Questions tagged [minifigures]

The iconic LEGO® character. They have pose-able heads, arms, hands and legs. Many accessories are available including hair, hats, back-packs, tools and weapons

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Why don't DUPLO figures have yellow skin?

Normal LEGO minifigures have yellow skin in an attempt at being racially neutral. Why do (modern?) DUPLO figures use normal flesh tones instead of yellow skin? (Set 10895 aside, which has DUPLO ...
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How to restore minifig faces

Vintage minifig heads (from the 80s, 90s with the classic smiley) often lose their eyes and mouths after years of play. The paint wears off. How do you best restore the heads?
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When was the first official use of the term 'minifigure' or 'minifig'?

When did The LEGO Group first use the term minifigure? Have they been called that since their introduction in 1978? Similar to this question: Why are they called "minifigs"?
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Are These Minifig Accessories Official LEGO Parts?

I bought some minifigures on the internet, but these helmet, hair, and animal parts only have NUMBERS on them, but no LEGO logo. They feel like LEGO, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know a way?
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What minifig configuration has been included in the most sets?

Which minifigure configuration has been included in the most sets? I'm looking for the color of the head, arms, hands, legs, pelvis, and torso as well as the facial expression and any headgear. Please ...
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Where are the cloth / fabric minifigure capes / cloaks in my set?

I purchased The Mines of Moria (Lego Lord of the Rings item 9473) directly from The Big Store in Legoland, Florida. When I opened it up at home, the capes / cloaks for Pippin and Boromir were missing....
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Minifigures creator?

Does a website to create custom minifigs exist? For exemple, you choose your head (between all official LEGO releases), torso, legs, and hair, and then you can purchase it for the same price as you ...
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What kind of yellow is used for a typical minifigure?

I've done some research and found a basic LEGO basic colour pallet. I recognise the yellow used for yellow bricks (24, Bright Yellow, #fec400) but it doesn't seem to match the colour for minifigures ...
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Why do many minifigures have printing on their neck pegs?

Why do many minifigures have printing on their neck pegs? For example: I also remember most (if not all) of the minifigures from the classic Space, Town, and Castle sets from the 1980s having ...
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How can I tell if minifigures are custom-made or LEGO Originals?

I see that on Amazon you can find a lot of minifigures but I can't tell if they are cheap knock-offs or not.
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How to place minifigure legs into normal LDD bricks, like a 1x2 brick?

Let me clear up the confusion surrounding this question to the best of my abilities I'm currently in the final steps of finishing of a mech project I started some time back, finishing now at the ...
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How much are large retail LEGO Minifigures worth?

I have an extra large LEGO figure (approximately 19 inches/48 cm tall) that I wish to sell. This is an item which has only been available to retailers as part of merchandising the stores. Any ideas ...
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How much does a LEGO character weigh?

I am doing a science project and I need a 50g passenger for a car. I need to know how much a LEGO character weighs!
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Why does Jay have a scar?

Jay, one of the protagonists of the Ninjago series, has a scar on his face. I would like someone to let me know what this is about.
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What kind of “Lego” figures are these?

Can anyone tell me about these lego-compatible figures? They clearly aren't lego brand, they don't look like mega blok figures or tyco figures that I have seen (not that they couldn't be one of those ...
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What is the difference between the plastic used in mainstream minifigs and the plastic used to make the popular collectable series of minifigs?

What is the difference (if there even is a difference) between the plastic used in mainstream minifigs and the plastic used in the popular collectable minifig series? It seems to me that the ...
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Why do some minifigs have grey hands and some yellow?

I have a lot of LEGO Sets and have noticed that some of them have yellow hands and some have a dark grey colour hands. Is this because some are of old design and some are of new design? Most old ones ...
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Is it possible to buy Lego Marvel Superheroes mini-figures seperately?

I'm a fan of marvel, and I find it pretty cool that LEGO is making sets and mini figures for Marvel. I personally wouldn't want to buy a whole set of blocks and characters, and I wouldn't want to buy ...
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Help to identify a unique minifig head

I have a minifig head that I can't find on the Brickset website or else where. Not sure where it came from but found it amongst a pile of odd bricks my kids had collected years ago. The head is ...
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How do I repair loose arm joints?

The arms on my LEGO minifigures are loose. How can I repair these to remain in place when I move the arm to the location I want it to stay in?
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Need help identifying extra large Lego figure from 2003

I came across these LEGO figures at an estate sale and have had no luck trying to find out what they are called. They are much larger than a regular minifig but have a shaped foot plate to attach to ...
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I have a LEGO minifigure and I'm trying to determine the value of it

I have a minifigure and I am trying to determine it's value - I'd like to know whether it's worth holding on to it for longer, or if I would get a reasonable price for it now.
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Why are LEGO minifigures getting more and more expensive?

