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  1. I wanted to reach out and ask people's opinion on the current format of the CMF Series. I also created this to discuss the series in a different way. I believed talking about the current rota in the other CMF threads would derail the threads. So, I must ask what is your opinion?
  2. Hi there everyone! This is my first real MOC post that I've put a lot of work into so please be kind I decided to create what a potential second line up could look like for another Disney CMF Series. I have a rational for every character I chose and if you've got any questions feel free to ask me below or PM me. All of the figures and pictures can be on my flickr linked below, and if you want to swing by there and leave a favourite or follow me to see my further updates it'd be much appreciated A few things to note. First off the figures are all hand drawn and I am working towards creating a better way to merge the hand drawing and digital aspects of the figures. If you recall the packaging for the first CMF was Blue and the colour I have chosen here is Yellow this is of course to reflect how the first non-licensed CMF was Yellow and the second Blue (Bit of Irony I guess). I have also included characters I felt were left out or needed to complete the figures that came in the 1st wave. For example the inclusion of Woody, Lilo, and Goofy. I have also tried to keep about the same amount of villains as there were in the original and plan to do so in future ones as well (If you guys like them of course ). Oh one last thing to note I think is that this is almost identical to the wishlist I created over a year ago so if there is someone you'd like to see me do I'll try to squeeze them into a future line (Only if they fit my criteria though). Also forgot to say that @Robert8 and his creations was a huge inspiration to do this, so thanks! So with out further ado.... Series 2 Bag Mockup: Checklist Mockup: Series 3 Bag Mockup: Checklist Mockup: The Figures are in the spoiler tag:
  3. Hello everyone, *Waving hands* It's me and I am back to conduct the latest poll and survey for the upcoming brand new exciting LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 10 wave in our Eurobricks Community. The current official LEGO 71001, Collectable Minifigures Series 10 design being shown in this discussion, and there are much information being surfaced in the public so far, I believed this is the right time for us to share your thoughts on the new Series 10, especially Series 10 is very very close to its official release date. If you wish to change your vote after you acquire the entire Series 10 after April/May 2013 or any point, you may choose to do so, as the current poll settings allow you to withdraw your votes by choosing other choices instead. For the past official Eurobricks polls with regards to LEGO Collectables Minifigures Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6, Series 7, Series 8, Series 9 they can be found in the following links below. Collectable Minifigures Series 1 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 2 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 3 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 4 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 5 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 6 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 7 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 8 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 9 Poll Tell us what you think about this upcoming new series and your thoughts on your favourite LEGO Collectable Minifigure Series 10! WhiteFang
  4. Hello everyone... per an article I read a few weeks ago, the German National Football Team minifigures are going to be released on May 14th... that is just a few days away from today... for those AFOLs who have no access to buying directly in stores that are across the pond or next to the border of Germany, how would you go about acquiring a complete set?... I want to avoid eBay if at all possible, so any AFOLs out there willing to help those of us who are stuck?... (not sure if there has been a discussion devoted to this - my apologies if there is already)
  5. This is the one you've been waiting for, and now it's here! The one and only WhiteFang, master of the Collectable Minifigs, brings you his in depth review of one of the most anticipated sets in the series, the very first offering from Disney! Go check it out now!
  6. First of all, I normally hang out in the Technic Forum, so I apologise if something like this has already been posted. After buying all of the Collectable Minifigures (Series 1 - 4), I had been storing them in plastic storage boxes. I wanted to actually display them rather than just store them, so I decided to build my own display stand for them, and I built it out of Lego of course! During the 'May the Fourth' promotion on the Lego website, they were offering free shipping to Australia, so in addition to a few other Lego sets I decided to order a few parts from the Pick A Brick (PAB) selection. You could probably get these parts cheaper on BrickLink, but you might have to get them from several sellers, and pay multiple shipping costs, so in this case Pick A Brick was just easier. An interesting side note: although the Lego website says that the Pick A Brick order will take a few days longer to ship than normal Lego sets, I have found that in Australia they usually arrive first in most cases. I think this is because they get shipped directly from Denmark, whereas the other Lego sets get shipped via a distribution centre in S.E. Asia somewhere. Before I ordered the parts, I modelled the display stand in MLCad, only using parts that are available in Pick A Brick, and I decided upon this design: (Click on the images to see larger versions) I didn't get the Tile, Modified 4 x 3 with 4 Studs in Center parts from Pick A Brick though because they only come with the Collectable Minifigures. If you want to display other minifigures but don't have enough of these parts, you can get them from BrickLink, or use some Plate 2 x 3 parts instead (you will need 32 of them). I didn't get these baseplates from Pick A Brick either. I actually used a different type of baseplate, which I'll show you later (you'll need to keep reading to find out!). After receiving my Pick A Brick order, this is what my first display stand looks like: And populated with Series 1 Collectable Minifigures: You may notice that there is a Technic pin hole on the side. There is another one on the opposite side, and one on the back too. This is so that a Technic Pin can be inserted to join two (or more) display stands together: The join isn't strong enough that it makes a rigid connection, but it does keep the display stands aligned and stops them from getting knocked apart by accident. The photo above also shows how I have purposely offset the minifigures in each row so that they don't get hidden by the row in front of them. Alternatively, you can place the display stands one behind the other, and use Brick 2 x 2 x 3 parts to raise the back stand up to the correct level: As I mentioned above, I didn't order the baseplates from Pick A Brick, I actually planned for these display stands to be put on a X-Large Gray Baseplate. Each display stand is 24 studs wide and 12 studs deep, so eight display stands fit on the 48 x 48 studs of the baseplate, and creates a nice set of bleachers: My bleachers have room for eight series of Collectable Minifigures, but only four have been released so far, so it is half empty at the moment. Perhaps I'll fill it up with other minifigues for now. On the right half of the stand, I have used the Plate 2 x 3 parts, but when more Collectable Minifigures are released, I will replace them with the Tile, Modified 4 x 3 with 4 Studs in Center parts instead. You can view all these images, building instructions, and MLCad file in my BrickShelf Folder (once moderated). If you want to see the Pick A Brick parts list, or the BrickLink XML so that you can add the parts to your BrickLink Wanted List, expand the 'Spoiler' section below: Constructive comments and feedback welcome.
  7. Hello everyone, The earlier return of the successful original design of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 is totally out of this world. With just two to three months after the launch of Series 12, The LEGO Group (TLG) has once again taken the world by storm with this brand new equally impressive line-up of 71008: LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 which is very highly elusive. Before I begin this detailed pictorial review, I will like to give my very most sincere thank you and appreciation to TLG which consist of LEGO CEE and LEGO Collectable Minifigures Design Team for continuing to facilitate and providing me this very exclusive precious rare opportunity to gain access to this LEGO 2015 product which allow me to preview a 'very early' insight before many others could, in order for me to have adequate spare time to work, evaluate and review this absolute amazing newly minted LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13. As a Reviewer, this opportunity is a great honour and I am exceptionally thankful for everything that you guys have done. I cannot believe I have actually completed 15 exhaustive LEGO Pictorial reviews including this current review, solely for the coverage of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series / LEGO Minifigures Theme throughout the past four years plus. I will like to thank to Eurobricks Staff/LEGO Ambassador, CopMike and my entire fellow Eurobricks Staffers for being so helpful to this 'WhiteFang' traditional LEGO Collectable Minifigures (CMFs) reviewing endeavour. I am very glad that this ongoing reviewing project is still being continued after all these years. I must also thank my beloved wife, Kim/Belun for being there and supportive throughout this gruesome reviewing period! Seriously without the spouse support to give the blessings of doing a hobby like this that take away many weekends and sleepless nights, one must really thank and reward the wife for being so understanding and supportive. Otherwise, this review will never be make as a reality. It is important to have family and your loved ones to support the stuff that you have enjoyed doing and it also means include doing up LEGO pictorial reviews which is no easy feat. I am truly very pleased that I am able to able to continue to share this very special reviewing achievement with all of you. I hope I have not disappointed anyone in this review, if so, I will like to offer my humble apologies and I really hope I can continue to meet your expectations for this exclusive reviewing coverage. As the Eurobricks tradition depicts, let's do a formal re-cap for all of the past Eurobricks 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 beginning of the year 2013, we have the recent Series 9, Series 10 and Series 11. In 2014, we have seen the LEGO Movie Series, LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series and Series 12. Now just before ushering in the year of 2015, I will like to invite the Eurobricks Community to cast their votes into this complete brand new LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 poll statistics as well. Name: 71008 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / Series 13 Year: 2015 Minifigs: 16 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 71008 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 main colour schema return in a close resemblance lime green colour or equivalent for this entire release. It is pretty similar and resemble to the third 8803 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 3 colour schema and a quite close relative of this colour group, which is the 71002 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 11. Please excuse me for the disappointment, that I will not be showing all of the previously released boxes of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series for comparison, similar to this image due to inaccessible reach of these boxes at this current moment. [Reference 1] [Reference 2] [Reference 3] [Reference 4] What could possibly contain within these mysterious sealed packets? The next highly anticipated of the incredible new LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 is slated for worldwide release on the 1st January 2015 or 1st February 2015. I do not have the official launch date with me, but I believed this is more or less to be considered an accurate range for this launch. This new Series 13 will just be an outstanding piece of decorated achievement for this very special LEGO Minifigures Theme. No doubt that it has now successfully clocked a total release of three series in the year of 2014 and this new Series 13 will be kicking off to a great start of year 2015 with an impressive line-up of originally designed minifigures which can be used together to integrate with the rest of your existing collection. Kudos to the LEGO CMFs Design Team for outdo themselves by amazed us with these 16 more new unique minifigures' designs. It is awesome to see such a traditional series and it is very encouraging to see it continued beyond Series 12. I am not very sure what holds in the future for this LEGO Minifigures Theme. One thing for sure, the LEGO CMFs Design Team will certainly continue to surprise us with great anticipation on our end. Please do note that the naming that I have use for this review are official TLG minifigures naming for the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13. So, there is absolute no doubt or misinterpretation on the naming used. Front view comparison with Series 13 and together with all available LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 1 to 12, LEGO Movie and Simpsons packets By placing all of these 15 different minifigures packets altogether excluding the LEGO Team GB packet. I did not include the LEGO Team GB packet as it is not considered as part of the mainstream and I am aware that they are others who hold a different opinion. For the purpose of this review, I have decided to opt out of it. From the above image, you will see an impressive transformation from LEGO CMFs Series 1 to the new LEGO Simpsons Series, and now to the current Series 13. Isn't it wonderful to be able to view them from a helicopter view. I will certainly think that this LEGO Minifigures Theme contain a very strong product range just by seeing all of the releases since 2010. Take a closer look at these following images. This is the front view of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 packet, while this shows the back view of it. This is an image that shows the back view comparison for all of these packets. To the regular readers of my traditional LEGO CMFs review, you will probably notice that this paragraph is something which I have highlight again and again, because I personally felt that it is the most effective method to acquire the highly sought minifigures without taking any drastic measures. Therefore, I am going to highlight this 'same' golden rule, which has been mentioned in my previous reviews. If you are intending to narrow the precious and hard-to-find minifigures that you are bending to collect, please continue to hone the touch and feel method. It is a useful skill set to acquire and locate the minifigures that you want without wasting additional money to randomly acquire them especially 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 that appeared for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs away and feel for other parts. The only disadvantage of this method is much idle time will be most likely wasted if the minifigures that you are seeking for does not exist in the box or ending up having sore numb thumbs after feeling. I personally felt that this approach is the most practical that works the best for me than any other uncommon approaches. Front view comparison between Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 packets The LEGO CMFs Series is labelled and back to the traditional numbering. Do note that the numbered 13, is now placed at the bottom left corner of the packet, instead of the usual top right hand corner or the recent placement of Series 12 at bottom right corner. At the same time, you may also notice the removal of the '16 to collect' description from the packaging. I wondered what could that means. In time to come, we will soon see how this numbering will evolve as the years goes by. Meanwhile, here is the back view comparison of all the packets. I have also purposely distinguish the The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 3, 11 and 13 packets and put them together since these are in a pretty similar colour grouping. Placing Series 3 and Series 13 packets side by side This is the similar observation which I have noticed based on Series 1 and Series 10 packaging. There is a slight difference of the green colour shade. I just find it rather interesting to see how the past released colours grouping is now being re-hashed in recent series. It also make me wondered how does the colours of the packaging are being determined as well. Time will tell, and we will see what the future colours for the subsequent series are. Front view of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 promotional poster Back view of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 promotional poster As you flipped to the back of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 promotional poster, you are able to view a string of random code printed at the back. This random code may require your LEGO ID account at the LEGO official website for login before you can input the random code in the LEGO.com/minifigures. As of now, this URL is invalid. I am sure the full promotional detail and the usage of this random code will be clearly explained. If you notice carefully at the top right hand corner of the promotional poster, you will be able to notice a number 16 which I strongly believed meant that the random code that I have received is catered for the new Series 13: Galaxy Trooper minifigure. Although the Galaxy Trooper numbered 16 has appeared in other packaging, the random code given is totally unique. Thus, I have a strong gut feeling that we are somehow require to collect all 16 different minifigures with their unique code being input into this site to unlock and complete for this promotion. For certain, this marketing promotion is definitely linked to this Collect and Win participation. I am sure we can win some decent and interesting prizes by TLG by collecting these codes and input into the website to attempt to redeem something. All the more reasons, to open up your mint packaging to reveal the promotion code since there is a chance to try your luck to win something greater. This is definitely the first of its kind TLG marketing promotion which is being introduced and for all you knows. It may even appear in some places before the celebration of Christmas. 1) The valorous Classic King The introduction of the very first Series 13 minifigure is none other than the valorous Classic King. No empire or state can survive long without a King leading and protecting the safety of his citizens. The line of kingship comes a very long way in the course of time. By doing a simple search, you will find a comprehensive listing of LEGO Kings minifigures in not so recent times. Please note that the listing which I provide is incomplete and I am very sure that there are other older generation of Kings that were not indicated there. All of these Kings have one thing in common. It is the usage of this chrome gold crown which can be easily identified of his kingship. I personally felt that this Classic King is a class of its own and unparalleled against those mainstream Kings which have been discussed above. This Classic King has an unique royal aura of his own that dignify his nobility through his attire. The overall colour schema of utilising red, blue and white represent and symbolises royalty. Furthermore, this design is very much suitable in the medieval age where you can easily use it to showcase him as an actual king in your playing scenario display. This is a close up view of the Classic King. Parts assortment The parts assortment for the Classic King is excellent. It comes with a good variety of accessories, which include the newly crafted design of this two tier cloth to form the royal cape of the Classic King through the combination of white and red. The white cloth also contains white printed spots which provide plentiful of nice detail from the back view and side view. It also comes with a new golden colour for the broadsword which will make a fine piece of medieval weapon. You can view the Classic King's true appearance without the beard on and a clearer look at his royal outfit. Next, you add the brown beard for the King to give a much stronger detail on his facial appearance, even though there are printed beard on his face. The best accessory in this minifigure design is the total revamp and complete new design of this new gold matt looking crown to represent the Classic King's kingship. You can see the obvious difference between the traditional gold crown and the new design. Personally, I felt it is about time that we have a new crown design instead of the usual run-of-the-mill design. It looks more real and nicer looking, that kind of stay true to those television dramas or movies. I really wonder if we will see this crown again in the future Kings of the LEGO Castle Theme. The Kings of the Medieval Age Introducing the new castle characters We are allies that would depend on one another You are not my match 2) The impartial Sheriff The impartial Sheriff has a reputation of not liked to be messed around with, especially to his Sheriff's badge which is a sign of disrespect. He is a dedicated law enforcer in the old Wild West Western Town to keep the outlaws at bay. He will stop at nothing to maintain law and order in the town and to protect the safety of others. As far as I can recall, I have only seen this classic LEGO Sheriff minifigure from 1996 to 2002. It is nice to finally see a brand new redesigned of the Sheriff. Of course, please do not forget the robotic Sheriff in the LEGO Movie 2014. This newly assigned Sheriff is an excellent integrative addition to the ongoing LEGO CMFs Wild West population. Parts assortment The parts assortment for the Sheriff is surprisingly good. It comes with some good accessories, which include the first of its kind of the minifigure brown colour in this re-hashed moustache that can be attached from the neck up and it can also be used for other minifigures as well. Do note that the brown moustache element can be a little loose and it can easily swing away from the face to the side of it. You are able to view more of the minifigure's details through the back view and side view which revealed a brilliant printed holster at the leg. The new 2x2 printed 'WANTED' tile is a nice touch and the person in the poster kind of reminds me of someone who you will see him soon. You can also view the Sheriff's young appearance without the moustache on and a closer look at his sheriff dark brown khaki outfit which is a great improvement from yesteryears. New LEGO Wild Wild West Series Anyone have seen this criminal? Both of us can assist you, Sheriff I am going to put you in the jail Robots versus Sheriff 3) The adorable Unicorn Girl When my wife and I first saw this Unicorn Girl minifigure design, we knew this is going to be a crazy hit for many AFOLs and children alike. Generally, the unicorn is a mythical fantasy creature which is incredibly hard to find in deep magical enchanted forests. In this setting, this lovely girl decided to don herself with the Unicorn Character costume and became a mascot with it. Seriously, this is just like a child's dream to be able to have a chance to grasp this adorable Unicorn Girl, that is somehow can be forcefully associated with My Little Pony on a limited comparing capacity. I got a very strong feeling that this design is going to be extremely popular, similar to the Series 12 Piggy Guy, which is very very challenging to find in local shops. I also can't help but to think that this Unicorn Girl is somehow closely related to the influence of the UniKitty since Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design (TLG) is the key person behind the original creation of the UniKitty. I do know that he has some influence over the direction of the LEGO CMFs designs. In this case, I felt it could be a case that the Unicorn Girl might just be related to UniKitty, one way or another. This is my mere conjecture though. Parts assortment The parts assortment for the Unicorn Girl is pretty good. Even though there is no accessory for her to hold, the key focus is the outstanding design and starry bright colour detail at the front view. You are also able to view the adorable horse headpiece which does allow us to detach the horn away and transform it into her horse, even though there is a small visible hole. From her back view and side view, you can marvel at the fine purple tail and hair through this angle pose as well. The usage of the purple tail is commendable and I am glad to see this new component being used out of the LEGO Simpson which is by far seen with Scratchy. Common Colours Mascot Character Costumes Fairytale Characters 4) The mysterious Snake Charmer Who will ever expect to see an actual LEGO Snake Charmer minifigure? I am surprised and pleased with this design. Snake charming is an art of hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument called a pungi and has lasted for many centuries since the days of ancient Egypt. I will like to take this unique minifigure to be used in my LEGO collection by placing it in my Adventurers and Prince of Persia to let him carry out his snake charming trade in the bustling market street. Take another look in this close up view of the Snake Charmer. Parts assortment The parts assortment is good, and the main attraction of this minifigure is ought to be the new green cobra snake. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce the new snake element which is in the form of a cobra. It has nice prints which can be seen from the back view and side view which revealed the fine details of this snake. This new green cobra snake is a worthy addition as part of the ongoing nice LEGO CMFs animals. The remaining pieces are not too interesting, including the normal looking brown stick that meant to represent a flute or pungi. Well, at least I find the white turban is nice to have which show the wrapping lines from the back view. We will like a change of our pet snake Stay clear from us We are your Master 5) The nasty Goblin The nasty Goblin is one of the most exciting minifigures for castle fans like me, who has been yearning to see an original Goblin Soldier design. In this case, this is just a perfect outcome for a Goblin minifigure ransacking and looting from others. The only recent times that we had actual Goblin Soldiers, was from the Hobbits in 2012. There were other kinds of Goblins that were produced before, but none of which are made suitable for castle setting. However, we do get his other kind of counterparts such as the orcs and trolls. Either way, this Goblin is a perfect addition to the existing warring rivalry in the LEGO Castle Theme and this design is a great choice of a foot soldier. Perhaps, one day we may just see more of his kind in the future. Parts assortment The parts assortment is pretty good, especially of the inclusion of a typical scimitar design even though I did hope that they can include a new weapon design for the goblin other than recycling this design. The loot bag is the same design as previous bags, as seen in Series 8 - Santa, but coated with a darker brown colour. The Goblin has a nice new designed headpiece with pointed ears that is meant for Goblin. It is not the same as the Series 11 - Holiday Elf, for example. You can see the new headpiece design from the back view and side view, including skirt printing at the side. Castle Fantasy Characters Stop that Goblin from coming near to that cart New baddies in this realm Goblins and Orcs partnership 6) The meticulous Paleontolgist This is a surprising minifigure design and a very meaningful design to me as well. I am very glad to see this meticulous Paleontolgist being created in the form of minifigure. I would prefer it to have it as a male counterpart but I will definitely not mind having a female one instead. It is my childhood dream of wanting to be a Paleontolgist, but it is just not a viable profession in Singapore and it is not a job that is in demand in this part of the world. Well, Paleontology is a scientific study of life including the study of fossils to determine organisms' evolution and interactions with each other and their environments. Take a nice look in this close up view of the Paleontolgist in her working attire. For sure, I will tend to think this minifigure is much suitable for the very hard-to-find 21110 Research Institute set. Parts assortment The parts assortment for the Paleontolgist is not bad. She received a new safari hat design which can be seen clearly from her back view and side view. I am much fond of the fossil that she is holding onto. It appears to be some form of shell-liked creatures, while the other hand is just a simple white bone which may just perhaps belong to some prehistoric animals or dinosaurs. I did tell you that I am no expert in this, but thanks to our MCW Moderator, LuxorV who happened to know the origin of this fossil and it appears to be an ammonoidea. It is something which is very hard to comprehend unless you are studying or researching in this area. So, kudos to the designers for including something that is very realistic in nature instead of just doing a fictitious fossil. Adventurous Explorers Dangerous Recovery Expedition Ahhhh! This is not your fossil! Pleased to meet you, Jungle Boy 7) The fearless Alien Trooper Space fans that enjoy the Space Police 3 theme will look forward to get their hands on this fearless Alien Trooper. This Alien Trooper appears to resemble like an organic squid looking creature but in a striking lime green tone and creepy blue eyes. This seemed to be a new faction of Alien species which is classified under trooper or soldier equivalent. Not sure of his real affiliation though, but I tend to put this Alien Trooper under the evil side, battling against the Series 7 - Galaxy Patrol. This minifigure would either make or break. It means if there is a strong urge to army build this minifigure, it will also means this person is amassing a big fleet of Alien Troopers to rally, but past historical data has proven that similar alien related space minifigures can still easily be found in the wild. Parts assortment The parts assortment is quite alright and the main focus for this design is the newly crafted alien head where you see the outline clearly from the side view. There is also back printing as well. The remaining accessories are rather common and they did their best effort to recycle the Dino gun to represent a space blaster instead. Are you going to end up the same fate as I do? Evil Space Villains Non-Lethal Space Engagement 8) The loyal Egyptian Warrior Am I the only person who is excited? I bet I am not the only person to be screaming for this minifigure! The loyal Egyptian Warrior is one of the highly anticipated designs ever, especially with the earlier releases of the Series 2 - Pharaoh and the Series 5 - Pharaoh Queen. With this released of this minifigure, the LEGO universe can finally amass a full pledged living Ancient Egypt Empire. It will excite many of us out there, including historical fans and army builders. You can take a close up view of the Egyptian Warrior. Parts assortment The parts assortment for the Egyptian Warrior is impressive. The inclusion of the pearl gold khopesh weapon and the newly inverted triangle shield design, which portray the sun and the pyramid in nice pearl gold coating. It is also very rare to see shields being held in an inverted manner. You can take a moment to view the accessories in here and also upon holding the inverted shield. The full warrior attire is just plain amazing. You can see the back printing and marvel at the newly designed headpiece from the side view. Seeing this minifigure coming to reality is truly a dream come true for many. Ancient Egypt One of the greatest ancient empire ever My duty is to protect your tomb Rid of those foul evils The mightiest brave historical soldiers 9) The hardworking Carpenter City fans are in for a treat as this is the very first appearance of a hardworking Carpenter who is responsible for the wood works in LEGO Town. I am pretty pleased to see a new specialised occupation in the town where he is suitable to deploy in various parts of the town to carry out his forte. Armed with his bunch of tools at his waist, you can take a closer look of how ready our Carpenter is. Parts assortment The parts assortment for the Carpenter is above average. Note the fine details on his working attire and I am fond of the printed detail such as the chest hair near the shirt's collar. You can also notice his hard hat with hair fringes from the back view and the sleeve printing from his side view. The most impressive thing about the Carpenter is the given accessories. The saw is a complete new tool which contains two distinct colours to differentiate the handle and the saw blade. The new 1x4 printed wooden pattern tile is brilliant. It is a useful printed tile which can be used to crave and add detail at the house exterior. I am always fond of printed wooden tiles and this new piece will fit in nicely with the existing collection of printed wooden tiles. I have delivered your wood Time for a good drink after work We will like you to help with carpentry work 10) The treacherous Evil Wizard This is a very nice addition to LEGO Castle fans. Finally, we are going to get a brand new design of the treacherous Evil Wizard. Although there are many good and bad Wizards throughout LEGO minifigures universe, but there are not many evil Wizards around to terrorise