The Series 16 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71013) has been an interesting one not because of the variety of minifigures included but with the availability of them around the world. They started showing up in stores here in the US in the middle of July at LEGO Brand Stores and at other retailers. What’s interesing is that the official reveal was at the end of July after they have already began selling in stores. All in all, it’s been sort of a fiasco for the release of Series 16. Nevertheless, we have finally received a complete box from LEGO for us to review in-depth.
1. Ice Queen
The Ice Queen has a white and blue color scheme which matches her name. The torso is mostly white and it has a metallic silver design going around the front. The legs are the sloped dress piece we’re used to seeing and it also has some more of the metallic silver accented with the blue at the lower area. I do like the head piece which is more of an aqua color. The hair piece is white and has a hole to fit the new trans-blue crown piece on the top. Her accessories include some ice blades which are attached to some trans-clear stud piece with rod. Come to think of it, she does remind me of another frosty Queen from a popular Disney story/movie.
Feel tip: Feel for the large sloped dress piece.
2. Desert Warrior
The Desert Warrior is one of the more simple minifigures in Series 16. The torso shows off his muscles with a sash going around the front and back. Note the arms have some gold printing on the wrists. There’s also some green belt printing that continues down to the legs which are double-molded. The head piece shows him with some thick eyebrows and a beard. Finally he wears a green turban on his head. The accessory for the Desert Warrior is a scimitar.
Feel tip: Feel for the scimitar and the turban pieces.
The Cyborg looks pretty cool as it can easily fit into many other LEGO themes. The torso is pretty much black but it does have some cybernetic printing on the right arm. Over the torso is the armor piece which again has more of the cybernetic printing on the front and on the left shoulder. The legs are also black with more printing. The head piece is pretty cool with a Two-Face kind of look with a normal face one one side and they Cyborg on the other. The blue hair piece is neat too and if you look closely, there are some silver streaks in the front. The accessory for the Cyborg is the usual blaser.
Feel tip: Feel for the large armor piece as well as the blaster.
4. Cute Little Devil
The Cute Little Devil is pretty much a child in a devil costume fit for Trick-or-Treating. The red torso is a just a zipper jacket and there’s a wing piece that goes around the neck. The legs are of the short variety and between the torso and legs is a new flexible, pointed tail piece. The head piece has a funny expression with the tongue sticking out. On the head is a helmet with some horns on top. The accessories included with the Cute Little Devil are a trident and a pumpkin bucket.
Feel tip: Feel for the large wings and the trident.
5. Spooky Boy
The Spooky Boy is a pretty gothic minifigure that matches well with the Spooky Girl from Series 12. It looks like he’s wearing a short sleeve skull shirt over a long sleeve shirt with stripes on the arms. The legs are dual-molded with with printing of his chain and shoes. He has a somber expression with a tooth sticking out. His accessories include a spider and a printed book.
Feel tip: Feel for the rectangle book piece along with the spider.
The Hiker is one of the more standout minifigures for Series 16. He has a green and blue hiking jacket with backpack strap printing around the shoulders and on the waist. The legs are dual molded with printing of some pockets. I really like the head piece with his excited expression with the 5 o’clock shadow on one side and a lost expression on the other. He has a variety of accessories including a printed 1×1 trans-clear tile compass, a 2×2 printed tile for the map of Greeble Trail, and the backpack.
Feel tip: Feel for the two tile pieces and the large backpack.
7. Wildlife Photographer
Next up is the Wildlife Photographer and she has an interesting look to her. You’ll notice that she’s dual molded all over. The torso is a normal looking jacket that is red and blue with lots of pockets. She also has a double-sided face with goggles on the eyes on one side and a winking expression on the other. Her accessories include a standard camera as well a the new penguin animal figure.
Feel tip: Feel for the camera and the penguin.
The Kickboxer follows the trend of having a minifigure complement another minifigure from a previous series. For this one, you can say she matches up with the Boxer from Series 5. She has a red and white tanktop torso with some dual molded shorts with printing on the sides as well as on for the boots. The hands are replaced with some red boxing gloves. She does have a double-sided head with a serious look on one side and the other shows her sweating. She also comes with a helmet piece that you can switch out the hair piece for. Another accessory piece that comes along with her is a black 1×1 round brick to attach the helmet to if she has the hair piece on.
