at 8:21 AM on September 8, 2015 [3 favorites]


I was going to say "Call me when they get NEXTWAVE in," but then I realised that they would probably be those knock-off Legos your mom totally told you were still Lego.

Instead my heart will just go nuts for Gertrude with Old Lace and Ernst and No-Girl. Awwwww!
posted by Katemonkey at 8:31 AM on September 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


I need Dazzler and Shadowcat + Lockheed NOW, will pay cold cash, bitcoin, blood, whatever.
posted by signal at 8:42 AM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Can we get a bit more info on how they're fabbed ? The mefi projects link notes they are custom fabbed, and that intrigues me..
posted by k5.user at 8:44 AM on September 8, 2015


Oh Dazzler.
posted by Constant Reader at 8:50 AM on September 8, 2015


Like Katemonkey, I went looking for NEXTWAVE, Agents of H.A.T.E. But then I spotted Venus De Milo. Which is fantastic. But there are no other XStatix, which makes me sad (although U-Go Girl and Phat would either be boring or impossible, depending).

Still, despite these complaints, this is amazing.

Also, given that I think of Lego as being with DC, are any of these actually from official sets? If not, how was the Groot one made?
posted by Hactar at 8:52 AM on September 8, 2015


Some of these are off-brand minifigs -- I have several of the GOTG characters on page one. Also a movie version of Scarlet Witch that this collection doesn't have. But I just recently got some baseplates to organize my collection, so there's room for plenty more.

I think I need Squirrel Girl, Agent Coulson, Nick Fury, Dr. Strange, and Cloak and Dagger. And why not Kamala Khan and Agent Carter, too?

...OMG there are Runaways in this collection!! ::dies::
posted by Foosnark at 8:53 AM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Helpful hint (because I've been drooling over these since yesterday): The captions of the name say if it's an official set or not. Some are but most are not.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:55 AM on September 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


Some of them are from actual sets (there's a M.O.D.O.K. above my desk as I type that I liberated from my son's stash) and it's neat to see the custom versions that existed before the "official" versions came out.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:55 AM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


You could also play LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, which has so many of them in digital form. It's also a hoot, because one of the missions has you rid Nick Fury's S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier of snakes.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:00 AM on September 8, 2015 [9 favorites]


My son is big into these, since we've been playing the Lego Marvel Superheroes video game. I will say that aliexpress.com has been a big saver on my wallet, as most six year olds don't care about official Lego vs Chinese brand compatibles.

The mybrickstore blog (which is not a store despite the name) does a good job comparing the various knock-offs to each other and the official Lego.
posted by fings at 9:05 AM on September 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


I was standoffish until I saw Magik in a teleport disk. Then I was sold.
Wow. Even a Douglock.
posted by eclectist at 9:06 AM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Also, given that I think of Lego as being with DC, are any of these actually from official sets?

Lego has both the Marvel and DC licenses, at least with respect to building sets, video games, and direct-to-video movies. However, since the big-budget theatrical Lego Movie was a Warner Bros. joint, we only got to see the DC comics characters in the film, since DC is a WB subsidiary. From what I understand, the non-WB affiliated properties included in the film like Star Wars and Simpsons needed to be negotiated separately, and Disney's probably not letting Lego Tony Stark and Lego Rocket Raccoon go play with Lego Batman and Lego Green Lantern for anything less than a few million Legobucks. In summary, Legoland is a place of many contrasts...
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:07 AM on September 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


My favorites have to be Warlock and Leech.

Unless I missed them, I'd love to see mini-figs of the early 90s Marvel comics I read so "New Warriors", "Darkhawk" and "Sleepwalker."
posted by drezdn at 9:07 AM on September 8, 2015 [2 favorites]






My favorites have to be Warlock and Leech.

oh my gosh that Leech rules but WHERE IS ARTIE
posted by Greg Nog at 9:19 AM on September 8, 2015 [3 favorites]




Leech must be v alone out there without an Artie!

On preview: Gregor Nog and I may have the same brain
posted by elr at 9:24 AM on September 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


you know, if in 2005 i had commented that in 2015 there would be an fpp on totes adorbs minifigs, that comment would have been deleted immediately.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 9:28 AM on September 8, 2015


Now I want to see a Liefeld-era Cable built as a Hero Factory-style model set with SO MANY POUCHES.
posted by drezdn at 9:33 AM on September 8, 2015


But what if you wanted minifigs of every character ever represented in Marvel comics.

This guy's work is too awesome for you to ridiculously, ludicrously oversell it like that.
posted by straight at 9:36 AM on September 8, 2015


I mean, this isn't even every character ever featured by name on the cover of a Marvel comic.
posted by straight at 9:58 AM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yeah, this is nowhere near "every character ever represented in Marvel comics". Poking around yields a number of 5-7000 characters, and that was 5 years ago. And I guess it also depends on what you mean by "character".
posted by Sangermaine at 10:04 AM on September 8, 2015


But what if you wanted minifigs of every character ever represented in Marvel comics.

