Cast Lego Minifig Candles Using Sugru

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Cast Lego Minifig Candles Using Sugru

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Indulge your sadistic Lego minifig-burning impulses by making your own minifig candles. Make: magazine contributor Jude Pullen has a great writeup on how to cast your own candles with a wick, wax, and a simple, reusable Sugru mold. And since I imagine that candles this small won’t burn long, you’ll probably want to make a whole Lego army to immolate.

Personally, I was never one of those kids who set their action figures on fire. Though, I always thought that maybe I missed out, so I may take on this project as a sort of therapeutic payback.

Photo by Jude Pullen.
Photo by Jude Pullen.

We’ve seen Sugru’s moldable putty used in a number of different projects, ranging from prototype surfacing to custom sand stampers. What I like best about this particular project is both how simple it is and how it reveals a use for a material (Sugru) that I hadn’t thought of before. Because Sugru is really a variety of RTV Silicone, it behaves much like a standard silicone mold and can hold up well to heat after it cures.

The wax figure, pulled from its mold.
The wax figure, pulled from its mold.

As much as I love Lego minifigs, this project idea is also very adaptable. There’s no reason I see that this couldn’t scale up to Playmobile or even my beloved Star Wars action figures. It really just comes down to how much Sugru you want to invest in.

After you get your feet wet with this project, you can take your casting skills up a notch with our moldmaking primers by Adam Savage, including a nice long one on using hard shell molds for prop-building.

Burning Lego Man

If you like the idea of casting action figures in particular, Bob Clagett from “I like to Make Stuff” has a fun video on using resin to replicate his favorite Tron figurine.

4 thoughts on “Cast Lego Minifig Candles Using Sugru

  1. Cast Lego Minifig Candles Using Sugru Hey Jude says:

    Hi Donald, thanks for the write-up.
    I got about 20mins burn time, in case anyone is interested!

  2. Şeflerin Mutfağı says:

    Harika bir fikir benim yemek davetlerin de kullanabileceğim bir fikir.

  3. DavidJaySylviann says:

    I make 95 buck$ every hour for working an online job at home. I never thought I can manage to do it but my friend is making over 10k a month doing this stuff and told me about it. More infos on my profille page link site



  4. Nicoledhall says:

    help makezine i started working from home, doing various simple jobs which only required desktop or laptop computer and Net access and I couldn’t be happier…It’s been six months since i started this and i made so far total of 37,000 dollars. Basicly i profit about 80 dollars every hour and work for 3 to 4 hours a day. And the best part about this job is that you can decide when to work yourself and for how long .and you get a paycheck weekly……..

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I make stuff, play music, and sometimes make stuff that plays music. Fan of donuts, Arduino, BEAM robotics, skateboarding, Buckminster Fuller, and blinking lights.

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