I was wondering if there were any African American LEGO minifigures besides the ones from the sports basketball series... I got a brown head from a LEGO Stormtrooper set instead of a black one. I then painted it. Do any other sets have them?

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    See also: bricks.stackexchange.com/q/287/132
    – Ambo100
    Commented Oct 13, 2012 at 14:08
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    I know this is an old question, but it's still a problem that Lego, inc. has (it seems like Lego's official position is that lego minifigs are non-racial - but they pretty obviously read as european or white to most people) -- interestingly Lego Duplo does not agree at all: amazon.com/LEGO-Education-People-4591514-Pieces/dp/B0085Y3JNS This is something I don't get. It bugs me as we've been transitioning our son to "little legos" and suddenly the worlds he has to build seem mono-cultural, un-diverse, and also a bit of a sausage party (he's gotten 6 or 7 sets, totalling about 20 minif Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 5:27
  • I found a few at minifigs.me
    – kervin
    Commented Jun 22, 2021 at 1:20

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There are a few on Bricklink, if you search by part colour:











And the standard smiley is also available.

If you search for the older Brown colour (instead of the current Reddish Brown) you find that there are basically only the very rare Lando head, as well as the old NBA heads.

  • nice search idea
    – Joubarc
    Commented Nov 8, 2012 at 9:18

Minifigs from licensed sets are made to look like their license counterparts, so there are some there, most notably Star Wars Mace Windu and Lando Calrissian which have both been made in 4 different versions.

There's also one in Prince of Persia: Seso, and maybe you can count the gunner zombie from Pirates of the Carribean.

As for non-licensed sets, I don't see any other than the NBA ones.

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    Technically the NBA ones were licensed ;) Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 11:09
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    Color me wrong on that one
    – Joubarc
    Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 11:51

2018 and still no better in the African American minifig or any kind of diversity. I need more diversity for my Brick Films. Although we did get Mae Jamison in the new Women of NASA set: Mae Jamison in Women of NASA

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    The main LEGO minifigure is yellow to offer a "non-denomination play experience", rather than trying to represent specific races and regions - Only licensed sets have "realistic" colours, and that sadly seems to reflect the make-up of the specific licenses - there have been few recognised women in NASA so there will be even less BAME women :( See also female:male ratios of gendered mnifigures. There are three new sets based on Black Panther which add a further 4 heads. Commented May 2, 2018 at 15:21
  • The Jurassic World theme also included a limited number of BAME heads as well. Commented May 2, 2018 at 15:24

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