LEGO minifigures are more than little people…

by admin on April 13, 2012

in Community Articles

(Written by Legodude19)

LEGO minifigures are more than little plastic people… they are in fact an OBSESSION! Watch out, or they will take over your life! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I have to confess; collecting LEGO minifigures is a large part of why I sink most of my money into LEGO. If you are like me, one of the best parts of getting a new LEGO set is putting the little people together, and seeing whether they make it up to your expectations. So after a couple years of this youโ€™re bound to have a LOT of LEGO minifigs,ย right? ๐Ÿ˜€

So, what do you DO with all those LEGO minifigures? After a little while the excitement of having your evil knights hang a poor little good soldier on the wall probably wears off, and you begin to realize that the fun behind LEGO minifigs really isnโ€™t playing with them. Itโ€™s collecting them!!!

Just like with collecting stamps, coins, and Beanie Babies (is there anyone who still does that?), your obsession grows and grows and you find yourself with a TON of LEGO minifigs! If you are a TFOL (teen-fan-of-LEGO) you can also use collecting as an excuse to still โ€œplayโ€ with LEGO. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, how many LEGO minifigures do you own? I have about 100 LEGO Star Wars minifigures (pictured below):

Do you have a favorite LEGO theme from which you collect the minifigures? LEGO Star Wars is theย theme I collect. Or do you really like collecting LEGO Ninjago? Or some other theme? You probably also have one set of people, or one minifig thatโ€™s your most prized. Which one? By far the highlight of my collection isย the Jedi:

Do you go out and try to get the exclusive LEGO minifigures? Like a golden C-3PO? Or a chrome Stormtrooper? I have the Celebration Luke and Han that are pretty special.

What character do you want the most? Have you always tried to get a Lord Garmadon from LEGO Ninjago, but just couldnโ€™t get your hands on him? Or like me, have you always wanted a LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett? ๐Ÿ˜›

Now it is your turn! Please share in the comments section below:

  1. What is your favorite theme to get LEGO minifigs from?
  2. Which is your most precious minifig?
  3. Which LEGO minifigures do you really want to get?
  4. Roughly how many minifigures do you have?

You might also want to check out the LEGO Minifigures section, the LEGO Star Wars section, or the LEGO Ninjago section. Also the LEGOย Castle theme and the upcoming LEGO Lord of the Rings themeย come withย great minifigures that would appeal to collectors.ย So let me know what you think! Thanks for sharing, and for reading my first post here! ๐Ÿ™‚

{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

admin April 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM

115 minifigs are totally awesome! Nothing unfortunate about that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tobymacboy April 20, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I will I will be posting it on may the 4th (official star wars day)

Tobymacboy April 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Hmmm… looks great and it was one of the first LSW sets ever made. But he is missing a cape.

Tobymacboy May 4, 2012 at 9:05 PM


gid617 May 9, 2012 at 10:48 AM

I have 124 or 23 minifigures, although I got the Lumberjack after I took the following pictures so he isn’t there ๐Ÿ™
Thease are all my minifigs and and the other picture is my favorite minifigures:

admin May 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Very nice collection! Also envy your baseplates! ๐Ÿ˜‰

gid617 May 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

that’s about all the baseplates of that kind I have! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tobymacboy May 12, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Ok , here are my pictures. There are more Legos than this. I have 1 shoe box full of minifigures (city , batman , ect.) and one full of vehicles and another for vintage vehicles. I also have a display case with 3 NBA minifigures and 3 minifigs I made at the Lego store. Last but not least , I have a series 7 display case that has 4 rare minifigs (1980’s to 2008) and , my fave discontinued theme , POWER MINERS. My fave theme is Star Wars
Fave minifig I have: Battle damaged Anakin (2010) , and Jedi Knight Anakin (2012).
Fave minifig that I DON’T have: Boba Fett with the original combined helment-and-jetpack piece.
Number of minifigures : 147 80% star wars.

admin May 12, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Love your black minifigure display-case on the first picture! Yeah, Power Miners was awesome! Nice use of the metal-bars on the second picture for displaying your minifigs! ๐Ÿ˜€

Tobymacboy May 12, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Thanks! I use it for special minifigs. The r2-d2 in the display case is misprinted. It came from Anakins Jedi Interceptor. And I didn’t have anything else to do with the lego magnets so I put a captioned minifigure and a minifigure of myself on the metal bars. There is a ninja on a magnet on the metal bar not seen in the picture. Like 5000 Bricks and recieve updates at

Legodude19 May 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM

I have that same Boba Fett clock. I was gonna get the DV one for Christmas but when I opened it it didn’t work. Very Nice collection, that emperor’s shuttle looks a lot bigger than I imagined…….

