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Guide to Feeling for LEGO Minifigs Series 19

(Written by William)

I know I’m a bit late with preparing a feel guide for Series 19 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures. For some reason, many of the stores in my area weren’t putting them out in a timely fashion, so it took me a while to get them. Then, the Thanksgiving holiday hit, and we also had some events organized by my LEGO User Group, so writing up a guide slipped my mind. Hopefully, the series is now readily available in your area, so you can get them. And now let’s get feeling!

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Bear Costume Guy: This minifig comes with two distinctly shaped tiles that are easy to find. The half-arch shaped rainbow tile is especially easy to pick out. When you shake the baggies, tiles fall into the corners quite easily, so you can identify them quickly. There are four Bear Costume Guys in a full box, so this minifig is fairly easy to find.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Dog Sitter: Look for the shovel. It’s the least complicated piece to feel for in the blind bags. I would avoid looking for the dogs or the poop because they can easily get confused with other pieces. Animal shapes are hard to make out when you are feeling for them, and the poop feels too similar to the Shower Guy’s ducky. There are three Dog Sitters in a full box, so this is one of the rarer minifigs.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Fire Fighter: Her megaphone is the piece you need to look for. It feels a lot like a dunce cap, just with a bar off to one side (the handle). There are three Fire Fighters in a full box, so this is one of the rarer minifigs.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Fox Costume Girl: This minifig comes with a good deal of pieces, but none of them are easy to feel for. Even though it’s not my favorite piece to feel for, the chicken is still the easiest to find. It will take time to identify it, but it has a few more features that are easier to distinguish. More sensitive feelers might be able to identify the sack. But make sure you can make out the handle to assure yourself that you are not dealing with the Rugby Player’s ball. There are three Fox Costume Girls in a full box, so this is one of the rarer minifigs.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Fright Knight: The sword, the shield, and even the plume for his helmet are great parts to feel for. This is one of the simplest minifigs to find. There are four Fright Knights in a full box, so this minifig is fairly easy to find.

LEGO Minifigs Series 19 – Galactic Bounty Hunter: I would recommend finding the bounty hunter’s holographic poster. It’s a book cover piece that feels like one of those square flat flags that comes in many sets. The gun can work in a pinch, but I find the book cover more distinct. There are four Bounty Hunters in a full box, so this is one of the easiest minifigs to find.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Gardener: Surprisingly, it’s the two plant pieces the gardener comes with that help identify her fast. They feel similar to a grappling hook, and previously came with Sally from the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2, Mr. Longbottom from the LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series, and the Giraffe Guy from The LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures Series. There are three Gardeners in a full box, so this is one of the rarer minifigs.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Jungle Explorer: You got two great options with this minifigure. Either find his backpack or his hat. The backpack has a rolled sleeping bag on one edge that’s fairly distinct. Ands the broad brim of his hat is hard to mistake. The magnifier is another good choice. There are four Explorers in a full box, so this minifig is fairly easy to find.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Monkey King: Find a bar or a lightsaber hilt and you’re done. None of the other minifigs has the same pieces. Personally, I go for the bar as it is the easiest to identify. There are three Monkey Kings in a full box, so this is one of the rarer minifigs.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Mountain Biker: The bike is pretty huge for a collectible minifigure baggie, so it’s pretty easy to find. However, since this minifig is quite popular, chances are someone else already picked them out. If you are lucky enough to get access to a fresh box, I’d look for the wheels and/or tires. The frame of the bike, even though big and obvious, will feel confusing. There are three Bikers in a full box, so this is one of the rarer minifigs.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Mummy Queen: Look for the scorpion. It’s the easiest way to identify this minifig. In addition, there are five Mummy Queens in a full box, so it’s very easy to find her.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Pizza Costume Guy: The pizza slice costume piece is massive. It’s the same wedge shaped part as the Watermelon Guy from The LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure Series. It’s so big and simple, it almost feels like a DUPLO piece. There are four Pizza Costume Guys in a full box, so it’s fairly easy to find.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Programmer: Out of all the pieces this minifig comes with, its the 1×2 rounded plate for her robot that is easiest to find. Keep in mind that the gun the robot is built off of feels super strange, so don’t get hung up on that piece. Stick with the 1×2 round plate and you will be safer finding her. There are four Programmers in a full box, so this minifig is fairly easy to find.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Rugby Player: I dislike feeling for this minifig. Identification comes down to finding the ball. The problem is that it’s a small piece and you need to make out the handle on the underside to positively identify it. Here’s something you can do to save a little time. If you find a headgear piece that feels like it has ear flaps, chances are you have found the helmet. Once that’s done, you can spend time finding his ball. There are four Rugby Players in a full box, so this minifig is fairly easy to find.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Shower Guy: The brush is the key here. The ducky is too small, and I avoid trying to identify headgear whenever possible. Thankfully, the brush is something we’ve been used to for years, so it’s easy to identify. There are three Shower Guys in a full box, so this is one of the rarer minifigs.

LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 19 – Video Game Champ: I’d start by finding the 2×3 tile. From there, you can do one of two things. You can either locate the controller, which is pretty new and can feel a bit foreign, or you can make sure it doesn’t have a honking big pizza costume (the Pizza Costume Guy also comes with a 2×3 tile). If you do one of these, then you’re pretty set to start playing some games! There are five Gamers in a full box, so this is one of the easiest minifigs to find.

