Being a fan of Lego, and trying to find more about Custom Lego minifigs, I decided that doing some back ground research would help inspire custom minfig designs and educate on what to consider when building custom minifigs. It’s often worth doing some background reseach when taking on any project, and Lego minifig customization is no different, there are a whole range of Lego books out there, some are educational, whilst others are more instructional and will benefit any Lego projects you take on, however in terms of books specific to Lego minifig customization, there isn’t any written book about this area of Lego customization, however you’ll find most of this information online and of course, here, at customminifig
Nevertheless heres a slide show of books relating to Lego customization as well as vinyl figures (another area that Lego minifig customization would cross over)
Lego have made knights for quite some time, however they’ve always been quite generic and non-decript, in that Lego have never really wanted to have any political allegiances (keeping it PC), that kind of ruled out the crusades or any iconongrapy that would imply a religious allegiance on a minifig. Pharazon however created this custom Lego minifig, and I have to admit, it is simply supurb, it’s actually quite a simple minifig custom job, in that its a fabric robe and a custom hat, and not much more, but its very effective. It also illustrates how effective fabric items can be at completing a custom minifig.
Adding personality to your custom minifigs isn’t jsut about adding decals with nice graphics or throwing in the latest Brickarms accessory, personality of a custom minifig can also be created using hairstyles and head pieces, whilst looking for other cool custom minifigs i came across this miange by batbrick, using the same Lego head and torse batbrick has changed the hair of the minifig, and this highlights how different hairstyles or events hats/helmets can have a great effect in changing the personality and impression a custom minifig gives, so when you’re designing your custom minifigs, you’ll want to factor this in as a consideration.
Whilst this site is about custom minifigs rather than Lego mocs, on my search for amazing custom Lego minifigs, i came across this custom Lego police station packed with all sorts of amazing detail, I simply had to share it with the readers of custom minifig, if only to wow you with the sheer amount of detail and effort thats gone into it. Aside from being impressive, there are several custom minifigs within the building and an extensive armoury choaked full of Brick arms custom minifig weapons, the Lego custom police station was made by laureano.
This awesome samurai minfig was custom made by ImpreSariO a very talented custom minifig builder, the inspiration for the custom minifig samurai was from samurai Jack a cartoon network TV series, whats really fantastic about the custom minifig, is the legs made from Lego bricks, see Lego actually have a range of samurai minifigs, and the legos could have been made using fabric, but this custom minifig is unique in the use of Lego bricks for this purpose, and I think you’ll agree it’s every effective is presenting a strong, bold and stylized feel to this custom minifig.
Additionally the custom minifig face is a custom decal that uses manga illustrations and is really effective, for a minifig with no other markings the face decal really expresses the personality of the minifig and the use of a four by one flat as a sword sheath is pretty cool too!