Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 have proven to be extremely popular. This is mainly do to the little Minion character. The little Minions appear to be stupid (although some seem to geniuses) but full of personality. Even with these limitations they find themselves in a variety of situations where they end up ruining an experiment, or getting hurt. Even so, they might one day end up saving the planet.
Lego Admiral, from Flickr, has created a smorgasbord of Lego Minions. The newest is “Minion Maid – Phil” and features a little Minion dressed up as a maid, complete with a vacuum cleaner. Take a good look at the vacuum, because it is genius. The shape of it is spot on, and best of all it is built with relatively few bricks. The Lego Minion design is based on 3D sphere building techniques. This gives the Minions a very rotund appearance. Lego Admiral has created 3 basic body types that can be mixed and matched with varying hair and eye combinations. This semi-modular design means that these can quickly multiply into a full blow Minion army.
These Minions even have their own Lego CUUSOO page: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/47231. Each one can be built with 220-250 Lego bricks. Meaning that they are not overly complicated or cost prohibitive.
Check out these Minions over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/legoadmiral2012/10899371344/
On Lego CUUSOO: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/47231
Despicable Me Minions are popular, and you can view more here: http://legogenre.com/?s=minions&submit=Search