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Amazing Armory – Overview

by admin on March 22, 2011

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WEBSITE: Amazing Armory (coming soon)
LOCATION: Hong Kong
ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE VIA:
United Armory, FireStar Toys
GALLERY: flickr
PRICE: expensive but amazing!
SHIPPING: check the websites of the above listed USA or UK reseller.

If you want to equip your LEGO minifigs with the most unique custom accessories, you would have to check out Hazel Tam’s work. Hazel is a Hong Kong based customizer, and his skills to create custom elements are wicked!

QUALITY: Hazel’s focus is primarily on creating custom accessories (armor, helmets, weapons, etc.) based on video-games, comics and fantasy worlds. Each of his custom pieces is hand-crafted then cast in durable ABS plastic. He also makes sure that his custom pieces fit LEGO minifigures as well as possible.

MOLD DETAIL: Hazel’s work is more organic and unique than machine-made elements. They are the work of an artist. Hazel puts a lot of effort into every tiny detail, giving his accessories an action-figure style realistic look.

COLORS: Hazel tries to match LEGO colors, or at least create colors that would fit well with LEGO elements. Because most of Hazel’s customs are only released in one or two colors, LEGO-fans often further customize them by various methods of painting or dying (as you can see on the United Armory logo above).

In 2010 Hazel also released a really sweet guitar-set that has been available in many solid and translucent colors.

SUMMARY: Hazel’s custom pieces are totally unique. It is really worth getting some just for the novelty of the pieces. (Check out my Space Marines featuring Hazel’s custom pieces!) Prices are high, but due to the rarity and uniqueness of the items, demand is also very high. You can always resell the pieces you no longer want on the secondary market, although I doubt you would want to part with them. ;)

Hazel’s own website, Amazing Armory (also referred to as AMA) has been under construction. However most of his custom pieces are available through his USA reseller United Armory (run by PEDRO), and his UK reseller Firestar Toys. Visit their stores and make your minifigs happy! :D

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

JasonK April 26, 2011 at 12:20 PM

These are the most amazing customs I have ever seen! That pot helmet, the armor pieces, the guitars! So AWESOME!

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TomTom June 7, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Amazing Armory products are seriously worth the money! Hazel is a customizer god! :D

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Tito July 6, 2011 at 9:21 PM

I’m very impressed! The guitars look beautiful! Do they fit well?

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admin July 7, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Yes, Tito, they fit minifigs very well! Perfect size and good grip. The only thing is that the neck of the guitar is square, so minifigs can only hold it tightly in one way. Whereas the LEGO-made guitar has a round neck, so it can be tilted in various ways.

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CustonLegos May 15, 2012 at 11:09 PM

all the custom websites have gone down but bricklink or something like that has the amazingarmoury products posted every day like reach legos. I have been on there sense 2011 in January. Remeber you go to buy then something like random pieces idk just go to brivklink.com for amazing armoury products.
they also have that tranparent armour!!!!!

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CustonLegos May 15, 2012 at 11:11 PM

not only do theyhave gears armour and halo reach armour but they also have some unique guns and really unique helmets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CustonLegos May 15, 2012 at 11:14 PM

firestartoys has some amazingarmoury products for bodywear mostly gears armour but they are getting sold out quickly! As you notice custom minifig.com has been lowering there website suggestions because there selling out get them quickly I lost my order for some custom stuff to but theres still lots of items SO GET THEM NOW!!!!

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CustonLegos May 15, 2012 at 11:15 PM

If you want 2012 june ninjago youd best be at toyrus.com or just go to the store for ALL THE NEW ONES same with the star wars sets.

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