Back in November, The LEGO Movie Collectible Minifigures (71004) were revealed. People in the LEGO community were excited to see the next minifigures in the theme. Contraray to what we thought before, these minifigures are not Series 12 but a subtheme of the Collectible Minifigures line. Each packet goes for $2.99 each.
Before I start on the review, I would like to thank Genevieve for giving me a heads up that they were in stock at the LEGO Store and the LEGO store staff (Charlene, Oliver, Miguel) for allowing us to take over the Pick-A-Brick table to feel them out. I would also like to thank my friend John and his lovely family for helping me out feeling for the minifigures. Now that the formalities are out of the way, let’s begin shall we?
The first minifigure in this wave is the Calamity Drone. She is a robot that most likely works for Lord Business. She wears a red western-style dress with a sloped brick as the lower part of the dress. The arms and hands are robot grey. The head is also grey with her having makeup printing. She has a hat piece that attaches to the yellow hairpiece which gives it a slanted look. Her other accessory is a brown musket. Her name of Calamity Drone is a play on words of American frontierswoman Calamity Jane. She comes two in a case and the easiest way to feel for her is large dress piece and musket.
President Business is the main antagonist of the movie and is voiced by Will Ferrell. He is the President of Octan and is very fond of Taco Tuesdays. The minifigure wears a grey suit with a red tie. He has a double-sided head with a stern look on one side and a very angry look on the other. He also has a pretty bushy unibrow. His hairpiece has a blocky shape with a majority of it reddish brown and the rest tan. His accessory is a red Octan cup/mug. President Business comes six in a case and to find him, just feel for the hairpiece and the cup.
Hard Hat Emmet
Emmet is the main protagonist and is voiced by Chris Pratt. He will become the Master Builder that save the world. Emmet wears a typical orange construction outfit and he has his name on the name tag printed on the legs. He has a double-sided head with a crooked smile on one side and a full on laugh on the other. He wears a red hard hat which also has some brown hair on the sides and the back. His accessory is a yellow 1×2 printed tile that show a group of people and someone ends up getting eaten by a shark. Not sure what this means at this time but the movie will probably explain it. There are six Emmet minifigures in a case and the way to feel for him is the 1×2 tile and the hard hat. Be careful when searching for him because the Scribble-Face Bad Cop also has a 1×2 tile. The hard hat is a confimation that you’ve found Emmet.
Wild West Wyldstyle
Wyldstyle is Emmet’s love interest and is voiced by Elizabeth Banks. This version of Wyldstyle has her also in a western-style dress with the sloped brick as the dress. There is also skull printing as her necklace. She has a smirky expression with pink lipstick on her frekled face. She comes with her signature colored hairstyle. Her accessory is a black fan. There are four of this version of Wyldstyle in a case. To search for her, feel for the sloped dress brick and the fan.
The Abraham Lincoln minifigure is I believe the first minifigure to be based on a real-life person. He was the 16th President of the United States and he appears on the penny and the $5 bill. Lincoln accomplished many things during his Presidency including signing the Emancipation Proclamation to abolish slavery and pushed to pass the 13th Amendment to permanently outlaw slavery in the United States. The minifigure is a great representation of Lincoln with the stovepipe hat and beard piece. His accessory is a printed tile of the Gettysburg Address. The tile reads, “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Abraham Lincoln comes four in a case and is very easy found. His top hat is the only thing you really need to feel for.
The typical “cat-lady” makes her appearance as a Collectible Minifigure. Mrs. Scratchen-Post has everything you would find a cat-lady to have: a cat, a cat sweater, glasses, and cat hair all over her clothes. There’s even fanny pack printing on her sweater to accentuate her look. A few more cats included would’ve been perfect for her. I’m not sure what Mrs. Scratchen-Post’s role will be in The LEGO Movie but I’m pretty sure she’ll have more than one cat. She is one of the harder minifigures to find since only two come in a case. The easiest way to look for her is to feel for the cat.
Scribble-Face Bad Cop
Scribble-Face Bad Cop has your quintessential no-nonsense motorcycle cop look. He works for Lord Business and is voiced by Liam Neeson. He has a double-sided head, one with a not-so-happy face with Aviator sunglasses and the other is drawn on happy face. His accessories include a 1×2 Apple-ish smartphone tile with an Octan app and handcuffs. He can also double up as the T-1000 from Terminator 2. There are six Scribble-Face Bad Cops in a case and the best way to find him is to feel for the handcuffs and the 1×2 tile.
William Shakespeare is now the second real-life person to be immortalized as a LEGO minifigure. He was a 16th century English poet and playwright whose work is still popular today. He wears a red outfit with neck ruff that represents clothes worn during his time period. He comes with a new bald headpiece with hair on the sides and the back. His accessories include a feather quill and a 2×2 printed tile which says, “To build or not to build.” This is obviously a pun of Hamlet’s “To be or not to be.” William Shakespeare is another minifigure that could be hard to find since there are only two in a case. Things to feel for when searching for him are the neck ruff, 2×2 tile, and maybe the quill.
