Ever since LEGO revealed its Minifigures Series 18: Party at Toy Fair this year, brick-heads have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on this awesome collection of adorable LEGO people—especially when this series includes the very first Minifigure LEGO made, all the way back in 1978. Here’s all the deets on how to get the 40th anniversary first LEGO Minifigure.

In 1978, LEGO introduced its first Minifigure—the Police Officer—to its brick construction sets. 40 years later, the master builders of LEGO are bringing back an exact replica of the Minifigure that started it all. Yep, that’s right: your kiddo can play with the same Minifigure that you might have played with yourself decades ago.


Here’s a closer look at some of the coolest LEGO Minifigures to come out of the toy brick maker’s latest line up of iconic yellow figurines.

Original 1978 Police Officer 40th Anniversary LEGO Minifigure

The Police Officer—along with 16 other special 40th anniversary Minifigures— will be available as of Apr. 1 (and no, this isn't some April Fool's prank on the part of LEGO, either). The LEGO Minifigures Series 18: Party will come in special ‘mystery’ bags, as with previous Minifigures series.

LEGO Birthday Party Girl Minifigure

LEGO will also introduce new costumes and accessories with this latest Minifigure series. New additions include a firework costume, dragon head and tail, cat mask, elephant mask, a balloon on a string, mouse, party cake and much, much more.

LEGO Dragon Suit Guy Minifigure

You might say this is the "hottest" Minifigure out of Series 18.

LEGO Unicorn Guy Minifigure

Does the Unicorn Guy LEGO Minifigure have a lot going on here? Yes. Is it still awesome? Absolutely.

LEGO Flower Pot Girl Minifigure

Perfect for those LEGO garden parties.

LEGO Cowboy Costume Guy

Giddy-up, pard'ner.


LEGO Party Clown Minifigure

Tiny LEGO balloon animals!

LEGO Cake Guy Minifigure

From the cheesy tux to the party hat, this LEGO Minifigure is the literal life of the party.

Birthday Party Boy LEGO Minifigure

Aww, happy birthday LEGO Minifigure! You look fabulous for 40.

The Complete LEGO Minifigures Series 18: Party Lineup

And here's all of the anniversary Minifigures that are part of the LEGO Minifigures Series 18: Party. The series' characters include: Dragon Suit Guy, Firework Guy, Elephant Costume Girl, LEGO Brick Suit Guy, LEGO Brick Suit Girl, Cactus Girl, Party Clown, Cake Guy, Unicorn Guy, Flower Pot Girl, Birthday Party Girl, Birthday Party Boy, Spider Suit Boy, Cowboy Costume Guy, Racecar Guy and Cat Costume Girl.

LEGO Minifigure mystery bags—each retailing for $3.99—will include one of the anniversary Party series characters. That means your kiddo could get the 40th anniversary Police Officer, Birthday Party Boy, or even Dragon Suit Guy—the fun is all in the surprise!

What’s your first childhood LEGO memory? Share your story in the comments below.

—Erica Loop

All photos courtesy: LEGO


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