To begin with, there were around 20 different LEGO minifigure characters, including a police officer, doctor, firefighter, knight and astronaut. But in the four decades since, the number of minifigures available has risen to more than 8,000.
How many types of LEGO figures are there?
When the minifigure first came out, LEGO started with about 20 characters—including an astronaut, a police officer, a doctor, and a knight—all of which had the same black eyes and smiles. Four decades later, there are now 650 different face designs and 8000 different characters.
Why are LEGO minifigures so expensive?
LEGO collaborates with highly popular brands like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Winnie the Pooh, Toy Story, Harry Potter, and Marvel, which means high licensing fees. Although licensing fees may form part of the cost the end consumer pays for their LEGO set, most costs come from the number of pieces in a set.
How thick is a LEGO brick?
The height of a LEGO brick is around 9.6 millimeters. The length and width of a 1×1 LEGO brick are 8 millimeters, which means that for every additional part of a brick (e.g. 2×1), every part adds up 8 more millimeters, which means that the width is 16 millimeters and the length is 8 millimeters.