Despite pressure from fans and the series' stars, LEGO will not be making an X-Files kit. But the reboot is fast approaching and X-philes are looking for the minifigs to celebrate the release. Luckily, there are unofficial pieces available on minifigures.com to fill the void. Of course, these are unofficial and unlicensed, so you’ll have to call the characters Agent Mully and Agent Sculder to avoid lawyers breaking down your door mid-LEGO-reenactment.
Now that your X-Files crisis has been averted, what about all your other favorite pop culture characters? There are a number of websites that will provide you with all your favorite television and movie characters. Since they’re made with repurposed LEGO elements, they will work with your existing collection. Here’s a sampling of what’s available:
1. GAME OF THRONES
LEGO will likely never make Game of Thrones characters because of the mature content, but at least we can have Dragon Sword Fighter Force. This eclectic group of copyright-safe doppelgangers comes with weapons, tools, and a wine goblet. Unfortunately, there are no tiny LEGO dragons, but it does come with a tugboat captain named Sir Typesalot.
2. THE POPE
This is the perfect minifig to bless all your new creations.
3. BREAKING BAD
The Albuquerque Action Squad features a mild mannered chemistry teacher, loveable meth dealer, and hard-boiled DEA agent. Who knows what adventures this trio could get up to? Build your own meth empire, catch a hardened criminal, or maybe just teach a high school class—it’s all in your hands.
4. JACK SKELLINGTON
Halloween can’t happen without the Pumpkin King, so make sure he’s present for your next building session. Jack comes with an interchangeable pumpkin head, and fortunately no Santa hat.
5. LOUIS C.K.
Take this minifig on a journey through New York City, then maybe to get a quick slice of pizza before performing a set at the local comedy club.
6. CLOCKWORK ORANGE
Get your droogs together to play with this scarily accurate Alex DeLarge.
7. BARACK OBAMA
This very presidential minifig will look great in your brick White House. There’s even a tiny American flag pin on the lapel, so any Republican minifigs looking for trouble will have to look elsewhere.
8. GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Building and running a model hotel is hard work, so you’re going to need all the help you can get. Consider hiring the characters from the Grand Budapest Hotel for hijinks and quality service in equal measures.
9. USUAL SUSPECTS
10. DR. ANATOMINI
Dr. Anatomini is the perfect addition for any classroom, hospital, or haunted house.
LEGO has an official Frozen castle set, but the characters are not in the traditional minifig shape. If you’re looking for something a little less curvy and a little more geometric, these Ice Queen and Ice Princess pieces are for you.
Everyone’s favorite robot couple is now in LEGO form.
13. CHARLIE CHAPLIN
14. DAVID BOWIE
David Bowie has many looks, but right now the only one you can get in minifig form is the Aladdin Sane style.
You don’t need a VHS player to enjoy this E.T., but it's always good to have a steady supply of Reese’s Pieces.
16. THE ROYAL FAMILY
Relive all your favorite moments from Britain’s royal family, from the Queen’s Jubilee to the royal wedding, to the announcement of Prince George. You can also have a ball with Princes Charles, Philip, and Henry, or the Duchess Camilla.