Jump to content


LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 11 Rumours & Discussion

Minifigs CMF Series 11

1104 replies to this topic

#26 Archer

Archer

    Posts: 161
    Joined: 24-October 07
    Member: 2121
    Country: United States

Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

I was looking through the list of "warrior" figures we've had thus far and it suprises me that, as good as the coverage of historical figures is becoming, we have yet to see a single warrior from China, India, Mongolia, Persia, or the entire continent of Africa. Four seperate Roman figures are great, but I'd rather keep seeing things we haven't seen before.

#27 Itaria No Shintaku

Itaria No Shintaku

    Posts: 850
    Joined: 18-August 10
    Member: 12664
    Country: ITALY

Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

View PostArcher, on 26 November 2012 - 09:29 AM, said:

I was looking through the list of "warrior" figures we've had thus far and it suprises me that, as good as the coverage of historical figures is becoming, we have yet to see a single warrior from China, India, Mongolia, Persia, or the entire continent of Africa. Four seperate Roman figures are great, but I'd rather keep seeing things we haven't seen before.

Actually, in this series we have a tiki warrior which is not european... maybe they're going on your direction, and after all they did  samurais and ninjas before going onto romans...
...I've been there...
"I'm about to drop the hammer and dispense some indiscriminate justice!"

my BRICKLINK: http://www.bricklink...re.asp?p=LoShin
my BRICKSET: http://brickset.com/...nedBy=kuroishin

#28 Aanchir

Aanchir

  • Color Encyclopedia


    Posts: 7442
    Joined: 31-December 09
    Member: 8841
    Country: United States

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

View PostArcher, on 26 November 2012 - 09:29 AM, said:

I was looking through the list of "warrior" figures we've had thus far and it suprises me that, as good as the coverage of historical figures is becoming, we have yet to see a single warrior from China, India, Mongolia, Persia, or the entire continent of Africa. Four seperate Roman figures are great, but I'd rather keep seeing things we haven't seen before.
Part of it is probably a matter of which cultures are more well-known to The LEGO Group's main markets in Germany, Great Britain, and the United States, but part of it is also probably a matter of which warriors they can make recognizable while reusing existing elements.

Posted Image recommends the following sites:
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


#29 Graysmith

Graysmith

    Posts: 345
    Joined: 18-January 12
    Member: 24460

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:45 PM

View PostArcher, on 26 November 2012 - 09:29 AM, said:

I was looking through the list of "warrior" figures we've had thus far and it suprises me that, as good as the coverage of historical figures is becoming, we have yet to see a single warrior from China, India, Mongolia, Persia, or the entire continent of Africa. Four seperate Roman figures are great, but I'd rather keep seeing things we haven't seen before.

I think LEGO primarily chooses these characters based on how recognizable they are. Gladiators, Caesars and Roman Soldiers are all very iconic and recognizable figures. There's really no one iconic soldier from China or India so I don't see that happening. Persia perhaps, but I think it may be a bit too obscure for LEGO to do a Persian soldier. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a Ghengis Khan-style Mongolian warrior at some point though.

As for Africa, I could see them doing a Zulu Warrior at some point, but I imagine they might be a little wary of doing one given Europe's colonial history with Africa and how Africans were depicted as savages and such. Then again, they have done Native American minifigures so who knows.

Edited by Graysmith, 26 November 2012 - 08:45 PM.


#30 Tkytko

Tkytko

    Posts: 18
    Joined: 16-March 11
    Member: 16626

Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

I think a terracotta warrior would be iconic enough from China, and with Lady Liberty it wouldn't be the first "non living" CMF.

#31 Qro

Qro

    Posts: 8
    Joined: 30-November 12
    Member: 33495
    Country: China

Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:46 AM

The scientist might be Einstein, just like the movie starlet from series 9 might be Marilyn.

#32 Faefrost

Faefrost

  • Fire Policefighter


    Posts: 4346
    Joined: 10-April 12
    Member: 27890
    Country: USA

Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:36 AM

View PostNeoriceisgood, on 24 November 2012 - 04:34 PM, said:

I think it's really easy for Lego to make new robots, especially because every robot they produce can technically just have an "evil" alteration.
Robot -> Evil Robot
Mech -> Evil Mech
Android -> Evil Android.