the good guys. In this case, the Evil Wizard will be a fitting arch-enemy for the Series 12 - Wizard. Judging from the Evil Wizard's scorching red appearance, he seem to be a master of dark arts and fire magic, with perhaps specialisation in necromancy. Parts assortment The parts assortment is pretty good. The most amazing thing about this minifigure is the complete new design of the Evil Wizard's fiery black and red cape. It is made up of two piece of fabric to form the base of the upper cap collar. The construction of the weapon is rather common and nothing too fanciful, but lots of attention was focused onto the overall appeal of his evil wizardry attire, especially to the design of his cape. I am particularly fond of his evil red eyes and the choice of black beard which was also used in the Ninjago - Evil Wu minifigure. Good versus Evil Evil Wizards and Sorcerers We will abide your orders 11) The quick Fencer LEGO City has a new sports category in town and the citizens are talking about the art of fencing. So, people are wondering what is fencing all about. In a nutshell, as provided by the quick Fencer, it is a sport of fighting with swords, especially foils, épées, or sabres, according to a set of rules, in order to score points against an opponent. Well, that is what fencing is all about. This is also an Olympic Sports and has been there since the inaugural games in 1896. I got to admit that with the fencer donning on his protective white outfit, he is definitely ready to strike and score against his opponent. Parts assortment The parts assortment is not too bad. I will have to complement that the fencer's attire is very nicely done. I am particularly like the mask and the logo of the rapiers. Do note that the mask is not the same design like the kendo's helmet. The design also took fine consideration of covering the master hand with white glove. You can view the whole attire from his back view and side view. The rapier weapon was recycled from previous LEGO CMFs Series. Choose your favourite sports character Professional Fencers Make it count 12) The steadfast Samurai Although traditionally in feudal Japan, it is highly uncommon to see woman being a samurai warrior, but to protect the honour of the samurai family, they choose to bear arms and fight to protect the family's honour. Seeing this minifigure coming to reality deserved another celebration, for Ninja lovers and army builders. I did not expect to see a female Samurai in the LEGO CMFs, since the last recent one that we have saw, was Nya in her "Samurai X" outfit. It is a pleasant news to me, especially after the first appearance of the Series 3 - Samurai, we have not seen much of such relevant designs. I have always been an avid fan of LEGO Ninja theme and I have personally amassing my collection of Ninja and Samurai. Seeing this new released female Samurai, it is a great opportunity not to be missed. I am highly excited about this dual wielding Samurai and definitely be facing stiff competition from the public. Do take a closer look at the Samurai in action. Parts assortment The parts assortment is slightly above average. I am much interested to see what is beneath her samurai armour and thankfully, it is a printed torso with oriental flavour on it. It is much better than having a plain red torso which impedes the usage of interchangeability. So, I took the Series 3 - Samurai and refresh what is beneath his armour and showing a simple comparison between both. True enough, my hands went itchy and went around swapping the parts between both Samurai, which give a pretty positive results. I like the remaining accessories including the newly printed samurai armour, dual katanas and hairdo. With her full gear on, you can view the nice details from the back view and side view. We have another new Samurai The Feudal Japan Don't let them steal the chest away Samurai Masters 13) The energetic Disco Diva It is back to the retro and the energetic Disco Diva is in the house. Wow, her overall attire is just strikingly purple with the very nice done-up hairdo. She moves around in her white roller skates and sings her melody through the microphone. This is going to be a fun night with her crashing into the party. It is unexpected to see such a design and I will have to said that the printed details are just plain amazing. With her bling bling shade and shiny attire, you can just take a closer look at her smile and let her dance your night away with her singing. Parts assortment The parts assortment is quite average with the inclusion of a new printed microphone and white roller skates. However, the main highlight is definitely her retro purple attire. There are just so much detailed printing of bubbles or circles representation as can be seen from her back view and side view including her sleeves. Her overall design is pretty amazing indeed. Disco Fever and Dance your Night away These hairdos are awesome Retro Performance Roller Skate Girls 'LIVE' musical concert in City Square Central 14) The delicious Hot Dog Man Who is feeling hungry? Well, I can't help it but to feel my stomach growling after seeing this delicious Hot Dog, donned by this gentleman. This Hot Dog Man is certainly there to place as part of the marketing mix to promote the sales of hot dog. His suit is made up of a big sliced bun with a steamed hot dog and mustard applied onto it. This is just so amazing, and he is definitely smiling happily in his suit. I will think this is another popular minifigure among adults and children alike that could just entice many others to search for this unique and special design. I just can't believe that the designer actually thought of doing this at all. Glad to see this becoming a reality. Parts assortment The parts assortment is average as there are zero accessories given for the Hot Dog Man. However, the main design focus is to ensure the singular piece of hot dog suit is done accurately with just one click. The man can just take off the hot dog suit as one piece and the suit still remain like an edible looking hot dog. You can't stop to marvel the fine detail from the back view and side view. Hot Dog Man, we are hungry... Hot Dog and Ice Cream Cart Vibrant City Scene 15) The fierce Lady Cyclops This is also an unexpected female counterpart minifigure which is designed to pair up with the Series 9 - Cyclops. I just didn't expect to see this coming and the exact shaping is similar to the male design as well. At least now we know that female Cyclops come in different colour skin tone. Although she might be a female, but I do believe she can be rather fierce and temperamental. With her eyes wide awake, I wonder what she will do with her club? Parts assortment The parts assortment for the Lady Cyclops is average, including the common club. She comes with nice detailed back printing and the shape of the Cyclops body can be examined closer from the side view. The minifigure head comes in two different emotions, namely the half awake and the full awake. Do check out the difference of both Cyclops in their snooze mode and fully awake mode. Can the heroic Spartan hold them off? Let's run and get out of here!!! 16) The elite Galaxy Trooper This is the last minifigure highlight in Series 13, and it is none other than the elite Galaxy Trooper. I am very pleased to see a new variant of the Galaxy Trooper which is tougher, monotone, highly armoured than the Series 7 - Galaxy Patrol. Suggested by the name 'trooper', I believe this Galaxy Trooper is the foot solider for the Space Defenders I am surprised that the symbol on the armour suit is not belonging to Classic Space logo. Instead, you might notice that his symbol represent his affiliation which is geared towards the recent LEGO Galaxy Squad. This is a very pleasant surprise indeed. In this case, this Galaxy Trooper is featured in his battle mode which is super battled ready and he can switch back to the non-combat mode. I will think this is another popular space army building minifigure among the collectors, including myself which also inspired me to expand my troopers as well, along with the existing ranks of Galaxy Patrols and to add it to my existing Galaxy Squad collection. Parts assortment The parts assortment is great, especially with the newly impressive space armour that can hold the dual space blasters securely at the back of it. You can see how the dual blasters are placed by seeing the back view. If you have observed carefully, you may also notice the same logo at the front also appearing at the back of it. The side view also reveal the fine detail of the entire minifigure. I really felt that the newly designed space armour revolutionise on how the space blasters can be stored for safe transportation, which will be shown in my simple MOC creation: Skylet Spacecraft. Space Troopers Specialised Space Combat Armours Classic Space Defenders Galaxy Trooper reporting for Skylet Skylet Commanding Pilot New space armour enable weapons to store nicely General Statistics for 71008 LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 Below is the combination which I have received from my box, 4 Classic Kings 4 Sheriffs 3 Unicorn Girls 4 Snake Charmers 5 Goblins 3 Paleontologists 4 Alien Troopers 4 Egyptian Warriors 5 Carpenters 4 Evil Wizards 3 Fencers 3 Samurai 3 Disco Divas 3 Hot Dog Men 3 Lady Cyclops 5 Galaxy Troopers Based on the above distribution, I have managed to achieve only three full complete sets of 16 one-of-a kind minifigures each. It means I will have 12 remaining random spares left. Read down to find out what are the remaining spares I have. My remaining spares 1 Classic Kings 1 Sheriffs 0 Unicorn Girls 1 Snake Charmers 2 Goblins 0 Paleontologists 1 Alien Troopers 1 Egyptian Warriors 2 Carpenters 1 Evil Wizards 0 Fencers 0 Samurai 0 Disco Divas 0 Hot Dog Men 0 Lady Cyclops 2 Galaxy Troopers Data Analysis Given the complete new data which I have compiled and received, I have indicated my comprehensive analysis based on my individual viewpoint. By buying one full complete MISB box, it will allow you to achieve three maximum complete unique sets. Ever since the significant shift of the distribution ratio in LEGO Minifigures - The Simpsons, TLG have miraculously return to the LEGO consumers with the traditional three complete sets. The ongoing LEGO CMFs Series 13 has also continued the best ideal arrangement of having three full sets in a sealed box of 60. I am extremely pleased with this outcome which will definitely be much eventful. I felt the appeals of these minifigures are taken into a brand new level despite giving due considerations, restrictions and limitations which the LEGO CMFs Design Team has to work with. The LEGO CMFs Design Team will have to base on their best judgement through the support of market research data and probably parts per piece count manufacturing process in order to determine the distribution ratio. As you have noticed through the given distribution ratio, the less appealing minifigures such as the Palaeontologist, Disco Diva, Fencer and Lady Cyclops do not need to have a larger number of identical minifigures in a box and is suitable for the distribution ratio of three. However, it will be even better if the Samurai can be given a distribution ratio of four or five since it is considered to be a potential army building minifigure which would be highly sought for. While, City or Town related minifigures such as the Unicorn Girl and Hot Dog Man, it will be better if it can be given a distribution ratio of four due to the high possibility of them being popular minifigures similar to the past LEGO CMFs mascot character costumes. I am extremely pleased to see the Classic King, Evil Wizard, Egyptian Warrior, Goblin and Galaxy Troopers to be given with this current ratio since these could be highly probability of being the popular ones which are most likely to be taken out of the box first. Ultimately, I am satisfied with this distribution arrangement and I will think that they have done their best to ascertain the popularity level of these minifigures to their best knowledge and ability. Well, I can certainly see that many popular minifigures in this series would just be the case of potential army building. What do you think? All in all, I think the LEGO CMFs Design Team did an excellent job in this distribution allocation. What do you guys think about this round of distribution? Do you share the same sentiments as I do? To conclude and summaries, based on the probability demonstrated by this review, as an example, here are the results, High probability 1) Goblins 2) Carpenters 3) Galaxy Troopers Total range: 25% Each: 8.33% Medium probability 1) Classic Kings 2) Sheriffs 3) Snake Charmers 4) Alien Troopers 5) Egyptian Warriors 6) Evil Wizards Total range: 40% Each: 6.67% Low probability 1) Unicorn Girls 2) Palaeontologists 3) Fencers 4) Samurai 5) Disco Divas 6) Hot Dog Men 7) Lady Cyclops Total range: 35% Each 5% The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 will be launching on the 1st January 2015 or 1st February 2015 (worldwide) To conclude, the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13, without any doubt, has put together an terrific and remarkable effort to introduce even more new highly desired and relevant minifigures designs into this ongoing LEGO Minifigures Series. It is no easy challenge to be able to create, design and introduce many new creative and original designs to attract to the masses. In fact, I noticed the recent Series 12 release has even attracted more fans into collecting this theme than the LEGO Movie and the LEGO Simpsons, who are not even LEGO fans. By that point, I can really see the increasing popularity of this theme and hopefully it can even retain these casual buyers and convert them into full-pledged LEGO fans. The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series or known as LEGO Minifigures Theme is an unique commanding class of their own, which distinguish themselves from regular LEGO Theme or special releases. Instead, everything that you have seen in a single released series is all based on the 16 minifigures to reach out to fans, children, adults and collectors of LEGO. It has been a very long tradition and yet they are able to retain the charm and excitement, until today. I will like to point out something and bring to your attention, like what I have done in my Series 12 review. I noticed the removal of the marked indent at the armpit of the minifigures which we will normally associate the production to somewhere in Mainland China, is consistent from Series 12 to Series 13. As indicated at the back of the packaging, the LEGO components in the Series 13 are 100% produced in China. I can also highlight and infer that it is no longer the same production process. I have observed that in our very own Eurobricks discussion that the quality of some Series 12 minifigures parts including the connection process of the head to the hairpiece and the torso to the legs are rather loose than normal for some minifigures. However, the overall quality for the Series 12 is still made up of high quality ABS plastic. I suspect that TLG may have changed the production process or technology for producing these minifigures. At least from what I have obtained for this review, the minifigures in Series 13 do not suffer the very obvious loose parts symptoms. The quality is better than before but until now, nothing is for certain why the removal of the marked indent and the rational of it. Nothing can be certain and based on this paragraph that I have indicated, is merely my own wild conjecture. Now with a total of 240 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 12, the recent LEGO Movie Series, LEGO Simpsons Series and the current LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13, 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 minifigure that can only be obtained through The Minifigures Character Encylopedia. At this rate that it has been releasing, I believe most of the display collectors for this LEGO Minifigures Series, will need to source and upgrade their display capabilities by creating future provision for upcoming new releases in the near future. With this LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 in the releasing schedule for the start of year 2015, what more exciting new series will TLG have for us. Only time will tell and let's be patient about it. I am confident that it is worth the wait. Please note that the The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 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: 8/10 (Plentiful new minifigure designs that can be integrated across many new and existing themes/settings.) Design: 8.5/10 (Excellent detailed printing with good new accessories especially the new design of the capes.) Price: 7.5/10 (I believe pricing may remain the same for Singapore, but prices have gone up for other regions and if it remains, this will go down by one notch.) Overall: 8/10 (Prepare yourself for this upcoming new Series 13 and hope you can get the ones that you want the most! There are at least one minifigure that will bound to attract you.) 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. 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
  8. Hello everyone, Many of us including myself are extremely elated of the return of the traditional iconic and very original design of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12. Even though there are past recent releases of the LEGO Minifigures namely the LEGO Movie and the LEGO Simpsons. Both of these series are irrelevant of the structured release of the usual LEGO Collectable Minifigures release where the previous two series are based on a single spin-off or licensed. Before I begin this pictorial review, I will like to give my very most sincere thank you and appreciation to The LEGO Group (TLG) which consist of LEGO CEE and LEGO Collectable Minifigures Design Team for continuing to facilitate and giving me this very exclusive precious rare opportunity to access to this 'very early' insight before many others could, in order for me to have adequate spare time to work, evaluate and review this absolute amazing newly minted LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12. I am really thankful and I can't believe I have actually completed 14 exhaustive LEGO Pictorial reviews including this review, solely for the coverage of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series / LEGO Minifigures Theme throughout the past four years. I will like to thank to Eurobricks Staff/LEGO Ambassador, CopMike and my entire fellow Eurobricks Staffers for being so helpful to this 'WhiteFang' traditional CMFs reviewing endeavour. I must also thank my beloved wife, Kim/Belun for being there and supportive throughout this gruesome reviewing period! Seriously without the spouse support to give the blessings of doing a hobby like this that take away many weekends and sleepless nights, one must really thank and reward the wife for being so understanding and supportive. Otherwise, this review will never be make as a reality. It is important to have family and your loved ones to support the stuff that you have enjoyed doing and it also means include doing up LEGO pictorial reviews. I am truly very pleased that I am able to able to continue to share this very special reviewing achievement with all of you. I hope I have not disappoint anyone in this review, if so, I will like to offer my humble apologies and I really hope I can continue to meet your expectations for this exclusive reviewing coverage. As the Eurobricks tradition depicts, let's do a formal re-cap for all of the past Eurobricks 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 beginning of the year 2013, we have the recent Series 9, Series 10 and Series 11. Now at the start of 2014, we have seen the LEGO Movie Series and the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series. Now, I will like to invite the Eurobricks Community to cast their votes into this complete brand new LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 poll statistics as well. Name: 71007 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / Series 12 Year: 2014 Minifigs: 16 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 71007 LEGO Collectable Minfigures Series 12 The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 is sprayed with a nostalgic return in the traditional yellow for this entire release. It is closely similar and resemble to the first 8683 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 1 colour schema and a close relative of this colour group, which is the 71001 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 10. Do pardon me, I won't be showing all of the previously released boxes of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series for comparison, similar to this image. [Reference 1] [Reference 2] [Reference 3] [Reference 4] What could possibly contain within these mysterious sealed packets? The most highly anticipated of the incredible new LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series (CMFs) is slated for worldwide release on the 1st October 2014 or 1st November 2014. This is just a superb outstanding piece of achievement for this very special LEGO Minifigures Theme, where it has now successfully clocked a total release of three series in the year of 2014. The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Design Team has once more, outdo themselves by able to amaze and stun us with 16 more new integrative and unique minifigures' designs. I am really very pleased to see the traditional and original design. Honestly, I am quite sick of the recent past two releases and it is awesome to be back to stick with this traditional Series and this time, it is known as Series 12 and not supposedly 'Series 14'. These minifigure series are classified under LEGO Minifigures Theme, even though I have always causally used LEGO Collectable Minifigures Theme loosely. Please do note that the naming that I have use for this review are official TLG minifigures naming for the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12. So, there is absolute no doubt or misinterpretation on the naming used. Front view comparison with Series 12 and together with all available LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 1 to 11, LEGO Movie and Simpsons packets By placing all of these minifigures packets altogether, you could see a distinct correlation of how it has evolved from LEGO CMFs Series 1 to the very new LEGO Simpsons Series, and to the current Series 12. Isn't it wonderful to be able to glance these different packets' design and it is pretty much standardised as well from one another. Take a closer look at these following images. This is the front view of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 packet, while this shows the back view of it. While, this is an image that shows the back view comparison for all of these packets. This is the 'same' golden rule, which has been mentioned in my previous reviews. If you are intending to narrow the precious and hard-to-find minifigures that you are bending to collect, please continue to hone the touch and feel method. It is an useful skill set to acquire and locate the minifigures that you want without wasting additional money to randomly acquire them especially 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 that appeared for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs away and feel for other parts. The only disadvantage of this method is much idle time will be most likely wasted if the minifigures that you are seeking for does not exist in the box or ending up having sore numb thumbs after feeling. However, I personally feel that this approach is the most practical that works the best for me than any other uncommon approaches. Front view comparison between Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 packets The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series has ended its hiatus and returned back to the traditional numbering. Now we could all sit back and see how this numbering will evolve in the near future. Meanwhile, here is the back view comparison of all the packets. You may also notice that I have purposely distinguish the The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 1, 10 and 12 packets since these are in a similar colour grouping. Placing Series 1 and Series 12 packets side by side To be honest, there is a very slight yellow differentiation from one another. From a layman point of view, it is just 'yellow' and it appear to rewind itself back to the first colour schema of Series 1 to mark the cycle of 12 series altogether. I just find it very fascinating to be able to reminisce the old colour of Series 1 packaging in year 2010. Front view of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 promotional poster Back view of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 promotional poster As you flipped to the back of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 promotional poster, you are able to view a string of code embedded in the back. This code is to unlock a 'certain' mysterious character on the anticipating new MMORPG (massively multi-player online role-playing game) at LEGO.com/Minifigures. However, if you notice carefully at the top right hand corner of the promotional poster. You will be able to notice a number 10 which I strongly believed it will unlock 'Dino Tracker' which is the exact minifigure that I have gotten. I have also taken initiative to compare with the rest of the posters and codes. It appears that all number 10 promotional poster, shared the same string of code which allow you to unlock the same character. I will like to try out this new online + game code strategy to see how it will entice LEGO fans and collectors. I will think this will much appeal to the younger audience. Meanwhile, the official LEGO Minifigures Online "Beta" can be found here. 1) The wise Wizard The featured grey bearded old man appear to be an actual wise Wizard in the reclaims of dragons and medieval age. It is not the first time that TLG have introduced the line of Wizards. By doing a simple search, you will find many different types of Wizards available and one of the most iconic and classic Dragon Masters faction, Majisto the Wizard in 1995. Ever since, we have seen numerous recent appearances of Wizards playing a much significant role in the LEGO Castle Themes. I personally felt the wise Wizard is to pay homage to the classic Majisto the Wizard. In some ways, the entire blue colour schema, bearded look and overall appearance, it does give a warm, new and classical feeling about having him in the forces of good against the evil. Based on the overall design, this Wizard is much majestic and grand looking. He also seems to be specialised in astronomy with its starry design. This is one of the most iconic minifigure that I am looking forward to. Parts assortment The parts assortment for the Wizard is excellent. It comes with a wide variety of accessories, namely the components to make up his magic staff with the blue gem crowned on the top. The wizard cape is a two tier cloth which illustrates the stars and the moons at the back view. It is quite glitter to some extent and the material used seem quite different as well. It is much softer in texture. You can also see the Wizard's true appearance without the beard on. The wizard hat, from the side view, is a brand new element and it is a great new piece of accessory to have especially the typical wizard hat has been reused again and again. School of Magic Wizardry Companions Face the might of my magic I have come for the legendary Blue Wizard's assistance 2) The fierce Hun Warrior The fierce Hun Warrior has a reputation of being a barbaric nomadic tribe that will stop at nothing to achieve domination over others. The Hun warrior does not know the feeling of fear and will stop at nothing to eliminate their foes. I am pretty certain that either the Hun Warrior is part of the Hun Empire or Attila, in general. It has an intimidating warring outfit, which equipped him with long sword and wooden shield. It can also be adjusted and modified slightly since this minifigure has some oriental features in it. This is certainly one of the most welcoming minifigure for army builders and history fans. With this released minifigure, I will be looking forward to an expansion of MOCs towards such theme. Parts assortment The parts assortment are excellent and is highly welcomed by castle lovers. The weapons assortment including the grey long sword, new wooden printed round shield, bronze horned helmet which could be modified by removing the horns away and a long brown fur cape, as seen from the back view which has appeared for the very first time. This is a worthy army building minifigure which could be extended to customise for oriental armies for the warring states. The torso and leg are very useful to assemble and use for generic Asian soldiers which is not typically seen in such colours. You can typically break all of the minifigure elements apart and store them for creation of oriental looking soldiers for your future project. You can see more of the details through the side view. As the Hun Warrior is a specialised horseman, I ought to mount him on a brown horse for that purpose. The mighty Hun Warriors Who is stronger? Historic Warriors 3) The lovely Fairytale Princess The lovely Fairytale Princess is indeed the kind of fictitious character where you are able to see it from fairytale storybooks. So, next time when you are telling bedtime stories to your children, you will definitely need this minifigure to enact the story flow. Seriously, I am very pleased to be able to see such minifigure design appear which is suitable for castle and medieval usage. You can use it for saving the damsel in distress or a heroic knight to the rescue. It is endless imagination. Parts assortment The parts assortment are pretty good. The entire outfit is done in lavender colour which is a very uncommon colour used onto minifigures. You are able to get a nice new hairpiece which is a combination of the tall cone hat and long tied hair, as you can seen from the back view. I am much surprised of the inclusion of the other facial feature which portray a sleepy and yet kind of eager look. Not forgetting to mention that there is a adorable green frog attached to the princess. My wife, Belun love this character very much, not because of the Princess but more love for the green frog instead as she is a huge fan of this particular LEGO element. Shall we open a frog farm? Princesses and their frogs Royal Princess escort How can I wake her up? 4) The unbeatable Video Game Guy The unbeatable Video Game Guy is unbelievable. I can never expect such a minifigure appeared as the form of a LEGO minifigure design. I find it very nice of the designers to actually include a video game enthusiast. I love to play video games very much when I was a teenager and seeing a bespectacled guy holding the game control pad does make it memorable for me. I am sure this minifigure is a welcoming addition to the City minifigure population and hopefully, seeing a gamers' craze as well. Parts assortment The parts assortment is decent and in particular, the Video Game Guy's attire is rather cool looking with its black long sleeve shirt with grey colour at the lower half that imprint 'Player 1', on the centre of the shirt. The minifigure torso manage to utilise the two colour print tone, as seen in the side view that meant to represent the second colour tone, which is the long sleeve shirt in grey colour near the hands. It also come with a dedicated headphones. Music and Games High School Friends Focusing on my RPG game 5) The mythical Battle Goddess The mythical Battle Goddess is one of the minifigure that I look forward the most. Not only because it has similar resemblance to represent the Greek Mythology reference. Truly astounding, to have this powerful Battle Goddess gracing her presence in this series. She wield a long pointy spear and a rounded shield that has the Pegasus (winged horse) picture, imprinted onto it. I could guess that this Battle Goddess seem to represent Athena. She is a Greek Goddess of wisdom, warfare and strategy. Nonetheless, I am extremely thrilled by her presence. Parts assortment The parts assortment are excellent. It come with a long spear, round printed shield with the Pegasus print on it, white skirting and pearl gold helmet with yellowed long curl hair. You can see the full magnificence of of the Battle Goddess in this close up view. There is printing on her armband but do note that the armband does not encompass on her entire wrist. The print only cover up to 50% of it. There is back printing at the back. All in all, it can also be easily modified for other types of battle goddess which is quite generic in nature. I am still amazed with the tons of pearl gold detail on the minifigure itself. Legendary Female Battle Warriors We seek your goddess help 6) The dauntless Space Miner The dauntless Space Miner will not easily give up for the harvest of precious resources to build up the technology of the Classic Space Defenders. He is fully equipped and ready and I wonder if his name is called Licho. This is one of the method, where the designer will sneak in something interesting onto their designs. The colour schema is nicely crafted with a combination of grey and orange to represent the mining specialisation in deep space. The Space Miners venture into dangerous terrains to harvest precious resources to build up the capabilities of the Classic Space Defenders. Parts assortment The parts assortment is good which allow the Space Miner to focus on building up the capabilities of mining resources in deep space. It comes with the orange power drill, armour suit which I am very fond of seeing it appears in the CMFs and mining helmet with visor. You can see many of the details of theSpace Miner in this close up view. By removing the mining helmet, you can see Space Miner facial feature clearly. The insignia of the Classic Space, as seen from the side view, is another huge reason why this minifigure is welcoming to my collection. The Classic Space insignia is the proof that