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  1. Giraffe for the win! That’s for me. Accessory is the baby raptor.
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    REVIEW: 80102 Dragon Dance

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts and comments. I also wish it will be available elsewhere but given this decision made on the availability. The exclusive is specified to Asia Pacific region. I hope this is not an one-off theme. Yes, I agreed! Yes, it is the same as the Lester from Leicester Square. Not exactly sure if I had to turn it harder than before, to make the actions balance. The technic pins are allocated in the same line with different angles. Nice to see you here! Great work done for the set and now I know why those sausages are used. Thanks Niku for your kind words.
  3. Hello everyone, Earlier last week, I had reviewed the highly anticipated 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner. Due to personal family emergency, I had to defer this review and it pained me to review this set due to the close proximity of this sad incident. Though the start of my new year is grim, but I had decided not to dwell on it and made the best out of this set review. Similar to the sister set of 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner, this set also suffered the same fate of being regional exclusive in Asia Pacific region. This set is currently available in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, etc. At this point of the review, I can sadly assume there are no more ready stocks available in retail stores in Singapore. There will not be any further replenishment. I half suspect the other mentioned countries had almost ran out of stock. If you are still on the fence, do not hesitate and get it before you go on to read my review or any others in the Internet. Because it will likely be gone even though you are willing to pay SRP for it. Without further ado, allow me to share my perspective. Name: 80102 Dragon Dance Theme: LEGO System / Seasonal / Chinese New Year Year: 2019 Pieces: 616 Minifigs: 5 minifigures Price: SGD 84.90 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink, Brick Insights An original box image of the 80102 Dragon Dance Back view of the original box image of the 80102 Dragon Dance This is another incredible special exclusive for the Chinese New Year festival This is the second official LEGO set released under the Chinese Festival Special Edition flag which is indeed a pleasant surprise. As mentioned in my opening paragraph, there are no ready stocks to be seen in Singapore. If you can get this set, the SRP is extremely reasonably priced and I had to admit that it is affordable for such a LEGO set design. Our Eurobricks member, badbob001 had shared that the designers for this set are Nick Vas (@princegalidor) who is former Eurobricks Action Figures Moderator and Niek van Slagmaat (@toothdominoes). Their tweet can be found in this link. The Dragon Dance is a traditional Chinese dance performance involving a team of skilled performers using poles to rhythmically move a dragon prop. It is usually performed during Chinese festive celebrations. Dragon dance performers are usually martial artists or acrobats who are able to move their bodies rhythmically and synchronise their steps so that the dragon appears to move gracefully. When the performance commences, a man holding a long pole with a dragon pearl affixed to the top stands in front of the dragon’s head. He swings the dragon pearl from side to side, while moving in tune to the sounds of the dragon drums and accompanying music. The dragon chases the pearl and attempts to capture it, but is never successful. And so the dance continues, with the dragon pearl teasing the dragon and the dragon showing off its antics while trying to catch it. The Chinese believe that performing the dragon dance during festivals and celebrations drives away evil spirits and ushers in good luck and blessings for the community. The content of the sealed box The sealed box come with four group of numbered mint packs. The box contain an instruction manual which also reveal the building stages overview. After completing the built, these are the remaining spare parts including a brand new teal brick separator. The Dragon Dance minifigures performers In this set, there are five well designed minifigures, largely featuring the four new dragon dance performers and the almost similar CMFs Series 12 - Piggy Guy in 2014. The minifigure head is different and more importantly, the new Piggy Guy minifigure does not contain back printing unlike the doppelganger in CMFs Series 12. In this case, the mold and leg are the same parts. Henceforth, this is still a good chance for fans whom had missed this minifigure previously and also don't mind the lack of back printing. The dragon dance performers are nicely designed with some good attempts to make slight variations through the facial expressions of the minifigures' heads. The performing outfit are the same and so if anyone like to army build some sort of red henchmen specialised in martial arts, this could just be the right formula. All of the minifigures contain back printing with the exception of the new Piggy Guy. Only one minifigure contain an alternate facial expression. The entire building content for Packet 1The completed built for Packet 1 The entire building content for Packet 2The completed built for Packet 2 The entire building content for Packet 3 The completed built for Packet 3 The entire building content for Packet 4 The completed built for Packet 4 The Dragon Dance display is performing full swing The completed built of the dragon dance is coupled with amazing design and incredible playing mechanism which will make a fine desktop display. By unwinding the mechanism, you could see the entire dragon dancing by see the body sections moving up and down which can be quite therapeutic. The ingenious playing winding mechanism is encapsulated within the wooden blocks. It utilise different angles of technic pins to allocate in certain positions by distinguish its different movements. You can take a moment and view a short video right at the end of the review to experience the playing mechanism. The most important thing which pleased me greatly is the lack of stickers. I am so glad to see the dragon scale fins are printed and you get a total of 14 printed pieces in this set. The dragon head design is accurately designed with the excellent usage of uncommon animal parts like tan frogs and scorpions. The dragon tail is also equally articulated with a good combination of parts. The printed pearl is able to rotate together with the winding mechanism which is attached to the pole. You can enjoy viewing more of the up close viewing angles from the front view, bottom view, side view (L), side view (R), the performing act (1) and the performing act (2). A closer look at the Dragon Dance performance Which dragon is more dangerous looking? Golden Dragon making a special performing appearance 2019 - Year of the Pig These are the special exclusive Chinese Festival sets To conclude, this is another great exciting 2019 set which is released so far. There are so much building enjoyment and the only significant disappointment is that such an excellent set like this is restricted in limited quantities within Asia Pacific region. I hope I am able to get the next rumoured 80103 Dragon Boat set as well which is exclusive in China. and I had so much enjoyment building this set up. If you are still thinking and able to see these sets in stores, don't hesitate. Just pick it up first and think of what to do with it later if you end up not liking it. I highly doubt most will not dislike this new festive sets. Summary review Playability: 10/10 (Very fun to play with on the winding mechanism for the dragon dance movement.) Design: 8/10 (Above average minifigures' design and excellent dragon dance design.) Price: 9/10 (Get this set at SRP if possible. The set is very reasonably priced and I got no qualms paying for SRP.) Overall: 9/10 (Get this set if you are still able to.) I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are strongly welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr.
