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xperimentl
« on: August 10, 2010 12:49:05 PM »

My son is turning 7 this month and is a total nut for Lego and particularly Lego Star Wars sets.  Being a second grader now I thought he might not be so keen on having a Bob the Builder quilt on his bed anymore so I decided to make something custom. 


First, I scoured the Internet for illustrations of minifigures and Lego Star Wars characters.  I came across the illustrations of countblockula on Flickr and decided to go for that style. He didn't have all of the characters, so I had to wing it with Obi Wan and Yoda (you can tell by looking at them).  I blew up the pictures to be about 14" square, printed them out and traced onto Kona Cotton using a lightbox and a fabric pencil.  I then handpainted all of the characters using soft fabric acrylics.  Once all of the panels were done I pieced them together with some fabric that I found at Joann's, black with small gray dots like stars.  Instead of going the quilting route I made it into a duvet so I could replace the comforter inside depending on the season, etc.  It is backed with a charcoal gray sheet.  Another plus of it being a duvet, it will take up less room in the linen closet, he's going to be stuck with this sucker until he has his own children!

Here are some closer shots (please excuse the wrinkles)...










A couple geek notes:  I know Clones and Luke weren't alive at the same time, but I wanted to cover all of my son's likes, this also explains why Leia is missing but we have an obscure guy like IG-88 on there.  Also, after watching Empire Strikes Back last week I realize I was off on Yoda's color.  It may not be up to the standards of the purists, but it works for us!

Thanks for looking.  C&C much appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010 01:03:55 PM »

If your son doesn't like it I would totally take this Cheesy  You did an amazing job on this!  I'm hitting this rocks because it truly does rock!
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010 01:10:43 PM »

love this! you did an awesome job!
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2010 01:14:59 PM »

must not ever let hubby see this.... ever!

great job... i can't even imagine the patience to paint and trace all that...
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010 01:30:07 PM »

must not ever let hubby see this.... ever!


lol, I was just thinking the same thing. If mine sees it, he's going to want one!

It looks awesome and I bet your son is in heaven!
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010 01:41:17 PM »

I want this so much! I love Lego Star Wars. I collect the sets from the original trilogy and the video game is fun too.  I shouldn't have let myself see it since now I want to make it for me. But I have too many projects already.
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2010 05:56:18 PM »

This is seriously the coolest thing in the world!  Your son is a lucky little guy
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010 06:07:37 PM »

must not ever let hubby see this.... ever!


lol, I was just thinking the same thing. If mine sees it, he's going to want one!

It looks awesome and I bet your son is in heaven!


Double LOL !!!  I just said the same thing . . . as I showed it to my DH . . .  Cheesy

Great job!!!

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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2010 07:40:09 AM »

Wow this is seriously awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2010 09:12:50 AM »

Thanks for all of the nice comments.  Grin  I don't usually tackle long "labor of love" projects like this, but it was gratifying to see it completed and be so appreciated by my little guy.  Unfortunately it doesn't fit on the top bunk so well, so I'll be doing some room rearranging to make it work today.  Definitely learned some things in the process!   
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