the designers want us to group and integrate many of the previously affiliated Classic Space minifigures in the LEGO CMFs as one umbrella. Actually, if you can do some simple modifications, this minifigure can be more than just a miner and could double up as a Galaxy Patrol. My duty is to protect your safety Classic Space Defenders Expansion of the Classic Space Defenders 7) The suave Lifeguard Ohhh! The suave Lifeguard is finally in town. Catch that hunk at the beach, doing his duty with his gorgeous partner. The dynamic duo will do their best to ensure safety coverage for all beach patrons in the LEGO City. I am very pleased to be able to see a male counterpart for the lifeguard scene since we first saw the female lifeguard in 2010. It certainly took them long enough to take care of her. Either way, I am very pleased to see his appearance. Parts assortment The parts assortment is decent and the inclusion of the binoculars and the burnside buoy which will aid his rescue. I like his wavy looking hairstyle and the nice colour shades on his face. The muscular tone body will also serve to be useful for minifigures' customisation, not restricting it to lifeguard occupation. By taking a closer view of the Lifeguard, you may notice on his legs that there is an initials, 'J.T' on it which is similar to the previous female lifeguard, with 'G.T'. It is certainly used to hint some sort of relations somewhere somehow. You can also notice from his side view of the red printed shorts. Beach Lifeguards Duo Watching out the safety of the beach patrons 8) The successful Prospector Look who is in town? It is none other but the successful Prospector. He must have struck big. The Prospector is someone who explored an area for mineral deposits such as gold, silver ores, oil, etc. He will bring his iron picket and whack the ground in search of such deposits. He may look like a grumpy old fellow but if you look carefully, he may have struck 'gold' afterall especially if you have taken a careful look at his teeth. Parts assortment The parts assortment is average. The best feature of this Prospector is actually his worn torn brown hat, and it is more visible by seeing it from the side view. It is rather nifty to some extent. You can also view the rest of his accessories added together in this close up view. All in all, it is a good minifigure if you are in the Wild West Theme, which is much suitable for such settings. Wild Wild West 9) The humourous Jester What will probably happen when a humourous Jester appear in the royal court? It will either be a burst of laughter or total disaster. Which will be the case, and it is up to us to decide the story. Since the first introduction of the Jester in 2008, I have been enjoying the usage of different type of Jesters including the 7953 Court Jester to crack some humourous acts to entertain the royal family, which is most probably the viable entertainment in the medieval ages. In this case, the re-introduction of the Jester is a pleasant surprise with a very distinct colour combination of orange and purple. Such usage of these bright colours are definitely bound to attract audience. Parts assortment The parts assortment are very good. The design of the Jester are highly detailed, as you can see in this close up view and in this view as well. What totally amaze me, is the superb lovely LEGO printed tiles - Playing Cards design. It is brilliant to be able to the Jester holding these cards to entertain the audiences. Who is funnier? Let me entertain you 10) The fearsome Dino Tracker In the recent years, LEGO has explored the Dinosaurs Theme through Dino 2010/Dino Attack in 2005 and Dino in 2012 as a full pledged LEGO System sets play themes. It is a pleasant surprise for me to actually see a female Dino Tracker as a warrior equivalent. She will track all sorts of Dinosaurs such as the Coelophysis, Raptor, T-Rex, etc; in her bingo book and lock them down before transporting them to the quarantine area for processing. Do not mess with her sophisticated black bow and tranquillizer syringe. Parts assortment The parts assortment are pretty good. I find it quite a surprise to see a Hawkeye exclusive weapon being used in the Dino Tracker choice of weapon. The torso of the Dino Tracker is very suitable for military or jungle warfare customisation related, as seen in this close up view. From the side view, it is visible to see the new two tone printed colours on the arms that illustrates the short sleeves. To round it up, the Dino Tracker also have a nice back printing to make it a much better torso for military related usages. Don't shoot us! Let's get that dino! Bring this dino into the cage? 11) The punctual Pizza Delivery Guy Many of the City fans are very glad to be able to see a new design of this Pizza Delivery Guy. He is like a typical teenager, working part-time as a Pizza Delivery Guy. His appearance is pretty kiddish looking with the freckles and braces on his face. That is quite some amount of printing details in there. I can still recall one of my favourite Classic Town set, known as the 6350 Pizza-To-Go, where the delivery guy works for this famous "Pizzeria". Well, for this new outlet known as "Pizza", is very much similar and hopefully attract more pizza lovers within the City. Parts assortment The parts assortment is above average. You are able to get two new exclusive prints of the supposedly pepperoni pizza and a pizza box, as seen held by the Pizza Delivery Guy. The torso is filled with nice details including the two tone printing of green and yellow. His green polo tee-shirt also revealed some slight grease near the bottom of his shirt. Even the red cap, is consistent with the corporate image of the brand, "Pizza". This is not the pizza that I have ordered LEGO Food and Beverage Industry Check out this new Pizza outlet 12) The cool Rock Star It is a sweet surprise for musical fans who are into rock genre. He is the upcoming shining cool Rock Star that will woo the hearts of many. The Rock Star entire outfit is just brilliant with his jet black gloss looking facade. With his confident and charismatic look, he will rock the stage with many rock hits. I could certainly imagine placing him with the other fellow Rock Stars, Singers and Performance Artists. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly above average. The main attraction for his accessory could be his scarlet electric guitar which is his priceless crown jewel for his performance. His entire rock studded leather outfit is highly detailed, as you can see in this close up view, plus his physical appearance is much mature looking with the unexpected inclusion of the chest hair. You can see more of his printing details from the side view. His back view kind of portray a cool stoic looking. All in all, I am pleased with the overall design. Age of Rock Music Blue meets Rock Smashing Hits 13) The heroic Swashbuckler On guard! Oh well, this isn't supposed to be a Musketeer equivalent. Instead, this heroic Swashbuckler is probably appeared in the 16th century and has been coined as a term for pirates and swordsmen ever since. A possible inference of the origin of "Swashbuckler" is that it may develop from a form of fighting style by utilising a cutlass or short sword with a buckler in the off-hand, which was applied with much "swashing and making a noise on the buckler". It is generally describes as a protagonist who is heroic and idealistic to the bone and who rescues damsels in distress. His opponent is typically characterised as the dastardly villain. Swashbuckler normally combine outstanding courage, sword-fighting skill, resourcefulness, chivalry and a distinctive sense of honour and justice traits. Parts assortment The parts assortment are slightly below average. It is rather similar with the Musketeers design template. It only come with a different colour of the hat in brown colour and pearl gold rapier. Not really very fantastic, and I much prefer the torso which I can apply it onto the Pirates settings. Heroic Deeds You will not escape me once more 14) The adorable Piggy Guy The person in the Piggy suit is just simply too adorable. At first, I really thought that the person in the mascot is a female until I found out the official name for it. It turn out to be a Piggy Guy. His facial appearance made him look very approachable and friendly. I am very elated to see the furry mascots expanded to include a new member in the animal furry series. The pig detail is spot-on and is easily recognisable as well. I am very confident that this minifigure will be very popular with children and even adults, in this case. Parts assortment The parts assortment is average and the main focus is the outline of the Piggy Guy, as you can see in this close up view. As seen from the side view, the head reveal the pig's ears and eyes. Even from his back printing, where there is a nice pig tail. In this piggy suit, there is no zip at the back which allow the person to wear it on. I believe the guy could just have to make do and slot himself into the suit directly. Our furry animals get a new addition Oink Oink!!! 15) The mysterious Genie Girl The appearance of the mysterious Genie Girl, perhaps will be a mystery of her true origin. It is a wonder to be able to finally see a female counterpart of a Genie since we have last seen this Genie. I am very pleased to see a human which is not quite fully human, instead her upper half of her body is made up of human composition while the bottom half is much mythical or genie composition. Thus, it is really very nice to see this design appearing again in a different light. The first time that I saw this character, it kind of remind me of an American sitcom in the 1960s, known as I dream of Jeannie. Somehow or another, it gave such a flavour by associating with it. Parts assortment The parts assortment are not too bad including the placement of the genie lamp where she probably resides or being trapped in. Her minifigure parts are very versatile which will allow a simple change of genie bottom half to a walking pair of legs. You will be getting something of an exotic dancer or an attractive female with her long tied straight yellow hair. Do note that the Genie Girl has back printing as well. Meet Miss Genie! Emmet, I will grant you '3' wishes! Storybook Characters 16) The silent Spooky Girl She is certainly one of my favourite female characters in this LEGO CMFs Series 12. It seem like they are saving the best for the last. Firstly, I find it incredibly hard to believe that the designers have actually able to design such a character. Well, to put it simply, she is the silent Spooky Girl. She has the Gothic appearance with a little bit of creepiness, as you can see from her attire where the spider seem to be creeping out of her pocket. I really felt that she could be much suitable as a resident within the Monster Fighters Theme. It is just unbelievable to have such an incredible and real-like design within the LEGO CMFs Series, where I don't think we can ever see it elsewhere apart from here. Personally, this minifigure is the kind where you either like it or hate it. Parts assortment The parts assortment are excellent. The dark grey skirting is a nice detailed touch which surrounds her body. The spooky teddy bear in black and white, is rather unique with the eyes. I really wonder what did the girl do to the precious teddy bear. You can see her closely holding onto the teddy bear. Anyway, who doesn't like a new teddy bear variations? We are having a steady increase of different type of teddy bear designs where it may just be enough to open a teddy bear store through the cumulative efforts of the LEGO CMFs releases. LEGO Teddy Bears variants Respective Owners New girl in the school campus Nice to meet you Spooky Characters General Statistics for 71007 LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 Below is the combination which I have received from my box, 4 Wizards 3 Hun Warriors 3 Fairytale Princesses 5 Video Game Guys 4 Battle Goddesses 5 Space Miners 3 Lifeguards 3 Prospectors 3 Jesters 4 Dino Trackers 4 Pizza Delivery Guys 4 Rock Stars 5 Swashbucklers 4 Piggy Guys 3 Genie Girls 3 Spooky Girls Based on the above distribution, I have managed to achieve only three full complete sets of 16 one-of-a kind minifigures each. It means I will have 12 remaining random spares left. Read down to find out what are the remaining spares I have. My remaining spares 1 Wizards 0 Hun Warriors 0 Fairytale Princesses 2 Video Game Guys 1 Battle Goddesses 2 Space Miners 0 Lifeguards 0 Prospectors 0 Jesters 1 Dino Trackers 1 Pizza Delivery Guys 1 Rock Stars 2 Swashbucklers 1 Piggy Guys 0 Genie Girls 0 Spooky Girls Data Analysis Based on the complete new data which I have complied, I have indicated my basic analysis based on my own take. Buying one full complete MISB box will allow you to achieve three maximum complete unique sets. Ever since the LEGO Minifigures - The Simpsons have miraculously returned with a three complete sets, the LEGO CMFs Series 12 has continued the best ideal situation of having three full sets in a box of 60. I am certainly pleased that it continues to cater for such configuration as the LEGO CMFs evolved in each new releases. I felt the appeal of the minifigures are taken into best and ideal situation out of their considerations and limitations. The lesser appeal of the minifigures such as the Prospector, Jester, Genie Girl, Lifeguard do not need to have many identical minifigures around and is suitable for the distribution ratio of three. However, it is best if the Hun Warrior can be given a distribution ratio of five and the Princess to have a higher distribution ratio other than three. In the case of the distribution ratio of four, I am very pleased to see the Wizard, Battle Goddess, Piggy Guy and Dino Tracker to be given such ratio since these could be potential army building minifigures. I certainly do not mind if the Rock Star or Pizza Delivery Guy to be given a lower ratio in order to give it to other highly desired minifigures. As for the distribution ratio of five, I am neutral with the choice given, even though I really hope it can give the quota from the distribution ratio of four. Well, I can certainly see that many popular minifigures that could be potential army building. What do you think? All in all, I think they did a pretty good job in this distribution allocation. Kudo to you guys! What do you guys think about this round of distribution? Do you share the same sentiments as I do? To conclude and summaries, based on the probability demonstrated by this review, as an example, here are the results, High probability 1) Video Game Guys 2) Space Miners 3) Swashbucklers Total range: 25% Each: 8.33% Medium probability 1) Wizards 2) Battle Goddesses 3) Dino Trackers 4) Pizza Delivery Guys 5) Rock Stars 6) Piggy Guys Total range: 40% Each: 6.67% Low probability 1) Hun Warriors 2) Fairytale Princesses 3) Lifeguards 4) Prospectors 5) Jesters 6) Genie Girls 7) Spooky Girls Total range: 35% Each 5% The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 will be launching on the 1st October 2014 or 1st November 2014 (worldwide) To conclude, the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 has done an outstanding and remarkable effort to introduce more new interesting and relevant minifigures designs into this new Minifigures Series. It is no easy feat to be able to introduce many creative and original designs to appeal to the masses. The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series or known as LEGO Minifigures Theme is an unique commanding class of their own, which distinguish themselves from regular LEGO Theme or special releases. Instead, everything that you have seen in a single released series is all based on the 16 minifigures to reach out to fans, children, adults and collectors of LEGO. It has been a very long tradition and yet they are able to retain the charm and excitement, until today. I will like to point out something and bring to your attention. The quality of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series is certainly made up of high quality ABS plastic which we are very familiar with, in the print aspect with a slight matt feeling. However, I will like to highlight that I do not see any marked indent at the armpit of the minifigures which we will normally associate the production to somewhere in Mainland China, similar to the LEGO Simpsons Minifigures phenomenon. In fact, the entire production for this series is purely carried out in Mainland, China as indicated in the back of the packet. All in all, I personally find the quality to be on-par with the high standards of the regular LEGO minifigures. I don't really understand if the removal of the marked indent is intentional or something could have improved or change at the end of the production process. Nothing can be certain and it could be just my pure wild conjecture. Now with a total of 224 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 11, the recent LEGO Movie Series, LEGO Simpsons Series and the current LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12, not including Mr. Gold which unfortunately I do not have the blessings or lucky stars to own it and the special exclusive Toy Soldier minifigure that can only be obtained through The Minifigures Character Encylopedia. This entire LEGO Minifigures theme had truly evolved and transformed to a brand new endless dimension which I strongly believe will continue to marvel all of us with their future releases, in time to come. With this LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 in the releasing pipeline, I can't help but to contemplate what does TLG have install for us in the near future. Only time will tell. Please note that the The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 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: 8/10 (More new LEGO Collectable Minifigures integration across many new and existing themes/settings.) Design: 8.5/10 (Good detailed prints of the two tone printing at the arms to increase the detail and limited new LEGO minifigures' parts and accessories and rehash of existing parts in different colour.) Price: 7.5/10 (I believe pricing will remain the same for Singapore, but I have understand that the prices have went up for other regions and if that is true, this will definitely go lower by a notch.) Overall: 8/10 (Another high scoring for the LEGO CMFs which it is definitely worth buying and collecting these new minifigures.) 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. 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
  9. Hello everyone, *Waving hands* It's me and I am back to conduct the latest poll and survey for the upcoming brand new exciting LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 in our Eurobricks Community. The current official 71008 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 has been actively discussing by our Eurobricks Community in this topic discussion. If you wish to change your vote after you acquire the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 in 2015 or any point where it has been released, you may choose to do so, as the current poll settings allow you to withdraw your votes by choosing other choices instead. For the past official Eurobricks polls with regards to LEGO Collectables Minifigures Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6, Series 7, Series 8, Series 9, Series 10, Series 11, LEGO Movie Series, LEGO Simpsons Series, Series 12 even though they may not be so applicable anymore, they can still be found in the following links below. Collectable Minifigures Series 1 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 2 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 3 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 4 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 5 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 6 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 7 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 8 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 9 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 10 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 11 Poll The LEGO Movie Series Poll The LEGO Simpsons Series Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 12 Poll The names above in the poll are the unofficial representation, until further official confirmation by TLG. Let us know what you think about this upcoming new LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 13 especially on your choice of the favourite minifigure! WhiteFang
  10. Special Eurobricks Bulletin Stay tune for future updates and announcements by WhiteFang and Rufus. Meanwhile, do check out the 71000 LEGO Minifigures Series 9 pictorial review. You can continue to try and guess what is coming. I am sure some of you will be able to figure out soon. More will be reveal later in the near future..
  11. Hello everyone, *Waving hands* It's me and I am back to conduct the latest poll and survey for the upcoming brand new exciting LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 in our Eurobricks Community. The current official 71007 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 has been actively discussing by our Eurobricks Community in this topic discussion. If you wish to change your vote after you acquire the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 after the remaining months of year 2014 or any point where it has been released, you may choose to do so, as the current poll settings allow you to withdraw your votes by choosing other choices instead. For the past official Eurobricks polls with regards to LEGO Collectables Minifigures Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6, Series 7, Series 8, Series 9, Series 10, Series 11, LEGO Movie Series, LEGO Simpsons Series, even though they may not be so applicable anymore, they can still be found in the following links below. Collectable Minifigures Series 1 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 2 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 3 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 4 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 5 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 6 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 7 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 8 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 9 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 10 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 11 Poll The LEGO Movie Series Poll The LEGO Simpsons Series Poll The names above are the unofficial representation, until further official confirmation by TLG. Let us know what you think about this upcoming new LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12 especially on your choice of the favourite minifigure! WhiteFang
  12. Hello everyone, I believe many of you are anticipating and wondering if this traditional pictorial review will ever come and I am glad to be back once more to share with all of you on this LEGO Collectable Minifigures reviewing tradition right here in Eurobricks. I could still vividly remembered that The LEGO Group (TLG) have just recently released Series 9 in just 3 months ago and now Series 9 is slated for 'retiring soon' in the Shop@Home/US. With Series 10 releasing fast and furious, it is no surprise that Series 9 being the first wave of the year 2013, to be cast aside for the new glorious instalment known as Series 10. Firstly, I will like to give my most sincere continued thank you and gratitude to TLG for giving me this exclusive early insight before others, so I could actually sit down quietly to evaluate and review this brand new LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series. I will also like to give my thanks to Eurobricks Staff/LEGO Ambassador, CopMike and my fellow Eurobricks Staffers for able to facilitate and continue to support me on this. Last but not least, I must also thank my wife, Kim/Belun for being so understanding and support me for this review! This review probably came at a very wrong time where my personal life is probably be the most busiest chapter of my life where I do not have the luxury of time! Thank goodness, everything went smoothly and I could still continue to deliver this review. To be honest, if my wife is not supportive enough during this hectic period, I don't think I can ever pull this review into action. As always, let's do a re-cap for all of the past Eurobricks 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 3 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 beginning of the year 2013, we have the recent new Series 9 and now I will like to invite the rest to drop their votes into the new Series 10 poll statistics as well. Name: 71001 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 10 Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / Series 10 Year: 2013 Minifigs: 16 unique minifigures plus 1 super rare Mr.Gold (subjected to approximately 5000 minifigures worldwide) Price for 1 box: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD $294.00 Price for 1 packet: USD 2.99, GBP 1.99, EURO N.A, SGD $4.90 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink An image of an 71001 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 10 box Please do not be mistaken of the colour schema. It is not the same yellow colour similar to Series 1. Instead this Series 10 is covered with the golden colour. It is a pretty nice colour to commemorate the tenth series and more importantly, the golden colour come with another promotion which will be explained in a few sections below. [Reference 1] [Reference 2] [Reference 3] [Reference 4] The 10 different colour packaging themes for Series 1 to 10 boxes I just can't believe myself that I actually manage to continue to place all of the past and current LEGO Collectable Minifigures boxes together for this superb group shot to able to illustrate the 10 unique colour package themes for Series 1 to 10. It is certainly a wonderful feeling to see them place side by side to witness the different colour transition for different series. What could possibly contain within these mysterious sealed packets? I can't believe this is the Tenth Series for the incredible LEGO Collectable Minifigures Theme The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series (CMFs) is slated for worldwide release on the 1st April 2013. This is definitely considered to be another outstanding job done for the TLG CMFs design team who are able to marvel us with many more great minifigures concept for this new series. In general, I do not think that this is something which is being done poorly or another form of mere repetition, just to create to generate more sales volume but I continue to see TLG being able to continue to value add the whole LEGO experience with more superb minifigures enhancements through these dream designs that came out of the TLG CMFs design team. Even though there is a leak of parts design back in late November which is discussed in this topic, there is some sort of mixed reactions coming from the community and to be honest, I did not pay much attention on the details yet even though it is more or less to be considered as the finalised design. However, I will not think it is best to judge it harshly without judging it through real images of the actual minifigures. Because to me, that actually make a huge importance in this kind of evaluation and affirming my belief whether these minifigures are continued to be regarded as remarkable minifigures of the LEGO CMFs theme. Please do note that the naming that I have use for this review are official TLG minifigures naming for Series 10. So, there is absolute no doubt or misinterpretation on the naming used. Front view comparison between Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 packets Wow, I just always amazed when I group all of the series together for a group shot. This is just so crazy to see a huge pile of different unique packets for Series 1 to 10. There are altogether 10 different packets and design packaging for this single theme since the year 2010. I know there are many other late collectors who got into LEGO at a pretty late stage and missed out on the earlier series and have to pay a hefty amount to catch back the chase. It will be quite painful and tedious to collect the early series once more especially Series 1 since I have recall that Series 1 is having limited production plus the fact that it is not being distributed to the United States directly, which also cause indirect increase of global demand. Just take a packet and open it, if you could hold all of the 10 packets in your hand based on the image above. Rip it open and you discover a random LEGO minifigure that is so special to the person who is buying it. Be it parents, children, AFOLs, casual shoppers, there is always something for everyone of us and I guess this is an easy way to bring back a person who is in the dark ages by tempting them to open up these packets! Take a closer look at these. This is the front view of the Series 10 packet, while this shows the back view of it. Last but not least, this is an image that shows the back view comparison of all packets. I am going to repeat this very same golden rule. If you are intending to narrow the precious ones that you are collecting, please hone the touch and feel method. It is a useful skill set to acquire and locate the minifigures that you want. Your sole mission is to memorise and remember the minifigures assortments for each unique design. Isolate and identify the most unique accessory or accessories that appeared for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs away and feel for other parts. The only disadvantage of this method is much idle time will be most likely wasted if the minifigures that you are seeking for does not exist in the box or ending up having sore numb thumbs after feeling. However, I do think this approach is much practical than any other uncommon approach Front view of the Minifigs Series 10 promotional leaflet Super rare - Where is Mr. Gold? The golden colour for the entire colour schema comes with a surprise. Believe it or not, this is a very surprising marketing move which is being carried out by TLG for the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series. Even though this is not the first time that TLG have done such promotion for the LEGO Star Wars theme, but I really find it hard to believe that they are doing this to the fans of this beloved theme since I believe many of us including myself who have been collecting Series 1 till now, will like to complete this entire theme without leaving out any possible minifigures under this umbrella. TLG has officially introduced this brand new rare lottery campaign known as ‘Where is Mr.Gold?’ which is suspected to go beyond Series 10 and to be included for other future series as well. ‘Where is Mr.Gold?’ is rumoured to be produced with an approximately ‘5000 of such minifigures’ which will be circulated worldwide in unknown whereabouts. Its classification is top secret and is to be regarded as super rare level. Unfortunately, I do not have such honour to own such an extreme rare minifigure and it will probably be bothering me since I will be missing of this minifigure to truly complete the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series. Back view of the Minifigs Series 10 promotional leaflet which features 'Where is Mr. Gold?' The chances of owning Mr.Gold is given to 5000 random opportunities in uncertain and unpredictable climates in the global environment. It also means that there are 5000 mint boxes of 30 or 60 quantities that will be circulated will definitely contain a very different form of distribution compared to the one that I am reviewing on. The Mr.Gold craze will likely spark undesired results as It will probably be ripped open or tampered along the long supply chain of TLG and half will probably be gone before these will reach to the shelves for the consumers. Anyway, I am probably exaggerating and I am pretty annoyed with the pessimistic situation since I strongly believe that the secondary market will probably be driving the price at a ridiculous level. Mr.Gold is a rare rumoured chromed gold minifigure which is release altogether to commemorate the tenth series of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures. He is chromed with gold from his hat, to the head, following by his body excluding his hands and down to his legs. He will also hold a golden stick, similar to a sceptre that place a diamond gem at the top. I wonder if the golden stick will be chrome as well. It is unfortunate that I do not have any concrete information to share. Only time will tell and I will think that I might actually want to create an Eurobricks topic to request our community who own Mr.Gold to step forward with a picture of it as a form of proof to calculate the total owners of this super rare minifigure and the remaining possible amount to hope to chance upon this super rare minifigure. 