Project Swapfig: last few hours to support

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We've been encouraging you to support Project Swapfig for some time. If you haven't done so yet, please consider doing so now: there's only about 18 hours left of the crowdfunding campaign and it's just under £400 shy of reaching its target. The purpose of the funding is to be able to redesign the site and thus make it more attractive and appealing to a wider audience.

Brickset member silentmode is the man behind the project and this is what he says about it:

"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."

It's a great site which we fully endorse and encourage you to head on over to Zequs to pledge something: There are some great incentives on offer including gold minifigs. Remember: every little helps!

8 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Sounds like a good project, I'll support.

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By in United States,

It sounds like a good idea since there are tons of sets I don't want. But it looks like most people have to "make an offer" on figures. Maybe someone wants to trade $10 worth for one figure, so why not just go buy it from ebay/bricklink? That's my only concern.

Plus I don't trust people enough to trade. For some reason, exchange of money through paypal gives me some security/comfort, but flat out trading without proof of anything scares me.

Best of luck! Looks like they are super close!

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By in United States,

@Sethro3: I also am quite cynical when it comes to things like this, but I feel like something so specific is less likely to attract scammers. I've made two successful trades so far (one guy evern threw in an extra police minifig!) and have a third that is on it's way, so it seems to check out so far!

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By in Canada,

People use to trade Magic cards via the post using the internet in the late 90's. Worked for me then. This should be great. Although I think the site looks nice and clean as it is now.

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By in United Kingdom,

I've got two trades completed on there now too - been entirely hassle free and love the idea of trades, clears out my spares and helps with trying to finish off my collections.

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By in United Kingdom,

Congratulations Drew!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Are they going to upload figures other then the Collectable ones? Or is that I've just missed that feature?

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By in United Kingdom,

Excellent news! Congratulations. As soon as I get my minifigs sorted I'll be back on the site looking to trade.

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