LEGO's line also includes animal figures which are not considered to be minifigures since they are traditionally not included in the Line. Unlike regular LEGO minifigure animals, DUPLO animal figures are designed to be big enough as to not pose a chocking hazard to small children, much like the rest or the pieces in the DUPLO line. DUPLO animal figures usually consist of only one piece. Many DUPLO adult animal pieces include a baby counterpart.
Many LEGO software programs and games feature virtual animal minifigures which have never been physically created or released, such as a Llama or a Lion.
Figurines are one of the most popular types of animal collectibles. They come in a wide range of styles and materials, including precious metals, ceramic, crystal, and porcelain. Sizes vary and include miniature figurines. Hagen-Renaker, Schleich, Swarovski, Touch of Nature, Ganz, Precious Moments, and Enesco are some of the top animal figurine brands.