legomatt wrote:Incidentally, is it just me, or am i alone in thinking it feels wrong (no problem with others doing it) to pull arms off a lego person? I've never done it, ever.
For me, (just my own personal feeling here, i have no issue with what other people do) the arms of a lego minifig aren't really supposed to come off, for me it's just a movable joint. Of course, I know they can come off if you pull them off, but its just not for me, it would feel too much like i'm breaking and fixing it again. It doesn't feel 'designed' or 'intended' to come off.
You're probably not alone, but I'd wager you're in the minority - I've seen people use all sorts of pieces of minifigs in MOCS (the hands, especially, as guns on microspace ships and the like). A lot of sellers on Bricklink sell just torsos with no arms, and the torso w/arms and hands is considered an 'upper body assembly'. They're too easy to pull off and put back on to not be intended to be used that way. That's what LEGO is all about: Interchangeability. To most I would think swapping out arms and legs is the same as swapping a head or helmet. While I like to keep my figures intact for the most part, if I want to build a custom figure I don't think twice about swapping out the arms or legs.