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REVIEW: 71021 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18

LEGO COLLECTABLE MINIFIGURES SERIES 18  

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Hello everyone,

I am very pleased to present my latest reviewing adventure on this exciting and brand new traditional LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18 which will be available worldwide in April or May 2018. First of all, I would like to give my thanks to The LEGO Group (TLG) which include the LEGO CEE and LEGO Collectable Minifigures Design Team and our very own EB CopMike. Most importantly, my wife (Belun) for tolerating my reviewing hobby over the past weekend. I believe there are many other sites doing this review and feel free to let me know of your thoughts too. I can't believe I had completed 26 exhaustive LEGO pictorial reviews including this current one, solely for the coverage of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series / LEGO Minifigures Theme throughout the past eight years. 

Following Eurobricks tradition for all of the past Collectable Minifigures polls once more, it started with a humble beginning of Series 1 followed by Series 2 in the year 2010 and it continue to spread like wildfire with another three strong waves of minifigures craze in the year 2011, putting Series 3Series 4 and Series 5 in an excellent harvesting year. In the year 2012, we celebrated with Series 6Series 7 and recent Series 8. With the year 2013, we have the Series 9Series 10 and Series 11. In the year 2014, we seen the LEGO Movie SeriesThe first LEGO Simpsons Series and Series 12. In the year 2015, we had the Series 13LEGO Simpsons Series 2 and Series 14. In the year 2016, we seen the Series 15LEGO Disney Series 1 and Series 16 In the year 2017, we have the LEGO Batman Movie Series, Series 17 and LEGO Ninjago Movie SeriesBeginning of year 2018, we see the LEGO Batman Movie Series 2 and now I would like to invite everyone to cast their vote for Series 18 poll statistics

Name: 71021 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18
Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / Series 18
Year: 2018
Minifigs: 17 unique minifigures
Price for 1 box: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD N.A 
Price for 1 packet: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD N.A
Resources: Brickset, BrickLink


An image of an 71021 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18
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The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18 main colour schema is bright orangeIt is a lovely bright colour to commemorate the 40 years of Minifigures celebration accompanied with the festive party mood. They even produced a new colour for the CMFs minifigure baseplate for this joyous occasion. 

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What could possibly lurk within these mysterious sealed packets?
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The highly anticipated excitement finally made its traditional appearance in LEGO Minifigures with this brand new Series 18
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The LEGO Collectable Minifigures (CMFs) Series 18 is scheduled for worldwide release on 1st April or May 2018. This new Series 17 reminisce and combine the great CMFs tradition which filled with many unexpected wacky original designs and in this case, a large amount of the original CMFs characters are revolved around costume/fantasy based. In this outstanding series, you will see and experience lots of new mould and parts which simply gave the perfect touch for the intended character. I am very glad to see the return of the traditional design of LEGO CMFs and the last one was exactly a year ago for Series 17 which was a wait too long. Despite of the many recent licensed releases or specialised CMFs theme, I am very pleased that the LEGO CMFs Design Team are able to continue to surprise us with many awesome minifigures. This Series 18 is equally capable of standing based on its own merit and able to integrate with past releases of LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series, which is an very important factor to me. I can't gaze upon the crystal ball and determine the future of the LEGO Minifigures Theme as we wildly speculate. I hold very high regards for the LEGO CMFs Design Team and I strongly believe they will continue to surprise us in many endless possibilities in the coming future.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the naming for all 16 minifigures, where applicable, that I have use for this review are official TLG minifigures naming for the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18. 

Front view comparison of current Series 18 packet with the rest of the past CMFs series
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I have placed all 27 different minifigures packets as part of my overall comparison. From the above aerial image, you can see an impressive transformation of LEGO CMFs Series over the long course of time. It is so delightful to be able to see all of the assorted designs series at one glance. The LEGO Minifigures Theme is a force not to be reckoned with and remain a very strong contender in the TLG product range since 2010. 27 different releases including regional exclusives are not easy to replicate the craze in many LEGO CMFs followers. So, are you still following the CMFs craze since Day 1?

Take a closer look at the following images. This is the front view of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18 packet, while this shows the back view of it. This is an image that shows the back view comparison for all of these packets.

