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How Small are the LEGO Disney Micro Mini-Dolls?

We already talked about the four new LEGO Disney Storybook Adventures sets that were released earlier this year (see: LEGO Disney Storybook Collection Review). Since then, I have been asked repeatedly to provide some comparison pictures between the new, very tiny, and very cute Disney micro mini-dolls and regular minifigs and mini-dolls. It’s hard to comprehend how small they are without seeing them in person, or at least by seeing some comparison pictures. So here we go.

Just to recap, there are four sets in the LEGO Disney Storybook collection each with several of the new micro mini-dolls. The #43174 LEGO Disney Mulan’s Storybook Adventures comes with two versions of versions Mulan (girly in a dress and as a warrior) and Li Shang. The #43175 LEGO Disney Anna and Elsa’s Storybook Adventures comes with Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff. The #43176 LEGO Disney Ariel’s Storybook Adventures comes with two versions of Ariel (princess and mermaid) and Prince Eric. And the #43177 LEGO Disney Belle’s Storybook Adventures comes with Belle and the Beast, who can transform into Prince Adam by changing his headgear.

All of the micro mini-dolls have a solid body that can be attached to a single stud (so mini-dolls with pants have fused legs). The hands have a tiny hole to “hold” mini-doll accessories with a small peg, like bows, flowers, etc.) The outside circumference of the hands is just a tad smaller than a standard rod (lightsaber blade), so some of the tighter clips can grab onto them and they can also be held by minifig hands.

The heads and hairpieces for the micro mini-dolls are the same size as standard mini-doll heads/hairpieces from the LEGO Friends and Disney lines. And, of course, because minifig and mini-doll hairpieces and headgear are already compatible, you can use all standard minifig hair/headgear on all the micro mini-dolls.

And yes, the heads are disproportionately large compared to the bodies, but that’s what makes them so cute and childlike. Below you can see the regular versions and the micro mini-doll versions of Ariel. Note the enlarged, cartoonish eyes of the micro dolls, which makes them look even more cartoony. If you want, you can use the regular mini-doll heads with smaller eyes and that combo is very cute as well.

Because of their small size and child-like features, the micro mini-dolls work very well as small children next to standard mini-dolls. They can be the little brothers and sisters of LEGO Friends characters. Most of them have general enough clothing that you can put them in any era.

Or, you could also use the micro mini-dolls as dolls/puppets/mannequins with regular LEGO minifigures. Frankly, I think they work just fine as baby brothers and sisters even with minifigs. Yes, the body shape is different, but because the hairpieces/headgear are the same as regular minifigs, they blend in well enough in my opinion.

In the picture below, you can see how the micro mini-dolls compare to a LEGO trophy figure (far left), a LEGO minifig baby (second from the left), and an old LEGO Games figure (far right).

The following picture is a comparison between LEGO’s micro mini-dolls and the Mega Construx World of Yootz micro dolls, which were released a few years before LEGO made their own version. Note that the MCX dolls also have fused legs that stand on one stud, but their hands are standard minifig/mini-doll size, and their arms and hips are movable (so they can sit down).

This next picture is the happy meeting between a bunch of different mini-doll size figures from different companies; Mega Construx American Girl (tallest blonde girl with glasses), Mega Construx Wellie Wishers (yellow dress), Edith from the Mega Construx Despicable Me collection (pink beanie), a Mega Construx World of Yootz micro doll (green hat),  a Playmobil child (purple dress), a Playmobil baby (pink shirt with flowers), LEGO minifigs, a LEGO baby, a couple of LEGO micro-figures, LEGO mini-dolls, and LEGO micro mini-dolls.

To conclude, I’m really happy that LEGO finally made micro- mini-dolls. Currently, they are only used in the above-mentioned LEGO Disney Storybook Adventures sets, but I’m hoping they will also be used in other mini-doll themes as children. In fact, I have been wanting a mini-doll child since Emily Jones little sister, Sophie Jones were introduced in the LEGO Elves story. In the animated series she was clearly a child, much younger and shorter than Emily, yet in the accompanying LEGO sets she was just a regular mini-doll, the same size as Emily. If you would like to check out the LEGO Disney Storybook Adventures sets to get your own micro mini-dolls, visit the LEGO Disney section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Disney micro mini-dolls? Do you have any of them already? Would you like LEGO to use them more frequently in LEGO mini-doll sets? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • jabber-baby-wocky May 12, 2020, 11:14 AM

    OMG! SO tiny! I think their eyes are a bit too oversized. I prefer the regular friends eyes. They are cute already. I envy your doll collection!

