Recently entertainment website IGN interviewed Tara Wike, Design Manager for the LEGO Collectible Minifigures. The discussion is quite interesting and includes some fun details about how Tara got the job of being the lead designer for the LEGO Collectible Minifigs, how minifigs are selected for each series, the LEGO Minifigures Online game, and more. 🙂
In the interview Max Scoville from IGN also asks some really good questions, like will there ever be a LEGO Star Wars Collectible Minifig series, or a throwback series bringing back popular characters from the past. Max is obviously quite familiar with the LEGO scene, and it is funny how he is mostly distracted during the interview by assembling the minifigures. Watch the full interview below.
It is always nice to hear from LEGO designers and get a more intimate look at who is behind the various LEGO sets and minifigures. I liked Tara’s point that the LEGO Collectible Minifigures are meant to be story-starters rather than just something to collect. The series are obviously very popular with LEGO fans, and it seems that LEGO is going to continue to produce them as long as there is demand, and they can introduce new characters. The next LEGO Collectible Minifigures will be available in September, and in the meantime you can check out the current series at the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How did you like the interview? Did you learn something new and interesting? Do you collect the LEGO Collectible Minifigures? Do they inspire you to come up with stories and scenes? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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