• The Definitive Evolution of the Minifigure

    Compiled by Alemas. Updated 19 March 2010. Contains 23 sets.
    This BrickList lists all the major steps during the evolution of the minifigure!

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374: Fire Station

5 reviews
Pieces
349
Minifigs
4
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Related sets
European version of 590-1
Bricklist notes
1978: The modern minifigure is launched! With movable head, arms, hands, and legs, it proved to be an instant hit! Notable differences to today's minifigures are: Solid stud head and no or small prongs in the torso.
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375 own this set, 269 want it.

376: House with Garden

5 reviews
Pieces
91
Minifigs
2
Notes
Same set as 560.
Related sets
European version of 560-1
Bricklist notes
One thing worth mentioning is that, until around about 1983, women minifigs had pigtail hair! The pigtail hair made a small "cameo" appearance in 1994 though. And, amazingly, in 2010, in "Vintage Minifig Collection Volume 5", they re-released the pigtail hair!
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539 own this set, 353 want it.

8620: Snow Scooter

3 reviews
Pieces
100
Minifigs
1
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Bricklist notes
1986: If Fabuland minifigs were XL-sized, then Technic minifigs were XXL-sized! WAY bigger than the minifig, it had knee and elbow articulation, technic pin holes in the legs, moving feet, and slightly larger hands! Also, it could not be dismantled!
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816 own this set, 166 want it.

3433: The Ultimate NBA Arena

4 reviews
Pieces
491
Minifigs
10
RRP
$80, £69.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Notes
Comes with four orange-coloured basketballs. Three basketballs have SPALDING and NBA markings.
Bricklist notes
Also in 2003, LEGO launched a variation of the legs: spring-loaded legs! The two legs were fused together, and there was a spring in each "leg" to launch a basketball! Another variation came: arms with modified fixed hands to hold basketballs!
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342 own this set, 244 want it.

3560: NBA Collectors # 1

4 reviews
Pieces
12
Minifigs
3
RRP
$8, £4.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Notes
Set includes Tim Duncan, Ray Allen and Pau Gasol.
Bricklist notes
In 2003, LEGO Basketball heralded the arrival of flesh-coloured minifigs! In 2004 LEGO started adding flesh minifigs to their licenced themes!
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369 own this set, 135 want it.

7595: Army Men on Patrol

39 reviews
Pieces
90
Minifigs
4
RRP
$10.99, £9.99, €13.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
Also in the Toy Story theme, LEGO introduced a strange colour to the minifig: green!
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Well, this is the end of the BrickList! I hope you enjoyed the ride!
Alemas
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