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Friday, April 16, 2010

The project that will be the death of me....

I'm exhausted. I mean, really exhausted. Here's what I've been up to.
Lego Man

After almost giving up on the hands, I wasn't sure how to form them. A trip to Wal-Mart later, and I got some heavy duty galvonized wire to form the hands. Turns out, it worked very nicely.



Then, I decided that although I had already completed the body, I wasn't happy with it. Turns out, in a year, my crocheting skills have really improved. I attached all the sides of the body, and the top of the body was sewn on with a completely different color red yarn. I found that unacceptable. Aside from that, I wanted the body to be a bit sturdier, but I knew that stuffing it more would pretty much lose it's shape. So, a bunch of packages of fun foam, a funny look from the lady at Joann's, and a few hours later, I had a very successful body shape.





Next up was the head. I had to make the head sturdy to sew on top of the now sturdy body. So, of course what else to do, but insert a dowel into the body. I reinforced the neck with some plastic canvas.





Now for the arms. After not being sure how exactly to attach them, and of course only thinking of doll joints way too late after the parts were assembled, the answer was yet another dowel. Add some Gorilla Glue to that, and bam: Lego arms.





And now, what I'm doing today.
I have crocheted all of the parts for the sides of the legs. I have to crochet some more parts, but it hopefully shouldn't take very long. I assembled the top of the pants this morning, and sewed them onto the body. They are not stuffed at all, but they are filled with a couple pieces of fun foam and mostly cardboard. This needs to really be stable so that the dowels that will be in the legs will be able to lean against something.



And now, you're all caught up. This has turned my apartment into a mess. And it's not a joke, it's really a mess. I have fun foam, legs, and Lego parts strewn everywhere in my dining room.




So, in the middle of assembling the other night, I suddenly remembered that Instructables.com is having a Critter Contest, sponsored by Lion Brand. There are 10 first prize winners, and the prize pack includes a $25 gift certificate to LionBrand.com, and a prize pack from Instructables.com. You can also submit as many as you would like. I already submitted my yeti, just for fun. My goal is to finish this guy up before I leave on Tuesday to head back to Florida for a couple weeks. I promised Seth that it would be done, so I'm really working on it constantly. In addition to that, my sister-in-law will be coming here Monday and staying the night before we leave on Tuesday, so I have to make sure it's all clean.

This has become way too big of a project!!!!! However, I can guarantee that I'll be proud of myself when it's done. :)

8 comments:

Seelenfein...

Oh my god, it´s so beautiful, so adorable, sooo cute.

I really must say: "You make a very good job"!

Nice greets
Annika

Nessa the Procrastinator

This is amazing! I LOVE it! I loved my lego people. :) You must have the patience of a saint. I would've given up a million times all ready.

Amy

My husband really grew up with Lego. He often drags me into toys aisles in stores to drool over other Lego toys. We also have made our strong bonding experience, the Lego video games. lol. So, it was pretty natural that I decided to make this. I truly believe that it will be the death of me though, it's just taking me FOREVER! haha. But it's definitely something that I will be very proud of when it's done. :)
Thanks for the wonderful comments guys!!

Jackie
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Jackie

I am officially labeling this a Craftenstein creation. I just made that up; I'm awesome.

Amy

Craftenstein! I love it!

las manitas de ruby

me encanta simpre me ha encantado los legos y una pregunta va poner usted el patron para q la gente lo aga onque sea mas pequeño pero esk m encantaria acerlo plissssssssss gracias

瑋璘

GREAT WORK!
i'm a crochet biginner .Could you teach me how to make this? thank you so much
My email : lindashtw@gmail.com

p.s. sorry for my poor english >///<

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