Today we celebrate a day that is easy to forget. We take for granted one of the most influential LEGO® creations, the minifigure.
Occasionally we will hear a story from a parent or grandparent talking about how LEGO was just a bunch of blocks when they were kids, just like how they had to walk 20 miles to school in the snow and it was uphill both ways. Many of us will not know the period prior to the first minifigure as we have always been granted the ability to role play and create with a medium that we could embody. While most of us did not become astronauts, knights or pirates we did get to be one in our toy room and in our dreams.
As kids we proudly exclaimed, "I am the blue space man!", "I am Iron Man!", or "I am the pirate!". It was the loud pour of the LEGO bricks onto the floor and the scramble to find the minifigures somewhere in the mess. It was a race to live the dream. Today this symbol is a key chain on our backpacks or a bumper sticker on our car. It is in the movies, on our desks at work and even in space! This creation is now the key to childhood and creativity no matter your age.
Over the next few days be prepared for more behind the scenes and historical images than you thought possible. Check out your favorite Recognized LEGO Fan Media sites (some listed below) as we have shared advertisements, facts and prototype images from the 1970s documenting the journey the minifigure has been on.
Please share your link if you also have published an article in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the MInifigure. With so many images released each site will most likely offer new content.
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