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Every LEGO fan that shops at Toys R Us knows that October isn’t October, it’s Bricktober.
This annual LEGO promotion usually has some great bonuses for those spending big during the month of October. Previous years have featured mini builds, this year it’s all about minifigures.
There are 4 different packs to collect during October, with each being available for a week. To get each pack you will have to spend $100 or more on LEGO, so to get all 4 you are looking at $400 worth of LEGO at least.
With a sale kicking off today (I’ll cover that separately) the first week starts now rather than October 1st.
Here are the packs you can collect…
Bricktober Week 1 - 28 September to 4 October
Even if you aren’t a big fan of Disney characters it’s hard to deny that the Disney Collectible Minifigure series will have a broad appeal. Well the next range of minifigures that LEGO are bringing out have a much smaller target market and a smaller availability to match.
71014 DFB Soccer Minifigures features a lineup of German soccer players. There are 14 players – each featuring a torso print distinguished only by a name on the back, 1 goalkeeper – with a different torso and legs, and the coach – with blue suit torso and legs. Each minifigure comes with a soccer ball, except the coach who comes with a clipboard printed tile.
According to reports the minifigures represent: Manuel Neuer, Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil, Benedikt Höwedes, Mats Hummels, Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, André Schürrle, Thomas Müller, Jérôme Boateng, Toni Kroos, Mario Götze, Christoph Kramer, Marco Reus, Max Kruse and coach Joachim Loew.
These minifigures are only going to be available in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria so don’t expect to see them on shelves here. If you are after a set you are going to have to buy them online.
German speaking readers might want to check out the announcement video below.
We may have already seen the lineup thanks to pictures discovered online back in February but LEGO has posted official pictures of the Disney Collectible Minifigure lineup. You can click on the image for a larger version.
The lineup includes (top row) Syndrome, Ariel, Aladdin, Captain Hook, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck, Maleficent, (bottom row) Stitch, Ursula, Alice, Cheshire Cat, Peter Pan, Mr. Incredible, Buzz Lightyear, Pizza Planet Alien, Genie.
It’s an interesting mix of classic Disney and newer characters.
Via LEGO. Additional image below.
Some of you may have seen that the team behind the subscription LEGO box BrickPak have just launched a new product – the MinifigPak. Subscribers to the new product will get monthly delivery of three mystery minifigures for $17.95 per month.
You can sign up for your own pack at minifigpak.com
I just received one of the first packs couldn’t wait to get stuck in to it. Check out my unboxing video and thoughts on the pack below.
If you are getting your own pack and don’t want to be spoiled – here’s your chance to turn away now.
With the new year rapidly approaching we are seeing more and more images of upcoming products appear online. The latest picture is a look at all 16 of the Series 15 minifigures. After a single concept for series 14 it’s great to see a return to a variety of subjects.
Additional images below.
LEGO and Disney have been partners for quite a while now. It’s a partnership that has been responsible for a heap of LEGO related products; all of the new Marvel and Star Wars sets fall under the Disney licensing umbrella.
One thing that we haven’t seen is classic Disney characters making their appearance in standard LEGO form. There is Duplo Mickey and Minidoll princesses but no Disney Minifigures. That could be set to change next year with the release of a Disney Collectible Minifigure Series.
There hasn’t been any official confirmation of this rumour, but it has appeared via a few sources. The current reports place this for a May release with Captain Hook and Peter Pan included in the lineup.
What do you think of the idea of a Disney Minifigure series? Amazing or terrible?
Information via Twitter. Image is not an official logo, just a quick photoshop mock-up.
If you are interested in the Simpsons House or Kwik-E-Mart sets then this offer may interest you.
If you add either 71006 The Simpsons House or 71016 The Kwik-E-Mart to your cart you should notice that three free Series 2 Simpsons Minifigures have been added to your cart as well. If you add both sets you’ll get 6 minifigures.
It’s not showing as a promotion anywhere on the Australian online LEGO store but we’ve tested this and it’s definitely adding for both sets. You should also get double VIP points and the Christmas train. You’ll have to pay RRP for the sets themselves but the bonuses make it a tempting offer.
Thanks to Wade for letting us know about this bonus.
A possible list of the series 15 collectible minifigures has appeared online. The list originally appeared in French so some of the names may be a bit off in English.
With this series scheduled for January we should know more reasonable soon.
Update: A reddit post has revealed a picture with three of the minifigures – Shark Suit Guy, Awkward Man and Queen.
Here’s the list:
- Head of Animal Control
- Jewel Thief
- Tribal Woman
- “The Wheel Warrior”
- Scary Knight
- Wrestling Champion
- Costume Shark Guy
- Awkward Man
- Kendo Fighter/Wrestler
- Laser Robot
Available from most retailers
Be sure to check out the review of the exclusive Zombie Skateboarder minifigure at the end of the book review.
I don’t think LEGO would be as popular as it is today without the cute characters known as minifigures. The little people increase the play value of sets and help turn bricks into worlds from comic books, TV shows and movies. To celebrate the wonder that is LEGO minifigures DK have produced I Love That Minifigure, a book that celebrates all things minifigure.
The book has 11 chapters, each with a different group of characters. The chapters range from Everyday Heroes to All-Time Icons. Other chapters include You’re History, Out of This World, You’re My Hero, Spooky and Scary, The World’s A Stage, One of A Kind, Wild at Heart, Rotten Rouges, and We Have The Power.
There have been quite a few sneaky looks at the Series 14 minifigures but LEGO has just released high resolution images of each minifigure.
The high-res gallery also includes the official name for each of the characters.
- Zombie Businessman
- Zombie Cheerleader
- Zombie Pirate
- Wacky Witch
- Wolf Guy
- Spider Lady
- Square Foot
- Tiger Woman
- Skeleton Guy
- Monster Scientist
- Plant Monster
- Monster Rocker
- Fly Monster
It’s hard to pick a favourite – there are lots of really great designs and this should be a popular series. Who is your favourite?