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Custom LEGO RiGGED system by BrickForge

by admin on September 16, 2014

in BrickForge

You may remember that recently we talked about a new set of accessories by BrickForge, one of the most prominent LEGO customizers (see: Custom LEGO WWII Items by BrickForge). These items are actually part of a brand new product-line introduced by BrickForge called the RiGGED system, which allows LEGO fans to design and decorate their minifigs in a lot more creative ways than before. A second set of accessories have been just released within the same line, so I thought to write an update.

Custom LEGO by BrickForge WW2-Axis-Get-Rigged

According to BrickForge’s blog, RiGGED stands for: Rapid – Interchangeable – Guns – Gear – Equipment – Design. The RiGGED system is a type of MMA (Modular Minifigure Accessory) structure and consists of traditional 3mm & 1.5mm peg & hole combinations integrated into quality ABS minifig accessories. Armors, belts, straps & other types of pack devices contain a series of 1.5mm pegs; constructing a three-dimensional canvas to which minifig enthusiasts can attach a number of other RiGGED accessories. The mix of which spawns hundreds of color/type combinations making each minifig more unique than the previous.

Custom LEGO by BrickForge WW2-Allies-Rigged

“MMA – Modular Minifig Accessories are clearly the next evolution of 1.5” scale figure elements.” says Kyle Peterson (a.k.a. Armothe), owner of BrickForge Minifig Accessories. “Instead of a single piece of armor with various details molded into the design, the RiGGED system offers enthusiasts the opportunity to build their own custom body armor; where details consist of actual elements that can be pieced together to form a complete assembly.”

Custom LEGO by BrickForge WW2-Allies-Rigged-Dynamics

BrickForge has introduced the RiGGED system with its recent assortment of World War II accessories. Wave 1 consists of 17 elements in 6 colors. The Field Suspenders and Haversack are composed of pegs while most hand-held pieces are molded with a corresponding cavity. In addition, most firearms have removable attachments such as scopes, magazines & bipods – useful for creating multicolored accessories. Wave 1 elements like the Haversack can also attach to existing BrickForge elements like the Shock Trooper Armor & Tactical Vest.

Custom LEGO Military Accessories by BrickForge

And the recently released Wave 2 introduces 20 new accessories modeled after items used by the AXIS powers during World War II, such as Fallschrimjager, Afrika Corps & Nachtjager. “Wave 1 was about the heroes, Wave 2 introduces the villains.” says Armothe. “Well, I suppose one could argue they were heroes for their country – either way minifig fans have a few more RiGGED accessories to mess around with”. The new wave includes a printed M35 German Helmet, two-tone Stick Grenade, Field Cap, Satchel, Modular Vampir rifle, and more. Because elements are engineered with the RiGGED system they inherently couple with items from Wave 1, expanding customizing possibilities. There are also plans for a Wave 3 of accessories (and probably more) and new colors.

Custom LEGO by BrickForge Wave-2

I’m actually really excited about this new system and the possibilities. I’m not so much into the World War I and II era, so I haven’t gotten any of the accessories yet, but I’m planning to get at least some to try out. It is interesting to know that they are quite similar in concept to the Mega Bloks modular minifigure accessories, especially in the Mega Bloks Call of Duty sets. I always liked the options the modular system offered, and was hoping that something similar will be used by LEGO at some point. So I’m happy to see BrickForge’s pioneering work in this regard, and I hope that they will also expand the system into other themes. 🙂

Custom LEGO BrickForge and Mega Bloks Comparison

If you are interested in the new selection you can check out BrickForge’s Online Shop. Here I’m directly linking to the new WWII items, but you can also check out their full selection from the sidebar. BrickForge representatives also frequently attend LEGO shows and conventions, so if you happen to visit one, check out the vendors. It is really nice to see all the custom LEGO items in person. Please note that I have no affiliation with BrickForge. I just really appreciate their talent, work-ethics, and products. Below is a video-review of the Wave 2 accessories by the BrickShow:

So what do you think? How do you like BrickForge’s WWII selection? Are you planning to get any for your own minifigs? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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Håkan September 16, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Ah, it’s pin-based. How is the diameter compared to official Lego elements? Seems a lot thinner than an antenna pole, for instance.

