He left us ecstatic with his brick-built minifigures of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and this time LegoJalex (aka Johan Alexanderson) is at it again with a cool line up custom-built LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz, with a wobble head twist. Even at first glance, his MOC was already impressive as it is, taking hints from LEGO’s recent line of BrickHeadz figures.
As adorable as it is with all of its chibi goodness, LegoJalex decided to add more fun into the mix by throwing in a bit of Funko Pop! magic. With a brilliantly simple mechanism, an antenna piece to be exact, he was able to transform a static build to a wobbly, bobble head figure. I suddenly want one on my desk. Take a look at how he did it.
What’s even better is that LegoJalex has just submitted his brick-built bobble head figures as a LEGO Ideas Project, similar to his Donald Duck’s Car – The 313. Here’s his thoughts on his Star Wars Bobbleheads project.
A bobblehead is a toy figure with an oversized head that is connected to the body with a spring. When you lightly tap on its head it wobbles (or bobbles) back and forth for a while. The first modern bobbleheads appeared in the 1950s.
I was thinking about how a bobblehead could be made by LEGO bricks, and how the wobbling effect could be built. There is no real LEGO spring that can be used for this purpose, so I had to think of something else to use. After some trial and error I found a simple technique using a LEGO antenna piece which creates a wobbling effect that works really well.
I decided to recreate six characters from the original Star Wars movie into LEGO bobbleheads – Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Boba Fett, Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper. Each character consists of between 80 to 100 pieces.
The LEGO bobblehead can, compared to the traditional bobbleheads, easily be rebuilt and the head can be detached and swapped with other bobblehead figures. The head can also be turned in all directions.
This is one project that is definitely getting my support. If you want to do the same, just head over at LEGO Ideas and let your vote be counted!
Thanks to BrickNerd for the heads up.