Switch to Blender
I'm currently switching to blender which results in some major design changes for some items. Unfortunately all these items are untested yet.
I try to test all of the items and report the results via photos. If there's a photo available then you can see the item on a minifig.
Sometimes there are design changes done to improve the look of an item. So the photo may not be exactly accurate.
Complete new items normally have the text (Test) in the name. The can be assumed to be under construction.
If the test suceeds and only small adaptations were done by me the items status changes to (tbn).Prices
To achieve better prices you find for most of the items 10x packs of the same type
Whereas single hats cost $2.5-$3.5 the price of a hat inside a package is $1.5-$2.5.
Please take a look in the packs
section to see if a pack is available.
If it's missing try to contact me to see if I can provide such a package.Material
I recommend pWSF
for the smaller price range and transparent detailed or frosted detailed
for the larger range.New Item Requests
I'm also open to suggestions for new item types
. There are a lot of such items now available in the existing collection which were based on user requests.Contact and Requestsminifigcustomsin3d at mac-au.eu
You may also raise questions in the discussion thread
in the shapeway's forum.Facebook Blog (main source of information)
I will add information, references and news on my facebook page
Take a look on a collection of custom items at brickshelf
or on flickr
Switch to blender as one and only design tool.
I also wrote a blender script to support me in updating the 10x packs for the new items, which is needed now for all materials to achieve better prices.New Designs
You will find new designs in the view sort "Newest
Recently there were some articles about my work on the Ugly Duckling
block and Customminifigs
J.Burks wrote a book about Minifig Customization available at Amazon
which also mentions this shop for custom parts.
CNN publishes recently an article about 3d printing mentioning this shop: check out this story at CNN's small business section
Visit Michael Evans new Minifigs: Soldiers of the 1812 russian invasion
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