  4. No apologies needed. This poll will come as is a matter of time. Glad you had started it.
  5. Ah! You have started this traditional poll. Thanks.
  6. Hello everyone, A new start of the year 2019 and I will begin with my very first review on this regional exclusive LEGO seasonal set. These new Chinese New Year sets are highly anticipated and are hard to come by if you are not situated in Asia Pacific region. This set is currently available in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, etc. It is also rumoured to be available for a short period of time. Not exactly sure if is factually correct. Our international AFOLs such as Europe and US are likely require to rely on secondary marketplace for sourcing. Without further ado, let me share my perspective if is indeed worthwhile for you to get this set and add into your collection. Name: 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner Theme: LEGO System / Seasonal / Chinese New Year Year: 2019 Pieces: 616 Minifigs: 6 minifigures Price: SGD 89.90 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink, Brick Insights An original box image of the 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner Back view of the original box image of the 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner Get ready for this detailed amazing festive set exclusive This is indeed a mega surprise for me to see an official LEGO set like this being released under the Chinese Festival Special Edition flag. When this set was first released couple of days ago, these were flying off the shelves until I managed to get it locally in TRU by paying SRP for it. Well, I personally find is worth the SRP and it is reasonably priced. The box is quite big and is highly recommend to debox in order to save some shipping costs if you are intending to import elsewhere. As a Chinese, the Chinese New Year is an important traditional festival and is widely celebrated in Chinese community. This is a very meaningful set which illustrate the importance of family togetherness in Chinese New Year Eve, where the loved ones will gather for a reunion dinner in the living or dining area before ushering the New Year. For the coming 2019 Lunar Calendar, it is the Year of the Pig which we are looking celebrating. The Chinese placed huge emphasis on the reunion dinner and this is the set where I can relate my grandparents, my parents, siblings and my spouse together celebrating. Even though families may grow apart when they grow up, it is the Chinese New Year which will always bring us back and be filial to our parents. Although this set was not explicit but I visualise the house belonging to the grandparents and the family coming over for a visit. That's how I will look at it. The content of the sealed box The sealed box come with five numbered mint packs. The box contain an instruction manual which also reveal the building stages overview and 2 units of 16x16 Tan baseplate. It also contain an essential sticker sheet. After completing the built, these are the remaining spare parts including an orange brick separator. The 3-generation family in their own minifigures' design The next In this set, there are six nice minifigures illustrating the 3-generation family which comprise of the grandparents, parents and children. The minifigures are wearing new clothes for the Chinese New Year. Flowery and bright clothes are the way to go and it is a taboo to wear black colour as it will offend the elderly. I find the minifigures' design prints are pretty excellent with the traditional attire, not forgetting the fact that all of these minifigures contain back printing. The mummy minifigure is wearing the new skirt slope while the children are still equipped with their traditional short legs. I was hoping they were given movable short legs instead to increase playability. Each of the child is holding a printed 1x2 red packet tile. The minifigures are also included with alternate expressions and I am pleased to note four out of six minifigures contain another side of their emotional feelings. The entire building content for Packet 1The completed built for Packet 1 The entire building content for Packet 2The completed built for Packet 2 The entire building content for Packet 3 The completed built for Packet 3 The entire building content for Packet 4 The completed built for Packet 4 The entire building content for Packet 5 The completed built for Packet 5 The completed built for the Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner setting The completed built of the house is simply amazing and filled with tons of details and is quite comparable with the 21302 The Big Bang Theory setting. I had to applaud the designer effort and I am very keen to know who is the designer as well. He had certainly combine modern and traditional elements of a typical Chinese home in a very warm and cosy environment. You can see some awesome interior details like the shelving, computer monitor which showing the Chinese New Year countdown programme, curtains with traditional pearl gold window grilles which are great parts, Chinese couplets, and family portraits. You can enjoy viewing more of the up close viewing angles from the front view, festive decoration at front entrance, side view (L) and side view (B). Chinese cuisine at its finest This is the most exciting highlights. All of these printed tiles and bowls can be found in packet 5. It contain 7 bowls with 1x1 round rice studs inside, 6 pairs of chopsticks/spoon in 1x2 printed tiles, a wide assorted of circular dishes like black sesame buns, meat stew, dumplings, chicken, crab, fried stuff, some sides in 1x2 printed tiles like prawns, spring rolls, chye sim, and a big fish in the centre coupled with a 1x1 round printed stud that depict something like a sauce (I think). More importantly, the Lazy Susan at the dining table can be rotated with ease and is quite a common sight for big families since most of the Chinese serving are done in communal style. We are here at our parents' place Let's us help you with the food serving Come and have dinner first before watching the countdown programme Spending quality time with the grand children Family visiting Family visiting Reunion dinner is fundamentally important in Chinese culture Everyone is preparing to usher the Year of the Pig (2018) To conclude, this is the most impressive 2019 set which is released so far and I had so much enjoyment building this set up. I can just pick it up and show to anyone who are able to quickly identify the key meaning of this building set. Very impressive. The only pity is due to its exclusivity in Asia Pacific region. Not to forget that there is a 80102 Dragon Dance which I had also bought and aim to build it soon and the last elusive 80103 Dragon Boat which is going to be exclusive in just China. We shall see how this develop and I hope you will get a chance to own this great building set as well. Summary review Playability: 9/10 (Fun to play and create family bonding scenes in the living area.) Design: 9/10 (Excellent minifigures' design with completed back printing and most are accompanied with alternate expressions.) Price: 9/10 (Get this set at the SRP or with slight discount if possible. The set is very reasonably priced and I got no issue paying for SRP.) Overall: 9/10 (Get this set no matter what and join in the festive holidays.) I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. What about yours? I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are strongly welcomed. Pictures can be found in My Flickr.
