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How Many LEGO Minifigures Are There? (And Other Fun Facts)

How Many LEGO Minifigures Are There? (And Other Fun Facts)

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Ever thought about how vast the world of LEGO minifigures is? It’s not just huge—it’s epic. So let’s dive into some numbers and stories that make the LEGO universe incredibly special (and worth collecting).

Lets start with some big numbers: 


Billions and Counting

Yes, you read that right. As of 2020, over 4 billion LEGO minifigures have been produced globally since they first popped up in 1978. That's a lot of tiny plastic people!

A colorful assortment of LEGO minifigures scattered on a white surface, displaying a variety of characters including a figure in a black ninja outfit, one wearing a purple top hat, and another dressed as a clown


For the Collectors

Since 2010, LEGO Minifigures has been a gold mine for collectors. With 691 unique minifigures spread across 44 series, it’s like the ultimate Easter egg hunt for grown-ups.

16406 different minifigures, released over 51 years, according to Bricklink Data.



So Many Themes, So Many Minifigures

There have been 16,406 different minifigure characters ever produced (as of April 2024).


Here’s the rundown on the top 10 themes with the most characters:

 

  1. Town: Tops the chart with 3,492 minifigures.
  2. Star Wars: A galaxy not so far away with 1,389 minifigures.
  3. Duplo: Even the little ones have 1,066 figures to play with.
  4. Super Heroes: Saving the day with 976 characters.
  5. Ninjago: Spinning into action with 806 ninjas.
  6. Collectible Minifigures: The treasure trove has 765 figures.
  7. Friends: Hanging out with 740 minifigures.
  8. Harry Potter: Wizarding world magic with 520 characters.
  9. Castle: Royal adventures with 602 figures.
  10. Disney: Where 310 dreams come true.

*** These numbers are based on Bricklink data (owned by The Lego Group) as of April 2024.

 

 

four lego driods from the star wars series.

 

If you ever find yourself need to find your favorite minifigure, without buying an entire set just to get it, head over to our ↳Minifigure store for an ever-expanding stock of authentic minifigs.

 


 


Guinness World Record Alert

Imagine owning 9,079 LEGO minifigures.

Kyle Ugone in San Diego did just that and made it into the Guinness Book of World Records on April 14, 2022. He currently holds the record for the largest collection of Lego minifigures

 

white and black lego toy


More Minifigures Than Humans?

In 2015 alone, over 725 million minifigures were made.

By 2018, according to Stack Exchange, estimates suggest there might have been 7.9 billion minifigures out there—possibly outnumbering humans at the time!


The Most Expensive LEGO Minifigure

The most expensive LEGO minifigure is the Solid Gold 14K C-3PO, which is valued at around $200,000. Only 5 of these were ever made, making it exceptionally rare and a collector's dream.

Sidenote: Not everyone has $200,000 in their pocket, the good news is that our custom designed ↳Studbee Brickhead kits are very affordable. 

 

custom designed brickheadz with lego bricks

Check our custom designed Studby Brickheadz characters.

 

Wrapping Up

There’s no end in sight for the growth of LEGO minifigures. They're not just toys; they're a phenomenon that keeps expanding, intriguing, and entertaining us.

 

Cover photo by Nik on Unsplash

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