Category Archives: Minifigure Monday

Women in Medicine – Diverse Minifigures Series

This week we look at women in medicine as we continue the Diverse Minifigures Series. You might recall that last week we looked at the first female minifigure – a nurse. There have been several female nurses over the years. These have primarily been in Town and then later in City sets. However, rather than looking at LEGO® sets, I

Read more

Female Minifigures – Diverse Minifigures Series

To celebrate International Women’s Day March 8, we highlight the introduction of female minifigures as we continue the diverse minifigures series. Female minifigures first appeared two months after male minifigures were introduced in 1978. These first minifigures all had the same generic smiley face. Therefore, LEGO® identified female minifigures by adding longer hair. The very first female minifigure was a

Read more

Wheelchair User – Diverse Minifigures Series

This week the Diverse Minifigures Series takes a look at the first representation of a wheelchair user rather than at a specific character. As such, this article celebrates both this minifigure as well as the wheelchair itself. Last month we featured various minifigures to celebrate Black History Month including NBA players, Storm, and Mae Jemison. Over the next few weeks

Read more

Brickstock Fantasy Minifigures Series

For thirteen weeks spanning the end of 2021 and going into 2022, I shared my Brickstock Fantasy Minifigures Series as part of Minifigure Monday. The latter celebrates the classic LEGO® minifig in all its glorious forms. However, I decided to take a shot at designing my own characters for this series. Each character was based on a recording artist that

Read more

Storm – Diverse Minifigures Series

The diverse minifigures series continues to celebrate Black History Month. Last week we focussed on the first minifigures released with realistic skin tones – NBA Players. For the next decade, LEGO® continued to produce minifigures with realistic skin tones in their licensed themes. Interestingly, they were all male characters. Finally, in 2014 LEGO® released Storm, the first female minifigure in

Read more

Diverse Minifigures Series: NBA Players

Minifigure Monday is switching gears to celebrate diversity and inclusion. The diverse minifigures series looks at minfigures and minidolls that improved diversity in the product line. Representation matters yet LEGO® has been slow to produce minifigures that represent historically marginalized groups. In recent years there has been a greater focus on diversity. A great example is Everyone is Awesome (40516).

Read more

Raise Your Brick – Fantasy Minifigures Series

It is Minifigure Monday, the day where we celebrate the amazing LEGO® Minifigure through art. For the last couple of months, I have been revealing one new character in my Brickstock Fantasy Minifigures Series each week. These are custom drawn characters inspired by my favorite recording artists. I made twelve to represent a full Minifigures Series. We have already seen

Read more

Who Says You Can’t Go Build? – Fantasy Minifigures Series

Welcome back to Minifigure Monday and True North Bricks’ first Fantasy Minifigure Series. This is a weekly column where I share artworks inspired by the LEGO® Minifigure. For this Fantasy Minifigure Series, I am turning some of my favorite music artists into Minifigures. Just like an actual CMF series, I am making twelve custom characters. In previous installments, I shared

Read more
« Older Entries Recent Entries »