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    REVIEW: 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner

    Thank you guys for your thoughts and comments. I could think so. It is just a plausible theory. Fully agree with you on the reunion dinner aspect. I will miss them deeply. Glad you had positive vibes about this set. Agree on the distribution hype and it is indeed unfortunate. Well, it could also be part of the wider TLG strategy because they could not know how well these sets could perform on worldwide and if other parts of the world like US and Europe could even interested in such Chinese centred LEGO designed sets.
  8. Our Eurobricks Global Moderator and Reviewers Academy Teacher, WhiteFang had completed this latest review of the LEGO Chinese New Year set. The 80102 Dragon Dance is also an Asia Pacific exclusive set. Check out the review right here in Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes Forum. Share your thoughts with us and let us know if there is any success for you to purchase this set. Click here to view the 80102 Dragon Dance review in the Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes forum.
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    Chinese New Year’s sets -2019

    I believe by now, whole of Singapore had exhausted the retail stocks from all possible retail channels. It is said there won’t be any restocking for Singapore. Any words on other Asia Pacific region?
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    REVIEW: 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner

    Thanks guys for your comments and views. It really pleased me to see other AFOLs who are not Chinese are also equally excited about this built as well. You definitely ought to get this and I am pretty sure you will enjoy it. Don't let the exclusivity discourage you. Same sentiments. I hope the printed tiles will also be made available in other future sets. I also look forward to see what builders can do with this basic design to make the entire house complete. I also hope to find out who is the designer of this set as well. It is pretty accurate to me. Nice, I didn't know Nick was involved in the Dragon Dance design. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. If they had gone for the actual food molds, then the table will definitely be not enough to accommodate all of the food cuisine. I think printed tiles work fine for me at this point.
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    REVIEW: 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner

    To be honest, I wasn’t confident to complete in such a short time. I am glad that I had pushed myself in time for this review. Hope to find time for the next project as well. Thanks Jim. Glad you enjoyed it.
  12. Our Eurobricks Global Moderator and Reviewers Academy Teacher, WhiteFang had completed this latest review of the LEGO Chinese New Year set. The 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner is an Asia Pacific exclusive set and it is one of the three highly sought after sets. Before you decide if this set is worth for you to pick it up, dive in and check out the review right here in Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes Forum. Share your thoughts with us. Click here to view the 80101 Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner review in the Eurobricks LEGO Special Themes forum.
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    [PRESS RELEASE] 70840 - Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

    Fully agreed! Rendition is similar to the design in Suicide Squad movie in 2016.
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    [PRESS RELEASE] 70840 - Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

    Everything is awesome! This is a massive original D2C set ever which stayed true to the movie setting.
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    REVIEW: 75972 Dorado Showdown

    I felt this set is lacking in details especially on the built. It is quite bare and empty. I am not quite impressed with it. I will probably get the minifigures from BL instead.
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    REVIEW: 75971 Hanzo vs. Genji

    Nothing too impressive about the Shrine and it does able to integrate with the Ninjago setting though. The minifigures are pretty nice to look at. In particular, Hanzo is something whichg I like to have. I am still undecided on this set but looking at your review. It is making me to reconsider my position again.
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    REVIEW: 75970 Tracer vs. Widowmaker

    The best Overwatch entry level set. It is perfectly nice looking set to savour this theme especially with Tracer in this set. Thanks Oky for this review.
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    REVIEW: 75973 D.Va & Reinhardt

    Thanks Oky. I love the mecha builts as well as the minifigures. Reinhardt does look abit of Odin though. I enjoyed this review as much as seeing close up images. I had no knowledge about Overwatch and your review gave me a pretty good insight and nice idea on what this theme is all about. I am certainly aiming to get these for the builts and minifigures.
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2018 - Your Santa MOC winners thread

    Congrats to the winners! Although I didn’t won this year but I am very happy for the rest of the lucky winners! Thanks CopMike for organsing and Sieggy for dusting off your calendars!
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    Review: 70841 Benny's Space Squad

    Very fine review. Love the finale picture. This set is nowhere to be seen and is selling like hotcakes in Singapore.