It's one out of 3 big groups that can really represent the sci-fi line in the minifig series, (1. space travelers 2. aliens 3. robots)
so it's not that surprising.


As for the "Dinner waitress", maybe one of them is more of a fancy restaurant type, and the other a snackbar type waiter?

I'm holding out for the "Evil Waitress" myself.
Posted Image
My First Real MOC!
Almost ready for customers! Comics, Karate, and brutally painful Dentistry, all under one roof!

#33 Cutcobra

Cutcobra

    Posts: 1525
    Joined: 24-November 12
    Member: 33298
    Country: Argentina

Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:06 AM

I'l post my thoughts on each one of them (of course, positive)
Yeti- Snow? Monster? Lego? Hell yeah!
Evil Mech-I do not know what the actual mech looks like but the same piece in a different colour is always good :sweet:.
Welder- Can't wait for his helmet/awesomeley printed face :laugh:.
Lady Robot- Pink robot arm, pink helmet, pink lego hands...AWESOME!!
Jazz Musician- Get a lovely detailed saxophone and probably a fancy looking torso!
Constable- Don't know what a Constable is :blush:.
Holiday Elf- Yay! Another elf :laugh:.
Bavarian Lady- A Warrior Woman is always Welcome (to much Ws? :grin:)
Scarecrow-Probably getting some lego crows.
Mountain Climber-  More minifigs to my Snow CMFs :sweet:.
Grandma- Grey hair is always welcome for me :sweet:.
Tiki Warrior- Hell yes!
Gingerbread Man- I'd like to have 2 and put them as statues in a bakery MOC :).
Barbarian- History characters are always welcome for me too :laugh:.
Dinner Waitress- Are we getting a hair-pink hat combination? :grin:.
Scientist- Maybe a different coloured beaker :sweet:.
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

John 'Heckz' Brutenhal The Ghost Buster, The Super Sleuth and The School Inspector in Sandy's Heroica RPG. Hero Stats
Died as Eris on Day 2 as a loyal member of Heroica in Cruel Angel's Thesis - Downfall of Heroes
Currently cosplaying as Artic Batman in Speedy's The Cosplay Party Mafia School

#34 Itaria No Shintaku

Itaria No Shintaku

    Posts: 850
    Joined: 18-August 10
    Member: 12664
    Country: ITALY

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

View PostEric Su, on 02 December 2012 - 07:06 AM, said:

.Bavarian Lady- A Warrior Woman is always Welcome (to much Ws? :grin:)

Errr. nope. A bavarian lady is not a warrior :tongue:

By the way, if Lego goes insane and puts a PITCHFORK with the scarecrow, I will armybuild them for sure.
Oh my God, if they really put it... 300€ of scarecrows...
...I've been there...
"I'm about to drop the hammer and dispense some indiscriminate justice!"

my BRICKLINK: http://www.bricklink...re.asp?p=LoShin
my BRICKSET: http://brickset.com/...nedBy=kuroishin

#35 Hellingly

Hellingly

    Posts: 40
    Joined: 25-January 07
    Member: 1301

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:31 PM

View PostEric Su, on 02 December 2012 - 07:06 AM, said:


Constable- Don't know what a Constable is :blush:.



A British police officer.

#36 Bounty Hunter Supreme

Bounty Hunter Supreme

    Posts: 66
    Joined: 02-September 11
    Member: 20193
    Country: England

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

This list sounds very exciting! Hopefully I won't be disappointed when we get images.

#37 Jargo

Jargo

    Posts: 1211
    Joined: 12-May 10
    Member: 10639
    Country: Brickish isles

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

View PostEric Su, on 02 December 2012 - 07:06 AM, said:


Constable- Don't know what a Constable is :blush:.


The quintessential British policeman would look a little like this in blue not black. The British police force are known as the boys in blue for a reason. Also excuse the roughness of the sketch. I haven't finished this one off.

