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Miniature Catalog Details The History Of LEGO Figurines

Miniature Catalog Details The History Of LEGO Figurines
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DK Books publish a visual history of the toy company's minifigures for their 35th Anniversary.

Ross Brooks
  • 4 october 2013

The LEGO Minifigure reached the ripe-old age of 35 this year, and to celebrate, the company has teamed up with DK Books to publish a visual history called LEGO Minifigure Year by Year. The new book catalogues the life of the minifigure since their creation in 1978, and has even been made into a miniature version that the little guys and girls can read themselves.

Measuring just 20mm x 17mm, the hardbound book is a 1:15 scale replica of its human-sized counterpart, making it a future collectors’ item of the publishing world. Just because no release would be complete without a book launch, DK held an event complete with miniature cocktails and pint-sized canapés at the Brick Lane bookshop in East London.

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A who’s who of the UK’s most famous faces, journalists and paparazzi (LEGO-sized, of course), were invited to celebrate 35 years since the first minifigures invaded bedroom floors everywhere, while being treated to an exclusive glimpse of the book’s tiny pages.

Simon Beecroft, Publishing Director of Licensing at DK, shed some light on the scaled-down press event:

During the making of the book, it occurred to us that we should also make a version solely for the minifigures. We thought it would be fun to make a hardback that they could actually hold, and even host their own book launch in a minifigure-sized book shop. They have the largest population on earth and it seemed like the perfect 35th birthday present.

Going on sale this week, the book features over 2,000 minifigures, many of which were sourced and borrowed from LEGO collectors around the world. It even includes a whole host of rare or previously unseen models, as well as an incredible amount of interesting facts to keep you amused throughout.

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In the name of adding to your collection, the book also comes embedded with three iconic minifigures – a LEGO Townsperson, LEGO Star Wars™ Stormtrooper and a LEGO City Robber.

LEGO Minifigure Year by Year

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