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#2359 TECHNIQUE DISCUSSION: Using Collectible Minifigure (CMF) Parts

The Collectible Minifigure series first launched in 2010, and it's treated us to plenty of new accessories and parts over the years! Today we're looking at how you can use some of these different parts for your MOCs! Let's get started!


Tips & Bricks logo. #2359 TECHNIQUE DISCUSSION: Using Collectible Minifigure (CMF) Parts   Collection of images of three MOCs using accessory pieces from the Collectible Minifigures line. Image of a brown classic toy shop MOC, with toy accessories inside and a young girl looking inside the store, by @brickdesigned. Image of a microscale island MOC on the sea, with a ship accessory in front of the island, by @minifignick on Flickr. Image of a two-floor building MOC. A Space Fan is launching a rocket on the top of the building, and inside the building, there is a laboratory with equipment, by @justin_m_winn.   With all the parts introduced in the Minifigures line over the years, let’s see how these different builders have used these parts!

The Collectible Minifigures theme has featured characters and accessories from all sorts of genres, across over 40 different waves!   2010: Series 1 first launched! Image shows the yellow packaging of LEGO Minifigures Series 1. Image shows a nurse minifigure with a needle and note board and a grey zombie minifigure with a chicken leg and shovel.   2014: The first licensed theme featured the LEGO Movie! Image shows the dark blue packaging of LEGO Minifigures LEGO Movie. Image of Emmet the construction worker and Wyldstyle in a black dress holding a black fan.   2018: Series 18 celebrated the 40th anniversary of Minifigures! Image shows the orange packaging of LEGO Minifigures Series 18. Image shows a classic police officer minifigure with classic prints, holding a LEGO police car set and a minifigure wearing a red 1x3 brick costume, holding a blue 1x1 plate.   2024: Series 25 is (currently) the most recent wave! Image shows the yellow box packaging of LEGO Minifigures Series 25. Image shows an excited gamer minifigure holding a keyboard and mouse, and a black and red vampire knight holding a grey shield and a red axe.   But how have MOC builders used the pieces from this theme? Let’s find out!

@brickdesigned has mastered using different mascot outfits from the Minifigures series as new objects!   This popcorn cart uses the Series 23 Popcorn costume (1623pb01)! Image shows a red popcorn cart MOC, with a yellow, red and white popcorn costume attached to the top of the cart. Arrow points to the Popcorn Costume minifigure, Col23-7, on the MOC.   Series 18’s car costume (35705pb01) becomes a coin operated car ride! Image shows a child minifigure riding a red toy car MOC, using a red car costume piece. Arrow points to the Race Car Guy minifigure, Col18-13, on the MOC.   Adding a few additional parts to Series 21’s airplane (69946) creates this fun small plane build! Image shows a red plane MOC, using a plane costume piece. Arrow points to the Airplane Girl minifigure, col21-9, on the MOC.

This build uses different parts from Series 23 to create a detailed microscale island in the ocean! Image of a microscale island MOC on the sea, with a ship costume accessory in front of the island and small trees and houses on the island, by @minifignick on Flickr.   Reindeer Girl’s antlers (1613) look like tree branches! Arrow points to the Reindeer Girl minifigure, Col23-4, on the MOC. The dark brown antlers are used as small trees.   These printed 1x1 plates (3024pb021) in the snow globe are perfect as small homes! Arrow points to the Holiday Elf minifigure, Col23-5, on the MOC. The 1x1 house prints in the snow globes are used as the houses on the island.   Adding ice cream as smoke (6254) and a flat 1x2 tile (3069) turns the costume (1820pb01) into a normal ship! Arrow points to the Ferry Captain minifigure, Col23-10, on the MOC.

The CMF line has introduced many new animal pieces over the years, from different mammals to reptiles to birds!   This large MOC by @elm_zoo creates different habitats for many zoo animals and comes to life with many animal parts first introduced in the CMF line! Image shows a large zoo MOC, with an enclosure of monkeys and a crowd of people looking into the enclosures. Arrow points to the Zookeeper minifigure, Col05-7, on the MOC.   Image shows a bird enclosure with flamingos standing by a waterfall, and a crowd looking into the enclosure. Arrow points to the Gardener minifigure, Col19-12, on the MOC.

