LEGO has posted the official images of all the minifigures from Series 11 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures line. They will be available September 1st. LEGO has also updated their website with all the characters’ bios. Also I found something a little interesting on the Minifigures minisite. You’ll notice that Mr. Gold is on the turntable viewer and listed him in Series 11 but when you click on him, it will list him in Series 10. Will Mr. Gold be available in Series 11 packets as well or was it an error? If it is an error, better hurry and start searching through Series 10 packets before they’re off the shelves.
“Who needs a phone when you can yodel?”
Every morning, the Pretzel Girl dresses up in her traditional clothes and climbs up to the hills to practice her yodeling. She has to do it far away from her village, because her very impressive yodel can be heard for miles around and has been known to occasionally cause avalanches.
With the sheer volume and pitch-changes of her yodeling song, the Pretzel Girl shares all of the latest news with her fellow yodelers in distant towns, and they yodel right back with everything that’s going on with them. It might be easier to use a phone or e-mail, but somehow it just wouldn’t be as much fun!
The Saxophone Player is a Minifigure of few words. While others chatter away, he prefers to let his music do the talking for him. In the park, out on the street, or on stage at a nightclub, he picks up his saxophone and plays whatever thoughts and moods happen to be on his mind.
The Saxophone Player does not seek fame or fortune. He doesn’t record albums, and he doesn’t take requests. But if you stand quietly and listen to him play for a while, you might just start to understand what he’s saying…and you might learn a thing or two, too.
“Let me know if you see any birds around here!”
The Scarecrow takes his duty of keeping birds out of the farmer’s cornfield very seriously, and he tries his hardest to frighten them off whenever he sees one fly near. He thinks he’s the spookiest thing around, since no one has ever told him that with his smiling face and button eyes, he actually doesn’t look all that scary.
Although he can’t tell through his straw-stuffed noggin, the Scarecrow’s wide-brimmed old hat has become a favorite perch for a local crow. It always politely waits until he’s not looking before it swoops down to nab a snack, so as far as he can tell, he’s doing a perfect job!
I wonder what will happen if I put THIS together with THAT…”
The brilliant Scientist’s specialty is finding new and interesting ways to combine things together. She’ll spend all night in her lab analyzing how to connect bricks of different sizes and shapes (she won the coveted Nobrick Prize for her discovery of the theoretical System/DUPLO® Interface!), or how to mix two colors in one element.
Thanks to the Scientist’s tireless research, Minifigures that have misplaced their legs can now attach new pieces to let them swim like fish, slither like snakes, and stomp around like robots. Her studies of a certain outer dimension have even perfected a method for swapping body parts at will!
“Stand back. Things are gonna get hot.”
The Welder thrives on a good emergency. Give him a week to repair a broken deck plate and he’ll yawn and put off the work until tomorrow, but tell him that he has 45 seconds to fix a cracked pipe or the whole sewage system will blow, and he’ll jump into action and get it done just in the nick of time.
With a mask to shield his eyes from sparks and bright light, and heavy-duty overalls to protect the rest of him, the Welder sets to work with his welding torch in hand. As metal sizzles and the clock ticks down, his concentration never falters until the job is done, and done right. This is one Minifigure who can definitely take the heat!
“Yoo-hoo! Here I am!”
Once upon a time, the Yeti was barely more than a legend. Dwelling all alone up on his snowy mountaintop, he was rarely glimpsed by travelers, and those who did spot him were even less often believed. The Yeti himself was starting to think that he might just be a myth.
But that changed the day he looked himself up on the internet. Everyone seemed to be talking about him there, and they knew all about him – from his favorite foods to his foot size. He was famous! Now that he knows he’s a celebrity, the no-longer-shy Yeti is just waiting for crowds of new friends to arrive. He can’t wait to meet them!
“Don’t get in my way!”
There isn’t a monster, prison tower, or evil tyrant in the world that the Barbarian wouldn’t try to demolish. With powerful muscles from a life in the savage wilderness and a sword gripped in each hand, he smashes, bashes, and crashes his way through every obstacle in his path, no matter how tough or dangerous it may be.
People say that the Barbarian is utterly unstoppable, and they’re almost right. He doesn’t blink at ogres, trolls, or many-headed hydras, and he laughs in the faces of evil sorcerers and axe-wielding viziers. So what’s the one thing that gives this burly brawler pause? He’s terrible at spelling. That’s why he’s started spending his weekends at the library, practicing his reading!
“Stop in the name of the law!”
The Constable is an old-fashioned sort of policeman. He doesn’t use a fancy squad car or motorcycle. Instead, he patrols the cobbled streets on foot, twirling his baton as he walks his daily route. He knows every law by heart, he always keeps his uniform neat, and he only takes off his helmet in the presence of the Queen.
