LEGO Star Wars designers feel responsible to make minifigures accurate

Members of the LEGO Star Wars design team have explained the design process of a minifigure and how they feel responsible for their accuracy. 

LEGO Star Wars is one of the LEGO Group’s biggest themes, and most successful according to the recent 2021 financial results. As such, it’s home to many minifigures inspired by lots of source material within the galaxy far, far away and a pair of LEGO Star Wars designers have revealed more insight into their design process. 

“We as Star Wars fans feel this responsibility to get things as accurate as possible and give the best impression of these moments and characters that we love,” said Madison O’Neil to MiniSuperHeroesToday

“Part of that is just trying to fit these details in. The leg print, the arm print, wherever we can that’s a new thing that we’re starting to be able to do a little bit more of which is great to have the capacity to do that. We work within these frames that we have within the company that everyone has, and we just try to do the absolute best we can.” 

Recent LEGO Star Wars minifigures including Commander Cody in 75337 AT-TE and the upcoming Din Djarin in 75331 The Razor Crest have featured interesting details from a coloured visor to extra helmet printing

“In model design we would revisit a model every once in a while, this is not the first time we’ve done this and every time we do it’s never just copy and paste,” explained Michael Lee Stockwell, comparing minifigure design to set design. 

“It’s start from scratch and what new elements do we have now that we didn’t have last time in the same way when Madison is working on graphics or if there is any new technology in our printing or moulding that can be advantageous to create an even better figure.”  

The next LEGO Star Wars set to release is 75331 The Razor Crest in just a couple of days on October 3 for VIP members or October 7 for everyone. 

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One thought on “LEGO Star Wars designers feel responsible to make minifigures accurate

  • 03/10/2022 at 19:49
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    shame they couldn’t actually print the helmets correctly and they have said that was a design choice so clearly they aren’t that committed to it.

    The helmets should have the yellow on top come to a point at the tip but these mini figs don’t even though the marketing pics show the correct design.

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