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The LEGO Movie minifigures – review

(Written by Cameron)

Today I would like to show you a bit more in detail the LEGO Collectible Minifigure characters from The LEGO Movie. As you may remember this series of 16 Collectible Minifigures consists of Emmet, Wyldstyle, Bad Cop, President Business, Mrs. Scratchen Post, Panda Suit Guy, Calamity Drone, Marsha Queen of Mermaids, Wiley Fusebot, Velma Staplebot, Abraham Lincoln, William Shakespeare, Where are My Pants Guy?, Taco Tuesday Guy, Larry the Barista, and Gail the Construction Worker. If you have seen the movie already you should have no problem recognizing them all. 🙂

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So let’s start with Emmet. As you probably know already, Emmet comes in many of The LEGO Movie sets, but this is currently the only way to get the unique hat/hair combo. Emmet’s eyes don’t have pupils like most modern minifigures, but I guess it is just to show how plain of a guy he is. His head is reversible, with both sides smiling, but one with open and the other with closed eyes. (As a side-note; the Collectible Minifigure series is the only way to get Emmet’s head with both of his smiles.) Emmet’s torso and legs are the same as in the regular sets, but they are still very nice, with both front and back printing. I especially like the nametag with his name printed on. Emmet’s accessory is a printed tile featuring the instruction book from the beginning of The LEGO Movie about “How to Fit In, Have Everybody Like You, and Always Be Happy!” If you would like to get Emmet, you should have no problem finding him within the series as he is one of the most common minifigures per full box.

The LEGO Movie Minifigures Emmet

I think that we’ve given Emmet enough time now, haven’t we? It’s time we move on to Mrs. Scratchen Post. Didn’t we just get an old lady in LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 11? Well, that was Grandma and this is Mrs. Scratchen Post, but they are quite similar. Mrs. Scratchen Post’s hair isn’t a new mold, but the color is. Her facial expression looks like she is scared of something… maybe the Micro-Managers? I sort of wish that she had a reversible head so she wasn’t scared all the time, but I suppose that you could use Grandma’s head for her. Her body has quite a bit of detailed printing – especially all that cat hair on both the torso and the legs! I also would like to mention that I absolutely love the new cat design, and I hope LEGO will add it to more sets and in more colors. Mrs. Scratchen Post’s cat actually looks exactly like our cat, Tigger.

The LEGO Movie Minifigures Strechen Post

What day is it? It’s Taco Tuesday! This minifigure sort of a redo of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 2 Maraca Man, but I don’t own that one, so I was very happy to get this minifig. His hat is nicely detailed, but I find it a little hard to put on. His facial printing is almost exactly like the Maraca Man’s, but winking. His torso has no printing, but that doesn’t matter, because you can’t see it under his poncho anyway. His legs are printed, but I might have preferred them to be bright-red instead of dark-red. His bowl is the first LEGO bowl with printing, which makes it extra special. I like the chili-peppers at the bottom of the bowl, and he nachos are also a nice addition. I think that this minifigure is worth getting, even if you already have the Maraca Man from the previous series.

The LEGO Movie Minifigures Taco Guy

Joining the previous animal costumes within the LEGO Collectible Minifigure series, we now have the Panda Suit Guy! This is probably the best costumed minifigure in my opinion, and here is why. First is his mask; this is only the second costumed minifigure that has his face entirely covered except for the eyes – along with then Gorilla Suit Guy. And I really like the ears. His facial printing underneath shows that he is sweating. I like the tongue sticking out of his mouth too – although it makes him also look kind of happy not just sweaty. He comes with some nice body-printing and even have a zipper detail at the back. And his stuffed panda is adorable – the same design as the previously released teddy bear, with a different printing. I think this minifigure will be popular with collectors, and fortunately he is very common within a full box and also really easy to find because of the big head.

The LEGO Movie Minifigures Panda Suit

Now let’s review one of the wackiest of the characters, the Where Are My Pants? Guy. He is the host of a popular TV show within The LEGO Movie. My brother named him Bobby. His hair isn’t new, previously seen on the LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 6 Mechanic. This is a new hairstyle for me however, so I was happy to find him. His facial printing comes with a large smile – although I’m not sure why, as he gets seen on TV in his underwear! He also comes with a second pair of white legs, in case he does want to put on his pants. Overall a nice minifigure, and worth picking up; whether it’s for the hair, underwear, shirt, or facial printing.

