August 25, 2008

Retro Toys: LEGO Miniman turns the big 3-0!

The LEGO Miniman turns the big 3-0 today! The 'over the hill' celebration is in full effect over at

1978 Police Officer minifigure

According to, the LEGO minifigure represents the world's largest population of people! Over 4 billion minifigures have been produced in the last 30 years. There are over 3,000 varieties of the LEGO miniman.

The Miniman's blog hosts vintage LEGO commercials, a "Go Miniman Go" fan challenge and even boasts an interactive LEGO Miniman Timeline where you can view the original seven Minimen and check out the Minimen of today including SpongeBob and Harry Potter.

1978 Space Astronaut / 1989 Pirate

2002 Harry Potter / 2006 Sponge Bob

I don't know about you but I can't resist picking up the retro & quirky collection of 5 famous figures through the years...from the vintage 1978 Astronaut to the 2002 Mad Scientist. I found the link to the Lego shop to pick up the Vintage MF Collection Vol.1:

For a more modern twist on these classic yellow & plastic men, check out the blog for Band of Outsiders LEGO® project - this site celebrates the little man's Bday with a collection of photos and also information on their miniman T-shirts that will be available soon.

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