1) The serenity Librarian This serenity librarian is a class of her own with her scholastic outfit. The design of this librarian is spot on with her tidied clipped hair, black-rimmed spectacles and cotton knitted vest over her body which is keeping her warm in the library together with the customised mug filled with hot chocolate, for example since I do not know her preference. It is definitely very welcoming to see such a lovely nice girl in her classy outfit. I could not describe her as a typical nerdy looking person but I find this minifigure pretty attractive in her own rights. More importantly, it is always very welcoming to have a much generic looking female minifigure in your LEGO City layout. I did pause a moment and think of the printed LEGO book titled, ‘Oranges and Peaches’. I am not aware of this publication and I will need to depend on Google for an answer and it lead me to this blog which feature a very well-written article. To summarise, it is to illustrate a patron who ask a librarian for a book called ‘Oranges and Peaches’ and the librarian is not sure of this book and press on to inquire more of the book content such as the author of the book. The patron replied by the name of Darwin something and it is meant to use it as a reference book for the biology class. The librarian found the book titled ‘Origin of Species’ written by Charles Darwin and this is the exact book which the patron is looking for. Pretty amazing, isn’t it to be able to see how the librarian inquire and probe further into resolving his enquiry. Parts assortment The parts assortment is very good and I am largely impressed with her classy outfit which definitely can be interchangeable with other female minifigures her hairpiece which can be viewed nicely from behind. I like her white mug which has the ‘Shhh!’ printing. I could really imagine in the huge public library where some inconsiderate patrons will disturb the serenity of the library and she will probably pull out this mug and point to the patrons to keep quiet. It is quite uncommon and is limited to several LEGO themes which are not quite popular except Harry Potter. You can take a look at the past printed books which is meant for the minifigures to read. Look like a suitable compatible couple? Enjoying their day together with their very own unique mugs 2) The furious Medusa This furious Greek Mythology monster who is known as Medusa is notorious for her gazing ability. Her rage is not to be treated lightly and she is not easy to be defeated by many fallen warriors except by the hero, Perseus which are told in most of the stories. It is an excellent piece of design and is like a dream come true for those who enjoy medieval and fantasy era where builders are able to create more diverse battle scenes involving in these mythical creatures such as the iconic Medusa. You can place the Medusa attempting to sneak up to an unsuspecting patrol and petrify them to stone when they stare through her eyes. It will be almost perfect if Medusa can actually wield her preferred secondary weapon which might be bow and arrow, followed by dealing the final blow through her gazing ability. Parts assortment Take a look at how Medusa minifigure body parts are made of. The slender body is made up of hard ABS plastic while the slithering long tail is made up of semi-soft rubber. Her back view also shows multiple presences of snakes protecting her from behind by providing additional line of sight to avoid being ambushed from behind. I am very glad to see that Medusa actually comes with a dual printing on her appearance which increase more variety of presentation for her hideous looks. I will definitely wish to get more of these to increase the challenges for the solders. Mythical Creatures of the Dark Age My arrow will reach you May my round shield best the might of Medusa 3) The imposing Roman Commander Many LEGO army builders like me will be keeping their eyes peel open for a second chance to acquire these Roman Commanders as Roman Solders or equivalent. You may wonder why we will need so many Roman Commanders since each of them is only capable of leading a legion of their own. It is because the plume on the top of the Roman Commander’s helmet able to be removed and arranged in other directions as shown in the later image below. Otherwise, you can also take the plume out and placed it as a second tier Roman Solder together with the Series 6, Roman Solder. All in all, I am extremely pleased to place this minifigure together with the other 2 earlier designs in the CMFs to form the strong foundation of the Roman Empire. If you are intending to customise a Roman legion, I will suggest reading this to understand the army structure of the Roman Empire. Parts assortment The parts assortment is excellent. It provide a good variety of army building related parts which include the new Roman Commander’s plume. It is quite similar to the Series 2, Spartan’s helmet which is not detachable. It also comes with a red cape and a sharp gladius. His armour vest is much darker in colour as compared with the regular Roman Solders which can be used to differentiate with other legionnaires if one happen to acquire too many Roman Commanders. The mighty Roman Empire Swore to protect the Emperor The Roman Solder is promoted to its next rank Sir, I am reporting for garrison duty! 4) The amazing Warrior Woman Look at that pointy spear, wielded by this amazing Warrior Woman. She is a warrior by nature and is not bound herself to any form of inconvenience. Her weapon choice is the usage of spear that can be used to throw and hurl towards the enemy like a javelin. Based on the design of this minifigure, I will like to reference that she can be considered as the Amazons. Amazons is a nation of all-female warriors in the Greek mythology and Classical antiquity. In many ways, I am finding this design very appealing for many army builders out there. You can take a closer detailed look at the Warrior Woman. Parts assortment The parts assortment for the Warrior Woman is very good. Apart from the overall design of her minifigure which depicts the brown tunic outfit, her round shield is what really attracted me at first sight. As far as I can recall, this is the third printed design. I remembered the other two prints are seen on Captain America’s shield and Lord of The Rings, Rohan shield. I reckon that this Warrior Woman will be one of the popular designs in Series 10. New World Adventures Pit her skills with different rivals 5) The fearsome Tomahawk Warrior I am very fond of this male warrior looking minifigure who is sworn to defend his tribe from impending danger. With his warrior like painting on his facial and body, he arms himself with his trusty tomahawk axe. It is certainly awesome to see such a new design which can be used to integrate together with the rest of the Native America tribe. Parts assortment This minifigure has one of the best complicated prints as the prints extend and cover both his left and right arm. Everything fitted nicely and I am very pleased to see the new tomahawk axe instead of this regular typical boring looking axe. Tribal Warriors The exciting new Wild Wild West 6) The daring Skydiver Skydiving is a very exciting breath-taking sport where one will exit an aircraft in the mid-air and returning to earth with the aid of gravity while using a parachute to slow down during the terminal part of the decent. Gearing and strapping up with his safety equipment along with his visible lime green parachute, he is probably ready to take his first jump out of the aircraft where the adrenaline rush will hit in. Parts assortment The parts assortment is very average and unappealing. I don’t find it very interesting especially to find out that the minifigure only reveal one side of his feelings from his facial appearance. Nonetheless, I will agree that the new look is able to convey and will be pretty useful in many aspects such as doing very exciting and dangerous stuff. You can also see the parachute from the back view of the Skydiver. Overall, I will just have to say that one or two of these skydivers will be enough for me and I don't see a very strong reason to acquire more than the rest of it, but that could just be me. Comparison between different type of parachute bags Are you afraid of taking that jump? Skydiver taking a bungee jump 7) The sweet Bumblebee Girl I will like to present this lovely and cute little Bumblebee Girl which certainly excites many female fans of LEGO (FFOL). This cute bumblebee costume is an ideal design for birthday parties where friends could dress up and decorate themselves with very cute outfits. The entire Bumblebee outfit is very visible with her orange and black colour theme. Not to forget her delicious pot of honey. I will think that the LEGO costume mascots have just increase another notch with a brand new addition into the family. Parts assortment The parts assortment is very good and detailed. It comes with all of the necessary accessories like the new colour coat of the white transparent fairy wings, bumblebee hood and the pot of honey with slight overflow of honey at the edges plus the actual tiny little bee picture printed onto it. You can also take another closer look of the back view of the Bumblebee Girl with her wings behind. Different type of fairy wings Magical winged creatures Mascots Fiesta 8) The wise Grandpa The Grandpa looks like he is enjoying his golden age of his retirement where he could just laid back and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and reading his newspaper at this comfy sofa couch. I love the design of this minifigure since we are quite lacking of old folks and senior citizens in the city population for LEGO City. Most of the LEGO minifigures are largely made up of children, young men and women and adults. There are not much of these grandparents looking designs. I will like to put him by his pet dog and seeing him taking a short morning stroll in the park. Parts assortment The parts assortment is very good which include a white mug and especially the 2x2 printed tile where it reflect ‘Old Times’. I hope the font for the newspaper is large enough for them to read. Apart from that new element, the semi-bald headed minifigure is the best. So far, we have not seen any of such hair design before. Despite of the receding line, I still find this part very useful for us to utilise. You can take a look from his top view and the back view of Grandpa. Two different types of newspapers coverage Visiting our dear Grandpa LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series (2x2 printed exclusive tiles) I will like to take this opportunity to highlight a few small little sections to commemorate the magic of the LEGO CMFs. AS you can see, there are altogether eight 2x2 printed exclusive tiles which are made specially for this theme. Starting from Series 1 till now, each of this tile is associated to a special minifigure. Without this printed tile, it might not ever be completed and fully understood. Furthermore, printed tiles could last for a very long time unlike stickered parts. 9) The tactical Paintball Player This tactical looking Paintball Player is actively participating in a game known as Paintball. It is a game where players will compete in teams to eliminate opponents by tagging them with paintballs that propelled from a paintball gun. This minifigure is a surprise to me as I have always wanted to play with paintball but I do not really have a good crowd to join up with me for this interactive and physically demanding sport. Armed with his paintball gun, I wonder if he is actually loaded with green dye paintball or orange dye paintball. The protective helmet is bigger than the regular ones and his coveralls are soaked in green dye markings. Parts assortment This minifigure is just so amazing and it comes with nice assortments as well. I particularly love the paintball gun which can be viewed clearly from this angle. The distribution of the paint markings are very nicely handled including a small little green splat at the top of the helmet. Surprisingly, the back of the minifigure also come with a tiny orange splat as well. I wonder who shot him from behind. Personally, I like his grey coverall very much and if given a choice, it can be used for other activities as well such as military, chemical plant, etc. Paintball Competition Paintball games are fun 10) The experienced Sea Captain Ship ahoy! The experienced Sea Captain is shouting to his crew. I knew the Sea Captain is able to spot something in this troubled seas through his binoculars. The Sea Captain can be the captain for a fishing trawler, vessel, a naval ship, etc. You will need someone to take charge and with his amount of experience spent on the boat, it is no wonder why he could withstand sea sickness better than those landlubbers. Parts assortment The parts assortment are very useful which include the binoculars and the seagull. I am particularly fond of the sea captain's cap. There are some fine printed details at the Sea Captain's sleeve. The most welcoming new part is the seagull. It is make up of semi-hard ABS plastic with the lovely printings on his wings and head. You can take a moment and enjoy seeing the seagull taking a pit stop at the deck. The beauty of the new Seagull Captain, they are here to look for you LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series (animals) Once more, I am sharing the highlights of the LEGO CMFs animals. There are altogether eight unique animals which is being used for the LEGO CMFs. Some of which are considered new animals like the seagull, monkey, teddy bear and the chiwawa, while some of the common ones are the bat and snake. Nonetheless, this LEGO CMFs animals have brought us many fine new and old parts since Series 2. I hope to see more new animal designs in future LEGO CMFs because it has certainly create many nice and unique animals that can be used in various settings. 11) The teary Sad Clown I find this very amusing to see TLG to introduce a new addition to the CMFs clowns. It is certainly good to know that there will be more different variations of clowns which can be used for the various circus acts together. So, what do you think of this black and white clown? Personally, I find it to be a little vintage, probably because of the mono looking appearance. Furthermore, he is not the usual cheerful looking circus clowns unlike his other counterparts. I am sure many of us have probably found a solution to resolve his teary appearance. Let’s see if we are thinking the same to rectify the sadness in him. The answer to my solution is just after two more images. Parts assortment The parts assortment are quite average. I find it disappointing to see a lack of dual printed face where he can actually reveal another new emotion instead of being teary all this time. I don’t like to see my minifigures to be always sad looking. Clowns are supposed to cheer and wow the audience up. He probably may have received some bad news that displeased him greatly. In addition, his clown hat is just so lovely. I will like to use it like some sort of birthday party hat for the children to wear. Nonetheless, I am still pleased to see this minifigure design as it actually help to expand the CMFs circus troupe. The many faces of Circus Clowns Interchangeable thoughts with the Mime Artist The Circus Troupe is expanding! 12) The courageous Revolutionary Soldier This is a very historic looking minifigure and is part of the American Revolution history where it was a period of political unrest during the late 18th century in North America where colonies joined together to break away from their colonial master. Patriots bear arms to fight for their freedom. I am confident that this minifigure will be very well-received by the pirates and historic fans. Parts assortment The parts assortment is excellent. I am very fond of the white wig. It is amazing and there is a blue band at the end of the tail. You can view more details from viewing from his back where you can also observe back printing of the uniform sash and from the side view, you are able to view the shape of the white wig. His weapon of choice is the regular trusty brown musket where he use it to defend himself and protect his loved ones. This fellow fits well in the LEGO Pirates Theme I wonder if it is a good idea to pair him up with a Pirate Captain? Welcome to the Imperial Redcoat! Some interesting historic outfits 13) The nimble Baseball Fielder Sport fans are in for a treat especially if you enjoy baseball. The Baseball Fielder is a new addition in this sport where you are now able to place the Series 3, Baseball Player in a very tight formation together that feature the pre-existing team, Clutchers and the new team, Stackers. I just love the new classic blue and grey outfit right from his baseball cap down to his attire. Parts assortment The assortment is not too bad and the main attraction is certainly the new glove design which is part of the minifigure's hand configuration. As you removed the glove hand, you will notice the entire glove is actually a part of the hand piece and greater detail from this angle and side view. It will be almost perfect if the design team could include a baseball for the fielder to grip on. Baseball Team - Clutchers and Stackers 14) The fashionable Trendsetter One look and I assume thinking that she is a big celebrity that shows her bling bling or someone who is of high net worth value that reside in Beverly Hills, California. In truth, she is a fashionable Trendsetter that hold and lead her own fashion taste, causing others to follow her taste of fashion together to form a very strong hype. It is very nice to see new and modern looking female minifigures which can be used to populate the City with diverse personality and unique fashion taste. Parts assortment The parts assortment is excellent and I mainly adore the pet, chiwawa which is the first of its kind in LEGO and plentiful nice accessories on her attire such as the silver heart necklace, black sunglasses and the state of the art mobile phone. The new mobile phone may resemble a model in the current open market and from the design of it, it is not surprising that our LEGO minifigures have evolved and learnt how to use touch-screen mobile phone and installation applications in it. You can see the details through this image. Her hairpiece is different as well and from here, you are able to view the back view and side view Taking her chiwawa out for a stroll in the park Check out her new state of the art mobile phone LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series (1x2 printed exclusive tiles) This special little section is to highlight the past LEGO CMFs, 1x2 printed exclusive tiles that involve in a total of six minifigures that is used to complement the minifigures' designs since Series 1. All of these printed elements are very useful in many ways where we can use it for our own building creations, etc. What do you think of these printed parts? Isn't it better than just regular stickers. 15) The diligence Decorator You could identify him as a painter who work hard to decorate your house interior with a nice coat of azure blue. This diligence decorator is hardworking enough to ensure the painting is going on smoothly based on the splat of paints on his body and face. I really enjoy seeing new civilian occupations being introduced to the City and it really help to create more new personalities with it through new approach. This minifigure might be quite dull to some but to me, I find him interesting to have. Parts assortment The part assortment are good. The paint roller is something which is simple and yet it amaze me with this little tool. You can assemble the paint roller together in a very simple fashion. The pail is a good accessory where it can be used for various settings and not just restricting to paint jobs. Working hard to decorate the place Artistic Touch 16) The tough Motorcycle Mechanic Woo hoo, the last one is a tough nut! At first glance when I saw this image, I seriously did not think or even consider that he is actually a Motorcycle Mechanic. Instead, I did a typical stereotype and think he is a gangster or hooligan who is out to wreck trouble. It is only until I have seen the official description, then I realise the proper usage of his spanner which is to repair motorcycles and not using it to whack people. Parts assortment The parts assortment is very average and even with the regular spanner, it still does not impress me as much as the earlier Series 6, Mechanic that keep his tools in a toolbox. However, the plus point for this minifigure is certainly the printing on his flame fiery tattoo on his side arm and the back view that feature the skull printing. Such small little details are very nice to have and I appreciate the efforts made to put into it. What do you think is happening here? My new ride A concluding thought for the Collectable Minifigures Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 Let's take a moment and view this awesome super big group photo which I have assembled for viewing! I can't believe that a 48x48 grey baseplate has actually occuped the entire LEGO CMFs that are released so far. it will not be possible for me to use just the same baseplate for Series 11 and future series, so I probably will have to crack my head to think of a new solution to overcome the excess population growth. Putting back to the main point, what do everyone feels about the current LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 10? For me, it is just totally amazing and incredible which I can't use to describe with only a few words for expericing this hype excitcment in me. Even after I had written this review, I still cannot believe the epic sight. This is certainly a huge achievement which TLG had done and actively promoting since the year 2010. Now with a total of 160 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 10, not including Mr.Gold and the Toy Soldier, that is considered tremendously a lots of minifigures to be seen and is no easy feat to attain and to complete. Even by placing them onto the display requires a substantial amount of time to do so. I had taken an image above and showcase every single minifigure out there and I had to admit that it is damn impressive! Words of unlimited joy and thrill can't simply describe the feeling when I assemble and put them altogether as one single theme! Each time, I do this and it is just so incredible to see how much this theme had actually evolved to a great magnificent transformation. With Series 10 releasing soon, there is a Series 11 coming in the next few months in 2013 and soon after the Series 10 will be retiring from the shelves as well to facilitate the welcome of the Series 11. I hope we will be ready for the future LEGO CMFs Series. All in all, I am only wishing to see this magicial theme being able to continue wave after wave in every new calendar year. General Statistics for Minifigures Series 10 Below is the combination which I have received from my box, 2 Librarians 2 Medusa (s) 6 Roman Commanders 4 Warrior Women 4 Tomahawk Warriors 6 Skydivers 2 Bumblebee Girls 2 Grandpas 4 Paintball Players 2 Sea Captains 4 Sad Clowns 4 Revolutionary Solders 6 Baseball Fielders 2 Trendsetter (s) 4 Decorators 6 Motorcycle Mechanics Based on the above, I managed to achieve only 2 full complete sets of 16 unique minifigs each. It means I will have only 28 remaining random spares left. Read down to find out what are the remaining spares I have. My remaining spares 0 Librarians 0 Medusa (s) 4 Roman Commanders 2 Warrior Women 2 Tomahawk Warriors 4 Skydivers 0 Bumblebee Girls 0 Grandpas 2 Paintball Players 0 Sea Captains 2 Sad Clowns 2 Revolutionary Solders 4 Baseball Fielders 0 Trendsetter (s) 2 Decorators 4 Motorcycle Mechanics Data Analysis Based on the complete new data which I have complied, I have indicated my basic analysis based on my own take. Buying 1 full complete MISB box will allow you to achieve 2 maximum complete unique sets. I believe this is the new distribution which is being considered for a full box of 30 since TLG is intending to market the LEGO CMFs series with effect of the recent Series 9 to be sold in a box of 30 and 60 to market and reach out to new and different group of consumers. Therefore, if you are buying a box of 30, you will definitely be given a full complete set, while a box of 60 will certainly give you 2 complete set. Personally, I don't like the way the new distribution is being configured, not because of the given completed series for a full box. I think the allocation fo the minifigures types is not as good as the previous Series 9. It is because there are not many filers minifigures under the group of six, like the Skydivers, Baseball Fielders and Motorcycle Mechanics. I am not pleased to see these minifigures types to be given with a higher frequency. The only consolation is the wonderful Roman Commander being given the group of six treatment. This is not the same equal and fair treatment given unlike Series 9 distribution where I find it very well distributed with significant army building minifigures to be given very much high frequency like the Heroic Knight in Series 9. So far, each of the 16 unique collectable minifigures have an equal chance of getting 2 out of 32 packets, when a fresh untouched box is opened and consumers will rush in to buy it separately. That will be a 6.25% probability based only on 32 packets. When you add the remaining 28 spares into the calculation, the probability will varies further. 6 unique minifigures are now only available at 12 out of 60 packets and this translates to 20% in total and 3.33% each, which makes it very much harder than before to achieve by just doing it randomly. Whereas, the probability of getting the perceived popular Roman Commanders are on the very much higher new frequency, since they are available at 24 out of 60 and this translates to 40% in total, which is a jump of 15% (9 minifigures more) and 10% for each mentioned type. The likelihood that this percentage will be adjusted further due to many fanatic LEGO minifigure hunters/molesters like ourselves who are scrambling high and low to search for the ones that they are highly desired by many fans even with the Roman Commanders given the highest frequency, it might not be enough since building up the Roman Army Empire will take lots of efforts, because I am having a hard time to build the earlier Roman Soldier in Series 6 where I own about 12 of them. However, it is a great pity that the Medusa is classified as the lowest probability distribution point since there is only 2 Medusas in each sealed box. Furthermore, the Medusa may classified as a potential army builder minifigure. I am not sure and I don't think the Medusa will be the most expensive minifigure in Series 10 even though it might be very popular but definitely not as popular as its predecessors like the Series 2, Spartan and Series 3 Elf. The other type of army building minifigures which might be less general popular but definitely highly sought for are the superb Warrior Women, Tomahawk Warriors and Revolutionary Soldiers. I am feeling neutral of the rest of the distribution and I am wishing that some of the lowest probability distribution point like the Sea Captain, Trendsetter, Librarian, Grandpa which are very useful to apply it in the LEGO City layout. These minifigures can be interchange with the ones in the middle distribution point especially with the Sad Clowns and Decorators that I am not very much fond of, to acquire more than just a few. Overall, I am not completely very upset with the way in how the LEGO Collectable Minifigures distribution listing is being done but I am definitely not feeling pleased about it. What do you guys think about this round of distribution? To conclude and summaries, based on the probability demonstrated by this review, as an example, here are the results, Very High probability 1) Roman Commanders 2) Skydivers 3) Baseball Fielders 4) Motorcycle Mechanics Total range: 40% (increases by 15% more based on 3 complete sets equation) Each: 10% Medium probability 1) Warrior Women 2) Tomahawk Warriors 3) Paintball Players 4) Sad Clowns 5) Revolutionary Solders 6) Decorators Total range: 40% (remains the same based on 3 complete sets equation) Each: 6.67% Very Low probability 1) Librarians 2) Medusa (s) 3) Bumblebee Girls 4) Grandpas 5) Sea Captains 6) Trendsetter (s) Total range: 20% (decreases by 15% less based on 3 complete sets equation) Each 3.33% Some of my close-up images of my current LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series collection To conclude, the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 10 has created a greater hype than ever before, mainly because of the recent unexpected 'Where is Mr.Gold?' campaign that can either annoy you or surprise you which can be very much of a mixed reaction for many including myself. The new Series 10 is remarkable in its own rights by able to showcase many amazing and creative juice through these new releasing designs that make this series shine especially with minifigures like the Medusa, Revolutionary Soldier, Sea Captain, Tomahawk Warrior, Warrior Woman, etc. It is no easy feat to be able to work on a continunous tight schedule and able to design and deliever new LEGO Minifigures with their wonderful pool of ideas which is obtained by many inspirations. I am confident that the imagination for creativity in the TLG CMFs design team will always be strong. This is also the only avenue where we can see many exciting new minifigures that can never be achieve in the regular LEGO theme releases where stand-alone minifigure concept is not possible where the theme revolve around it. Every of these minifigures in Series 10 have its own charm and beauty with everyone searching for their ones that they like. Army builders are not being disappointed as they are about five minifigures which can be classified as army building which is more than the previous series. Overall, this positive feeling is the exact same excitement whenever there is a new release. Please note that the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 10 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: 9/10 (Many more new LEGO Collectable Minifigures integration across many new and existing themes.) Design: 9.5/10 (Very detailed and limited new LEGO minifigures' parts and accessories with more endless incredible accessories like the paintball gun, seagull, chiwawa, etc.) Price: 8/10 (I believe pricing will remain the same and to me, the quality has certainly improved and worth much more in terms of perceived value especially with the hunt for Mr.Gold.) Overall: 8.8/10 (Another highest ratings ever, on the LEGO Collectable Minifigure Series and is definitely worth buying more of almost everything.) 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 and My Brickshelf (When moderated) 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 The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 10 will be launching on the 1st April 2013 (worldwide)