Simple reminder to all of my regular CMFs readers. If you are intending to collect the precious and hard-to-find minifigures, hone your skills for the touch and feel method. This is an important skill set in order to locate the minifigures that you want without spending too much money by randomly acquire them, especially so when you are intending to buy large quantities. Your sole mission is to memorise and remember the minifigures assortments for each of the specialised designs. Isolate and identify the most unique accessory or accessories for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs and feel for the other parts. The sole disadvantage of this method is that much time would be wasted if the minifigures that you are looking for have been taken from the box. You might also end up with sore numb thumbs after feeling them. Please be careful and treat the packets with respect when you do the above. Reason being, there are many fragile and soft parts in this series. 


Front view of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18 promotional poster (updated)
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Back view of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18 promotional poster (updated)
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As you flip to the back of the promotional poster, you will notice a set of simple instructions to guide those who are not familiar with the fixing of minifigures' accessories built and cape placement. These are some form of basic instructions to guide our very young builders who may not be too familiar with these building parts. The simple illustration is to ensure those minifigures are fixed correctly. There is also a short promotional feature on LEGO.com/life which involve interactive storytelling through the capture of your mobile phone. Do check it out. 

1) Elephant Girl
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Without further ado, let's bring out the first minifigure design from the Series 18. The Elephant Girl is the first costumed animal in this series and the design captured the elephant features very well. I would imagine many of us will be catching up to acquire this ballerina looking Elephant Girl for their performing act. Even without attaching the ballerina skirt, this minifigure design is able to stand on its own as an elephant costume. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are above average. The minifigure is very well designed with the elephant features. The new mouse is another main highlight in this minifigure design. The mouse's tail is rather soft and it can be easily broken if force is applied. The new mouse design is lovely and it kind of gave me a Disney feeling. The ballerina skirt in a different colour is also welcoming. The best thing about this design is the inclusion of dual expressions which show her calm side and her screaming side which likely to be cause by her fear of mouse. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Ballerina Performers
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Get me out of here
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Circus performance
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Don't let that mouse come near me
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Fabulastic Friends
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2) Brick Suit Guy
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Ever seen a 2x3 red brick walking around as a LEGO mascot? Well, this is no longer a dream. This Brick Suit Guy is simply so LEGO iconic where you definitely need to grab one of these and trust me it will be easily available among the distribution. You could place it in front of the LEGO modular stores or shops to promote the LEGO icon and could be fun to play in your LEGO Town setting. Never mistake this for a clone brick due to the iconic LEGO wordings on each stud. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are average. The 2x3 red brick suit is an unique excellent design which encompass the brick and minifigure built in a nice fashion. There is not much accessory other than a 1x1 blue brick tile and a nice suave hairpiece. I could technically regard this minifigure as your regular brick in some form and it could be fun to play it around with imaginative ways like what I had done to him below. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Brick Separator
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Medical Emergency
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You need to see our leader
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3) Brick Suit Girl
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Meet the female companion of Brick Suit Guy and is none other than a 2x3 blue brick known as Brick Suit Girl. Both of these minifigures must ideally come in a pair and will be fun to group them together to carry out wacky acts. As briefly mentioned earlier, both of these minifigures are not very hard to find to populate them in your town. It may even serve as a nice original LEGO gift to someone whom could appreciate LEGO. 


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are average. The 2x3 blue brick suit is an unique excellent design which encompass the brick and minifigure built in a nice fashion. There is not much accessory other than a 1x1 red brick tile. I do like the lovely one sided pony hairpiece. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Brick Suit Buddies
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Glued together
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Brick Festival
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4) Party Clown
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The next character which we are seeing is the latest funny Party Clown. Accompanied with the long line of unique clowns in the CMFs, this is definitely one of the clown acts which is good with party tricks and he has evidently demonstrated his balloon crafting by putting a few balloon dogs quickly. This is certainly a very nice clown and is comparable with the Series 1 Clown

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are excellent especially with the new balloon dogs accessories which are made up of hard ABS. The long orange robe is similar to the LEGO Batsman Movie - Joker. The new clown hat and the red ribbon are some of the nice clown touches in this design. I am very fond of this clown design and I think the designer did a great job to rehash something different. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Who is the best looking clown?
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Party tricks
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5) Firework Guy
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Let's welcome a big *bang* for the New Year celebration. In order to do this, our Firework Guy is the key to those celebration parties. I do hope he is not the one being placed inside for the actual fireworks. He can be a nice mascot for high energy events like races, countdowns, parties, etc, which you can easily integrate him with the rest. 


