Noah made a mark this weekend - displaying his custom LEGO Mark 43 Ironman and his iPhone 4 at this year's Bricktober at the Fort Strip.
But even if he had not gotten a chance to join the exhibit, I still feel that his custom Mark 43 made a mark on its own.
This is the standard issue LEGO Mark 43 Ironman.
Noah felt the chest shouldn't be flat so he purchased this armor from Breakthrough Army.
He used Sharpies and his thin marker to color the armor. Added some sticker paper too.
He had wanted to carve a hole and put a light like he started here.
But we were afraid the armor would crumble. Plus, we didn't have tools to cut out a hole that small. My ticker puncher could have worked, but it wouldn't fit inside the armor.
Here's how the back of Mark 43 looks...
Even the leg details are remarkable! Whereas the side-leg of the standard-issue LEGO is plain red, Noah used sticker paper and his Sharpies to make his mark.
Noah made his mark not only on the front and back but even colored the shoulder and collar parts even though they would mostly be covered anyway by the head and helmet.
Similarly, he drew on the back of the mask - which really, is never seen. I think it is remarkable how ever so tiny and precise his drawing is!
Remarkably, he changed the rockets on Ironman's feet. He found them too big. So he moved the standard-issue repulsors on his palms to his feet.
The repulsors, on the other hand, bothered him because they put Ironman's arms in an awkward position (elbows out) when flying. So he cut 2 tiny pieces from a LEGO Star Wars lightsaber and glued them together.
Now don't you agree with me that Noah already made a mark with his custom Mark 43?
Of course, he got to make a bigger mark by having the honor of displaying his customs at this year's Bricktober. Thanks Pinoy LUG!
Noah's age when he created this: 10 years, 9 months