Crowd-funding for minifigure quartet card game

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Crowd-funding seems to be all the rage these days to help people get their ideas off the ground. There is no shortage of LEGO related projects vying for your support, and I know glenbricker has highlighted a few here recently.

Here's another idea that has potential, particularly if you have kids: Christoph Bartneck, who runs minifigure.org and has produced the unofficial minifigure catalogues, wants to raise just over €5000 to be able to create an 'Unofficial LEGO Minifigure Quartet card game.' The money's needed to print 500 sets of cards. If you pledge €15 you'll receive a deck of cards when they've been printed. Interested? Head on over to Indiegogo to pledge your support and to find out more.

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By in France,

I hope he comes up with better facts than Year, Weight, Price and Parts. The numbers are just too similar for many minifigs and are really boring.

And Lego have already published strength / creativity / speed ratings for each of them. At least those might be a little more interesting for kids.

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By in United Kingdom,

What's the game? I'm not familiar with Quartet, or 'Super Trumps'? Is it basically lego happy families?

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By in United States,


So all I have to do to make money off of any licensed property is to put the word "Unofficial" in front of it. Why wouldn't he have to get the rights from Lego to do this?

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By in Finland,

Would've probably paid to concentrate a little on the card design before going live with this. Identical pics with neutral poses are dull, the groupings are somewhat dubious (Spartan among all the Roman, when there _has_ been four actual Roman figures already...) and as CCC commented, "facts" are obvious and non-interesting.

And like chuxtoybox above, I do wonder wouldn't Lego Group have something to say on the matter?

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By in United Kingdom,

Something tells me a handwritten letter is not enough to persuade people to pledge $100 rather than $50... And i agree that the card design should really have been improved before showing it to everyone

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By in Australia,

I have been planning a crowdfunding campaign for months (for my AFOL short film project) and the reason I haven't actually gone live with anything is because it's really difficult to come up with rewards that will encourage people to contribute.

I don't think this project gets them right. It goes from $20 to $50, and the only difference is a minifigure. Minifigures aren't worth that much.

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By in United States,

€5000 to print 500, but you have to contribute €15 to get a deck. Typically they set the smallest reward to the product being made, in a case like this. Don't even offer €5.

My question is what happens to the rest. Are people going to donate €50 (and get the much sought-after "random stranger" autograph) and then watch him sell the decks for €15? There is no incentive.

Plus, I've never heard of the game. If it were just a regular 52-card deck, more people might care.

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