More FAQs coming soon...
Do you use 100% LEGO® bricks?
We appreciate and respect the LEGO® brand. They were the first, and they are the best. Their pieces last. They keep their standards high. In short, they have provided the foundation on which this is all built, and we respect that. We use official LEGO® brand parts as often as possible.
Even after decades of bricks and tens of thousands of different pieces,
there are still some holes to fill when it comes to something as
specific as D&D or Pathfinder. In some cases the pieces exist but
are simply too rare ($) to acquire and sell on this site, in which case
we look for the best alternatives. In other cases there is simply not
enough variety in their offerings for all of the needs of the specific
monsters, races, or character classes. There are some companies making
some really great custom parts that suit our needs, and we very much
appreciate their contributions to the world of minifigures! We proudly
carry parts from Brick Warriors and Brick Forge, and are always keeping
an eye out for others.
The site currently uses LEGO bricks for about 85% of everything we offer, with about 5% being modified (painted, drilled) LEGO bricks, 5% being 3rd party bricks (Brick Warriors, Brick Forge, etc.), and about 5% being LEGO clones which is done only out of necessity. We only use 'clone' parts when we find a very good reason to do so, and we make it very clear when selling those products that they are not LEGO.
You paint LEGO pieces? The horror!
Well, we don't go out of our way to do it, but there have been more than a few occasions where painting was necessary. If you want a black dragon, that's fine. If you want a copper dragon, that's not going to happen without some assistance from the paint department...