Legodude19 May 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM

and where on earth did you get that grey baseplate? Its massive…….

Lego universe May 12, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Guys anyone know where u can get kai but with classic lego smile cause i really want to make an exact replica of my character on lego universe

Lego universe those were the good times

Tobymacboy May 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Toys r us. It cost about $15 i think. My mom bought it for me for easter. OH! and did you pay full price for your boba fett clock ? Kuz i got mine for $4! And the Emperor’s shuttle is very large. It took me about 2 hours to build it Christmas day. It is one of my fave sets.

Tobymacboy May 12, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Just buy Kai in the small ambush set he comes in and you can purchase the classic head on ebay.

Legodude19 May 12, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I think it was full price, but it was a replacement for a christmas gift.

admin May 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Yeah, it is sad the LU is gone! As far as your LU character, why don’t you just get a head with the classic smile and put it on a Kai minifig. Classic smile heads are readily available. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Secret Sasuto June 9, 2012 at 1:33 AM

2.Kai ZX
3.Um…I want…. THE GREEN NINJA!!!
4.I think i’m very weak on lego-i have around 9 minifigs and i don’t know where are the 5.So i have…4

pythin June 13, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Admin, I see you watch starwars the clonewars because of the custom minifigure on picture #1 on the right hand side at the very end.

pythin June 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM


#2.Watto from “Watto’s Junkyard

#3.Poggle the Lesser (custom)

#4.Around 300

admin June 14, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Pythin, I’m a huge Star Wars fan, but please note this article was not written by me, nor are the pictures mine. ๐Ÿ˜‰
I do not collect SW minifigs as I’m afraid I would go broke. I do have a few I just couldn’t resist, but in general I try to stay away from them. ๐Ÿ™

Legodude19 June 14, 2012 at 9:21 AM

I was wondering, you mentioned having a few star wars minifigs that you couldn’t resist. Which are they?

Legodude19 June 14, 2012 at 9:28 AM

hmmmm, which one are you talking about? The only minifig I’ve ever gotten outside of a LEGO product was the Mace Windu one. Is that the one you are talking about? I don’t think he is a custom ( even though his head stud doesn’t have that little grey patch most minifigs have and I don’t know why ) he was bought third party. I think its the same minifig that came with that republic assault ship thing from a couple years back.

btw, I do watch the Clone Wars, and believe me they are great!

admin June 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Ahem… I actually just counted my Star Wars minifigs, and I have exactly 50. I mean the ones I haven’t taken apart. I guess I’m addicted already. Seriously; I have no idea how they sneaked into my house! I thought I only had a few. Resistance is futile! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

But my favorites are the female Jedi; particularly Aayla Secura, Ahsoka and Shaak Ti. And I’m definitely getting that female dancer from Jabba’s palace (forgot her name). I also like Stormtroopers and clone-troopers, so I have quite a few of those. And I love the Endor camo rebels! I don’t really use them for Star Wars though, but as Marines. In fact that is something I often do; use SW torsos and other parts for my other minifigs. Like I love all the Jedi robes and have tons of those because they are very useful for peasants in pretty much any setting. And I use the black Sith robes for my ninja. 8)

Legodude19 June 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM

WOW. They really are devious are they not?? I think her name is Oola btw. Have you ever taken shaak-ti or Ashoka’s head pieces and used them on an egyptian? hahahahaha

admin June 14, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Oh, yes! In fact I have a whole Egyptian army using Ahsoka’s and Nute Gunray’s headgear! I painted them of course. They look sweet! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Legodude19 June 14, 2012 at 10:01 PM

dang. ๐Ÿ˜€

admin June 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM

What? You use them that way too? ๐Ÿ™‚

Legodude19 June 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM

no. ๐Ÿ™‚ just didn’t you actually did when I asked thats all. ๐Ÿ™‚

Legoboy June 18, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I play with mine (I’m 15 k?) I got over 200 and I collected them when I was 3 stopped at about 15 and in 2009 I got the clone battle pack, this kid in front of me got the Chrome Darth Vader if I remember, rushing home thinking I would get one, never got one, I almost cried… Since then in 3 years I have brought over 180 figures ๐Ÿ˜€

2 I will do anything for the following: Chrome C3-po,Chrome Darth or even the shiny Stormy, the prices for these are disgusting, they’re supposed to be played with not sold for over ยฃ100!

