Re: Non-standard minifig articulation

I've heard a saying about simplicity: it generates creativity.
The out of joint technique may be worth experimenting with, but the challenge with LEGO minifigures is to convey "realism" with shorthand.

At least that's what I believe.

Btw, I'm a 'semi-purist'. mini/tongue

My life goes by 24fps.
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Re: Non-standard minifig articulation

I always figured that the easiest way to look at it is to imagine that a minifig is its own creature. Just like a dog can't walk like a person, a minifig probably can't either. Respecting the range of motion of its limbs and joints, your job as an animator is to convince the viewer that it's a living creature, but it doesn't have a neck, or knees, or elbows. I bet it makes using a screwdriver WAY easier though!

That being said, I'm sure that modding the minifig to create a more dynamic range of motion would present some fun challenges, it just doesn't seem like it would be anything short of frustrating.