LEGO-ise YourselfMinifigs.me is giving one PosAbility reader a voucher to create a bespoke LEGO version of themselves!
For company founders, Nick and Caroline Savage, customising minifigures started out as a hobby. They would LEGO-ise friends and family, just for fun. In 2012, they recreated Paralympic athletes in LEGO, and the resulting minifigures were featured on Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’. Orders started flooding in, and they realised it was time to quit their day jobs.
They now offer a range of minifigures and custom LEGO products via their website minifigs.me
Customers can recreate anyone they like in LEGO – choosing the best head, hair, torso, legs and accessories (including wheelchairs and prosthetic legs). Designs are printed directly onto LEGO pieces, and names or short messages can be included. They also offer a premium bespoke service where customers can have a minifigure designed from scratch, based on photographs and a description.
With help from their friends at youngbricks.co.uk, they are currently working on a new wheelchair design – based on Stephen Hawking’s. They look forward to launching this new product, along with new LEGO-ised communication devices, so that more people can be properly represented in LEGO. If you have any ideas of technology and accessories they should add to their range to better represent disabled people, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.
Minifigs.me is now offering a special giveaway – a voucher for one lucky winner to use their premium service and have one of their designers create a bespoke LEGO minifigure from scratch. The voucher (worth £34.99) can be used to make yourself, someone famous (or someone obscure) or someone you love enough to get made into LEGO.
Please bear in mind that the company don’t make custom parts, only custom designs. Therefore, if LEGO don’t make the product or colour you think you need, there may need to be some compromises. But so far so good, LEGO is very versatile and they’ll find a way to figure it out. Please note, they are not able to print real world logos onto minifigure parts, eg. company logos or brand names and images.
Terms and Conditions
This voucher is valued at £34.99 and is to be used against a bespoke minifig. It can be redeemed between 1 February 2019 and 10 September 2019. It can take up to 2 weeks to create these highly bespoke products, and the design team will email you photographs of the minifigure to check you are happy with it before posting it out to you. Closing date for entries is 31 January 2019.
If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning the fantastic prize, simply answer the following question:
Which TV show were the minifigs.me Paralympian athlete minifigures featured on
a) This Morning
b) The Last Leg
c) The Graham Norton Show