The Series 17 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71018) were revealed yesterday at the 2017 New York Toy Fair. Although there are no names for the characters announced yet, the folks over at Eurobricks has put out what seems to be the official names of the characters.
Back row: Surfer Boy, Gourmet Chef, Hot Dog Vendor, Elf Maiden, Circus Strongman, Yuppie, Veterinarian, Highwayman
Front row: Connoisseur, Butterfly Girl, Roman Gladiator, Corn Cob Guy, Retro Space Hero, Dance Instructor, Battle Dwarf, Rocket Boy
As with previous Collectible Minifigure series, I’ve already gotten a few requests for the feel guides I put out for this series and there’s no better time than now to do one. I’ll be using the references from the box image to discuss how to feel for a particular character. Again, some may not need a guide but for those who are interested in one, hopefully this helps.
Surfer Boy: The surfboard is the easiest thing to feel for.
Gourmet Chef: There are quite a few things that make her easy to find including the chef’s hat, pie, and whisk.
Hot Dog Vendor: The curved hot dog and bun pieces are the things that stand out for him.
Elf Maiden: You should feel for the sword piece as it is the easiest thing on the Elf Maiden to find.
Circus Strongman: The new round barbell piece is the only thing you should feel for when finding him.
Yuppie: The easiest thing to feel for is the mobile phone as it has a pretty distinct design.
Veterinarian: I think the rabbit piece is the only thing you feel for.
Highwayman: Although he’s only a silhouette and a mystery, there are many reports that this minifigure is a Highwayman which should have a large hat. I’ll update when there are more details.
Connoisseur: There are a few things that make him stand out such as the bulldog, baguette, as we as the little hat.
Butterfly Girl: Her large wings make her stand out very easily.
Roman Gladiator: The only thing that really stands out for him is the large trident piece.
Corn Cob Guy: He should be easy to feel for with the large corn mold piece.
Retro Space Hero: He has a few cool parts to feel for such as the new ray gun and helmet.
Dance Instructor: Her large curly hair piece stands out for me. There’s also a 1×1 round brick that you can use as well.
Battle Dwarf: The hammer should be more than enough to find him. You can also use his mohawk as well.
Rocket Boy: He shouldn’t be hard to find with his large rocket costume mold.
In some non-New York Toy Fair 2017 news, the Dungeon Master project by Ymarilego is the latest one to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The project is a tabletop game where you create your own dungeons to play in with others. The project proposes enough bricks for 8×8 stud wide rooms with the lairs being 16×16 studs wide. There are three hero minifigures as well as six minifigures of monsters and villains for you to combat.
This project was supported heavily by the tabletop game community including Wil Wheaton and Geek and Sundry, just to name a few. It now joins The Blues Mobile and SEGA Classic Arcade Machines as the projects to reach the First 2017 Review Stage.
LEGO has officially revealed the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales The Silent Mary (71042) at the 2017 New York Toy Fair and Yahoo has details of the set. It will be available March 17 for VIP members according to the store calendar and to the general public on April 1. It has over 2200 pieces and will retail for $199.99.
This highly detailed Lego model with over 2,200 pieces features a hinged bow section, opening skeleton hull with decay and destruction detailing, movable rudder, collapsible main mast and two further masts, long bowsprit with crow’s nest and mast, tattered sails, detailed quarterdeck, plus a rowboat with two oars and an array of weapons and accessory elements. This model provides a rewarding build and play experience, and the integrated stand makes it suitable for display… Includes eight minifigures: Captain Jack Sparrow, Henry, Carina, Lieutenant Lesaro, Captain Salazar, Officer Magda, Officer Santos and the Silent Mary Masthead.
If you didn’t see our rolling post of the 2017 New York Toy Fair, LEGO has revealed the two LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets that will be coming out for Spider-Man: Homecoming. The first set is the ATM Heist Battle (76082). It has 185 pieces and includes minifigures of two Bank Robbers, one wearing a Hulk mask and the other with a Captain America mask, and Spider-Man. This scene was seen in the trailer where one of the robbers have on Avengers masks. This set retails for $19.99.
The other set is called Beware the Vulture (76083). It has 375 pieces and includes minifigures of Vulture, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and a mystery character. It retails for $39.99.
At the 2017 New York Toy Fair, LEGO has revealed the Series 17 LEGO Collectible Minifigures. As you can see from the image above from The Brick Show, there are a lot of new characters as well as some rehashes. There are 16 in the wave to collect with one of them still a mystery.
The 2017 New York Toy Fair has kicked off and we’re teaming up with our friends at The Brick Show to bring you coverage of the event. There are a lot of summer 2017 LEGO sets being displayed on the show floor from a variety of LEGO themes.
I’ll keep updating as more images come in.
Brickset has a lot of clear box art images that The Brick Show has sent over.
As tradition before the opening of the New York Toy Fair, the Toy of the Year awards were given out by the Toy Industry Association and LEGO again has won awards for a couple of categories.
The first category that LEGO won in is Construction Toy of the Year which goes to the LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130).
Another award that LEGO won for tonight was for Specialty Toy of the Year which went to the LEGO Disney The Disney Castle (71040).
The last award that LEGO has won is the coveted Toy of the Year award which again went to the LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130).
In addition, former LEGO president Peter Eio was inducted to the Toy Industry Association Hall of Fame.