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|Standing Small: A Celebration of 30 Years of the LEGO Minifigure|
Standing Small: A Celebration of 30 Years of the LEGO Minifigure is a book published by Dorsling Kindersley in 2009. It contains information on minifigures from 1978 through 2009, and four pages of the 1975 LEGOLAND Minifigures with no poseable parts. The final two pages contain information about custom minifigures, which requires cutting, painting, or gluing to achieve. It is only available with The LEGO Book.
The book has many mistakes and inaccuracies, including:
- Many named minifigures are merely referred to by generic titles. This includes John of Mayne, Princess Alyssa, King Revet, Mallock the Malign, Sheriff Wild Wyatt West, Colonel Colt Carson, Colonel Jefferson, Zack, Banker Goldpenny, Flatfoot Thompson, Black Bart, Big Chief Rattle Snake, Sui, Anne, Captain Ironhook, Jake the Snake Blake, Admiral Woodhouse, First Mate Rummy, Lolbroek, Gonzo Goldbar, Skully, Lt. Maverick, Jock Clouseau, Commander Manta Ray, Raven Ray, Navigator Stinger Ray, Navigator Hip "Muddy" Waters, Crystal Miner, Doc, Duke, Brains, and Rex.
- In the Castle section, the Warrior's release year reads "19923." The Wolfpack Renegades are referred to as "Wolfman". Jayko is labeled as "King Jayko", even when describing him as a knight. Vladek's 2005 minifigure is given the title of "Shadow Knight Vladek" instead of Lord Vladek. The Troll Warrior is referred to as a "Troll Warrior Orc".
- The Wild West page claims that the US Cavalry skirmished with the Native Americans. However, the two subthemes never directly interacted (much less fought one another) in official LEGO media, outside of non-canonical in-game cutscenes from 5702 LEGO Chess.
- King Kahuka's name is misspelled "King Kuahka". Governor Tierney's minifigure is referred to as "Governor", but the Soldiers description calls him the "Admiral" instead. The same section also claims that Captain Brickbeard's monkey is Spinoza, although this is not known to be supported by any official story materials.
- The Adventurers section has many errors, compounding the theme's already notorious problems with consistent names. Slyboots is referred to as "Slyboot" and "Lord Sam Sinister" (note that while Slyboots was originally known as "Sam Sinister" in North America, he never bore the title of Lord). Pharaoh Hotep and Pharaoh Skeleton are misspelled "Pharoah Hotep" and "Pharoah Skeleton", respectively. Gabarro is referred to as "Gabarros". Alexia Sinister is referred to as "Alexis Sinister", conflating her North American name with her international name (Alexis Sanister). The All Terrain Trapper is described as one of the good guys' vehicles, even though it was only used by the villains.
- All Mars Mission astronauts are simply referred to as "Astronaut" instead of their respective titles (Mission Commander, Astro-Pilot, Miner, Dropship Pilot, Claw-Tank Driver, Gunner).
- Dyna-Mite's name is misspelled "Dina-Mite".
- Axle's name is misspelled as "Axel"; while this does match his character card in 3349 Rock Raiders #3, his name is consistently spelled as "Axle" in all other media. Planet U is described as being in a parallel universe, while the video game's opening cutscene clearly shows that it is merely in another galaxy.
- The Power Miners page features the same Rex variant twice.
- The Ice Drone is referred to as "Ogel Minion".
- R2-D2's head piece is backwards on his page.
- LEGO Stunt Rally's release year is listed as 2001 instead of 2000. 5730 LEGO Island 2: The Brickster's Revenge's release year is listed as 2000 instead of 2001. 5723 LEGO Creator Knights' Kingdom's release year is listed as 1998 instead of 2000.