The LEGO Movie Minifigures Pant Guy

Who’s President Business’ top henchman? Bad Cop! This minifigure comes in the #70802 The LEGO Movie Bad Cop Pursuit set, but there he is slightly different. I really like the two-toned helmet. His facial-printing comes with a scowl instead of an angry face, which is nice. His alternative face looks like a child scribbled it on with a marker, and if you have seen The LEGO Movie already you know why. Bad Cop’s torso doesn’t look too different from the classic police uniform, but it still looks great. His legs have no printing. As far as his accessories, I especially like his phone! I’m glad that LEGO decided to make an iPhone for both boy and girl minifigs instead of just girls. The handcuffs are readily available in LEGO City Police sets. This is a great minifig, especially if you don’t own the above mentioned larger set.

The LEGO Movie Minifigures Bad Cop

That’s 37 dollars – don’t go to this Coffee Guy’s place! While you may not want to buy coffee from him, you should definitely get the minifigure! For starters, his hair is all new, and looks rather nice. His face comes with a kind of “whatever” look that’s just great. His printed on apron is great, but it might not work if you want to put together a whole staff of these guys as he has his name (Larry) printed on. His legs are printed with the rest of the apron and jeans underneath. His coffee cup is a new piece, with a happy coffee cup face printed on it. I also like the top of the cup with the lip for drinking. I think that this is a great minifigure to add to your LEGO City, just remember; don’t buy his coffee! 🙄

The LEGO Movie Minifigures Larry

Now let’s look at Gail the Construction Worker. She also comes with a unique hat/hair combo, with a ponytail at the back. Looks like she has been hard at work as her face is all bruised up. I’m not sure why she is wearing a tank-top, as I don’t remember ever seeing a construction worker wearing a tank-top, but it looks great nonetheless. She has back printing, which just continues the design of her safety-vest. Her legs have a tool-belt slung low. I really like the look of it. Her jackhammer is quite common, but what’s a construction worker without a tool? You don’t see a whole lot of female construction workers in LEGO City sets, so she would be a great one to add.

The LEGO Movie Minifigures Gail

And here is the main antagonist of The LEGO Movie, President Business himself! This minifigure only comes in one other set, in the #70809 The LEGO Movie Lord Business’ Evil Lair, so if you want to get him cheap, you can find him in the LEGO Collectible Minifigures series. His hair is all new, and quite wacky, but it doesn’t look bad on President Business – on other minifigures I’m not so sure…. His head has a neutral face and an absolutely furious face. I don’t really see the purpose of giving President Business a furious face, as I don’t recall him being that upset in the film (although it is nice to have the piece for creating infuriated minifigures). His suit-jacket is slightly different from the one in the large set, where it is fully buttoned. President Business comes with no back or leg printing. His coffee cup has the word Octan printed on it. Overall a very nice minifigure, but I would have preferred a smile over an infuriated face.

The LEGO Movie Minifigures President Business

And here comes another president; Abraham Lincoln! I love his new hat/hair/beard combo, as it captures Ol Abe’s beard and top-hat just right. And the face-printing depicts the President’s stern look perfectly. His torso comes with some simple but nice printing. There is no back or leg printing. The tile he is holding reads “Four score and seven years ago… and even the smaller print is actually real text (not just scribble) from the beginning of Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address, but you would need a magnifying-glass to be able to read it. All in all, a superb minifig and a great historical character to add to your collection.

The LEGO Movie Minifigures Abraham Lincoln

Talking about history, here’s another famous person from history; William Shakespeare! His hairpiece uses the same mould as the Grandpa’s from the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 10, but this time minus the comb-over. His face, torso and leg printing is quite similar to the Actor from the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 8. The tile says “To Build… or not to Build” with some ink-stains at the bottom.

The LEGO Movie Minifigures Shakespeare

And for the final minifigure of this review we have Wiley Fusebot! His hat is brand new, and is very cool. It sits a little low, so it might not look good on some minifigures, but it doesn’t take away the coolness of it. His head-printing comes with thick metal eyebrows and missing teeth. I love the little detail of bolts for a beard! His torso-printing looks like an outlaw’s shirt, or maybe a trapper’s. The legs are printed with a canteen and a patch topped off with some dirt. His accessories are quite common, found in many LEGO sets. Ad now to end this figure’s review with a question: did any of you guys see Wiley in The LEGO Movie? Because if he was in there I didn’t catch him. Still a very nice Western minifigure, and you can always just get him for the unique elements and accessories.

