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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