LEGO has officially announced the character names of its latest LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027), via its social media channels. If you recall, LEGO gave us a glimpse of what to expect from Series 20 during this year’s New York Toy Fair, while third-party retailers gave us a closer lookat what to expect from this latest CMF line. Check out LEGO’s announcement via its Facebook page.
Additionally, reviews about the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 are starting to pour in showing us what to expect from each box, and how many of each minifig character can we expect from it. If you want to have an in-depth look at what this latest series has to offer, then you may want to refer to The Brothers Brick’s review.
Overall, there are 16 characters to collect for Series 20 with a total of 60 blind bags in a box with 3 to 5 copies of each character. Here’s a quick rundown of how this 10th-year commemorative CMF series is distributed.
As noted by TBB, the box distribution for LEGO CMF Series 20 (71027) is similar to what LEGO did with the LEGO Collectible Minifigures DC Superheroes (71026). So eventually, we can get three complete sets of Series 20 minifigures in a box of 60 blind bags, with several minifigs to spare or resell.
It also turns out that we can expect this series to arrive earlier than what I previously reported. The LEGO CMF Series 20 is slated to arrive on April 19, 2020, though it is still be seen whether LEGO brand stores will already be open by then considering The LEGO Group’s most recent announcement regarding its store closures due to COVID-19. Whatever is the case, we can still hopefully rely on LEGO Shop@Home for our purchases.
The LEGO VIP Rewards Center has been updated to include another monthly sweepstakes promo. Last January, we saw the return of the uber-exclusive LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure as it was raffled away to LEGO VIP members. And now, LEGO fans and collectors will be delighted to know that up for grabs this time will be another exclusive in the form of a limited-edition, LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure.
This exclusive LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure is exclusively signed by motion-capture artist and model Arti Shah, who doubled for Lupita Nyong’o in playing the role of the legendary pirate queen in The Force Awakens. Arti Shah also took on several roles in the Star Wars movie franchise which includes creature and Power Droid roles in The Last Jedi and Rogue One respectively.
This collectible LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure also comes in a UV acrylic case and is subsequently awarded by UK Graders(UKG) with the highest Gold Level grading. Here’s a brief description of it from the LEGO Rewards Center.
VIPs: Win a signed LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure
Enter the VIP competition! You could win a limited-edition Maz Kanata minifigure signed by Arti Shah, the motion capture double for actress Lupita Nyong’o. Awarded the highest ‘Gold’ level grading by UKG, this minifigure comes in a UV acrylic case. 50 points per entry. Sign in to the VIP Reward Centre to enter. Not a VIP? Join now and start earning points for future entries! Enter by 19/4.
Remember, you have until April 19, 2020 to join in this raffle, with only 50 VIP points needed per raffle entry and a maximum of 15 entries per LEGO VIP member. Be sure to visit the LEGO Rewards Center for more details.
After making their debut during last month’s New York Toy Fair, several official images of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) have now been shared online by authorized LEGO retailer, The Minifigure Store. LEGO is yet to officially list them via their online store, with these latest minifig collectibles slated to be released sometime in May.
From the looks of it, this latest CMF series will be introducing a bunch of new LEGO elements and pieces, including new costume pieces that most LEGO fans are looking forward to. Like those before it, most of the characters in this series will also feature two different minifigure head prints or expressions. There is no overarching theme for Series 20 though there is one character in particular that pays tribute to the Collectible Minifigures Series’ 10th year anniversary. The Green Brick Guy comes with a special 10th year commemorative tile which may prove to be popular among collectors.
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The New York Toy Fair 2020 is now happening at the Javits Center and as always, there are some cool reveals waiting to happen at the LEGO Booth this year. The Brothers Brick and German LEGO fan correspondent Andres Lehmann of Zusammengebaut are both at the floor of the International Toy Fair reporting the latest sets that are being unveiled at the LEGO Booth. And LEGO does not disappoint. The rumoredLEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) has now been officially revealed and we can now have a closer look at what to expect from this new CMF series. Check out the following images below.
