The cool thing about LEGO minifigures is that you can interchange and swap them with other minifig components. Consisted of a head-piece, the head itself, upper torso, lower torso, and one accessory, LEGO wants to stay true in its purpose of sparking creativity and variety even with its smallest of playthings, while allowing more room for its fans to be creative. And what better way to express this creativity through these highly customized LEGO minifigures.
Chris Lightfoot of Lincoln, England decided to push the limits of LEGO minifig customization to a whole new level with his unique, customized LEGO minifigures . During the day, he is a 3D printing specialist who develops artificial bones for the medical industry and models for architectural firms. Being a LEGO fan himself, he founded his online hobby store Funky 3D Faces. Lightfoot comments, “Although we do enjoy making bones and buildings we wanted to use the technology we had to make something fun and affordable to the masses.” For just less than US$30, you can have a funky, customized look of ‘your little monster’ and turn him into a little hero. According to their website, you just need to send along two clear photographs, one of the side of your head and one taken face-on. Funky 3D Faces then converts those photos into an “eerily lifelike” 3D head, as described by CNET reporter Amanda Kooser.
The process behind the creation of these 3D printed, customized LEGO minifigures is equally impressive as the outcome itself. “We convert 2 photographs into 3D – then using sophisticated full-color 3D printers, we create eerily life-like 15mm high heads,” Chris explains. The head-making process even includes your choice in hair style and color. The heads are sized to be more or less 15 millimeters. It has a sandstone finish with a hole in the neck that perfectly fits on any Lego minifigure. “This means you can turn yourself into whatever Lego character you want, whether it’s a Stormtrooper or one of the Ghostbusters”, adds Kooser. Tiny as it seems, the production of this 3D figure is somehow lengthy and usually takes up to two weeks. So plan accordingly if you need it for a special occasion or as a gift.
So, lately we have gathered our full collection of LEGO Ninjago characters and put together every single LEGO Jay minifigure ever released! So much fun! Here in the video we show you each and every one. You will also find a poll below the video asking you which one you like the best! Watch the video or view the pictures below and cast your vote!
Stephen and I were able to carve some time out and do a little pow-wow about what we think of the coming LEGO Mighty Micro sets. These are all small racer themed sets featuring superheroes racing villains.
And just for reference, here are the pictures again of these Mighty Micros for your visual reference.
The Amazon UK website has listed a new movie, LEGO Justice League: Gotham Unleashed. Now, this seems to be another LEGO Justice League release slated for next year. As with all of these releases we should expect another excusive minifigure included. Many are speculating that minifigure will be Saturn Girl as it would complete the collection along with Lightning Lad (Target Gift Box Set), Cosmic Boy (Justice League: Cosmic Clash).
Telltale Games recently revealed their latest trailer for the impending release of the “LEGO Marvel Avengers” video game. Unlike Telltale’s previous LEGO Marvel game, this game revolves around the events of the various films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Highlights of the new trailer included several locations from most of the MCU’s films, and the ability to play as several characters who have yet to receive their own film; some of the trailer’s footage show Wasp flying around the streets and skyscrapers of New York and Cap’s buddy Falcon coming in from a landing to join a debriefing.
Like most major game releases, LEGO Marvel Avengers has a bonus for those LEGO or MCU fans whom are already willing to buy the game. Anyone who preorders the game with video game retail chain GameStop will receive a minifigure of Iron Man Mk. XXXIII, also known as the “Silver Centurion.”
Word is a new polybag featuring a Star Wars Rebels Storm Trooper Sergeant. It’s unknown as of right now if this will be part of a promotion, or if you can purchase them individually. This is looking to be a great way to build up your Stormtrooper army if you can buy them without any promotion, so take advantage when you see them pop up in your stores!