I’m a dad. Two of my kids collect those LEGO Minigures (they share the collection). Everytime they bought a figure they already had they got dissapointed and I had to decide wether to buy another secret bag or let them learn an important lesson. I decided to do something about it and created this iPhone app. Now available on AppStore.
Saved me a bundle of cash!! Yes it may take the fun away from the surprise of opening the bag & discovering which one you have, but I’m more than happy to dig through boxes & boxes and looking for that infamous one I’m after! Cheers again, rediscovered my childhood.
For collectors of Lego Minifigures Collectibles (or their parents). Keep track of your collection and get help with avoiding to buy duplicates. Supports Series 1, 2 , 3, 4 and 5. The app is free with support for Series 1 and 2. Series 3 – 5 support are add-ons you can buy in the app. There’s help in the app for revealing the contents of the blind packs. For Series 1 & 2 the app provides a bar code scanner that does the work. With Series 3 & 4 the dot codes on the back of the bags are used and you have to do the scanning work with your eyes and fingers.
Someone made a video of the app:
Thanks to The Millionaire Playboy!
Of course I couldn’t have made the app without the work done by the people who collected the barcode information. Learn about this work starting from here and at Brickset (where you can also find the barcodes for Series 1 & 2).
Series 3-5 doesn’t have those bar codes, but thanks to FBTB forum member “That guy” we now know that the blind packs still reveal their contents using a Braille-like bump code. This is utilized by Mini Collector to aid in growing your collector for less money.