This latest LEGO CMF series marks the theme’s 10th year anniversary and is slated to be released sometime in May.
This year marks another milestone for The LEGO Group, especially that it’s LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series is marking its 10th Year Anniversary. We know that the next wave of LEGO’s CMF is slated to be released in May of this year, considering that the LEGO Catalog for the first half of the year has teased it already. This time, Promobricks reports that the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) will be the next CMF line and will feature some character throwbacks to some of LEGO’s most loved themes.
Do take note that these are unofficial names for the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20, and are only based on how we can describe them. However, given that we’re just a couple of months away from Series 20’s official release in May, expect more information to come in during the next few weeks.
Other than a LEGO City-inspired minifig set, LEGO Ninjago is also getting another minifigure pack for 2020 and it looks like it will be a kind of shoutout to one of Ninjago’s previous seasons. The LEGO Ninjago Golden Zane Minifigure Accessory Set (40374) is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home and is slated to be released on March 1st as well.
This new minifigure set is inspired by Season 3 of LEGO Ninjago released back in 2014, and includes an exclusive Golden Zane minifig together with a trio of Nindroids. Though this particular season of Ninjago introduced us to our ninja’s mysterious golden power, it seems that only two of the main Ninjago characters – Lloyd (The Golden Dragon 70503 and 70666, Temple of Light 70505, LEGO Dimensions Lloyd Fun Pack 71239) and Kai (exclusive Bricktober 2017 Ninjago Minifigure Collection 5004938) – were given their official golden power minifigures. This latest minifigure offering now adds to a relatively rare collection of LEGO Ninjago Golden Power minifigs, so I would assume that this will be popular among collectors.
Read on for the full details of this new minifig set, and you may add this to your LEGO shopping wishlist so you won’t miss out on this one once it is available.
Dedicated NINJAGO® fans will love to recreate thrilling action scenes from season 3 of the TV series with this cool LEGO® Golden Zane Minifigure Accessory Set (40374). An exclusive minifigure to this set, Golden Zane can be used by kids to role-play battles against a dangerous army of Nindroids and a unique crawler vehicle in the digital world of Digiverse. Kids are guaranteed to be entertained for hours as they escape into this exciting fantasy realm.
Young builders with imaginative minds will be thrilled to create and play with this action-packed LEGO® Golden Zane Minifigure Accessory Set, featuring 4 minifigures and, exclusive to this set, a unique crawler vehicle.
The set contains a Golden Zane minifigure, a Nindroid with a cool backpack, and 2 fearsome Overlord warriors, each with a sword, so kids can stage exciting stories.
This is an ideal gift for kids aged 6 and up, who can combine it with their other NINJAGO® toys. There is no need for batteries and it comes with simple instructions to guide youngsters through the building process.
Promobricks is on the floor of the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany, and it seems that LEGO still has something up its sleeves even at the last of the International Toy Fair. As it turns out, there have been some adjustments at the LEGO Booth where several LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2020 sets have been put on display. Unfortunately, media representatives were not given the opportunity to see these sets first hand. But this did not prevent our friends to gather some info on what these new LEGO Harry Potter sets are all about.
As a word of caution, please bear in mind that these descriptions are based on non-media sources that managed to glimpse over those sets. So in this case, nothing is final until LEGO gives its official word. Here is the list of these set names, expected retail price and the minifigures included with them.
LEGO Harry Potter Room of Requirement (75966)
Price: 19.99 Euro | Minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger (with her Otter Patronus), Luna Lovegood (with Hare Patronus)
LEGO Harry Potter Forbidden Forest (75967)
Price: 29.99 Euro | Minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Dolores Umbridge, Two Centaurs (features a new horse base and torso, probably similar to the new mini leg part used for the minifig character of Hickory in LEGO Trolls World Tour Lonesome Flats Raft Adventure 41253). It also features a buildable Grawp, the giant and maternal half-brother of Hagrid.
