Minifigs Archive

Upcoming Brickforge Products

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Houndblower brings us news of the new Brickforge prodcuts that will be debuting at Brickworld later this week. Amongst them are a set of reins, a gunbelt and a surcoat with a sword-loop.

Click to see more in the Eurobricks forums

The reins are a great add-on for the commanders of the great armies of the Pirate Forum - you need no longer worry about elastic bands or string to control your horse! Furthermore, as the reins fit over both types of horse head armour, we could be seeing some heavily-armed mounted troops in the near future too. Other uses will be sure to turn up too - a hangman's noose, anyone?

The surcoats also solve a dilemma for MOCers, who used to have to choose between a minifig neck bracket and 1x1 clip or an elastic band to hold their troops' cutlasses in place.

If those aren't to your taste, then the gunbelt provides a less bulky alternative, without the leg-flaps. Pistols, knives and scimitars should all find their place on minifigs' hips, perhaps with a little modification, if necessary.

Click to discuss these new Brickforge products in the Eurobricks forum

The real army of Armendariz

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
Left to right: Jipay, Bonaparte, Armendariz, Blackmoor, Zuloo

Left to right: Jipay, Bonaparte, Armendariz, Blackmoor, Zuloo

In the hope of us all forgiving him, General Armendariz has posted his real French army. It's actually looking really nice, and he has included 5 blue coated sigfigs too. With 40 men, this army isn't something to spit at, in fact most AFOL armies would be running by now!

So hurry along to the Pirate forum and discuss General Armendariz's French army to your heart's content!

It’s a hoax!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
Join the fight against Armendariz and his piratey ways!

Join the fight against Armendariz and his piratey ways!

Just after we had frontpaged what we believed to be the biggest LEGO® Napoleonic army ever created, the stroy behind the hoax was released:

"Ok every one i've decided to tell you probably the most shocking news you've ever heard about armies,
THIS ARMY IS A HOAX
Yes its true, its fake,hoax not real, and never gonna happen.
really do you think some dude sold me 300+ troops for $40? And all of them armed? Not in your life or mine.
its all made up. But im not telling how I did it."

Pictured above is the true redcoat army of forum member General Armendariz.

To ridicule the horrible scoundrel, visit the thread, or see what tricked us all into believeing Armendariz was a truthful person...

Huge British Army by General Armendariz

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009


Huge armies are often a spectacle, but this one is something amazing! With over 450 soldiers in a beautiful formation, Armendariz hints of another army in the works...

See this amazing work of art in the Pirate forum!

British 95th Rifles by Jasbrick

Monday, April 13th, 2009
Jasbrick shares his new British soldier in the Pirate forum!

Jasbrick shares his new British soldier in the Pirate forum!

Although it's not often that LEGO® custom minifig torsos are hand painted, but rather printed from a digital image, when the necessary care and time is put into a hand painted minifig, the results can be tremendous! Just look at this custom British 95th Rifles soldier - beautiful in every way. This custom even has painting on the uniform arms!

So if you want to find out more about this stunning creation, or just wish to congratulate Jasbrick on his amazing work, sail on over to the Piate forum to discuss this 95th British Rifles custom!

Brickforge announces new Islander weapons

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Among Brickforge's new additions to their range of customs are a primitive spear and adze - great for variety in any Islander army. The new designs also helps differentiate between Incas, Mayas and Aztecs etc. and the Polynesian Islanders from the Lego sets.

Oonga-boonga-oonga-boonga-oonga-boonga-oo-oo!

Oonga-boonga-oonga-boonga-oonga-boonga-oo-oo!

Dicuss these new Brickforge tribal weapons in the forums, or head over there and get yourself some tribal spears or tribal swords!

SirNadroj’s First Primate

Saturday, February 21st, 2009
Arrr, (pri)matey!

Arrr, (pri)matey

 SirNadroj has recently been making good use of various Belville parts by creating intricate animal figures with Fabuland heads. This one fabulously displays a Pirate monkey on a deck.

Discuss the new crewmate in the Pirate forum!

Classic Pirate Minifigure Re-released

Monday, February 16th, 2009
Go over to the Pirates forum to discuss the Minifigure collection!

Two space dudes? We wanted two Pirates!

Whilst the new LEGO® Pirate minifigures are arguably more aesthetically pleasing, there's a certain nostalgic element surrounding those from the original line. As part of their Vintage Minifigure Collections, The LEGO Group have unsurprisingly included a pirate figure.

However, many would have expected to see a more famous and charismatic pirate brought back, such as Captain Redbeard/Roger.

Why, then, do we get a minifig that only appeared in 3 sets (6289 Red Beard Runner, 6281 Pirates' Perilous Pitfall, 6249 Pirates Ambush)?

The later pirates from the original line are more similar in design to the new ones, so this could be the reason. Or could The LEGO Group be closely monitoring AFOL demand trends? Of all the classic pirate torsos, the one bearing the anchor tattoo is the second most expensive, sometimes selling for as much as $12!

The Vintage Minifigure Collection is expected to retail for $17.99 in the USA, so this rare torso could stimulate a high demand for the set.

What do you think? Should Captain Roger/Redbeard, often used as the "flagship" minifigure for the LEGO Pirate line at Legoland parks and on official merchandise, have been brought back instead of the "anchor pirate"?

Would you get the whole Collection just for one minifig?

Discuss it in the Pirate forum!



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