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LEGO Minifigures Series 11 review – part 1

by admin on September 25, 2013

in LEGO Minifigures

(Written by Cameron)

If you are a regular reader here you know already that LEGO Minifigure Series 11 got released this month, and it is a particularly nice series with some very interesting minifigures and unique accessories; a Diner Waitress, a Yeti, a Gingerbread Man, a Holiday Elf, a Female Scientist, a Grandma, a Pretzel Girl, an Evil Mech, a Welder, a Constable, a Barbarian, a Scarecrow, a Tiki Warrior, a Jazz Musician, a Lady Robot, and a Mountain Climber. A great selection, isn’t it? 🙂

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In a previous article we have looked at how to identify the minifigs in the Series 11 blind-bags (see: Guide to Feeling for LEGO Minifigs Series 11), and today I would like to show you some of the minifigures in more detail. In this article we will take a closer look at the Barbarian, the Evil Mech, the Diner Waitress, and the Welder, and in future articles we will continue with the other minifigures in the series.

LEGO Minifigures Series 11 Details

So let’s start with the LEGO Minifigures Series 11 Barbarian. He is quite ferocious looking, and one of my favorites in this series. His hair-piece is common; first introduced with the LEGO Prince of Persia Dastan minifigure, and also used for the LEGO Minifigures Series 7 Jungle Boy. His head comes with an angry facial expression. I do wish LEGO would have given him a double-sided head with a neutral face on one side, and an angry face on the other, but he likely spent most of his life fighting, and therefore never smiled. Poor guy. 😕

The Barbarian’s torso is bare and muscular, with a belt, a shoulder-strap, and a small cut on his chest. The backside of the torso is also printed, but not too interesting; it just got the continuation of the belt and the strap. The Barbarian’s legs got a printing of ripped pants, which I find very cool. Although I don’t get why his boots look ripped also. His swords are the same as the ones in many of the LEGO Lord of the Rings sets as well as previously released LEGO Collectible Minifigure packets.

LEGO Minifigures Series 11 Barbarian Details

Now let’s look at the LEGO Minifigures Series 11 Evil Mech. It is pretty much the exact replica of the orange and white Battle Mech from Series 9, except that this one is black and comes with a gun. The helmet and the armor are the same mould as previously, but with different printing. Also, the body printing beneath the armor is excellent.

LEGO Minifigures Series 11 Evil Mech Details

I forgot to take a picture of the head separately, but it is lime-green with a red target-finder printed on it, and looks really cool. Oh, and did you notice the Blacktron logo on the armor? The gun is just a megaphone with a 1×1 cone. The Evil Mech can’t hold it straight out because of the armor being in the way, but it can be held sideways. I already have three Evil Mechs and I’m thinking of building a whole army! The Battle Mech better watch out! 🙄

LEGO Minifigures Series 11 Evil Mech

Now on to the LEGO Minifigures Series 11 Diner Waitress. It’s hard to tell from the front, but her heir is actually pulled back in a ponytail. The curl on the front is a nice touch. Her facial printing looks very happy and energetic. Her glasses are nice too. The head is reversible, with a frown on the other side (for minifigures who don’t leave a tip). On her shirt there is a nametag that says “Tara”. I presume it is her name, as well as the name of one of the LEGO designers – they often hide their names in LEGO sets. One thing that kind of looks awkward are the sleeves. It looks like she is wearing just a tank-top. Her arms should be pink or even cream to match the rest of her outfit, and differentiate the color of her skin.

LEGO Minifigures Series 11 Diner Waitress Details

If you look closely on her leg printing, you can see a note-pad sticking out. Also, from the printing you can tell she is wearing an apron and shorts. The tray is the same as the Waiter’s in Series 9, but in white. The ice cream isn’t a new piece, but the color is, and it fits into the cup perfectly without falling off. The cup isn’t new either, but it is perfect for the ice cream that would otherwise end up in a puddle. The Waitress’ roller-skates are the same as the Roller Derby Girl’s from Series 9, but in pink.

LEGO Minifigures Series 11 Diner Waitress

The last minifigure we will look at today is the LEGO Minifigures Series 11 Welder. Six of them are found in a full box of Series 11 minifigures, so you should have no trouble finding one. Also, maybe collectors don’t want him as bad because my brother found loads of them at Toys’R’Us. As far as the actual minifigure, let’s start with the helmet first; I think LEGO did a great job with this helmet. It does really looks like a welder’s mask. His head is very well done too; with some grease splatters on it, and if you look closely, you can also see a drop of sweat.

LEGO Minifigures Series 11 Welder Details

What would you find on a typical welder? Grease! Lots and lots of grease! So the Welder’s torso-printing has some more grease splatters. The torso does have back printing, but it’s just the back of the overalls. The legs are standard dark-blue legs; I wish there were some grease splatters on them too! It might have been overdoing it though. The Welder’s accessories are also very well done; especially the blowtorch. I like how it connects to the barrel. The barrel has a new printed design on it, showing that it is flammable.