  13. Hello everyone, No one knew what this series is going to be like before seeing the official released images in earlier November 2013. There are lots of discussion accompanied with a high level of hype and excitement among the LEGO community, wondering what could this whole new concept is going to be based on? I also believe most of us have seen this earlier and as well as this which focus on the upcoming 'The LEGO Movie' which is slated for global release in 7 February 2014. All of these promotional materials which we can currently relate to, are definitely continue to build the hype and making this complete new series into a totally exciting new dimension which I will be sharing in this Eurobricks review.Before I begin this review in proper, I will like to give my very most sincere thank you and gratitude to The LEGO Group (TLG) for continuing to facilitate and giving me this very exclusive rare opportunity to access to this 'early' insight before many others, so I could have adequate spare time to work, evaluate and review this absolute newly LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series. I will also like to give my utmost thank you to the Eurobricks Staff/LEGO Ambassador, CopMike and my fellow Eurobricks Staffers for being so helpful and supportive to this reviewing endeavour. Lastly, the most important person which I must thank, is my beloved wife, Kim/Belun for being so understanding and supportive throughout this reviewing period! I am truly very glad that I am able to able to continue to share this very special reviewing achievement with everyone once more. I hope I have not disappoint anyone in this review, if so, I will like to offer my humble apologies and I really hope I can continue to meet your expectations for this exclusive reviewing coverage. As the Eurobricks tradition depicts, let's do a formal re-cap for all of the past Eurobricks 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 beginning of the year 2013, we have the recent Series 9, Series 10 and Series 11. Now, I will like to invite the Eurobricks Community to cast their votes into this complete brand new LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series poll statistics as well. Name: 71004 LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / The LEGO Movie Year: 2014 Minifigs: 16 unique minifigures Price for 1 box: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD $294.00 Price for 1 packet: USD 2.99, GBP 1.99, EURO N.A, SGD $4.90 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink An image of an 71004 LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series The LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series come in a very nice strong blue schema for this entire release. Please do not be mistaken with the close relative of the blue colour family line such as the 8684 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 2 colour schema or even the 8805 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 5. These two series come with complete different blue shade. Pardon me, I won't be showing all of the previously released of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series for comparison. [Reference 1] [Reference 2] [Reference 3] [Reference 4] What could possibly contain within these mysterious sealed packets? This is the superb new LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Movie Series group picture The LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series is slated for worldwide release on the 1st December 2013 (unlikely to be correct) or 1st January 2014 (most likely). This complete new series has also taken on a new LEGO Theme name, and it will be regarded as 'The LEGO Minifigures' (MFs) instead of the traditional name known as 'The LEGO Collectable Minifigures' (CMFs). In this case, this will be different and special unlike the usual approach. So, what does this entail for the LEGO minifigures fans? Does this change the playing field? Fortunately, the fundamentals and principles of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Theme remain to be a force to be reckon with and have found their way into the new LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Movie Series. This entire selling approach serve as an excellent opportunity for the TLG to leverage the success of the CMFs and introduce into an one-off promotion to promote the very own upcoming licensed theme of The LEGO Movie in February 2014. This will certainly go right down into the marking of a significant milestone for the LEGO Minifigures history. So, does this spell the end of the success of the LEGO CMFs? I bet my gut feelings that this entire new marketing outreach approach has opened a new window of opportunity to introduce more variations into this LEGO Theme. It is most likely that the LEGO CMFs is taking a short hiatus and who knows, we may also see its return in the near future, like in 2015, for example. Too bad, I am no TLG fortune teller and only time will tell if my guess is right. Meanwhile, let's focus and see if the LEGO MFs design team has indeed wow us with lots of surprises and treats like they always do for previous CMFs series. Please do note that the naming that I have use for this review are official TLG minifigures naming for LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series. So, there is absolute no doubt or misinterpretation on the naming used. Is this going to be LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 12? Earlier ago, there is an upbeat discussion on whether this LEGO Movie is going to be regarded as LEGO CMFs Series 12 or LEGO Movie CMFs something of that sort. Being LEGO AFOLs, we like to get our facts right and at that point in time, without sufficient clear evidence, things may get a little quite complicated peppered with high tensions from our fellow members and our Eurobricks Staffers had to intervene to calm things down. I will quote myself again in the past discussion: "This upcoming brand new release is to be regarded as "LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series". This is the official naming for this Series. In short, it also meant that this minifigures packaging will be similar in the CMF design which we are familiar with. However, this is not exactly a LEGO CMFs Series 12 in exact but to infer as Series 12 shadow. This is not related to any of the LEGO CMFs Series 1 to 11 concept which I believe will take a short break and taking on another new perspective to present and market other LEGO Minifigures Theme. In this case, this is all about the upcoming LEGO movie. Am I making any sense?" In short, this is not exactly the LEGO CMFs Series 12 which we are looking forward to, but instead you get a surprising twist to treat this new release as the LEGO MFs - The LEGO Movie. This is just to clarify the pending matter and to help one another. No pointing of fingers of who claiming the rights of credit will be allow. We are an educated community, so let's just refrain and play well with one another. Front view comparison with the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series packet and together with all available LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 1 to 11 packets Now, let's put the LEGO MFs - The LEGO Movie Series packet, along with the rest of the released LEGO CMFs Series. You could see the distinct differences from one another especially on the top right hand corner where it now only state '16 to collect' instead of the series number. The rest of the packaging location is standardised with one another, except for the new placement of the LEGO Movie logo instead of using minifigures. Nonetheless, it is very impressive to see so many of these unique packets being arranged together. It is a pity that I did not include the Team GB Olympics Minifigures packaging in this picture. It will definitely make this showcase look much complete. Take a closer look at these. This is the front view of the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series packet, while this shows the back view of it. Last but not least, this is an image that shows the back view comparison for all of these packets. I am going to repeat this very 'same' golden rule, likewise in all of my previous reviews. If you are intending to narrow the precious and hard-to-find minifigures that you are bending to collect, please continue to hone the touch and feel method. It is an useful skill set to acquire and locate the minifigures that you want without wasting additional money to randomly acquire them especially 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 that appeared for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs away and feel for other parts. The only disadvantage of this method is much idle time will be most likely wasted if the minifigures that you are seeking for does not exist in the box or ending up having sore numb thumbs after feeling. However, I personally feel that this approach is the most practical that works the best for me than any other uncommon approaches. Front view of the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series promotional poster Back view of the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series promotional poster 1) The destructive Calamity Drone This destructive Calamity Drone is the first listed minifigure in this LEGO Movie Series. She is a cyborg robot and certainly work for the evil President Business. Judging from her appearance, she seem to come from the Wild Wild West settings and I have absolute no idea on how this Calamity Drone will relate in this movie. Perhaps, she is being deployed to catch the main characters, Emmet and Wyldstyle. If you just look her from behind, you may actually assume that she is a damsel but whereas it is not entirely true. I also wonder if there is any strong association with the real Calamity Jane in the late 1800s or just a mere coincidence. Parts assortment The parts assortment is decent which include the brown musket as a choice of weapon. I am much pretty fond of her new hairstyle design, where the red hair accessory cap can be detached from the hairpiece. It is well positioned from the top and it is able to show a forward slant appearance. You can admire her gracious wild west outfit from her side view. However, you can see the true colours of her robotic skeletal from her clear front and back which clearly show her non-human nature. Watch out for my firearm Do I look fine to you? Bring it on... 2) The ruthless President Business President Business is the main antagonist in the LEGO Movie. I also understand that he is also known as Lord Business, presented in his other evil originator form. In normal circumstances, President Business will be wearing in his usual brick brown hairstyle and smart grey suit. President Business is the Chief Executive Officer of many global businesses, and one of which is the LEGO Octan Fuel company. As his other alter-ego, he is bending to dominate the world through his robotic cyborg army. Parts assortment The parts assortment is quite average even though I must admit that I am pretty fond of the red Octan printed mug. President Business comes with dual emotional mode and one of which showcase his anger. You can view his grey suit outfit in detail from the side view and back view. One of the interesting feature is President Business's brick brown hairstyle which is very unique and different from traditional design. My Octan Sales are not doing well... Find the culprit and bring him to me 3) The imaginative Hard Hat Emmet Let's welcome the ever jovial, happy and stress-free Emmet, the main protagonist of the LEGO Movie who will be going up against President Business to stop his plans from dominating the world. Emmet is foreseen to be or believed to be the saviour of the LEGO Universe to become the most extraordinary Master Builder, where in fact he is just an ordinary looking LEGO Town citizen that got himself involved in a bigger adventure of his lifetime and also to meet his dream girl through this quest. Also not to mention that, at any glance, you will most likely remember his name as "Emmet" since his name tag can be found printed on his left leg. Parts assortment The part assortment is quite average but there are lots of fun in deriving Emmet. I believe the main new feature is Emmet traditional classic red construction helmet which come with a new variation that include his brown hair colour all around his helmet to show his hairline. You can see the clear comparison in this image, followed by taking a closer look from his side view and back view. This printed 1x2 tile is a piece of interest, which illustrate something of an manual or work orders of some sort and I can't help but to think that in Octan, if you failed in your mission, you will feed to the sharks and be happy for it. Geez, I think the LEGO Movie will probably shed some truth in it. Did I not mention that Emmet also come with an extremely happy mood? Everyday I'm shufflin I want my construction of oil refinery finished! Why are you so happy everyday? Another busy day at work 4) The charming Wild West Wyldstyle "Come with me if you wanna not die.", as quoted by this main lead actress in the LEGO Movie, Wyldstyle donned in her beautiful Wild West outfit. Wyldstyle is also Emmet's love interest but I am not sure if Wyldstyle will reciprocate the love. Her iconic signature hairstyle is pretty nicely done and is unique to her character, which is evidently seen in her Wild West outfit. I wonder what sort of adventures do both share in this Wild West settings. Parts assortment The parts assortment is decent and the nicest thing about this minifigure is the black dress which is suitable for the medieval or pirates themes. You can also see the details from her front which even contain a small skull button at the centre of the neck as well as the dress laces at the back. Her only accessory is the black ornamental fan. Welcome to Wild West Isn't these exhibits cool? I do not fear you Superheroes assembled 5) The determined Abraham Lincoln I don't recall remembering TLG ever using any official representation of any certain real-life characters. In this case, this is certainly and surely one of the first non-fiction historic character, known as Abraham Lincoln appearing in the LEGO Universe. Historic fans of the United States history will definitely like to own a piece of history especially when Abraham Lincoln was once the 16th President of the United States. Furthermore, I am very fond of his famous quote in the upcoming LEGO Movie, "A house divided against itself... would be better than this!" and I felt it might be implying to the abolishment and banned of slavery in the United States. I can't be certain if it hold any true to it, but I thought it might be related in some form. Parts assortment The parts assortment is not too bad, especially the introduction of the printed tile that titled "Four Score and seven years ago...", which refer to the Gettysburg address by Abraham Lincoln that touch on the "Declaration of Independence", written at the start of the American Revolution in 1776. You can view the unparalleled detail of Abraham Lincoln from the side view and back view in LEGO minifigure format. The hairpiece assortment is a combination of his tall black hat and his black beard. It is non-detachable and is make up of a little mild soft ABS hard plastic. You can view the clear difference without his hairpiece on. Do you know my real identity? We came a long way in history Going back into history 6) The caring Mrs. Scratchen-Post This is Mrs. Scratchen-Post and I got absolute no idea of what is her role in the upcoming LEGO Movie. I supposed I describe her as a caring woman, mainly is because for her love of cats, similar to our Series 11 Grandma. I am quite certain she should be playing a fairly important role in order to get herself included into the movie series. Parts assortment The parts assortment is pretty neat especially the inclusion of a new design for the cats. Her grey colour hairstyle is nice on its own and we take this opportunity to compare with the Series 11 Grandma from the side view and back view. Their love of the cats is evidently shown on their torsos which will make a sweet treat for cat lovers identifiers. Swap with one another Blind date Who are you? 7) The nasty Scribble-Face Bad Cop The nasty Scribble-Face Bad Cop is employed not for serving justice but solely following the orders of President Business. He is also the right-hand henchman of President Business and is hunting Emmet and Wyldstyle in this wild goose chase, hoping to arrest either one of them. He has a good side and a bad side personality. In this case, this minifigure design does not show any good side of him, but instead you will notice his appearance being scribbled by hand-drawn sketches right on his face. I really wonder what is the main cause of it and I will expect the movie to explain the outcome. Parts assortment The parts assortment is decent and it include a handcuff in this packet. More importantly, I am particularly fond of this printed tile which feature the usage of a LEGO Smartphone. It contains numerous applications at the main page and one point of interest is the Octan app and the rest of the apps aren't too hard to guess either. You can view his smart black appearance of this injustice cop from his side view and back view. The minifigure design is versatile and can be easily applied and transformed into a generic LEGO Police Officer with his cool sunshades and unfriendly face. HELP ME... Law Enforcers On assignment 8) The poetic William Shakespeare As I have mentioned earlier on the Abraham Lincoln minifigure, this is the next second non-fiction historic character and it is none other than the poetic William Shakespeare. He is a well respected and renowned poet and playwright of the 16th century. His accomplishment include works of Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and many more. It is truly surprising to see this real life character coming to assume as a LEGO minifigure and it is a sweet treat for literature and arts enthusiasts and can be matched together with the Series 8 Actor. Parts assortment The parts assortment is not too bad as it include a quill and a 2x2 printed tile which feature an interesting quote "To build or not to build", which is very nice to note for LEGO fans like ourselves to contemplate whether if we should go ahead to build or not to build a LEGO set. This is very delightful surprise and I came out with my own rendition of "To brick or not to brick", in the earlier LEGO CMFs Series 8 review. The original quote is from Hamlet and is infer as "To be or not to be". The hairpiece is nicely done which reflect the close resemblance of the real life William Shakespeare. You can view the close details from his back view. Personally, this minifigure can also be used in other historic settings as well. You are part of my creation? Let me tell you a story and it all begins with... 9) The strong Gail the Construction Worker Although I am not very sure who the character, Gail is all about in the LEGO Movie but she is the first female LEGO Construction Worker ever created. In the past, it is proven that the LEGO Construction industry is a male dominating environment until she comes about to show us that females can also equally handle this tough construction job. Judging from her rugged appearance, Gail is no frail damsel in distress. You can probably guess that Gail is capable as well as her male counterparts. Parts assortment The parts assortment is average and the drill equipment is something which we have seen before. However, the nicest thing about Gail, is focusing more on her traditional red construction helmet which encompass her long brown tied hair at the back. It is non-detachable and the details can be spotted from the side view and back view. The back view comparison of the highly visible safety vests for Gail and Emmet are of two different printed designs. Working colleagues Lots of drilling down here 10) The hardworking Larry the Barista Let me introduce the famous LEGO Barista, Larry. He may look kind of dull and lethargic but he brew great coffee that will just perk you up in office. Larry seem to be quite popular among the LEGO fans as I understand that his expertise is require in many town areas for his great coffee brewing skills. As of now, you will probably recall from the movie trailer, seeing Larry charging Emmet for $37 LEGO Dollars for a cup of takeaway hot drink. Oh, he can be easily identified as "Larry" especially when his name tag is printed on his right hand side of the apron. Parts assortment The parts assortment is good and most of us will likely aim to acquire the printed takeaway drink for our minifigures to hold onto. It's awesome to know that the drink can be held by the minifigure. Larry's hairstyle is in dark brown colour and I am also fond of his styling. You can view the outline of his hairstyle from the back. I will surely be using his hairstyle for my other male Townies for different variations. What is your order? Hot cups of cuppa 11) The scheming Velma Staplebot This Velma Staplebot is a very scheming robotic cyborg which I believe the one who has engineered the cryptic world domination plan for President Business on this Super Secret Plan: Taco Tuesday. When I first saw her picture, I find this minifigure design to be very familiar to another character and true enough, it might just be referring to Velma Dinkley, a cartoon character from Scooby Doo. When I discovered this, I realised this is actually an interesting fact to behold. Perhaps, it's too much of a coincidence but Velma Dinkley and Velma Staplebot could just be a reincarnation of herself since she is regarded as a highly intellectual individual with science as her specialisation. I really wonder what kind of diabolical plan will they come out with. Parts assortment The parts assortment is not too bad especially taking into account of her overall minifigure design and the 2x2 printed tile featuring the clipboard mentioning the Super Secret Plan: Taco Tuesday. Her iconic new hairpiece is something which I am very fond of. It is retro looking and you can admire more of it from the side view and back view. A change of appearance The full hunt begins My evil minions Carry out the 'Super Secret Plan' 12) The excited Taco Tuesday Guy Without having an opportunity to watch the movie first, it is very hard to infer or guess if the Taco Tuesday Guy is truly innocent which is being 'used' by President Business or Velma Staplebot or at the same time, thinking if he also knowingly participate in this elaborate set up. Some of us are happy to see the return of this fellow especially for those who have missed it earlier in LEGO CMFs Series 2. It never hurts to get a similar counterpart for our Series 2, Mariachi, so it is nice to see a new re-hash of this guy. Parts assortment The parts assortment is great, especially when we see a new sombrero and poncho designs and you can see them altogether in here. You can see some of the details from the back view. The detailed printed Taco Dish where you can place 1x1 yellow flat tile to represent as a form of cheese tacos, is truly nicely done up. Boss, all ready Taco Tuesday Fiesta Taco Tuesday 13) The unpredictable ’Where are my pants?’ Guy Come on everyone! Let's search for his 'pants'. Oh great, I hope this is not some sort of publicity stunt by President Business or even probably a reality show by this infamous ’Where are my pants?’ Guy. Apparently, he seems to be losing his white pants all of the time. I wonder why he can't keep it on. We will leave it to find more details in the upcoming LEGO movie, hoping it will shed some light onto this matter, because it is very hilarious and weird to see TLG coming such a strange conceptualised design. Parts assortment The parts assortment is average and the best thing about this entire concept, is the addition of a minifigure leg. This ’Where are my pants?’ Guy is the first minifigure ever that comes with two pairs of legs. Indeed, it is strange but pretty useful for fans who are searching to stock up white leg pieces for minifigure customisation purpose. I also find the torso design to be quite refreshing with the Hawaiian fitting and it add some colour vibrant into the background as well. Unfortunately, there is no back printing for the torso. I am wearing my pants now Howdy everyone Say 'cheese' My other twin brother Finally found my pants! 14) The dangerous Wiley Fusebot I have absolute no idea of how Wiley Fusebot come about, and the closest that I could guess is Wile E. Coyote cartoon character. It might be close but this is just a rough guess, since the other two minifigures designs are somehow related to something else that we are familiar with. Wiley Fusebot is a robotic cyborg like the rest and he appear to specialise in explosives and pyrotechnics. Still, he make a fine addition in the outback settings or hunter of some sort. This make probable sense since he might just be hunting Emmet and Wyldstyle. Parts assortment The parts assortment is very good especially the inclusion of the revolver and dynamite. I like his head piece very much and the amount of details is shown clearly at the side view and back view which include back printing. You can see the amount of details present in this minifigure design. A refreshing look Are you a zombie? I have explosives with me 15) The cute Panda Guy This little fellow is widely regarded as the cute Panda Guy and is now officially to be my most favourite minifigure in this series. First of all, this is a panda in minifigure scale and it is too cute to resist. I am very curious to find out what kind of hopefully angelic role that the panda guy will act in the LEGO Movie. For now, let's welcome the sixth furry outfit in the LEGO Universe. Parts assortment The parts assortment is good and my favourite part is the Panda soft toy. At first, I am wondering if this panda guy will be merely filled up as a real panda sizing instead of a minifigure fitting in there. True enough, you can see the hardworking panda guy ready to don his panda suit. Just look at his panda adorable eyes, and the sheer amount of pandy details from the side view and back view including the zip presence. Uniting them together The furry animals Latest city news highlights My favourite animal character 16) The beautiful Marsha Queen of the Mermaids Hurrah, for LEGO Mermaid lovers. Yes, we are getting a new mermaid variation. The last time we had one was back in Series 9, Mermaid. Apparently, this mermaid is regarded as Marsha, Queen of the Mermaids, which mean she is one of the highest ranking individual, along with Series 7, Ocean King that control the seas creatures in their underwater empire. It is really very nice to see some different LEGO Mermaid designs in their original form. Parts assortment The parts assortment is pretty good. The LEGO mermaid design is done in an excellent manner especially on the front and the side as well. It is also good to see a pink gem and white calm which both are useful accessories for using in other building purpose. Her hairstyle contain a purple starfish print to increase the level of details. Look at what I have found Underwater Royal Kingdom Members This party is getting crowded General Statistics for 71004 LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series Below is the combination which I have received from my box, 2 Calamity Drones 6 President Business(s) 6 Hard Hat Emmet(s) 4 Wild West Wyldstyle(s) 4 Abraham Lincoln(s) 2 Mrs. Scratchen-Post(s) 6 Scribble-Face Bad Cops 2 William Shakespeare(s) 2 Gail the Construction Worker(s) 4 Larry the Barista(s) 2 Velma Staplebot(s) 4 Taco Tuesday Guys 4 ’Where are my pants?’ Guys 4 Wiley Fusebot(s) 6 Panda Guys 2 Marsha Queen of the Mermaids Based on the above distribution, I have managed to achieve only two full complete sets of 16 one-of-a kind minifigures each. It means I will have 28 remaining random spares left. Read down to find out what are the remaining spares I have. My remaining spares 0 Calamity Drones 4 President Business(s) 4 Hard Hat Emmet(s) 2 Wild West Wyldstyle(s) 2 Abraham Lincoln(s) 0 Mrs. Scratchen-Post(s) 4 Scribble-Face Bad Cops 0 William Shakespeare(s) 0 Gail the Construction Worker(s) 2 Larry the Barista(s) 0 Velma Staplebot(s) 2 Taco Tuesday Guys 2 ’Where are my pants?’ Guys 2 Wiley Fusebot(s) 4 Panda Guys 0 Marsha Queen of the Mermaids Data Analysis Based on the complete new data which I have complied, I have indicated my basic analysis based on my own take. Buying one full complete MISB box will allow you to achieve two maximum complete unique sets. I believe this is the new distribution which is being considered for a full box of 30 since TLG is intending to market the LEGO CMFs series with effect of the not quite recent LEGO CMFs Series 9 to be sold in a box of 30 and 60 to market and reach out to new and different group of consumers. Therefore, if you are buying a box of 30, you will definitely be given a full complete set, while a box of 60 will certainly give you two complete sets. This is probably for the first time ever in the LEGO Minifigures Collectable history that there is no specific army building minifigures unlike previous LEGO CMFs Series. All of these current 16 minifigures designs are mostly specific characters tied into the upcoming LEGO Movie. The main lead actors and actress such as Emmet, Wyldstyle, President Business, Abraham Lincoln and William Shakespeare are such good examples, where you don't need an army of it. In addition, other characters are pretty quite generic and largely revolved around the LEGO City settings and the closest army building minifigure and yet generic looking is probably the Scribble-Face Bad Cop. With the constant release of LEGO Police in the LEGO City Theme, I don't really think the Scribble-Face Bad Cop will be hardly sought for especially when there are six of the same designs present in a sealed box. Other minifigures designs such as the Panda will be also well looked out for and it is really great to know that he is also in the six of the same design distribution, while Larry the Barista, Abraham Lincoln and some others are in the four of the same design distribution which will not cause a huge panic to locate it. I foresee that the Marsha Queen of the Mermaids will be one of the hardest to locate especially since this design is in the two of the same design distribution. Overall, I am pretty pleased with the way in how the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series distribution listing. What do you guys think about this round of distribution? Do you share the same sentiments? To conclude and summaries, based on the probability demonstrated by this review, as an example, here are the results, Very High probability 1) President Business(s) 2) Hard Hat Emmet(s) 3) Scribble-Face Bad Cops 4) Panda Guys Total range: 40% (increases by 15% more based on 3 complete sets equation) Each: 10% Medium probability 1) Wild West Wyldstyle(s) 2) Abraham Lincoln(s) 3) Larry the Barista(s) 4) Taco Tuesday Guys 5) 'Where are my pants?’ Guys 6) Wiley Fusebot(s) Total range: 40% (remains the same based on 3 complete sets equation) Each: 6.67% Very Low probability 1) Calamity Drones 2) Mrs. Scratchen-Post(s) 3) William Shakespeare(s) 4) Gail the Construction Worker(s) 5) Velma Staplebot(s) 6) Marsha Queen of the Mermaids Total range: 20% (decreases by 15% less based on 3 complete sets equation) Each 3.33% The LEGO Movie Series will be launching on the 1st December 2013 or 1st January 2014 (worldwide) To conclude, the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series has done a remarkable job to introduce more new minifigures designs into this new minifigure theme, even though it is not directly classified under the LEGO Collectable Minifigures category. This is the very first time all 16 minifigures are being released and grouped under one single selling theme and in this case, it is all about marketing and promoting the upcoming LEGO Movie next year. This release also allow us to see the highest numbers of LEGO female minifigures in a single series. There are actually a total of six female minifigures in The LEGO Movie Series and this clearly show a gradual increase of more female counterparts. Many thanks for the hardwork of the TLG Minifigures Team to carry out much research and design work for these designing concepts. Your dedication has paid off indeed as this series continue to live up to expectations. Now with a total of 192 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 11 and the current LEGO Movie Series, not including Mr.Gold which unfortunately I do not have the blessings to own it and the recent acquired Toy Soldier that can only be obtained through The Minifigures Character Encylopedia. I have decided not to take the super big traditional group photo, is mainly largely attributed to the fact that this series is considered as LEGO CMFs Series 12. Therefore, I have reviewed this entirely and reflect it as an individual series under the minifigures umbrella. This entire theme had evolved and transformed to a brand new endless dimension which I strongly believe will continue to marvel all of us with their future releases. With this LEGO Movie Series releasing soon, I am still very unsure and uncertain of the next subsequent series, even though it is rumoured to be of a certain licensed theme. Well, we shall see in the next few months after the launch of the LEGO Movie itself. Meanwhile, let's enjoy these wonderful new minifigures designs. Please note that the The LEGO Movie Series 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: 8/10 (More new LEGO Minifigures integration across many new and existing themes.) Design: 8.5/10 (Good detailed and limited new LEGO minifigures' parts and accessories such as the new take-away cup, hairpieces, new printed tiles, etc.) Price: 8/10 (I believe pricing will remain the same and overall quality has certainly improved.) Overall: 8.2/10 (Another high rating for this new series and it is very much worth buying and continue to collect these new minifigures.) 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 and My Brickshelf (When moderated) 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 The full line-up of the upcoming LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Movie Series