#38 Haltiamieli

Haltiamieli

    Posts: 841
    Joined: 10-November 10
    Member: 14151
    Country: Finland

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:43 AM

View PostEric Su, on 02 December 2012 - 07:06 AM, said:

Scarecrow-Probably getting some lego crows.
Good call, I hadn't thought about that yet. Cool! Crows are quite high on my wanted animals list. TLC would probably just use the sea gull from Series 10 in black, but that's fitting enough I think.
Halti son of Halti, a warrior of the Clan of the Great Elk and a loyal member of the Mitgardia Guild.
Supporting in Cuusoo: trebuchet, big trees, medieval theatre wagon, blacksmith's house...

#39 Darth Caedus

Darth Caedus

    Posts: 376
    Joined: 06-December 08
    Member: 4605
    Country: USA

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

View PostArcher, on 26 November 2012 - 09:29 AM, said:

I was looking through the list of "warrior" figures we've had thus far and it suprises me that, as good as the coverage of historical figures is becoming, we have yet to see a single warrior from China, India, Mongolia, Persia, or the entire continent of Africa. Four seperate Roman figures are great, but I'd rather keep seeing things we haven't seen before.

I'm inclined to agree with you at this point. Between the Roman soldier, the Murmillo, the Caesar and the Officer, we will have a solid corps of Roman troops. I think a Terracotta warrior ought to be next on the list, it's the most iconic ancient Eastern military image (even though it's just a statue, lol). A Mongol Raider would be a welcome addition as well. India should be Lego's next recurring focus in the CMFs, I think a Maharajah and Sikh warrior would be easy enough, given the already existing turban piece. We got a dose of Arabia with Prince of Persia, those molds could see welcome reuse in CMF 12 and beyond.
My trade thread wants/haves: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=76532

#40 obsidianheart

obsidianheart

    Posts: 521
    Joined: 25-August 11
    Member: 20007

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:35 AM

It was noted earlier that LEGO likes to re-use parts, so the (in my opinion) very likely assumption is that the Waitress will have the roller skates, and I'll bet she has the Waiter's tray... But do you guys think she'll have a recolored hat from the Butcher fig?

#41 Kai NRG

Kai NRG

  • Propping up Historica's freedom


    Posts: 3262
    Joined: 14-April 12
    Member: 27955
    Country: Chile/USA

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

View PostHaltiamieli, on 05 December 2012 - 02:43 AM, said:

Good call, I hadn't thought about that yet. Cool! Crows are quite high on my wanted animals list. TLC would probably just use the sea gull from Series 10 in black, but that's fitting enough I think.
More birds!  I need something other than parrots (and owls I guess, but they're nocturnal - and I don't have any) to populate my forests!  Plus these have their wings open!  :thumbup:

Ageven Deraim, Lord of Auner, Representative of Qarkyr, Graduated Doctor of Petraea University, Vice Admiral of Kaliphlin Fleet

_Posted Image___Posted Image___Posted Image___Posted Image

--Check out the Guilds of Historica!--gid617--Flickr--The Brick Blogger--

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved, and your house."


#42 Graysmith

Graysmith

    Posts: 345
    Joined: 18-January 12
    Member: 24460

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

View Postobsidianheart, on 05 December 2012 - 05:35 AM, said:

It was noted earlier that LEGO likes to re-use parts, so the (in my opinion) very likely assumption is that the Waitress will have the roller skates, and I'll bet she has the Waiter's tray... But do you guys think she'll have a recolored hat from the Butcher fig?

If the waitress is indeed a retro roller-skating diner waitress I think she most likely will have a hair and hat combination headpiece, like the S8 Cowgirl and the S7 Viking Woman had. Just the butcher's hat would look really weird on a female waitress. It'd make sense for something to be new and unique to the minifigure too, assuming she'll use the waiter's tray and the existing rollerskates.