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That wraps up Part 1 of my review of the LEGO Minifigures in Series 11. So what do you think? Do you have a favorite out of the four minifigures featured so far? Or do you prefer some of the other minifigs in the series? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! Also, I’m a KFOL (Kid-Fan-of-LEGO) and this is my first post here at theBrickBlogger. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for reading, and feedback is welcome! 😉

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Fikko3107 September 25, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Great review! As for the barbarian boots, I’d like to think of them as roughly cut and made fur boots. Or maybe it’s just too common of a trope from cartoons to pass up.

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Hey guys July 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM

He probably ripped a bear apart, used its teeth as scissors, cut a bit of fur off, and just tied it around for boots.

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Carbo September 25, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Thanks! I’m not on the computer all the time, so please don’t think me rude if I can’t respond immediately. 😕 For the Barbarian’s boots, thanks! I never would have thought of them as being that. In case you’re wondering if I’m at school, I’m homeschooled! :] [I’m on lunch break.]

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Lorca Strand September 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM

As for the Barbarian’s boots, I think they are just made to resemble rough-cut, homemade or scavenged boots. They do not have any sign of ripping at all (even under the microscope).

Also, Carbo, I am homeschooled, and am on a “pre-schooling hour” break during the time I am writing this comment.

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admin September 25, 2013 at 1:53 PM

There are actually a lot of home-schooled kids here. I remember in the Ninjago section something like 50% of the kids said that they are are home-schooled! 😛

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) September 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM

I’m homeschooled 😀 But I guess I have already said that 😛

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Ike September 26, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I’m homeschooled also!

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Hey guys July 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM

me too!

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ninjao stealth September 25, 2013 at 12:28 PM

coolness carbo! now I know i’m not the only homeschooler around here! 😎
why are we talking about fur boots?
the evil mech is awesome! and so evil (duh) 😈

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admin September 25, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Yeah, the Evil Mech is one of my favorites in this series as well. I’m planning to get at least three, like Cameron. :mrgreen:

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ninja of stealth September 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM

if I ever see the series 11, I will definitely look for the EVIL MECH! so evil, yet so awesome! 😈

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Andy at www.smallplasticbricks.com September 25, 2013 at 12:10 PM

I love the welder! It adds much more realism to a construction scene than everyone wearing overalls or jumpsuits. His greased face goes well with the mechanic minifig from the earlier series.

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admin September 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM

I also really like working minifigs also. LEGO has been doing an excellent job releasing them in the Collectible Series. 🙂

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Chi-bacca September 25, 2013 at 3:13 PM

I’m back finally and now and am not restricted to half an hour 😀
Anyway, nice review and I’ll be looking out for the rest of them 😉

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admin September 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Nice to have ya back! You know that your Contributor’s Page is set up, right? Also your next post is coming tomorrow. 😉

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Chi-bacca September 26, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Ooh I had no idea thanks for telling me 😀

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Engesveen September 25, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Great review! I will be looking out for the comming ones 🙂
I keep telling my self that the barbarian is looking alot like Crixus from Starz’s Spartacus 😛

Keep up the good work!

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Carbo September 26, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Admin, how many posts do you have to have to get your own contributor’s page?

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admin September 26, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Carbo, you need to have three published posts. 😉

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Ntk743 September 26, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Admin, I’m wondering if you are doing a post for the new Ninjago sets? I’m working on one by the hour and I’m wondering if you need it or I could just post it on my blog? Be glad to help and let me know!!
Thanks!

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admin September 26, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Nathan, nice to hear from ya! Thanks for the offer, however I have already put toghether two post for the upcoming Ninjago sets. One will be published on Friday, and the other on Sunday. Thanks again though! Your help is always appreciated. 🙂

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) September 26, 2013 at 9:38 AM

HAS ANYONE ELSE SEEN THE NEW NINJAGO SETS??!?!?!? THE NINJA HAVE HAIR!! and bandannas… and new suits..AND LLOYD IS THE GREEN NINJA AGAIN!! CURSES!

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admin September 26, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Yep, I have already put together a coupel of posts about them. One will be published on Friday and the other on Sunday. Looks very awesome! 😀

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) September 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM

cool 😀 Llloyd looks cool 😀 I wonder if Zane is general cryptor! :O

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) September 26, 2013 at 9:41 AM
DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) September 26, 2013 at 9:57 AM

hey good review by the way 😀

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) September 26, 2013 at 10:16 AM

yay a new chima episode tonight!

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Nick September 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Have you noticed that the minifigure heads in Series 11 no longer have a hole in the head stud?

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admin September 26, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Interesting! 🙂

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