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After less than a month since launching custom Minifig wishes you all a Happy 2009 filled with tons of fantastic custom minifigs and loads of Lego!
We’ve now grown to overÂ 66 articles, and over 50 readers a day, thats over 400 a month. Plans for custom minifig in 2009 include a members photo sharing feature, a forum and a quarterly custom minifig newsletter. Natrually if you can think of any other community enhancing features we can add to custom minifig, simply contact us at customminifig <at> gmail <dot> com
The custom Minifig community is very spread out and if you consider minifig customization isn’t exactly a gorup activity may minifig customizers keep intouch via online forums. Here is a list and rating of the top Lego and custom minifig online forums
Whilst this list of Lego custom minifig forums isn’t absolute, these are the more popular general public Lego forums.
Here’s a useful Lego slang dictionary that contains most of the common abbreviations and slang relating to Lego custom minifigs, Lego MOCs and AFOL (Adult Fans of Lego) Pretty useful. Check it out here.
One of the Most elusive custom minifig modders I’ve come across is Hazel, I can’t seem to find much on they guy, other that some of the most incredible and detailed custom minifigs I’ve ever come across, it seems that Hazel is based out of south east asia, in Hong Kong and/or Japan, and with classic asian skill in detail the figures that really made an impact on the custom minifig community were Hazel’s gears of war custom minifigs, Hazel was associated with Amazing Armoury and most of Hazel’s custom minifigs are shown with the tag – ‘custom by Hazel’
Hazel usually goes by Hazel – Fantasy and his works include MOCs, custom minfigs and custom minifig parts and weapons. His work has also been featured in Dengeki Brick magazine in 2008 (issue 12).
The custom parts by Hazel seem to be made in small custom runs and are probably highly sought after collectibles.
I’m trying to get in touch with Hazel to do an interview and also to buy some of his work, so if any of you have every dealt with Hazel, please do get in touch!
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Tagged Accessories, amazing armoury, brick link, custom, Dengeki Brick Magazine, epoxy, Fantasy, Hazel, Lego, minifig, MOC, parts, weapons