For any hardcore fan of LEGO, having yourself immortalised as an official LEGO minifigure can be the highest honour. But you might think that’s not the case if you’re already famous. On some level, it’s nice to think that the stars of Hollywood are bigger than the branding that’s associated with LEGO and its licenses, but it turns out that no matter how famous you are, it’s still a prestige to be acknowledged and embodied as plastic minifigure that will live for eternity (well, almost that long).
Let’s take a look at some Hollywood Stars who loved to pose with minifigures of themselves, whether official figs from sets or custom fan creations.
The Korean-French-Russian beauty, Pom Klementieff shot to Hollywood stardom following her role as Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and eventually reprising it Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game. She received her minifigure on her birthday thanks to LEGO. Whoever is in LEGO’s PR really did a great job in timing (or perhaps was it also because it was a few days before the opening of GOTG2 in the US on May the 5th). Either way, what a great celebration to have!
— Pom Klementieff (@PomKlementieff) May 4, 2017
Mark Hamill talks to LEGO Luke Skywalker in this fun video. It’s an ingenious idea for marketing. It may not quite be Mark endorsing the minifigure as such, but it’s a nice little production by the folks from Star Wars UK. We definitely would love to see more video shorts like these from LEGO and Star Wars. Fun fact: As of September 2018, according to Brickset, Mark Hamill holds the record for having the most number of minifigure versions that an actor is associated with, for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker!
What happened when Mark Hamill @HamillHimself met @LEGO_Group Luke Skywalker? This is not going to go the way you think… #TheLastJedi is in cinemas NOW. Book tickets: https://t.co/oxz6IrwqUR pic.twitter.com/UtZOrfIkwc
— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) December 15, 2017
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny
Fans of Science Fiction Alien Drama will instantly recognise the dynamic duo of Mulder and Scully from X-Files back in the early ’90s. These aren’t officially produced LEGO minifigures, but custom minifigures created by Brent Waller for a LEGO IDEAS submission that originally failed, but not before it caught the attention of the staff of Gillian Anderson. If you’re interested in the full story, we have it right here with an interview with Brent Waller that we covered a while ago. Since then the IDEAS project has been re-submitted and approved, so if you’re really interested in seeing the pair come to life as official minifigures, you can check out the new project over at the LEGO IDEAS page.
Time to start an X-Files Lego campaign?! pic.twitter.com/w0Y07ynRPf
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) July 24, 2015
Another custom minifigure that made a Hollywood A-lister happy is Shaun from Shaun of the Dead, played by Simon Pegg. Custom brick toy company BrickArms, owned and operated by Will Chapman, made a custom figure of Simon’s character from the cult classic, and it wasn’t long before Simon took notice. I guess the next best thing for huge LEGO fan like Will is to receive the acknowledgment of a happy client! Good news is, if you’re a fan of Simon and the movie, you can grab the custom minifigure right here.
With the release of the LEGO Friends Central Perk Set, we have a few more celebrities to add to the famous minifigures list. Matthew Perry seems to have an early set, as the Ideas set hasn’t even hit the streets yet. Hopefully, we’ll get a version of the popular “posing with himself” shot in the near future.
— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) August 8, 2019
I built the Friends lego set. I made myself Batman. But that’s neither here nor there. I’m Batman.
— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) August 24, 2019
A bit like Mark Hamill’s video, Jason Momoa, aka Aquaman, features in this special promotional snippet for the launch of the downloadable content of The Lego DC Super-Villians LEGO Game. This promo is for the version of Aquaman which Jason played in his blockbuster movie, instead of the generic Aquaman minifigure that was included in the launch version of the game. If you haven’t already played the game, maybe it’s time to do so?
— LEGO DC Super-Villains (@LEGODCGame) December 4, 2018
Chris Pratt is so popular that he’s got minifigures of himself as four characters spanning three different franchises! He’s got Emmet Brickowski from The Lego Movies, Star-Lord from the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Owen Grady from Jurassic World. Oh, and let’s not forget Rex Dangervest, also from The LEGO Movie 2. He’s our favourite of the lot because we know Chris really digs all his LEGO minifigures and has countless hours of fun with them. We’re tempted to award the throne to Chris as the biggest Celebrity Fan of LEGO, but we hear there are a few contenders so we’ll have to make that another article. Really though, watch the videos on Chris’s Instagram if you don’t believe us.
One actor who may be familiar to hardcore LEGO Star Wars fans is Kevin Layne, following the way his character Finch Dallow spawned a mad dash for the Resistance Bomber set. LEGO pulled a switcheroo mid-production, with some sets featuring a generic character and some having the character that Kevin played in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We covered everything you need to know about this special minifigure in our feature article. Below, you can see how excited Kevin is unboxing his LEGO sets! He looks very much like we do with our regular sets!
The Cast of The Hobbit
This is a cool one. LEGO managed to gather the much of the leading cast of the Hobbit movies to pose with their LEGO minifigures. That’s one heck of a PR stunt to pull off, but well-executed indeed! The best part about this is that every Hobbit was in full dress and makeup!
Bonus round! That last photo of Martin Freeman with his Bilbo minifigure was so famous that it was used as a reference in the end credits roll of The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies, but with the minifigure replaced with an Acorn!
There you have it, celebrity fans of LEGO! Who’s your favourite? Did we miss any? Let us know so we can feature a follow-up article!