This article has been written by Toby, aka The_Rancor:
What Lego fan doesn’t love the humble minifigure? Perhaps you like pirate minifigs, knight minings, or prefer Classic Spacemen? Or perhaps like me, ever since setting eyes on a cantina or two you’ve been a sucker for the more unusual, alien minifigures, more specifically from Star Wars.
Having dabbled in unlicensed aliens & UFOs, the introduction of Star Wars opened up a colourful universe of aliens (humanoid or otherwise) for our Lego characters in 1999. Now the theme is over 20 years old we’ve had over 60 non-human alien species, around 3 new on average each year. I wanted to take a look back at how they’ve been introduced, specialised elements and whether they’ve improved over time – which isn’t always an easy answer.
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