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I want to do a Victorian style station to go with my steam trains. I've got some great ideas for the building and accessories, but I'm not sure about the people. How can I make Victorian-looking minifigures?

BTW: I don't want to permanently modify bricks, but would consider the use of stickers.

Ideas I already have:

Headgear:

  • Top hats
  • Deerstalker
  • Peaked cap for railway workers

Sadly, the Lego bowlers are either blue with a flower or grey with a question mark - not really suitable.

Head:

  • For males, any that have weird facial hair (there are surprisingly many) and/or round glasses

Torso:

  • Smart suits. I've read that shirtsleeves were considered unseemly.

Any other ideas?

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As an example of what I have in mind, here's a railway worker I made from parts I got from PAB. Of course, I'll need passangers and other staff, too. And I'm more than happy to order individual parts from bricklink (as long as my wife agrees!).

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A number of the minifigs from the Adventures theme would fit the bill in terms of round glasses and facial hair, especially the Dr Kilroy character:

Dr Kilroy's Car

They also have versions with suits, etc.

There's also a "Detective" figure in the Minifigures Series 5 with the classic Deer Stalker hat that resembles the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.

Detective Collectable Minifigure

There are also top hats available in Series 1 with the Magician and Ringmaster.

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The Adventures theme is a great source of inspiration - I've never really looked at them before. You're certainly right about the facial hair! –  Kramii Dec 20 '11 at 11:28

The 10199-1 Winter Village Toy Shop set contains two very good Victorian carol singer minifigures:

Other sets in this series have some quite good period clothing, here's one from the bakery (10216-1)

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Heh, love the use of a double cape on the female singer :) –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Dec 20 '11 at 14:01
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These are great... except for the picture of a jet plane on the male carol singer's jacket. Apart from that, these would be a great for parts. –  Kramii Dec 20 '11 at 15:38

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