  21. Hello everyone, I noticed many of our new and regular members have some parts or sets identification issues? Example, like where is this part comes from? I bought this lot from the garage sales but I don't know where these parts come from? So, come on and drop all of your questions in here and our helpful Eurobricks Community will be able to answer those questions for you. Thanks. WhiteFang
  22. Hello everyone, I am very pleased to present my latest reviewing adventure on this brand new licensed LEGO Minifigures - Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 which will be available worldwide in August 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 allowing me to review this series in peace over the past weekend. I can't believe I had completed 27 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 3, Series 4 and Series 5 in an excellent harvesting year. In the year 2012, we celebrated with Series 6, Series 7 and recent Series 8. With the year 2013, we have the Series 9, Series 10 and Series 11. In the year 2014, we seen the LEGO Movie Series, The first LEGO Simpsons Series and Series 12. In the year 2015, we had the Series 13, LEGO Simpsons Series 2 and Series 14. In the year 2016, we seen the Series 15, LEGO Disney Series 1 and Series 16. In the year 2017, we have the LEGO Batman Movie Series, Series 17 and LEGO Ninjago Movie Series. Beginning of year 2018, we see the LEGO Batman Movie Series 2 and Series 18. Now I would like to invite everyone to cast their vote for LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 poll statistics. Name: 71022 LEGO Minifigures - Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Year: 2018 Minifigs: 22 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 71022 LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 The LEGO Minifigures - Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1's main colour schema is a beloved mixture of misty night scene which set between Hogwarts and New York. [Reference 1] [Reference 2] [Reference 3] [Reference 4] What could possibly lurk within these mysterious sealed packets? The highly anticipated new Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts licenses finally made its way to CMFs with awesome excitement This is the first ever LEGO Minifigures series to break new grounds to include the first ever 22 unique LEGO minifigures in a series. This new series is not the traditional LEGO Minifigures Series and instead TLG had brought us a splendid treat for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans through this amazing minifigures' line up, featuring unique named characters. Despite some of the characters' rendition, it is welcoming to see most of the characters in their new attire as well as equipping them with new medium short legs for these 'child' characters in Year 1 to 2 during Hogwarts. TLG had previously already indulged us with Batman Movie Series and Disney Series from their license theme. Well, for the minifigures theme to include the universe of Harry Potter characters and the new Fantastic Beasts characters without the need to buy a set is indeed marvelous. The LEGO Harry Potter theme had previously appeared from 2001 to 2004 where the minifigures are still in the traditional yellow minifigure tone. Then in 2005 to 2007, we start to see Harry Potter minifigures in flesh tone. I was one of the fortunate fans who had managed to buy LEGO Harry Potter sets when it was re-released from 2010 to 2011. Thereafter, we had not seen any Harry Potters sets until just recently where Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts are packaged together to form under the LEGO Wizarding World. I do not know if there will be a future series for this theme and the coining of Series 1 in this theme is merely to serve as a continuation if there is ever plans for one. Past licensed series are normally not just one-off. A note, large portion of the characters' references are linked to harrypotter.wikia.com for additional background information on the named characters. IMPORTANT: Please note that the naming for all 22 minifigures, where applicable, that I have use for this review are likely to be official TLG minifigures naming for the LEGO Minifigures - Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1. General Statistics for 71022 LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 I have decided to shift my distribution ratio to the top of the review, due to extensive scrolling of 22 minifigures' characters coverage plus I have received feedback of my reviewing format which I hope will be useful. I have shared my thoughts and views at the end of each minifgures' coverage. Below is the combination which I have received from my box, 1 Percival Graves 2 Luna Lovegood (s) 2 Professor Sybill Trelawney (s) 2 Harry Potter (Invisibility Cloak) (s) 2 Credence Barebone (s) 3 Harry Potter (Hogwarts outfit) (s) 3 Hermione Granger (s) 3 Ron Weasley (s) 3 Draco Malfoy (s) 3 Neville Longbottom (s) 3 Cho Chang (s) 3 Dean Thomas (s) 3 Lord Voldemort (s) 3 Dobby (s) 3 Cedric Diggory (s) 3 Professor Filius Flitwick (s) 3 Mad-Eye Moody (s) 3 Professor Albus Dumbledore (s) 3 Newt Scamander (s) 3 Tina Goldstein (s) 3 Jacob Kowalski (s) 3 Queenie Goldstein (s) New medium movable short legs A great highlight in this series is the new minifigure element of movable short legs. I had placed all three minifigures for height comparison. The new medium short minifigure is mid-tier between a regular and short legs minifigures. It can walk and sit like a regular minifigures where the short leg minifigures are not able to achieve. It is so versatile and useful, which helps to increase playability for the traditional short-leg minifigures. I noticed the traditional short-legs is still in circulation which will also bring me a thought, if the new part is meant to supersede the existing part or to complement the array of minifigures' parts. In this case, I really hope this new medium short legs will be made available in other LEGO themes as well. Different new wand sticks Another wonderful new highlight in this series is the inclusion of these new wands' parts. Among the 22 unique minifigures, there are 3 characters who don't wield a magical wand and they are Dobby, Jacob Kowalski and Credence Barebone. To my surprise, these new wands contain an extra piece and you will require to use some force to take the wands' mold apart. As of now, the new wands are available in six different colours and they are very useful minifigure accessory. The wands can be wielded forward like what I had done with my minifigures and it won't hurt the arm. I am very tempted to replace the oversize wands that I have in my current collection. These new wands are prove to be useful indeed. In addition, if you bought a box and bother to take it out in an organised manner. You will be amazed by the numbers of extra wands which will be useful to give you a head start to do your own replacement exercise subsequently. Front view comparison of current LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 with the rest of the past CMFs series I have placed all 28 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. 28 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 Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 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 Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 promotional poster - updated Back view of the LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 promotional poster - updated The first 16 minifigures are dedicated to the Harry Potter books' characters while the next 6 minifigures are dedicated to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It's very uncommon for TLG to dedicate 2-in-1 theme in a single release even though I must admit it is a welcoming and yet stretch move. 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. 