The LEGO system is always adding new elements, colors, and modern set designs. But perhaps one of the more significant additions came in 1978 with the miniature figure, better known as the minifig (Figure 3-1).
Figure 3-1. Who is this guy, and why is he smiling?
The years have brought us many different minifigs, from astronauts and cowboys to helicopter pilots and robots, wizards and witches, and everything in between.
When you build to a particular scale you make buildings and other constructions that would fit in a world of a particular size. When you build ...