LEGO Ideas Test Lab is back to celebrate the anniversary of the minifigure 

Following 40504 A Minifigure Tribute, the LEGO Buy at Buy at Buy at Buy at Ideas team have revealed a widely accessible way to celebrate 45 years of LEGO minifigures

LEGO Ideas Test Lab, reintroduced in 2022, is back for another round of sets, this time inviting everyone to submit custom minifigure displays. Earlier in 2023, the initiative saw seven of nine designs release via Pick a Brick. 

Set name Fan designer Prices Pieces 
Billboard Fun  MiniBricks74279  £23.62 / $41.22 AUD / $38.24 NZD / €27.72  199  
Cyber Explorers  Beto_Builds  £13.33 / $23.88 AUD / $22.10 NZD / €15.87  200  
4-Season Greenhouse  ThatOneGuy_Steve  £26.13 / $46.63 AUD / $43.43 NZD / €31.67  200  
Market Magic  Boom Brickz  £23.67 / $41.60 AUD / $38.45 NZD / €27.80  178  
Modular Racers  nasa105  £23.17 / $41.18 AUD / $38.32 NZD / €28.06  198  
Garden Dreams  Mind The Brick  £22.61 / $39.84 AUD / $36.97 NZD / €26.66  196  
Brick-quarium  JBBrickFanatic  £12.71 / $22.30 AUD / $20.84 NZD / €15.23  185 

However, LEGO Buy at Buy at Buy at Buy at Ideas Test Lab isn’t done yet as for the 45th anniversary of the minifigure, LEGO Buy at Buy at Buy at Buy at Ideas users over 18 are being asked to submit display stands for minifigures and mini-dolls. 

Entries must be between 150 and 200 pieces using a select BrickLink Studio palette and hold at least four minifigures. They must also be able to fit both minifigures and mini-dolls, though that should only be an issue for the height of the available space on your builds. 

More rules and guidelines are available on the LEGO Ideas Test Lab page. Entry is open from May 9 to 23 and a crowd vote will be held between May 25 and June 8.  

Winning designs will see their designers walk away with $1,500 (before tax) and have their models available for purchase on the official online store. 

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