1) Harry Potter (Hogwarts Outfit) Without further ado, let's bring out the first licensed minifigure design from this series. This the main protagonist and leading character based on JK Rowling's Harry Potter books. I grew up with Harry Potter movies, similar to Lord of The Rings movies back in 2000. I had unfortunately missed LEGO Harry Potter sets then, as these were in my dark ages. Back in 2010, I had a chance to rekindle with LEGO Harry Potter and this time round, the brand new Wizarding World in 2018. Harry Potter had appeared a total of 25 different variants till this date and is arguably the most common minifigure ever released. Despite of its numerous re-releases, this is actually the first short leg equivalent of Harry Potter and is donned in the Hogwarts robe outfit. Harry Potter was a half-blood wizard, one of the most famous wizards of modern times. He was the only child and son of James and Lily Potter who are both members of the original Order of the Phoenix. Harry's birth was overshadowed by a prophecy and this caused the Potter family to go into hiding. Lord Voldemort made his first vain attempt to circumvent the prophecy when Harry was an infant. During that attempt, he murdered Harry's parents as they tried to protect him, but this unsuccessful attempt led to Lord Voldemort's first downfall. This downfall marked the end of the First Wizarding War, and to Harry henceforth being known as the "Boy Who Lived" which will lead to a series of blockbuster movies ever since. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. The medium short legs for the minifigure is very well designed and I prefer this black suave hairstyle much over than the older appearance. The white owl is a great re-introduction and owls from the Harry Potter theme are coated with nice details. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Harry Potter Visiting Gringott's Bank How can I help you? Harry, this is Buckbeak We love your owls collection 2) Hermione Granger The next in line is Hermione Granger in medium short legs. Hermione Granger was a Muggle-born witch. At a very young age, she learned that she was a witch, and had been accepted into Hogwarts School. She was sorted into Gryffindor House. Hermione Granger possessed a brilliant academic mind and proved to be a gifted student in almost every subject that she studied. She is the original trio which accompanied Harry Potter in their adventures. Hermione Granger had appeared a total of 10 different variants till this date. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. The hairpiece is a suitable match for her in her Hogwarts robe outfit. I believe this is her pet cat - Crookshanks and it is a brand new cat design among the recent releases of new cats. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Hermione Granger Pets gathering Legendary Gryffindor Knight Visiting Ollivander's store 3) Ron Weasley The next minifigure is the muddleheaded Ron Weasley in medium short legs. Ron Weasley was a pure-blood wizard and is the sixth and youngest son of Arthur and Molly Weasley. He was also the younger brother of Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, and the elder brother of Ginny. Ron and his sibling lived at the Burrow. Ron had been accepted into Hogwarts School and was sorted into Gryffindor House. He is the original trio which accompanied Harry Potter in their adventures. Ron Weasley had appeared a total of 10 different variants till this date. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. The new hairpiece is a nice match in his Hogwarts robe. I believe this is his pet rat - Scabbers and it is a brand new rat design among the recent mouse design in Series 18. You can take a closer look at these rats/mouses in past LEGO designs. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Ron Weasley Get your cats away from me Boarding at King's Cross Station Are you sure this is the best option? The Weasley Family 4) Draco Malfoy The next minifigure is a partial antagonist, Draco Malfoy in medium short legs with his quidditch uniform outfit. Draco Malfoy was a pure-blood wizard and the only son of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy. The son of a Death Eater, Draco was raised to strongly believe in the importance of blood purity. He was sorted into Slytherin House. During his years at Hogwarts, he became friends with Vincent Crabbe, Gregory Goyle, Pansy Parkinson, and other fellow Slytherins. He also developed a rivalry with Harry Potter at a very early age. Draco Malfoy had appeared a total of 8 different variants till this date. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. The hairpiece is similar to his past minifigures' design, while the new quidditch uniform is a nice touch and it will serve as a team player in this latest 75956 Quidditch Match. It also has a new dark green broomstick also known as 'Nimbus 2001' as well as the brand new golden snitch. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Draco Malfoy New Team Players 5) Luna Lovegood The next uncommon minifigure is my favourite character known as Luna Lovegood in her medium short legs. Luna Lovegood was a witch, the only child and daughter of Xenophilius and Pandora Lovegood. Her mother accidentally died during Luna's young age and she was subsequently raised by her father, editor of the magazine The Quibbler. Luna had been accepted into Hogwarts School and was sorted into Ravenclaw House. Luna Lovegood had appeared a total of 1 different variants till this date. Parts assortment The parts assortment are excellent. Luna wears a new hairpiece is similar to her past minifigures' design. She also have a new purple sling pouch and a minifigure's skirt around her waist. She also has a dual dazzling facial expression. I am particularly fond of the new 2x3 printed tile of the Quibbler which showcases her origin. At this instance, you might also thought this is a recycled torso in 2010 and I can assure you that the prints are different. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front and back view. Different variants of Luna Lovegood Welcome to Brick Fair I am happy we are going out together 6) Neville Longbottom The next uncommon minifigure is known as Neville Longbottom in his medium short legs. Neville Longbottom is the only child and son of Frank and Alice Longbottom. His parents were well-respected Aurors and members of the original Order of the Phoenix, until they were tortured into insanity by Bellatrix Lestrange. Neville was subsequently raised by his grandmother, Augusta Longbottom. Neville had been accepted into Hogwarts School and was sorted into Gryffindor House. Neville Longbottom had appeared a total of 2 different variants till this date. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. Neville wears a new hairpiece together with a light brown ear mufflers. There are exciting new parts for the Mandragora plant which is capable of high screech and crying and will have some useful botany usage in LEGO Town. I also almost forget that Neville comes with dual facial expression which shows him having his eyes shut down. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Love the new headphone and it also come with dual expression Mandragora has a powerful cry 7) Cho Chang The next first ever minifigure release is known as Cho Chang in her medium short legs. Cho Chang was a witch and a popular student in Hogwarts. She was a Seeker for the Ravenclaw's Quidditch team and a popular student. Cho began dating Cedric Diggory until the loss of his life in the Second Wizarding War and subsequently, she was also in a short romantic relationship with Harry Potter. This character is quite a popular character and I am sure it will be popular among fans' request for her first appearance in LEGO. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. Cho has the same rubbery hairpiece like Series 12 - Spooky Girl. The owl is also a brand new variants. Her outfit is the typical Hogwarts uniform and her skin tone is light tan similar to Asian complexion which is quite incorrect based on the final design. Cho wasn't very tan and I was hoping that she could be slightly fairer. Her minifigure also include a grey skirting around her waist. