On Lugnet yesterday it was announced that the LEGO Minifigure turns 30 today. Being just a little bit older, I can’t remember a time before Minifigures. In fact one of the first sets that I remember having is the LEGO Homemaker Kitchen which had one of the very first Minifigs, a girl with black pigtails.
Minifigs, in all their countless varieties, are one of the best things that LEGO ever invented. They make a model or scene that much better. And maybe its just that they are so darn cute! (Even the “bad guys”) Who doesn’t love to have a Minifig version of Han Solo or Batman? Spiderman and Sponge Bob are forever immortalized in LEGO. Heck, you can even make yourself!
So thank you LEGO for creating Minifigures.