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Prototyping Minimum [message #6121] Fri, 28 August 2009 19:42 UTC Go to previous message
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Has anyone come up with a solution to the $25 minimum on the buying for working on small pieces?

For instance, I'm wanting to do some Lego Minifigure Custom pieces but I really need to test whether my Lego Minifig Bodyparts are actually scaled correctly before I make any customization to my models. Well, I can't just order one minifig head, because that's a $0.73 model?! So I'm kinda stymied?!

I can't start modeling custom weapons and headgear and body gear for the minifigs until I know the models I have for the minifigs are to scale... but I can't get them to scale until I order a full minifig which would come to roughly $3.00 all together?!

Ugh! Frustrated.

I'm not giving up mind you, but this kinda sucks. There should be some way to more easily deal with these situations, so here is my plea to the community. What do YOU do?

To the guys that WORK at Shapeways? I would even be happy if you could print out a minifig from the pieces I upload and compare them FOR me, rather than me spend $25 for $3.00 worth of models... I just need to see that the minifig models I have are scaled / sized equally with the authentic Lego minifigs.

Then I could start custom building new items.

Anyone?

( edit: When I said that I would be happy if you could print out a minifig from my models FOR me? I meant I would pay for them, then maybe you could just add them to my first $25 sized order down the line? You print them now, test them for me, then add them to a later order once I start customization. )

[Updated on: Fri, 28 August 2009 19:44 UTC]


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