We lost a good one, and if you’ve played with his creation, this’ will hurt.
The creator of the LEGO mini figure, Jens Nygaard Knudsen passed away at the age of 78 from ALS.
He’d been with the company for 32 years from 1968 to 2000!
He worked on and helped to create the space and castle sets that you could build!
We're very sad to hear that Jens Nygaard Knudsen, the creator of the LEGO Minifigure, has passed away. Thank you Jens, for your ideas, imagination, and inspiring generations of builders ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7YixYvHtRW
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) February 24, 2020
Someone even pitched the idea of releasing a Jens mini figure!
You know I’ll buy it NO problem!
Rest in peace and thank you for what you’ve done to the world.