A LEGO Minifigure or LEGO Minifig is a plastic toy representing a character in one of the LEGO theme worlds. They were first produced in 1978 by the Danish LEGO Company. Since then they have become more and more popular as children's toys, but some LEGO Minifigures have even become really valuable collectables and investments. The toy has become so popular that according to National Geograpic kids there are around 4 billion Minifigures in the world and every year they produce around 340 million LEGO people more.
What LEGO Minifigure characters exist?
There are loads of LEGO Minifigure characters from more generic characters like police officers, astronauts, knight etc. to more famous licensed characters from movies and TV-series like Star Wars and Lord of the rings to LEGO characters from video games Super Mario etc. the lists is way too long to mention here.
Where to buy LEGO Minifigures online?
Most LEGO characters come in sets or polybags from the LEGO Minifigures series, so in order to gain the Minifigure, you have to buy the sets. This can be very expensive if you want to collect a lot of Minifigures. So the other option is to buy loose LEGO Minifigures from special LEGO Minifigure stores that buy the sets and sell the Minifigures and parts separately. You can also try to find the LEGO people for sale second hand. We at choose-a-brick try to have a lot of LEGO characters for sale. If you need an item that is out of stock, you can leave your email in the product listing and you will receive an email when we have found the LEGO men or women for you.
Question: Why do old LEGO® Minifigures have yellow heads?
Answer: When the LEGO® company first created its Minifigure in 1975, it wanted it to be racially neutral. They chose yellow to be as neutral as possible. The skin colors of the LEGO® Minifigure changed from yellow to a more realistic skin color in 2004 when it was decided that the popular characters that the Minifigures represent should more closely resemble the original skin tone of the character.
Question: How are LEGO® Minifigures made?
Answer: This YouTube movie from the LEGO Company shows how LEGO Minifigures are made: