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LEGO Up-Scaled Minifigure Overview

As we discussed at the beginning of the month, June brought us a whole range of new LEGO sets, but there is one that we haven’t talked about yet; the #40649 LEGO Up-Scaled Minifigure.

This brick-built poseable up-scaled minifigure looks just like the one found in front of the LEGO Campus in Billund and has a movable head, arms, legs, and hands. It also features an opening hat that hides a standard-size minifig inside that appears to control the upscaled minifigure. The model stands over 10.5 in. (27 cm) tall and makes an appealing piece for display anywhere.

In the video-review below, you can see how the set is built as well as its features.

It’s also worth noting that this is the fourth upscaled minifigure LEGO released in recent times. The #76393 LEGO Up-Scaled Harry Potter & Hermione Granger figures were released in 2021, and the #40504 LEGO Up-Scaled Classic Pirate is exclusively available at the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark. I think collectors will be very tempted to get all four (and any more that might come in the future).

A great feature of these up-scaled minifigures is that you can fairly easily customize them as they are built from mostly simple LEGO elements. And you can even mix them up to make your own up-scaled minifigures.

Although the Harry Potter minifigs are now retired and the pirate is a LEGO House exclusive, the blue and red up-scaled minifig is currently available at the LEGO Minifigures section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the upscaled minifigures? Do you have any of them already? How do you display them? Are you planning to collect them? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Ray Kremer June 5, 2023, 9:46 AM

    I would also count the giant Ant Man from 76051 and giant Ares from 76075.

    The pilot seat in the hat is a nice touch, making this technically a mecha, haha.

    • Håkan June 5, 2023, 11:16 AM

      There were some similar head controls in the Ducktales episode “Robot Robbers”, loosely based on the Carl Barks Scrooge comic “The Giant Robot Robbers”, where the Beagle Boys took control of the robots.

  • MagickChicken June 5, 2023, 12:51 PM

    I really wish the pirate wasn’t a House exclusive, it is really amazing.

    I might pick this one up, but I’d love to see a classic Space astronaut.

    • Okosh June 5, 2023, 9:01 PM

      OMG! Me too!

      • Pepper June 5, 2023, 9:38 PM

        I bet it’s already in the works. 😀

  • AdamZ June 5, 2023, 10:56 PM

    The pirate is really incredible. They should release it as a regular set. I mean, how many people are able to go do Billund?

  • Zelda123 June 5, 2023, 11:02 PM

    They could make a whole series of these. Definitely better than then wooden minifig they did a few years ago.

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