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Featured LEGO-fan: PEDRO

In real life PEDRO is a machine operating engineer for a construction company in New York – which translates to driving those awesome big CAT diggers.

In LEGO-life he is the authorized reseller for Amazing Armory, and runs a Bricklink store; United Armory.

PEDRO’s claim to fame is his amazing artistry and attention to detail in customizing LEGO minifigures. He is one of those guys who is not afraid to cut, drill, saw, melt, glue, paint or whatever is necessary to get his LEGO minifigs just right.

PEDRO often incorporates LEGO-compatible accessories from customizers like Hazel (Amazing Armory), BrickForge and BrickArms, and even action-figure lines. And yep, he also puts those pieces under his tools to customize them even further to meet his needs. PEDRO’s main focus is recreating sci-fi, video game or fantasy characters in LEGO.

(Notice on the above LEGO minifigs how PEDRO uses the same armor and helmet pieces that I have used for my Space Marines, but with a different color-sceme.)

I particularly appreciate PEDRO’s painting skills! The realism he achieves with paint on such small pieces is amazing. He uses many advanced painting techniques used by model-painters and miniature wargaming artists.

Do you recognize the armor from the LEGO Buzz Lightyear minifigure? A little painting-cutting-gluing can make such a difference!

PEDRO gets his paints and supplies from Hobby Wave, an online hobby store. If you are getting the customizing-bug you may want to check them out!

And If you would like any customizing tips and tricks from PEDRO, you can reach him through his Flickr Gallery. (UPDATE: unfortunately, this user deleted their flickr account.)

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • waverider April 6, 2011, 9:25 PM

    These are really awesome! Love the Buzz Lightyear transformation! The guy has some serious painting skills!

    • admin April 6, 2011, 9:53 PM

      Yep, PEDRO’s painting skills are really amazing! Especially if you consider how small these pieces actually are! 😀

  • Tito April 8, 2011, 12:05 PM

    Woa! Those guys look great! Does Pedro sells his customs?

    • admin April 8, 2011, 9:50 PM

      I believe sometimes he does take orders. You can contact him through his Bricklink store or flickr gallery if you are itnerested in some of his custom work. 🙂

      • NRG kai May 8, 2012, 1:48 PM

        can you post a link

        • admin May 8, 2012, 3:22 PM

          Kai, PEDRO’s store is currently closed.

  • DavidH May 4, 2011, 9:11 PM

    I had no idea people were doing this!

  • JasonK June 7, 2011, 8:27 PM

    Pedro’s stuff is great! you can learn a lot from him on flickr!

    • BraydonB December 17, 2012, 6:37 PM

      your right his stuff is awsome i wish i could do that i love lego

  • K July 31, 2013, 6:52 PM

    cool tyfs!

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