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are slightly below average as compared with the rest of the designs. To me, this is pale in comparison as the unique element reside on the firework suit. There is no accompanying accessories but it would be nice to have the minifigure to hold some firework crackers at his disposal. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Flying to the moon and back
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This rocket is enough to power it up
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Would you like to watch some fireworks?
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6) Birthday Party Girl
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The Birthday Party Girl is a child LEGO minifigure to illustrate her birthday celebration. Everyone, not just children enjoy a good birthday party and in her case, she could be looking forward to enjoy her very own celebration with her loved ones. To pull a great celebration off, presents must be equally awesome as well. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are excellent. There are lots of new accessories in this design, including the new purple balloon which enable the minifigure to grab it well. There are two piece of 1x1 printed sweet savories, party hat and more importantly a 2x2 gift box which allow the user to place small stuff in there that will encase by a 2x2 printed tile. In the past, presents are just 2x2 brick and a printed tile on it. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Lots of presents for the both of you
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Our granddaughter birthday
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7) Dragon Suit Guy
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The Dragon Suit Guy is epic and is considered my second favourite character in this series. It's amazing to see such a fantasy looking medieval character being potrayed in minifigure scale and dragon fans like myself are equally excited. This will certainly excite army builders including myself and it will be quite fun to see a large amount of aerial dragons taking on the invaders. All we need to do is to replace them with actual weapons instead of fiery firing breath. 


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are outstanding. It would be better if there is a weapon with it. On its own, the entire design was paying homage to the Castle set - 70403 Dragon Mountain. The design also contain dual expressions which reveal a pleasant looking appearance versus an enraged look. It is a lovely touch to see this fiery dragon in LEGO minifigure format. I would love to see an armies of these Dragons marching forward to Kingdoms who felt threatened by the dragons tribe. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Who is the winner?
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We will end the dragons
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Who should I serve?
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Showdown with the flying dragons
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Dragon might and glory
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Mother of all Dragons
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8) Classic Police Officer
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This Classic Police Officer is not exactly a regular LEGO CMFs design and it had actually first appeared in 1978 in the 600 Police Car set. This minifigure is featured in the Series 18 to commemorate and celebrate 40 years of Minifigures since its birth. LEGO wasn't all about minifigure before 1978 and it took a radical change since decades after decades. This Classic Police Officer was often appeared in Classic Town era in 1980s and probably able to resonate with AFOLs who grew up in that era. With minifigure designs looking ever so complex, I wonder how many of us still appreciate the vanilla looking minifigure like this Classic Police Officer. 


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are average and the best part of this design is the inclusion of the printed tile of LEGO set - 600 Police Car. This minifigure is pure classic and there's no back printing or dual facial expressions. It's just mere old Classic Town looking and to my surprise it's hard to believe in 2018 that I can felt and touch a retro looking design in modern times without the age and smell of vintage. You can view the plain old back view and side view of the minifigure. 

Paying homage to Classic Police
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Classic Police Town
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Maintain law and order
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Classic Town
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9) Spider Suit Boy
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The Spider Suit Boy is a very well designed minifigure because when I first opened the packet and out it jump a big spider. I did not expect the spider to look rather too big for my taste as I am wondering what's made up of the spider legs behind. I thought it could be just a few LEGO parts being put together quickly. A jumpy spider is not something that I have expected and it is a very nice touch for this design. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are above average. You get a very detailed spider looking outfit which could even be better than Spiderman if he ever need a new arch-enemy. The back of the spider is top notch but please be mindful that is made up of soft ABS plastic and I suspect it might get sticky over the course of time. The black spider is common accessory whereas the headpiece which cast the spider eyes are some nice overall touch. Not to forget that this minifigure also contain dual expressions which one of which feature a smirk look. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view. I also like to add that this minifigure contain back printing at his torso. 

Spooky Trio
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Spooky Family
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Are you joining the party?
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Hiking along Mirkewood Trail
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10) Birthday Cake Guy
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Any birthday without a birthday cake with it, would be a miserable failure. In this case, our Birthday Cake Guy never fail to impress with everyone through his surprising act or food feature. In this design, you may able to interpret him as the main star of the birthday party, or someone who want to surprise others through the cake stunt, or a wedding groom giving his bride the night to remember or simply a food mascot. I know this is for a birthday context but I can't help to think the other endless possibilities of playing around with this fellow. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are above average. You get a very detailed looking cake which enable you to place any regular minifigure in it. The minifigure is coated half the body with cake cream and the other decent half with his party outfit and hat. I got to love that wide happy jovial smile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view and the extended all rounded view of the man himself outside of the cake.  

