Project Swapfig needs your support

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Project Swapfig is a LEGO minifigure trading website that's seeking funding for a redesign to make it more appealing and to attract more users.

Here's what the man behind it, Drew, aka SilentMode, has to say about it:

"If you like LEGO (particularly LEGO minifigures), you can swap/trade/exchange your unwanted figures for the ones you want.

"How many times have you wanted a particular minifigure, but didn't want to buy a whole set - or spend hours feeling through packets and risk getting the wrong one? Wouldn't it be easier and less hassle if you could find someone to trade with instead?

"Project Swapfig was created to bring people interested in minifigure trading together, as well as simplify the online trading process, and to introduce old and new fans of LEGO to the concept of trading. The site launched on 1 May 2013, and to date there are almost 500 members, and over 200 completed local and global trades. Check out the site right now at swapfig.com."

Drew is seeking funding through Zequs and has already achieved 50% of the target with 17 days to go. This is a very worthwhile initiative which deserves your support. There are some cool incentives on offer, so head on over to Zequs and pledge your support. Drew, and the LEGO community at large, will be eternally grateful. If you have any questions about it, I'm sure Drew will be happy to answer them in the forum.

12 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Twice now I've bought Series 11 minifigures. Both times I did not get anything close to what I was after. I got the Lady Robot and the Scarecrow. You ought to check my set collection to see how well these fit in. (They don't yet, and unless I can get them to fit...) Sounds like a good idea to me.

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By in Czech Republic,

I have a plenty of old minifigures that I would like to easily exchange for the ones I am missing. Excellent idea to me.

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope the logo gets a makeover. If I didn't already know what it was meant to say, I think I'd struggle to decipher that font - particularly the G!

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By in United States,

Greta to see Swapfig back on the front page of Brick Set! I really hope Drew is able to get his funding to keep the great things going on his site. Proud supporter/funder already!

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By in United States,

I agree with @paul_merton. The logo's font is terribly unreadable. I like the idea behind the site, though.

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By in United Kingdom,

I go to the Lego store in Manchester and they do the feeling for you SORTED :-)

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By in United States,

I thought LEGO stores were told to stop that practice of assisting customers in finding figures in CMF packs, at least by the LEGO store by me. Interesting idea

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By in United States,

Umm, what about the other thousands of minifigs available that aren't from the Collectible Series? Really, how many Johnny Depps and R2D2s do I need? I'd gladly trade them all for a Gandalf the White, please.

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By in United States,

I'm hoping that this has better funding than the unsuccessful attempt with kickstarter, I really love this idea!

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By in United States,

@Maxximus take a look at the project on funding site. Drew addresses the push for adding other themed minifigures. The "Dibbs" package allows for a person to select the first theme to be included :)

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By in United States,

We do need themed minifigures and those for 'normal' themes put in here as well. I, personally, try not to get the same minifigures over and over, but when I do I have to customize them. (Except for battle droids, which are uniform and take pride in sameness.)

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks very much for putting the word out... again! And thank you to everybody who has supported the campaign as a result.

One thing I obviously haven't made clear is that non-CMF minifigures will be gradually added to the site, starting with my choice of theme (unless someone goes for the "DIBS!" option). There's also going to be future support for polybag sets and parts, as soon as I can figure a few things out. The CMFs were used as a trial (there's no sense in adding everything at once).

As for complaints about the logo: I'm open to suggestions for a new one, but bear in mind we can't use minifigures. Send your suggestions to me.

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