We are excited to have such an active community and here are some questions that come up repeatedly.
This page is a work in progress. Please let us know if you can’t find an answer or have suggestions!
FAQ & How-To
How can I help to improve the app?
You can simply use the app and provide feedback when you have any ideas or encounter bugs.
You can improve the database by submitting images (see below).
The more people use it, the more feedback we receive and the faster we can improve the app. Please consider sharing the app with your fellow LEGO fans :)
How can I upload images? (video)
Navigate to the specific part or Minifigure.
Tap on the image to view it in full screen.
Scroll down and click “Upload Image”.
Uploading images is incredibly helpful because you (and everyone else) will see better images from then onwards. If you submit torso images, you will also improve the recognition accuracy.
We currently store the number of helpful submissions from each user and will show it in the app in a future release.
How do you make money?
Currently, we are not making any money and are instead 100% focused on building a great product. Our goal is to create the most productive and convenient app for resellers and collectors.
However, we do need to make money at some point. For this, we plan to offer a free and a premium version. The premium version will not contain ads, will allow unlimited scanning, and will have additional features such as integrations with store management software to make professionals more productive. There will always be a free version that works well for casual users that scan a limited number of parts.
How can I integrate the app with my current workflow? How can I export my collection?
Easily export your collection as an XML file and import it into software like BrickStore for seamless inventory management. For detailed instructions, please refer to our guide: https://brickmonkey.app/export-collection.
You can copy the ID from the app with one tap and paste it into the software of your choice. For example, for the iOS and macOS combination, you can seamlessly copy the ID on the phone and paste it via CMD+V on mac.