Wedding Surprise
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Surprise, everyone!
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What is this man doing inside my cake?
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Birthday Party celebration for the children
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11) Cactus Girl
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It's a blast for me to see this outstanding Cactus Girl design which reminds me of the Final Fantasy 8 - Jumbo Cactus boss character. I simply love this character very much and also to my surprise to see a lady don the cactus costume instead. I could imagine the spike and hot suit could make her uncomfortable. This Cactus Girl design is an outstanding piece of work which enable us to plant more desert vegetation for our MOCs with a slight adjustment. I can imagine she is also one of the popular characters around. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are above average. Even though you get nil accessory, with the biggest obvious reason that the girl got no hands to hold on. I am not complaining as the design itself is very remarkable and accurate for a cactus design. She also appeared in dual expressions with front and back printing on the cactus torso. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Join the food costume party
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Cactus Girl, did you see this man?
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Mexican mariachi music
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12) Cat Costume Girl
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Cat lovers will be in for a treat with this feline lover. She is properly donned in a Cat Costume and not to be confused with Catwoman herself. This is the first original Cat Costume which is proudly added among the animal costume lovers. Pretty sure this will also be a popular character among them. 


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are slightly above average, due to the turquoise looking fish which resemble a tuna? I am not exactly sure of what fish type but is nice to see a different variant colour. The minifigure face is a cat appearance which is versatile for other animal purposes plus it has a tail equipped with it. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Cats Galore
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Catch of the Day
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Cat Burglars
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Animal Friends of the Forest
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13) Race Car Guy
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Race Car fans rejoice! In most circumstances, the Race Car driver is the one of the most underrated minifigure in a CMFs series. In this case, this Race Car Guy will definitely be one of the most popular minifigure because of astounding details in it. It can be used for various city setting including race set up or promotional efforts. I like this character very much and he is represented on the Brick Prix. and probably sponsored by Clutch Drive. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are excellent. The biggest bonus is the first of its kind micro machine - small actual red race car which can move on its own. Somehow reminds me of those Kinderbueno toys as well. It also has a printed tile which is placed at the rear of the car as part of its design. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view and without the car model attached that revealed his detailed all rounded printing

Race car promotional efforts
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Live on the Grand Prix
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We are honoured to meet Racer X
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Telematch Race is at the final lapse
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Wacky Racers
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14) Flower Pot Girl
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This Flower Pot Girl is very amazingly well designed. I was elated when I assembled this minifigure for the first time and lots of excitement derived from the flower pot. This new part is an excellent mould which create the base of a minifigure sized flower-pot plants in the future. Could you imagine the new kind of flowers which we might see in the near future? This is also my wife's favourite and I could imagine this is another popular character plus is a female in it. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are outstanding, largely due to the flower pot and flower despite of the lack of accessory. The surprising addition for this minifigure is her dual expression. I enjoyed the overall design very much and it kind of suggest playing Plants versus Zombie with it. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Hello ladies!
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Checking for radioactive substance
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Taking care of my flower pot
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Plants vs Zombies
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15) Cowboy Costume Guy
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The Cowboy Costume Guy is a strong contender due its unique costume that give a detailed design for the little horse or pony in the minifigure context due to its size/scale. He is a nice looking Cowboy and with the horse costume attached at his front and rear, make him look he is actually riding on the horse. This is a pretty fine piece of design. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are outstanding especially with the design of the horse costume and quite similar to the new horse design. Please do note that the horse is made up of slightly soft ABS plastic and it is likely to be sticky due to over course of time, so please do take care of it. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Check out my little pony
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Exact replica of the horse design
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Reporting for duty
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I should not have left the town
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New cowboy in town
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CMFs Wild Wild West
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16) Birthday Party Boy
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The Birthday Party Girl is not alone after all and he has the lucky Birthday Party Boy as part of her company. This Birthday Party Boy is a child LEGO minifigure to illustrate his birthday celebration. In this case, with the rest of the birthday party associates, we can now easily put together a much better looking birthday for the children. For all you know, you can even customise your own child for your beloved children for their birthday. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are excellent. There are lots of new accessories in this design, including the new orange balloon which enable the minifigure to grab it well. There are two piece of 1x1 printed LEGO Minifigures CMFs packets, party hat and more importantly a 2x2 gift box which allow the user to place small stuff in there that will encase by another new 2x2 printed tile. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Birthday Party Celebration
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Opening up our presents
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17) Unicorn Guy
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We are coming to the last of the seventeenth minifigure and is none other than the Unicorn Guy. He is my favourite number one character in this Series, followed by the Dragon Suit Guy in second place. The Unicorn Guy is a very well designed minifigure which trigger my soft spot of army building as well as having my own fantasy unicorn sword wielding army. This masculine unicorn will be of good use to protect my other unicorns and previously I had always regarded them as just a mascot. 

