Customizing Your CCBS Heads

Yesterday I talked about building your own personal heads for CCBS. Today, I wanted to give you a few tips on customizing them into your own characters! So, pull out your bricks and let’s get started!

TIP 1: Gather the parts you’ll mostly need.

In my opinion, there are about at least 9 kinds of parts you’ll need. Here they are:

  • 1X2 jumper plates
  • 1X2 tiles
  • 2×2 tiles
  • 1X1 plates
  • 1X1 tiles
  • Eyes
  • 1X1 or 1X2 headlights (for SNOT)
  • brackets/ angle plates
  • 2X2 brick with constraction cup on side

I recommend gathering a bunch of these, then separating them into piles of color or piece.

I decided to sort mine by type.


TIP 2: Think of the colors FIRST.

“To be or not to be.” Shakespeare

The reason this tip is important has to do with the hair and face. If you look at Ice Hero very carefully, you’ll notice that at the base of the side of their faces you can see the jut- out of the brackets. This means that you will see the colors of the brackets that are in the instructions. The way I figure out which colors I need is this: the bottom two are the color of the side of the face (which can be different from the skin color in the case of a mask or beard), and the top two are the color of the hair or, if there is no hair, the hat/skin.

TIP 3: Choose your eyes as best as possible.

The best pieces for eyes are Flat Tile 1X1, Round. This gives many options, yet still with the shape of Lego® eyes. If you are creating a creature, animal eyes, normal eyes, or translucent ones are good. Here is a list of these pieces so you can browse for the best ones, or you can look through your collection.

TIP 4: Be creative with the frame.

The nice thing about the frame I’ve created is it can be changed into the way you want it. You can make it shorter, wider, longer, or bigger, remove brackets, or give it different details. Don’t be afraid to change it to fit your needs.

Well, these are the tips I have for you! If you have any other questions, let us know in the comments. Also, I would love to see your alternate CCBS heads, so you can put a link to one of them in the comments below, if you so desire.




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