New feature: Minfigs

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Look carefully on the set details pages and you'll spot a new feature, brought to you in association with BrickLink. Under the set image you'll see a list of all minifigs in the set. Click on one to see all sets it has appeared in.

Watch this space for more exciting minifig-related features I'll be adding over the coming weeks...

31 comments on this article

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By in United States,

AWESOME, HUW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can tell this is gonna be a big hit! I've used it myself, and it works nice and smoothly!!!

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By in United States,

Hey, that's awesome. Great work. Much appreciated new feature!!!

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By in United States,

That's incredible! Thank you Bricklink!!

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By in United States,

WOW!!! That is really nice! thank you!

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By in United States,

Great Idea. This will be great to view details on new figs from sets you don't have.
Thanks for the new feature Huw!

It will go great with the New site design.

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By in United Kingdom,

We had minifig info for some sets in a previous version of Brickset, but it was very incomplete & difficult to maintain.

Thanks for bringing it back Huw, in a much more complete & useful implementation - reusing existing information (i.e. Bricklink's database) is exactly what the 'net should be all about :-)

Ian

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By in United States,

I like that feature!

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By in Norway,

Absolutely wonderful, for a collector like myself that collects both sets and minifigs this makes it simple to keep track of it all. Another reason to add Brickset as one of the number one sites for LEGO. Keep up the wonderful work!

Jon

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By in United Kingdom,

@bluemoose, you have a good memory! Yes we did have that feature back in c. 2002 or so but as you say it was a PITA to maintain.

Eventually you'll be able to track your minifig collection here in exactly the same way as you can sets, but that won't be for a while as there's a lot of code to be written yet. Your collection will automatically be populated based on the sets you own and you'll be able to see which ones you're missing in a particular theme or subtheme like you can sets.

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By in United States,

This is great! How it is much easier to find out exactly what minifig belongs to what. Now I can find them alot easier than browsing on bricklink. Nice use of a feature!

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By in United States,

Awesome! We all thank you HUW and Bricklink! This feature will be amazing!!!!!!!!

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By in United States,

Woo HOO!!! I am so Happy!!! Maybe (Just a suggestion) that while you are adding your features to the minifigs page(s), that you can put a feature for us to track all of our minifigs, even if we don't own the entire set. But still, GREAT WORK!!!

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By in United States,

That is really an awesome idea. Nice job, guys.

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By in Canada,

Very cool! Now if somebody wants a particular fig for their collection, they know what sets to get! SWEET!

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By in United Kingdom,

I do especially like & appreciate the 'Buy at Bricklink' link at the top right :-)

Ian

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By in Colombia,

Excellent Huw

I have a database of all the minifigure of the sets I own, with this new feature It will be very easy to update

Thank you Huw

Hope to meet you in one event in the UK

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By in Philippines,

I have been wanting a feature like this. :)

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By in United States,

This is a very helpful addition to the site thank you very much HUW.

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By in United States,

YES! incredibly awesome it makes up for all the pics of the figs LEGO is lacking!

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By in Australia,

This is one of the sites best features, good work and a big thanks to bricklink. I can't wait to see what they will think of next.

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By in Philippines,

Why does some sets like Cannon Battle have 4 figs listed but it has 2 only ?

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By in United Kingdom,

Excellent! I like the 'buy at Bricklink' tab too - it's been a long time coming. Great partnership.

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By in United States,

Here's a good question: what's the point? If you can see all the figures in the set picture, then how come you need this? And how can this help enhance your Brickset experience?

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By in United States,

vezon8764, becouse you might have bought minifigs in lots on ebay or somthing. So in the end it will help.

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By in United States,

Great job Huw! Smart and well thought out feature. Excellent idea and implementation of that idea. This lets us zoom in on just the minifigs, which is why some of us buy the sets! I know I bought the Harley Batman set for the Harley minifig and I am sure others have done the same.
bmwlego

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks everyone for your comments. In response to some of them:

> Why does some sets like Cannon Battle have 4 figs listed but it has 2 only ?

At BrickLink some sets have 'regular' and 'alternate' parts. In the case of minifigs it could be that a different head is used in a later production run so BrickLink indicates this as an alternate part. The Cannon Battle figures appear to have their heads swapped; perhaps it's not clear in the instructions which one is supposed to be used on which torso.

My code isn't yet distinguishing alternate parts so I think I'll change it later to not show them to save confusion.

> Here's a good question: what's the point? If you can see all the figures in the set picture,

You can't usually see all the figs in detail and if you're a minifig collector it's important to see exactly which figures are in the set.

I'll be trickling out a couple of new minifig features over the next few days to make it even more useful, so keep your eye out :-)

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By in United States,

cool.

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By in United States,

Huw could you make it so you can search the minifigs through the search bar?

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By in United Kingdom,

Huw great system and well implemented, but could it be possible to include an option to minimise it or turn it off as a personal preference? This of course is coming from someone who at the moment has an entirely fig-free Lego collection... :-)

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By in United States,

Wow. I don't think I could live without figs. I just did a census, and I have 567 figs. :-)

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By in Canada,

I think figs are an essential part of Lego. Without them, Lego would be absolutely pointless.

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