LEGO has launched a beta for the new online LEGO Minifigure Factory in the US. It’s an easy-to-use online tool that lets you configure a minifigure in quite a few different ways, including their face, headware, torso, legs, and accessory. You can play around with it here. These custom-made minifigs cost $11.99. The factory is still in beta, so it may not be available when you click. In that case, you can try again later. There’s also a limit of one minifigure per household for the time being.
Design Your LEGO Minifigure
The Minifigure Factory reminds me of the Xbox Design Lab, where you can customize your own Xbox controller. It’s not quite as fully featured as Microsoft’s lab, but it does offer quite a bit of LEGO minifig customization.
You can pick your figure’s face and haircut or hat. There’s not an overwhelming number of options, which makes it pretty easy to view all of the possibilities that might appeal to you. The legs and accessory options are also pretty straightforward.
Where you have the most creative options is on the torso. You can select what kind of shirt or outfit you want for your minifigure. You can enter text in a variety of fonts and colors, and decorate it with images from a number of categories like sports, animals, accessories, and more.
The resulting minifigures are just like the ones that come in LEGO sets, so they’re 1.5 inches tall. The company hints it will add more customization options in the future, and says it welcomes suggestions from fans.
You can configure and order your own LEGO minifigure here. I didn’t end up ordering one, but I had fun configuring my own IGN guy. See what kinds of fun designs you can come up with yourself.
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