New monofigs sets, discount code for Brickset readers

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Monofigs.com has just released some very popular monofigs theme sets with characters from Star Wars, Super Heroes, Harry Potter, Ninjago and The Lord of the Rings. At the moment 15 theme sets are available, and more sets are being released every month.

The hugely popular Star Wars themed sets include Essentials II and III each with 8 important characters (the first Essentials set was a limited edition which sold out in just 6 days), Protocol Droids, Original Trilogy and Bounty Hunters.

The latest addition to the Star Wars line-up is Star Wars Legends, which include 8 of the absolutely most legendary characters from the whole Star Wars saga: Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi and a Stormtrooper. And one of the next sets to be released is the crew from the new UCS Millennium Falcon - all as monofigs.

Just as popular as the Star Wars sets are the Super Heroes sets. Super Heroes I and II each contain 8 important super heroes like Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Loki, Thor, Wolverine, Green Arrow, Aquaman and Black Panther, as well as a few super villains like Carnage, Lex Luthor, Crossbones and Hobgoblin. Batman Universe I and II each contain 8 characters from the Batman universe, and Batman Collection includes Batman in 7 different colors.

Other themed sets include Humanimals, Ninjago Ninjas, Harry Potter Saga and The Lord of the Rings.

After countless requests, the informative Monofigs Guide ebook has been made into a printed book. It's a comprehensive guide with 98 pages packed with useful facts about monofigs with great pictures of each of the completable colors as well as some of the minifigures that have contributed some of their parts to the monofigs. Subjects include wiping, completion timeline, assembly time span, most used colors, future colors, where to buy as well as a price guide. A must-have companion for any monofigs collector.

If you like monofigs, you will also love the two colorful posters: one with 36 plain monofigs and one with 25 Star Wars monofigs.

Use the code BRICKSET10 at checkout for a 10% discount on any purchase at www.monofigs.com.

32 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Do they have the flash and can I get the flash in different colours?

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By in United Kingdom,

Why don't you look...

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By in Serbia,

I don't really understand the appeal: is it for people who prefer to paint their minifigs? Or customize them with stickers?

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By in France,

About 125€ for 8 unprinted and monochrome minifigs I already have in different versions for most of them (how many Chewie or stormtroopers regarding all the sets released?) is useless to me. At that price I can get many on Ebay or BrickLink, even rare and exceptional ones, to complete my collection... I understand the purpose and target, but It's really a product for niche collectioners, and a bit expensive in my opinion even for what it is... I've been really surprised when I saw the price of packages following the link.

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By in Germany,

The prices really feel like there's an erroneous "1" stuck between the "$" and the actual digits...

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By in United Kingdom,

I absolutely don't see the point in these what so ever. Essentially they are just airbrushed mini figs in pantone colours, wow, just wow.

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By in United Kingdom,

Blimey I've never been into mono's but the prices seem to be more than just collecting figures with these parts and throwing away the non mono bits ? I would have thought the whole point of collecting a mono as getting the individual pieces not just paying $100 for them

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By in United Kingdom,

I have all of the Star Wars sets.. they are great and a little bit different to the norm, but still 100% Lego. I guess they are a bit like marmite for some Lego fans reading the comments above..

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By in Belgium,

Well, they went down like a lead balloon ! I think they look pretty good but it's a lot of cash, better spent elsewhere unless you've plenty to splash around (which, to be fair, many Lego collectors do).

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By in United Kingdom,

I can see some value in the sets (don't get me wrong they are more money than I'd spend on them) as they are an interesting display piece...however to me a lot of the characters are the wrong colour, and the LEGO nerd in me is just saying "that's because the right parts in that colour don't exist/are too expensive"

Case in point, the Harry Potter set...Why make Harry's colour Black when he'd make more sense as either White (thinking typical portrayal of good vs evil) or gryphyindor colours (gold or red) except that the hair piece isn't available in any of those colours. And quirrell as white makes no sense either - purple would make the most sense...but I guess the purple turban is too expensive etc.

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By in United Kingdom,

So these are officially licensed yes? No?

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By in Finland,

I would really want that sand green Kit Fisto, but that whole set is definetly not worth 125€.

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By in United States,

To each their own, but not for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

A ridiculous amount of money for something that just looks boringly bland.

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By in Australia,

I don't get it. This is just like the emperor's new clothes.

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By in Netherlands,

Just checked their website.

Star Wars Legends:
"All minifigures are assembled from 100% genuine LEGO parts. Most parts are brand new and some parts are in good used condition. All items come from a smoke and pet free home."

