Looking for a lego head mask.
December 31, 2008 10:55 AM   Subscribe

Where in the world can I find a Lego head mask?

So I came up with an idea for a project, alas, it requires me to procure a large, adult-sized Lego head mask. I would love to make it myself, but I really want it to be smooth and shinny, like a real Lego head. Get some of that nice sheen in there.

Just so we're clear here - not a mask made of Legos, but a mask made to look like a lego head.

Ebay and google have failed me horribly. I'm even looking for larger-sized, non-mask Lego heads as props for this project. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
posted by jedrek to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My guess is that Lego hasn't licensed such a thing. However, there are how-tos here (using vinyl to get the sheen) and here.
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:07 AM on December 31, 2008

Here's another set of very clever instructions, which I think you could improve by using either yellow duct tape or a glossy spray paint to get the plastic-y look you want.
posted by Partial Law at 11:13 AM on December 31, 2008

I know of no such manufactured product, however it's pretty easy to find shiny thin yellow shiny posterboard. Some friends used some when they went as Legomen in the 2008 NYC Idiotarod - search flickr for some more photos, 3 detail shots are here, here, and here. Pretty convincing job for a paper product.
posted by stachemaster at 11:16 AM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]

I went ahead and asked my friends, it was actually thin yellow plastic (styrene?), sold in sheets, found at a plastics supplier on Canal St in NYC. That's all we know - a crafts store might have what you are looking for. Alternatively, you could try yellow sticker/contact paper for sheen over a cardboard/cardstock for strength.
posted by stachemaster at 11:28 AM on December 31, 2008

If you're going to be cutting styrofoam, don't cut it with a regular knife like the guy in that one link. Do it like the pros and use a hot knife specifically for this purpose, available from here, among other places. (Yeah, it's $20, but it's worth it when you consider the hours--HOURS!--spent picking up styro-crumbs.)
posted by ostranenie at 8:01 PM on December 31, 2008

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