This simple yet surprisingly charming skin was a stroke of pure genius from user Drazile12. The Generic Lego Minifigure is a skin of a character most of us grew up with, or at least have experienced in some form of media.
You may remember Drazile from previous skins I have reviewed, such as his Machoke skin. If you are not familiar with this user’s work, don’t let this skin’s simplicity fool you – he has crafted some incredibly detailed skins.
Speaking of detail – despite the fact that this is meant to be a very simplistic character, every tiny detail that distinguishes it as THE Lego Man has been included. The roundness of the head, the small cross on the head where hats are placed, the cupped hands – everything, right down to the indents in the legs and feet, were taken into account, making excellent use of the layering system.
While this Lego minifigure is an awesome skin by itself, this skin actually serves as a base for Drazile’s other Lego skins. Nonetheless, it is a great representation of the Lego Man in Minecraft’s universe. The shading and texture created by it makes player model seem like it is made of durable yet cheap plastic – a job well done!
Installing the Skin
For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net. Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “upload to Minecraft” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.
For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:
- Download the skin’s .png file;
- Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
- Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.
- Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.
- Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.
- Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.
- Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).
- Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.
Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.
This skin is obviously highly customizable. Do you have any ideas for an awesome Lego Man (or Woman)? Leave them in the comments below!