Gail the Construction Worker
I’m going to venture a guess that Gail works with Emmet. She is the first LEGO construction worker minifigure that is female. Her orange safety vest is different from Emmet’s and she also wears a tool belt with pliers and a screwdriver. Her frekled face is a bit dirty from all the work she’s doing. Her lipstick isn’t even smeared! Like Emmet, she also wears a red hard hat with her brown ponytail coming out from the back. Gail’s accessory is a jackhammer. She only comes two in a case so if you’re searching for her, try feeling for the jackhammer.
Larry the Barista
When I first saw Larry, I knew that this minifigure would be one that people would be glad to have. In the trailer for the movie, he charges Emmet $37 for a cup of coffee. He wears a brown apron with his name tag, pens, and tickets for taking orders. The legs also has some of the brown apron printing. He has a beard that is growing in and has a sort of a disgruntled expression. Larry has some pretty long shaggy brown hair. His accessory is a coffee cup mold with a coffee printing on it. I’m sure that many people will be buying these cups in bulk when they become more widely available. There are four Larrys’s in a case so he’s fairly easy to find. The coffee cup is the easiest thing to feel for when looking for him.
Velma Staplebot is another robot working for President Business. She wears an orange outfit and most likely works at the Octan office. Her head has some printing of a microphone. She also wears a lipstick and there’s even a mole birthmark on one side of her cheek. Velma has a light brown beehive-type hair. Her accessory is a 2×2 printed tile clipboard that reads, “Super Secret Plan: Taco Tuesday.” There are only two Velma Staplebot per case and the way to find her is to feel for both the 2×2 tile and the hair.
Taco Tuesday Guy
We’re not sure what impact Taco Tuesday Guy will have in The LEGO Movie but he’ll have something to do with President Business’ Super Secret Plan as seen from Velma Staplebot’s clipboard. He is similar to the mariachi found in Series 2 but with updated printing. He has a plain green torso with red arms. There are two cloth pieces that create the poncho. He has a happy expression while winking. The sombrero that he wears has also been updated with new printing. His accessory is a printed taco dish with two yellow 1×1 tiles to represent the tacos. There are four Taco Tuesday Guys in a case so you can possibly make a whole restaurant full of these guys. Search for the sombrero or the taco ish to find him.
“Where Are My Pants?” Guy
There’s no details yet on what his role in the movie is but it might have to do with a TV show because the logo can be seen in the Lord Business’ Evil Lair (70809) set. “Where are my Pants” could be a game show of some sorts and he might be a contestant. He wears a blue Hawaiian flower shirt and no pants. He also comes with a second pair of legs that are his pants. He seems to be pretty happy considering that he originally has no pants. Finally, he a has an Elvis hairstyle. He is the first minifigure to come with two sets of legs. There are four of these guys in a case and you can find him by feeling for both of the legs.
Wiley Fusebot is possibly another one of President Business’ robot minions. He has a very outdoor-sy look on both his torso and legs and may be a hunter searching for the heroes. Wiley is missing some robot teeth and has “grown” a cool looking brown beard. In addition to his outdoors look, he is even wearing a coonskin cap similar to the ones that Davy Crockett wore. His accessories include a revolver and some dynamite. There are four Wiley Fusebots in a case. To search for him, feel for the fuse part of the dynamite and the raccoon hat.
The Panda Guy is my favorite character of The LEGO Movie Collectible Minifigures. He joins a long list of minifigures who are dressed in a animal costume joining the Gorilla Suit Guy from Series 3, the Lizard Man from Series 5, the Bunny Suit Guy from Series 7, the Chicken Suit Guy from Series 9, and the Bumblebee Girl from Series 10. On the back of the torso has the zipper printing for the suit. Under the giant panda head is a guy sweating. His accessory is a stuffed panda. There are six Panda Guys in a case and that might be a good thing because many kids were wanting one while I was at the store feeling out the minifigures. The easiest way to find him is to feel for the panda head and the little panda.
Marsha Queen of the Mermaids
The final minifigure in The LEGO Movie Collectible Minifigure series is Marsha Queen of the Mermaids. If she is the Queen, the Ocean King from Series 7 could be her husband and the Mermaid from Series 9 could be her daughter. Marsha wears clamshell bra on the torso and has a purple tail with scale printing. She wears waterproof makeup because her eye shadow and lipstick isn’t rubbing off even when she’s in water 99.9% of the time. She has some bright light blue hair with a starfish and kelp printing on it. Her accessories include a pink gem and a white clamshell. She could be hard to find since there are only two of her in a case. To find Marsha, just feel for the large mermaid tail.
Overall, The LEGO Movie Collectible Minifigures (71004) is a great addition to the minifigures line. There are a variety of different characters that are all over the place that you can collect from the Panda Guy to the Taco Tuesday Guy to Abraham Lincoln. This set of minifigs also has the most number of female minifigures in a single series with six. Although all the characters are tied into the movie, in theory you could possibly build an army with some of the minifigures such as a construction crew with Emmet and Gail, a panda army to take over the world, or a team of motorcycle cops. There are also a lot of parts and accessories that you can reuse in other themes like the different hairpieces, coonskin cap, and coffee cup. I highly recommend picking them up in preparation for the movie release. Happy hunting!