Today, minifigs are of course my favorite aspect of playing with LEGO, mainly because minifigs represent infinite possibilities.
Former LEGOLAND Master Model Designer Mariann Asanuma puts it best: “Minifigs, in all their countless varieties, are one of the best things that LEGO ever invented.” Indeed.
Naturally, the Internet is abuzz with congratulatory messages for our little plastic friends.
If you’re interested in reading all about how the minifig was invented, you can read Minifig History on Minifig.co.uk.
It may just be another day at the office for Justin Vaughn:
But Michael Jasper, the Leonardo da Vinci of minifig builders, conveniently updates his “Things” folder with a pair of tricycles:
There’s a surprising turn of events in this birthday scene by J.R. Schwartz:
So, a very happy birthday to the LEGO minifig! I hope I’m still playing with minifigs when I’m 63, and then again when I’m 93.