Image shows a brick-built pirate captain figure MOC by @miscellanabuilds on Flickr. The pirate has a black beard and captain hat and is wearing a white shirt and tan shorts and is standing on a dark blue platform with treasures and a tree behind him. Accessories from the CMF line can add extra detail to larger brick build figures!   The sword hilt uses a small trophy (10172), first introduced in Series 8! Arrow points to the Football Player minifigure, Col08-5, on the MOC.   Arrow points to Tile, Round 2 x 2 with Bottom Stud Holder with Gold Sun on Dark Purple Background Pattern, 14769pb236, on the MOC. Arrow points to Minifigure, Headgear Helmet Round Fishbowl, 51283, on the MOC. Arrow points to Minifigure, Headgear Crown Eggshell with 5 Points and Center Stud, 39262, on the MOC. Arrow points to Minifigure Neck Collar Fur, Textured (Bird Nest), 26066, on the MOC.

The Unikitty Series 1 in 2018 introduced a new display stand piece: the modified 3x5 cloud (35470)!   Image shows a tan royal castle MOC on grey cliffs, with clouds at the bottom of the build, by @dear_from_north on Rebrickable. This microscale castle floats above the sky, using a SNOT build to attach the clouds! Arrow points to Minifigure, Weapon Harpoon, Smooth Shaft, 18041, on the MOC. Arrow points to Plate, Round 1 x 1 with Vertical Swirl / Twist, 15470, on the MOC.   Image shows a small brick built sheep MOC by @stud.ious on Rebrickable using the 3x5 cloud piece as wool. This sheep build only uses 45 pieces! The round shape of the cloud piece is perfect for wool! The three 1x1 round plates add to the woolly texture!

Accessories from the CMF line are perfect for filling interiors with extra details and designs! Image of a brown classic toy shop MOC, with toy accessories inside and a young girl looking inside the store, by @brickdesigned. The store front uses anti-studs to add extra texture – a perfect contrast with the smooth tiles and slopes!   Arrow points to the Mr. Smithers minifigure, Colsim2-15, on the MOC. The pink box accessory is shown in the shop window. Arrow points to the Sleepyhead minifigure, Col06-3, on the MOC. The brown teddy bear accessory is shown in the shop window. Arrow points to the Knight of the Yellow Castle minifigure, Col23-11, on the MOC. The horse toy accessory is shown in the shop window. Arrow points to the Sugar Fairy minifigure, Col23-2, on the MOC. The pink box accessory is shown in the shop window.

This MOC by @micmacpadwac recreates the Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke shop from Diagon Alley! Image shows the exterior of the store, with a red roof and a dark tan building. Image shows the interior of the store, with a red roof and a dark tan building, and a shop interior with a till and shelves and toy accessories.   Arrow points to the Sea Captain minifigure, Col10-10, on the MOC. The seagull sits on the top of the roof of the shop. Arrow points to the Mariachi / Maraca Man minifigure, Col02-1, on the MOC. Maracas are on display in the shop. Arrow points to the Green Lantern minifigure, Colsh-8, on the MOC. The lantern is placed in the store. This store interior is full of fun accessories to add to the charm of the joke shop!

CMF minifigures and their accessories are perfect for habitat and vignette builds! @justin_m_winn created stories around the rocket from Series 20 and rocket costume (29580pb01) from Series 17!   Image of a two-floor building MOC. A Space Fan is launching a rocket on the top of the building, and inside the building, there is a laboratory with equipment, by @justin_m_winn. Arrow points to the Space Fan minifigure, Col20-6, on the MOC. Arrow points to Tile 1 x 2 with Cell Phone / Smartphone with '81%' and Minifigure on Screen Pattern, 3069pb0304, on the MOC. Arrow points to the Pizza Delivery Guy minifigure, Col12-11, on the MOC. The pizza box accessory is on the floor.   Image of a vignette MOC of the Rocket Boy minifigure flying up from the floor, with small rockets flying around him with trails of smoke using ice cream, parts by @justin_m_winn. The ice cream parts (6254) are perfect as smoke for the launching rockets!   What was your favourite technique? Let us know in the comments!

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