  • LegoMom May 12, 2020, 11:20 AM

    Okay, now I have to get myself those micro mini dolls. They are really cute! And where did you get those Mega micro dolls? I have never seen those before. It seems like they also work well as children with the mini dolls. Their style is very similar.

    • Thita (admin) May 12, 2020, 3:57 PM

      The Mega Construx micro dolls are from the World of Yootz line, which was later simply renamed to Worlds. I don’t think they were ever available in stores. I got mine on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Wpt0FJ

  • j.j. May 12, 2020, 12:55 PM

    Ohh! Playmobile figures! I haven’t see those in years! I agree with one of the other commenters above that while I like the micro minidolls, there eyes are a bit too big for my liking.

    • Håkan May 12, 2020, 3:21 PM

      I believe Playmobil still does quite well in Europe. Although toy stores in general tend to shut down regularly…

      • Thita (admin) May 12, 2020, 3:59 PM

        Palymobil was actually doing pretty well here too. They recently expanded to Wal-Mart, and they have an excellent online shop. They were just about to release more sets in stores when the whole COVID thing happened.

        • Håkan May 13, 2020, 4:12 PM

          Ah, yeah. Unlike Lego, I believe USA wasn’t a primary market for them. They focused more directly on Western Europe.

          • Håkan May 13, 2020, 5:49 PM
          • Thita (admin) May 14, 2020, 10:29 AM

            Yeah, and I’m so jealous of the amazing figures that are available in Europe and were never brought to the U.S.! I imported some of them from Spain, Germany, and Malta (apparently they have a factory there) for my smallish Playmobil castle setup, but it’s too expensive to get them on a regular basis due to shipping fees.

  • Nofakebricks May 12, 2020, 1:30 PM

    Oh my gosh! Look at Mulan! Adorable! And is that yellow bike Lego or Mega, or something else?

    • Thita (admin) May 12, 2020, 3:58 PM

      Yes, the yellow bike is from Mega. Because it’s for the micro dolls, it’s smaller than the regular LEGO bike. I should have probably taken a comparison picture with that one too. 🙂

      • Håkan May 13, 2020, 4:49 PM

        That sounds cute. I’d love to see that!

        • Thita (admin) May 14, 2020, 10:41 AM

          I might do an update article on different bikes and motorcycles. I don’t have the new motorcycle from LEGO though, so I will have to get one of those to do that. I put it on the list. 🙂

  • TomTom May 12, 2020, 1:38 PM

    The boy’s expression in the orange shirt is priceless. Exactly my thoughts on these mini-mini-dolls. 😀

    • Bat Princess May 13, 2020, 12:50 AM

      I have The Little Mermaid set. I wish they could sit like the MCX ones you have. I would prefer their hands be minifigure shaped instead of circle too. May get Mulan set for Shang. I like the idea of using them for little sis/bro. I was more thinking of using them as dolls for my Barbie dolls!!

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi May 12, 2020, 2:57 PM

    I love the last picture. I can visualize these figs next to each other much better. Thank you. Lovely collection, by the way.

  • legofam May 12, 2020, 4:17 PM

    Okay, you convinced me. I’m getting myself one of these storybooks. I love the pictures! 😀

  • walrusmaster May 12, 2020, 5:39 PM

    I wasn’t a fan of the minidolls at first, but now I kind of like them. I have to admit that lego knows how to make them look cute. And these tiny ones are even cuter. They know exactly how to suck in collectors. 😀

  • Rob May 13, 2020, 10:50 AM

    The Disney doll figures remind me of anime characters with those eyes. On a side-note for a moment I was a little confused with Prince Adam as with the hair he looks quite feminine; cute, but I was wondering if someone swapped his head with Belle’s or some other Disney Princess, lol! Maybe in some future B&B remake we find Adam has a sister named Adelle?

    • Håkan May 13, 2020, 4:15 PM

      Hmmm, Prince Adam makes me think of the old Masters of the Universe franchise. But I think that overall, the male Friends characters tend to look quite feminine…

      • Rob May 13, 2020, 6:29 PM

        “By the Power of Grayskull!” Yeah, I remember when that ran on TV. Probably watched a couple of episodes, but not when anyone was looking. It was the 80’s an no teenager in that time ever watched cartoons/kids shows! 😀

    • Thita (admin) May 14, 2020, 10:25 AM

      I swapped out the face and hair for that picture. The clothing is pretty generic, so I was just demonstrating you can “dress them up” in different ways. And yeah, her name could very well be Adelle. 😀

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