I'm pretty sure the LEGO figure on the right is the daughter from a 1977 set Nurse and Child. But what about this style of jumbo minifig on the left with arms and legs that bend? When was that from? It might be from a LEGO Basic set? What different styles of minifigs has LEGO produced over the years?

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The figure on the left is generally referred to as a Fabuland figure, although I believe that the entire Fabuland line actually featured animals. There were a few basic sets released in the 80s that included human Fabuland-style figures. That one is probably from this fire engine:


Before the introduction of the Minifig in 1978, there was the Maxifig that you noted in your question:

Nurse and Child

The precursor to the modern minifig was added in 1975:

Inflexible figures

LEGO released a history of the minifig that you might find interesting.

In addition to the traditional minifig, you may also come across Technic figures which were around for a time.

Technic figure

There were also the Creator figures that were only around briefly in the early 2000s:

creator figure

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    The Creator figure look very similar to the ones in the Jack Stone theme.
    – Ambo100
    Feb 26, 2014 at 17:26
  • The link for the timeline is broken, not even a 404 page appears. Jun 6, 2020 at 11:17

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