So you basically get 8 painted second-hand minifigs for $129.00? Am I missing something or is this RIDICULOUSLY expensive?

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By in United States,

@Scatterbug These are obviously not officially licensed.

@sammael @CreativeTim I'm not sure what led you to believe these are painted, as that is clearly not the case at even a brief glance. As far as I can tell, parts that only come printed in a certain color have either been acquired as such from Bricklink (such samples exist, but I'm not going to go through the trouble to dig them up) or more likely have had the printing removed.

As for everyone questioning the price, I would assume the cost reflects the time and resources put into acquiring various minifigure parts from Bricklink and other sources. In particular, leg and torso assemblies are often sold as one piece, so the vendor probably had to buy torso he didn't need just to get ahold of, say, lime green hands.

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By in United States,

Yeah like Chewk said - there are a lot of people who remove printing from their figs to make stuff like this. And you can get individual hands, arms, etc off Bricklink now. To me it's like that UCS falcon service where you basically pay for somebody else to do all the work of finding the parts to make one and send them to you, except with mono figs.

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By in United States,

oh joy, more paid advertising in the guise of a front page story

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By in United States,

My only problem with these is why they used Yanzneg instead of Azog in the Lotr box. Azog would've made much more sense as the tan minifig for the box!

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm sorry but these are extortionate, I fail to see any appeal in these

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By in Serbia,

@Chewk - I do not think they are painted, I asked whether people buy them and *then* paint them or customize them with stickers. Because I still have no idea why anyone would want this, and particularly why anyone would pay exorbitant prices for it.

I've certainly bought torso assemblies off BL just to get arms or hands in a particular color, so I know certain colors are more difficult to obtain than others. I can even see why someone would want to collect plain colorless minifigs. But what's the point of minifigs that are clearly meant to have prints (like SW ones) but without prints? Someone please explain it.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nope I can't find the flash ??I really wanted to get the black one to make some different ones like Zoom etc
But they don't even have the flash ??

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By in United States,

Evidently the subtle charm of monofigs goes right over the heads of most of the Brickset set.... ;-)

Frankly, having someone else do all the tracking down of pieces and figure assembling doesn't appeal to me much. What's more, obviously there can't be an "official" version of most of these minifigs, which somehow offends my OCD sense of what's "right." And a lot of these clearly have had printing removed, which IMO means they aren't "really" monofigs at all.

Then again, 7 different monocolor Batmans (Batmen?)...perhaps I might buy a poster of that, if it exists!

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By in South Africa,

What's the point? I don't get why people would like to buy minifigures in just a single colour?

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By in France,

Chewk you're right it's quite time and efforts to gather each part of the minifig in the exact same color. I had not thought about it. This explains somehow that, but even with some rare parts as hairpiece in a rare color and the time to get it all together, that price looks a bit over evaluated to me. I have already spent more than 20€ in one rare, old but new minifig on eBay. So that makes 100 for five of them... But they were printed and brand new lego rare ones. I revised my mind a bit about the price...

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By in United Kingdom,

I can't believe that they are now selling the 'Monifigs Guide' for $49! They used to have it as an online book which you could just flick through on the website.
I used to enjoy reading up on where all the various parts came from, but not $50 worth of enjoyment!

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By in United States,

I know this is an international site and that many people don't really understand capitalism. The way you price an item for sale is not based solely on the cost of materials and labor and other expenses. You charge the most that you think your customers will pay for them. This is why competition is so good for the consumer. If I started a monofigure-like company today and started charging 20% less, then monofigure will likely lower their prices and/or offer some other benefit in order to compete.

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By in United States,

I appreciate the article. As an artist I see the appeal of monochromatic minifigures, and I until this article came up gotta be honest...never knew about them. The book regarding the process looks interesting, especially regarding wiping the tampo printing off the plastic.

It's pricey because apparently it is labor intensive and also it is niche. Like a Pantone book.

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By in France,

Blogzilly I agree with the artistic side of this product. When I saw the simple basic minifig color declension I found it beautiful to be true. It's something that can stand beautiful on its own on display, just for the whole range of color, as beautiful a "camaïeu" (sorry but I don't have the English word for this) can be. And so I can understand the appeal for some fans. It's not about minifig collecting anymore. Prints and characters is not the main purpose, but the color palette.

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By in Italy,

You don't understand the appeal of a monochromatic minifigures collection???? Your problem guys! :) (let me guess: you collect the booooring collectibles series).

Anyway the prizes are quite high and the fun in the se arch for every pièce.

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By in United States,

I honestly don't get this at all

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