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This article is about the Minifigure theme. For the physical LEGO figure, see Minifigure.


Minifigures also known as Collectible Minifigures is a theme introduced in May 2010. Each series consists of polybags which used to contain 1 of 16 unique and exclusive minifigures but as of 2021 contain 1 of 12 minfigures. A new series is released every three to four months, with new unique and exclusive minifigures in each series. (Series with more or less than 16 minifigures are outlined in the table below).

The minifigures may be based on movies, sports, fiction, history, interesting jobs, or just average "a-day-in-the-life" professions. Each minifigure contains new elements in the form of accessories or uniquely printed body parts. Thirteen regular series, and three special series, have been released to date. In addition to regular series, five sets based on the theme exist, 850458 VIP Top 5 Boxed Minifigures, 850449 Minifigure Beach Accessory Pack, 850791 LEGO Minifigure Birthday Set, 850486 Rock Band, 850487 Halloween Accessory Set, and possibly more to come. There have also been some other sets released that were affiliated with the theme. Most of the sets contain redesigned minifigures that have been already produced but some of them are completely new, different and exclusive.

It had an MMORPG named LEGO Minifigures Online, but it was shut down in 2016.

Description

The Collectible Minifigures, or Minifigures theme was introduced in May 2010. The first sneak peek of the theme was in the April 2010 LEGO Club Magazine, which included a poster of the minifigures. Each series, except the 8909 Team GB Minifigures and 71001 Minifigures Series 10, contains sixteen minifigures drawn from a wide range of different settings: movies, sports, history, everyday life and almost any other source imaginable. They are intended to be collected and traded, and designed so interesting new minifigures could be acquired without purchasing an entire new set.

A LEGO Club booklet about Series 1

Every minifigure features high detail including special, often purpose-made, accessories and a black display base, with the exception of 8909 Team GB Minifigures, which has a white display case. The theme features new accessories such as maracas, microphones, skirts, guitars, and other new elements such as hair styles, hats, and helmets. Series 1 and 2 include some spare accessories, but subsequent releases cancelled this practice. Many of these elements have not been produced in any subsequent sets.

The minifigures are sold in individual opaque polybags, meant to prevent buyers from identifying the contents. One way you can attempt to get a minifigure and knowing what is inside is by feeling the packaging. In the boxes, there are common (5 per box), uncommon (4 per box) and rare (3 per box) minifigures. However, barcodes on the backs of the polybags of Series 1 and 2 can be used to identify the respective minifigure, and in response, Series 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, 8909 Team GB Minifigures and 8 use a "bump code" along the bottom of a package instead. These bump codes are designed to be much more difficult to distinguish. Each polybag contains 5-11 elements including a minifigure, accessories, a display base, and an instruction/checklist booklet. Each series is only available for a limited time, which is usually three to four months before the next series is released and will be able to replace its predecessor.

Series Timeline

Year Series Color #
2010 8683 Minifigures Series 1 Yellow 16
8684 Minifigures Series 2 Blue 16
2011 8803 Minifigures Series 3 Lime Green 16
8804 Minifigures Series 4 Orange 16
8805 Minifigures Series 5 Azure 16
2012 8827 Minifigures Series 6 White 16
8831 Minifigures Series 7 Scarlet Red 16
8909 Team GB Series White/Blue/Red 9
8833 Minifigures Series 8 Black 16
2013 71000 Minifigures Series 9 Silver 16
71001 Minifigures Series 10 Gold 17
71002 Minifigures Series 11 Metallic Green 16
2014 71004 The LEGO Movie Series Metallic Navy Blue 16
71005 The Simpsons Series Sky Blue 16
71007 Minifigures Series 12 Metallic Yellow 16
2015 71008 Minifigures Series 13 Metallic Lime Green 16
71009 The Simpsons Series 2 Light Yellow & Sky Blue 16
71010 Minifigures Series 14 Metallic Black 16
2016 71011 Minifigures Series 15 Metallic Orange 16
71012 Disney Series Dark Blue 18
71013 Minifigures Series 16 Bright Yellow 16
71014 LEGO Minifigures - DFB Series White 16
2017 71017 The LEGO Batman Movie Series Yellow & Black 20
71018 Minifigures Series 17 Bright Blue 17
71019 The LEGO Ninjago Movie Series Gray 16
2018 71020 The LEGO Batman Movie Series 2 Navy Blue 20
71021 Minifigures Series 18 Bright Orange 17
41775 Unikitty! Series White 16
71022 Harry Potter Series Metallic Blue 22
2019 71023 The LEGO Movie 2 Series Earth Blue 16
71024 Disney Series 2 Dark Blue 18
71025 Minifigures Series 19 Lime Green 16
2020 71026 DC Comics Series Black 16
71027 Minifigures Series 20 Silver 16
71028 Wizarding World Series 2 Metallic Blue 16
2021 71029 Minifigures Series 21 Green 12
71030 Looney Tunes Series White 12
71031 Marvel Studios Series Blue & White 12

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Character Encyclopedia


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Main Series Minifigures

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Sports Minifigures

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LEGO Movies Minifigures

The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie 2

The LEGO Batman Movie Series 1

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The LEGO Batman Movie Series 2

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

The Simpsons Minifigures

The Simpsons Series 1

The Simpsons Series 2

Disney Minifigures

Disney Series 1

Disney Series 2

Harry Potter Minifigures

Wizarding World Series 1

Wizarding World Series 2

41775 Unikitty! Series

71026 DC Comics Series

71030 Looney Tunes Series

71031 Marvel Studios Series

Other Minifigures

LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia

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Promotion

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Toy Fair Preview

Picture from German 2010 consumer catalog.

Translation:
LEGO collectable figures!
16 very special LEGO Minifigures for building, playing, collecting and trading...
...and what is your favorite figure?

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