Back in June, there was an reported image that came out which showed a couple of the new Series 11 minifigures and it got people really excited for the latest addition to the Collectible Minifigures line. Series 11 (71002) has been released and the rush is on to get all of minfigures in the series. Like in previous series, each packet contains one minifigure and one leaflet and retails for $2.99 each.
The first minifigure in Series 11 is the Barbarian. For the torso, he wears a belt strap across the chest and a belt across the waist which both wraps around the back as well. His arms also have printing with one arm having a wrap and the other with a wristband. For his legs, the Barbarian wears a fur loincloth and fur boots. He has an angry look on his face that shows a 5 o’clock shadow. He has shoulder length black hair. The Barbarian has two swords as his accessories. The easiest way to look for the Barbarian is to feel for the two swords.
The Scarecrow is the next minifigure on the list. It has a lot going on and that’s not a bad thing. Its torso is very detailed patterned shirt with patches on both the front and the back. There are also straw printing sticking out from the shirt. Both arms are also printed. The legs are printed with the bottom of the shirt and a couple of patches. The face has a happy expression with button eyes and stitches throughout. It wears a brown straw hat with a black crow sitting on top. It has a brown pitchfork as its accessory. Feeling for the pitchfork and the crow is the easiest way to find the Scarecrow.
The Pretzel Girl looks very similar to a Bavarian girl which we misnamed it as when the news of Series 11 came out. She wears a green dirndl which is the traditional dress worn in Germany and also during the Oktoberfest festival. The Pretzel Girl also wears a green and white apron over her white pants/stockings. She has a very happy expression on her freckled face. Her hairpiece is blonde that is braided into two ponytails. Her accessory is obviously, a pretzel. The Pretzel Girl is a rare minifigure and the quickest way to find her is her hairpiece and the pretzel.
The Evil Mech from Series 11, is a welcome addition to go up against the Battle Mech from Series 9. It has a nicely detailed torso piece that shows off the mechanics of the suit. The sides of the arm are also printed with robotic printing. Its armor piece is pretty slick with a jet pack and bears the Blacktron symbol on the front. It has the same mold as the Battle Mech’s. The legs have some more of the green robotic printing. The head piece is most green with some red printing for the target visual markings. The helmet, like the armor, is the same mold as it’s rival but colored to the Evil Mech’s design. Its weapon is a ray gun created from a microphone and a neon green cone piece. Feel for the armor piece if you’re searching for the Evil Mech.
The Island Warrior is simple minifigure but he is a great addition to Series 11. His torso shows off some tribal printing on the pectorals as well as him wearing a tooth necklace and a strap going across the chest. His legs has some grass skirt printing on the front and the sides. He has an evil grin with some more tribal printing. The Island Warrior has the Islanders hairpiece which has a bone ton top. He wears a rubbery giant mask piece with some awesome detailing. His accessory is a brown spear. An easy way to find the Island Warrior is to feel for the long spear.
The sixth minifigure for Series 11 will be one that many people will enjoy and probably will make you crave one. The Gingerbread Man has cuteness written all over with it’s ginger brown torso and legs. Both the torso and legs have white decorative frosting printing and even the arms have some too. The head is just a circular piece which shows his happy smile. His accessory is a red mug that has the words “Dunk Me” displayed prominently. The Gingerbread Man is one of the easier minifigures to find in this Series. Just feel for his round head.
The festive Holiday Elf is great if you’re creating a Christmas MOC especially in the next few months. He wears a green outfit which is similar to what every elf wears. Obviously as an elf, he has the short green legs. The Holiday Elf has a goofy smile on his face and wears a green hat. There are elf ears that are attached to the hat. He comes with two gifts, a 2×2 red brick with a 2×2 printed gift wrap tile and a brown teddy bear. A couple of things stand out if you’re looking for the Holiday Elf. Feel for the 2×2 brick and the short feet.
We are halfway through the Series 11 minifigures and we’ve reached a character that is debatable if it exists in real life but in the LEGO universe, it does. That is the Yeti. It is mostly white with some blue fur on the torso and legs. The fur outline on the torso also shows it having a fairly big belly. The head piece is one large furry piece that goes over the torso. The back of the head piece shows off the many layers of fur of the Yeti. It was two teeth that protrude from the bottom of the mouth which gives it a scary expression when you first see it. However, it may have a gentle heart because of its blue popsicle accessory piece. The Yeti is another easy one to feel for. Search for the bulky headpiece and the popsicle.
