LEGO fans, rejoice! The LEGO House has announced the launch of their latest limited-edition set, A Minifigure Tribute (40504), set to be released on March 1, 2023.
The set is a celebration of the iconic LEGO minifigure, which has been an indispensable part of the LEGO history since its launch in 1978.
This year’s LEGO® House Exclusive set “A Minifigure Tribute” (40504) is a celebration of the LEGO minifigure – an indispensable part of the LEGO history since 1978. For 45 years, the tiny character has made it possible for children and adults to step into any adventure built in LEGO bricks. This limited edition set will be released on March 1, 2023.
Story of a Minifigure
For over four decades, the LEGO minifigure has been an essential part of LEGO building, making it possible for children and adults to step into any adventure they can imagine. The minifigure is so beloved that the LEGO House had to dedicate this year’s exclusive set to pay homage to this beloved character.
The LEGO House Limited Edition sets celebrates an iconic moment in LEGO history each year, and what better moment to celebrate than the launch of the LEGO minifigure itself?
“Can you imagine LEGO play and the LEGO House without the minifigure – I can’t! The tiny, charming figure, just four LEGO bricks tall, is a standing invitation to LEGO fans of all ages as an empowering tool to tell unlimited stories. To highlight a significant part of the LEGO Group history – namely the invention of the minifigure – this year’s exclusive LEGO House product simply had to be a tribute to the minifigure“Kathrine Kirk Muff, LEGO House CEO
Captain Redbeard was the perfect character to choose
The new set features a big-scale version of the legendary Captain Redbeard minifigure, originally featured in the 1989 Black Seas Barracuda set, now with new special details!
The original Captain Redbeard minifigure was created by Niels Milan Pedersen, and the tribute set has been meticulously recreated to include intricate details such as a hook for a hand, a peg leg, epaulettes on his shoulders, and a black captain’s hat with the Jolly Roger emblem.
The build stands 30 cm tall and consists of 1041 pieces. In addition, the pirate has a LEGO House bracelet on his hook hand and a treasure map in his hand with a secret reference to the designers behind the product!
LEGO House Exclusive: A Minifigure Tribute (40504) will be available exclusively at the LEGO Store in LEGO House, Billund, Denmark, priced at 599 DKK.