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Lego 'CubeDudes' By PIXAR Animator

samzenpus posted about 4 years ago | from the toy-art dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "PIXAR Animator Angus MacLane has created an incredible series of LEGO 'CubeDudes' modeled after beloved characters from sci-fi movies and comic books. From Star Wars heroes R2D2 and C-3PO to Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear and Jessie, the pixellated creations bear a remarkable likeness to their forebears. MacLane says, 'When I had a moment here and there I chip away at a few at a time. I'll have the body of one Dude and a head of another that I will be working on at the same time. It takes me about 10-15 minutes to make one CubeDude and I average about two a day.' The hardest part is the color palette — LEGO doesn't make purple bricks, so villains like Lex Luthor, The Joker, and Grimace are a challenge."

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Stormtrooper (3, Funny)

Netshroud (1856624) | about 4 years ago | (#33146718)

Looks more menacing when the stormtroopers appear to have pincers [flickr.com] .

stardudes (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33146736)

This immediately reminded me of stardudes... http://download.theforce.net/theater/animation/stardudes/stardudes.html

Mind over LEGO (4, Funny)

Obble (1680532) | about 4 years ago | (#33146806)

Ho Ho ho, Your Legi mind tricks wont work on me.

The Hulk! (2, Funny)

Chih (1284150) | about 4 years ago | (#33146814)

Needs a breast reduction!!

Re:The Hulk! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33146858)

Needs a breast reduction!!

So does yo mama, nigga.

McEvil? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33146874)

" LEGO doesn't make purple bricks, so villains like Lex Luthor, The Joker, and GRIMACE are a challenge."

I always felt there was something wrong about him....

Re:McEvil? (1)

Aboroth (1841308) | about 4 years ago | (#33146916)

Nothing can kill The Grimace.

Re:McEvil? (1)

Red_Chaos1 (95148) | about 4 years ago | (#33146984)

My first thought after reading the article was "Since when has Grimace been a villain?"

Re:McEvil? (1)

KreAture (105311) | about 4 years ago | (#33147850)

How about a grinectomy (Adam Savage - Mythbusters) ?

Re:McEvil? (2, Funny)

stonewallred (1465497) | about 4 years ago | (#33146968)

Actually LEGO does make purple bricks. I have a decent selection of LEGO, around 600 pounds or so, give or take a pound or two. And I have a whole container full of purple blocks, a container oif purple plates and another one of purple plates. So this Article is full of lies and ignorance.

Re:McEvil? (2, Informative)

ScottCooperDotNet (929575) | about 4 years ago | (#33147182)

They are almost exclusively in the girls sets though. Since the late 90s LEGO seems to believe girls can't build anything but 50 piece mansions so those sets are almost useless to make anything else. :(

Re:McEvil? (2, Insightful)

TheCycoONE (913189) | about 4 years ago | (#33148720)

The article doesn't say they don't make purple bricks; actually he uses purple for Buzz Lightyear.

Article:
“There are a ton of characters that I want to build that have color schemes that Lego hasn’t made or hasn’t made a ton of. More purple would really help me out in making villains such as Lex Luthor, The Joker, Grimace, etc.”

Summary:
The hardest part is the color palette — LEGO doesn't make purple bricks, so villains like Lex Luthor, The Joker, and Grimace are a challenge."

The summary is full of lies and ignorance.

Re:McEvil? (1)

ornel (810244) | about 4 years ago | (#33149998)

A purple blob selling junk to little children sounds evil enough to me

Grimace (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33146918)

Villains like ... Grimace
 
This guy is brilliant, totally brilliant.

Purple Lego bricks do exist (5, Informative)

LazLong (757) | about 4 years ago | (#33146964)

"LEGO doesn't make purple bricks, so villains like Lex Luthor, The Joker, and Grimace are a challenge."

This statement may be true, however I know that Lego has indeed made purple bricks. I just stepped on one in front of my garage today. I believe my nephew got it as the exit gift from going through the 'Lego Factory' at Lego Land in Southern California. Not the huge impressive one available here on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Harry-Potter-Knight-Bus/dp/B0001A86BO [amazon.com]

The toy my nephew received was only a double-decker.

