Way back in August of last year, there was talk about the Series 2 LEGO The Simpsons Minifigures (71009) even though Series 1 was still in stores. That was when speculation started up of who will be included in Series 2 before LEGO officially revealed them back in March.
There are 60 minifigures in a box and you can pretty much find three complete sets in a full unopened box. Each of the packets are $3.99 and they contain a random character from the wave. I’ve managed to collect all 16 from Series 2 on my first try with the help of my feel guide which hopefully you can use as well to find the character(s) you want.
Now that the LEGO The Simpsons Series 2 Minifigures (71009) have been officially revealed, it’s time to do our best to help you guys figure out which minifigures are in each packet with this handy feel guide. Although this wave of LEGO The Simpsons Minifigures has lots of new characters for you to find, they seem to be a little harder to feel than the first series given the assortment of parts that are available with the characters.
The LEGO The Simpsons Series 2 Minifigures (71009) will be available on May 1st but as usual, some retailers like Toys R Us, Walgreens, Walmart, and Target will probably be selling them mid-to-late April.
You would think that the 2×2 tile would be an easy giveaway to finding Homer but think again since there are five other characters that have a similar part. His round head is the thing you should be feeling for while confirming with the tile piece.
Marge should be fairly easy to find with her long, distinct head/hair piece.
Lisa’s cat, Snowball II, would be the easiest thing to feel for since her head piece is really similar to Maggie’s.
Maggie’s head is almost identical to Lisa’s so you should be feeling for Santa’s Little Helper. Her body is also a good indicator because it is just one piece that is uniquely shaped.
Bartman is really easy to find with his spiky head piece. The slingshot is also helpful.
6. Fallout Boy
Fallout Boy could be easy to find with his big nose. The Buzz Cola cylinder can piece is also a very good piece to feel for if you’re looking for hiim.
7. Comic Book Guy
Comic Book Guy is another character that has the 2×2 tile piece. The Squishee cup piece is the main thing you should look for.
8. Martin Prince
The easiest thing to feel for when you’re looking for Martin is the book.
9. Professor Frink
Professor Frink is fairly easy to find with his elongated head piece and the science beaker.
10. Hans Moleman
When looking for Hans, feel for the 1×2 license tile but make sure that you don’t feel Marge’s hair/head piece because she also has the tile too. Combine that with this walnut-shaped head, and you got yourself a Hans.
Selma can be slightly hard to find with her head/hair piece that’s similar to her twin sister Patty. It’s a little different that Patty’s but you can confirm her with the 2×2 eye vision chart tile that she has.
Like with Selma, Patty has a distinct bumpy head/hair piece. To distinguish her from her sister, try feeling for the purse piece.
13. Groundskeeper Willie
To find Willie, just search for the plunger and you’re good to go.
14. Edna Krabappel
Edna is another character with the 2×2 tile piece but search for the mug piece to confirm that you’ve found her.
15. Waylon Smithers
To find Smithers, just feel for the 2×2 plate piece since he’s the only character in Series 2 to have that part.
16. Dr. Hibbert
Dr. Hibbert is the last minifigure in this wave to have the 2×2 tile piece. I would suggest feeling for the head piece. It’s similar to Homer’s in terms of shape but he does have some little bumps for his hair to make him stand out.
In other LEGO Simpsons news today, LEGO officially revealed the LEGO The Simpsons Minifigures Series 2 (71009). We first talked about the list of characters included in the second wave back in December. They will be available on May 1st with some popping up in various retailers in late April.
Lisa with Snowball II
Maggie with Santa’s Little Helper
Comic Book Guy
**Additional images via Brickset**
Just2Good over on Eurobricks has provided a list of the LEGO The Simpsons Minifigures Series 2 (71009) from a Czech toy retailer. There are some pretty interesting choices from the list as well as some that we’ve already know about from a few months ago. There are some characters from the popular TV series that didn’t make the cut in Series 2, most notably Moe Szyslak. What do you guys think of this list of the Series 2 LEGO The Simpsons Minifigures?
Homer in his Sunday Best
Marge in her Sunday Best
Lisa with Snowball II
Maggie with Santa’s Little Helper
Comic Book Guy
Okay this is some very unexpected news but CM4Sci over at Eurobricks has reported there will be another wave of LEGO The Simpsons Minifigures (71009) coming out in 2015! This piece of news comes from someone named David Thomsen who was the same person that revealed the list of the 2015 LEGO Pirates sets. The price given is 4.99 NZD but will probably stay at $3.99 for us here in the States. So who is excited for another wave of Simpsons minifigures and which characters would you like to see in this wave?
**Note: The above image is NOT the new one that are coming out next year. Those are the ones that are still currently in stores.**
Last year, it was rumored that The LEGO Group was negotiating a licensing agreement with 20th Century Fox to produce sets based on The Simpsons animated cartoon series. Some people in the LEGO community applauded this move while others did not approve of this. Fast forward to this year, LEGO released The Simpsons House (71006) back in February and today, LEGO has released a line of LEGO Minifigures based on the popular TV series. The official name for this series is LEGO Minifigures – The Simpsons Series (71005).
There have been reports that the LEGO The Simpsons Series Minifigures (71005) are starting to hit shelves early at various retailers such as Walmart and now Toys R Us. The official release date for the minifigures is still two weeks away on May 1st. In preparation for the release, a reader who is also a fellow member of SandLUG has found some at LEGOLAND and provided a feel guide for the minifigures. Since feeling for the heads may be somewhat difficult, luckily the characters also have accessory pieces that can help out in identifying them. Thank you to Charlie for the guide.
Feel for 1×2 tile remote control and 1×1 round stud donut piece
Feel for the two wheels (they bend) and the skateboard deck.
Feel for her hair – it’s long and bulky. To make sure, feel for her purse.
Feel for her saxophone.
Feel for her teddy-bear.
Feel for 2×2 square tile and a cone-ish head. He is one of two minifigures that have the tile with movable legs. Don’t get him confused with Marge.
7. Ned Flanders
Feel for his toolbox and cup with handle.
8. Krusty the Clown
Feel for his cream-pie. His hair feels like two handles of a
9. Milhouse van Houten
Feel for 2×2 square tile and kid legs. His head is bulkier than Ralph’s. Feel for his big nose if you’re unsure.
10. Ralph Wiggum
Feel for 2×2 square tile and kid legs. His head is smooth and round, although flattened somewhat on top.
11. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
Feel for his Squishee cup.
12. Nelson Muntz
Feel foe his baseball bat with a raised edge around the handle.
Feel for his club.
Feel for his axe and tail.
15. Chief Wiggum
Feel for his police-hat shape. His loudhailer has a vertical handle and he has a small billystick (club).
16. Mr Burns
Feel for his carbon rod (lightsaber piece) and fish bowl. The fish bowl feels like a minifig head.