Fancy a solid bronze minifig?

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Further to our news article about the KickStarter project that proposes to produce silver, gold and platinum minifigs, Jonathan Brady has been in touch to say that he's added a 'stretch goal' to the project.

If met, he'll produce bronze versions of the three minifig designs, which, going by the comments in the previous article, would be highly sought after.

If you haven't done so already, consider pledging to the project to make these a reality.

19 comments on this article

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By in United States,

The bronze metalfigs will not be available after this kickstarter project is over, so please help us spread the word!

This forum is the first to know about this news, just because you guys are awesome.

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By in United States,

Wow... awesome! Thanks, Kinetic!

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By in Poland,

Everybody and their brother is producing custom LEGOlike stuff. Are we still AFOLs or should we start building with MegaBlocks or Cobi?

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By in United States,

@jetboy
If it's crap, then at least it is one of a kind crap. I feel a little like I'm saying "my mom thinks I'm special," but the LEGO group thought this was extremely creative, not crap.

I don't think TLG will ever make a full metal, pose-able minifig anyway...

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By in Poland,

If you are creative, then how creative are those brilliant people from China making Lego clones?

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By in United States,

@jetboy
You are welcome to you own opinion, sure.

This isn't a clone, and my object is not to compete with LEGO but add a different dimension.
1 - I'm not marketing this as a toy, but as kinetic art.
2 - The material and how the joints are assembled are completely different.
3 - This is a small production run.

You couldn't just take a plastic minifigure, make a mold, and come up with a metal one.
Please, visit the project page and orient yourself on the process before prejudging further.

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By in Poland,

I commented here, but i'm reffering to the wider phenomenon. Every week i see new project where someone wants to produce their own custom LegoLike stuff. This raises a question - is is still the same hobby? I could print my custom bricks, but would it still be building with Lego? That is my concern, not bashing your project. I posted it in the wrong place, no doubt, but it was easier to just click reply than starting propper thread on the forums. Good luck with your project and sorry.

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By in United States,

I'm sure they will look really cool (although that's a given since they are reproductions of something I already love) but in the end it's hundreds of dollars for something that's not actually LEGO. I know copying is pervasive in the art world but...idk...I guess I'm not in the right income bracket to understand heheh!

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By in United States,

@jetboy
Not an issue, and you raise some valid concerns - there is a definite difference between imitating and ripping off vs. transforming and remixing.

I would happily work with the LEGO group if they were to approach me about licensing the metalfig.

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By in United States,

I feel like this won't happen, largely because of the lackluster support.

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By in United States,

Would this be what the 1% kids get if the Kickstater succeed?

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By in United States,

@BobaFett2
The silver ones are funding ahead of the current schedule and don't count out the bronze yet, since this news has only been released to this forum so far.

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By in United States,

Pardon me for being a downer here, but isn't the fact that it looks A LOT like a LEGO minifig, won't LEGO jump in to stop this?

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By in United States,

@madforLEGO

You're not being a downer, that's a perfectly reasonable question.
I contacted the LEGO group before I began this project, and they were fine with my creating and selling these guys in metal. They just wanted to make sure that I wouldn't use their logo or infer that they endorsed this project.

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By in United States,


"Designed and Made in the USA."
HAHAHA YES! EPIC WIN!

I'm not particularly interested in these, personally, but I know many will be. Godspeed on your project.

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By in United States,

Very nice that it comes with the display case if you back the project. Kickstarter seems to be a great micro funding idea, I really hope that Jonathan is able to complete the project. All it would take is one Gold backer or heaven forbid someone actually goes in at the Platinum level. I think my wife would kill me if I spent the childrens College fund on a Gold Minifigure. I am sure it would retain most of that value, but not sure there is 2.96 oz of gold or even close to that. The Platinum price must be due to its one of a kind (there can be only one) status, since Platinum is currently going for about what Gold is on the market, not twice as much.

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By in United Kingdom,

I see this has been cancelled - victim of it's own success?

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By in United States,

..its not gold .. its bronze -.-

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