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LEGO German National Football Team Minifigs

by admin on April 17, 2016

in LEGO Minifigures

A couple of days ago LEGO revealed a new exclusive line of collectible minifigs, the #71014 LEGO DFB German National Football Team Minifigure Series. The collection will be available starting on May 14th, for €2.99 per packet, but only in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

LEGO German Soccer Team Minifigures

There are sixteen minifigures included in the series, depicting real life members of the team. Because these are minifig versions of real people, this is the first collectible minifig series with realistic skin colors, instead of the usual yellow. The uniforms of the players look identical at the front, however their name and number are printed on the back, making each of them unique. The players are as follows:

  • Manuel Neuer – 1
  • Shkodran Mustafi – 2
  • Mesut Özil – 3
  • Benedikt Höwedes – 4
  • Mats Hummels – 5
  • Sami Khedira – 6
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger – 7
  • André Schürrle – 9
  • Thomas Müller – 13
  • Jérôme Boateng – 17
  • Toni Kroos – 18
  • Mario Götze  – 19
  • Christoph Kramer – 20
  • Marco Reus – 21
  • Max Kruse – 23
  • Joachim Löw – coach

If you are a soccer fan, this is going to be a great series to collect. But even if you don’t care for the sport, these minifigs offer a great selection of unique facial features and a variety of hair pieces and colors. Each of the players will include a soccer ball – perfect for making LEGO GBMs (Great Ball Contraptions), or for using them in the LEGO Ideas Maze set. As you can see from the picture, the coach comes with a printed clipboard. Below is the video-announcement of the series from LEGO’s YouTube channel:

Unfortunately these players are going to be pretty much impossible to differentiate in the blind bags as they are so similar, so it is probably a good idea to get a whole box when the series becomes available. This way you will be able to complete your team, and either use the rest for the pieces, or sell them to other collectors.

LEGO German Soccer Team Minifigs

You might remember that this is not the first time LEGO released an exclusive minifigure series outside of the normal line. Back in 2012 the UK got their own LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series Olympic Team. There were only nine minifigs in the collection, and they were just generic characters with yellow skin, but still they offered some unique prints and pieces (for example it was the only way to get a blue boxer to match the red boxer from LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 5).

Olympic LEGO Minifigures

So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO German National Football Team Minifigure Series? Are you planning to collect them all when they become available? Or only get your favorite players? Or perhaps just pick up some of the unique pieces and accessories? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉

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clumsybumsy April 17, 2016 at 10:25 AM

It might be worth it for me to pick these up if I visit Germany, don’t know if I will though. I’d rather seen the dutch football team as CMFs or this team getting a world wide release but that isn’t in it for me, sadly

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admin April 17, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Yeah, it is going to be tough to get this series. Either we will have to get them from resellers, or if you happen to be in Europe you would will need to get a full box, as telling these minifigs apart is going to be pretty much impossible.

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Håkan April 17, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Germany is the most populous nation in Europe after Russia, and a local powerhouse both market- and footballwise…

This release would make the most sense economically.

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admin April 17, 2016 at 2:41 PM

Wow! I didn’t realize Germany was that big! But now looking at the map, it does make sense.

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