Have you ever wanted to build your own LEGO Minifigures, but they don’t come out the way you want? I have some suggestions for you.
Maybe you want to make an army for your city. Perhaps you want your own SigFig that you can trade with your friends. The possibilities are limitless to make your own custom LEGO figure. Here’s how.
The basics of a Minifigure
There are 5 sections to each minifig:
Who isn’t familiar with the classic yellow Minifig head? But lately, there have been a lot more customizations including different colors, and even dual faces on opposite sides of the head.
The head conveys a lot of the personality of the character. It can show happiness or sadness. Scared, astonished, or confused. There are so many different prints you can find the perfect expression for your character.
Also, in more recent sets, LEGO has made custom heads for different characters. Some examples are Miss Piggy, Toy Story Alien, or the Vidyo series of Minifigures.
The minifigure torso actually consists of 5 pieces. The chest, the left arm, the right arm, and two claw hands.
Of course there are the solid colors, but also lots of different prints, with multiple colors, so just about any outfit can be made.
Sometimes the Torso is different. It can also be a custom shape like the original red brick.
There are three kinds of minifigure legs – Standard, short, and short that bend.
There is a stud at the top of the minifig head that is the perfect place for a hat or hairpiece. You can also actually connect any lego piece to the head, but it is most traditional to use a hair, hat, or costume piece.
There are thousands of accessories for minifigures. From items that can be held in the claw hand (like the brush on the shower guy), or a skirt.
There are also pieces that go between the head and torso. Beards, and capes are frequently used. Space minifigures also have air tanks that go in this position. Ninjago Minifigures have lots of different shoulder pieces.
If you are like me, you started to make your own Minifigure by going through the sets you already have and taking apart some of the minifigs that came in them.
But you might not have the exact pieces you want to make your exact idea. There are other options, however. One is going to the LEGO store and visiting the build a miniature display. LEGO has also been testing out the Minifigure Factory (currently closed).
on the LEGO website, you can also bulk buy bulk minifig pieces. Of course, there is my LEGO resale store website, and a few other options as well.
Can you design your own LEGO minifigure?
Do you like LEGO® Minifigures? You should! You can choose from a variety of looks and accessories to create a unique style.
The designers in the LEGO group are so creative! Did you know that it takes over a year for a minifigure to be created?
From the initial idea until the first piece comes out of a mold is over 12 months long!
So while you can’t exactly design your own minifigure, you can use pre-made pieces to come up with a great character.
Just mix and match the different components to make your own custom one!
Can I make my own LEGO minifigure online?
Lego is testing its new Minifigure Factory online platform, which allows you to design your own person using Lego. In this tool, you’ve chosen a range of headwear, body parts, legs, accessories and head sizes.
However, as of right now the beta version of the store is closed and I don’t know when the LEGO Minifigure factory will open. For now the minifigure factory site is closed. I’m sure the official launch will be a big deal when it happens.
Can you build your own Lego person at the LEGO store?
Are you thinking of creating an original figurine that will represent you? The LEGO term for this is a Sig Fig.
Many builders have figures that resemble them. By finding a face, hairstyle, and other elements that looks like they do, they essentially create a 4-brick-tall representation of themselves.
Many in-person LEGO stores have a display where you can make your own LEGO Minifigure.
You can choose from different heads with unique face prints, torsos, legs, and other accessories.
All the different elements in the store version of the LEGO Minifigure factory are mixed in a big bin.
There are usually at least a dozen torso options, and an equal number of leg pieces. I believe you also can add accessories – at least one per character for a total of 3 cool figs.
For just $9.99 you get 3 completely custom minifigs which is a great deal and also makes a perfect gift.
How much does it cost to build your own LEGO Minifigure?
A 3-pack of Custom miniatures is under $10 – Just $9.99 in fact. Unfortunately, you can’t get a single one just yet. But if you want you can get individual components from the pick-a-brick section of the LEGO website.
If you are really thrifty and careful, you can actually make a person for under $1.00 each. It might not be exactly what you want, but you can quickly amass a little (or big) army.
How Much Does it Cost to Build Your Own LEGO Figure?
Minifigures can be made for under a dollar. Some rare Star Wars minifigs are over $1,000. Most are under $5 each.
That’s right, each minifigure on average is about 5-bucks. if you are wondering how to make LEGO people for less, it is possible
The easiest way is to buy bulk bricks from eBay or garage sales.
Most sets calculate the $5 price into the cost.
More info about the Lego Minifigure Factory
The LEGO Minifigure Factory is a new LEGO product that allows you to design and make your own LEGO minifigures. You can choose from a variety of heads, bodies, legs, and accessories to create a unique style. The LEGO Minifigure Factory is currently in beta testing and is not yet available to the public. When it is launched, it will be a big deal! Until then, you can still make your own LEGO minifigs by going to the LEGO store and visiting the build a miniature display. You can also bulk buy LEGO minifigure pieces online. Do you like LEGO® Minifigures? You should! You can choose from a variety of looks and accessories to create a unique style.
So while you can’t exactly design your own LEGO® minifigure, you can use pre-made pieces to come up with a great character. Hopefully the day will come soon for your own LEGO people maker.
Just mix and match the different components to make your own custom LEGO person!
Can I make my own LEGO® minifigure online?
As of right now the beta version of the store is closed and I don’t know when the LEGO Minifigure factory will open. For now the LEGO Minifigure factory site.
How are Minifigs made?
What about the actual LEGO Minifigure Factory – The place where the plastic is molded and the printing is done.
This video will teach you everything you need to know!
I hope to someday visit the real LEGO Minifigure factory. But for now, I will have to be satisfied with the Minifigure factory that is available at the LEGO land Parks.
When I visited LEGOLAND in San Diego, there was a display where you could follow the creation of a Minifigure from start to end. That was really cool.
LEGO Custom minifigures are fun and easy to make. Just grab a head, torso, and legs and put them together. You can also enhance the mini fig by adding accessories to truly make it your own!
I hope this has been helpful and provided you with the info you needed. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.