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admin September 16, 2014 at 1:26 PM

I don’t have these yet, although I’m planning to order some, so I can’t say for with 100% certainty, but I have other BrickForge accessories with pinholes and they are the same as what you can find on official LEGO accessories – except for some of the oldest BrickForge items like the Hoplite helmets. At some point they standardized pinholes to be the same as what LEGO uses. I assume that they are using the same here.

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Håkan September 19, 2014 at 8:37 AM
admin September 19, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Yes, tiaras, feathers, and other headgear accessories.

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LegoUniverse Bob September 16, 2014 at 11:57 AM

They look very cool! 🙂 I like the features, you can clip things on and make minifigs get them off easily, very good for stop-motions. I hate having to have to blu-tack them on, unfortunately, I still have to 🙁 .

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Barbara September 16, 2014 at 1:07 PM

I really, really want to get Lego faces with a normal skin tone, instead of the bright yellow. Are they offered anywhere? I love the expressions on the basic Lego figures but the bright yellow clashes with some of the hair colors.

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admin September 16, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Barbara, licensed LEGO sets come with flesh-toned minifigs (like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings. etc.), so if you get those sets you will get a bunch of non-yellow yeads. You can also get them by-the-piece on BrickLink, the largest Online LEGO Marketplace. Here is the link to all the LEGO heads every made in every color: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?v=2&pg=1&catString=238&catType=P

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Håkan September 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Normal skin tone would be, basically, Caucasian. The assortment for darker skin tones is unfortunately quite small, especially for females. =/

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ninja of stealth September 16, 2014 at 1:14 PM

awesome stuff! I’ve never really been into buying LEGO things not by LEGO. but a lot of these customized bricks from these type of websites seem dependable. speaking of which, where does centaur come from?

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ninja of stealth September 16, 2014 at 1:15 PM

I mean, what website is the centaur piece on?

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admin September 16, 2014 at 1:36 PM

The Centaur is from BrickForge. I think they are currently out of stock, but I highly recommend you check them when they are back in stock. I have all six of the different prints BrickForge makes and they are beautiful! 🙂

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ninja of stealth September 17, 2014 at 1:12 PM

sweet! I’ve been wanting those for awhile, do you recommended getting more than two? I usually use minifigures for MOC setups. Am I making any sense right now? 🙄 and Also, when does brickfogre restock do you think? thanks Admin. 😀

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admin September 17, 2014 at 1:21 PM

My understanding is that Centaurs are pretty solitary. They weren’t going around in herds. The only reason I got six is because I really-really liked the printed designs, BF made six different ones, and I liked them all. As far as restocking, I would suggest that you contact them directly. BF is a small company. They don’t get restocked on schedule like Wal-Mart. 😉

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ninja of stealth September 18, 2014 at 12:21 PM

oh okay, thanks admin!

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Kim September 16, 2014 at 2:53 PM

I’m sad. They discontinued I think at least one of the scooter colors. The yellow one with the checkers. I had wanted to get it for a scooter taxi.

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admin September 16, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Oh, really? Perhaps they are just out ot stock? I really wanted to get that one too! 😕

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Kim September 16, 2014 at 5:18 PM

It’s not on their site anymore. I guess I could email them to see if they plan on making anymore.

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Kim September 16, 2014 at 6:36 PM

I emailed them, the said that they sold out and don’t now if they’re going to do a new run of them. He did say they will have some new designs coming too though and offered to pull one of the yellow checkers out of a re-seller package. I’m trying to get the details on that right now.

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admin September 16, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Thanks good to know. Thanks for checking into it. I may email them as well to see if they can get one for me too. I was planning to place an order anyway for the RiGGED stuff just so I can try them out. 🙂

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Kim September 16, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I’m ordering on Friday when I get paid, hopefully they have enough for both of us.

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admin September 16, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Kim, I will wait until after you placed your order to make sure you get one. Just let me know when you are done shopping. 😉

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Kim September 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Awesome! Thanks!

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