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The LEGO Company

Lego Minifigures (Series)

LEGO’s permeation into popular culture is evident through its release of thematic sets to coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 1999, and through its collaboration with Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and The Simpsons. As of 2010, LEGO began to release themed collectible minifigures that were based on fantasy, sports, history, and popular culture. A minifigure is defined as a small posable person with ‘rotating arms, legs, hands, and heads… (with) connectors (...)

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YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United Kingdom United States of America


The LEGO Company

Lego Minifigures (Series): Battle-Goddess

The classically-themed LEGO minifigures have one key similarity. This is that they have an instantly recognisable iconography. The simplification of these key figures makes them easier to distinguish and identify. These figures can be identified by their core attributes by individuals with varying levels of knowledge of the Classical world. One of the figures chosen by LEGO to be adapted into this form is the Greek goddess Athena. Athena has the strongest, and most identifiable, iconography of t(...)

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YEAR: 2014


The LEGO Company

Lego Minifigures (Series): Faun

This minifigure is of average height of around 1 inch tall. His head has curled grey horns protruding from his skull, with goat like ears and curly brown hair. On his chest, he has curly hair on his pectoral muscles. The minifigure’s skin is coloured yellow and his legs are brown and goat-like. The sole accessory that accompanies the minifigure is a short brown flute.The biography depicts Faun as carefree, living in the forest where he "plays his flute, makes up silly riddles, and dan(...)

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YEAR: 2016


The LEGO Company

Lego Minifigures (Series): Medusa

This Lego minifigure shows the Gorgon Medusa in her most recognisable form including hair comprised of writhing snakes. The monstrous features of Medusa are present, but toned down to suit younger users. Unlike other minifigures, Medusa is not accompanied by any additional items. The minifigure could, however, be used alongside other minifigures or sets.(...)

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YEAR: 2013


The LEGO Company

Lego Minifigures (Series): Minotaur

The Minotaur figure is approximately 1 inch in height. The primary colour used is brown to indicate the Minotaur’s fur. The figure has two yellow eyes, with two white horns protruding from either side of its head. The only accompanying accessory is an oversized hand-axe that can be placed in a single hand. At its waist, the Minotaur wears a blue cloth with a brown and golden belt.(...)

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YEAR: 2016


The LEGO Company

Lego Minifigures (Series): Spartan Warrior

This Lego minifigure depicts a hoplite equipped with a helmet, cloak, loincloth, sandals, chest armour, spear and shield. The name of Spartan Warrior points to the ancient city state which was renowned for its military prowess.(...)

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YEAR: 2010


Playmobil Group

Playmobil Play + Give (Series): Greek God Zeus

The figure is wearing traditional ancient Greek dress with a purple cloak around its shoulders. Upon the edge of the dress, much like with the Athena figure which was released at the same time, there is a geometric motif that reinforces the "Greekness" of the figure. The figure is crowned with a golden laurel garland, which identifies it as a king, or leader. In combination with the long white beard, and white hair of an older man the figure is identified also as a patriarch.Much like (...)

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YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: Greece


Playmobil Group

Playmobil Play + Give (Series): Greek Goddess Athena

Many of the historical sets feature Roman military figures including: Roman soldiers, Roman troops, a Roman military ship, a chariot, and a tribune. Playmobil historical sets concern themselves primarily with Roman and Egyptian history. This differs from the stance of LEGO minifigures which include Greek and Roman historical and mythological figuresThe Playmobil Play & Give initiative was introduced in November 2012, supporting the ELPIDA association (Association of Friends of Children with (...)

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YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: Greece