• The Evolution of the Minifigure

    Compiled by legofanatic2414. Updated 03 March 2010. Contains 26 sets.
    This Bricklist will cover the evolution and many variations of the classical LEGO Minifigure. Now this will not fit in the captions so here is the origin:

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912: Advanced Basic Set with Motor, 6+

1 review
Pieces
471
Minifigs
3
Related sets
European version of 404-1
Bricklist notes
Say hello to the granddaddy of the minifigure. This was one of the proto's of the minifigure. It did not have printed faces, arms, or movable legs. You'd think that since they had a hat they'd atleast have a face!
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130 own this set, 63 want it

600: Police Car

1 review
Pieces
23
Minifigs
1
Related sets
Same as 6600-1
Bricklist notes
LEGO finally made it. They made the worlds first modern minifigure. Ironiclly it was a Police officer as they are the most common of the minifigure family. With the iconic dot,dot, smile face this minifigure is SUPER RARE. Even with a hat! The first minifigure was born.
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802 own this set, 163 want it

375: Castle

25 reviews
Pieces
767
Minifigs
14
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Related sets
European version of 6075-2
Bricklist notes
LEGO made a themed set now, which started the LEGO Themes. This was Castle (in my opinion the only good version). Castle had new features as swords, shields, and axes. Very popular LEGO finally found its true calling... a childrens toy manufacturer.
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1099 own this set, 625 want it

6251: Pirate Mini Figures

7 reviews
Pieces
33
Minifigs
5
RRP
$6.5
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
LEGO finally broke its tradition by making new cooler faces on its minifigures, it still had the simple face but with facial hair and eye patches! Also these sets featured the first LEGO animals (the horses in the Castle sets were made of LEGO bricks) a parrot, a shark, a crocodile and monkey.
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1963 own this set, 560 want it

3676: Cathy Cat's Fun Park

Pieces
43
Minifigs
4
Bricklist notes
Fabuland brought wierd anthromorphic animals to the bunch. They had cats, dogs, monkeys, bunnies, birds, and a small elephant. They had alittle bit of sets but were very popular. Collectors and AFOL's still remember these cooky minifigures! Thanks to Brickmatic for the help!
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49 own this set, 53 want it

3722: Treasure Tomb

2 reviews
Pieces
164
Minifigs
3
RRP
$20
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail - limited
Notes
Limited release including Toys R Us, US. Same as 5919 but came with a gold case.
Related sets
Same as 5919-1
Bricklist notes
What time is it? Its adventurer time. LEGO made the first skeletons with arms that could be moved around but fell easily. Adventurers contained Johnny Thunder a cool Indiana Jones wannabe with his friends, and enemys.
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330 own this set, 557 want it

7101: Lightsaber Duel

35 reviews
Pieces
52
Minifigs
2
RRP
$6
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
LEGO recieved its first licenced theme, Star Wars. With a plethora of new pieces such as hoods, lightsaber hilts, new hair pieces, capes, and new faces. Featuring your favorite characters Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett (with a really cool jetback thing) and everyones favorite Jar jar Binks. yay.
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5248 own this set, 1498 want it

7141: Naboo Fighter

21 reviews
Pieces
179
Minifigs
4
RRP
$20
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Star Wars also brought new droids minifigures you can put together. We would soon find more of those in Life on Mars a 6th incarnation of the Space theme. Also brought life to the astromech droid R2-D2 as a "minifigure"
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4577 own this set, 1200 want it

3342: Chewbacca and 2 Biker Scouts Minifig Pack - Star Wars #3

6 reviews
Pieces
22
Minifigs
3
RRP
$5
Packaging
Box
Availability
LEGO exclusive
Notes
Limited release. Available in the UK from the LEGO Shop at Bluewater and also LEGOLand Windsor. Also available from the LEGO Internet Shop.
Bricklist notes
Now Chewbacca, Captain Solo's best friend has become a minifigure. But whats that, a new way of making minifigures heads that overlap the torso. Very smart LEGO. This brought way for Ewoks, other Wookies and later Spongebob.
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822 own this set, 1423 want it