LEGO Harry Potter Escape from Privet Drive (75968)
Price: 69.99 Euro | Minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Dobby, Vernon Dursley, Petunia Dursley, and Dudley Dursley. This set is practically a re-release of set 4728 from 2002,0 now with the inclusion of the first-ever Petunia and Dudley minifigures.
LEGO Harry Potter Astronomy Tower (75969)
Price: 99.99 Euro | Minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Horace Slughorn, and Lavender Brown.
Perhaps the highlight and the largest set in this new wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets, this one will include a second minifig rendition of Horace Slughhorn since he was introduced in 2018’s Bricktober LEGO Harry Potter Minifigure Collection (5005254). Lavender Brown’s entry as a minifigure is also a recent addition in LEGO Harry Potter sets.
LEGO Harry Potter Buildable Hedwig (75979)
Price: 39.99 Euro. This is the first time that LEGO will be offering a solely buildable figure set under the Harry Potter theme. If you recall, a similar set was offered by Target in 2018 as a sweepstakes prize for their 20th Anniversary Potter Event. However, unlike that of the buildable BB-8 (75187) and Yoda (75255), this buildable Hedwig from Harry Potter was not offered for retail. I just hope that at 39.99 Euro, this will somehow be close to what Target has offered to the winner back then.
LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2020 (75981)
It is not surprising that LEGO will continue the tradition of its Advent Calendars. However, what fans of these offerings may find a bit of a let-down is the apparent price increase of this set. From the previous price of 24.99 Euro, it is now expected to retail for 29.99 Euro instead.
LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028)
Price: 3.99 Euro/blind bag. It is now confirmed that the LEGO Harry Potter theme will now see its second CMF series following 2018’s Series 1 (71022). We can expect a release date of sometime in September this year, with the included Harry Potter minifigure characters still kept as a closely guarded secret.
So far this is what we know about the LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2020 sets that were said to be revealed at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. We’ll continue to update this page once more info comes in. Thanks again to Promobricks for the heads up.
Here’s something that will put a smile on Benny’s face. Amazon UK has listed a new LEGO book offering from DK Publishing and it comes with a freebie that LEGO fans of the classic Space genre will be raring to have. The LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition) will be released later this year with an exciting new minifig that most of us will love to have – an orange LEGO Classic Spaceman minifigure!
This new LEGO book chronicles the journey of the iconic LEGO minifigure, with an updated roster of the best minifigures around since 1978. Like most LEGO books released by DK, its quite obvious that the huge selling point of this upcoming book is the exclusive minifig that goes with it. Aside from having a cool reference material to the evolution of the LEGO minifig, this orange variant of the LEGO Classic Spaceman is a must-have for fans of the classic theme. If you already own the LEGO Movie2 Benny’s Space Squad (70841) set, then be sure to keep this DK offering under your radar. It will surely be a welcome gesture if LEGO will eventually consider re-releasing it’s Classic Space theme, similar to what they did with their 2015’s series of Pirates-inspired sets. But for now, other than Benny and his gang from the LEGO Movie 2, the closest that we currently have similar to this will be the LEGO City Space sets from last year.
Amazon UK is already accepting pre-orders as early as now, with the LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition) tagged at £30.00. I’ll provide you with updates once this book appears in US stores or at Amazon US. Here’s a quick blurb of this new LEGO book.
LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition)
Celebrate the epic journey of the LEGO® minifigure with this new edition – featuring an exclusive spaceman minifigure!
Why don’t minifigures have ears? Which minifigure has appeared in the most ever sets? Which minifigure has a wolf alter ego?
This updated edition highlights the best minifigures from every year since 1978. Starring more than 2,000 of the most popular and rare minifigures from the LEGO® Minifigure Series and themes including LEGO® NINJAGO®, THE LEGO® MOVIE™, LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® City, LEGO® Harry Potter™ and many more. Discover the evolution of minifigure design from past to present and explore their accessories and sets.
