Since the LEGO minifigure’s debut in 1978, over four billion LEGO Minifigures have been produced. In one of our last posts we talked about the arrival of the first LEGO minifigure in set number 600, when our friendly neighborhood policeman first appeared on the scene. And as awesome as he is, since then, minifigures have become a key part of every LEGO set, so there are some seriously unique ones for you guys to get your hands on.
Today then, we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the most unique and highly sought after minifigures out there. These aren’t necessarily the most expensive, although many of them fetch a pretty penny. Trust us, after this list you’re going to want them all!
Cloud City Boba Fett
The enigmatic bounty hunter Boba Fett is one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe, and he’s also one of the most popular minifigs.
Fett was first seen in LEGO form in 2000 as part of the Slave I playset and has been featured in multiple sets since. However, the Fett found in 2003’s Cloud City playset is one of the most collectible. This minifig typically sells for $150+. The figure was an update to the initial model and is one of the few minifigs from that time with printed designs on the arms and legs.
If you don’t want to drop $150+ check out our alternative, updated Boba Fett custom Minifig: Boba Fett
In 2007, LEGO promoted where 10,000 gold-chrome C-3PO Minifigures were randomly inserted into various LEGO Star Wars sets.
I remember being at Target as a kid and staring at every set, looking up and down in hopes for some hint on finding a box that might be a “winner.” Of course, like most kids, I had no such luck finding one in the wild. If you did find one, you could take home several hundred dollars for it now—especially if it’s still in its original baggie! Come to think of it; I have some sealed 2007 Star Wars sets in my collection now. I wonder…
Check out our very own custom version here: C3P0
Captain America (2012 New York Toy Fair exclusive)
Only 125 pieces of this particular Captain America minifig were made and handed out at the 2012 New York Toy Fair exclusive. These minifigs have white eyes similar to the exclusive Iron Man minifigs, which is one of the ways in which they are different from other Captain America sets. The exclusive Captain America is a collector’s item and a very rare one at that.
Here is the minifig.biz take on the Superhero: Captain America