I wouldn't be so down on Minifigs if people were a bit more creative with them. Which is where Belgian builder Gaetano Dooms (aka TanoTrooper) comes in, with his excellent TTFigs, which he uses to create some very historically accurate military displays.
But I guess Gaetano got tired of seeing his poor TTFigs shlepping around the battlefield on foot, and decided they needed some transport. And so, after over a year of careful research and design, he produced... the TTHorse!
The TTHorse had to meet some very stringent criteria: It had to be articulated for creating various natural poses; it had to accomodate a TTFig in a realistic way (legs askance, thankyouverymuch); oh, and it had to look like a horse (...of course!).
And I must say the result is pretty sweet, allowing Gaetano to add a whole new dimension to his battle dioramas...
And if that weren't cool enough, Gaetano even goes into excruciating detail to show you how to build your own TTHorse, with plenty of examples to get your creative juices flowing!
So to all you castle/historical/western builders out there, I challenge you to throw those hideous all-in-one official Lego horse bricks in the trash, pull the stumpy legs off all your figs, study up on the TTFig and TTHorse, and create some bitchin' scenes! Don't make me get there first!
And I might even send a little prize to the first person that can adapt this to create a decent "TTCentaur"! :-)