Since their debut in 1978, LEGO minifigures have become the most iconic piece of the wildly popular toy line. Although small in stature, minifigures stand particularly tall as hot collector items. How hot? Consider the rare Mr. Gold (shown on the front cover), who has sold for $1,500 on the secondary market. Beautifully illustrated and amusing to page through, The Collectible LEGO Minifigure reveals why these pint-sized plastic powerhouses are the driving force in the LEGO Universe, whether collected for fun or profit. Featuring:* Up-to-date secondary-market prices for new and used minifigures from 2000 to present* Hundreds of the most significant and valuable minifigures priced and highlighted* More than 20 top categories of valuable LEGO minifigures organized by theme, including Adventurers, Batman, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Super Heroes* Hundreds of full-color photos* Useful tips for collecting, investment, and detecting counterfeits
Ed and Jeff Maciorowski, authors of The Ultimate Guide to Collectible LEGO Sets, created BrickPicker.com, the only place, online or otherwise, that offers current prices of new and used LEGO sets on the secondary market. BrickPicker.com has more than 34,000 members and is growing exponentially. Since 2012, 8,764 "Brickfolios" have been created on the site, with a total current value of more than $60 million.