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Team Lego Star Wars - Red Bull

Postby flyandi » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:46 pm

Hello Everyone!

A group of my friends and myself are participating in this years Red Bull Soap Car Race as Team Star Wars Lego.

We building life size Lego Minifigures from Force Awakens and Kylo Ren's Starship as Soap Car Racer.

If you like this, please vote for us at http://www.redbullsoapboxrace.com/usa-l ... wars-lego/

Here are some pictures:

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More at http://flyandi.net/projects/team-lego-s ... -car-race/

Thanks Everyone!

Andy
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Re: Team Lego Star Wars - Red Bull

Postby sparkart » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:58 am

This looks pretty hilarious. In true Democratic fashion, I voted twice for you. Good luck, I mean, may the Force be with you!

I know you guys are busy getting ready for the event, but it would be cool to get some updates/results/photos afterwards. I'm particularly interested in the fabrication and finishing of the mini-fig costumes. They look fantastic!
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Re: Team Lego Star Wars - Red Bull

Postby flyandi » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:42 pm

New picture!

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Re: Team Lego Star Wars - Red Bull

Postby banthafodder » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:55 am

That is awesome, though your neighbor across the street doesn't seem amused by it. Good luck to you all.
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Re: Team Lego Star Wars - Red Bull

Postby flyandi » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:41 pm

We did 4th place out of 61 contenders! Oh Yeah! Absolutely amazing.

All pictures and videos are here: http://flyandi.net/projects/team-lego-s ... -car-race/

We had so many pictures taken and everyone loved the life size lego figures.
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Re: Team Lego Star Wars - Red Bull

Postby flyandi » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:23 pm

sparkart wrote:This looks pretty hilarious. In true Democratic fashion, I voted twice for you. Good luck, I mean, may the Force be with you!

I know you guys are busy getting ready for the event, but it would be cool to get some updates/results/photos afterwards. I'm particularly interested in the fabrication and finishing of the mini-fig costumes. They look fantastic!


So the build was pretty amazing and interesting at the same time.

First we didn't start from fresh but used a base template from Etsy however the scaling dimensions were a bit off and we had to do many small adjustments in order to get the overall look right.

The raw material is about 6-7 camping foam mattresses from Walmart and a lot of hot glue. We have access to a laser cutter and we cut the adjusted template into fabrication templates- especially with 5 costume this helped a lot. However cutting them free-style is no real issue since the foam material is super easy to work with.

It takes a good amount of time to get all the parts glued together but it's straight forward. The most difficult pieces were the arms since they have to be rolled counter to the foam's natural form which can be though because you have to hold it very tight until the Hotglue is tried. It took most of us 3-4 attempts before we got them glued together properly. Hotlgue drys in about 15min so having the Lego movie running in the background helps :-D

For painting we used Valspar paints from Lowes. It's indoor paint but very flexible, especially since the foam is moving. We did an average of 4 coats but better would be 6-7 coats. I would not recommend spray paint since it's not flexible and will crack, especially when moving around. Also while you paint, try to stretch the foam a bit so all the tiny foam spaces are filled with paint.

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For the helmets we used a technique called pepakura. Basically transforming a 2d shape to a 3d shape. We just used one of the thousands of pepakura models out there and just scaled it to your size. Again because we built quite the amount, we used our laser cutter to make the parts from Harbor Freight Foam Flooring Tiles.

Using contact cement you build up layer by layer and use the same paint as above to get the final look.

It sounds easy right now and it is not that difficult but you need to have a lot of patients :-)


Etsy Template:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/539061691/ ... e_active_3
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Re: Team Lego Star Wars - Red Bull

Postby sparkart » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:44 pm

Got a few more pics here: http://imgur.com/a/yBuIj

Absolutely fantastic job on the costumes and the kart!
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Re: Team Lego Star Wars - Red Bull

Postby flyandi » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:18 pm

sparkart wrote:Got a few more pics here: http://imgur.com/a/yBuIj

Absolutely fantastic job on the costumes and the kart!


Funny - I just found the same thread on imgur and commented on it .. then I saw your comment here. Thx for the pics :-)

We had a lot of fun. gotta figure out where I could wear those again :-D
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