Here’s something really cool that debuted at the Copenhagen LEGO Brand Store earlier today. LEGO fans love customizing their minifigures and LEGO has introduced the Minifigure Factory which allows fans to customize the design of a minifigure torso and print them directly onsite. The cost is 30DKK which is about $5 and the invention is by designer Jens Hjorth who has shared the project on Facebook. It has taken 18 months for the LEGO Minifigure Factory to come to fruition and it is currently doing a test run for two days in Denmark.
From the looks of it, the Minifigure Factory has some premade designs to choose from for the front and back of the torsos. It doesn’t look like you have the option to upload your own design. It also looks like the machine can print a number of minifigures at the same time but it also means that you’ll probably have to wait until the machine fills up before it runs so it can be more efficient.
There’s no word yet on whether or not it will launch globally but hopefully the test run is successful so we can get them in every LEGO store. If you’ve been following my posts, you would know that the LEGO Mosaic Maker has finally made it to the United States so it’ll be quite a while before we see the Minifigure Factory over here if LEGO does decide to launch it worldwide.