Parts assortment
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The parts assortment are excellent and the colour schema is perfect. You get the pearl gold great sword and new exciting accessory including the brand new triangular shield on the Unicorn Tribe. That's a huge bonus for medieval/fantasy fans and I am sure this will be quite hard to find, especially for army builders who seek to amass these in large numbers. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front side and back view

Unicorn Kingdom
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Various Medieval Kingdoms
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Will you aid Unicorn Kingdom?
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My favourite characters
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General Statistics for 71021 LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18
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Below is the combination which I have received from my box,

3 Elephant Girls
Brick Suit Guys
5 Brick Suit Girls
3 Party Clowns
4 Firework Guys
Birthday Party Girls
4 Dragon Suit Guys
1 Classic Police Officer
Spider Suit Guys
Birthday Cake Guys
Cactus Girls
3 Cat Costume Girls
3 Race Car Drivers
4 Flower Pot Girls
4 Cowboy Costume Guys
3 Birthday Party Girls
4 Unicorn Guys

Based on the above distribution, I have achieved one full complete set of 17 one-of-a kind minifigures each, including the very rare Classic Police Officer. If I exclude him out of the ratio, I am able to achieve three complete sets of 16 one-of-a kind minifigures each. It means I will have 9 spares left which are the majority of Brick Suit Guys and Girls. Read below to find out what are the remaining spares I have, based on a single full complete set.

My remaining spares based on 17 unique minifigures: 
2 Elephant Girls
Brick Suit Guys
4 Brick Suit Girls
2 Party Clowns
3 Firework Guys
Birthday Party Girls
3 Dragon Suit Guys
0 Classic Police Officer
Spider Suit Guys
Birthday Cake Guys
Cactus Girls
2 Cat Costume Girls
2 Race Car Drivers
3 Flower Pot Girls
3 Cowboy Costume Guys
2 Birthday Party Girls
3 Unicorn Guys

Data Analysis
I really wonder which minifigure will be the most popular and hard-to-find once it is out in the public. This series will be very popular and lots of minifigures will be out for grab. For army builders, it will definitely be Dragon Suit Guys and Unicorn Guys which I am very glad that they are in the distribution ratio of four. While the majority of the rest of the audience, I am sure everyone is eyeing for the Classic Police Officer which has the probability of getting it in 1.66% in a mint untouched sealed box. Please don't said you love this minifigure for the sake of Classic Town (probably only those who grew up with Classic Town will truly appreciate it). Well, I believe most of us will be getting for the sake of hoarding it or simply aiming to complete it for the purpose of 17 unique minifigures. So, what's the safest strategy to get it? Just buy a box and be done with it and thank goodness many of these minifigures are very useful with the large amount of new mould. Don't bother to pay high amount for this ridiculous pricing but I am sure the sellers will be pricing this minifigure at all time high since this is one out of 60 in a sealed box. Better than Mr Gold with these odds and of course way better than the mysterious Highway Man in Series 17. 

My best bets for the rest of the costume lovers are Elephant Girl, Cactus Girl, Race Car Driver, Cowboy Costume Guy, Flower Pot Girl and Cat Costume Girl. I chosen those because they are largely associated with either animal or other mode of costumes. Though this distribution ratio is one of a kind, but I am very satisfied with it even with both Brick Suits commonly available. The rest of the of the popular ones are quite even out and I like the ratio very much even though some might argue on the Classic Police Officer. To be honest, I am not very bothered by it as I view him as a cameo appearance in the LEGO CMFs Series for the celebration of 40 years LEGO Minifigures. Hence, with one rarest minifigure in the lot in exchange for one less minifigure in distribution ratio of five and turn it into an additional minifigure for the distribution ratio of four. In short, I am very pleased with this current distribution arrangement. What do you think of it? Do you like the overall distribution count?