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. It is a pleasure to meet both of you Could I buy an owl for you? 8) Dean Thomas The next minifigure release which has the same unique status as Cho Chang is none other than Dean Thomas in his medium short legs. Dean Thomas was a half-blood wizard. Dean was a Gryffindor student at Hogwarts. He was in the same year as the famous Harry Potter and played as a Chaser for his house's Quidditch team for a time. He has never appeared in any LEGO minifigures before and will be a great addition for LEGO Harry Potter fans. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. His outfit is in Hogwarts robe and his skin tone is light brown. The Gryffindor flag is a new printed piece which is connect to a brown stick. How I wish it could include an owl for this minifigure. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Three Cheers for Gryffindor Let's have this in Hogwarts Students of Hogwarts 9) Lord Voldemort This uncommon minifigure is also the main antagonist of Harry Potter universe and is known as other than Lord Voldemort aka Tom Riddle. He is also called as the Dark Lord or'You-Know-Who'. He was a half-blood wizard, considered to have been the most powerful and dangerous dark wizard of all time. Lord Voldemort had appeared a total of 3 different variants till this date and in my personal opinion, this is one of the nicest design of this evil Dark Lord. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. It has the new skirt torso and donned in dark green long robe. It's great to see a brand new snake mold and this nasty snake is known as Nagini. At first, I thought Nagini can't be held by a minifigure but I just discovered that it can be held at the rear point of the tail (at one specific point). Do note the snake can't be fitted onto studs or baseplate. The snake is one of the eight Horcrux of Voldemort and was the last to be slain by Neville Longbottom at the end of Wizarding War. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Lord Voldemort Your powers are too weak Death Eaters We can't stand a chance against them 10) Dobby I am very glad to see Dobby, the house-elf in this re-release version of the minifigure's rendition. He served the Malfoy family and were treated cruelly by them. Dobby disobeyed his masters and tried to warn Harry Potter of the plot to have the Chamber of Secrets re-opened. At the end of that school year, after Harry Potter had vanquished the memory of Tom Riddle and slayed the basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets, he tricked Lucius Malfoy into freeing Dobby. Harry Potter accomplished this by placing the Diary of Tom Riddle inside his own sock. Dobby had appeared a total of 2 different variants till this date and in my personal opinion, this version of Dobby appeared to be the most friendly looking. Parts assortment The parts assortment are above average. It has the wonderful new book piece which entitled Tom Riddle's Diary (one of Voldemort's Horcrux) and to increase the playability of Dobby's freedom, the printed 1x2 tile new sock was placed inside the book. It reenact the scene of 4736 Freeing Dobby pretty well. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Dobby You have cost me everything Thank you everyone, Dobby is finally free 11) Professor Sybill Trelawney This uncommon minifigure is a teaching professor in Hogwarts and is known as Professor Sybill Trelawney. As a professor and a seer background, Sybill Trelawney taught in the Divination Classroom. She presumably also ran the Divination Workshop. Sybill had made many predictions over her time at Hogwarts. Professor Minerva McGonagall once claimed that she predicted the death of one of her students every year, none of whom had yet died. Professor Sybill Trelawney had appeared a total of 1 different variant till this date and in my personal opinion, this current version is the most detailed design ever. Parts assortment The parts assortment are excellent which include the new skirt piece design. It has a brand new hairpiece which is accurate with the movie character reference. It also has a tea cup accompanied with two separate components of the cup and saucer. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front and back view. So you may chosen to study Divination, the most difficult of all magical arts Shopping for wands My queen, a cup of tea, please How to charm an Indoraptor 12) Cedric Diggory The next new character ever release is known as Cedric Diggory in his Triwizard Tournament outfit. He attended Hogwarts and was sorted into Hufflepuff House. During his time at school he was a prefect and captained the Hufflepuff Quidditch team, playing as Seeker. In his sixth year Cedric put his name forward to compete in the Triwizard Tournament. This charming suave character is quite a popular one and it might be a fan favourite who wants an official Cedric Diggory for the first time. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. Cedric's leg piece is a double printed leg from top to bottom drawing a straight line which can be an useful part. The new Triwizard trophy cup is also an interesting addition from the Harry Potter universe. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. May Hogwarts win the Triwizard Competition 13) Professor Filius Flitwick The next Hogwarts main teaching character has appeared in the series as well and is none other than Professor Filius Flitwick. During the First and Second Wizarding Wars, Professor Filius Flitwick opposed Lord Voldemort. He also opposed Dolores Umbridge, the High Inquisitor of Hogwarts. In latter years, he partook in the Battle of Hogwarts and defeated many Death Eaters. He is the Charm Masters and Head of the Ravenclaw House. Professor Filius Flitwick had appeared a total of 1 different variant till this date and in my personal opinion, I somehow preferred the older version which I own. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. It include a new useful loud haler, a bow-tie and a skirting robe for male. It also has a new hairpiece which is accurate to the movie reference. I suppose the accessories is for him to be a referee or some sort in the Quidditch matches. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Professor Filius Flitwick What competition are we having? Meet the Hogwarts Grandmasters 14) Mad-Eye Moody The next Hogwarts teaching character has quite a history and twist for the Mad-Eye Moody. Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody was a pure-blood wizard, considered to be the most famous Auror of all times. He was also an important member of the Order of the Phoenix during the First and Second Wizarding Wars. Moody served with distinction during the first conflict, gaining a considerable reputation, as well as losing an eye, leg, and part of his nose while fighting the Dark Arts. He accepted Albus Dumbledore's offer to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts, but was kidnapped by Barty Crouch Jr, who disguised himself as Moody. Mad-Eye Moody had appeared a total of 1 different variant till this date and in my personal opinion, this is a much improved version than its predecessor. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. It include two hairpieces as well as dual expressions as he can transform into Barty Couch Jr. The potion and walking stick are part of the accessories given to this minifigure. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Barty Crouch Jr and Mad-Eye Moody Do not approach them Shipwreck Pirate 15) Harry Potter (Invisibility Cloak) The next character-in-line is another variant of Harry Potter in invisibility cloak. This invisibility cloak was given by Professor Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter. One of the significant usage was Harry Potter seen sneaking up on Draco Malfoy by using the invisibility cloak in the Hogwarts Express in the Half Blood Prince movie. The invisibility cloak was first appeared in 4841 Hogwarts Express. It's certainly nice to have an interesting new variant of Harry Potter and please note that this Harry Potter is in its short non-movable legs. