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0 Comment April 2, 2018

LEGO Minifigure 40th Anniversary Tribute Animation

The humble LEGO® minifigure was first released in 1978, with its simple smiley face, yellow head and posable arms and legs, and it was an instant hit with kids! By 2006 over 4 billion minifigures had been produced with about 3655 different varieties by 2010 and some say that by 2020 more minifigures will have been produced than humans presently inhabit the Earth… 2018 is the 40th Anniversary of the LEGO® Minifigure, and we wanted to capture some of that history in an animation, so we raided all the minifigure boxes in the house, found some vintage LEGO® on eBay and asked the awesome guys over at Firestartoys.com to help us plug the gaps! We have tried to show some comparisons between themes over the years, and its amazing to see just how much detail the figures have now compared to when they were first released! The dates on the video are for when the theme was first released, not the minifigures and we have tried to cram in as many themes and minifigure variations as we could, including the Star Wars droid bodies from 1999 and the minidolls from LEGO® Friends and other ranges! Trying to fit 40 years of history into 3 and a half minutes isn’t easy, but 62 ‘minifigures’ later and we have a pretty good result! There are also a couple of small (obviously purposeful) mistakes in there as well… Can you spot them?