The month of May is still not over and it looks like the latest LEGO CMF series is having a huge following already. So much so that stocks for the LEGO Muppets Minifigures have proven to be quite elusive, even over at LEGO.com.
As you may already know, this latest series of Collectible Minifigures from LEGO pays tribute to Jim Henson’s Muppet Show, with 12 characters from the hit 70s TV show finally given the LEGO CMF treatment. Those who grew up in the late 70s and 80s surely understand the nostalgic value that these characters have, and is a great way to celebrate the life and legacy of their creator, Jim Henson. And coupled with another similarly inspired set in the form of the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street, these collectibles certainly bring back fond childhood memories.
Check Out The LEGO Muppets Minifigures Over at The Brick Show Shop
In case you’re looking forward to bringing home these latest LEGO Muppets Minifigures (71033), then here’s your chance to get them without taking your chances feeling your way through each blind bag. The Brick Show Shop now offers these latest CMF series unsealed so you can choose which minifig you specifically want. You may click on the following links below to see more about each LEGO Muppets character. Please take note that because of the relatively high demand for these collectible minifigures, you might see an out-of-stock message for some of them. But be rest assured that we’re replenishing them as fast as you can say “hi-ho!”
Remember to subscribe to The Brick Show Shop to get real-time stocks alert once these minifigures are available once again. And in case you’re interested, TBS Shop also lists some of the most recent, and even hard-to-find LEGO Collectible Minifigures that you may have missed previously. Be sure to browse our store and see which one you need to add to complete your collection.
Collectors will never be unexcited by a new batch of LEGO Collectible Minifigures (CMFs). Beyond just populating LEGO play-sets, the minifigs themselves can show lots of character, especially if they’re part of a theme. Case in point, CMF aficionados have been on tenterhooks waiting for the LEGO Muppets Collectible Minifigures (71033). We’ve caught wind of rumors to that effect in October last year. The sweet roster of Muppet characters to be depicted there was too good to pass up. And now, LEGO has definitively confirmed its latest collectible minifigure series with an official product listing.
LEGO.com finally listed the new LEGO The Muppets Minifigures (71033), and “finally” needs to be stressed, given that other stores and online retailers have been offering the batch for weeks now. Such as what we’re offering right now at our storefront, The Brick Show Shop.
LEGO Muppets Collectible Minifigures 71033 Available at The Brick Show Shop
And even then, LEGO isn’t “officially” launching the new CMFs until the first of May. It’s up to collectors if they’re willing to wait or not. The LEGO Muppet CMFs look as awesome as advertised, with all those unique Muppet-accurate heads. Check these out.
And in case you want to take a look, we have these minifigures versions from The Muppet Show available over at The Brick Show. I’ve updated the links below in case you want to bring home any of the specific characters in these series and save yourself time in feeling each blind bag.
And here’s a brief sampling from the official product blurb:
LEGO Muppets Collectible Minifigures (71033)
Age 5+ | 7 pieces | 1 minifigure per pack | $4.99 each | Coming May 1
Each finely crafted, highly detailed LEGO minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag with one or more accessories and a collector’s leaflet, making a great little gift that will put a smile on anyone’s face.
- Unexpected characters – Encourage endless play with these cool LEGO® Minifigures The Muppets (71033) bags. A nostalgic surprise treat for kids and fans of any age
- Collectible fun in a bag – 1 of 12 buildable Disney’s The Muppets characters to discover, plus one or more accessories and a collector’s leaflet. A fun addition to any collection
Back in 2020, LEGO Star Wars released a set said to be the most fan-requested at the time. It was a set depicting the Clone War-era 501st Legion Clone Troopers (75280). It featured four Republic Clone Troopers with two of their vehicles, squaring off against two Separatist Battle Droids. The 501st Legion happens to share its number-name with the global “Star Wars” fan club/organization of Imperial Stormtrooper/variant enactors. That would explain the fan appeal somewhat. Clone Trooper minifigures in 501st colors are also uncommon enough. But now, those looking for 501st Clones beyond just buying set 75280 may have an alternative from Europe’s LEGO magazines.
