Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Miniman!

Guess who's 30 today? The fantastic Lego Miniman, that's who! Check out this super cool site Lego has shared with fans in celebration of the minifigure's big day. You can purchase limited edition tees, download fun movies and learn lots of cool stuff about the coolest toy ever!

Did you know?

*Minifigures represent the world’s largest population, more than 4 billion people strong, making it 3 times larger than China, 12 times larger than the United States and 120 times larger than Canada.

*Globally, 3.9 minifigures are sold per second, 365 days per year. That’s an average of over 122 million per year!

*There are more than 8 quadrillion (8,181,068,395,500,000) possible combinations of minifigures that can be made using all of the unique parts over the last 30 years.

*Film stars and comic heroes started to appear as minifigures in 1998 with LEGO Star Wars™; only two real people have been represented in minifigure form multiple times (Answer found on www.gominimango.com)

*The standard minifigure is four LEGO bricks tall and has just over 970 degrees of movement.

*Of all of the minifigure’s roles, the police officer is most popular, with 41 different versions appearing in 104 sets over the last 30 years.

Happy Birthday Minifigs, We LOVE You!


Bobbi said...

AAAAH Little People! Gotta love 'em!

Audrey Myers said...

That's funny! I used to play with these lil' guys when I was little! Hard to believe they are 30 years old!