Re:Purple Lego bricks do exist (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33147552)

He didn't say they don't make purple bricks, he said more would help. Crappy summary.

Pixar + Lego (2, Insightful)

epsilon720 (307234) | about 4 years ago | (#33147000)

Certainly not the first Pixar/Lego crossover: http://tinyurl.com/25k99l8 [tinyurl.com] (As seen in the Pixar lobby)

haha @ rightmost tags on this story about Pixar (1)

crow5599 (994334) | about 4 years ago | (#33147190)

... the tags being "toy" followed by "story"

YOU FAiL IT (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33147202)

the mundane chores perso8al Rivalries

Purple Bricks - go to lego.com (3, Insightful)

jamesh (87723) | about 4 years ago | (#33147226)

http://shop.lego.com/pab/ [lego.com]
Select color 'purple'

Look! purple bricks!

brinklink is good too (1)

LostMyBeaver (1226054) | about 4 years ago | (#33147500)

http://www.bricklink.com/browseList.asp?itemType=P&catString=5

Pretty good selection of purple and dark purple

Re:Purple Bricks - go to lego.com (1)

Skrynkelberg (910137) | about 4 years ago | (#33147682)

They look more like pink to me, not the kind of purple you'd want for the Joker.

Re:Purple Bricks - go to lego.com (1)

Crookdotter (1297179) | about 4 years ago | (#33148368)

Green! Purple! Green!

Incredible? (1)

Zedrick (764028) | about 4 years ago | (#33147368)

I don't get it. What's incredible about these? Most kids have probably made stuff at least as good as this.

I choose to... eat a plastic brick. (1)

Skrynkelberg (910137) | about 4 years ago | (#33147716)

I totally love the red and blue pills in Morpheus' hands. http://www.inhabitots.com/2010/08/03/amazing-lego-cubedudes-by-pixar-animator-angus-maclane/cubedude6/ [inhabitots.com]

Re:I choose to... eat a plastic brick. (1)

Fantastic Lad (198284) | about 4 years ago | (#33151796)

Ha ha! I completely missed the red and blue pills.

-FL

And a GOOD morning to you, too! (2, Interesting)

Fantastic Lad (198284) | about 4 years ago | (#33147878)

Just finished work. I'm so sleepy that anything could make me laugh, but these ones did so especially. . .

Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27826007@N05/4190988749/ [flickr.com]

J Jonah Jameson
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27826007@N05/4190276747/ [flickr.com]

George Lucas
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27826007@N05/4176945104/ [flickr.com]

ALL the STNG figures. Especially Riker and La Forge.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27826007@N05/page10/ [flickr.com]

Elvis
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27826007@N05/page15/ [flickr.com]

Batman & Robin, (and Aquaman; that little curl of hair; genius!)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27826007@N05/page16/ [flickr.com]

Okay. Enough mucking around. I'm yawning and it's sack-hittin' time!

-FL

TFFT - thought it was only me who didnt get it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33148004)

"Grown Man makes reasonably good lookalikes from Lego"

Brilliant. Go Slashdot.

Steve Jobs cubedude (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33148448)

This one made me laugh
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27826007@N05/4306796879/

Wonder Woman (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | about 4 years ago | (#33148842)

Everyone likes a wonder woman whose face looks like one of those plastic heads that they sell at the porno shop that you're supposed to somehow be able to respect yourself while sticking your dick into them

Figmas Can't Be Tamed (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33149206)

Figmas Can't Be Tamed [youtube.com]

And... (1)

sealfoss (962185) | about 4 years ago | (#33150354)

....why is this news? Great. Cube dudes. This isn't exactly awe inspiring.

Cube Dude Gallery (1)

listentoreason (1726940) | about 4 years ago | (#33157366)

The link to the artist's Flickr page [flickr.com] is shown in the article summary, but it's handy to view with HiveMind [fiveprime.org] , which shows a slew of large thumbs per page and default sorts by "interestingness".
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