The Lego minifigure has quite a few limitations - that is unless you start taking it apart...At the end I had a competition regarding Lego and the first person to answer correctly got a 3 month PRO membership for FREE! **ENDED, RESULTS AND QUESTIONS ARE STILL UP.**
In this Instructables I will show you how to take advantage of one of the extra positions gained by taking your beloved minifigure apart.
So, to make a minifigure meditate, all you need is 1 minifig - 1 4x4 baseplate (or 2 2x4 baseplates) and 2 1x2 plates.
These are quite simple pieces and most people should have them.
Lets get started!
Step 1: The stand.
It is time to make the stand for your minifig, this is done by stacking the two 1X2's on top of each other and placing them in the pictured location on the 4X4 plate.
Once you have done this it is time to prepare the minifig.
Step 2: Preparing the minifig.
Thanks for making it this far, you are going to now learn how to prepare your minifig.
You will first have to take off the legs of your minifig.
Once they are off you need to pull them apart, this doesn't damage the legs at all if you just pull them straight off.
If you twist the legs while pulling them off you might break the little clips that hold them in place.
Once you have taken apart the legs you can discard the hinge to use another time.
Now all you should be left with is a torso, two legs and a base stand.
Step 3: Legs first...
Time to add the legs of your minifig.
You need to put them on in such a way so that the feet are touching one another and so the holes that joined the legs to the waistline are facing backwards.
See the photos, they have text boxes on them explaining what is happening.
Once you have assembled the leg part you can move on to the torso!
Step 4: Torso Time :)
The torso is the easiest bit, you need to sit the torso on the 1x2 stand we first created and then swivel his arms straight out in front of him.
Now twist the hands 45* like shown in the first photo.
Once the hands are aligned go ahead and swivel the arms down until they touch the legs.
Now build a little temple and put a Chinese hat on him and away you go!
Thanks for reading, please share this with all your friends!
Step 5: Competition time!
OK, as promised in the intro, I had a mini comp, (I actually had two!).
------MINI COMP TWO RESULTS------
"As in a syringe, what combination of Lego pieces will allow the cross that connects the plunger to the pusher to be made?
If you look at a syringe there is a section that has a cross shape, what combination of Lego bricks achieves this at a 1:1 scale?"
Congrats goes to "CorgiCritter" for being the only person to attempt this challenge!
------MINI COMP ONE RESULTS-------
The thing you have to do is be the first person to tell me "what function cannot be done whilst a minifig is wearing a helmet?"
If you are the first person to guess correctly you will get a FREE ONE YEAR PRO MEMBERSHIP!
CONGRATULATIONS GOES TO "TOMATOSKINS"