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[New feature request] Animals/Creatures collection?

SammaelSammael Member Posts: 11
I'm sure I'm not the only one who maintains a collection of not only minifigures, but also animals, dragons and other fantastic and SF creatures. LEGO has released a lot of them over the years, and also a lot of brick-built creatures as well (various Ninjago dragons, Shelob and ent from LOTR, etc). I'd love to be able to maintain a collection of these creatures here on Brickset :)

Now, I know this is a much more complex task since creatures are not as easily singled out as minifigures, but I'm willing to volunteer my time to go through the set database and add info about creatures for sets if this is something that could be feasibly added. One way would be to link (some of) the data from Bricklink does have most of the non-brick-built ones in their animal categories, though they are mixed with parts so the process could not be automated like for minifigs.

Thoughts? Feasibility?


  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,459
    edited October 2016
    There are tags for various animals which could be a starting point.

    Have you tried making a brick list on the main site?
  • SammaelSammael Member Posts: 11
    As far as I know, Bricklists are for sets, not for parts? 
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,459
    Ah, I think I misunderstood what you were after. A bricklist could be used to list all sets that contain animals.

    what your asking for is I think something Huw would be reluctant to do, as it would involve a lot of inventory work. 

    I underatand the desire for what you are after, I collect LEGO animals as well as Minifigures and I consider a lot of things to be Minifigures that bricklink doesn't- but I think the cataloging of such stuff becomes a bit niche. Some people might only want moulded animals included others might only want brick built and some might want both. so it become an even bigger task

    also if you are including brick built animals do you include the tiny brick built birds included in a lot of the creator buildings sets? What about Duplo animals, again both moulded and brick built...

    I'm not trying to be completely down on your idea, as I say I can see the use of it, but you'll probably find it an incredibly difficult task. There is a reason Brickset uses the Bricklink minifigure catalog.
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,076
    ^ This :)
  • SammaelSammael Member Posts: 11
    Oh well, it was worth a try :)
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