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Create your own custom LEGO MiniFigure with nail polish, clay and felt!
I couldn't resist making a mini Crafterella to clip onto my LEGO computer frame.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a Lego model. Personalised Lego Mini Figure - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a basic LEGO MiniFigure with similar hair to your final design.

  • How to make a Lego model. Personalised Lego Mini Figure - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove any unwanted featured with nail polish remover.

  • How to make a Lego model. Personalised Lego Mini Figure - Step 3
    Step 3

    You can remove the whole design if you want to start with a clean slate.

  • How to make a Lego model. Personalised Lego Mini Figure - Step 4
    Step 4

    Plan out your design using a fine liner pen.

  • How to make a Lego model. Personalised Lego Mini Figure - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use masking tape to get a clean edge and paint your new design with nail polish.

  • How to make a Lego model. Personalised Lego Mini Figure - Step 6
    Step 6

    Leave to dry and then apply another coat if you need it.

  • How to make a Lego model. Personalised Lego Mini Figure - Step 7
    Step 7

    Add little details using a nail art pen. You can correct any mistakes with a nail correction pen.

  • How to make a Lego model. Personalised Lego Mini Figure - Step 8
    Step 8

    I moulded some clay ears for Crafterella out of Fimo in a similar yellow to LEGO and then baked them in the oven.

  • How to make a Lego model. Personalised Lego Mini Figure - Step 9
    Step 9

    Glue the ears onto the hair.

  • How to make a Lego model. Personalised Lego Mini Figure - Step 10
    Step 10

    Finally I made a little tool belt out of felt and punched holes for her legs.

  • How to make a Lego model. Personalised Lego Mini Figure - Step 11
    Step 11

    All done!

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ellie j.
ellie j. · Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, NZ
awesome -- been collecting spare lego figures to use on a clock but now -- not so sure -- may end up with a johnson-lego family group. thank you !
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
Ohh or a family clock would be awesome... it's Dad O'Clock!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
If you have kids - you could put a Lego figure of them at each of their bedtimes hehehe
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MagicalGirlMaya
MagicalGirlMaya · Dallas, Texas, US · 216 projects
Oh my gosh, that is freaking adorable!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
Aww thanks! x
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PixieFey
PixieFey · Chester, England, GB · 150 projects
Well I never knew that the Lego features were so easy to remove. Just told my son how to do it so I'll have to keep an eye on my nail varnish remover from now on.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
Yeah, it's so easy. I can't wait to see what figures he makes!
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