The ninth minifigure in this series is the Mountain Climber. He has red mountain climbing gear for the front of the torso and the legs. He has a happy expression and wears a pair of climbing glasses. He also wears a red helmet. His accessories include a grey rope piece and and an pickaxe. The Mountain Climber is very abundant per box. Feel for his pickaxe and rope to find him.
The Welder wears some blue overalls over a long sleeve shirt and grey gloves. His face has the expression of a hard worker with it being a bit dirty and having a stubble. He has some pretty neat accessories including a welding helmet and a welding gun that attaches to a 1×1 orange cylinder that has a printed flammable symbol. If you’re looking for the Welder, feel for the slim torch piece and the helmet.
The second female in Series 11 is the Scientist. She wears your typical white lab coat with pen and badge printing as well as some blue gloves. Her legs have some pocket printing from the lab coat. Her face shows her wearing a pair of glasses and having a smile. The Scientist has some brown hair that is tied back into a ponytail. She comes with two Erlenmeyer flasks, one filled with a green liquid and the other with blue. Feel for the two flasks to find the Scientist.
The Saxophone Player is pretty much resembles John Belushi’s character from the Blues Brothers. The resemblance is uncanny with the the sunglasses and the mutton chops. He wears a black tuxedo with black pants and a fedora. His accessory is, of course, the saxophone. It is painted in a gold color and is highly detailed. If you’re looking for the Saxophone Player, feel for his saxophone and fedora.
The third female minifigure in this series is the Diner Waitress. Tara, as seen from her name tag, has a very retro look in her design with here dark yellow outfit. She also has blue apron print on her legs. Similar to a waitress back in the 1950s, she also has on some pink skates. The Diner Waitress is the only minifigure in Series 11 to have a double-sided head with a happy expression on one side and a disappointed/angry look on the other. Her accessories include a white serving plate, with a clear glass filled with three scoops of strawberry ice cream. She is also fairly hard to find. Feel for her small skates and the ice cream piece.
The fourth female minifigure is the Grandma. She is now able to join the Grandpa minifigure from Series 10. She wears a lavender colored sweater with red beads and light teal pants. The Grandma wears a pair of red glasses with a gentle smile and has curly grey hair. She has two accessories, a picnic basket and a little kitty cat. To find the Grandma, feel for the cat and the basket.
The Constable looks similar to what the constable look like in the United Kingdom. He wears a black uniform with his badge showing JCF and his collar showing 1337. He has a fairly grumpy expression with the strap from his custodian helmet going down his head. The helmet also has the badge from his uniform except for the lettering. His accessory is a brown baton. The Constable is pretty easy to find. Feel for his helmet and baton piece.
The Clockwork Robot from Series 6 now has a companion too in the Lady Robot. The mold of the female version is exactly the same as the male version with some slight printing differences such as eyelashes, pink blush, and hearts in the waist area. There are many distinct things you can feel for when searching for the Lady Robot including her head piece with the protruding eyes and the neck bracket.
The release of the minifigures at my local LEGO store created a mad rush with everyone quickly grabbing every one they could find trying to feel out the ones they are searching for. Firstly, I would like to thank my friend John for helping me find the ones I was missing as well as the Fashion Valley LEGO store staff of Miguel, Lupita, and Brian for breaking out new boxes when stock on the floor was low.
Overall, I absolutely love the design of all the minifigures in Series 11 with my favorites being the Scarecrow, Saxophone Player, the Gingerbread Man, and the Yeti. Collecting all the minifigures in this series will take a little longer now with each box having only two complete sets. The rarest minifigures in each box are the Scarecrow, Pretzel Girl, Island Warrior, Saxophone Player, Diner Waitress, and Grandma with only two showing up per box. LEGO, series after series, has continued to release minifigures that make collectors go gaga over and Series 11 isn’t an exception. If you’re a collector of this line, you’ll obviously be picking them up. If you’re a casual collector, there could be a few in this Series that you may strike your fancy. Which minifigure is your favorite out of Series 11?