The LEGO Movie Minifigures Wiley

So what do you think? Have you been collecting The LEGO Movie minifigures? Which one of the characters is your favorite? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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  • Micho March 7, 2014, 10:13 AM

    I think it’s awesome how in Yuma AZ they all sold out of WalMarts, Tartget, TRU and BnB about 4 days after the movie came out. I was able to get my hands on 1 Panda Suit Guy, 1 Marsha, and 4 Wyldstyles. I gotta say I was pretty happy.

    • admin March 7, 2014, 12:25 PM

      Yeah, The LEGO Movie has been taking it by the storm! I’m really curious to see LEGO’s year end report this year! 😛

  • ninja of stealth March 7, 2014, 12:10 PM

    right now I have: two Larry the baristas, one wyldstyle, one William Shakespeare, and one president business. so all in all its cool. 😎 I’m very happy with the one’s I got! so I think this series of minifigures is definitely not disappointing! 😀

  • BLProductions March 7, 2014, 1:11 PM

    They’re sold out on Lego shop. 🙁 My brother got Bad Cop (I found that for him), and I once had Abe Lincoln in my hands, but couldn’t buy him. So I got no series 12 figs, and continue my streak of having no collectible minifigures from any series. 🙁 😡 I really want Lincoln and Larry.

    Also, today my mom got a box, and in that box was the Flying Flusher! 😀 I have to pay her back though. And for some reason we got a Martian Manhunter polybag, and i’m thinking “How?” Well I guess there was something big that I want in there. My brother said he saw the Technic logo so I’m hoping its the Technic Excavator. Although I almost wish it was the Republic Gunship… 😐
    I’m done talking now. 😉

    • ninja of stealth March 8, 2014, 6:35 PM

      trust me, it will not be hard to find Larry, I have two of them and I don’t see those that much!

  • jennifer March 7, 2014, 1:14 PM

    Im confuse so theres going to be another series of the lego movie mini figs???

    • admin March 7, 2014, 1:18 PM

      Jennifer, not to my knowledge. The series Cameron is talking about here, is The LEGO Movie series. It is also referred to as Series 12 by LEGO fans. The next series will be The Simpsons.

  • Carbo March 7, 2014, 1:49 PM

    There will also be an actual series 12 later this year from what I have heard.

    • admin March 7, 2014, 5:18 PM

      Yeah, I remember hearing that too. We shall see…

  • Dr. Inferno March 7, 2014, 3:11 PM

    I got three president business’s…..totally bummed about that. I did manage to get my hands on ONE Abraham Lincoln though, so it wasn’t a total bust. Unfortunately when I went back after I got paid, they were completely sold out. 🙁

  • Kim March 7, 2014, 4:47 PM

    Interesting tidbit, the “Wear are my paaaaaaants” guy’s real name is Larry.

    • admin March 7, 2014, 5:39 PM

      Hm… there may be a mix-up there. The coffee guy’s name is Larry… of course they could both be Larry too! 😛

  • Nicknak March 7, 2014, 5:44 PM

    @ Cameron: Great Post! Are you going to eventually review the rest of them, or is this it?

    For your question about Wiley Fusebot: he was only in the movie for a few seconds. He can be seen as they are blowing up the door to Vitruvius’ room.

    • legozebra March 8, 2014, 12:36 AM

      Yes, he is seen with Deputron and the other Wild West robots while Sheriff Not-a-robot blows up the door. However, he just runs across the hallway for like 2 seconds so blink and you’ll miss him

  • Brick addict March 7, 2014, 5:44 PM

    going to see the movie again tomorrow 😀 and i FINALY found a few of of these tucked away at TRU so i got the coffee guy lord business and scribble face cop so i’m happy B)

  • legozebra March 8, 2014, 12:37 AM

    Btw my aunt gave me tickets to a movie so I saw it TWICE!!! Sooo happy!

  • Bohrok Tru March 8, 2014, 2:56 PM

    army of AMAZON PANDA-WARRIORS anyone?

    • admin March 9, 2014, 10:14 AM

      LOL! Yeah, that would be a formidable army! 😈

      • Håkan March 11, 2014, 8:26 PM

        Amazons are usually females…

        But then, that makes sense, a panda mother with a cub would likely be the most dangerous to upset…

  • Alan Thompson June 19, 2014, 7:47 PM

    Wiley fusebot is one of the minifigures seen in the old west banging on vitruvius’ door looking for emmet. If you pause there or something, youll most likely find him

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