Since there are over 4 billion around the globe, you'd think there'd be enough parts to suit any LEGO fan's whim. Custom LEGO Minifigures, on the other hand, have a vast market. Modified official LEGO may be referred to as "custom" LEGO, as can any custom item designed to work with the LEGO system. Counterfeit LEGO Minifigures, accessories, and other are not included in custom LEGO sets.
Custom Lego Is What?
Those who believe that custom-molded accessories are no different from counterfeit LEGO since TLG (The LEGO Group) didn't make them say that the term "custom LEGO" doesn't apply. These custom-molded Lego Star Wars Toys firms are often owned by other Lego lovers who want to make a product that compliments the already-existing LEGO goods we love. There is no argument that LEGO did not design these components. For the most part, counterfeiting involves the theft of designs, the sale of knockoffs, and the mass production of dubious figurines for the benefit of unscrupulous collectors.
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There are various methods to get into the LEGO customization hobby, just as in the LEGO community. Collecting, building, customizing, or even starting your own company are all viable options. The fact that none of these can be considered mutually exclusive makes it impossible to delineate the beginning and end of one segment of the customizing community. In light of the above, let's take a closer look at the custom LEGO enterprises and their technology.
Providers of Customization Businesses
It's not uncommon to see LEGO enthusiasts turn their pastime into a full-fledged company. Sometimes all it takes is an idea, a need for something LEGO doesn't have, or a willingness to give back to the community. Both companies that manufacture their LEGO-compatible parts and those that repurpose original TLG components are in business. Crazy Bricks and EclipseGrafx are excellent examples of each. New LEGO-compatible plastic accessories are often created by Crazy Bricks (featured on Brick Nerd discussing the Dino Dudes Kickstarter). With UV printing, one of our sponsors, Eclipsegrafx, adds further detail to LEGO pieces by UV printing on tiles and bricks. These might be customized Lego bricks, road signs, or even more intricate accessories you get during a fan gathering.
Cutting to Sizes
Crazy Bricks use LEGO’s method to make its Minifigure-compatible accessories to make its whole line of products—injection molding. In injection molding, molten plastic grains are injected into a harmful mold. Molds are containers that have the design of your thing hollowed out inside them. When plastic is injected into the mold, the molten material is filled into the hollowed form and quickly cooled.
The two methods are based on the same idea of building anything from the ground up. However, that's about the extent of the parallels between the two. As a way of curing liquid resin held in a vat, UV light is used to selectively cure layers that will stack and produce your desired object in resin printing. On the printing bed of a conventional 3D printer, your object is created from bottom to top. In the same way, a resin printer uses UV light to solidify each layer before lifting the finished product out of the resin vat. Because UV light can be more precisely controlled than mechanical arms used in 3D printing, the outcomes are better.