The Constable often works with the Detective on important cases. He may not be able to solve every crime mystery all on his own, but everyone appreciates his pluck and enthusiasm, not to mention his extraordinary ability to get lawbreakers to give up simply by giving them a good talking-to!
“Really? You’re sure that’s what you want?”
The Diner Waitress has a strong opinion about everything – the weather, today’s crossword puzzle, and especially the dishes that her customers order. If you want to eat what she thinks you should eat, then there’s no problem at all…but if you ask for the wrong thing, then up goes her eyebrow and you know you’re in trouble!
Oh, she’ll bring you your food promptly and courteously, even if you ask for peanut butter and jelly with gravy or roast chicken with a scoop of ice cream on top. But you’ll be able to tell by the way she looks at you as she rolls up on her skates that the Diner Waitress highly disapproves of your menu selection. Better leave a big tip!
“Kzzt! Mission accomplished.”
Built with antimatter microcircuits etched in the heart of a black hole and programmed by the top cyber-slicer of the sinister Blacktron space raiders, the Evil Mech is a dangerous force for interplanetary crime and chaos.
A cutting-edge nano-coating lets this robotic menace slip through force fields and scanner nets undetected, allowing it to steal, spy, or sabotage as its mission commands. The good news is that the Evil Mech is one of a kind…but if its design is ever duplicated, it could lead the way to a fearsome future generation that would make the galaxies tremble.
“Try and catch me!”
The Gingerbread Man is always trying to get people to chase him. Maybe someone added a little too much sugary molasses to the recipe when he was made, or maybe it’s just baked into his gingerbread nature, but he’s constantly running around town to show off how he’s the fastest thing on two icing-frosted feet.
It must be said that a big, round, flat head isn’t the most aerodynamic thing to have sitting on top of your shoulders when you’re sprinting at full speed. It’s nearly gotten the Gingerbread Man caught a few times. He’s tried turning it sideways, but then he can’t see where he’s going!
“You look chilly! Would you like some warm milk and cookies?”
You won’t find a sweeter lady in the whole wide LEGO® brick world than Grandma. Whether she is knitting on her porch rocking chair or baking a fresh apple pie, she’s always happy to hear about your day and show you a few photos from her family album.
And the stories those photos tell about the people she’s met and the places she’s traveled! In her long and adventure-filled life, Grandma has dug for treasure with Johnny Thunder, sailed around the world with the Fisherman, and even gone into space. But she says that the very best adventure of all…is being a Grandma!
“It’s always a holiday somewhere!”
Some elves might spend all of their time getting ready for just one or two special days a year, but that isn’t enough for the festive Holiday Elf. He thinks that every day should be a holiday, and it’s his job to work extra hard in order to make sure that everybody has a good one!
The Holiday Elf knows how to make any kind of toy in the world, whether classic or brand-new. He can wrap a gift so quickly that it seems like magic, and he does it all with a cheerful smile. If you’ve ever gotten a present and you weren’t quite sure why, it was probably this little fellow making sure your every-day holiday was happy and bright!
“Go away now!”
The Island Warrior keeps vigilant watch over the forbidden cove of his enchanted island home. When he spots a ship sailing near, whether it flies the skull-and-crossbones or the flag of the Imperial navy, he puts on his carved wooden mask and gets ready to drive off any un-neighborly visitors.
Fortunately, he’s well prepared thanks to his friends. With a knowledge of traps learned from the Forest Maiden, lessons in stealth from the Elf, and the Leprechaun’s book full of pranks, the Island Warrior has everything he needs to send any pesky plunderers who try to invade his island packing!
“Par-ty par-ty par-ty!”
The Lady Robot was originally built to be a toy, just like the Clockwork Robot. But as soon as her cogs and gears sprang to life, it was clear that there was something that she liked even more – and that’s PARTYING!
Nobody else can party like the Lady Robot. She never gets tired or runs out of energy, and thanks to her new and improved self-winding key, she can dance to the music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. She’s even got a built-in karaoke machine. Some day she might decide she’s ready to stop partying…but not yet!
“No cliff too steep, no peak too high!”
The Mountain Climber doesn’t just like to climb – he’s also a highly-trained and skilled rescue worker! If anybody gets stuck on a mountainside, he’s the one who gets called in. Whether he’s rappelling down from a helicopter in high winds or scaling up a snowy slope with medical supplies, he never gives up and he never loses hope.
And it’s not just his fellow citizens that he helps, either. In his years of experience, the Mountain Climber has rescued stranded mountain goats, birds that have gotten lost in mid-migration, and even the Yeti once when a particularly loud yodel buried the creature in snow. After all that hard work, he’s always got hot chocolate and soup waiting for him when the rescue’s done!