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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!

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Brick Arms minifig weapons review

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BrickArms are one of the most popular online custom minifig accessory manufacturers online, they specialize in producing (relatively) realistic looking military weapons for Lego minifigs and are a pride of place for many minifig collectors due, not least to their high quality finish and strong sense of design. They partnered up with Minifigforlife who are responsible for their UK distribution and marketing.

BrickArms was the brain child of Will Chapman from Richmond WA, and since 2006 has produced a range of over 31 highly collectible weapons, made from ABS plastic, the same type of plastic Lego use. More recently BrickArms caught the attention of the UK media when one of the (small collection of) complete Lego Mini Figures they produced was ‘picked on’ by a reporter from The Sun who clamed the offending Lego minifig named BrickArms Bandit – Mr. White was ‘Osama Bin Lego’, if anything however, the press who clearly didn’t have much to write about that day,  actually boosted the sales for BrickArms as their forum suggest, and since the release of this press BrickArms have been so inundated with orders that they had to close shop early for christmas just so they could catch up on orders of various minifigs and minifig weapons.

Here’s a pick of the custom minifig:

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