Evolution of the Minifig Online Archive
Posted Jun 27 2013 - 09:10 PM
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Posted Jun 28 2013 - 09:56 AM
... I'm honestly not sure what I'm supposed to get out of this article. The hundred plus minifigure pictures are wonderful, and seeing when some of them debuted is pretty cool. But the year divisions seem arbitrary and there seems to be no organization of the pictures within each year division. And some themes seem to have been cut out from the photos completely. I didn't really like the author's attempt at being funny, either.
So I guess I'll just look at the pretty pictures and ignore everything else.
Posted Jun 28 2013 - 11:11 AM
Certainly shows the evolution of the minifig, but the list is somewhat incomplete still. I don't recall seeing super battledroids there for example. I think some of the dating is wrong as well, as I'm sure (to name just a couple of examples) battle droids and Hagrid came much earlier than 2006. I guess there also difficulties as to what classifies as a minifigure. There's a complete lack of the Bionicle playsets, and the Xalax lego racers drivers. But do any of those count as minifigures? I would've thought so.
Still, looking at some of the earlier minifigures has given me a lot of nostalgia regarding a castles set I used to play with at my grandparents. Seeing the minifigures made me look it up, and I never realised it was from as far back as 1984, a full decade before I was born. What's perhaps more boggling is seeing how much this set costs from new today.
The list also reminded me of the existance of lines I'd forgotten ever existed, specifically Lego studios. There were 4 minifigs for that theme I recognised, and it sure takes me back.
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Posted Jun 28 2013 - 11:47 AM
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