Minifigures.com is a UK-Based site that offers great custom-printed minifigures for use with all of your Lego and Lego-Compatible sets. In their store they offer a great range of options, from Rick Grimes (or Brick Grimes as they call him), to The Man with No Name, to a Melting Snowman, to a guy with a Chestburster Alien coming out of his chest, and many more. From political figures, celebrities, and well-known chefs, to assorted characters from TV, movies, and video games. All of the minifigs are high quality, and custom-printed in detail, and come with matching accessories.
If you want a run of custom minifigures for an event, for promotional purposes, or even as an army-builder for your personal collection, they also offer the ability to design and order your own. They have a minimum order of 50 figures. BUT it is still a cool service to have offered.
Today, I am taking a look at Minifigures.com’s Prison Architect figure. The figure is obviously modeled after Wentworth Miller’s character Michael Scofield from Prison Break. It comes in the great, resealable packaging that Minifigures.com uses.
As with all Minifigures.com minifigures, the Prison Architect has a little bio on the back of the packaging, as well as a little blurb highlighting the details of this particular figure.
At first glance, this figure may appear a little simpler than the other minifigs I have reviewed for Minifigures.com (and some of the next ones I will be reviewing ;-D ), as the minifigure doesn’t have a hair piece, or accessories. The fact he has no hairpiece or accessories fits with the character the minifig is obviously supposed to be. BUT more importantly, the tattoos are very detailed.
And obviously, with this figure, the tattoos are the most important thing!
The tattoos are printed in great detail on the arms and back of the figure as well. The pants are also printed front and back. Like their other minifigures I have reviewed so far, the sides of the torso aren’t printed on. On other figures it is negligible, or not that noticeable, but on a figure like this one, it does stand out a little. Especially if you have seen the tattoos of the character this is based on. I do wonder if the sides of the torso are even printable, but if there is a way to do it, this is the kind of figure it should be done on.
The Prison Architect from Minifigures.com is an awesome figure. What it lacks in extra pieces like the hairpieces, or other accessories other figures come with, it makes up for with the wonderful printing on it. The pants the minifig is wearing look great. The details in the tattoos are fantastic. If you were a fan of Prison Break (or know someone who was) this would be a great purchase. Or if you enjoy the prison sets, this figure would make a great resident or would be good to put in as an Easter Egg in a prison diorama.
Of course, the tattoos are only good if the Prison Architect gets himself into the right prison……..