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Review: Disney Minifigures Series 2

The original series of Disney Minifigures were super popular, so it’s no surprise that LEGO have released a second series.

There are 18 minifigures in the series, from a mix of Disney properties. Here’s my in-depth look at all of them.

But first – the all important box distribution. With a series of 18 basic maths hints at the possibility of three full sets and some extras. Unfortunately that is not the case here. There are only two full sets, with numerous minifigures appearing four times per box. This isn’t quite as bad as having a single chase minifigure, but it’s still annoying.

Minifigure Counts

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Box Positions

Normally I’d include a breakdown of the box positions to help you out when looking for your minifigures. Unfortunately my box had about 5 packets that came loose during transit and I’m not sure exactly where they came from.

Now… on to the minifigures.

Steamboat Classics

Classic Mickey

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If you are a massive Disney fan but feel that the Steamboat Willie set is a bit expensive then you are probably going to be thrilled by this minifigure. This vintage Mickey is essentially the same as the Ideas set version, just missing some silver accents. The printing is fantastic as is the moulded head. The hat is a seperate element that fits securely on. I like the addition of the steamboat steering wheel, but the technic pin connection detracts a little.

LEGO Batman Movie Series 2 Minifigures Unveiled

The LEGO Facebook page has overnight shared pictures the second series of The LEGO Batman Movie minifigures.

It’s an interesting lineup of minifigures – there are only two new Batman variants, some villains and a few less known members of the Justice League. As expected there are lots of humorous little details, such as Zod holding a newspaper with the headline “Kneel Before Zod in polls”

Click through the gallery to see the full lineup.

Are any of these must haves to you? These minifigures will be out in January.

Official LEGO Dimensions Expansion Details

Details of the first wave of the expansion may have leaked a little early but Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment have just released a full press release and trailer. There is a lot to get excited about with this release. The packs that we saw earlier today were just Wave 1 of this expansion. Other properties making their way to the world of Dimensions include Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find The, The LEGO® Batman Movie, The Goonies, Sonic The Hedgehog, Teen Titans Go!, LEGO City Undercover, Knight Rider, The Powerpuff Girls, Gremlins, Beetlejuice and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

It’s a pretty impressive mix of nostalgia and stuff for younger fans.

There are no details of the packs beyond Wave 1, but the new trailer does include glimpses of most of the new characters. I’ve taken some screenshots and included them below, or you can watch the trailer for yourself.

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Additional screenshots, trailer and press release below.

LEGO Dimensions Expansions Screenshot Ghostbusters

LEGO Dimensions Expansions Screenshot Harry Potter

LEGO Dimensions Expansions Screenshot Mission Impossible

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LEGO Dimensions Expansions Screenshot Adventure Time

LEGO Dimensions Expansions Screenshot A-Team

LEGO Dimensions Expansions Screenshot Goonies

LEGO Dimensions Expansions Screenshot Teen Titans

LEGO Dimensions Expansions Screenshot Fantastic Beasts

LEGO Dimensions Expansions Screenshot Gremlins

Trailer

Press Release

Even More Blockbuster Franchises, All-New Battle Arenas, Bigger Adventure Worlds and the Introduction of Story Packs Offer Gamers New Ways to Play in 2016 and Beyond.

Expansion Pack Assortment Will Add 16 Fan-Favourite Universes for More Mind-Blowing Mash-ups!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO® Group today announced the expansion of LEGO® DIMENSIONS™, the LEGO® toy and videogame hybrid, with more blockbuster franchises and even bigger gameplay possibilities. New expansion packs broaden the complete selection to 30 of the world’s most popular entertainment brands allowing players to customise their experience by mixing and matching favourite characters and universes with full compatibility. Game features adding to the fun are all-new, four-player competitive Battle Arenas, a first for LEGO® videogames, as well as Story Packs, which provide deep, story-driven gameplay around the biggest theatrical releases and include a fresh LEGO® brick building experience.

LEGO® Dimensions™ packs based on 16 new entertainment properties will begin launching on September 30, 2016 with the Ghostbusters Story Pack, Adventure Time and Mission: Impossible Level Packs, Harry Potter and Adventure Time Team Packs, and The A-Team Fun Pack. Additional expansion packs based on other highly anticipated films Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The LEGO® Batman Movie and wildly popular properties The Goonies, Sonic The Hedgehog, Teen Titans Go!, LEGO® City Undercover, Knight Rider, The Powerpuff Girls, Gremlins, Beetlejuice and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be released in product waves stretching into summer of next year. All expansion packs provide players with continued compatibility to use everything from waves 1-9 interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game. And no new starter pack is required, as all new packs will simply enhance the LEGO® Dimensions™ Starter Pack game and work with the existing LEGO® Toy Pad.