#43 TheLegoDr

TheLegoDr

  • Yellow Panel Expert


    Posts: 4365
    Joined: 18-July 11
    Member: 19128
    Country: USA

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

Or they may have the hairpiece with the hole on top to include a separate hat similar to the Friends vet set.
Posted Image   Posted Image  Posted Image   Posted Image   Posted Image  Posted Image

flickr
See my collection

#44 Sigolf Brimabane

Sigolf Brimabane

    Posts: 253
    Joined: 05-December 12
    Member: 33821
    Country: Sweden

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

View PostArcher, on 26 November 2012 - 09:29 AM, said:

I was looking through the list of "warrior" figures we've had thus far and it suprises me that, as good as the coverage of historical figures is becoming, we have yet to see a single warrior from China, India, Mongolia, Persia, or the entire continent of Africa. Four seperate Roman figures are great, but I'd rather keep seeing things we haven't seen before.

There have been done figs from Africa... Egypt, TWO of them. :) The Pharaoh could go to war, and the queen has a deadly snake to toss onto her enemies :)   (build yourself a chariot and equip the Pharaoh with one of them crooked sword thingies from Pharaoh's Quest, or a bow)

Edit: Of the civilisations you mentioned, the Persian Immortals would totally be the most badass! They could wage war against the Sparthan figures.

Edited by Sigolf Brimabane, 05 December 2012 - 06:20 PM.

ÁSATRÚ!

Heilir æsir! Heilar ásynjur!

#45 Jargo

Jargo

    Posts: 1211
    Joined: 12-May 10
    Member: 10639
    Country: Brickish isles

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

One Pharaoh waging war? No back up forces? :laugh: An Egyptian soldier would be cool. Or an Egyptian royal guard that could be used as a soldier. Maybe.

#46 Sigolf Brimabane

Sigolf Brimabane

    Posts: 253
    Joined: 05-December 12
    Member: 33821
    Country: Sweden

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

Haha, but he could! :D Well, thou art right... There haven't been any ancient Egyptians except these two from CMF, have there? So it would make sense to do some more REAL Egyptians, not just mumies (how do you spell it? It's "mumier" in pluralis in Swedish, but it looks awkward in English with only one m)
ÁSATRÚ!

Heilir æsir! Heilar ásynjur!

#47 Kai NRG

Kai NRG

  • Propping up Historica's freedom


    Posts: 3262
    Joined: 14-April 12
    Member: 27955
    Country: Chile/USA

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

An Egyptian Warrior would be nice...

Anyway, I don't see why some seem to think we haven't had any asian - what's a Ninja?  And a Sumo Wrester?  Or how about the Samurai (who I believe could fit in either China or Japan)?  Or the S4 Lady with Fan (don't remeber the official name)?

Ageven Deraim, Lord of Auner, Representative of Qarkyr, Graduated Doctor of Petraea University, Vice Admiral of Kaliphlin Fleet

_Posted Image___Posted Image___Posted Image___Posted Image

--Check out the Guilds of Historica!--gid617--Flickr--The Brick Blogger--

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved, and your house."


#48 escortmad79

escortmad79

    Posts: 1311
    Joined: 20-December 09
    Member: 8644
    Country: Scotland

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

View PostTheLegoDr, on 05 December 2012 - 06:11 PM, said:

Or they may have the hairpiece with the hole on top to include a separate hat similar to the Friends vet set.
Noooooo!! I really dislike the holes in Friends hair, especially the side ones

A Lego dog ate my sig!

Posted Image


#49 Garmadon

Garmadon

    Posts: 884
    Joined: 28-July 12
    Member: 29920
    Country: Chile/USA

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:20 PM

View Postescortmad79, on 05 December 2012 - 10:51 PM, said:

Noooooo!! I really dislike the holes in Friends hair, especially the side ones
Yeah, they do normally look very odd.

Uridius Dratiphe, Royal Architect of Mitgardia, Admiral of the Marine, Master Gunnery Sergeant of Eastgate, and Hersir of Calvary:  My Flickr

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:  

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD,

and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.  Isaiah 55:6-7


#50 Archer

Archer

    Posts: 161
    Joined: 24-October 07
    Member: 2121
    Country: United States

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

Depending how you classify the karate master and sumo, we have had five figs from Japan. Asian is a very broad term, hence why I named specific countries. I suppose I did overlook the two Egyptians, although I still think a Zulu warrior might be nice.

Edited by Archer, 11 December 2012 - 04:26 PM.




Reply to this topic



  



Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Minifigs, CMF, Series 11

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users