To conclude, based on the probability demonstrated by this review, as an example, here are the summarised results,

High probability
1) Brick Suit Guys
2) Brick Suit Girls
Total range: 16.66%
Each: 8.33%

Medium probability
1) Firework Guys
2) Dragon Suit Guys
3) Spider Suit Guys
4) Birthday Cake Guys
5) Flower Pot Girls
6) Cowboy Costume Guys
7) Unicorn Guys
Total range: 46.66%
Each: 6.66%

Low probability
1) Elephant Girls
2) Party Clowns
3) Birthday Party Girls
4) Cactus Girls
5) Cat Costume Girls
6) Race Car Guys
7) Birthday Party Guys
Total range: 35%
Each 5%

Rare probability (which I encourage you to just buy a box and be done with it)
1) Classic Police Officer
Total range: 1.66%
Each: 1.66%

New molds/parts design
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These are the amazing new molds and parts which can be found in Series 18. I simply cannot believe the vast amount of specialised parts and it is definitely awesome to see so many. Even though, some might not like costume characters but think on the bright side, with these amount of specialised parts, I am sure you can customised great deal of super nice minifigures in your collection. 

Series 18 costumed characters
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CMFs Costume Characters
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The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18 will be launching on the 1st April or May 2018 (worldwide)
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To conclude, the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18 has continued successfully surprised us with another new level of design creativity. It greatly excite me to see the return of the original traditional series with slight costume themed based. It is still original as compared with licensed series. Traditional LEGO CMFs series always appeal widely to the masses. One thing for certain is TLG is not really intending to just focus on the traditional stuff. There are already clear signs in the shift in their marketing and design approach. Time will tell if the change in the LEGO CMFs could sustain and continue to appeal to general public and LEGO fans. It is not an easy theme to continue create, design and introduce many new creative and original designs for each new series. The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series or known as LEGO Minifigures Theme shall always be a rare commanding class of their own, which distinguish themselves from regular LEGO Theme and special releases. It has been a very long standing tradition and yet they are able to retain the charm and excitement, until today and I haven't got out of interest yet.

Now with a total of 416 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 17, the LEGO Movie Series, LEGO Simpsons Series 1 to 2, Disney LEGO Minifigures, LEGO Batman Movie series 1 to 2, LEGO Ninjago Movie Series and the current CMFs Series 18, not including Mr. Gold which unfortunately I do not have the blessings or lucky stars to own it till this date, and the special exclusive Toy Soldier and Zombie Skateboarder minifigures that can only be obtained through The Minifigures Character Encyclopedia books respectively. At such accelerated releasing rate, I wonder if anyone can keep up with the display shelving area as we factor to accommodate space for future expansion. For myself, I had already done a nice display for my own CMFs and made provision for at least 2 series to be displayed side by side at the baseplate before it max out. I hope to share my display set up when I am more settled down at my new home. Meanwhile, I really wonder what exciting new series will TLG have for us. Only time will tell and let's be patient about it. I am confident that it will be worth the wait as always. 

Please note that all opinions and content shown in this Eurobricks pictorial review is from 'WhiteFang' and is not meant to represent LEGO official views. It is purely stated to share as a vantage point of a reviewer.

Please note that the The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18 do not contain the placement of LEGO spare parts/accessories. This was practiced since the start of LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 3.

Summary review
Playability: 10/10 (New and old minifigure designs that can be integrated across many new and existing themes/settings.)
Design: 10/10 (Great detailed printing on different arms and legs with decent new accessories and refreshing designs.)
Price: 6/10 (Pricing notch for SRP is not out but I guess it will be hovering around SGD$6.50 and I am not a great fan of increased SRP again.)
Overall: 8.7/10 (Ready yourself for this new amazing Series 18 and it took me a year to see the new traditional original series. Definitely worth the wait)

I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. :wink: What about yours?

I hope everyone of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are welcomed.
Pictures can be found in My Flickr.

If you are interested to read the past LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series reviews, you may find the following links below!

8683: Collectable Minifigures Series 1
8684: Collectable Minifigures Series 2
8803: Collectable Minifigures Series 3
8804: Collectable Minifigures Series 4
8805: Collectable Minifigures Series 5
8827: Collectable Minifigures Series 6
8831: Collectable Minifigures Series 7
8833: Collectable Minifigures Series 8
71000: Collectable Minifigures Series 9
71001: Collectable Minifigures Series 10
71002: Collectable Minifigures Series 11
71004: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Movie Series
71005: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Simpsons Series
71007: Collectable Minifigures Series 12
71008: Collectable Minifigures Series 13
71009: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Simpsons Series 2
71010: Collectable Minifigures Series 14
71011: Collectable Minifigures Series 15
71012: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Disney Series
71013: Collectable Minifigures Series 16
71014: Collectable Minifigures - DFB Football Series 2016
71017: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Batman Movie Series

71018: Collectable Minifigures Series 17
71019: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Ninjago Movie Series
71020: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Batman Movie Series 2

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Dear Eurobricks Community, 

I am very pleased to share with all of you my newest review work on the LEGO Collectables Series 18. Finally took me an amazing three days to put this together since I received it from TLG. Eurobricks won't be the only community doing this review and I hope my latest reviewing work continue to excite all of you in this highly anticipated LEGO CMFs. Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments. 

