The Battle of Bunker Hill

Lego style. I love the Lego dudes digging in the beginning.

Found this on Boston 1775 – which, honestly, is the best website ever created.

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20 Responses to The Battle of Bunker Hill

  1. Emily says:

    I’m so trying to get the right stuff together to recreate the Miracle on Ice out of Legos. I don’t have enough right now to pull it off, but when I do, you’re the first person who’s seeing it.

  2. red says:

    Oh my God. Please finish it as soon as possible. I don’t think I can wait.

  3. Emily says:

    They don’t make Lego people on ice skates (this is criminal, as far as I’m concerned), so I still have to figure out what to use to make those and how to fashion a net. Hockey sticks, pucks are easy enough (I painted an old watch battery black and used toothpicks for the sticks). Thank goodness Herbie’s usual gawd-awful plaid was on his pants for that game. That would have been a nightmare to have to paint. It’ll probably be a couple of weeks before I finish, but I’m working on it!

  4. red says:

    No ice skates? They can create the entire Bible in Lego form and there are no ice skates??

    You will find a way, I am certain!

  5. Emily says:

    I’m sure I will. The hard part is coming up with something that they can still stand up on…I first thought about cutting up thin razor blades, but I can’t get them to balance. I think I can use pistachio nut shells for the helmets.

    The hardest challenge to pull off will be to see if I can recreate O’Cee’s huge, toothless, shit-eating grin. I love that.

  6. Lisa says:

    What about paper clips? You could cut them with jewelry snips and glue them to their “feet.”

  7. Emily says:

    I thought about that, Lisa. But there’s still the balance factor…I was thinking about just strining them up on fishing line or something and then using Paint or some other program to remove it from the pictures, but that might take A LOT of extra time. The hockey pictures posted on Brickshelf don’t have skates, which is just wrong.

  8. Ken says:

    Emily–if there’s a hobby store handy, Evergreen Plastics (there’s a name for ya) makes styrene in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes. One of the rectangular cross-section packs might give you something you can cut to shape and use. Stock 1/16″ or 1/8″ thick might be enough for them to stand up.

  9. Emily says:

    Thanks for the tip, Ken! Yeah, there’s a Michael’s nearby that I was going to visit over the weekend to see what else I could put together. I visited Evergreen’s website and they’ve got a lot of great stuff. Hopefully Michael’s carries some of it.

  10. red says:

    This is a beautiful Blog Proprietess moment for me.

  11. Emily says:

    Hahaha. I wasn’t even going to tell you at first and just surprise you with it one day, but I couldn’t hold it in anymore. I’m glad I did, though, because Ken and Lisa gave some pretty good ideas.

  12. Nightfly says:

    Emily – you MUST finish this! If any of my bricks or minifigs can help, I’ll gladly donate them.

    This thing was pretty good too, though. They had a Producer AND an Executive Producer (and the exec was also “key grip,” heheheheh). “Insert Bugle Here.” HA!

  13. red says:

    Nightfly – I know – I’m so excited to see this!! (No pressure or anything, Emily!)

  14. Emily says:

    NF – if you’ve got any suggestions on what I could use to make a goalie mask like the one Craig wore, that would help. I’m at a loss for that one.

  15. nightfly says:

    Craig wore one of the old-school molded masks, I remember… Lego had a medieval collection, and you might be able to paint up a faceplate cribbed off one of the Lego Knights. Then you could remove the helmet part and use elastic to strap it to Mini-Craig’s face.

    I’ll have to double-check when I get home to see if I have one of those in my collection.

  16. red says:

    And don’t forget the shamrocks! Of course they would need to be miniscule – but the shamrocks are a Jim Craig hockey-mask necessity!!

  17. Emily says:

    I have literally been agonizing over the shamrocks. I was going to see if Michael’s had stickers that small, but I’m not counting on it. I can probably find a picture on the internet and shrink it or whatever, but they are going to have to be pretty damn tiny.

  18. red says:

    You could use one of those teensy paint brushes – you know, the kind that has 3 or 4 tiny strands to it – and just do the shamrock with teensy dots of green.

  19. Emily says:

    I was thinking about trying that. When it’s that small, you don’t really have to have great detail. I suppose I should be worried about finding the mask first….

  20. nightfly says:

    OK – here’s the BIG NEWS. I didn’t have one of the faceplates described above, BUT I did just remember (just this past ten minutes) that Lego put out an NHL series of figures, complete with a mini rink, the idea being that one could “play hockey” with the little runts, via spring-loaded doodads. I’m not sure you could find any molded-style hockey masks, Emily, but regular helmets, sticks, what-have-you? You’d probably have to eBay it, the line is officially discontinued, but worth a shot.

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