The good folks over at LEGO are back, allowing us all to unleash our inner-child. Today the iconic toy brand returns to pay tribute to the original wooden “minifigure”. The “minifigure” was first released in 1978, and now it returns with a limited edition 5:1 upscaled wooden figure. The LEGO “minifigure” was designed in partnership with Room Copenhagen. The figure stands seven inches tall, boasting an oak body, plastic hands reminiscent of current figures, and the LEGO logo on top of its head.
For those who purchase the figure, they have the option of leaving it as is or customizing it to fit their interests. The “minifigure” comes with a 28-page booklet explaining the history of the iconic iconic minifigure. The book also provides a few examples of how designers personalized their own wooden figures. The collaboration marks the first product to release from the brand’s new Originals range. Which aims to spotlight nostalgic elements of LEGO. The Originals Wooden Minifigure 853967 is currently available for $120 USD at a pop-up in Covent Garden, London.
However, we can expect a global release on November 8th. Take a look at the Originals Wooden Minifigure 853967 in the images below and head over to LEGO to find out more immediately. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more design and art coming soon.
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