With LEGO customizers spoiling us with lots of options, there is an increasing need for comparisons. If you are after a particular look for your custom LEGO minifig, comparisons can help you decide which custom LEGO item to buy. Of course, best is if we can get them all, but it may not be always possible.
Here I will show you a comparison photo of three different versions of a Gears of War armor from three different customizers. Gears of War (GOW) is a popular military science-fiction video game. The characters wear heavy (and really cool-looking) armor, perfect for LEGO customization. (You can read more about GOW, its story-line and characters here: Gears of War)
GOW armors are great for re-creating characters from the video game, but they also offer LEGO-fans choices for other futuristic and fantasy settings.
Amazing Armory’s GOW armor is the bulkiest of the three (on the left). If you are after a delicious chunkiness this would be the best choice. Amazing Armory’s custom LEGO items are hand-made, so they are not as precise as computer-designed elements, but they are truly awesome. (Read more about Amazing Armory here: Amazing Armory – Overview)
The GOW armor in the middle is from a new customizer, BrickWarriors. This is my personal favorite. The design has a nice balance between the clean lines of LEGO and the bulkiness of the original GOW armor. This armor-piece is computer-designed, so all the lines are clean and crisp. (Read more about BrickWarriors here: BrickWarriors – Overview)
The third GOW armor (on the right) is by Sidan Toys. Amongst the three armors reviewed, this is the least bulky. Although this armor is smaller than the other ones, you can get a matching – and really nicely fitting – belt with a gun-holster to give a finished look to your LEGO warrior. (You can read more about Sidan Toys here: Sidan Toys – Overview)
Although all three GOW armors come in nice colors, if you are a brave LEGO minifig customizer you might consider painting them to add some finishing details. (Just like you see Geoshift doing at the above photos.)
Hope this review helps you in the decision-making process, and if you would like, share your own custom LEGO minifig GOW squad photos in the Comments section below!