WhiteFang

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Thank you for the review @WhiteFang

I think the Cactus Girl reference is indeed referring to one of the staple enemy in Final Fantasy which is cactuar - I remember seeing this far back in Final Fantasy 6 with the signature pose that Cactus Girl can do as well.

I like the series for the accessories and Cactus Girl is definitely my favourite.

Btw, "glued together"? Cheeky you. :poke:

 

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On 3/11/2018 at 10:35 PM, kaelthas said:

Great review @WhiteFang! Love the dragon guy and the cake and race cars can become a stand alone part! So nice! 

Thanks kaelthas. Indeed it is. Those are some outstanding specialised parts. Let me try and see if I am able to put together a photo of all these new molds/parts. 

On 3/11/2018 at 10:42 PM, makoy said:

Thank you for the review @WhiteFang

I think the Cactus Girl reference is indeed referring to one of the staple enemy in Final Fantasy which is cactuar - I remember seeing this far back in Final Fantasy 6 with the signature pose that Cactus Girl can do as well.

I like the series for the accessories and Cactus Girl is definitely my favourite.

Btw, "glued together"? Cheeky you. :poke:

Thanks makoy! Indeed, but when I first saw the Cactus, it was FF8 for me. However, it is real awesome to see this outstanding design in the CMFs. And *ahem*, it appears you seem to have guessed something from that glued photo. :tongue:

Just testing out the maximum clutch between these bricks. :wink: 

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@WhiteFang thanks for the fun to read review.

I am looking forward to this non-licensed cmf series.  Also glad I am not the only one who noticed the naughty references.  March Harriet should be in the cake photos!  :p

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I love the race-car guy. He comes complete with the Rocket Racer logo from the popular LEGO Racers video games. 

Image result for LEGO rocket racer

I certainly plan on getting quite a few Dragons and Unicorns and some Elephant Girls for the mouse! 

Thanks for another excellent review. 

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I love all of the girl minifigures' costume including Flower Pot and Cactus. Great work. :sweet:

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Posted (edited)

Thanks for the review! Stellar as always @WhiteFang!

 

On 10/3/2018 at 9:17 AM, WhiteFang said:

The LEGO Collectable Minifigures (CMFs) Series 18 is scheduled for worldwide release on 1st April or May 2018. This new Series 17 reminisce and combine the great CMFs tradition which filled with many unexpected wacky original designs and in this case, a large amount of the original CMFs characters are revolved around costume/fantasy based. In this outstanding series, you will see and experience lots of new mould and parts which simply gave the perfect touch for the intended character. I am very glad to see the return of the traditional design of LEGO CMFs and the last one was exactly a year ago for Series 17 which was a wait too long. 

Same. It's good to see the return of the (almost) regular CMF series. I would have liked better a normal series instead. 

On 10/3/2018 at 9:17 AM, WhiteFang said:

To conclude, the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 18 has continued successfully surprised us with another new level of design creativity. It greatly excite me to see the return of the original traditional series with slight costume themed based. It is still original as compared with licensed series. Traditional LEGO CMFs series always appeal widely to the masses. 

Same. I hope TLG will take notes from the last question in the poll. 

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BTW, this is the best picture hahha

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Also, I noticed the picture with all the costumed CMFs is missing the S14 Skeleton Guy and the S17 Rocket Boy

Finally, @WhiteFang could you take a pic of the brick costume but with the short red legs, please? :classic:

Edited by Robert8

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Been looking forward to this!! Great review as always, and the brick suit photo gave me a much needed laugh.

I hope to buy a box, and had planned to sell off the spares, but after reading this, I think many will be kept for the accessories if nothing else. The mouse is too cute, and the race cars are the best!

Can you please put a photo up with a short leg fig in the car? I am thinking it might work as an old school pedal car. Thanks in advance.

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that giant spider piece is awesome I definitely will get extras of those.

