Ask a LEGO Fan

LEGO Basketball

Posted in Marketplace, Set Design by lfanquestions on August 27, 2010

Justin writes:

What are these Lego basket ball players on amazon all about?! Why are they so cheap? Shouldn’t these be really expensive? Are they new? What is happening?

Dear Justin,

After the unexpected success of LEGO Soccer sets, The LEGO Group expanded their sports lines to include NBA sets in 2003.

These licensed sets were produced in large numbers that did not meet market demands.  This is why the sets and figures are still affordable.




Sculptures Set Values

Posted in Collecting Bricks & Sets, Marketplace by lfanquestions on August 27, 2010

Sandra writes:

I went to a tag sale and purchaed Ollie the Dragon, the statue of Liberty.  Also purchased 2 lego mini-fig sculptures.  I was wondering the value of these.

Dear Sandra,

Congratulations on your great discovery of sculpture sets!  The Statue of Liberty contains many rare sand green elements and is worth approximately $350 – $500 USD if complete.

The other sets can be built out of basic bricks and are not as valuable.  These sets should be worth $100 – $200 USD if they are complete with instructions.


Minifig Scale

Posted in Set Design, Uncategorized by lfanquestions on August 27, 2010

Claus writes:


Great BLOG you have got there!

What is the minifig scale?

Is it 1/32, 1/35, 1/48 or ?

And, the brick it self, in in connection with above…

Thank you very much in advance.


Dear Claus,

A minifigure has odd proportions that do not exactly match one scale.  This is also true of sets featuring minifigures.  They have been and are designed in a variety of scales.

Please check out this interesting article regarding the original development of the minifigure by Jens Nygaard Knudsen: