The Series 9 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71000) were officially released in January 2013. Like all the previous series, there are 16 minifigures in the set. They come in grey packaging and retails for $2.99 each. When the minfigures were shown in teaser images by LEGO last year, I was really excited for the Series 9 minifigures to be released.
If you got the Galaxy Patrol minifigure from Series 7, now you have a enemy for them, the Alien Avenger. It has mostly grey uniform printing for both the torso and legs. If you look closely, you can see the word “SHAMI” printed on the upper torso. The head and the arms are bright lime green. It’s helmet and armor piece are the same as the Galaxy Patrol’s except that it’s in grey. The Alien Avenger’s accessory is a black blaster that we’ve seen before. I’m sure that this minifigure will be a popular one for people to build an army with, especially if you already have a Galaxy Patrol army.
One of the minifigures from Series 9 that I really wanted was the Battle Mech. It’s main color scheme is orange and white. The helmet is very nicely designed and looks much like the mechs from the Gundam series. The armor piece is same ones that the Green and Orange Robot Sidekicks wear in the Galaxy Squad theme. No doubt that the Battle Mech will be a popular minifigure as well.
Chicken Suit Guy
LEGO has continued their line of minifigures dressed in animal costumes with the Chicken Suit Guy. He joins the Gorilla Suit Guy from Series 3, the Lizard Man from Series 5, and the Bunny Suit Guy from Series 7. The torso is all white and can be reversed. The arms are shaped as wings and are new pieces. The legs have some white feathers and the feet have claw printing. The head piece is the head of a rooster.
The Cyclops is another minifigure that I was pretty excited to get. It’s mostly green and wears a brownish belt and tattered blue pants. The head mold is nicely made and it has a double sided face with one side with a fully open eye and the other is half-opened. It’s accessory is a grey club.
The Forest Maiden is a minifigure that could be popular and can be including in many set including the older Forestman theme and maybe the Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit themes as an Elvan Warrior. She wears a dark green dress. Her hair is a new rubbery piece and not the hard kind. Her accessories include a longbow and a shield with an emblem of a tree.
The Fortune Teller is dressed similar to what Gypsies wear. She wears a dark red dress with a purple bandana on her head. She has long black hair and her face has a concerned look. Her accessories include The Tower and The Sun tarot cards.
Another minifigure that can fit in to many different LEGO themes is the Heroic Knight. If you have the Evil Knight from Series 7, you can now have his rival. He is dressed in grey armor and his shield references the Crown Knights which means that the Heroic Knight could be a part of the faction. His sword is a brand new piece.
When you first look at the Hollywood Starlet, you can probably tell that she looks like another famous starlet, Marylin Monroe. She wears a light turquoise gown that have silver circles that resemble gems on the dress. She also has a necklace printing on top of the torso. The new hairpiece is a short, curly blonde piece. Her accessory is a golden minifigure trophy that resembles the Oscar trophy.
This is the first-ever Judge minifigure that LEGO has released. This would be a great minifigure to add to your LEGO City collection. The Judge’s outfit is a red and looks like what you see judges wear. The robe is all red and covers most of the torso and legs. The Judge wears a white wig and has a new hammer piece as his accessory.
The Mermaid sports a clam shell bikini top with a necklace on the torso. The leg piece is a blue mermaid tail piece. Her hair piece is similar to Elizabeth Swann’s and Syrena’s from the Pirates of the Caribbean them except that it’s blonde. She has a starfish as her accessory. Could the Mermaid be a relative to the Ocean King from Series 7?
Mr. Good and Evil
When Mr. Good and Evil was first announced, people were excited for this minifigure. He most resembles Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The suit that he wears is very nicely detailed. One side of the suit along with the face is normal while the other side of the suit is tattered and torn and his face is sand green with an evil smile. The top hat has also shown some wear. His accessory includes a purple serum or potion that he uses to suppress the evil inside him but it also changes him into Mr. Evil.
The Plumber is another new minifigure that’s introduced that may be able to fit in LEGO City or other LEGO Town sets. He wears a blue pair of suspenders over a white sweater. He has a plunger as an accessory and according to the character description, he has named it Plungey.
One of the newest minifigures to join the force is the Policeman. His uniform and hat is navy blue, much like the stereotypical policeman. It’s design is one of the best police uniforms I’ve seen in any minifigure. His accessories include a pair of handcuffs and and a police badge which shows his badge number to be 2101.
Roller Derby Girl
The Roller Derby Girl wears a red shirt with blue pants. The shirt shows that she’s number 47 in the competition. There is also elbow and knee pad printing. Her helmet has a red star right in the middle. One of the neat things with the Roller Derby Girl is her one-stud skates. They fit perfectly under her feet and also can connect to other studs as well.
The Roman Emperor shares a resemblance to Julius Caesar. He wears a nice looking reddish-brown toga. His face shows some of his wrinkles which makes him an older gentleman. His hair piece is white and has him wearing a golden wreath. His accessory is a scroll that reads “Veni, Vidi, Vici” in Latin means “I came, I saw, I conquered” which was written by Caesar in 47 BC.
The final minifigure of the Series 9 LEGO Collectible Minifigures is the Waiter. He wears a black tuxedo with some white gloves for his hands. He has a swirly mustache and the Computer Programmer’s hair piece. He carries a serving tray with a grape flavored wine.
Overall, I, along with many LEGO fans, were excited to be getting the minifigures that were teased. All the minifigures in the set were spot on. There really wasn’t one that I didn’t like. My favorite ones were the Battle Mech, Chicken Suit Guy, Cyclops, and Mr. Good and Evil. There were also five female minifigures in Series 9 and that continues a tradition of five females in a set beginning since Series 6. There were also some changes with this Series, mainly with the minifigure distribution. You now only get two full sets in a full, unopened retail box instead of the usual three from previous series. This makes it harder for collectors to complete their sets, which drives high prices for some minifigures on the secondary market. Before we also reported that there would be a smaller 30 packet box for Series 9, but that will not happen until the Series 10 minifigures.
I’d like to thank John, a fellow LEGO fan in my city, for helping me find quite a few of the minifigures. I really appreciate his assistance. Hopefully you are able to to find the minifigures you want in Series 9. Good luck!