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Why doesn't technics ever have minifigs?

Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
edited August 2011 in Everything else LEGO
As per the title really ...
Why doesn't technics ever have minifigs?


  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    But there are 'technic' figs right? I have some from Racer/technic sets.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    edited August 2011
    ^ yeah, saw that - I was never a fan of the technics (not so mini) figs.

    I'm thinking of normal minifigs - for example the technics container lifter and combine are similar to, and in many ways superior to the City versions - and to the same scale pretty much - the main thing missing from the technics version is a cab & minifig. It seems like they're converging, but by leaving out the minifigs from the technics the technics models less appealing and not as playable.
  • StuBoyStuBoy Member Posts: 623
    I think that Technics are focused on the mechanical aspects and moving parts etc, and having minifigs might have been viewed as unnecessary.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    Yes, it's not so much about role play and story telling, but focused more on the construction, model building, and engineering side to LEGO.

  • astarguyastarguy Member Posts: 40
    the technic series is geat toward the older child and adult that is meant to be collected and not nessarly played with. plus it seems to me the scale is not the same in all sets. if you are looking for scale i would stick with the city sets. (and related things)
  • Firox5000Firox5000 Member Posts: 61
    technic is more aimed at the build and the functions e.g, gears,pistons and power functions in the bigger better sets.
  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Member Posts: 279
    As astarguy said, the differing scales make a standard fig difficult and when Lego did try a Technic figure, it didn't really work - it's existence compromised the scale of the models; limiting the functions that could be included. Technic is all about the functions.
    The only model that ever noticeably lacked a figure was the 8480 Space Shuttle - a beauty that just happened to be Minifig scale (it even had Minifig seats!)
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    edited September 2011
    As already identified, it seems like every Technic set is designed to a slightly different scale, meaning that having a 'technic fig' doesn't make a heck of a lot of sense ... having said that, I'm very fond of the old technic figs & think it's a shame they've been completely abandoned. After all, real equipment is operated by humans; from a certain point of view the human operator is part of the vehicle, the part that turns it from an expensive lump of metal, plastic & rubber into a useful & effective car/truck/crane/shuttle/helicopter/bike/etc. ... plus the articulation makes them pretty cool ;-)
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