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16 Unofficial LEGO Minifigs You Can Buy

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 

The gang's all here

10. DR. ANATOMINI 

Dr. Anatomini is the perfect addition for any classroom, hospital, or haunted house. 

11. FROZEN 

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. 

12. WALL-E 

Everyone’s favorite robot couple is now in LEGO form. 

13. CHARLIE CHAPLIN 

Now you can really utilize your monochrome LEGO pieces with this Charlie Chaplin figure. Just be careful where you perform your unauthorized imitations

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. 

15. E.T. 

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. 

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26 Facts About LEGO Bricks

Since it first added plastic, interlocking bricks to its lineup, the Danish toy company LEGO (from the words Leg Godt for “play well”) has inspired builders of all ages to bring their most imaginative designs to life. Sets have ranged in size from scenes that can be assembled in a few minutes to 5000-piece behemoths depicting famous landmarks. And tinkerers aren’t limited to the sets they find in stores. One of the largest LEGO creations was a life-sized home in the UK that required 3.2 million tiny bricks to construct.

In this episode of the List Show, John Green lays out 26 playful facts about one of the world’s most beloved toy brands. To hear about the LEGO black market, the vault containing every LEGO set ever released, and more, check out the video above then subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with the latest flossy content.

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Take a Virtual Peek Inside Denmark's New LEGO House
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Grown-ups who wanted to live inside the LEGO-brick homes they built as a kid can now simulate the experience by visiting the Danish toy brand’s brand-new LEGO House in the company's hometown of Billund, Denmark.

As My Modern Met reports, the experiential playhouse opened its doors to LEGO loving fans of all ages on September 28, following seven years of planning and a four-year construction period. Danish architecture firm BIG designed the nearly 130,000-square-foot playhouse’s exterior to resemble a stack of 21 plastic bricks, with multi-colored rooftop terraces.

The LEGO House contains an official LEGO history museum as well as a Masterpiece Gallery area, featuring elaborate LEGO designs by fans around the world. It also features four color-coded playrooms—each designed to nurture a specific facet of play and learning—and three eateries, including the Mini Chef family restaurant, where customers can build their own orders out of bricks and have the real-life thing served on a conveyer belt by dancing robots.

“With LEGO House, we celebrate creativity and the strength of learning through play,” LEGO owner Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen said in a statement. “When they play, children learn the basic skills that they need, such as creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving abilities.”

The LEGO House is expected to have over 250,000 paid visitors per year, although fans can visit the site’s rooftop playgrounds, shop in the LEGO store, or dine at any of its restaurants without paying an entrance fee. Access to the house’s experiential zones costs around $31, and visits must be booked in advance through the LEGO House website due to space restrictions.

Check out some photos of the LEGO House below:

Facade of the LEGO Group's new LEGO® House in Billund, Denmark
Facade of the LEGO Group's new LEGO® House in Billund, Denmark
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Aerial rooftop view of the LEGO Group's new LEGO® House in Billund, Denmark.
Aerial rooftop view of the LEGO Group's new LEGO® House in Billund, Denmark.
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LEGO House visitors browse the Masterpiece Gallery, a display of works by members of the brand's artistic community.
LEGO House visitors browse the Masterpiece Gallery, a display of works by members of the brand's artistic community.
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Oversize LEGO model sits on a LEGO House terrace in Billund, Denmark.
Oversize LEGO model sits on a LEGO House terrace
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Children play near the Brick Builder Waterfall at the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.
Children play near the Brick Builder Waterfall at the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.
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Children build LEGO flowers to plant in a special LEGO meadow at the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.
Children build LEGO flowers to plant in a special LEGO meadow.
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Kids visiting the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark, play with LEGOs in the World Explorer section, which has three themed islands filled with LEGO mini-figures.
Kids play with LEGOs in the World Explorer section, which has three themed islands filled with LEGO mini-figures.
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At the MINI CHEF family restaurant, located inside the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark, customers build their own order out of LEGO bricks  and have them served by dancing robots.
The MINI CHEF family restaurant, where customers build their own order out of LEGO bricks and have them served by dancing robots.
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[h/t My Modern Met]

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