I hope this guide helps you in finding the minifigures you would like. If you have trouble locating them at retailers, you can also get them at at the Online LEGO Shop either as individual blind bags or a s a full box. Check the Minifigures section of the Online LEGO Shop.

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{ 19 comments… add one }
  • mark H Avery December 16, 2019, 1:04 PM

    Has anybody ever discussed why people buy these mini figures. If the goal is a complete series, then I understand the clues. But as a city collector, I’m looking for cool figures to populate my town — so as long as the figures fit into town, I’m OK.
    But if the cherry pickers got there first, I think that stinks.

    • alan first December 16, 2019, 4:37 PM

      Well, I’m not a collector, but I still want specific figs. And I don’t want multiples of the same fig. Not every one of the figs will fit into my builds. I don’t think that’s cherry-picking, because it’s not like I only want the most expensive and rarest figures. With the price of collectible minifigs constantly rising, I don’t want to end up with a bunch of figs I don’t care for. They are expensive, and I expect to get what I want.

    • Will December 16, 2019, 8:59 PM

      I’m both a collector trying to get a full set and a builder so not only need to find them all but also need a few extras here and there.

      As Alan pointed out the price is raising on these and I don’t like the idea that this may price out some people who only want one or two figs.

      Additionally places will also put max quantities of what you can buy. So if you’re not close to perfect and want a whole set then you’re out of luck.

    • Håkan December 17, 2019, 10:16 AM

      Well, it’s part of the game, you know. I guess you just need to roll with the punches…

  • BigShawn December 16, 2019, 2:15 PM

    Thanks for the guide. I see now other fan blogs also imitating you and posting guides, but they do it without even touching any of the bags.

    They just say look for the biggest or most obvious part. I trust your guide the most as it comes from real experience. Thanks for continuing to publish them.

    • Will December 16, 2019, 9:03 PM

      Yeah, there’s been quite a few times where I think one piece is the perfect piece to feel for but in practice it was a terrible choice.

      I know there have been a couple of series out there that I probably could have faked my way through like the Harry Potter series and the Ninjago series. But I didn’t collect them personally so never really bothered spending time feeling the bags.

      Essentially I prefer to put my money where my mouth is and make sure I have hands on experience before I give any advice. Thanks for liking the guides! 😀

    • Martin December 17, 2019, 12:38 PM

      I have to agree with this. I tried other guides, but they didn’t work. They just said look for the most obvious piece. But those are not always the easiest to feel for. Especially if they are new and unfamiliar parts.

      I also like Will’s descriptions. Like I remember one time he wrote that a visor piece felt like a fingernail. I thought it was an odd choice for comparison, but the piece did feel like a fingernail. He uses his fingers to feel and not his eyes what we should feel for.

  • Walter Wojciechowski December 16, 2019, 2:30 PM

    I’m not a minifig find of person so I get an exploitation. What do you mean by feeling for minifigs?

    • brickmaster December 16, 2019, 3:51 PM

      Minifigs are in small packets, also called blind bags. You have to feel through the bag to know what’s inside. Hope this helps.

  • Daria P December 16, 2019, 4:52 PM

    Thanks! I already got my set. This is one of the coolest ones yet! I absolutely loved the Party series! Your guides are amazing. I plan on going back to get more knights & dog sitters.

  • Legostuff14 December 16, 2019, 6:24 PM

    Of course some stores have some many of them they’re trying to get rid of them and they can’t. Which makes me wonder if they’re going to cut back on the boxes and how many they get in a store because of the Overflow.

    • The Other Mark December 16, 2019, 6:56 PM

      They may just need better distribution. I haven’t even seen this series in our area yet. By the way I love this series. So many useful minifigs!

    • Will December 16, 2019, 9:05 PM

      It really does feel like stores make a case by case basis when it comes to the CMFs. This definitely impacted the stores in my area which is why it took as long as it did to write up this guide.

  • Håkan December 16, 2019, 7:18 PM

    I’m too lazy to feel so I just buy the ones I want pre-sorted.

    Maybe it’s a worse deal, but at least it’d save me some time…

    • Will December 16, 2019, 9:08 PM

      It is totally not you being lazy. One of the reasons why I started writing the feeling guides is because I know time is money. You just recognize what your time is worth to you.

      Heck, I even sell some CMFs I like the look of on my BrickLink store exactly for people like you. So even if you’ve never bought from me I thank you on behalf of sellers on various platforms since you’re helping fund each of our own LEGO addictions. ;D

  • c3po December 16, 2019, 8:33 PM

    This series is awesome! All the minifigs are great. I prefer these over all the licensed figs. Like I saw the super heroes figs that are coming out next year and I don’t care for them.

    • Will December 16, 2019, 9:11 PM

      IPs are definitely hit or miss. I try to always pick up the main CMF line, but I have decided against some of the IP series.

      And now with these sets going up another dollar I may have to be even more picky than usual.

      I myself am a pretty big Super Hero fan, so I may pick up the next series. I just kind of wish they were Marvel instead of DC.

      • The Other Mark December 16, 2019, 9:16 PM

        I think I was reading that Lego can’t do individual Marvel minifigs because Hasbro owns the rights to Marvel action figures.

        • Håkan December 16, 2019, 10:10 PM

          Yeah, I heard that they couldn’t do Marvel or Star Wars CMF series since Hasbro had the action figures rights.

          I don’t know if somone have found a valid explicit legal statement for the assumption, though.

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