You need something exciting for your customers, clients, or employees. LEGO® toys are massively popular today so why not have your very own custom LEGO® piece set?
"They are by far our most popular client gift!" - RowdMap
ICHIBAN Toys is uniquely experienced in designing and making custom LEGO® piece models and sets of your product, logo or building. We take care of everything including designing, instructions, material sourcing, stickers, packaging and shipping.
To cater for a wide variety of project needs, our pricing is structured as Design/Setup Fee + Price per Unit. The design/setup fee covers design work of the model, instructions, stickers and box. It also covers the starting costs of printing and material acquisition. The price per unit covers the cost of the LEGO pieces, printed materials, and production labor.
In total, your price includes the following:
- All design work
- Brand-new genuine LEGO® pieces
- Step-by-step printed instruction booklet
- Laser-cut sticker sheet
- Printed box packaging
|LEGO Piece Count||Design/Setup Fee||Price per Unit|
|up to 50 pieces
|up to 100 pieces
|up to 150 pieces
|up to 200 pieces
|up to 300 pieces
|up to 400 pieces
|up to 500 pieces
|For a piece count higher than 500, please contact us for pricing.|
Our product is designed and made in Oregon, USA, and Kyoto, Japan. Your project may ship from either location. Shipping cost will be calculated at the time of order.
The prices above do not include minifigure pieces. Due to their high cost and complexity, the cost is $7 per minifigure, regardless of quantity.
Are you reordering a previous design?
If you've previously done a project with us, you might be able to get a discount of up to 75% off the design/setup fee. The discount assumes there are no changes to the model design, and that we can still source all of the pieces. Please contact us to find out more.
The timeframe from Order to Shipping is typically around 4 months.
Order. Via email, we will work out the details regarding your project including estimated piece count, size, pricing, and order quantity. Once you place the order, then we move on to designing the model.
Design. Using our vast inventory of LEGO® pieces, we develop a functioning concept model based on your requirements and wants. We can also incorporate stickers in the design. We will keep in contact via email, sharing pictures of the model, so that you can give us feedback.
Photography. Once the pieces and stickers come in, the final production model can be made and photos taken. If necessary, we make final adjustments and fixes to the model at this point.
Instructions. We photograph each step of the build and use Adobe software to produce the final layout. The booklets are professionally printed. The inventory is checked 3 times for accuracy.
Pieces. The pieces are bagged up in clear reclosable polybags.
Boxes. Custom-branded top-opening boxes are printed, cut and folded.
Final Assembly. All the sets go through final assembly as we box up the bagged pieces, instruction booklet and any stickers.
Shipping. The sets are packaged up into shipping boxes and away they go to you!
- INSTRUCTIONS -
We spend much time crafting the instructions to make the building process as fun and logical as possible. It is our goal that the builder enjoy not just the end result, but the whole process in making it.
Our instructions are made using hundreds of high-quality photographs! We photograph each step in a special no-shadow photo studio and then process it on the computer for optimum clarity. Each step includes a box listing the parts needed and the quantity. Additional text, close-ups or digitally added lines to separate the pieces may be added as needed.
We use a print shop to print the instructions into a high-quality booklet with either a staple or spiral-ring binding. Typically we will make the instructions and send straight to the printer. If you have any special requests and/or would like your logo on the cover of the instruction booklet, please let us know. We will do our best to work with your request and will send you a proof for approval before it is sent to the printer.
- STICKER SHEET -
We will design a sticker sheet, usually vinyl, and send to a specialist printer. The benefit of laser-cut is that we can make all sorts of shapes! This makes your model come alive with more details and effective branding! Sticker sheets are included in the price of your set.
- PACKAGING -
We will design the box and email you a proof for approval. If you have any specific requests for the box design, please let us know. In addition to your logo, we would love to use any photos, text and contact details that you would like to see on the box.
In line with the expectations of the LEGO® Company, the product must look like an ICHIBAN Toys product. So a noticeable amount of our branding is necessary on the box. Furthermore, product details, disclaimers and other necessary text are needed.
We typically package the sets in “Roll End Front Tuck” boxes, similar to LEGO® Architecture and LEGO® Ideas packaging.
Before the box design goes to print, we will always seek your feedback and approval.
PRINT QUALITY (for sets made in the US). We use a printer that specializes in small-run corrugated box printing for the benefit of speed and cost. They offer 2 options:
Option A: Gloss finish. This glossy finish appears on inked surfaces (so white areas will not appear glossy) and overall contributes to a more stunning look. However the digital print quality is not as sharp as Option B and you will notice a lack of resolution in the print.
Option B: HP PageWide C500 Press (only available for order quantities of 200 or more sets). This offers the highest resolution print. It's not as glossy as Option A, but it has a nice uniform sheen.
If you have a particular preference, please let us know at the time of order. Otherwise we will use whichever option we feel is most effective.
PRINT QUALITY (for sets made in Japan). More information coming soon.
- SHIPPING -
Around 2-4 weeks before we expect to ship your order, we will email you to verify the shipping address and contact phone number. Once your order is ready for shipment, we'll email you a master tracking number.
USA. Typical transit time within the US is 2-5 business days via FedEx Ground. If your order ships from Japan, transit time is 5-10 business days.
INTERNATIONAL. Typical transit time is 4-10 business days. All customs duty, import fees, and taxes will be your responsibility to pay. You may need to pay these charges upon receipt or even before the shipment is released from customs. We are not able to estimate the import fees as the charges vary country to country and you may qualify for a different tax result depending on the end-use of your sets.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why are these more expensive than a regular LEGO® set from the store?
Because of the nature of our services, ICHIBAN Toys does not receive wholesale pricing on the pieces. So we have to buy LEGO® sets from the store at consumer prices, open them up, sort the pieces, inventory them, and store them. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of time and money.
Do you offer rush services?
On a case-by-case basis. If we are able to make your project happen with a faster turnaround time, there will be an additional rush fee of 20% to cover our additional costs.
What is your minimum order?
1 set. Our pricing was carefully crafted to allow an order of 1 set or 1000 sets. As you increase the quantity, your unit cost will decrease.
Can I reorder the same design in the future?
Yes and no. If the design stays the same, and we can source all of the pieces, then it is no problem and we can even give you a 75% discount off the base price! However, LEGO® pieces constantly go in and out of production. So if we cannot find enough of one or more of the needed pieces for the sets, then we will need to adjust the design of the model and redo the instructions. So in this case, although uncommon, the regular price would apply.
Can I add our company logo to the box?
Absolutely. We can also incorporate any of your photos, text, contact details, and social media into the box design. Just let us know what you would like to see!
We've worked with various small and large clients, including multiple Fortune 50 companies in various industries such as technology, energy, software, construction, architecture, as well as logos and mascots. We've made over 36,000 sets! This experience, as well as our background in marketing and product design, makes us uniquely positioned to make your project happen. The result is excitement among loyal customers and a fantastic return investment.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Use the form below and we will reply within 2 business days. Please include as much detail as you know. Details such as the product/concept, rough size/scale, and rough quantity give us a good foundation for discussing how we can make your project happen.