All Sorted Ep 17: LEGO Zoology

LEGO Farm

On a wild episode of All Sorted, Jeff and James don their pith helmets and strap on their binoculars to do some serious zoological LEGO research.

 

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Discover the first LEGO animals:

LEGO Fabuland Dog and Bird LEGO Horses

Fight off a 1989 pirate animal invasion:

LEGO Parrots and Sharks

Witness an explosion of ABS biological diversity:

  • 22 new animals released between 1994 and 2001 (see chart below)
  • Rats (which debuted in 2001) make it to space by 2015 (in a galaxy far, far, away no less):

LEGO Animals

Tiptoe through a quiet period:

LEGO Elephant

Lament not buying any Prince of Persia sets:

LEGO Ostrich

Once again drool over one of the best sets LEGO has ever made:

LEGO Mill Village Raid

Get a little freaked out by the large eyed animals in the LEGO Friends/Elves/Disney Princess lines:

LEGO Rabbit

Turn our attention to the one that got away:

Finally, we beg LEGO to make more animals, because the several billion minifigs they made need some more animal companionship (but they can probably cool it on the horses, we may have enough by now… or not.)

Here is the spreadsheet Jeff made while researching this topic so he could get my head around all the different animals LEGO has made. Enjoy.

 

Animal First Release Last Release # of Variants # of Sets # of Colours
Bird 1983 2015 9 115 10
Horse 1984 2015 35 218 9
Shark 1989 2015 6 50 5
Monkey 1989 2011 1 35 2
Dog 1994 2015 25 93 10
Alligator / Crocodile 1994 2014 4 32 3
Cat 1995 2015 15 88 9
Octopus 1995 2015 2 19 3
Dolphin 1995 2000 5 12 3
Snake 1997 2015 3 96 10
Bat 1997 2015 1 62 3
Sawfish 1997 2015 2 12 3
Manta Ray (Sting Ray) 1997 2001 1 9 1
Fish 1998 2015 2 75 9
Scorpion 1998 2014 1 53 7
Clam 1998 2015 2 30 6
Crab 1998 2015 1 30 4
Starfish 1998 2015 1 13 6
Spider 1999 2015 1 103 11
Bunny Rabbit 1999 2015 4 19 2
Frog 2000 2015 1 69 8
Polar Bear 2000 2014 2 7 1
Bear 2000 2014 4 6 3
Rat 2001 2015 2 70 8
Owl 2001 2015 6 52 8
Butterfly 2001 2003 4 6 5
Elephant 2003 2003 2 2 2
Jellyfish 2005 2005 1 1 1
Ant 2008 2015 2 3 2
Cow 2009 2014 3 3 2
Pig 2010 2014 2 6 1
Camel 2010 2010 1 2 2
Ostrich 2010 2010 1 1 1
Chicken 2011 2015 2 7 3
Chimpanzee 2011 2012 1 2 1
Goat 2011 2011 1 1 1
Hedgehog 2012 2015 2 5 2
Squirrel 2013 2015 2 4 2
Turtle 2013 2015 2 4 2
Deer Fawn 2013 2014 1 2 1
Orangutan 2014 2014 2 4 2
Chameleon 2014 2014 2 3 1
Lion Cub 2014 2015 2 3 2
Tiger 2014 2015 1 3 1
Panda 2014 2014 1 2 1
Penguin 2014 2015 1 2 1
Seal 2014 2015 1 2 1
Lamb 2014 2014 1 1 1
Fox 2015 2015 1 1 1
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