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2. The Obi-Wan Kenobi Mini-figure in Episode One

 

The Character – As a youngling he was trained under Grand Master Yoda. He later became apprentice to Jedi Mater Qui-Gon Jinn. and mentor of Anakin and Luke Skywalker training both in the ways of the force. He became the first Jedi in approximately 1,000 years to defeat a Sith Lord in combat when he defeated Darth Maul.

 

In LEGO -The young version of Obi-Wan Kenobi appears in four different LEGO Star Wars sets although each mini-figure has a slight variation. One of these earlier versions of young Obi-Wan Kenobi has a Jedi braid over his right shoulder in Jedi Defense set 7203. This variant is unique to that set and his torso pieces in this set are not used on any other minifigures.

One side of Obi-Wan’s head looks relaxed with a smile while the other side is more serious.

 

His most recent Episode One variation comes with:      

  • Brown Jedi Hood
  • Blue Lightsaber
  • Tan legs and torso with trusty utility belt.
  • Jedi cape.
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I’m always on the look out for upcycling and recycling ideas and tips. There is plenty of posts online covering almost everything you could think of, so today I thought I’d share just one of the many toys you can upcycle into home decor and personal accessories.

Plastic party animals, if you have kids you will likely have some of these somewhere, the type of toys you get in a child’s party bag. If not they are very cheap to buy online or at your local toy store and you can transform them into a piece of art to be proud of!

An example

1.  The first idea I’m going to share with you is – Animal Hooks to hang small items such as jewellery and bags/purses.

Explained in great detail over at Pysselbolaget 

What a transformation, and you can even do the same again using the other half of the animals!  Click on this link to find out how it’s done!

Using your own style, other mediums and different coloured paints you can definitely make your own piece of wall art with old plastic toys…who would have thought.

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2. The second wonderful idea is turning the larger animals into book ends! You can find the tutorial over at Mad in Crafts Blog.

Again you can adorn your animals with other crafty ideas, decorating them with fabric, wire, jewellery, charms, paint work and more but I think these look great as they are!

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3. Using larger plastic animals as plant holders – for home or garden. On sites like ETSY

you will find this great idea, using a larger plastic animal you can cut out a hole on the back, fill it with dirt and a plant and place them in your home!

Click to see me on etsy

This seller has put a cute chain on him and covered him in glitter, again there are so many ways to customise your plastic animal or just paint him a bold colour to brighten up your day!.

4. These look super stylish, customising your own jars. With some toys, glue and spray paint this is an idea anyone can do!

Luzia Pimpinella blog shows you how. You can even do this with plastic cars, soldiers and many other plastic toys.

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5. Last of all… Mounted Toy Animal Heads – These would look great for a child’s bedroom!

Over at PleaseNote you will find a great tutorial on these.

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Thank you for reading, I hope some of these ideas inspire you as they did for me! Instead of throwing away old toys in the bin, you can look up countless craft and D.I.Y ideas online for inspiration, upcycling them into something far more wonderful than they were before 🙂



 
 
 
 
 
I love the idea of mixing art with LEGOS.
New artist’s are popping up everywhere using LEGO mini-figures and blocks to make sculptures, photography, illustrations, paintings, mosaics and other artworks.
 
 

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LEGO is definitely not just for children, anyone with a creative side can use LEGO as their new medium. Many people are successful in selling their LEGO inspired artworks on popular websites such as Etsy Society6 Artfire.com eBay Zazzle and many more.
 
If you take the time to look at some of the wonderful artwork created, the LEGO brand is definitely worth investing in, just a few mini-figures and a theme in mind you can re-create a famous scene like the link here or make your own themes. With just a few bricks you can make a LEGO heart necklace, cuff-links or earrings. With your own photographs you can use programs like photoshop to completely transform the look or use it as a reference to paint your own depiction.
 
Making your own artwork also means you will have something no one else does, something unique and one of a kind. Have old LEGOS lying around not being used. Make your own Wall Art or something completely different…
 
 
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LEGO Painting by Martin Halaxa on DevaintArt

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LEGO earrings



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