There’s a reason LEGO mini-figs don’t look like fleshy human flesh-sacks. They would 1) not match the playful appearance of LEGOs 2) be totally creepy and 3) require small bottles of moisturizer. “I lather my LEGO mini-figs with three coats of jojoba oil weekly.” Well, good for you. Me? I prefer to watch a life-size human mini-fig being made.
If you’re a fan of the TV series Tested, you know they occasionally team up with Frank Ippolito for some crazy costume collaborations, going through every bit of the process, breaking down what materials they use, what inspires their madness and how it’s finished up. Their latest collaboration was a completely creepy cos-play mini-fig character debuted in San Deigo last week at Comi-con 2016 to the shock/laughter/terror of children and adults alike. Frank donned the 14 pound silicon mask with matching, well-manicured meat mits photo-bombing, role-playing and bricking it up at the LEGO booth.
But here’s the best part. This is how the team made the life-size mini-fig skin edition in less than a week:
And here’s the painting of the mask:
Yes, EVERYTHING IS AWESOME, even the making of a totally creeperific, fleshy mini-fig man. To see an even more in-depth step-by-step breakdown of each step, you’ll want to see Frank’s Professor Zoidberg project, a twelve part write-up on everything from modeling and mockup to finishing and animatronics.