Thursday, January 19, 2017

when original is unoriginal

Noah doesn't really ask me to buy him LEGOs. He finds them too expensive (especially here in the Philippines) so he makes his own minifigs. 

Because he didn't have the Batman V Superman Batman minifig, he started to make one for himself. He made the bat sign with electric tape and drew the details from the movie costume on sticker paper. 

He felt the standard-issue cape wasn't movie-accurate so he made one with black fabric paper and tan (yes, according to him, not yellow) paint.

Then I, now regrettably, got him the Kryptonite Interception set so he got an original Batman minifig. 

And he decided to abandon the custom chest he made months ago and used the standard-issue Batman torso. He still felt the arms & legs weren't true-to-the-movie...

... so he recreated it by carefully drawing the chest pattern on Batman's limbs.

He also wasn't satisfied with Batman's eyes which were just a white strip.

So he "got sticker paper, drew a circle with a black pen, outlined it with some dark gray and covered the top part with black so there'd be that gray half-circle. Like a crescent. It was very tedious."

I love Noah's custom eyes, arms and legs. But I prefer his custom torso with the electric tape bat sign than the original LEGO one. And his custom cape. In my opinion, Noah's customs are much more original than the original.

Photos are my own & from Google Images. 

Noah's age when he created these: 11  years, 3 months & 11 years, 11 months