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Not a collector, just looking to fill out a few things with sort of generic minifigures. I don't care a ton about what they look like, or even if they're all unique. Just looking for a good variety of maybe 20 minifigs.

It's not obvious to me the easiest and cheapest way to do this.

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    BrickLink doesn't work well for "groups" of parts - for instance, you want 20 random heads, but you need to pick one head, and look for who has 20 of that one pattern from that mold. Let's start with this: where are you? – RSchulz May 20 at 2:05
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    I looked at quite a few BrickLink stores with `figs' in the name, and high ratings, to give an example of how you could just look at any given store and choose their cheapest 20 figures - and if they're near you, and allow pickup, no shipping costs! But I didn't spot one that mentioned they allowed pickup. I know the ones near me which allow pickup, but unless you're near me, that won't necessarily help. One I use all the time has 20 figures for under $40 (Canadian) total and allows pickup, for instance. – RSchulz May 20 at 2:32
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    I'm in Northern California, just north of San Jose. I'm wondering if I can just go to a Lego store nearby? – kbyrd May 23 at 1:24
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    All the Lego stores I've been in in the past few years have had a build-a-minifig station of some sort. Those figures will not be the cheapest you could find, but if it's quick for you to get to Santa Clara or San Mateo, it might be your best bet. It will almost certainly be your fastest way to get figures, and almost certainly be the way to get the figures you actually want. – RSchulz May 23 at 4:19
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    Don't forget that if you want 20 generic minifigs that are all different, you could choose say 5 figures with different styles of legs/arms/torso/head/hair, buy say 4 of each type, and shuffle the parts to rebuild 20 unique figures. – alephzero May 24 at 2:57
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I could suggest checking Bricklink stores in your area/country. It is usually cheaper to buy entire minifigure that individual parts. Unless you need specific items.

Stores have variable inventory, but you need to look for Minifigs section, which usually goes after Sets, and then Parts sections (again, depends on what is being sold in the store). Here you have an option to check all of them or go through individual categories. You might find minifigures you are looking for in Town category.

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eBay has various auctions for minifig lots; this auction has 10 for $20 (plus shipping). BrickLink might well be cheaper overall, if you can find a seller near you who will allow pickup.

I don't know the seller; I just chose the first hit for minifig lot that seemed to match your criteria.

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You can get 11 generic minifigs in one set: 40516: Everyone is Awesome!

picture of 40516 everything is awesome

And you get lots of tiles and plates too.

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  • Soon, sadly not quite yet – Chris H May 27 at 16:02
  • Ah, the pinnacle of woke inclusivity: reducing everyone down to a single color each! Also, BLM seem to be getting lumped in with LGBT, which I'm sure many hetero black people would find very welcoming! – nick012000 May 28 at 5:31
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    @nick012000 The goal isn't to claim that race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender identity are all the same. The message here is that people are diverse, and they should be welcomed, respected, and celebrated as they are. – jncraton May 28 at 20:08
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    @jncraton And in the process, it's saying that your one label is all that defines you - and also that if you aren't LGBT or a PoC, you're not a person. – nick012000 May 29 at 2:59
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    I'm not sure these are what the question was author was looking for in regards to 'generic minifigure' they would need different heads with possibly hands to be standard figures and even the some of the hair colours aren't what you might think of as generic. Considering the price I wouldn't say these were the cheapest as well at more than $3 each if you buy as a set. – Ambo100 May 29 at 12:07

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