INFOGRAPHIC: LEGO Minifigure history visualised

Everything you ever wanted to know about the minifig is outlined in this fact-filled mega graphic.
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Hot Butter Studio has created an infographic about the iconic LEGO Minifigure.

It charts the history of the toy from the release of the first Minifigure pre-cursors (the Maxifig in 1974 and the arm-less minifig of 1975) through to the launch of the first 'modern' Minifigure in 1978 - a design which remains largely unchanged to this day.

Other interesting facts include the introduction of different skin tones in 2003, which arrived as part of a basketball set, and the first 'specialised limbs', which were a peg leg and hook hand on a pirate model in 1989.

Here's the infographic (click to expand):

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