  14. Hello everyone, When the rumoured news of the LEGO Simpsons is going to hit into the hearts of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series, there are two exact opposite group of LEGO fans. Either they love this new design concept or totally felt this new design concept is complete irrelevant with the LEGO Theme. This is just the rough sentiments of LEGO fans late last year. Recently, with the new launch of the 71006: The Simpsons House near to the start of 2014. It has definitely proved very welcoming for many LEGO fans and AFOLs wanting to see this happening in the world of LEGO Collectable Minifigures Universe. No one knows how these will end up to be, until the release and upload of official photos by TLG. This is a moment of truth where you will discover the magical new series and experience in this review. Please pardon my lack of strong knowledge of The Simpsons if I had fail to mention or identify critical components relating to the design. I also rely heavily on The Simpsons Wiki Resources (thank you!). Before I continue this review in proper, I will like to give my very most sincere thank you and gratitude to The LEGO Group (TLG) for continuing to facilitate and giving me this very exclusive rare opportunity to access to this 'early' insight before many others, so I could have adequate spare time to work, evaluate and review this absolute newly LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series. Be rest assured guys, I will be certainly looking forward to thank the entire team in person! I will also like to give my thanks to the Eurobricks Staff/LEGO Ambassador, CopMike and my fellow Eurobricks Staffers for being so helpful to this reviewing endeavour. I must also thank my beloved wife, Kim/Belun for being there and supportive throughout this gruesome reviewing period! This is not an easy period for me, especially on the emotional portion. I will like to personally dedicate this review to my father as well, who always love me and care for me no matter what. I love you and I will be strong for the family. I am truly very glad that I am able to able to continue to share this very special reviewing achievement with all of you. I hope I have not disappoint anyone in this review, if so, I will like to offer my humble apologies and I really hope I can continue to meet your expectations for this exclusive reviewing coverage. As the Eurobricks tradition depicts, let's do a formal re-cap for all of the past Eurobricks 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 beginning of the year 2013, we have the recent Series 9, Series 10 and Series 11. Now at the start of 2014, we have seen the LEGO Movie Series. Now, I will like to invite the Eurobricks Community to cast their votes into this complete brand new LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series poll statistics as well. Name: 71005 LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / The LEGO Simpsons Year: 2014 Minifigs: 16 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 71005 LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons The LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series come in a very nice sky blue schema for this entire release. It is associated closely with the overall opening sequence of the animated sitcom. It also show the repetitive clouds at the background with familiar details. [Reference 1] [Reference 2] [Reference 3] What could possibly contain within these mysterious sealed packets? This is the most incredible detailed new LEGO Simpsons minifigures ever released The LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series is slated for worldwide release on the 1st May 2014 or 1st June 2014. This complete new series has also taken on a new LEGO Theme name, and it will be regarded as 'The LEGO Minifigures' (MFs) instead of the traditional name known as 'The LEGO Collectable Minifigures' (CMFs). This is used in conjunction with the LEGO Movie Series which was released in the beginning of 2014. The LEGO Simpsons Series is based on the very popular and timeless American adult animated sitcom in the 1980s, known as The Simpsons. It is originally created by Matt Groening. The series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its family of the same name, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television, and many aspects of the human condition. This new release has opened a brand new dimension of LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series (LEGO CMFs) and it is true that the new marketing outreach has successfully attracted new LEGO fans through popular existing characters or series which we are mostly familiar with. It is most likely that the LEGO CMFs is taking a short break and who knows, we may also see its return in the near future, like in 2015, for example. Only time will tell if my guess is right. Meanwhile, let's focus and see if the LEGO MFs design team is able to amaze us with many surprises and treats like they always did for previous LEGO CMFs series. Please do note that the naming that I have use for this review are official TLG minifigures naming for LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series. So, there is absolute no doubt or misinterpretation on the naming used. Front view comparison with the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series packet and together with all available LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 1 to 11 and LEGO Movie packets By placing all of these packets altogether, you could see a distinct correlation of how it has evolved from LEGO CMFs Series 1 to the very new LEGO Simpsons Series. You could also notice the distinct differences from one another especially on the top right hand corner where it now only state 'The Simpsons' instead of the series number or 16 to collect. The rest of the packaging location is pretty standardised with one another. Take a closer look at these. This is the front view of the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series packet, while this shows the back view of it. Last but not least, this is an image that shows the back view comparison for all of these packets. I am going to repeat this very 'same' golden rule, likewise in all of my previous reviews. If you are intending to narrow the precious and hard-to-find minifigures that you are bending to collect, please continue to hone the touch and feel method. It is an useful skill set to acquire and locate the minifigures that you want without wasting additional money to randomly acquire them especially 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 that appeared for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs away and feel for other parts. The only disadvantage of this method is much idle time will be most likely wasted if the minifigures that you are seeking for does not exist in the box or ending up having sore numb thumbs after feeling. However, I personally feel that this approach is the most practical that works the best for me than any other uncommon approaches. Front view of the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series promotional poster Back view of the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series promotional poster 1) Presenting Homer Simpson It's no surprise that you get to see Homer Simpson for the very first time in LEGO format. He is the first in line to be introduced into this series. He is just your regular and typical lazy person that sit like a potato couch holding his television remote control and munching away with his donuts. Everything about him is just simply 'Homer' and I am very with the amount of high details and attention is given to this character design. This is his original outfit when he is at home or elsewhere other than his working attire. Homer Simpson is the main protagonist. He is the father of the Simpson family. He is an overweight, lazy and ignorant individual, but is strongly devoted to his wife and children. Despite this and his below average intelligence, Homer has shown moments of great intellect, and can be a caring parent and husband at times. He works as a low level safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, in Sector 7G. He is often incompetent and mostly sleeps and eat on duty. He spends a great deal of his time at Moe's Tavern with his lifelong friends Barney, Carl, Lenny, and bartender Moe. Parts assortment The parts assortment is amazing and I love the very fact that Homer comes with printed parts containing the remote control and donut. It is the very first time that we ever get such wonderful minifigures accessories. You can view the design details from his side view and back view including his bald head. Give me that donut! I am not going back to work... Watching Space Avengers My favourite Sci-Fi TV series! 2) Presenting Bart Simpson Next, we will be seeing the mischievous and chaotic fellow, known as Bart Simpson. He is one of the main characters in the Simpsons family and he will do anything to disturb your long desired peace. Even though he look just like your regular growing teenager, but he will always have something up in his sleeve. Bart is a self-proclaimed underachiever who is constantly in detention. He is easily distracted. His penchant for shocking people began before he was born. Bart's interests include Krusty the Clown, reading comic books, watching The Krusty the Clown Show, terrorising Lisa, playing video games and pulling off various pranks. Bart also sprays graffiti under the alias 'El Barto', and regularly frequents the Kwik-E-Mart and The Android's Dungeon. Parts assortment The part assortment is decent especially with the inclusion of the new designed skateboard which is exclusive for Bart's usage. The nice part about his minifigure design is that the printed body parts are combined together to form the catapult which is placed hidden at his back. You can also take a moment to see the side view of his half-sleeve red T-shirt design and back view. I believe his torso design is the same as the 71006 minifigure design. Check out that new kid on the block Some of the different designs of LEGO Skateboards in the CMFs Series Good switch for the body parts 3) Presenting Marge Simpson Our dear Marge Simpson, wife of Homer Simpson. She is a beautiful happy housewife and full-time mother of the Simpson family. She is the moralistic force in the family and often provides a grounding voice in the midst of her family's antics by trying to maintain order in the household. Aside from her core duties at home, Marge has flirted briefly with a number of careers ranging from police officer to anti-violence activist. Parts assortment The parts assortment for Marge Simpson is very good especially with the introduction of printed donut fancy tile and stylish handbag. I will love to equip it with other LEGO City minifigures for such accessories. Her hairpiece reveal a hole at the top of the hairpiece, but none of the hair accessory can fit in. You can view the fantastic details from the side view and back view. Her minifigure design is different from her housewife torso outfit in the 71006: The Simpsons House. Can anyone of you help me to buy a box of donuts? Now it's Marge's time to shine! 4) Presenting Lisa Simpson The next in the family is Lisa Simpson. She is a charismatic eight-year-old girl, who exceeds the standard achievement of intelligence level of children her age. Not to everyone's surprise, she is also the moral centre of her family. In her upbringing, Lisa lacks parental involvement of Homer and Marge, which leads to hobbies such as playing saxophone and guitar, riding and caring for horses, and interest in advanced studies. In school, Lisa's popularity is affected by those who view her as a geeky overachiever, which leaves her with only a few friends. Lisa Simpson is a smart, witty, independent girl who focuses on her goals and strives to reach her potential. Parts assortment The parts assortment is quite average. Other than the skirt cloth, the saxophone design is the one similar to the earlier version but with different colour coating. You can view more of her design details from her side view and back view. I believe her torso design is the same as the 71006 minifigure design. Brother and Sister Blue Brothers new addition Good usage of body parts 5) Presenting Maggie Simpson Now, we are going to introduce Maggie Simpson. She is the youngest child of Marge and Homer, and very pretty baby sister to Bart and Lisa. She is often seen sucking on her pacifier, and, when she walks, she trips over her clothing and falls on her face. Because she rarely ever talks, Maggie is the least seen and heard in the Simpson family. Parts assortment The parts assortment is pretty good, especially the inclusion of the new torso design which create an infant or baby design. It is a brand new design and is pretty much similar like a toddler. I will love to use this part to create more toddlers in many families in LEGO City. You can view the marvellous details from the side view and back view. Her accompanying accessory is the torn teddy bear which has obviously taken some beating. Her torso is the same as the 71006: The Simpsons House. Shall we get them? Four in a row What is going on? A happy family 6) Presenting Grampa Simpson To finish the last of the Simpsons Family members, we are going to present to you, Grampa Simpson, or simply as "Grampa". He is the patriarch of the Simpson family, father-in-law of Marge, the father of Homer and the grandfather of Bart, Lisa and Maggie. His real name is actually Abraham Simpson. He is a World War II veteran who was later sent to the Springfield Retirement Castle by Homer. He is known for his long, rambling, and often inaccurate stories and general incompetence. Parts assortment The parts assortment is pretty neat especially the inclusion of a new design for the newspaper printed tile. I am not familiar with the news headlines of and I had to rely on Google to tell me more about it. Apparently, the "Old Man Yells at Cloud" is about Grampa falls in love with Zelda, an old woman who has just moved in to the senior home in which Grampa lives. It is something along that line. You can notice the details of the old wrinkles and attire from his side view and back view. Great to have some company Good switch of the body parts 7) Presenting Ned Flanders Our dear Ned Flanders is the Simpson family's extremely religious next "diddly-door" neighbor. He is a genuinely well-meaning good-natured person. Though firmly religious, he can be timid and something of an easy pushover. He thoroughly worships God and strictly follows the Bible as literally as possible and is easily shocked when challenged on any point of dogma. He also owns the Leftorium and a home business, Flancrest Enterprises, which makes religious hook rugs. He also works as a member of the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department. Parts assortment The parts assortment is decent and it also include printed tool box and mug which is customised for Ned Flanders. You can view the facial details and appearance from his side view and back view. Do you want to come over for BBQ? Hello neighbours! I can be nice and tough! 8) Presenting Krusty the Clown Now we are in the entertainment spotlight, I will like to present Krusty the Clown. He is the typical cynical, burnt-out, addiction-riddled smoking clown host of Bart, Lisa and Maggie favourite TV show - The Krusty the Clown Show. Parts assortment The parts assortment is rather average. It only come with a different flavour cream pie. The unique and accurate feature is the headpiece of his distinct clown hair style. It is made up of hard ABS plastic. His looks kind of give me that creepy feeling though. You can view more of the details through the side view and back view. Come on, don't you want to have some cream pie? Clowns Entertainment Good switch of body parts 9) Presenting Milhouse Van Houten I am very pleased to present Bard's best friend, Milhouse Van Houten. His most distinctive physical traits are his extreme near-sightedness, requiring thick glasses to correct, and a huge nose that is about the size of a softball. Despite being believed to be a nerd, Milhouse has average intelligence yet has very poor social skills. He is also very gullible, thus he is constantly led into trouble by the mischievous Bart, who is not shy about taking advantage of his naive, trusting and loyal friend. Parts assortment The parts assortment is not too bad and it is a welcoming treat for Simpsons fan to be able to obtain the printed tile which feature Biclops comic book of a superhero wearing thick glasses similar to Milhouse. More of the comic details can be found in this "Worst Episode Ever". You can view the rest of his amazing details from his and side view and back view. New Superhero! When I grow up and look back Years later... 10) Presenting Ralph Wiggum Let me introduce Ralph Wiggum. He is a student who attends Springfield Elementary School. He is best known as the town's resident oddball, and has been immortalized for his non sequiturs and erratic behavior. His lines range from purely nonsensical, or bizarre interpretations of a current event, to surprisingly profound statements that go over people's heads. For this, Ralph is somewhat of an outcast among his peers, although he seems to be on good terms with a fair number of the other kids at school, such as Bart and Lisa Simpson and Milhouse. Parts assortment The parts assortment is good and it is a treat for Simpsons fan again to be able to obtain printed tile of "I Choo Choo Choose You". It is pretty nice to see Ralph focusing on expressing his love for Lisa in this episode. I also notice that his top of his head has a very cool whirl hair design that remain true to the original design. You can view the rest of the remaining details through the side view and back view. Can I ask you to be my date? Shall we exchange? What are you dreaming of? 11) Presenting Apu Nahasapeemapetilon Let's take a moment to welcome Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. In most cases, he will just liked to be called Apu. He is the operator of the Kwik-E-Mart similar to our real world 24/7 (7-Eleven) convenience stores. He is generally polite towards his customers, always saying thank you. However, he has had some negative traits, sometimes manipulating customers into buying things they don't really need. He has a bit of a paranoid nature, as evidenced by his once jumping behind a counter and then shouting threats to Bart and Lisa who were walking in to investigate a robbery that Krusty was framed for, and at least twice went up to the roof and started shooting his rifle at potential customers. Parts assortment The parts assortment is pretty good especially when we now have the chance to own the famous "Squishee Drink". I really like this character design very much and the design stay true to his original feature. You can view the rest of the details from his side view and back view. Who got the best drink? Beverage Sales 12) Presenting Nelson Muntz This fellow, Nelson Muntz, is the main bully and main antagonist of the series. Nelson is the leader of the bullies at Springfield Elementary School. He is often seen independently of the other bullies, and is Bart Simpson's former arch-enemy. He is still currently study at 4th grade which is most likely suggest that he is repeating his studies for a couple of years. Parts assortment The parts assortment is average and it does not come with great accessory other than a slightly different baseball bat that he used to beat people up. You can see some of the nice feature details from the side view and back view. Today is your unlucky day! Wanna play some baseball? Are you ready? 13) Presenting Itchy Come on everyone! This is the most ever popular Itchy! Itchy is a cartoon mouse from Itchy & Scratchy programme within The Simpsons animated sitcom. His enemy is Scratchy which you will have a chance to see him shortly. He usually always wins against Scratchy in their fights and usually ends up killing him. There is only one known episode where Scratchy wins and Itchy is killed. Parts assortment The parts assortment is average as it only come with a typical club but the nicest thing about this character is, you will be able to obtain the very first mouse cartoon character in LEGO form. I love mouse very much for some personal reason and it is pleasing to see it in LEGO minifigure size. Itchy has the same height like Yoda, which utilise the short legs. More of the stunning features can be seen in his side view and back view. We are best friends I am here for real Wanna wrestle? 14) Presenting Scratchy Now, let me introduce Itchy's partner and it is none other than Scratchy. Scratchy is a cartoon cat from the show Itchy & Scratchy, an obvious parody of Tom and Jerry. His enemy is Itchy, a mouse. In almost every episode, Scratchy is brutally hurt and sometimes killed by Itchy. Parts assortment The parts assortment is not too bad as it only come with a typical slightly different wooden axe which I will illustrate below. The beautiful thing about this character is, you will be able to obtain the very first tail accessory that can be equipped at the minifigures leg and this is an epic improvement instead of just drawing a tail at the minifigure's torso back. Even though the cat may not look too overly friendly, but this is the first LEGO cat cartoon character to be released in LEGO format. Take a moment to enjoy more of the stunning features in his side view and back view. Two different types of wooden axes The Itchy & Scratchy Show Let's finish this off Newcomers for the mascots 15) Presenting Chief Wiggum Now, we are looking at the law enforcement department in Springfield. Our Chief Wiggum is the head of police of the Springfield Police Department. He is an extreme stereotype of a lazy police officer (copper). Chief Wiggum is morbidly obese, straightforwardly indecent, ignorant, incompetent, and really lazy, with a fondness for doughnuts. While he pretentiously feigns authority, he has little regard for individual rights or even public safety. He is disturbingly uninformed and flaunts his power, albeit with good intentions most of the time. Parts assortment The parts assortment is average and I am quite surprised to see Chief Wiggum not holding a revolver. Instead, he is given a baton and a slightly different variation of a loud hailer. I supposed he need to use it to maintain law and order in Springfield. You can see the rest of the details from the side view and back view. You are under arrest! Police Department Doing a switch with the CMFs Series 9 Policeman 16) Presenting Mr. Burns Shall we meet the last and almighty character of Springfield? It is none other but Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns or simply Burns, is the main antagonist of The Simpsons. He is the owner and manager of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. He is Springfield's richest and most powerful citizen. His net worth has been stated to be in the billions. Burns is very elderly and physically frail; regardless, he employs his evil, cruel, bitter, cynical, heartless and greedy tactics to get what he wants. Parts assortment The parts assortment is pretty good especially on the representation of the uranimum stick and radioactive three-eyed goldfish. He certainly retain the evil charm and is no doubt one of the biggest baddies in Springfield. You can see more of his detailed facial features from his side view and back view. I demand my profit! You are weak and feeble General Statistics for 71005 LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Simpsons Series Below is the combination which I have received from my box, 5 Homer Simpson(s) 5 Bart Simpson(s) 5 Marge Simpson(s) 4 Lisa Simpson(s) 4 Maggie Simpson(s) 3 Grampa Simpson(s) 4 Ned Flanders(s) 4 Krusty the Clown(s) 3 Milhouse Van Houten(s) 3 Ralph Wiggum(s) 3 Apu Nahasapeemapetilon(s) 3 Nelson Muntz(s) 4 Itchy(s) 4 Scratchy(s) 3 Chief Wiggum(s) 3 Mr. Burns(s) Based on the above distribution, I have managed to achieve only three full complete sets of 16 one-of-a kind minifigures each. It means I will have 12 remaining random spares left. Read down to find out what are the remaining spares I have. My remaining spares 2 Homer Simpson(s) 2 Bart Simpson(s) 2 Marge Simpson(s) 1 Lisa Simpson(s) 1 Maggie Simpson(s) 0 Grampa Simpson(s) 1 Ned Flanders(s) 1 Krusty the Clown(s) 0 Milhouse Van Houten(s) 0 Ralph Wiggum(s) 0 Apu Nahasapeemapetilon(s) 0 Nelson Muntz(s) 1 Itchy(s) 1 Scratchy(s) 0 Chief Wiggum(s) 0 Mr. Burns(s) Data Analysis Based on the complete new data which I have complied, I have indicated my basic analysis based on my own take. Buying one full complete MISB box will allow you to achieve three maximum complete unique sets. I cannot believe that I will ever see three maximum complete unique sets for a complete MISB box. I am very elated to see the return of such distribution once more and it will allow box buyers to have better value for money. I thought the new distribution which is being considered for a full box of 30 is going to be permanent and I am wondering if the full box of 30 will be made available for the LEGO Simpsons Series and I am certainly wondering what could the new distribution be. For sure, I will probably not see a lot of people searching and gather at the LEGO shops to touch and feel for an extensive long period. This is probably for the first or second time ever in the LEGO Minifigures Collectable history that there is no specific army building minifigures unlike previous LEGO CMFs Series. All of these current 16 minifigures designs are specific characters in the Simpsons universe, where you don't need an army of an individualistic characters. Practically, you don't need a huge army of Homer or Bart, other than separate the parts into different usage for your LEGO collection. I also felt that the highest distribution ratio is given to the Simpsons Family, as they are considered the most iconic and highly sought for minifigures when they are looking for the main characters to complete. While, giving much smaller characters a lesser ratio of 3 per box. All in all, I think they did an excellent job in this distribution allocation. Kudo to you guys! Overall, I am extremely pleased with the way in how the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series distribution listing. What do you guys think about this round of distribution? Do you share the same sentiments? To conclude and summaries, based on the probability demonstrated by this review, as an example, here are the results, High probability 1) Homer Simpson(s) 2) Bart Simpson(s) 3) Marge Simpson(s) Total range: 25% Each: 8.33% Medium probability 1) Lisa Simpson(s) 2) Maggie Simpson(s) 3) Ned Flanders(s) 4) Krusty the Clown(s) 5) Itchy(s) 6) Scratchy(s) Total range: 40% Each: 6.67% Low probability 1) Grampa Simpson(s) 2) Milhouse Van Houten(s) 3) Ralph Wiggum(s) 4) Apu Nahasapeemapetilon(s) 5) Nelson Muntz(s) 6) Chief Wiggum(s) 7) Mr. Burns(s) Total range: 35% Each 5% The LEGO Simpsons Series will be launching on the 1st May 2014 or 1st June 2014 (worldwide) To conclude, the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series has done a remarkable job to introduce more new minifigures designs into this new minifigure theme, even though it is not directly classified under the LEGO Collectable Minifigures category. The time and effort to invest and create the whole LEGO Simpsons Minifigures right from the scratch is indeed an incredible feat, especially the drawings to render and create the Simpsons facial designs that is very iconic and true to the original homage. Although I am not a full pledged Simpsons fan, but through the release of these minifigures, I have learnt to appreciate them very much which make me felt pretty positive towards this entire new approach. On a very positive note, I totally enjoy the different forms of integration throughout my different LEGO Themes in my collection, to re-create in their theme settings in Simpsons style. I will like to point out, and I am very sure I am not blind. The quality of the LEGO Simpsons Series is certainly made up of high quality ABS plastic which we are very familiar with. It is not the same design quality or the same production line that was done for all previous LEGO CMFs. I do not see any marked indent at the armpit of the minifigures which we will normally associate the production to somewhere in Mainland China. Unless, of course, TLG may have removed such identification. I strongly believe that the entire production line for the LEGO Simpsons has improved, even though at the back of the packaging state the components is made in Mainland China, while the main bulk of it is manufactured in Billund, Denmark. I do believe the components which they are referring to, is most likely to be the head design of the iconic and unique LEGO Simpsons head pieces. Now with a total of 208 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 11, the recent LEGO Movie Series and the current LEGO Simpsons Series, not including Mr. Gold which unfortunately I do not have the blessings to own it and the recent acquired Toy Soldier that can only be obtained through The Minifigures Character Encylopedia. I have reviewed this entirely and present it as an individual iconic series under the minifigures umbrella. This entire theme had truly evolved and transformed to a brand new endless dimension which I strongly believe will continue to marvel all of us with their future releases. With this LEGO Simpsons Series releasing soon, I really wonder if we can catch up with this fast and furious releases that TLG is putting out in the market. Time will tell. We will know what will be the next new exciting LEGO Minifigures Series that will be coming to our way in a matter of next few months. Please note that the The LEGO Movie Series 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: 8/10 (Complete new LEGO Minifigures platform which can be used to integrate with other fellow LEGO Themes with The Simpsons together.) Design: 10/10 (My highest ratings ever for the quality of design especially with the new detailed designed head moulds.) Price: 7/10 (I believe the SRP will be on the high side due to the newly invested head moulds. Quality is pretty good.) Overall: 9/10 (One of my super high ratings ever and it is indeed worthwhile for you to continue this minifigures collecting conquest.) 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 and My Brickshelf (When moderated) 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 The full line-up of the upcoming LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series
  15. Hello everyone, *Waving hands* It's me and I am back to conduct the latest poll and survey for the upcoming brand new exciting LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 11 wave in our Eurobricks Community. The current official LEGO 71002, Collectable Minifigures Series 11 has been recently revealed in this discussion. If you wish to change your vote after you acquire the entire Series 11 after August/September 2013 or any point, you may choose to do so, as the current poll settings allow you to withdraw your votes by choosing other choices instead. For the past official Eurobricks polls with regards to LEGO Collectables Minifigures Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6, Series 7, Series 8, Series 9, Series 10, they can be found in the following links below. Collectable Minifigures Series 1 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 2 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 3 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 4 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 5 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 6 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 7 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 8 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 9 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 10 Poll The names above are not official and merely used for representation for polling purpose, until further confirmation can be obtained. Thank you for your understanding. Tell us what you think about this upcoming new series and your thoughts on your favourite LEGO Collectable Minifigure Series 11! WhiteFang
  16. Hello everyone, *Waving hands* It's me and I am back to conduct the latest poll and survey for the upcoming latest exciting LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 9 wave in our Eurobricks Community. With the official LEGO 71000 Collectable Minifigures Series 9 being "showcased" in this exclusive Eurobricks review release, I hope this will be a valuable resource for you to choose and vote for your favourite minifigure in this brand new series. If you wish to change your vote after you acquire the entire Series 9 after December/January 2013 or any point, you may choose to do so, as the current poll settings allow you to withdraw your votes by choosing other choices instead. Note: Descriptive names above are official LEGO naming for the minifigures' designs. For the past official Eurobricks polls with regards to LEGO Collectables Minifigures Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Series 5, Series 6, Series 7 and Series 8, they can be found in the following links below. Collectable Minifigures Series 1 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 2 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 3 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 4 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 5 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 6 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 7 Poll Collectable Minifigures Series 8 Poll Tell us what you think about this upcoming new series and your thoughts on your favourite LEGO Collectable Minifigure Series 9! WhiteFang
