Lego Minifig Project Part 1: Hand

As a kid, I was very much into Legos. The infinite possibilities of creations kept my brothers and I occupied for hours during the day, keeping us out of trouble. Sometimes we’d keep our creations intact for weeks, even months only to eventually break them back down in preparation for the next big idea. As I grew older, my love for Lego was replaced by other things…..grown up things, and the Legos ultimately got packed up and stored in boxes. About the year 2005, Lego released a Ferrari Formula One Truck with race car and pit crew. I didn’t know about the set at the time but as soon as I opened it, I immediately started reliving my favorite Lego building experiences, only this time, I was a big kid. By this point in my life, I had also grown a collection of small diecast cars, mainly Ferraris so adding a 1/24th scale Lego to the collection was pure excitement for me. (Hey, it’s the little things in life, right?) After putting the 813 piece set together, I set it on the shelf and admired it. I loved the driver and pit crew figures and the stickers with all of the sponsors that adorned their chests. At that moment, an idea popped into my head that ultimately wouldn’t even begin for another 10 years. Fast forward to 2019…..I was just starting to get into the world of 3D modeling and one of my first attempts was a Lego mini figure. I had spent many hours creating and recreating the hand, which I believe is one of the most iconic parts of the Lego mini figure itself. As I modeled this very simple hand, I toyed with the idea of making a large scale version that would sit on my desk. Maybe it would be a cup holder. Maybe I could mount it to the wall and put something flat on top of it for it to be a shelf. Maybe, just maybe……I could build a large scale Lego mini figure to sit in my office…….hmmmmmm……So this is where the Lego Minifig project begins!

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