Wondering why one of your favorite LEGO characters isn't in this book? Then maybe it isn't a minifigure! Most minifigures are made from three standard parts: a head, a torso, and a pair of legs; and any LEGO character that doesn't include at least two of those parts doesn't get to call itself a minifigure.They go on to show a few things that they don't consider to be minifigures:
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I think the definition must be more complex, or at least open to disambiguation. Pythor has at least got a head that fits the standard minifigure body, vs a droid head for example.
I agree that both the Pythor 'head' and Pythor/Medusa/Mermaid 'legs' would independently constitute minifigure parts for the purpose of categorization.
Another example would be the Olaf mini-build. I would categorize that with the droids and the Sentinel and Groot figures.
(Frankly, that would be my actual intent.)
i m also having a ghost minifigure! its only got a minifigure hat ("ghost costume") and a white torso. the rest arent minifigure parts (if you dont count the black unprinted head piece). so is a ghost not a minifigure ?
The line has got even more complex now with things like the faun legs from s15, but the connection is probably as good as anything to go by.
What about the new venom (4 heads but no body) and professor Brainstein (no legs) though...
Presumably he gets in as a minifigure (he is on brickset)
And as for the minifig head being used in different ways - it does, but if it's representing a head then it's a head right, whereas when it is an eye it clearly isn't a head.
Interetingly, if I get Market Street and wedge one minifigure head on in somewhere and some legs somewhere else then it becomes a minifigure apparently. A minifig modular - the ultimate in collector items (or the worst nightmare of every CMF/modular collector on here).
Out of curiosity, using that definition, and my most recent copy of the BL database, I put together some pages:
Figures (according to BL) with NO head/torso/legs (excluding Duplo, Friends, "Droids", Belville, Bionicle Mini, and a big chunk with no inventory), supposedly NOT minifigs:
Figures (according to BL) with 1 head/torso/legs, also supposedly NOT minifigs:
Figures (according to BL) with 2 head/torso/legs, supposedly counted as minifigs:
Interesting! I definitely don't like considering things like "Scutter" to be minifigs (but he's got a head and torso):
And I'd probably consider Splinter a minifig (only has the torso):
Just goes to show you that no matter what, LEGO can and will come up with bizarre combinations that will break whatever rule you thought you could come up with to categorize things!
A Sainsburys exclusive in UK.
Ok, that's just cheating. I mean come on, give us a Zombie Lifeguard, Zombie Surfer (Dude or Chick I don't care which), Zombie Alien, Zombie Robot or even Zombie Caveperson, don't just re-pack the same Minifigure in a new book as an exclusive. Who needs more than one of those?
Incidentally, what's the contents of the book like? Is it worth a purchase?
But at least they consider Market Street to be a modular! (ducks head)
Granted, I understand why this sort of categorization might be more important to sites like BrickLink, since there are plenty of sets like #8962 or #70904 where a brick-built character might make up 90% of the set's contents, and it wouldn't make much sense to have separate listings for them as a set and as a figure. Although, then again, would that really be so different from having separate set and minifigure listings for things like collectible minifigures and single-figure polybags? Hmm… :/
I think the only thing unique about treebeard are the eyes?