LEGO recently uploaded a really interesting video on their YouTube channel about how LEGO minifigures are made. We have seen videos from the LEGO factory before, but I particularly like this one as it focuses only on the making of Series 20 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures that were released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the collection. It shows the process from printing and assembling the body parts all the way to packaging. You can watch the video below.
Ever wondered how LEGO Minifigures are made? Watch this video to discover the amazing building process behind the LEGO minifigure!
It’s mesmerizing to watch those machines at work, isn’t it? If you haven’t gotten them already, Series 20 of the Collectible Minifigs with 16 characters is still available if you would like to get them. Another full series that’s currently available is the DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigs with 16 licensed characters. There are also some smaller minifig packs from LEGO City and LEGO Ninjago. I particularly like the LEGO City Fairground Minifigs Set, as it includes some unique minifigs and accessories. You can check them out all at the LEGO Minifigures section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Did you learn anything interesting from the video? What other part of the production process would you like to see? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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I heard that these minifigs are made in the China factory. Is that still true?
They have the neck prints. I think the Chinese made minifigs don’t have neck prints.
I believe originally they were made in China by a contracted company. This was before the LEGO factory opened there. As far as I know, they have been brought in-house. Same thing with the packaging. That’s why it got bigger. 🙂
I would love to visit the factory! It’s so cool to see all those machines working. As far as I know, most of the factory is completely automated and humans are only doing the monitoring.
Same. I would love to visit the factory. Does anyone know if the factory in Mexico has tours? Or it’s only Billund?
” heads up” lol. This was fun to watch and can see where things can go wrong if things aren’t calculated correctly. I wonder if Lego can show pictures of minifigure assembly mishaps?
Haha! Like factory bloopers! People would love it, but I don’t think it would be good for their image. 😀
Sometimes odd pieces do make it into sets. I have some funny misprints and other people have them too. They are often worth more than the normal print and some people collect them.
I have one old “smiley” head with the face printed too down low, I believe. I figured I could do a stop-motion animation and have the minifig “nod” in response. Quite a cheap trick, but I guess it would make people curious…
I would love to see that! 😀
I saw some similar video from the Kladno factory, earlier. The biggest difference is that it contains a lot more machine sounds. (And you also could spot occasional mistakes with parts having slipped off the conveyor belt…)
Very cool! 😀