So THAT’S What’s Inside a Lego Minifig

Who knew?

from Geekologie

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  • victor

    Now I’m feeling very, very guilty about all the minifig heads I’ve popped off, all the limbs I’ve torn asunder, over these many years. :-(

  • KML

    I just showed this to my Lego-obsessed five-year-old, who laughed and laughed and laughed and then asked why they weren’t showing the brain, too. I have a feeling there are going to be some gratuitously disassembled Lego figures in my future.

  • Robert King

    Hm… no muscles. That explains why I have to do all the work of moving them around, but also why they’re able to hold a pose so long without complaining. I’ve always wondered about that.

    @KML: clearly, the brain is not shown because it’s INSIDE the skull. You’ll just have to cut through another layer of plastic.

  • victor

    I sat through 80% of Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers and I can tell you that brains never entered into it even once.

  • Robert King

    Even non-rational creatures (e.g., lizards, birds, politicians) have brains, which serve the function of cooling the blood, as Aristotle taught us. I did not mean to imply that Legos have any intellect or rationality. I apologize for my lack of clarity.

  • Thomas L. McDonald

    If they don’t have brains or muscles, how do they get from the bin to the middle of the floor, right where I need to walk in the middle of the night. Hm?

  • KML

    Ha! My bruised feet can attest to that truism.