Monochrome LEGO Minifigures List
Rev 1 Updated Jan 2020
Monochrome Minifigures, Single Colour LEGO Minifigures, Monocolour figures.
However you call them, they refer to a full LEGO minifigure of a single moulded colour which have been pieced together from their separate basic parts of a head, a torso, arms, hands and a leg assembly.
Here is a list of all the colours (currently 40) of a complete monofigs/monochrome minifigs available at present, sorted by Bricklink name (Definition of a complete monofig: must fulfill the complete fully available basic configuration of Head, Torso, Arms, Hands and Leg Assembly)
*We realized that the second table doesn’t turn up well in mobile and might not make sense so we’ve done up an alternate version (without the approximate colour visuals) and presented that first.
Monochrome List (Basic List- works well on mobile and desktop browsers)
|Count||Colour Name (Bricklink Nomenclature)||Closest Pantone Code||# Ease to Acquire|
|1||Black||Process Black C||1|
|4||Bright Light Blue||278C||4|
|5||Bright Light Orange||130C||4|
|10||Dark Bluish Gray||Cool Gray 10C||1|
|22||Light Bluish Gray||422C||1|
|29||Medium Dark Flesh||730C||4|
|39||White||Warm Gray 1C||1|
Monochrome List (Visual List- might not work well on mobile browsers)
*The world of LEGO colours is probably managed on a daily basis during manufacturing using the CIELAB colour space but Pantone swatches or codes are more commonly used by the general public for numerous applications.
**Pantone codes of the colours are taken mostly from Dr.Bartneck’s publication on the topic of LEGO colours.
***Names of the colours are taken by Bricklink’s colour nomenclature and may differ to the official terms by LEGO (example Flesh is officially known as Nougat and Tan is officially Brick Yellow)
#Ease to acquire is based on our own market study on the current 2020 resale prices on multiple LEGO marketplaces, 1 would be the cheapest/easiest to get while 7 would be the most expensive, mostly due to availability.
At present there are 40 full colour variants of monochrome minifigures. Some can be obtained via mixing and matching minifigures directly from LEGO sets while some others require a little bit more work (usually this involves rubbing off prints from the minifigure part using either a good old eraser OR a rubbing compound like Brasso wadding/Silvo wadding or IPA)
*Rubbing compounds on ABS plastics have been anecdotally successful with normally no long term effects seen but no full scientific study has been done, so please do test it out on a relatively cheap colour first if you intend to go down this route.
We are just amateur monochrome fans who were just fascinated by the gamut of colours available. There are many who have dedicated a lot of time and effort towards a more systematic study of colours in LEGO, here are some links to get the curious started :
Compilation by Brickset
Also, here’s a more extensive article done up on this exact topic by Paul Doran from ZALUG back in 2017. Much thanks to Cameron Payne for constantly sharing his Excel worksheet on the different colours available for a monofig. We will expand this article soon with another table of “nearly there” colours for those that like the thrill of the hunt with every new LEGO set/LEGO minifigure release.
Do let us know if you spot any mistake in this article and we’ll gladly correct it.