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average due to the incredible large piece of invisibility cloak which can cover the entire minifigure without the head. It has a shimmering effect on the outside and a tapered cloth beneath it. The minifigure design is suitable for a child in pyjamas, awaiting to go to bed. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front and back view. A gift for you I can't hear what they are talking I have discovered a secret entrance Babysitting is no easy feat 16) Professor Albus Dumbledore Meet the Headmaster of Hogwarts. I am pleased to see Professor Albus Dumbledore in this release. He was a half-blood, Muggle-supporting wizard. He was most famous for his defeat of Gellert Grindelwald. He founded and led both the first and second Order of the Phoenix. Due to the fact that he had a keen mind and legendary power, Dumbledore became the only wizard that Voldemort ever feared. He was the wielder and the master of the Elder Wand and considered by many as the greatest Headmaster to ever grace Hogwarts. As he was about to die by a cursed ring, he planned his own death with Severus Snape. He was killed by Snape during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower. Professor Albus Dumbledore had appeared a total of 4 different variants till this date and in my personal opinion, this is a much nicer version than the rest with the use of the new grey beard and hairpiece Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. It has a new hairpiece with his cap on the top as well as the new skirt piece. The grey beard is a new piece if I recall correctly. Likewise, the new dish with the water printing that is meant to be a pensieve, an object used to review memories. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Professor Albus Dumbledore (with slight modifications) Harry, I am very pleased to see you 17) Newt Scamander Now, the 16 characters of Harry Potters universe are completed. We are now moving on to the next section of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Meet the charming handsome Newt Scamander in this latest release. Early in life, Newt Scamander developed an interest in magical creatures, influenced by his mother's breeding of hippogriffs. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he was sorted into Hufflepuff House, and was sentenced to expulsion, though Albus Dumbledore protested his innocence. His new adventure began in New York where he had twists and turns with other new accompanying characters. Newt Scamander had appeared a total of 1 different variant till this date and both minifigures are equally charming and in this version, you can actually see this little green guy known as Bowtruckle who follows Newt closely. Parts assortment The parts assortment are excellent. First of all, the new briefcase design is simply amazing as it can place 2 pieces of 1x1 round tile in a fitting manner when the briefcase can be opened and stored at ease. You get the brand new animal piece known as Niffler (attracted to shiny objects) who is real iconic in the first sequence of the movie. The Niffler is simply adorable and I am glad I don't have to stuck with the brick-built animal from the 71253 Dimensions playset. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Newt Scamander Officer, I assure there is no contraband inside Cough up those gold right now Meet the Swooping Evil Niffler, meet your new friends You will make an outstanding fantastic beast 18) Tina Goldstein As we are moving on to the next section of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Meet the witty Tina Goldstein. She was a half-blood American witch. She attended IIvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where she was sorted into Thunderbird house. After graduating from IIvermorny, she became an Auror for the Magical Congress of the United States of America. Tina was dismissed from her position as an Auror for magically assaulting the non-magic people - Mary Lou Barebone. She assaulted Mary Lou in front of witnesses as a response to her beating her adopted son, Credence Barebone. Tina was investigating the New Salem Philanthropic Society, against the orders of her superiors. She was reinstated after helping to arrest Gellert Grindelwald. Tina had appeared a total of 1 different variant till this date and both minifigures are equally nice. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. It has a nice hot dog and the bun with it for Tina to eat while on undercover duty. She has a dual facial expression which showed an upsetting appearance. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Different variants of Tina Goldstein Meet Buckbeak We are lost, can you help us? 19) Jacob Kowalski The next character which we have in store, is a non-magic character known as Jacob Kowalski. Returning home to the United States he found work in a cannery, but dream of becoming a baker. He went to Steen National Bank to apply for a loan but was turned down. While at the bank he met Newt Scamander who stopped in New York on his travels to find and document magical beasts. Through Newt he was exposed to the magical world, but had his memories wiped as was required by wizarding law. This is a welcoming new addition for one of this main characters being made available from the last movie. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. The new briefcase which we had seen in Newt Scamander earlier ago, is included in this assortment. It is indeed a very useful accessory and the two printed cake tiles (1x1 round tiles) are nice inclusion as well. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. Stop right there Good day to you 20) Queenie Goldstein The next magical character is the sister of Tina Goldstein and she is none other than Queenie Goldstein. She was a half-blood American witch. She attended IIvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where she was sorted into Pukwudgie house. After graduating from Ilvermorny, Queenie acquired a desk job in the Wand Permit Office within the Magical Congress of the United States of America. Because of her beauty, she was described by others as being a "bombshell". She was also an extremely accomplished Legilimens, someone with the ability to extract feelings and memories from another’s mind. I am very glad to see this nice character appearing into the Wizarding world and I don't have to buy sets to get to own this licensed character. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. The strudel is the main highlight among the accessory and the hairpiece is a nice inclusion. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. You must be feeling hungry Will you like to taste some pastries? 21) Credence Barebone The next mixed antagonist from the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Credence Barebone. He was an American wizard and born into the Lestrange family. He was the adopted son of Mary Lou Barebone, the leader of the New Salem Philanthropic Society, a No-Maj anti-witchcraft group. Credence had two adopted sisters, Chastity and Modesty. Credence was an Obscurial, a Witch or Wizard who developed a parasitical force known as an Obscurus through the repression of his or her magic. Credence was the oldest and longest-lived Obscurial known of the Wizarding world when most Obscurials die before their tenth birthday. Parts assortment The parts assortment are average. It has a new printed leaflet on a 1x2 tile which is propaganda for the New Salem Philanthropic Society. He has dual facial expressions which reveal him going into an Obscurial. