Connect with us
Lego, usine, fabrication, design


Celebrate the LEGO Minifigure which turns 40 today

Get an inside look at the iconic LEGO minifigure.

The LEGO minifigure is an iconic toy to say the least. It’s an action figure in a sense and also incredibly customizable. It’s also instantly recognizable given the number of sets produced by LEGO over the years and the iconic Lego Movie. It’ll become even more famous next year when LEGO Movie 2 hits cinemas, but before that LEGO is celebrating its 40th birthday in style today.

Take for a moment to think about all the minifigures ever created. We’re talking a every beloved character in mainstream media from Harry Potter to Princess Leia and in the span of 40 years LEGO has created over 8,000 different minifigures. To celebrate, LEGO has compiled a collection of historical images and short videos showcasing the evolution of the minifigure dating all the way back to 1978 when it was first created.

Check out some B-roll and images of production filmed in one of the LEGO factories in Europe:

Watch a video illustrating the variety of minifigures from each decade:

Watch a video animating the minifigure design patent:


In Case You Missed It

‘About redemption and second chances.’ Writer Matthew Rosenberg teases Cyclops’ return

Comic Books

Obituary: Scott Summers, controversial mutant leader, has died

Comic Books

What are Mysterio’s powers? The ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ villain’s most mind-blowing comic feats

Comic Books

Ronda Rousey will voice Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11 — Photos from the first-look event


Newsletter Signup