As we discussed a couple of days ago, Series 18 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures is now available at official LEGO stores, the Online LEGO Shop, and various LEGO retailers. This is definitely one of the most interesting LEGO Collectible Minifigure series to date, worthy of celebrating the 40th birthday of the LEGO minifig. The collection is full of interesting new accessories and printed pieces, so let’s take a closer look. 🙂
The LEGO Collectible Minifigures: Party Series includes the Dragon Suit Guy, Firework Guy, Elephant Costume Girl, LEGO Brick Suit Guy, LEGO Brick Suit Girl, Cactus Girl, Party Clown, Cake Guy, Unicorn Guy, Flowerpot Girl, Birthday Party Girl, Birthday Party Boy, Spider Suit Boy, Cowboy Costume Guy, Race Car Guy, Cat Costume Girl and, last but not least, a rare replica of one of the first minifigures ever produced—the 1978 Police Officer.
Unfortunately, only one 1978 Police Officer is included in a full box, so he is definitely the rarest in the series. This little guy represents one of the first LEGO minifigs, with a very plain body-print and a simple smiley face. His accessory is a mini version of the #600 LEGO Classic Town Police Patrol released in 1978.
The Cake Guy includes a full minifigure in party suit inside a birthday cake. The most notable feature of this character is the new hairpiece with a hole on top for accessories, and the large birthday cake. We haven’t had a moulded cake since the LEGO Belville cakes of the late ’90s, so this is a very welcome piece. The hole on top of the cake (where the minifig’s body goes in) could easily get filled with a 1×2 plate or tile to create a full cake.
The Birthday Party Girl and Birthday Party Boy both come with several new accessories and prints; uniquely printed torsos and legs, new hairpieces, new balloon pieces with string, and new gift boxes with lids (both fully printed). Inside the girl’s gift box there are a couple of printed cookies (not new, but always nice to have), and inside the boy’s gift box there are a couple of new printed 1×1 tiles that look like the packaging of Series 1 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures. LEGO designers really went all out on these two figures, with every piece being super useful.
Most of the series is made up of super cute costumed figures, including Cactus Girl, Dragon Suit Guy, Elephant Costume Girl (with a new mouse!), Flowerpot Girl, LEGO Brick Suit Guy, LEGO Brick Suit Girl, Spider Suit Boy, Unicorn Guy, Firework Guy, Race Car Guy, Cat Costume Girl, and Cowboy Costume Guy. While the costumed minifigs are super cute and collectible as they are, several of the costumes are useful even outside of being body wear for the minifigs. Take a look at that cactus, flowerpot, flower, spider, firework, mini race car, and tiny horse head!
What would a birthday party be without a Party Clown? And this particular clown got an awesome top hat and two balloon animals; one translucent-pink, and the other translucent-green!
As you can see, this series is unique in every way! In the video-review below, JANGBRiCKS will show you all the minifigs in more detail. I recommend to pay special attention to the section on the costumed minifigures, as he will show you the costume pieces separately to give you an idea how they can work in other applications.
As usual with the LEGO Collectible Minifigures, each minifig comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag, together with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector’s leaflet and a unique display baseplate. The packets are available for $3.99 each, at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like Series 18 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures? Are you planning to get some of them, or all? Do you have any favorites? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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