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front and back view. Don't let it swallow me Please take a leaflet We will like to help you 22) Percival Graves The final character in this series is the main antagonist from the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and many could have first known him as Percival Graves. He was an Auror, Director of Magical Security and head of MACUSA's Department of Magical Law Enforcement. At some point, his identity was assumed by Gellert Grindelwald using Human Transfiguration. It is unknown if he was killed or kept in captivity during this time. In this case, we got ourselves two characters' in this packaging. He was a pure or half-blood wizard who was considered to be one of the most powerful and dangerous Dark Wizards of all time, considered to be surpassed only by Tom Riddle or Lord Voldemort in this case. A student at Durmstrang Institute, Grindelwald was expelled for twisted, dark experiments and near-fatal attacks on his fellow students. He later fostered a friendship with a young Albus Dumbledore, making plans to find the Deathly Hallows and lead a Wizarding revolution to end the International Statute of Secrecy, creating a benevolent global hierarchical order led by wise and powerful witches and wizards that dominated Muggles. Their partnership fell apart. Grindelwald left Britain and later stole the Elder Wand, proceeding alone with the planned revolution. Other than from this LEGO minifigure packet, Gellert can also be found in the upcoming 75951 Grindelward's Escape set. 22) Bonus character - Gellert Grindelwald Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly below average. It has two hairpieces and dual facial expressions to reveal Gellert Grindelwald's actual appearance. You can view more of the details from the all rounded view inclusive of front, side and back view. You will surpass my prowess There's nothing to be afraid of My thoughts on the distribution ratio Based on the distribution, I have achieved one full complete set of 22 one-of-a kind minifigures each, including the very rare Percival Graves which is extremely disappointing. I hate to rant but this distribution ratio is disappointing and I do not understand why that character need to be made so rare. TLG could easily give him an extra count and in this way, we can have two complete sets with just only 16 spares. Now instead of 16 spares, I am left with 38 spares now which is more than twice of the amount. I simply do not understand this logic and this is definitely one of the worst distribution ratio that I had ever seen. My remaining spares based on 22 unique minifigures: 0 Percival Graves 1 Luna Lovegood (s) 1 Professor Sybill Trelawney (s) 1 Harry Potter (Invisibility Cloak) (s) 1 Credence Barebone (s) 2 Harry Potter (Hogwarts outfit) (s) 2 Hermione Granger (s) 2 Ron Weasley (s) 2 Draco Malfoy (s) 2 Neville Longbottom (s) 2 Cho Chang (s) 2 Dean Thomas (s) 2 Lord Voldemort (s) 2 Dobby (s) 2 Cedric Diggory (s) 2 Professor Filius Flitwick (s) 2 Mad-Eye Moody (s) 2 Professor Albus Dumbledore (s) 2 Newt Scamander (s) 2 Tina Goldstein (s) 2 Jacob Kowalski (s) 2 Queenie Goldstein (s) Data Analysis Distribution ratio will determine which minifigure will truly be popular. It is not hard to wonder that now the most incredible rare minifigure in this series is the inconspicuous villain, Percival Grave. The next hard to find will definitely be the 2 in this series which are Luna Lovegood, Professor Sybill Trelawney, Harry Potter (Invisibility Cloak) and Credence Barebone. That's my best bet on which minifigures will be most popular. As there are no generic minifigures' for army builders to tap on, I guess it all boils down to what new parts or accessories to you need to amass. I am sure everyone is eyeing for Percival Grave (suddenly became the hottest character in town), after the Series 18 - Classic Police Officer which has the probability of getting it in 1.66% in a mint untouched sealed box. Well, I strongly believe most of us will be looking for this priceless minifigure for the sake of hoarding it or simply aiming to complete it for the purpose of 22 unique minifigures. So, what's the safest strategy to get it? Just buy a box and be done with it and thank goodness there are many new useful hairpieces, headpieces and accessories. 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. In short, I am extremely disappointed 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) Harry Potter (Hogwarts outfit) (s) 2) Hermione Granger (s) 3) Ron Weasley (s) 4) Draco Malfoy (s) 5) Neville Longbottom (s) 6) Cho Chang (s) 7) Dean Thomas (s) 8) Lord Voldemort (s) 9) Dobby (s) 10) Cedric Diggory (s) 11) Professor Filius Flitwick (s) 12) Mad-Eye Moody (s) 13) Professor Albus Dumbledore (s) 14) Newt Scamander (s) 15) Tina Goldstein (s) 16) Jacob Kowalski (s) 17) Queenie Goldstein (s)Total range: 85%Each: 5%Low probability 1) Luna Lovegood (s) 2) Professor Sybil Trelawney (s) 3) Harry Potter (Invisibility Cloak) (s) 4) Credence Barebone (s)Total range: 13.33%Each: 3.33% Rare probability (which I encourage you to just buy a box and be done with it)1) Percival Graves Total range: 1.66%Each: 1.66% It is a beautiful treat for fans of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts to own them in CMFs series The LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 will be launching on the 1st August 2018 (worldwide) To conclude, the LEGO Minifigures - Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 Minifigures Series 1 has break new CMFs ground by achieving the impossible of racking 22 unique minifigures' design in a single release with the combination of two iconic movie licenses of having new licensed characters in their variant outfits. The level of sheer expansion of the CMFs has greatly made it to new realms and Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts being one of the premium LEGO Licensed Theme. It has indeed attracted many new and old fans all over the world. has continued successfully surprised us with another new level of design creativity. It greatly excites me for this licensed theme and not many licensed themes excite me this much. With this possibility, I wonder if there's ever an opportunity to see superheroes from Marvel, DC or even Star Wars for that matter ever appear in the CMFs theme? Time will tell. Other than the positive nudge about this series, the greatest sole disappointment in this series is the terrible distribution ratio. Other than that, it could have been an almost perfect ten. 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 am not out of interest yet. Now with a total of 438 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 18, 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 LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series, 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 what is everyone's display plan and if they can keep up with the display shelving area for future expansion. For myself, I had already done a nice display for my own CMFs and with this new series, I had maxed out my current display. I will need to work something out in order to accommodate future releases. 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 Minifigures - Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Series 1 contain the placement of LEGO spare parts/accessories - spare wands. Summary review Playability: 10/10 (New licensed characters' designs from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts that can be integrated across many new and existing themes/settings.)Design: 10/10 (New medium size movable short legs, wands and many other exciting hairpieces, torsos and accessories.) Price: 6/10 (Pricing notch for SRP is not out but I guess it will be hovering around SGD$6.50 and I highly disliked the distribution ratio.)Overall: 8.7/10 (Ready yourself for this new amazing Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts minifigures to see such an exciting licensed minifigure theme. Definitely worth the wait) I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card. 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. 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