Lego toys are a part of all our childhoods. And their newest release is going to make fans very nostalgic. Not many may remember, but Lego started with mini wooden figurines before switching to the colourful plastic ones. In a major throwback, they have partnered with Room Copenhagen to recreate those wooden toys once again.
The LEGO Original Wooden Minifigure is 7 inches tall, and a 5:1 scale version of the classic design. The Lego original logo is laser cut into the wooden figurine. Only the hands of the toy are made of plastic. This is their first product to include both wood and plastic since the 1130 Bedford fire truck which came out in 1959.
This is not like Lego’s usual toys, which are made to play. This is more of a commemorative showpiece, to be displayed. You get the toy in a beautiful wooden box, with a Lego designed backdrop.
Lego wants owners to get creative with their figurines. They say, “Owners can unleash their creativity to dress up, paint, or do whatever they want to customize the minifigure in unique ways, and then show off their creations via social media using #LEGOOriginals.”
It’s currently available at Lego’s pop up shop in London, for $120. For those who don’t live in London, worry not. It will be made available on their website from November 8.