The LEGO company released the record breaking number of 859 Minifigures in the year 2016. We are truly struggling with photographing this incredible number of figures. The main problem is to get access. The LEGO company initially agreed to give me access, but pulled back their support.
I need your help to continue the Minifigure Catalog project! Are any of you willing to allow me to photograph your collection? I could potentially visit you, or you could lend them to me for a week. I would be more than happy to pay for the shipping and I would also agree to making a deposit.
Without your help the catalog series will have to stop and no further books or updates to our App will become available. Both, Nic and I, are putting a lot of love and labor into this project, but the current rate at which the LEGO company produces new Minifigures, we are not able to financially justify the project.
Please, get in touch with me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or personal message if you are able to help.
I am happy to announce that The Complete LEGO Minifigure Catalog 1975-2015 is now available as a book and eBook. This book is the result of five years of work and it includes highly professional photographs of nearly all Minifigures. No other book can compete with its extensive coverage.
Using a new printing and publication channel this massive 580 pages book is available as a hard cover book. Even a Deluxe Edition is available that is printed using superior color printing technology. This is the definite guide for any Minifigure enthusiast or LEGO fan. This is the book that Minifigures deserve.
We are proud to announce that 2013 Minifigures are now available for as an in-app purchase. We also release a new version of the database. So fire up your app, update the database to version 11 and head over to the collection to get your 2013 delight. As usual, high resolution photographs and detailed meta data awaits you.
I am proud to announce that the 2013 LEGO Minfigure Catalog is now available. It has been a slightly more difficult process this year but it has been a full success in the sense that the catalog is very complete. I have been able to make photographs of every Minifigure thanks to Frans Snijders-Blok and Alex Cudworth.
I upgraded our main database to Filemaker 12 and the most exciting feature is the external storage of container fields. I previously stored all the images as links only and migration to the new container storage meant that I had to re-import all the images for them to be automatically transferred to the server location. That took several days to complete. I am very happy that Filemaker is stable enough to run such a huge and lengthy task without crashing.
Today we are happy to announce the free update of our Unofficial LEGO Minifigure App. We now include Collectible Series 6 & 7 and the Team GB series. Just in time before the Olympics close! Phew, it was a bit of a race to get it done in time. The update also includes corrections and extensions for the other collections. For example, I was finally able to photograph the Comodore Guy (nfi.tow.oth.1997.03, CL001). We hope that you enjoy these new Minifigures and photographs.