Category Archives: Arealight

Arealight Helmets Wave 5 Sneak Preview

If you are a fan of custom Star Wars pieces then you will probably already own something from Arealight. Known for producing high quality printed custom designs their range includes Clone Trooper helmets, Mando helmets, Hair pieces, Jet Packs, Twi’lek heads, and Female torso’s.

We are really excited to be able to show you a sneak preview of the latest batch of helmets – Wave 5, and these are not released until next week! All of these helmets are based off the Clone Wars or Extended Universe.

The Blue 501st helmet is based of a 501st ARF Trooper and inspired by Boomer from the Clone Wars Games, Kix from Season 4 Clone wars Umbara Arc and a 501st AT-RT trooper (ARC Heavy Gunner). The helmet sports a crisp blue printing on the sun visor a long with a line down the center. There is also a bit of blue and black detail print for the face details. This is a great helmet and nicely designed.

The Kix Helmet has blue printing around the visor and on the back details of the helmet. It is printed onto a Commander helmet, but since it has an open visor, there is a white gap between the head and the blue print.

The 501st AT RT Helmet is a very hard helmet to print however we think they have done a really good.  There are a few print issues, like the eyes not being fully covered and the top visor having a bit of white, however we still think its a great piece to have.

The Shadow Clone Trooper Helmet is one of our favourites and has a silver and gunmetal print. The detailing on the side is a gunmetal colour while the face details and the markings around the fin are silver.

The Fox Helmet  looks really good however there has been printing problems when doing white onto dark colours. Some of the helmets are off white however this helmet still looks great.

Finally the Shadow Airborne Trooper Helmet is another silver and gunmetal print.These two colours go great on black and the printing is perfectly aligned with the grooves as well.

For an in-depth review and more images of these fantastic Wave 5 helmets visit Arealight Customs and there online shop.

The new designs looks awesome and are limited edition so don’t miss out, and if you live in the UK they will be available online soon from your official Arealight reseller.

Posted in Arealight, Minifigure Headgear | Comments Off on Arealight Helmets Wave 5 Sneak Preview

Custom Minifig Brands Review

LEGO is one of the main sources for minifigures customisation however with an increasing demand for more specific pieces there are a number of high quality independent producers offering a range of fantastic weapons, parts, headgear and bodywear.

The manufacture of these custom design pieces are created specifically for LEGO minifigures using high quality injection molded ABS plastic.

These are the brands that we recommend, if you are not mentioned then get in touch.


Since 2006 Bluce Hsu has been creating a fantastic arrange of custom design Star Wars LEGO pieces which include Clone Trooper helmets, Mando helmets, Hair pieces, Jet Packs, Twi’lek heads, and Female torso’s.

See the full range of Arealight pieces now.


Run by Will Chapman, BrickArms specialise in original, custom designed LEGO compatible guns and custom minifigs. These include Machine Guns, miniguns, Rifles, Pistols, Bazookas, Grenades, Helmets and knives.

See the full range of BrickArms pieces now.


The mission of BrickForge is to fill in the gaps left open by LEGO and other brick-building companies. They offer a huge amount of pieces including Helmets, Armour, Guns, Swords, Bows, Axes, Hair pieces and Shields.

See the full range of BrickForge pieces now.


Run by Ryan Hauge, BrickWarriors send their custom designs to a professional tooler to be molded in steel and injected with ABS plastic. They offer a huge range of Helmets, Hats, Guns, Body Armour, Swords and Axes.

See the full range of BrickWarriors pieces now.


Run by Kevin Chu, BrickTW focuses on creating custom pieces for LEGO minifigures based on Oriental history. They offer a large range of Helmets, Spears, Swords, Body Armour, Shields, and Hair pieces.

See the full range of BrickTW pieces now.


SI-DAN offer a fantastic range of high quality Helmets, Body Armour, Gas Masks, Guns, Knives, Miniguns, Tactical vests, Shields and Backpacks.

See the full range of SI-DAN pieces now.

The Little Arms Shop

The Little Arms Shop make pieces for the minifigure which are very detailed and of the highest quality possible. These include guns, and the hugely popular range of Star Wars blasters.

See the full range of The Little Arms Shop pieces now.

Tiny Tactical

Tiny Tactical offer a fantastic range of Military inspired pieces including Army Vests, Guns, Ammo, Radio’s, and Helmets.

See the full range of Tiny Tactical pieces now.

Posted in Arealight, BrickArms, BrickForge, BrickWarriors, Minifig Guides, Tiny Tactical | Comments Off on Custom Minifig Brands Review