Here, side by side, are two minifigures, 40 years apart! On the right, the very first minifigure, the Policeman, from set #600, made in 1978. On the left, the "chase figure" from the newest (Series 18) set of Lego Collectible Minifigures, who is based on him! As you can see, this first minifigure featured a sticker on the body, rather than printing. Happy birthday to the Lego Minifigure!