Brick Figure Fan Art

  • May 22, 2011
  • Blender 2.5x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: hjmediastudios
  • License: CC-BY-SA
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As there aren't a lot of good free minifigure models online, I thought I would release my high-poly minifig model. This is a modified version of the minifig in my previous blends; this one includes a number of new features. For the impatient, here are the features in this model:


&lt;li&gt;__Clean Geometry:__ This is an all-quads, clean mesh with simple yet powerful geometry. Everything is logically ordered and edge loops are well-placed.&lt;/li&gt;

&lt;li&gt;__Fully Poseable:__ The model has bend points located on arms, legs, hands, and feet, as well as a fully bendable torso. Deformation of the mesh is clean and attractive.&lt;/li&gt;

&lt;li&gt;__Attractive!:__ The figure is cute and cartoony, but still has smooth, sleek edges and perfectly curved surfaces. In addition, a facial texture completes the overall awesomeness.&lt;/li&gt;


&lt;li&gt;__Well-Rigged:__ The figure comes with a fully weighted rig; rig handles are simple and intuitive.&lt;/li&gt;

&lt;li&gt;__Detailed:__ The model is realistically detailed, with a signature three-pronged piece in the head hole, stud holes in the legs, and grippable hands.&lt;/li&gt;

&lt;li&gt;__LDRAW-compatible:__ The LDRAW digital-brick parts library works well with the model; simply importing the .3ds file and scaling up by 1.25 allows LDRAW props to be imported and used by the figure with ease.&lt;/li&gt;

For more clarity, here are some views showing features of the model not really visible in the main photo.

Top 3/4ths View:

<img src="" alt="More Bendy!" width="500" height="500" />

Topology View:

<img src="" alt="Wireframe 3/4ths" width="500" height="500" />

If you're still not sure if this little guy is "the one" for your project, I have a quick video demonstrating two minifigs working together to carry a heavy load:

Well, that's about all there is to it! I hope this little guy makes it big in the Blender community; if you've created anything especially memorable or interesting with this be sure and let me know.


  • sky_D profile picture

    Hi Nick, Great model, thank you very much for sharing! 5 stars! 100% Blendswap cult!

    Written May 22, 2011
  • hjmediastudios profile picture

    Thanks for your enthusiastic comment, but I must confess I'm totally mystified by that last line. 100% Blendswap cult? Cult? What cult? :)

    Written May 22, 2011
  • sky_D profile picture

    Cool models you find here on Blendswap :-)

    Written May 22, 2011
  • Blender Wolvz profile picture
    Blender Wolvz

    Sweet, can you point to some tutorials on how to import LDraw models into blender? Especially the minifigs?

    Edited October 08, 2011
  • hjmediastudios profile picture

    It's simple. Open the LDraw model into LeoCad; export it as a .3ds file and import that .3ds into Blender. Piece of cake!

    Edited October 08, 2011
  • raysfan00 profile picture

    Thanks! I can use this for my teams project! You are on my credits list!

    Written June 17, 2012
  • raysfan00 profile picture

    whoops...forget about that! I didn't realize we couldn't use it for that! Nice minifigure though!

    Written July 24, 2012
  • ben24x7 profile picture

    hjmmediastudios, Could I please release a retextured version of your brilliant model? I've redone the eyes and eyebrows so they can be animated! I will credit you for the model. Can I please have your permission for this?

    Written March 27, 2013
  • EnderAndroid profile picture

    How to move the hand? I can only make the hand open and close.

    Written December 18, 2013
  • huzaifi22 profile picture

    hey u should make a video about making a minifig blender rig

    Written July 09, 2014
  • Avera profile picture

    How do you change the face texture? Edit: And Torso

    Written January 03, 2015