From divers, astronauts and vampires to Super Heroes, firefighters and movie characters, feast your eyes on the most awesome minifigures of every decade!
Disney+ has wrapped up the first season of its hit Star Wars series The Mandalorian, and now is the perfect time to show some LEGO love to the gunslingin’ galactic outcast that we all learned to admire. The show’s second season is still far off, and while we linger on some of the cliffhangers from the previous season, let’s take a look at what could probably be LEGO’s ultimate tribute to the most honorable warrior tribe of the Star Wars galaxy. And if you’re still pondering on whether or not to get the LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267), then read on and take a look at what this latest LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack has to offer.
Since the early release of the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) at LEGO Shop@Home’s UK portal a couple of days ago, the highly sought after minifigure pack is now on backorder status. I guess that says more than enough to the popularity of this set which is slated to be offered in the US come January 1st. The set comes in 102 pieces and is expected to retail in the US for 15 bucks.
When I first saw this pop up in the LEGO online store, my first reaction was just “wow”. I may not be a hardcore Star Wars fan myself, but seeing the level of love that LEGO designers poured out to this set immediately pulled some heartstrings. The set evoked the same admiration that I felt when I first saw the LEGO Movie 2 Benny’s Space Squad (70841), that it leaves little room for debate on whether or not I’m going to get it.
The Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) features four minifigure characters from the battle-torn warrior tribe and is the second set that is specifically tied-in to the Disney+ series following the LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Raider (75254). In fact, it is the first Battle Pack in the Star Wars theme to receive such a varied treatment. Needless to say, its a huge improvement from what LEGO offered back in 2011 with the LEGO Star Wars The Clone Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (7914), which featured minifigure characters of the same design. I will even dare say that apart from the Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack (75167), there is no other collection that features such a wide spectrum of characters in a single LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack. Moreover, the unique designs of each of the minifigure on the current iteration not only highlights the thoughtful creative process that went through them but also a careful retelling of the hardships that this battle-weary tribe has to endure.
If there is another thing that endears me to this set is the story that it conveys that superbly coincides with the events that transpired in the current Disney+ series. The designers are sensitive enough to include additional details in the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) that ensure the minifigures will be faithful in showing the tribe’s pursuit of establishing their once-proud clan. From the tribe’s battle-scarred armor brought about by their countless skirmishes with the remnants of the fallen empire to their attempts of establishing a name of their own through their customized armors, the varied colors of each minifigure also give a certain distinct personality for these minifigure characters. And if you will look closely, you’ll also notice that none of their individual designs are repeated. From their colors, helmet designs, and even their armors’ knicks and scratches, all of them are unique in their selves. This is what I really love about LEGO – the level of detail and the effort that they will go through in conveying the story behind these characters is really outstanding.
If there is one thing that I would like to see improved in this set is the fact the designers opted for stud-shooting blasters instead of the unique weapons that we saw them wield on Episode 3 of the series. I would love to see, for example, several heavy infantry minifigure accessories and that jetpack that the lead character eagerly wanted to have. Though the speeder bike is an above-average build for this type of set, the defense fort may need a bit of improvement. But considering the piece restrictions that the designers need to work with, then I guess its not such a big deal in the long run.
In conclusion, the LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) is a piece of LEGO Star Wars memorabilia that you certainly want to take hold of. Its current backorder status over at UK LEGO Shop@Home proves how much it is in demand. And with its upcoming North America release on January 1st, you need to be quick in making your purchases. However, you might be interested to know that our official storefront – The Brick Show Shop – is also featuring these LEGO Star Wars warrior minifigs, and much more. You may check them out by clicking on the following images below which will lead you directly to our store.
So what do you think about this set? Is this on the top of your “must-have” list for January 1? Let me know in the comments below.