  17. Hello everyone, Many of you have been highly anticipated of this elusive eleventh series and only until recently in mid-July where the Internet have seen picture leaks and distribution in Poland of this LEGO Collectable Minifigure Series 11. I am sure many of you are anticipating and wondering if this traditional pictorial review will ever come and I am extremely glad to be able to deliver once more to share this iconic reviewing traditional feature of my favourite LEGO Collectable Minifigures right here exclusively in Eurobricks. In the not too far distant past, The LEGO Group (TLG) had just recently released Series 9 in just six months ago and Series 9 is now slated for 'retiring soon' and 'sold out' in the Shop@Home/US. Series 10 is still currently available but I am sure with the new Series 11 coming to the stores worldwide, it is only a matter of time before Series 10 face the same fate as Series 11. LEGO fans will have to act fast before you miss the LEGO Collectable Minifigures craze. Firstly and always, I will like to give my very most sincere continued thank you and gratitude to TLG for giving me this very exclusive 'early' insight before others, so I could have enough spare time to work, evaluate and review this brand new LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series. I will also like to give my thanks to Eurobricks Staff/LEGO Ambassador, CopMike and my fellow Eurobricks Staffers for being so helpful and supportive to this reviewing endeavour. Last but not least, the most important person which I must thank, is my beloved wife, Kim/Belun for being very understanding and supportive throughout this chaotic and hectic period of ours! I am almost saddened if I can't release this review at the given releasing date especially since so many things are happening all at one go. I am truly glad that I am able to see the end of rainbow and able to share this reviewing achievement with everyone once more. As always, we shall do a re-cap for all of the past Eurobricks 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 3 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 beginning of the year 2013, we have the recent Series 9 and Series 10. Now, I will like to invite the Eurobricks Community to cast their votes into this brand new Series 11 poll statistics as well. Name: 71002 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 11 Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / Series 11 Year: 2013 Minifigs: 16 unique minifigures Price for 1 box: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD $294.00 Price for 1 packet: USD 2.99, GBP 1.99, EURO N.A, SGD $4.90 Resources: Brickset, BrickLink An image of an 71002 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 11 box This eleventh series came in a very nice and cosy green schema which certainly adds some holiday spirit into it which kind of suitable for the upcoming Christmas festive mood at the end of the year. [Reference 1] [Reference 2] [Reference 3] The 11 different colour packaging themes for Series 1 to 11 boxes The amount of efforts to retrieve all of these boxes from my storage area is pretty hard and I hardly have the desire to keep empty boxes in its original state since storage space is a scarce resource to me. Putting them together is just always an amazing feat and all of these boxes have actually exceeded the studio background height. However, it is definitely worth it to place all of the 11 LEGO Collectable Minifigures boxes together for this superb unique group photo which is a sight to behold to witness the different colour transition for the different series. What could possibly contain within these mysterious sealed packets? This is the next new incredible Eleventh Series for the legendary LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series Theme The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series (CMFs) is slated for worldwide release on the 1st August 2013 or 1st September 2013. This is another outstanding piece of achievement for this very special LEGO theme, where it has successfully released a total of three series in the year of 2013. The TLG CMFs design team has certainly outdo themselves by able to amaze and marvel us with so many more new integrative and unique minifigures' designs. I am sure most of us have not taken aback by the recent maniacal craze of hunting Series 10 - Mr. Gold? Despite of the Mr. Gold craze, the LEGO CMFs theme remain a force not to be reckon with and continue to stand proud which shall remain as one of the popular themes to acquire for many LEGO fans out there. I will leave to our fans to decide for themselves if Series 11 continue to live up to the high expectations. To me, this series remain a huge importance in the LEGO history and affirming my belief that all of these minifigures in the past, present and future series will continue to be regarded as part of the 'Golden Age' for the LEGO CMFs theme. Please do note that the naming that I have use for this review are official TLG minifigures naming for Series 11. So, there is absolute no doubt or misinterpretation on the naming used. Front view comparison between Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 packets Wow, just plain wow! Isn't it amazing when all of the packets for the entire series are placed together for a group photo? This is just so magical to see the entire different packets for Series 1 to 11. There are altogether 11 different packets and design packagings for this single theme since the birth of the LEGO CMFs. Many of the earlier series such as 1 and 2 are considered to be pretty vintage at this point of release since the access to acquire these older series are considered to be a hefty challenge for forking out more money to purchase them in the secondary market since they are released in lesser quantities unlike those more recent released series. Just take any of this packet and open it. If you can just hold all of the 11 packets in your hand based on the above illustrated image. Rip it open and you discover a random LEGO minifigure that can be special to the person who is buying it. Be it for the parents, children, AFOLs, casual shoppers, there is always a random something for everyone of us and I guess this is an easy way to bring back a person who is in the dark ages by tempting them to open up these packets! To add on, I actually got a bin of unopened packets which I have not marked them with, even though I am sure the minifigures which I have bought are the ones I like. It is just that it is still quite a random feeling for me not to find out what it is in there, without the touch and feel method. Take a closer look at these. This is the front view of the Series 11 packet, while this shows the back view of it. Last but not least, this is an image that shows the back view comparison of all packets. I am going to repeat this very same golden rule, likewise in all of my previous reviews. If you are intending to narrow the precious and scarce minifigures that you are collecting, please continue to hone the touch and feel method. It is an useful skill set to acquire and locate the minifigures that you want without wasting additional money to randomly acquire them especially 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 that appeared for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs away and feel for other parts. The only disadvantage of this method is much idle time will be most likely wasted if the minifigures that you are seeking for does not exist in the box or ending up having sore numb thumbs after feeling. However, I personally feel that this approach is the most practical that works the best for me than any other uncommon approaches. Front view of the Minifigs Series 11 promotional leaflet Back view of the Minifigs Series 11 promotional leaflet 1) The savage Barbarian The savage barbarian can be regarded as a person who is perceived to be uncivilised, rude, wild, unrestrained and insensitive. More importantly, the barbarian is also known for its feat brute strength that could certainly overwhelmed its opponents in relative ease. The immense fierce appearance of his, is very taunting especially with the remaining battle scars that etched deep into his skin. Even though his appearance may not be as gallant as a shiny knight but his quest for freedom and brotherhood continue to be strongly desired. I could have make it up but the barbarian is someone who I will like to form a tribe of warriors or even mercenaries awaiting at the tavern to accept any dangerous and highly paid quests. Parts assortment The parts assortment is decent and I am glad to see two sharp gladius swords that allow him to master duo swordsmanship which clearly demonstrate his strong offensive approach. There are two different prints on his either side view. The first image show the wrap on his wrist while the second image show the wrist guard or similar on his other hand. I am also very pleased to note the side prints of his legs which add some fair details in it. There is also back printing at the back of the Barbarian. The hairpiece also reminded me of the character, Prince Dastan in the Prince of Persia movie which is a fine hairpiece to use it for many other scenarios. Aren't we look quite similar to one another? Fighting for my freedom Ferocious Warriors 2) The stoic Scarecrow The stoic scarecrow may look unglamorous but in actual fact, the scarecrow's main intention is to act as a decoy or mannequin which resemble in the form of human being wearing in old tattered clothings. It is placed and positioned in the midst of the crop fields to discourage the presence of birds such as crows or sparrows to disrupt the growing of crops. Basically, the Scarecrow is meant to scare these birds away. It is not the same type as the DC Batman Comic villain, 'Scarecrow'. For my take, I am extremely happy to see a scarecrow looking character appearing which is geared towards the LEGO Farm theme. I will probably welcome a fleet of these scarecrows to be ready for placing in the crop fields. Parts assortment The parts assortment is excellent. You are able to notice that the straw hat and the crow are some of the appealing factor and it is probably good news for some fans that the two parts can be separated from one another which will allow them to use the black crow as another fine piece of animal and the straw hat as an useful new head-ware. From this angle, you are able to take a closer look at the scarecrow Furthermore, I am most welcomed with the inclusion of the uncommon pitchfork accessory which was recently re-introduced back as reddish brown colour unlike the old Classic Castle brown appearance. Till this date, there are a total of 17 sets which contain a pitchfork. You will also notice that there are some detailed side printing on this side and the other side which both reflect different prints at the sleeve. Not to miss out, that there is a back printing as well. This is indeed a fine designed minifigure in this series. The body of the Scarecrow My crops will be safe from crows 3) The festive Bavarian Lady I supposed this festive looking lady is originally from Bavaria which is located in south east of Germany. Her attire is a type of traditional dress, known as Dirndl. Pardon for my lack of knowledge in this area, as I have only commonly seen this attire in Germany where many young women are seen wearing during the period of Oktoberfest in Munich. Nonetheless, this is a very lovely and bubbly female minifigure with its slight freckled wide grin smile. I will definitely like to use her as a medieval villager since her outfit is rather suited in that era. Parts assortment I really wish to see her holding a mug of beer, but perhaps it is not recommended to be seen at her hand since TLG's general target audience is the children. Her hairpiece is a new lovely ponytail design and you can enjoy the beautiful sight right from her back. The green and white apron is made up of cloth piece which is similar to the past recent cloth skirt pieces like the Series 8, Fairy. The pretzel is still a nice repetitive accessory which is first seen with the Series 8, Lederhosen Guy. Will you like to have some delicious pretzels? Forest Friends 4) The nasty Evil Mech Evil space villains welcomed a new addition into the space family and able to match up with the first Series 9, Battle Mech. This nasty looking evil mech is more cold looking and it is randomly rumoured to be associated with the Classic Space villain, Blacktron. It does not look friendly and certainly pose a threat to many others. Parts assortment The parts assortment is decent and even though I am really glad that this Evil Mech come with a space weapon but I did not expect to see a loud hailer and a illuminate green cone to form the space blaster. I am more hoping to see a complete new design of the weapon to increase the space weaponry assortment. After you have removed the Evil Mech's helmet off, you will be able to notice the green looking robotic head with all of the laser targeting markings and range on the visual lens. There are nice detailed printing which can be found at the side, while at the back revealed his large jet-pack that enable him to manoeuvre freely above ground. Taking the Evil Mech's armour off Space Rivals Space Factions 5) The fearsome Tiki Warrior The fearsome looking Tiki Warrior is my favourite character of the lot, simply because it re-introduce the presence of Classic Pirates, Islanders. It is also a magnificent design of a total re-creation of this defender of its native tribe which will be seen in some illustrative images below. I could see this character being very popular among Castle and Pirates fans, and more importantly you will soon be able to understand the key reason of its popular artificial demand. Parts assortment The parts assortment is very good and if I will like to improve it further, I will certainly like to see an inclusion of a newly designed shield. The giant face mask is made up of soft-medium rubber material and the paint detail is excellent. Not only to mention that they have re-introduced the Islander's hairstyle. You will be able to observe greater details from the side view. You are my protector Meet the Tribal Warriors Tribal Warriors lining up A little modification to the Tiki Warrior Protect our villagers from danger 6) The yummy Gingerbread Man This minifigure will certainly make lots of people smile, and I myself included. The yummy Gingerbread Man is a very delicious biscuit or cookie which is baked for special festive occasions.It even have its own fairytale story. I will be very most tempted to dip it into a glass of milk, but fortunately this is inedible and it will probably be good to leave it intact. Parts assortment The parts assortment is pretty neat and the design to create the Gingerbread Man is amazing. It has the height of the regular LEGO minifigure and yet it has a very unique body constitution which can be seen from the side and the back. The headpiece is a flat circular structure which enable him to lie just flat on the oven stove for baking. The colourings of the facial exp<b></b>ressions, buttons and legs are equally impressive. To be honest, I can't find much flaw in this design and I think this is one of the nice design in this new series. The red mug with the print, 'Dunk Me' is equally great and such mug designs are always much preferred than just mono looking ones. Dunk Me! Don't eat me LEGO Fairytales 7) The festive Holiday Elf Holiday Elf are great helpers to Santa Clause. Because without their hardwork, children from all over the world will not have Christmas presents. Therefore, this festive dwarf-looking Elf is on a mission to pack and wrap presents for Santa Clause and it is definitely a nice minifigure to add into the seasonal characters together for celebration. Parts assortment The parts assortment is nice especially with the 2x2 printed gift wrap tile which proved to be versatile for many other building purposes. A different teddy bear colour shade is also nice to be included with this minifigure as it created more gift variations. As you can see from the side and the back, you will notice that the elvish ears are attached to the green hat. Christmas Gifts Where shall I wrap you in? Working very hard for Christmas 8) The elusive Yeti The elusive Yeti or commonly known as the Abominable Snowman may not be a myth afterall especially since the TLG designers have managed to capture such cute lovely looking Yeti instead. When I first see the possibility of this character appearing, I wondered how it will look like. To my expectations, the Yeti is unbelievably adorable which could be inappropriate for some and since this is also not a costume minifigure, then I believe the usage of it as a practical joke will be rather real to our LEGO minifigures. Parts assortment The parts assortment is decent and the new blue ice cream stick is welcoming. You can observe the white fur on the torso and legs and along with the brand new headpiece for the Yeti facial exp<b></b>ression. The back view reveal the different layers of furs that depict the Yeti's iconic feature. Run for our lives!!! 9) The adventurous Mountain Climber The adventurous Mountain Climber is a professional high risk taker that challenge high altitudes right to the top of the summit. Apparently, he is well-trained with his trusty equipment gear including those mountain carbines that are seen at the waist. His specialised profession is medical expertise and I trust he is able to assist others since he bear the proficiency badge that will readily available to help his team mates and others. Parts assortment The parts assortment is not too bad and the equipment of the mountain climber is pretty good too especially with the new rope that will assist him in the climbing expedition. His availability will serve useful mountaineer expeditions. Climbing up with bit by bit Fear of heights??? You will be our medic specialist 10) The industrial Welder The Welder works hard in the strenuous tough environment of many industries where welding expertise is required. Welding can be considered a dangerous specialised profession where safety has to be considered and applied at the highest personal protection level. Without those personal protection equipment in place, it will put the Welder in a vulnerable position that will compromise his safety. Parts assortment The parts assortment is good and you will be able to observe the good selection of his welding equipment that make up of the following welding components including the printed flammable 1x1 orange cylinder bottle. He also donned in his protective long sleeve jackets and heavy duty leather gloves together with his wielding helmet to protect his eyes against from high UV light. I am tired after an intense day of work Assembling the Robot together Shall we head to Jim's bar for a drink? 11) The analytical Scientist The analytical Scientist will always review the test results carefully before proceeding further, likewise with her many unknown chemical substances that are available at her disposal. She will be able to mix different chemicals together to form many different possibilities that will assist in her research. It is welcoming to see a female Scientist joining into the City civilians population. Parts assortment The parts assortment are not too bad especially when there are two new viral bottles in light blue and green chemical liquids. Her clean white outfit also match her profession well and I will also suggest to use it for other medical professions as well since their attire is relatively similar to one another. On another note, I have to take a very close look and realised that this Scientist is known as Professor C.Sodin. I could be wrong since my eyesight is getting much poorer. Therefore, it is definitely not quite regarded as a research assistant. Different sort of scientists DO exist 12) The slick Jazz Musician Aww, he looks real slick just like the Blue Brothers. His black cool outfit and his killing saxophone could just blow your mind away. I could recall fans hoping to see a Jazz Musician like himself and include him in a 'live' band for Jazz music coverage. It will definitely be a stunning sight. I am already thinking of some possible fun settings for him to perform. Parts assortment Everyone will like to zoom into the saxophone since this is one of the highly anticipated accessory in this Series. The design of the saxophone is highly detailed with its pearl gold colour. This will enhance the musical bands by placing more of such instruments into playing. As for the rest, his black attire is suitable and able to integrate as a regular City civilian Men in Black 13) The friendly Diner Waitress The friendly Diner Waitress is an iconic sight back in the United States, during the 1950s where you will be able to find them serving the dining customers at the diners by moving up and forth with the roller skates. The waitress are able to serve their orders with speed and ease through the roller skates. There are lots of balancing to be involved but firstly balancing yourself, followed by the order. Parts assortment The parts assortment is decent and the outfit certainly look pretty retro as well. You are able to see theback view of her in skates before she rolled off with the strawberry ice cream float order. As you looked closely into her uniform, you will notice that her name is called Tara and this is another fine secret teasing facts of the design team which are incorporated into the minifigure's design. The front of the LEGO Service Industry Can I be on your team? 14) The kind Grandma After seeing the first appearance of Series 10, Grandpa, I am already hoping for a Grandma to be accompanying our dear Grandpa. True enough without a long wait, the kind Grandma make its appearance into this series with many fine detailed features. I find it very heart warming to see TLG to able to create Grandparents into the LEGO family. Parts assortment Apart from the usual picnic basket, you will find a nice new animal cat that make a fine companion to Grandma and personally I find it to be well designed. You will also notice that Grandma's knitted sweater also revealed several cat's printing near its waistline. The back view also reveal Grandma's grey looking hairdo. Visiting Grandma Meow Meow and Woof Woof Both of them are still close as ever Grandparents are always such a great inspiration to our lives... 15) The dutiful Constable One look and you will know this Constable is doing his rounds in his No.1 Uniform in the United Kingdom even though it is quite uncommon for the law enforcers to be wearing this uniform in present times. It is very welcoming to see him appearing as part of the LEGO minifigures community. I am pretty fond of his moustache on his look which is deemed iconic as well. I could not find any flaws in it and the design is spot-on. Parts assortment The parts assortment is good and the baton is wonderful new accessory addition. You can see how the Constable able to grip his baton tightly at his hand. The custodian ('bobby') helmet is done in a very nice manner as well too and I am very pleased with it too. Apparently his badge indicates JCF and his collar ID number is 1337. I really wondered what does that mean. Anyone can enlighten me a little? Law Enforcers in the LEGO City and Town The iconic British characters 16) The caring Lady Robot I did not expect to see a female companion for our Series 6, Clockwork Robot and I don't really think it is necessary to create this design. It is a lovely design but I am not very fond of it and used it for other intended purposes than to place it by his side. I am sure it does appeal to fans who enjoy a good retro 1950s looking robots as a form of variation and as far as my limited memory could recall, I don't quite remember seeing a female robot version. I could be wrong. Well, to me, the Lady Robot will be my least favourite among the 16 new minifigures. Parts assortment The parts assortment is mediocre and there are no other accessory which can be held by her hand. At least, give her some equipment to hold onto, other than just empty hands. The design of the back view is the same approach as the Clockwork Robot which allow the robots to wind up its potential energy. The robotic duo Robotic Sidekicks A concluding thought for the Collectable Minifigures Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 Let's take a moment and view this awesome super big family group image which I have assembled for your viewing pleasure! It is getting a little less comfortable and more complicated to assemble all of these LEGO CMFs within a 48x48 grey baseplate. It will be even more challenging for me to squeeze the next new series within this fixed boundaries but I am confident that I will be able to find a solution to it when the time comes. So, what do you think and feel of this entire LEGO CMFs with everything being presented in this image? In my case, it is simply amazing with tremendous loads of excitement to see this entire LEGO CMFs theme altogether. I fully understand that some of us are feeling very exhausted and tiring to continue collecting this theme as TLG has been releasing at a very fast pace since the year 2010 and it have revamped and given a new meaning of collecting these minifigures especially when one of each of this is simply a new identity of its own where there are so many new possibilities that have been created in just a single theme that is proudly a TLG's own unique product range. I will love to see this continue and wish TLG to strive harder to actively promote this LEGO CMFs as we moved on. I hope this will continue to serve as one of the landmark themes within TLG to reach out more LEGO collectors and fans of all ages because I am very confident that there is definitely one minifigure out there in each series that you will adore most. Now with a total of 176 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 11, not including Mr.Gold which unfortunately I do not have the blessings to own it and the recent acquired Toy Soldier that can only be obtained through The Minifigures Character Encylopedia. It is no easy feat to be able to collect this entire theme especially when you have joined the parade much later where Series 1 and 2 are limited in numbers on a global scale. Although I have taken a long time to put these minifigures together for a new group image, but I have definitely and surely enjoy this process that is considered tremendously a lots of minifigures to be seen and is no easy feat to attain and to complete. Every time, I do this step, it is always very incredible to see how much and how far this theme had evolved to a greater magnificent transformation that formed a new pillar which formed the new blocks of LEGO products range. With Series 11 releasing soon, I am still quite unsure whether if we will see any Series 12 in the near future. I hope there is and we will be ready for the future LEGO CMFs Series. All in all, my wish is to be able to see this magical theme to continue wave after wave in every new calendar year. General Statistics for Minifigures Series 11 Below is the combination which I have received from my box, 4 Barbarians 2 Scarecrows 2 Bavarian Ladies 4 Evil Mechs 2 Tiki Warriors 4 Gingerbread Men 4 Holiday Elves 6 Yetis 6 Mountain Climbers 6 Welders 4 Scientists 2 Jazz Musicians 2 Diner Waitresses 2 Grandmas 6 Constables 4 Lady Robots Based on the above distribution, I have managed to achieve only two full complete sets of 16 one-of-a kind minifigures each. It means I will have 28 remaining random spares left. Read down to find out what are the remaining spares I have. My remaining spares 2 Barbarians 0 Scarecrows 0 Bavarian Ladies 2 Evil Mechs 0 Tiki Warriors 2 Gingerbread Men 2 Holiday Elves 4 Yetis 4 Mountain Climbers 4 Welders 2 Scientists 0 Jazz Musicians 0 Diner Waitresses 0 Grandmas 4 Constables 2 Lady Robots Data Analysis Based on the complete new data which I have complied, I have indicated my basic analysis based on my own take. Buying one full complete MISB box will allow you to achieve two maximum complete unique sets. I believe this is the new distribution which is being considered for a full box of 30 since TLG is intending to market the LEGO CMFs series with effect of the recent Series 9 to be sold in a box of 30 and 60 to market and reach out to new and different group of consumers. Therefore, if you are buying a box of 30, you will definitely be given a full complete set, while a box of 60 will certainly give you 2 complete set. On a personal note, I do not quite like the way the new distribution is being configured, not because of the given completed series for a full MISB box. I felt the allocation for the minifigures types is not quite the way I will like it to have. It is because there are not many filers minifigures under the group of six, like the Welders, Mountain Climbers and Yetis. I am not pleased to see these minifigures types to be given with a higher frequency. The only little consolation is the nice looking Constable being given the group of six treatment but still, I will prefer to see the Barbarian or the Tiki Warriors instead to be given a better distribution treatment. So far, each of the 16 unique collectable minifigures have an equal chance of getting 2 out of 32 packets, when a fresh untouched box is opened and consumers will rush in to buy it separately. That will be a 6.25% probability based only on 32 packets. When you add the remaining 28 spares into the calculation, the probability will varies further. 6 unique minifigures are now only available at 12 out of 60 packets and this translates to 20% in total and 3.33% each, which makes it very much harder than before to achieve by just doing it randomly. However, it is a great pity that the Tiki Warriors and the Scarecrows are classified as the lowest probability distribution point since there are only two each in each sealed box. The Tiki Warrior maybe classified as a potential army builder minifigure since it is closely related with the Classic Pirates, Islanders theme but I am not quite sure if it will be the most expensive minifigure in Series 11 even though it might be a very popular choice but definitely not as popular as its predecessors like the Series 2, Spartan or Series 3 Elf. There are lesser army building minifigures choices in this Series and the other likely potential ones will be the Barbarian and the rest of it will probably be good with just a few of them since this series is much inclined towards the City settings. I am neutral with the rest of the distribution and I really wish that some of the lowest probability distribution point like the Jazz Musician, Scarecrow and Grandma can be given slightly more in quantities . Overall, I am not very upset with the way in how the LEGO Collectable Minifigures distribution listing is being done but I am definitely not quite pleased about it. What do you guys think about this round of distribution? Do you share my same sentiments? To conclude and summaries, based on the probability demonstrated by this review, as an example, here are the results, Very High probability 1) Yetis 2) Mountain Climbers 3) Welders 4) Constables Total range: 40% (increases by 15% more based on 3 complete sets equation) Each: 10% Medium probability 1) Barbarians 2) Evil Mechs 3) Gingerbread Men 4) Holiday Elves 5) Scientists 6) Lady Robots Total range: 40% (remains the same based on 3 complete sets equation) Each: 6.67% Very Low probability 1) Scarecrows 2) Bavarian Ladies 3) Tiki Warriors 4) Jazz Musicians 5) Diner Waitresses 6) Grandmas Total range: 20% (decreases by 15% less based on 3 complete sets equation) Each 3.33% Some of my close-up images of my current LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series collection To conclude, the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 11 has done a good job to introduce more new minifigures into the LEGO CMFs theme that has reached another new heights. Perhaps, I felt that Series 11 did not create a larger hype other than not seeing the leaks earlier, but it does not create the greater hype due to lack of 'Where is Mr.Gold?' campaign or equivalent which is first revealed in Series 10. To me, that is a good news and it avoided unnecessary distractions which caused quite an uproar in hunting Mr.Gold. In this new Series, I noticed that there are more City related designs and professions than any other playing themes. The best thing about this new Series is to be able to see the new Yeti, Gingerbread Man and Welder which are totally a new designing concept that have never been seen before. It is no easy feat to be able to work on a continuous tight schedule and able to design and deliver new LEGO Minifigures with their wonderful pool of ideas which is obtained by many inspirations. I am confident that the imagination for creativity in the TLG CMFs design team will always be strong. This is also the only single avenue where we can see many exciting new minifigures at one go that can never be achieve in the regular LEGO theme releases where stand-alone minifigure concept is not possible where the theme revolve around it. Overall, I find this series to be a little weaker than its predecessors similar to Series 8, but I am not complaining that this series is not living up to my expectations as each of these new minifigure's design will be sought for by every different LEGO fans. Please note that the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 11 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: 8/10 (Many more new LEGO Collectable Minifigures integration across many new and existing themes.) Design: 8.5/10 (Good detailed and limited new LEGO minifigures' parts and accessories with more endless incredible accessories like the new cat, saxophone, baton, etc.) Price: 8/10 (I believe pricing will remain the same and to me, the quality has certainly improved on overall.) Overall: 8.2/10 (Another high rating for the LEGO CMFs and it is definitely worth buying and collecting these new minifigures.) 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 and My Brickshelf (When moderated) 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 The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 11 will be launching on the 1st August 2013 or 1st September 2013 (worldwide)
