Custom movie-accurate Lego Star Wars

Finally, a bit of a change. I didn't paint a Transformer this time. hahaha Instead, I took a Star Wars Lego minifigure and made it more movie-accurate.

Boba Fett

Alright, so I got the updated Lego Boba Fett... (old version left, new version right)

This time, his helmet is NOT connected to his jetpack, which is great. However, the sculpt is not as accurate as the old jetpack. Old version left, new version middle, modded version right.

Here's a reference photo from Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary. You can see that the thrusters are on the sides (like the old Lego jetpack) and not on the bottom (like the new Lego jetpack). Also, the missile is much larger than on the new Lego sculpt.

So what to do... How about taking a dremel and cutting the old jetpack off the helmet? Well, that's exactly what I did. Here's the inside of the old jetpack with the helmet removed.

I filled in the inside with Aves Fixit Sculpt (similar to epoxy) and pressed a Lego piece into it to make the indent.

Here's Boba Fett next to the newly painted jetpack. The black piece on his back has a neck loop on it so you can attach things to mini figure's backs. PERFECT!

Back side of the jetpack. This was hand-painted with custom mixed acrylic colors. I tried to match the colors of actual Lego pieces.

Boba Fett with his new jetpack attached. Now he has a movie-accurate jetpack AND he can turn his head because his helmet isn't attached to it.

Right side view. I made sure to give it enough space so that his head could turn without running into the missile.

Left side view.