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How to make your own Iron Man minifigures

by admin on April 23, 2013

in Building Techniques

It is a dream of LEGO Super Heroes fans to collect all the different versions of LEGO Iron Man suits. Five different LEGO Iron Man suits have been released by LEGO already (plus one Toy Fair exclusive), and there is at least one more on the way. You can check out these great instructions from Flickr member CK Tsang (a.k.a. chiukeung) to build your own LEGO Iron Man Mark I suit and LEGO Iron Man Iron Patriot suit. :)

LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man Suits

:arrow: LEGO Iron Man Mark I Suit Building Instructions: it is actually quite unlikely that LEGO will release an Iron Man Mark I suit, so if you would like to add the Mark I to your collection, this is your chance. CK Tsang was kind enough to share not just the finished design, but step-by-step instructions on how to make your own Iron Man Mark I suit. See below.

LEGO Iron Man Mark I by Chiukeung

Here is a view of the LEGO Iron Man Mark I Suit from different angles, the design taking great advantage of the new LEGO space armor available in the Collectible Minifigure Series. The rest are quite common pieces:

LEGO Iron Man Mark I Design by Chiukeung

Below are the full instructions on how to build your own LEGO Iron Man Mark I Suit. Please note that you can click on the image to enlarge it for better readability and details:

LEGO Iron Man Mark I Instructions by Chiukeung

:arrow: LEGO Iron Man Iron Patriot Instructions: if you would like to make your own LEGO Iron Patriot suit you can follow the instructions below. Please note that making the Iron Patriot will require a bit of painting and decal-ing. For painting you can use hobby-paint used for model-cars and airplanes. If you are in the USA I recommend Testors, a very nice hobby-paint that is cheap and works great for LEGO. 

LEGO Iron Man Iron Patriot by Chiukeung

Below are the steps on how to make your own LEGO Iron Patriot suit using some very basic LEGO elements as well as the helmet from the LEGO War Machine suit. (You can click on the image to enlarge.)    

LEGO Iron Man Iron Patriot Instructions by Chiukeung

As you can see the LEGO Iron Patriot suit will also need some decals for the chest, legs and feet. CK Chang was nice enough to provide these as well. You can download the PDF file here. Please note that download requires that you have a Facebook account and that you “Like” the page. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can download the decals here: DOWNLOAD

LEGO Iron Man Iron Patriot Decals by Chiukeung

And there you have it! Two more suits for your collection! If you don’t yet own a LEGO Iron Man set, I would highly recommend you check out the currently available LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets at the Online LEGO Shop. The #76006 LEGO Super Heroes Iron Man Sea Port Battle is an especially nice set with two Iron Man suits for only $20! :D

LEGO Super Heroes Sets Available Now

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Iron Man Mark I suit and the LEGO Iron Patriot suit? Have you tried making them from the instructions? Feel free to share in the comment section below! ;)

And you might also like to check out the LEGO Super Heroes section for more news, reviews and discussions, or select from these recent posts:

NEW Marvel LEGO Super Heroes sets are now available!

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Bob Marotta August 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Thanks, Another quick question if you don’t mind? Regarding the pdf for the Iron Patriot figure. I assume you went and got that printed on “self stick paper” of some sort at a printers? That’s what I was planning on doing anyway.

Bob

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admin August 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Bob, personally I just print designs on sticker-paper (the one you can get at any office-supply store for printing labels) on my trusty ink-jet printer. If you set it up to the highest quality setting (photo-quality) they turn out really good. ;)

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Bob Marotta September 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM

So I have a few more questions as I got my “pick a brick” order yesterday.

The “leg” [Element ID: 434926 Design ID: 4349] & “hips” [ Element ID: 4211398 Design ID: 3023] elements, seem like they could be “augmented” to be able to “move”, IF you replace the latter piece, with a pair of 1×1 Plates [ Element ID: 4211399 Design ID: 3024] to attach to the “Plate 1X1 W. Up Right Holder” [Element ID: 6030711 Design ID: 12825]. This is what I am trying as I miscounted and didn’t get enough of the 1×1 plates [and because I realized that the legs wouldn't move which my son would be upset about].

Also, the “Light-saber” rod that you used for the “collarbone”, you cut to the width of the shoulder pads right? Which also attaches to the “Plate 1X1 W. Up Right Holders” correct?

Thanks again

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admin September 5, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Bob, abslolutely! I if can improve on the design, all the better! That’s what LEGO is all about. ;)

As far as the light-saber, this design uses the shorter version. If you have the longer version, yes, you can cut it down to the appropriate size. I prefer using a hobby knife to cut LEGO elements as it makes a cleaner cut than wire-cutters. But even if the cut doesn’t turn out to be so clean, you can sand it down nicely, so you can’t even see the rod was cut. :D

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A.L. October 24, 2013 at 6:33 PM

What did you do for the eyes?

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admin October 24, 2013 at 8:55 PM

You can just use a piece of sticker, or even paint on the eyes. ;)

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