3 Either my Emperors Guard, Darth Vader or maybe even my Batman

4 209

Legodude19 June 18, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Glad to hear you are a dedicated TFOL. ๐Ÿ™‚ Did you say you actually stopped collecting????? :O

Legoboy June 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Yes, I stopped when I was 5, I put in 15 by accident XD then got back when I was 12…

Good news everyone! Buying the TC-14 next month using all my pocket money, mom and dad are not happy paying that much for a plastic toy ๐Ÿ˜›

admin June 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Awesome! I think you will be happy with it! It is a super special minifig! ๐Ÿ™‚

Legoboy June 20, 2012 at 5:58 AM

Thanks, question, do you think it will go up in price like the chrome C3-PO did?

Legodude19 June 20, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Glad to hear you still collect. ๐Ÿ™‚

nace10 July 13, 2012 at 12:36 PM

LOL! TobyMacBoy’s Minifig changed his hair and is riding around your armies! ๐Ÿ˜†
( I know it’s really just the skateboarder from Series Four, but custoumised.)

nace10 July 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I have like more than 30!

Tobymacboy July 15, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Well , i was born blonde , but the color changed ๐Ÿ™‚

Tobymacboy July 15, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Im on patrol. LOL

cam July 18, 2012 at 4:07 PM

oh my god, how long did it take you to collect all of them?

nace10 (Noah M.) July 29, 2012 at 2:52 PM

I was too, but now i’m dirty blonde.

williamb4 December 28, 2012 at 4:30 AM

1. My favourite theme is Lego Star Wars
2. My most precious minifigure is my Shirtless Darth Maul
3. I would love the White Boba Fett
4. I have roughly 30 Minifigures

Bilbo Baggins of the Shire January 30, 2013 at 5:39 PM

i have about roughly 300 figs.

Bilbo Baggins of the Shire January 30, 2013 at 5:43 PM

my favorite minifigure is my lego jay zx.

Lava Wolf April 6, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Collecting Beanie Babies is less weird than this.

Lol June 20, 2013 at 11:24 AM

My favourite is my aqua man from lego super heroes

Bohrok Tru July 30, 2013 at 12:58 AM

My fave minifig? Hum.. lemme think for a-MRGOLD!!!!!!! ALL ELSE IS OBSOLETE!!! HE HAS TAKEN OVER MY LIFE!!!

admin July 30, 2013 at 9:41 AM

LOL! Be careful! Too shiny people like that can’t be trusted. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

legodude19 July 31, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Haha ya!

Bohrok Tru August 1, 2013 at 2:24 PM

I dont trust shiny people normally, but I somehow trust this lil guy. Besides, I’ve cleaned my lego mound of EVERY GOLD/SHINYGOLD PIECE I HAVE, AND MADE A PALACE FOR HIM!! heh heh, cant let all that work go to waste huh?

admin August 1, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Oh, dear… I think it is too late to save you! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Bohrok Tru August 2, 2013 at 8:51 PM

heh heh heh, I’ll send you a pic of it when I get home

admin August 3, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Sounds good! ๐Ÿ™„

conan September 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Just bouught the black pearl lego ship anf the pirate from mini figs series 8…thid is just the begining lol

Mauro October 14, 2013 at 5:35 AM

I collect any theme of minifig LEGO. I have got all series from 1 to 11 and a lot of other themes like Star wars, pirate of carribean, city, heros marvel ect. At the moment I would collecting all the characters of the Lord of the Rings :-). I love the mifig. It’s like a drug you always want more.

admin October 14, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Mauro, yeah, those little guys have a tendency to take over your place… and your wallet… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nick November 10, 2013 at 5:04 PM

My favorite minifigure is the darth vader with the medal

Wade Taggart September 11, 2014 at 12:39 PM

1: Mostly Star Wars, though I ‘ve been itching to “expand my horizons”, so to speak.
2: Darth Maul with robot legs.
3: I’ve made a goal to collect the ENTIRE minifigures series 12.
4: Who can tell? My dad gave me HIS lego collection when I was little, and I’ve been hooked ever since ( I am 15.)

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