According to Brick Fanatics, Clone Trooper minifig collectors must mark the March 2022 issue of UK-Europe’s “LEGO Star Wars Magazine.” Issue 81 of this official LEGO publication by Immediate Media will include a 501st Legion Clone Trooper minifigure. It’s the same minifig as included in the Clone Troopers set (75280) two years ago. If the £24.99/€29.99 asking price of the set is too much for UK/European collectors, the magazine’s somewhat cheaper. Three copies of the upcoming March issue (£4.25/€4.50) would run to only £12.75/€13.50. True, you miss out on the set’s vehicles (and one Clone Jet Trooper). but if you only need the minifigures then it’s fair enough come March.
Immediate Media publishes official LEGO magazines monthly in UK and Europe. The latter gets new issues a month ahead of the UK. So the March issue of “LEGO Star Wars Magazine” in the UK actually releases February in European newsstands. The current UK issue has a free Imperial Snowtrooper. Meanwhile the current release in Europe includes a micro-Millennium Falcon build.
Way back in October, we got wind of one of the earliest 2022 LEGO set rumors in CMF form. This was the LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 22, numbered 71032. This CMF batch follows a LEGO Marvel Series (71031) and consists of LEGO-original minifig characters. We at The Brick Show got our first details on this LEGO CMF series from Germany’s Promobricks. Understandably, some of the names they gave for the included characters got translated differently from the official English designations. Thankfully, CMF Series 22 (71032) is now officially listed on LEGO.com so we know their names. Let’s go over them, with accompanying pictures and all, thanks to The Brick Fan:
- Moon warrior Night Protector
- Girl in raccoon costume Raccoon Costume Fan
- Man with racing wheelchair Wheelchair Racer
- Insect alien Space Creature
- Woman in chili costume Chili Costume Fan
- Snow warrior Snow Guardian
- Figure skater Figure Skating Champion
- Girl with foal Horse and Groom
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 22 (71032) launches on January 1 (as usual), at $4.99 per polybag. A full 71032 box might also contain 36 minifigs, as is the usual amount.
LEGO visual encyclopedias produced by UK publisher DK tend to release new editions every few years. That’s only natural. LEGO constantly releases new sets and minifigure characters that need referencing sooner or later. So why bother buying new volumes of the technically the same LEGO books? How about the exclusive minifigs you get from the cover? In the case of DK’s LEGO DC Visual Dictionary/Character Encyclopedia, their exclusives tend to be uncommon DC characters. Said characters tend to be variants of well-established DC superheroes. The upcoming LEGO DC Character Encyclopedia – New Edition is no exception. What a deep comic-book cut their exclusive cover minifigure is.
According to Brick Fanatics, buyers of the new LEGO DC Character Encyclopedia from DK can get a rare Val-Zod minifig. In simple terms, Val-Zod is Superman in DC Comics’ Earth-2 continuity. For a more detailed explanation, this is Earth-2 as established in DC’s “New 52” franchise revamp/”reboot” in 2011. Val-Zod is another Kryptonian survivor: an orphan cared for by Jor-El and a friend of Kara Zor-El (Supergirl). He is of the same family as classic Superman foe General Zod, but explaining that will take too much time. But don’t worry. Val-Zod earned being called Superman.
The minifigure’s design capture’s Val-Zod’s most iconic looks as bearer of the Superman title in his Earth-2 continuity. One reason for him getting a LEGO minifig might be early franchise promotion. You see, HBO Max is developing a streaming series about Val-Zod. As for the LEGO DC Character Encyclopedia – New Edition, it’s priced at $21.99 and due to release in May next year. Amazon preorders are now available.