“We’ve built upon the existing LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ Starter Pack to expand the gameplay possibilities with entirely new LEGO® experiences that can’t be found anywhere else,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “We can now provide players with even more customization and mash-up opportunities, and all are compatible with the existing game and packs. Battle Arenas also introduce a fun new way for friends and family to join the action together and battle as favorite characters, which is an exciting innovation for LEGO® videogames.”

“LEGO® DIMENSION™S is a significant part of our LEGO® videogames portfolio, and we are excited to offer fans many more iconic entertainment franchises combined with new, enhanced ways to play,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “TT Games continues to innovate and expand the game experience, which gives players breakthrough digital and physical gameplay with an amazing amount of world-class entertainment properties connected together.”

“We are excited to continue our partnership with TT Games and WBIE and bring even more characters to life through LEGO® DIMENSIONS™,” said Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for the LEGO® Group. “The videogame has allowed our fans to extend their LEGO® play experience in a whole new way and the new expansion packs will create even more play possibilities through exciting properties.”

All-new Battle Arenas will offer first-to-LEGO® videogames competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. LEGO® minifigures included in the wave 6 through 9 expansion packs will come with special, golden Toy Tags which unlock a Battle Arena within the Free Play Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand. Each Battle Arena has four different gameplay modes and comes with its own traps, special powers and interactive environments that make every battle arena unique.

The Ghostbusters Story Pack, based on the upcoming film, will provide a complete movie-based gameplay experience with six puzzle-packed levels and new LEGO® Gateway bricks that allow players to build Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant atop the LEGO® Toy Pad. It will also come with a buildable Abby Yates LEGO® minifigure with Proton Blaster and 3-in-1 buildable Ecto-1 which can be rebuilt into the Ectozer and The PerfEcto. The pack unlocks “Rip,” a new Toy Pad mode allowing players to tear open an alternate universe. In this mirror world, players have the ability to solve puzzles and affect objects and other items in the primary universe. And like all gold-tag minifigures purchased, Abby Yates provides access to a new themed Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena. The Ghostbusters Story Pack is just the first of this new exciting pack type, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on the highly anticipated theatrical release, still to come later this year. The LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ packs will be the exclusive construction toy offering this holiday for the exciting expansion of J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World.

Story Packs also expand the Starter Pack story with deeper gameplay. In the game’s storyline, the evil Lord Vortech has hidden portions of his powers around the LEGO® Multiverse. As players progress through Story Pack levels, they can unearth and tap into Keystone Runes to use Lord Vortech’s powers against him through all-new Toy Pad modes.

Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ is now available for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U™ system.

LEGO Dimensions Series 2 Details

The official details are still a few hours away, but images of at least some of the next series of LEGO Dimensions sets have surfaced online.

The lineup includes an interesting mix of characters, from Adventure Time to The A-Team. Here are the details of what has been discovered. Click on an image to see a larger version.

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A new feature of Dimensions Series 2 seems to be at least one “Story Pack”. Based on the wording of the box, a Story Pack contains an entire story – in this case the new Ghostbusters film. This seems more substantial than a Level Pack, so expect it to cost more too. Includes Abby Yates, the new Ecto-1 and the Chinese Restaurant setting from the film.

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Plenty more below.

Second Series Of Simpsons Minifigures Confirmed

Slightly hidden amongst the Kwik-E-Mart news was some extra LEGO Simpsons news that some people may find just as exciting… Series 2 of The Simpsons Collectible Minifigures.

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Some much loved characters are finally going to appear in LEGO form. Some people may not feel it was necessary to have another version of the Simpsons family, but it’s hard to not love LEGO Hans Moleman and LEGO Groundskeeper Willy.

Let us know in the comments who’s your favourite in this series.

The Mixels Series 2

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We continue our roundup of all the new sets that have just been made available.

Next up we have the second wave of Mixels – the cute little buildable characters. We really liked series 1, and this second batch look just as wacky.

These are all now available at the Australian online LEGO Store for $5.99 each.


Slumbo

Lunk

Flurr

Chomly

Gobba

Jawg

Kraw

Tentro

Balk