Minifigs.Me is a UK based LEGO minifigure customizer who has been releasing an incredible variety of custom printed LEGO minifigs and accessories. I have recently had the chance to get some of their products, so I thought to share with you my thoughts and feedback on them. 🙂
Caroline and Nick, the husband and wife team behind Minifigs.Me has been experimenting with making custom LEGO minifigures for several years now. Originally they used stickers, decals, paints and varnish to make minifigs for their own use. However when they shared their creations with friends and on social-media, other people started asking if they could get some as well. Thus a little business was born.
Since those early days Minifigs.Me has grown tremendously. Now when you visit their website you will find a huge variety of custom LEGO minifigs and accessories. They have also upgraded from using decals to a highly sophisticated UV printer that produces vibrant colors and very durable printing directly on the minifigures.
Digital printing also allows printing on all parts of the minifigures, and Minifigs.Me definitely takes advantage of this by printing on practically every part of their custom LEGO minifigs; front and back of the torso, arms, head, and the front, back and side of the legs. In fact they pay so much attention to detail that even the stud-holes at the back of the legs are printed to match the rest of the design!
The variety of minifigures Minifigs.Me offers is really tremendous, and they are adding new designs all the time. Just recently they released the LEGO Apollo 13 Crew to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission launch, with great attention to detail in the design of each of the characters and also adding a nice background.
Minifig.Me also recreates characters from films, TV shows, cartoons, and comic books, as well as minifig versions of political figures, celebrities, musicians and members of sports teams and more. You can browse all the varieties on their website, Minifigs.Me.
Besides custom LEGO minifigs, Minifigs.Me also prints various accessories – mainly on LEGO tiles, and these are actually some of my most favorite items. They have everything; signs, certificates, comic books, cereal boxes, license-plates, calendars, newspapers, smart-phones, board-games, game consoles, and more for your LEGO minifigs.
I would also suggest checking out the brick-built printed characters as there are some really cute designs in this category. My favorites are the owls, but there are also Mini’uns, Minecraft characters, Adventurers, and more.
What I really like about the LEGO Minifigs.Me figures is the attention to detail in the design of every character – especially the very cute facial printings. All aspect of the designs blend right in with regular LEGO minifigs. The only issue I have found is that the printed yellow details are not the same shade as LEGO’s own yellow. This is not a problem on minifigs when there is only a bit of yellow in the design, however when there is quite a bit of yellow (like for example the minifig is wearing a dress with a deep neckline), it really shows up. I have talked about this issue with Nick, and he is aware of the problem and has been endeavoring to make the match better. I have not seen any issues with other colors, and they match LEGO’s own color-palette.
Another service Minifigs.Me offers is providing custom LEGO minifigures based on your specifications. So if you want to make a minifig version of yourself, your family, or your team, you can request Minifigs.Me to make them for you. These figures are also great for birthdays, anniversaries, special events and promotions, etc. Just make sure you leave enough time to get them made before the event as it can take a few weeks.
Prices for custom LEGO minifigs and accessories vary by the complexity of the design, but they are around £10 per minifig (less than $15), witch is in line with the work of other LEGO customizers. Minifigs with less printing and custom work, as well as printed tiles and other accessories cost less. According to their website, shipping to the UK is a flat rate of £1.95, and shipping internationally is £3.95. I also wanted to mention that the minifigs are individually packed in cute little matchboxes, which is a very nice touch.
Overall I’m very happy with the minifigs and printed tiles I got from Minifigs.Me, and plan to order from them in the future as well. The variety of their custom printed minifigs and accessories is really unmatched; they just have so much to offer! Also both Caroline and Nick are really fun people and super easy to talk to, so if you have a project in mind that would require custom minifigs or accessories you can contact them through their website Minifigs.Me, Facebook page, or Twitter.
I hope this review helps you in case you are searching for specific LEGO characters, custom printed accessories, or would like to have your own design printed on a minifig. What do you think? Have you ordered from Minifigs.Me before? Or do you plan to? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! Also, if you have any questions for Caroline or Nick, you can ask them here, and I will make sure they see them and answer them for you. 😉