Feel tip: Feel for the boxing gloves that are attached to the torso.
9. Scallywag Pirate
The Scallywag Pirate is nothing too spectacular as he just have a torn shirt for the torso. There is an anchor printing on the right forearm. The legs are again dual molded with some printing for the green and white shorts. The head shows a menacing scowl with a patch over one eye. The hair piece is actually a bald head with a red bandana. His accessories include a sword and a printed 2×2 tile map.
Feel tip: Feel for the sword and the 2×2 tile.
10. Penguin Boy
Here’s the second of the costumed characters for Series 16 with the Penguin Boy. The torso is basically white and black with flippers for the arms. The legs are of the short variety with some printing for the feet. The helmet is the penguin head with a hole below the mouth to show the boy’s face. The accessories are a pair of skates.
Feel tip: Feel for the flippers on the torso.
The Rogue has some very nice printing throughout the minifigure. The torso is dark green with some brown vest printing as well as belt and wrap printing. You can also see the Wolfpack emblem that is attached the the wrap. The legs are dual molded with some belt and pouch printing. The Rogue does have a smirking expression underneath the hood and facemask piece. His accessories include a bow and arrow along with the quiver.
Feel tip: Feel for the bow and arrow.
12. Dog Show Winner
The Dog Show Winner has a clean look at he celebrates with his pet. He wears a blue suit with a first place ribbon pinned on the chest along with a doggy treat in the pocket. The legs are tan which matches nicely with the blue suit. Of course he has a happy expression on his face. The accessories for the Dog Show Winner include a trophy with a dog printing on it. He also comes with a new dog figure which appears to be a Terrier breed.
Feel tip: Feel for the large trophy piece.
The Mariachi is a very nice minifigure and is pretty popular among LEGO fans as they can recreate the Three Amigos. The torso has printing of the suit that you usually see which also includes a red tie. The legs do have some printing on the sides to show off more of the suit design. He wears a large sombrero with more patterns going around the brim. His accessory is a new guitar piece.
Feel tip: Feel for the sombrero and the guitar.
The Spy is your typical undercover character and according to LEGO’s description of the character, he was part of the Alpha Team and also helped out with the Galaxy Squad. The torso has lots of pockets on the tactical suit and on the belt. The legs also has more pockets as well as knee pads. He does have a nice black backpack that goes around the neck. The hair piece is new and the goggles are able to attach to it. The head has printing of a mic going down the side of his head. The accessories included with the Spy is a gun and a rope.
Feel tip: I suggest feeling for the rope piece along with the gun.
15. Banana Suit Guy
The Banana Suit Guy is the last costumed minifigure in the set and will no doubt be a very popular minifigure. The torso is basically green with some dual molded arms for the short sleeves while the legs are solid blue. The main feature is the actual banana costume that goes over the minifigure which has the black tips on each end and some printing for the sticker that goes on bananas. The head piece just shows him with a large smile while wearing some shades.
Feel tip: No doubt the large banana piece should be easy to feel for.
The last minifigure in Series 16 is the Babysitter. She wears a purple shirt with a design of a pug wearing glasses. Other than that, the Babysitter is pretty bland but she does have the pigtails hair piece which is now in blonde. Her accessory is a baby bottle. Also included with the Babysitter is the baby itself which was first introduced in the LEGO City Fun in the Park (60134) set. The baby’s body is now in blue and there’s also some bib printing of an elephant.
Feel Tip: Feel for the baby minifigure as well as the pigtails.
LEGO continues to crank out some amazing minifigures for the Collectible Minifigures theme and Series 16 isn’t an exception. There are a number of minifigures that really catch my eye like the Mariachi, Rogue, and Hiker. Of course, who doesn’t like the costumed characters like the Banana Guy, Penguin Boy, and the Cute Little Devil. There are also some fairly bland characters for me like the Scallywag Pirate, and the Desert Warrior but they do make good army builders.
Sorry for the delay with this review as I have been waiting for LEGO’s review box to come in. I assume that a majority of you guys already have Series 16 in your collection as they have been available worldwide for a while now.
Anyways, there are three complete sets in a box so I’ll be doing some giveaways in the near future so keep you eyes out for that.
Thank you to LEGO AFOL Relations & Programs (ARP) team for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.