I am a big fan of LEGO and collecting for 30 years now. But while the "normal" sets seem to hold their price, LEGO minifigures are getting more and more expensive. I can remember, when in Germany one ...
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Verify authenticity of the Star Wars Snowtrooper minifig

I recently acquired a number of Lego Star Wars minifigures from an online seller who's looking to dispose his full collection. However, after I bought some of them and carefully inspected each part at ...
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Is there only one lego Rohan soldier? Why?

As far as I can tell, Lego has released only one set containing a regular rank-and-file Rohan soldier, that is Uruk-hai army. Is this correct? Why is it so?
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When did LEGO Minifigure Leg mold designs change?

I am trying to identify the changeover dates for different minifigure leg molds. e.g. a figure from 1978 has no visible seams on the legs figures from the late 1980s have visible seams, but it might ...
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Any good Lego body decal templates or printing services

I was wondering could anybody point me in the direction of a good online service that prints minifig decals? I have no problem creating the designs etc but getting somewhere to print them is very hard....
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Is there a web resource available to browse LEGO Minifig head designs?

I am curious if there is a minifig browser or gallery that allows you to view and identify LEGO heads created over time? Ideally, this resource would also list the date the minifig head was first ...
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Which was the first set / minifig with two faces to choose from?

Some of my minifigs (like Iron Man, and Bilbo Baggins, and Harry Potter) have two different faces to show different emotions (usually something happy and something unhappy or upset or angry). How long ...
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Help identifying a 1x1 LEGO part with clip on top

The numbers inside this brick are 01 B02. The brick is a 1 x 1 black plate with a white clip inserted into a hole. I have searched Bricklink with no success. I have also searched Google. Hoping ...
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Minifig wrist attachements?

I'm looking to attach a weapon to a minifig's wrist ala an Assassin's Creed hidden dagger (https://www.brickwarriors.com/hidden-blade/) or a wrist-mounted crossbow. What are my options to do this?
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Buying minifigure parts at the Lego Store

Is it possible to buy individual Minifigure parts (like minifig heads only) at the LEGO store? (the physical ones, not the online) if so, how much would they go for?
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Cracked LEGO torso [duplicate]

I recently discovered that my LEGO Legolas minifig from LEGO Lord of the Rings has two small cracks starting from the base of the torso on each side, but I wonder: will these cracks extend and damage ...
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What parts make up this mini-figure?

I need a little help in identifying the parts on this figure. Here is what I need help with: The Hat/plume The Torso The Cape (though it looks like it might be made of two capes instead of one). ...
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Are Bandai “Figmes” compatible with LEGO?

According to gizmodo Bandai is releasing a new line of "Figmes" that look astounding similar to our beloved minifigs. Here is the set: And here is one close up: Close up the hands look even better, ...
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Hanging template for Large Minifig Case

I've been happy to see LEGO came out with a way to display the myriad of minifigs out there: And I was also very happy to find that I can hang these on the wall with the convenient eyelets on the ...
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Vintage heads still in production?

Are vintage Lego heads with the classic grin still in production? I am having trouble deciding whether the head-with-grin piece (element ID 9336, called "MINI HEAD NO.1") which is produced today (and ...
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Lego death star problems

I have recently got the death star but my han solo and ben kenobi mini figures have white parts in their eyes (a newer edition of the mini figure) why them and only them.
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LEGO minifig authenticity

I bought 3 mini figures from Amazon because I wanted specific mini figures and did not want to spend $30 plus doing so with bag ordering and opening. I got the figures and they look authentic. The ...
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Does anyone know why Hagrid has fingers?

Hagrid (hp061 and hp009) both have fingers instead of just the traditional c-cup hands. Does anyone know why?
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How many degrees can you flex an arm of a lego minifig?

How flexible are the arms of Lego minifigs?
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Which LEGO figure is this?

Could somebody please identify the minifigure in the picture please? brighter picture initial picture
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Are LEGO cost-cutting with materials?

Is it just me, because I have noticed that with the recent LEGO bricks and mini figures they have many many more cracks. Especially on the sides of their torso. I have noticed that specific (newish) ...
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Large Lego Minifig Styles

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? ...
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How can I fix my chewed up LEGO head?

When I was about 8 I used to bite down on loose LEGO heads to "fix" them. Of course after the heads "treatment" they would have chew marks around the neck. Is there any way to make these marks less ...
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What is up with Jack Stone's legs?

A recent question regarding identifying a Jack Stone minifigure included this surprising picture of the back of the minifig. I was totally amazed by this because I had never seen a minifig with a ...
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What are the holes on the backs of MegaBlocks Call of Duty characters for?

I need help with identifying this, and I'll have a lot more questions.
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What set are these minifigs from? What are their names?

Can anyone tell me what minifigs these are?
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Where to order custom mini-figs in Europe

General question is are there any custom Lego minifig online stores in Europe like there are many in the US ? In detail: My friends friend is getting married and she would like to surprise them with ...
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Restoring valuable minifigures

I recently purchased a lot of LEGO minifigures. Included in the lot was a first issue green goblin. The figure is in great condition aside from having a permanent marker line on the torso. Is there a ...