3947: Yoda Key Chain

1 review
RRP
$4
Notes
Made available again in 2006 from Shop At Home.
Bricklist notes
LEGO strikes back with a Yoda. Now this might seem un-unique but Yoda had the worlds first mini-legs to the minifigure world. It seemed LEGO would be endless with new parts, a statement proved true by LEGO BIG TIME.
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341 own this set, 177 want it

3500: Kobe Bryant

1 review
Pieces
4
Minifigs
1
Packaging
Polybag
Availability
Promotional
Notes
Promotional release.
Bricklist notes
Basketball brought spring-loaded pants to the minifigure population with the first african-american minifigures. Kobe Bryant brought so much more minifigures as the Sports series made official NBA players to small minifigures.
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66 own this set, 149 want it

4480: Jabba's Palace

30 reviews
Pieces
231
Minifigs
6
RRP
$30, £27.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Related sets
Connects with 75005-1
Bricklist notes
Okay, whats up with all this Star Wars? Yes, LEGO did it AGAIN with a Jabba the Hutt. The first mini- er.. fatfigure ever made. With small hands and a belly button LEGO has outdone themselves whoot.
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2812 own this set, 1962 want it

4707: Hagrid's Hut

9 reviews
Pieces
299
Minifigs
2
RRP
$30, £24.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Finally no Star Wars. With LEGO in high popularity, Harry potter was made into a theme. With new owls, bats, a wierd dragon thing on Dumbledores hand, and the other creepy creatures that inhabit the Potter world and the first GIANT LEGO minifigure: Hagrid. Hagrid had limited moving arms but is still a great one to have.
Our community
1948 own this set, 780 want it

8892: Piraka Outpost

3 reviews
Pieces
211
Minifigs
4
RRP
$30, £19.99
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
The Bioncle series made a wierd "minifigure" in its later play sets. These minifigures were much like the originals as they could not move in any way. These were non-posable but could be givin weapons. Now these don't count as a minifigure but theyre small. Later, LEGO made them movable (only the arms) by making them like droids from Star Wars.
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501 own this set, 309 want it

4604: Police Copter

5 reviews
Pieces
14
Minifigs
2
RRP
$7, £5.99
Bricklist notes
LEGO tried a Mega Bloks style of minifigure making. Jack Stone was one of these type of minifigures. LEGO tried to relate to kids who liked action figures. These were abit well recieved but some did not like them as they weren't minifigure-like.
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525 own this set, 46 want it

3841: Minotaurus

9 reviews
Pieces
211
Minifigs
12
RRP
$24.99, £17.99, €24.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
LEGO went the full way by making the first sequal to the minifigure: The Microfigure. A very small and only 2 bricks tall microfigure. It has arms but non movable. Also looks like a good baby microfigure for girls. The microfigure was born here. Very funny as it looks like the microfigures are the minifigure's LEGO in the packaging!
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2206 own this set, 318 want it

7590: Woody and Buzz to the Rescue

18 reviews
Pieces
92
Minifigs
2
RRP
$19.99, £14.99, €19.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
LEGO made a minifigure of Woody from the Toy Story movies. LEGO made a deal with Disney again after a Mickey Mouse try 8 years ago. This figure had long arms and long legs. With 3 holes on his legs instead of 2. This is the newest minifigure version. Some people complain though, about its Chinese plastic but when I bought this set is felt the same. It is wierd that LEGO would make Woody tall, whereas Chewbacca (from the Star Wars series) was very tall too, why did they not make HIM tall? I have a feeling this is Disney told.
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3722 own this set, 629 want it

9247: Community Workers

2 reviews
Pieces
202
Minifigs
31
RRP
$49.99, £36.99
Bricklist notes
Over the years, the minifigure has gone through many different changes. The minifigure has already turned 30 and its still growing. With over 8.3 billion minifigures in production today, the minifigure still looks like it'll stay strong. With divers, police officers, criminals, space astronauts, jedis, toys, and even wizards the minifigure will never be forgotten in the childern and AFOL's hearts. The story of the minifigure will never be over. As LEGO will continue on making new versions and new ways of the minifigure unique, long pants, fatfigures and microfigures. The minifigure is LEGO's greatest creation!
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205 own this set, 314 want it