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On 3/10/2018 at 7:17 AM, WhiteFang said:


12) Cat Costume Girl
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"And we all say: oh well; I never. Was there ever a cat so clever as Magical Mister Mistoffellees"

Steve

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Thanks for the great review as always.

I find this series a bit too zany for my liking. I prefer the traditional mix of figs: mostly everyday professions plus a couple of historical figs, sci-fi and maybe one or two comedic fancy-dress figs.  That way you can build up a good library of fig parts for use in your own mocs.  A whole series of very specialised fancy dress figs is a bit too much of one thing.

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Whitefang thanks for your superduper review as always. 

We have the same top three, only in a different order i guess. Mine: cactus, unicorn, dragon. 

Figs i also will try to buy are: brick dude and dudette, cat lady (for making a marvel black cat), the spider suit (mix and match with the new 6 arms having alien villains from avengers) and the elephant (loving the mouse)

Whitefang, would you maybe make a picture of the carnivore plant in the new flowerpot mould? I am not a fan of the flower suit, but i really think the flowerpot could make the carnivore plant even better. 

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Also, could you put up a photo of the cake part from the top? I want to know if bricks could be put in it to make it anormal cake. 

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This is probably the worst CMF series yet. Not a single figure I'd consider.

But great review, as always!

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13 minutes ago, Hive said:

This is probably the worst CMF series yet. Not a single figure I'd consider.

But great review, as always!

*oh2*

Even worse than Simpsons 2 or Batman Movie 2?

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Awesome review as always Fangy, thanks for your efforts!!  I love the dragon costume, can't wait to get several. :wub:  And that unicorn guy has a very cool shield.

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Very cool! Thanks for the review! I'm glad to see more and more cats appearing...for reasons!

I actually think the dragon or the Balloon girl are my favourites among these so far, though the Elephant costume and cat costume are pretty high up there!

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On 3/10/2018 at 10:17 AM, WhiteFang said:

Glued together
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Wow.  Just.... well... it explains the expressions on their faces, I suppose.

10 hours ago, Belun said:

I love all of the girl minifigures' costume including Flower Pot and Cactus. Great work. :sweet:

I actually think this series is pretty disappointing.  I get it's got a lot of neat accessories people will want, but on the whole they've really been going down hill.  There's so many people we could still use for our cities that, to go full-tilt zany just seems.... not very useful.  The only interesting piece there, for me, is the cactus - and I'd really want to use it as, you know, a cactus.

6 hours ago, Missing Brick said:

Thanks for the great review as always.

I find this series a bit too zany for my liking. I prefer the traditional mix of figs: mostly everyday professions plus a couple of historical figs, sci-fi and maybe one or two comedic fancy-dress figs.  That way you can build up a good library of fig parts for use in your own mocs.  A whole series of very specialised fancy dress figs is a bit too much of one thing.

I have to agree.  Having one or two costumed figures is enough for laughs.  We've had enough.  Unless you're making a LEGO Costume Ball, I don't see the point in this series.  I liked when it was one or two sci-fi figures, one or two sports figures, one or two "worker" type figures, one or two historical figures, one or two mythological figures, etc., maybe with a couple of costumes or other "creatures" (Zombie, anyone?).  Releasing CMFs in themed waves makes it easier to just skip, IMO.

 

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1 minute ago, fred67 said:

Wow.  Just.... well... it explains the expressions on their faces, I suppose.

 

The 1x1 bricks could be condoms in that pic lol

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Great review!

Is it possible we could get a picture of the horse costume dude riding a horse?

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This is the most in depth review of a series I have ever seen! :thumbup:

I really love the party kids and the clown. Some great pieces and the first time in a long time I want doubles of a figure.

But a HUGE disappointment that the brick pieces (which I feel should have been 2x2 or 2x4) are part of the torso. I was hoping / thinking that they would fit over a torso like a Spongbob character but with a hole for the next in the top. It's not really a costume if you can't take it off.

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24 minutes ago, Maple said:

But a HUGE disappointment that the brick pieces (which I feel should have been 2x2 or 2x4) are part of the torso. I was hoping / thinking that they would fit over a torso like a Spongbob character but with a hole for the next in the top. It's not really a costume if you can't take it off.

They didn't do it because they can't. The arms couldn't be moved due to the width of the 2x3 brick. Place a 2x3 brick over a minifigure torso to see what I'm talking about

Also, with a 2x4 brick costume, the minifigure could barely move the legs

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