Help for the 2016 Minifigures needed

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 (info@minifigure.org) or personal message if you are able to help.

The Complete LEGO Minifigure Catalog is now available

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.

Buy the books now!

The Book is available as an eBook (PDF) from Lulu. The regular and deluxe edition are available from Amazon and other re-sellers.

The Unofficial LEGO Minifigure Catalog 1975-2015The Complete LEGO Minifigure Catalog 1975-2015 Deluxe Edition

New Versions of 2012 and Star Wars Catalog Available

I am happy to announce that the 2nd edition of the 2012 LEGO Minifigure Catalog and the 3rd edition of the Star Wars LEGO Minifigure Catalog are now available. The later contains all the photographs and data of the 2013 Minifigures in addition to several corrections and extensions. The 2nd edition of the 2012 catalog contains mainly additions and some minor corrections. The Minifigures from the Arkham Asylum, for example, have been added to the catalog. I hope you enjoy the books.

cover 2012 single 2nd 200x300 cover-sw-single-200-300

Upgrade to Filemaker 12

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.

Free update for App: Series 6 & 7 plus Team GB

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.

Comodore Guy, nfi.tow.oth.1997.03, CL001
Comodore Guy, nfi.tow.oth.1997.03, CL001

Instructions:

  1. Go to the Settings tab
  2. Click on Database
  3. Click on check for latest version
  4. Upgrade the database
  5. Enjoy the new Minifigures