  18. Hello everyone, I am very pleased to note that the LEGO Collectable Minifigures reviewing tradition continues right here in Eurobricks. It was just merely a short 3 months when you last seen my previous Series 8 review and now I am back once more to share with everyone of you on the latest most exciting instalment of the incredible LEGO Collectable Minifgures Series which is due for global launch on the 3rd December 2012 and the very first of its kind in the upcoming year 2013! This is the fourth new series, which is released so far in 2012 and even though Series 9 is slated for 2013 new releases, it just made you feel that this LEGO Collectable Minifigures are like FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods) at every 3 months turnover. That is very amazing and I am certainly seeing TLG (The LEGO Group) is striking hard while the iron is hot. As always and before, I am very excited to share this very special traditional reviewing coverage which exists and only be found solely in Eurobricks and meant for our Eurobricks Community and the entire LEGO Community. First and foremost, I will like to give my most sincere thanks and gratitude to TLG for giving me this exclusive early insight for the brand new LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series. This very special arrangement had provided me an immense great opportunity and adequate time to prepare for this special review, so I could work on this project and give my very best to provide the most extensive coverage for the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series. Thank you to our Eurobricks Staff/LEGO Ambassador, CopMike and my fellow Eurobricks Staffers for able to facilitate and continue to support me on this very own Eurobricks tradition. This is the ninth time and I hope I will continue to walk this reviewing journey with everyone of you. More importantly, I also wish and hope for such continuing tradition for other future series. I am fully aware that our very own Eurobricks Collectable Minifigures Poll for this brand new series is still not readily available. Fear not, with the images readily available in this review, you may vote for your favourite collectable minifigure. Before we come to this portion, let's re-cap the past Eurobricks Collectable Minifigures polls once more. It miraculously started with Series 1 and Series 2 in the year 2010 and it continue to spread like wildfire with another 3 strong waves of minifigures mania in the year 2011, putting Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5 in an excellent harvesting year. With the year 2012 coming to an end soon, we celebrated with the new Series 6, Series 7 and recent Series 8. Right now at this very moment before we conclude the year 2012, the brand new Collectable Minifigures Series will be releasing worldwide in a matter of weeks and this will be a great opportunity for our Eurobricks community to cast your preferred votes in this new Series 9 poll statistics. Name: 71000 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 9 Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / Series 9 Year: 2012 / 2013 Minifigs: 16 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 71000 LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 9 box Is there anyone who have guessed the new colour schema correctly? I meant guessing it right before the rumours start to surface. In this case, the new LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series comes in mild silver grey looking packaging. I have also provided some of the image links below which show the different angles of the minifigures box. [Reference 1] [Reference 2] [Reference 3] The 9 different colour packaging themes for Series 1 to 9 boxes At this rate the boxes are releasing, I am having an incredible hard time to capture all of it together in a single shot. More importantly, do you feel it is essential to have it in future reviews to see the significant growth of new series and able to see the boxes complement with one another to showcase it as absolute single core theme together. As much as I can, I will try my very best to continue to take such pictures but it is definitely going to be very challenging for the future Series 10! What could possibly contain within these mysterious sealed packets? Do Series 9 successfully make you feel very anticipated with huge excitement right now? Well done TLG. The LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 9 had successfully caused me tears of joy and excitement when I first witnessed and received the mint box in November 2012, where the LEGO community and myself, in general do not know what is in-store for this release, especially when we are given unofficial naming and doubting the source if it is legitimate. In fact, TLG had done an excellent job to under-wrap this entire Series 9 without causing a leak in their production factories or supply-chain management unlike previous series that we had seen parts sold in eBay or seeing disappointing preliminary images. TLG have plans to release and launch the Series 9 in a different fashion, like the first official teaser image which was released on the 26 November 2012, where the world had seen for the very first time of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 9, minifigures' back view in a collage layout. This move is well-executed and definitely done it well with better coordination and planning. With all of these in place, this launch and the new series is the best Christmas surprise ever and I am sure this is a treat to almost everyone of you out there! I can't speak for all but I am sure the pictures in here will be able to relate how I feel. Please do note that the naming that I had used for this review are official TLG minifigures' naming which will be used for Series 9. So, there is absolute no doubt on it. Front view comparison between Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 packets Can you simply believe this wonderful sight? This is the fullest glory of the entire Series 1 to 9 in mint packets. It appears you are witnessing an unbelievable chapter of LEGO history. As you can see, the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series, where many assumed it could be a one-off gimmick in year 2010, was proved wrong as TLG has continued to innovate and launch various new minifigures designs in a series of 16! Yes, 16 is the magical repeating number and it is happening for the very ninth time. Just take a moment and enjoy the sheer systematically progression of these lovely packaging. It tells me a lot that TLG had indeed put in lots of effort to develop and market the entire brand new series, where nobody could ever believe it is made possible. Blind packaging concept is not a thing in the past and it had already successfully infused into our LEGO hobby as part of our ritual culture where almost every LEGO collectors out there religiously hunting for more and at least owning one. Just take a look around us, whom have actually collecting or buying LEGO. Who could ever miss of not buying at least one packet from any series? I don't believe there is none in the LEGO community or parents that did not buy any. In fact, I strongly believe that this LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series theme is the simplest gateway for anyone to get involved in LEGO! The entire concept and value behind this theme is truly remarkable and the success is very commendable. Take a closer look at these. This is the front view of the Series 9 packet, while this shows the back view of it. Last but not least, this is an image that shows the back view comparison of all packets. Oh, and lastly, I had mentioned this before previously and I will do it again. If you are intending to narrow the ones that you are collecting, please hone the 'touch and feel' method. It is a useful skillset to acquire and locate the minifigures that you want. Your mission is to memorise and remember the minifigures assortments for each unique design. Isolate and identify the most unique accessory or accessories that appeared for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs away and feel for other parts. The only disadvantage of this method is much idle time will be most likely wasted if the minifigures that you are seeking for does not exist in the box or ending up having sore numb thumbs after feeling. However, I do think this approach is much practical than any other uncommon approach. Front view of the Minifigs Series 9 promotional leaflet Back view of the Minifigs Series 9 promotional leaflet 1) The professional Waiter Finally I am able to acquire a brand new waiter design variation. Although you begin to see these waiters in the 1990s, but none of these waiters stand out as well as this new seasoned professional looking waiter. This fellow definitely suiting for a posh fine dining environment where you and your guest will enjoy the candlelight dinner over soothing music with the waiter serving the finest red wine in the the restaurant. You will like to have this fine fellow in your dining establishment to serve your dining customers. This is an image of an another view of the Waiter. Parts assortment The parts assortment are very nicely done up with new accessories like the food tray where the waiter could place the newly printed wine bottle which shows the vintage grape looking favour. You can have a closer look at these wonderful new accessories. The food tray is supported by a circular stud beneath for the minifigure's arm to hold the centre equilibrium to balance the wine bottle without any usage of LEGO stud to support. The tuxedo design give a refreshing same black look. Suits are always the same for men and you will probably rarely see suits in different colours, probably white. Gentlemen in Black... 2) The barbaric Cyclops The Cyclops is both part of the Greek and Roman Mythology, where it illustrates a giant one-eyed monster with sheer brute strength at his wield. At first glance, you might think it was an ogre but on closer inspection, you will soon notice the big round eyeball at the centre of its head. This medieval ancient monster is first of its kind to be actually seen in LEGO minifigures scale. With these new formidable force in play, it will soon may threaten other castle medieval factions in my playing scenes. Parts assortment The parts and design are done very nicely. I like how the minifigure turns out to be sand-green olive-green. It has back printing at the torso which add details into it. It also come with a club with a new colour shade. I am particularly fond of its dual expressive feelings at the face. It seems the half-eyed monster is either looks tired or could have been knocked out due to a strong impact from behind which I will illustrate below. In addition, I also put in more images with the Cyclops in action and comparing it with other quite distant relatives. Knocking the Cyclops to bed Detailed view of the Cyclops Our attitudes are too similar with one another Distant relatives Taking on the challenge of the Cyclops 3) The glamorous Hollywood Starlet Everyone, let's stand up and give a round of applause to this glamorous Hollywood Starlet! Indeed, this starlet could be originally from the famous Hollywood, the place where many famous movies were made and screened worldwide. I was actually thinking to associate it with the term, 'Actress'. However, her outfit with these shining glittering dress, had certainly made her true starlet where she is ready to receive an award in those similar movies awards ceremony. Parts assortment The parts are average but the design of the starlet's dress is impressive and is also suitable to be used as night gown for ball parties. Did you notice the beautiful nice looking tiara at her neck? Such details are really amazing. The award trophy is similar to the ones like the first Series 2, Karate Master. I do like her new blonde short-haired appearance with some perm in it. Best Leading Actress Some new dresses to choose from... 4) The brave Heroic Knight I am so excited and feeling extremely happy to see this minifigure being created in the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series. Even though it is just a typical medieval knight which had appeared in countless series of LEGO Classic Castle, such as the Black Knights till modern castle theme like the recent new Kingdoms. This Heroic Knight is fantastic and epic, simply because it is a new design which can be associated with an existing castle faction of the superb re-introduction of the Fantasy Era, Crown Kingdom that is the single Castle theme which ends the dark age of all Castle fans, including myself. Therefore, this minifigure definitely holds a symbolic meaning to many. You can take a closer detailed look at the Heroic Knight. Parts assortment The parts assortment is very good which includes a brand new short sword. I am quite sure I have not seen it elsewhere unless it might be from the new LEGO Heroica Games, but I am pretty confident it is a new weapon type. The shield and armour are completed with a nice coat of silver. The helmet is completed by adding it with a white plume and it can be represented as 'White Knight'. It is a pity that the torso is just a plain grey piece instead of having some design printed onto it, but it is common to see a plain torso behind an outstanding piece of beautiful armour. You can take a closer look of the back of the Heroic Knight. For the victory WhiteFang standing together with the new Heroic Knight Don't they just look quite similar with one another? It is a very nice coincidence and another increase of liking from me. Here is another image without the helmet visors on to show their real faces. Crown Kingdom New Knights of Honour Our new leading commander Marching out to battle 5) The supreme Roman Emperor The mighty line or rulers of the Roman Emperor is renowned in ancient medieval history. Initially I was wondering who might this Roman Emperor be, without assuming, even though my first impression could be Julius Caesar. The written scroll which states 'VENI, VIDI, VICI' wordings had confirmed my suspicions and it refers to 'I came, I saw, I conquered' when Julius Caesar said in his campaign. Parts assortment This is an outstanding historic minifigure. Take a look at the back view and side view. There are many fine details as how a Roman Emperor looks like. I particularly like th golden laurel wreath at the top of his head. Do note that the wordings are printed onto a 2x2 tile and in my opinion, anything that is printed LEGO parts are always welcomed. Furthermore, I will tend to think that the outfit can be used for other Roman citizens by changing the hairpiece away. It can be a good way to populate the Roman Empire with citizens. The Roman Empire will rule the land with my mighty legionnaires Protect the Emperor 6) The upstanding Policeman When this name was initially surfaced as rumours, many claimed that this minifigure is not required and it is not needed since the LEGO Police had been there for many many decades, like an evergreen theme. It is true that the Policeman might not be highly desired. However, now that you have seen the design of this Policeman, do you still think it is not required? In fact, I personally felt that this is the most outstanding piece of Policeman design which I have not seen for a very long time. It has all of the right details in there, right from the cap, badge, tie, belt, pockets, etc. At one glance, I know you will be dealing with the men in blue. Parts assortment The parts assortment are great and the police cap is truly an outstanding design which no other police officers in previous and current LEGO themes were introduced. This is one of the best supporting reasons why this minifigure is to be sought for to safeguard the City interest. The Police ID printed badge is very nice and the officer's ID is '2101'. I wonder if it has any meaning in it but I do like the anonymous minifigure face in there. It also comes with a standard handcuff. I got to admit that this could be my very first City minifigure which I am determined to buy in multiples. Furthermore, I don't really recall seeing nice navy blue policemen in LEGO. It is always 'black' uniform. Law Enforcement Department Police Inspectors 7) The cute Chicken Suit Guy Many have anticipated and wondered how does the Chicken Suit Guy looks like and it is no disappointment. TLG has definitely done an excellent job to capture the chicken suit mascot very well. It look like the guy from Toy Story 2, who is standing in front of the Toy Outlet. Even though it may look simplistic but the challenge lies in the connection of the wings to the torso at the side. I will love to have a few of these to march around the City, that could entice and interact with the children. This is an image where you see the cute Chicken Suit Guy attempting to flap his wings. Parts assortment There is no accessories for this fellow, but the detail are pretty decent even though there is actually no print for the torso for the front and back. If you look at the torso carefully, there is no indication which is the front or back since the wings are symmetrical. Take a moment and see some of the closer looks through its side view and back view. The headpiece and the entire suit is a nice piece of work. You can take another look on the minifigure's building parts. Party animals??? A good rest after a hard day at work! 8) The daring Roller Derby Girl I did not really expect to see Roller Derby sport to be seen in the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series. At first, I am not too familiar with this sport and do not know what to expect. After I had done some reading, I realised this is a sport which is popular in the United States. This sport involves in lots of body contact and you need to skate it through to win as a team. In a nutshell, Roller derby is played by two teams of five members simultaneously skating counter-clockwise on a circuit track, where one person is designated as a jammer while the other four are blockers. This move surely introduces more unique characters in this series. Parts assortment The Roller Derby Girl comes in a number representation, '49'. She has tons of body protective gears from elbow guards, knee guards and helmet. You can take a glimpse through the side view. The new skates design is great. Even though it does not come with moving wheels, but I am totally impressed that the skates enable you to hold the minifigure on top of any LEGO stud. There is a stud at the skates below. I am sure this will be another popular piece of accessory. The new skates can hold its grip onto the LEGO stud Hanging out with friends 9) The mysterious Fortune Teller Ah, so where is the crystal ball, that the Fortune Teller will look into it and say, 'What do you see in there?' to the visitor. Geez, there is no crystal ball but there are tarot cards that were used by mystics and gypsies to cast predictions and divinations. She isn't really mysterious but she does make a fine maiden. Parts assortment The parts assortment for the Fortune Teller is decent and the printed tiles for the tarot cards are very pleasing. Too bad, I do not know the meaning of these particular 'castle' and 'sun' card but personally I felt these can be made as fine pictorial portraits. Her hairpiece with the purple bandanna at the top is one of the nice touch in this design. You can see the shape of it from her back view. The new Wild West expansion 10) The impartial Judge I do believe as long a country have legislation and law which governs law and order, there will be an important person in the court system which will pass sentence at the end of the court trial, and it is none other but the judge. Every single details right from his wig, to the grey frowned face with round-rim glasses and robe is captured in this minifigure. At one glance, anyone will immediately recognise it is a judge and more importantly, he is the first ever judge in the LEGO minifigures history. Every city needs at least one judge to be present to hold the court trials. Parts assortment The new judge hammer is a wonderful invention. It can also be made as a fine mallet or be used in a workshop. The wig is also pretty good. You can take a careful examination through its side view and back view to see the well-defined line of layers of hairs in the wig. The only disappointment is the discoloured pinkish stain which ought to be white. Oh well, TLG has not been able to rectify this known issue. However, this is not a huge concern to me since the robe managed to cover the most of it. The torso itself is very useful for designing aristocrats. However, it actually gave me a strong resemblance towards the Series 8 Pirate Captain. What can you relate in this picture? Court Hearing You are going nowhere but prison 11) The nasty Alien Avenger Who could have ever expect the Series 7 Galaxy Space Patrol will face a new threatening rivalling space faction, known as the Alien Avenger? The naming itself suggest that there are like avengers seeking revenge on their enemies for destroy their home planet? I tend to think that the Alien Avenger is somehow related to the orc/ogre species. Still, their armour and equipment are equally advanced against the Galaxy Space Patrol. This will be another exciting minifigure which many space army builders will seek to build up the new warring faction. Parts assortment The parts are equally the same like the one in Series 7 for the jet-pack armour, the laser pulse gun and the helmet. It comes with a different colour schema and prints at the shoulder pads and the rest of it are generally covered in grey. If you have taken a careful look, you will also noticed that on the top right hand upper corner indicates a name called 'SHAMI' or 'SHANI'. To be honest, I can't make clear on the fourth letter. Detailed overview of the Alien Avenger equipment Inter-galactic Space War Different space warring factions The struggle for survival is always ongoing for us 12) The beautiful Mermaid Wow, simply great to see the mermaid in the yellow fleshed looking. I will think this is the only approriate mermaid design which combines both the 2009 Pirates Mermaid and the recent Pirates of the Caribbean flesh mermaid. Both of these design had actually formed a much better original looking mermaid which will let many LEGO fans to acquire it. It is just perfect and welcoming to see such a wonderful and proper design. Parts assortment The parts assortment are good especially for the new hairpiece which I am quite sure I don't see it elsewhere and the lovely starfish. I love the torso as well and it could be used interchangeable for other minifigures customisation purpose. I really could not find what does this minifigure lack of but seriously this will be very popular among many. Father and Daughter Seeing is believing Great White Shark Attack 13) The advanced Battle Mech This fellow is a surprise to me. I can never imagine that a orange looking Battle Mech could be represented in the form of minifigure. It does somehow reminded me of Gundam. Until recently, when I saw the images of the new 2013 Galaxy Squad, I saw other similar looking mechs accompanying the space troopers. Well, it seems that they are evolving and changed their robots assistance to more sophisticated and advanced looking machine. I am not even sure if a real person is controlling this mech or if its controlled by a computer or even have a robotic mind of its own? Nonetheless, I am sure this will be also a very popular minifigure as well. Parts assortment The parts assortment for this highlight is definitely the the Battle Mech's armoured jet pack and the sleek looking armoured helmet. All of these parts contribute to the fitting of the Battle Mech's design. However, it is a great pity that this minifigure does not come with any accessories to complement. I did wish he can hold a laser pulse gun or something different. Still, this is not really a main concern but I thought it could be suggested as a good improvement. Battle Mech exo-gear Battle Mech in action Battle Mechas standing by Unite with Exo-Force 14) The radical Mr Good and Evil This Mr Good and Evil is like a combination of two extreme personality merged into one single character, with each of the personality fighting to struggle with one another, like these iconic dual personality characters such as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Batman Villain, Two-Face. The entire design appears that Mr Good and Evil has indeed gone through a struggle to keep his sanity from both sides to prevent the evil transformation from taking place. Just take a look at all of these torn clothings. Even the hat itself had some torn marks. Parts assortment The parts assortment is pretty average. Please do note that the potion bottle of vial is not blue. It is purple and I am not sure how come my camera capture it in this manner. I could see TLG is trying their best to illustrate this minifigure by even taking note of their hands between normal and abnormal differentiation. The tattered torn black suit is quite nicely done and even extended it down to the black pants. I do enjoy seeing this minifigure securing a place in the Monster Legends. Struggling with different personality issues Whose vial is more potent? Special Collectable Monsters Collection 15) The steadfast Forest Maiden The steadfast Forest Maiden had finally unveil its beauty and charm. This Forest Maiden will be considered to be known as the most highly sought minifigure in this Series. Read on to find out why as this minifigure will appeal to many groups of LEGO fans and largely appeal to the army builders. This Forest Maiden can be used between theme of Forestmen or could be even considered to use as part of Elves counterpart. It does reminds me to see a new version of her previous life as a Forestwoman. It is really very nice to see female warriors to stand up and bear arms to defend their lands from danger. Parts assortment Just take closer look at the Forest Maiden torso and parts. Isn't it amazing? I could not find any faults in this minifigure. The elfish long bow and the beautiful shield of the tree emblem is simply remarkable. The torso and skirt piece is laid nicely in dark green outfit. Do note that the orange long hairpiece is not ABS hard plastic. It is made up of soft rubber. Forest inhabitants Isn't she suitable being a female elf warrior? 16) The reliable Plumber Plumbing is not an easy job and this Plumber will always do his best to come up front to repair and rectify all problems with his tools? I could see one of his main tools that the Plumber carry is the newly designed plunger. Little do they known that the plunger is very useful to remove chokes in basins and toilets. It is fun to see this fellow coming to the series and I really do not recall seeing this occupation made available in LEGO City or Town before. Parts assortment The parts assortment is average but the design of the Plumber is nicely done. There is back printing for the Plumber. I do wish there are more tools but the main highlight for this fellow is the plunger. Are you curious to find out what is beneath the plunger? The surface of the plunger below is made up of soft rubber. This is an image which shows the side view of the Plumber with a closer look at the plunger. Populating with more new jobs It was an accident A concluding thought for the Collectable Minifigures Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 So, what do everyone feels about the current LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 9? A few words cannot describe the adrenaline rush which I am feeling at this very moment. Even after I had completed writing this review, I still cannot believe the epic creation of using mere LEGO minifigures to construct a theme together. No such LEGO theme is ever created before and this is the first and only longest running line of collectable minifigures which encourage and continue to entice many LEGO fans to be immense and crazy with the chasing and collecting. With a total of 144 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 9, that is considered tremendously a lots of minifigures to be seen and is no easy feat to attain. Even by placing them onto the display requires a substantial amount of time to do so. I had taken an image above and showcase every single minifigure out there and I had to admit that it is damn impressive! Words of unlimited joy and thrill can't simply describe the feeling when I assemble and put them altogether as one single theme! Each time, I do this and it is just so incredible to see how much this theme had actually evolved to a great magnificent transformation. If you have also taken a careful look, there is a consistent distribution of designs to allocate for the female minifigures. Previously in Series 7 and Series 8, there are a total of 5 female minifigures available, and in this case, it is the same distribution as before, which include the Hollywood Starlet, Roller Derby Girl, Fortune Teller, Mermaid and Forest Maiden. All of which had shown a determined consistency to provide a much higher attention to the female minifigures counterparts. We have now heard and seen rumoured news of a potential Series 11 where we have not even seen confirmed images of Series 10. This goes to prove that the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series will just end in Series 10. All I can do, is to continuing hoping for their continuation of this theme, so more new inspirational potential discoveries may appear through the magical wonders of the LEGO Collectable Minifigure Series theme! All of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Parts mixed together (Series 1 to 9) I thought of creating a small little section to dedicate these to the LEGO Collectable Minifigures accessories. Every accessories in this image belong to the LEGO Collectable Minifigures. Little do we realise, there is actually many new accessories created through these series. I do apologies that I didn't line them up in proper filing but I tend to like them in an artistic mess where you can test your identification knowledge through a glimpse of it. Most of the accessories in there are pretty much exclusive to a certain designed minifigure, like for example, Series 1, Clown's Trumpet, Series 6, Sleepyhead's Teddy Bear, Series 8, Fairy's Wings, etc. By utilising the exclusive accessories, you will be able to customise and diversify further in touching up the minifigures' details in your collection or MOCs. And I just noticed that among the pile, there is actually a very few parts that should not belong in there. I just put all of these parts in a single bin as I did not really sort them accordingly General Statistics for Minifigures Series 9 Below is the combination which I have received from my box, 2 Waiters 6 Cyclops(s) 2 Hollywood Starlets 6 Heroic Knights 4 Roman Emperors 6 Policemen 4 Chicken Suit Guys 2 Roller Derby Girls 2 Fortune Tellers 4 Judges 6 Alien Avengers 4 Mermaids 4 Battle Mechs 4 Mr Good and Evil(s) 2 Forest Maidens 2 Plumbers Based on the above, I managed to achieve only 2 full complete sets of 16 unique minifigs each. It means I will have only 28 remaining random spares left. Read down to find out what are the remaining spares I have. My remaining spares 0 Waiters 4 Cyclops(s) 0 Hollywood Starlets 4 Heroic Knights 2 Roman Emperors 4 Policemen 2 Chicken Suit Guys 0 Roller Derby Girls 0 Fortune Tellers 2 Judges 4 Alien Avengers 2 Mermaids 2 Battle Mechs 2 Mr Good and Evil(s) 0 Forest Maidens 0 Plumbers Data Analysis Based on the complete new data which I have complied, I have drafted my basic analysis based on my own take. Buying 1 full complete MISB box will allow you to achieve 2 maximum complete unique sets. By far, even with the low possibility of completing an additional complete set, this is actually the best news ever to see such a distribution coming true. It is just like a dream and the entire feeling is as if TLG is listening to our thoughts and taking it into careful consideration. Personally, I felt this is an excellent opportunity to actually provide equal and better distribution for the regular LEGO Collectable Minifigures collectors who just want to complete at least one unique set and the army builders, in general that is hunting and acquiring many of the popular army building minifigures like the Cyclops, Heroic Knights, Policemen and Alien Avengers. I really hope the given distribution above; will be the very same distribution for the rest of the world. So far, each of the 16 unique collectable minifigures have an equal chance of getting 2 out of 32 packets, when a fresh untouched box is opened and consumers will rush in to buy it separately. That will be a 6.25% probability based only on 32 packets. When you add the remaining 28 spares into the calculation, the probability will varies further. 6 unique minifigures are now only available at 12 out of 60 packets and this translates to 20% in total and 3.33% each, which makes it very much harder than before to achieve by just doing it randomly. Whereas, the probability of getting the perceived popular Cyclops, Heroic Knights, Policemen and Alien Avengers are on the very much higher new frequency, since they are available at 24 out of 60 and this translates to 40% in total, which is a jump of 15% (9 minifigures more) and 10% for each mentioned type. However, the likelihood that this percentage will change further due to many fanatic LEGO minifigure hunters/molesters like ourselves who are scrambling high and low to search for the ones that they are highly desired by many fans. Moreover, I am extremely very pleased to note that some of the more likely popular minifigures like the Cyclops, Heroic Knights, Policemen and Alien Avengers are on the highest possible distribution point since these 4 minifigures are generally classified and rated under the army-builders' portfolio expansion. Thus, this will provides a much higher chance for us to likely find it in those opened boxes. At least, that is what it had happened back in Series 6 and 7 where I can still manage to find some very small trace of Celtic Highlanders, Minotaurs, Evil Knights and Galaxy Patrols. However, it is a also a great pity that the Forest Maiden is classified as the lowest probability distribution since there is only 2 Forest Maidens in each sealed box. Furthermore, the Forest Maiden is classified as army builder minifigure. I strongly believe the Forest Maiden will be the most expensive minifigure in Series 9 and it will be as hot as its predecessors like the Series 2, Sparten and Series 3 Elf. The less general popular minifigure but still relatively in high demand, are the beautiful Mermaids and Battle Mechs. I am also extremely pleased to note that the very much less popular minifigures where fans only requires a handful of these selected minifigures in their collection since these are not too suitable for army building like the Plumbers, Roller Derby Girls and Hollywood Starlets. Overall, I am very glad to note this very positive revolutionary change in the LEGO Collectable Minifigures distribution listing. To conclude and summaries, based on the probability demonstrated by this review, as an example, here are the results, Very High probability 1) Cyclops(s) 2) Heroic Knights 3) Policemen 4) Alien Avengers Total range: 40% (increases by 15% more based on 3 complete sets equation) Each: 10% Medium probability 1) Roman Emperors 2) Chicken Suit Guys 3) Judges 4) Mermaids 5) Battle Mechs 6) Mr Good and Evil(s) Total range: 40% (remains the same based on 3 complete sets equation) Each: 6.67% Very Low probability 1) Waiters 2) Hollywood Starlets 3) Roller Derby Girls 4) Fortune Tellers 5) Forest Maidens 6) Plumbers Total range: 20% (decreases by 15% less based on 3 complete sets equation) Each 3.33% Some of my close-up images of my current LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series collection To conclude, the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 9 has blown my mind away and hit beyond my 'wow' expectations. It can be considered the most 'legendary' series, ever released so far especially given the mixed reactions in Series 8, in the LEGO Collectable Minifigures standards. This new release had indeed raised the mark to a higher level of quality and achievement. Series 9 had seen many new characters like the Judge, Battle Mech and designs plus outstanding expansion and integration like the Alien Avenger, Heroic Knight with other LEGO themes and previous series. I am just loss for words. It had exceed my expectations and had overtaken my love for Series 1 and Series 7 which are my primary preferences over the course of these releases. The Series 9 had also witnessed a brand new milestone of achieving the best optimum balance which will satisfy two main camps of collectors, largely minifigures' collectors and army builders. Furthermore, every of these minifigures are appealing and is best in its own class and definition. I will just have to sum it up and note that the Series 9 had truly re-ignite the charm, beauty and most importantly achieving the fundamental true principles of what a high quality LEGO Collectable Minifigures concept is all about. You can't satisfy everyone in this world and to a very large extent, TLG did an excellent job to retain and attract new buyers. Lastly, it made me feel the same excitement when Series 1 was first launched. Please note that the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 9 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: 9/10 (Incredible to see more and more new LEGO Collectable Minifigures integration across many new and existing themes.) Design: 9.5/10 (Very detailed and limited new LEGO minifigures' parts and accessories with more endless incredible accessories like the heroic sword, starfish, hammer, plunger, etc but the pinkish discoloured stains for Judge is still a little disheartening.) Price: 8/10 (Rating for price went up by one notch and I believe pricing will remain the same and to me, the quality has definitely improved and worth much more in terms of perceived value.) Overall: 8.8/10 (One of my highest ratings ever, on the LEGO Collectable Minifigure Series and is definitely worth buying more of almost everything.) 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 and My Brickshelf (When moderated) 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 Special Eurobricks Bulletin We have come to the end of this pictorial review. I won't reveal too much but you will discover it soon enough. Please do not discuss this inside this review. Kindly leave your thoughts in this discussion topic.