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RIP Jens Nygaard Knudsen Creator of Lego People

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Jens Nygaard Knudsen, creator of the LEGO minifigure, has passed away at the age of 78.

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4 hours ago, Generic Fighter said:

My favorite toys growing up.

 

Still some of my favorite toys (although I get too few excuses nowadays).

 

I remember when the people were huge (2x2 bodies), then when they went to the first bodies that were 1x2 with no moving parts.  The minifigs blew me away.

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LEGOs were already fun before. Minifigs made them LEGENDARY!

 

Minifigs were first introduced in 1978, among them the classic space set.

 

And that year, at Christmas, I got my first minifig and Spaceship.

 

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Tons of fond memories of that one (and less happy ones as the bottom part of the helmet broke).

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Saw someone saying the other day that with the Lego figures Knudsen probably was a bigger influence on their life and development than just about anyone else they could think of, and, yeah, there's probably a bit of truth to that for me too.

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15 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

LEGOs were already fun before. Minifigs made them LEGENDARY!

 

Minifigs were first introduced in 1978, among them the classic space set.

 

And that year, at Christmas, I got my first minifig and Spaceship.

 

918-1.png

 

Tons of fond memories of that one (and less happy ones as the bottom part of the helmet broke).

That was my first one too!!  :wub:

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