Lego Universe

From Contagious 2008 –

Set for a 2009 release, LEGO Universe is another new MMOG. Developed by NetDevil to be a seamless
adaptation of the LEGO philosophy, the concept behind the subscription-based LEGO Universe is simple – if you can imagine it, then you can build it. The traditional play experience will transfer online, requiring a creative and collaborative approach to accomplish ingame goals. Contagious 17 contains a case study on LEGO.

You can find the site here. From What I can tell its going to be a secondlife style game for Lego minifig fans.

One that is particularly relevent for custom minifig fans will be the feature that allows you to customize your own custom minifig. Taken from the Lego site:

Design your own minifigure – Upon landing in LEGO Universe, you’ll choose from hundreds of options to customize your tiny in-game characters. 

Additionally you can play games, interact with others and build items and the game features an overarching epic storyline about the origins of LEGO Universe and the minifigures that inhabit it. In the story of LEGO Universe, the minifigures can team up to quest together. If the teams are successful, they’ll uncover new game zones featuring original characters, more building opportunities, and undiscovered creative challenges!

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Merry Christmas from Custom MiniFig

Hi everyone, whilst Custom Minifig is only a few weeks old, Christmas is already nearly upon us so in true Christmas Spirit, custom minifig would like to wish all you Lego custom minifig fans a very merry christmas!

And in true Christmas spirit, here’s a brilliant vignette of a nativity scene, not only made of lego custom minifigs, but one of the most popular Lego minifig series – Starwars, so here you go, a Lego vignette of custom starwars Lego minifigs!

lego starwars custom minifigs

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The Arrival of BrickArms Custom minifigs and weapons

I arrived home today to a small nondescript package with a little sticker on the bottom the sticker sad minifigforlife, so after a long day at the office my spirits were lifted, just time for Christmas and a few weeks off. This is the first time I’ve received anything from Brickarms and Minifig for life so I was eager to check out the merchandise that to be fair, its the cheapest items you can buy.

Opening up the white bubble wrapped envelope each order was packaged in a clear mini ziplock bag, with the mini fig separate from the weapons that came along with that particular minifig. Each packet also came with photo/printed label of the order and minifig, and there weren’t any instructions (not that you would need any).

upon opening the first item, the Mr White that I was very keep to get my hands on (i suspect this will eventually be a collectors custom minifig in the future) I was very impressed with the decals, BrickArms claim that the decals are delecate and as such these custom minifigs aren’t playable minifigs, but collectors minfigs, meant to be looked at rather than played with. All the joints on the minifig were stiff and solid, and there were no chips or scratches on the minifig, which was great. Suffice to say this minifig was in pristine condition.

On to the weapons, I’d orders as many items as I could from Brickarms before they temporarily shut shop, may main worry was cause of the media attention that had brought them into Lego’s radar there might have been some implications which might have meant you wouldn’t be able to get ahold of any of these minifigs or minifig weapons. (lucky that proved to be wrong!)

The minifig weapons are really well made, the level of detail and the finish on them is supurb, and because they are made from the same plastic as Lego minifigs, which gives them a ridged and strong quality that hints at quality. SO after stashing a few of these minifigs away unopened I’ll definately be ordering a few more and begin work on my custom Lego minifig british army chess set!

brickarms lego custom minifig weapons

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Custom minifig Lego M16

There are several ways you can deal with custom minifig weapons, lets take a minifg M16, a pretty common weapon, and popular with custom minifig creators.

The easist way to acquire a custom minifig Lego M16 is to head over to BrickArms who make a whole variety of custom minifig weapons and a commando style minifig M16, the one with the retractable stock, BrackArms make these minifig weapons from  the same plastic used in Lego Minfigs so they are pretty solid.

The alternative way to get a Lego M16 for minifigs is to obviously try and make one yourself, below are two videos I found  showing two different ways to make a Lego minifg M16, obviously by making it yourself, the accuracy of how the Lego M16 looks to the real M16 is reduced but it can be more fun to make and cheaper.

Obviously you can take the same strategy  for any weapon you want to create for minifigs, and just to show you the full potential of making your own Minifig, check out this post about a custom built minifig M1917A1

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WWII custom minifig Heavy Machine gun

This is an awesome custom minifig heavy machine gun, an M1917A1 to be exact, created by Soren77 from the Brick Arms Forum, i think its really cool and very realistic (at least as realistic as Lego can make it) and it seems to be the perfect size for custom minifigs and looks great when you put it next to the BrickArms minifig weapons.

Lego minifig m1917a1 by soren77

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