This guy's work is too awesome for you to ridiculously, ludicrously oversell it like that.

I’m just taking the quote from the projects page…
posted by Going To Maine at 10:05 AM on September 8, 2015


Your No-Prize is in the mail.

(I know that's not how a no-prize works.)
posted by The Hamms Bear at 10:06 AM on September 8, 2015 [3 favorites]


It's also a hoot, because one of the missions has you rid Nick Fury's S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier of snakes.

It seems Samuel L. Jackson's past continues to catch up with him.
posted by A dead Quaker at 10:18 AM on September 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


I hope they kept scale for the Galactus model!
posted by I-Write-Essays at 10:35 AM on September 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


(original comment edited/deleted by author because it was perhaps a bit mean.. but better lighting could really enhance those pictures. it looks like you've gone to a lot of work to build the collection but it could be displayed to better effect.)
posted by Nerd of the North at 10:36 AM on September 8, 2015


Yeah... no Galactus. This is totes not every character ever represented.
posted by I-Write-Essays at 10:40 AM on September 8, 2015


Good to see Squirrel Girl, even if her tail is the wrong color and it doesn't reflect her current costume (with the little jacket and the little ears). Of course, now you have to do Chipmunk Hunk and Koi Boi.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:42 AM on September 8, 2015 [3 favorites]


I respect that someone (or someones) put a lot of work into these, but some of them show the limits of the Lego paradigm (while others probably represent the limits of kitbashing). I went through the first few pages and none of the Ben Grimms really look appealing, while I think that Captain Airstrip-One would say, "Capbrit doubleplusungood."
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:43 AM on September 8, 2015


Um, no Peggy Carter? Or Sharon Carter? MEDIOCRE. There is a Pepper Potts though, which mollifies me somewhat. Also I appreciate that one of the many Captain America minifigs has the Cap uniform from the Winter Soldier, because that one was the BEST Cap uniform, all other opinions invalid.
posted by yasaman at 10:46 AM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Wow, pretty complete even for some obscure characters - got close to 90% of my X-Men Livejournal RPG's active characters.
posted by FritoKAL at 11:05 AM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


I was delighted to see what looked like a mohawk Storm.
posted by immlass at 11:17 AM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Can we get a bit more info on how they're fabbed ? The mefi projects link notes they are custom fabbed, and that intrigues me..

This doesn't answer your specific question, but there's a corner of the Lego hobby that focuses on minifig customs.
posted by Fleebnork at 11:44 AM on September 8, 2015


(I know that's not how a no-prize works.)

It used to work that way. For a while Marvel sent out empty envelopes to No Prize winners.
posted by straight at 11:50 AM on September 8, 2015


Somebody is a fan of Bobby Drake.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 12:22 PM on September 8, 2015


Hello. I am a friend of the builder, of you have any specific questions I can try and answer myself or ask the builder.

The every character ever line is more ambition rather than current status, but the there are also many marvel characters that I don't recognise built but not yet added I think.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 1:25 PM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


I was going to say "Call me when they get NEXTWAVE in...

Well, it's kind of hard to do Lego figures with the middle fingers extended...
posted by happyroach at 3:27 PM on September 8, 2015


THERE NEEDS TO BE A MINIFIG EARLY PUNK ROCKERS SERIES! I WILL BUY THEM ALL!
It would be hilariously awesome.
posted by evilDoug at 3:44 PM on September 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


It used to work that way. For a while Marvel sent out empty envelopes to No Prize winners.

Oh believe me, I sent a few letters trying to get one in the early 80s. By that time you didn't just have to point out an error or an inaccuracy (this isn't even every character ever featured), you had to explain why it wasn't actually wrong, continuity wise (this is every character because everyone else was wiped out by Crisis on Infinite Battleworlds and therefore never existed), that's all I meant.

Looking at that wikipedia page I wish I'd just written to Ralph Macchio. :(
posted by The Hamms Bear at 5:15 PM on September 8, 2015


Well, it's kind of hard to do Lego figures with the middle fingers extended...

A hot pin is your friend here.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:12 PM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


I wonder if the builder is a fan of X-Plain the X-Men and has a Dr. Peter Corbeau minifig on the way.

Personally I would enjoy Oatu the Watcher, Doop, Howard the Duck, Morpheus, Carnage (was there one? I may have breezed past spider guys looking for muties), the Starjammers and I've never actually read a comic with it but Krakoa the Living Island.
posted by elr at 7:24 PM on September 8, 2015


Please nobody pass the idea of old school punk rockers on to the people who make Pop's ReAction line. I only have so much money and wallspace.
posted by elr at 7:27 PM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


this is every character because everyone else was wiped out by Crisis on Infinite Battleworlds and therefore never existed

Heh. The first draft of my comment was, no joke, "This isn't even every mutant left after M-Day."
posted by straight at 11:14 AM on September 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


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