Trying to guess what LEGO stuff to expect next year, can be rather fun. That goes double for when you at least know the product number, and just speculate on the contents. Last week we touched on the rumors regarding LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 22 (71032). These contain original LEGO minifig characters, but the licensed-IP series are great too. This year we had such neat batches like Looney Tunes and Marvel (from Disney+ MCU series). It should just be the right time for rumors regarding a licensed-IP CMF series to surface. Kind of like this one courtesy of Brick Fanatics.
Speculation on a possible LEGO Muppets collectible minifigure series have been circulating since September. Now however, the alleged CMF series just got its possible product number – 71033. Yep, that immediately follows the original-LEGO CMF series 22 (71032). LEGO’s supposed to release the Muppets minifig series on May 2022. They’re supposed to have the same price-per-minifig as Looney Tunes (71030) and Marvel (71031). But which Muppet characters make the CMF cut? We got this rumored list:
- Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
- Fozzie Bear
- Kermit the Frog
- Miss Piggy
- Rowlf the Dog
- Swedish Chef
There you have it: the 12 minifigs for the alleged LEGO Muppets CMF (71032). Note that the information provided are just rumors, to be taken with that grain of salt until LEGO speaks up.
In addition to the brick sets themselves, just as essential to the LEGO experience are the minifigures. While minifigs included in sets are great, collectible ones are even more so. They tend to come in grouped series following themes or licensed IPs. Most recently we got a LEGO Marvel series (71031) depicting characters from the MCU. They served as neat extras to series already aired (“WandaVision”) and whetted appetites for “Loki” and “What If…?” Moving on from Marvel, we have a new LEGO CMF series coming, allegedly by next year.
German LEGO news source Promobricks.de dropped the first info on LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 22 (71032). Now, even if this CMF series is spot on, we have no idea what minifig characters will be included. To that, Promobricks gives us this rough description of the 12 minifigs that come in the set. Take them with the customary grain of salt:
- Moon warrior
- Girl in raccoon costume
- Forest spirit
- Man with racing wheelchair
- Insect alien
- Woman in chilli costume
- Snow warrior
- Figure skater
Now those sound like very far-out personas even for LEGO CMFs. But there are three minifigs of the Series 22 (71032) that are designated as “new molds.”
- Girl with foal
We’re supposed to expect the LEGO CMF Series 22 (71032) on the first day of the New Year. Note that we’ll have to wait until LEGO confirms the above to know for sure if it’s rumor or not. Still, they do sound like interesting collectibles.
Hey, it’s been a while since we did a piece on those many wonderful LEGO books from DK Publishing. Nowadays they might be available online in digital format, but it’s the hardcopy editions that are sought after more. After all, it’s just like LEGO and DK to stick a collectible minifigure in them. If you’re a LEGO bibliophile and enjoy getting their DK-published books, keep an eye out in 2022. There’s another volume chronicling LEGO CMFs coming out then. And true to form, it’s got an exclusive collectible minifig included.
From authors Helen Murray and Julia March, LEGO and DK are introducing “Meet the Minifigures.” It’s a visual-heavy encyclopedia on LEGO collectible minifigs. That means you can expect great trivia, anecdotes, jokes, and play suggestions illustrated by vivid photos across 128 pages. And yes, let’s not forget the included exclusive CMF: Rock Star. Boy, he certainly does look the part: long hair, face-paint, skull shirt, lightning-bolt pants, and microphone stand. While the book isn’t due out until June 14 next year, it’s already available for pre-orders on Amazon. Really, who can say no to another DK book with sweet CMF?
Check out the Amazon listing blurb below:
Meet the coolest, funniest, and quirkiest LEGO® Minifigures!
Discover fun facts, jokes, and play ideas, and build inspiration from your favorite collectible minifigures.
- Take on a LEGO speed-building challenge with Race Car Guy.
- Find out Party Clown’s funniest joke.
- Build a LEGO underwater creature with Sea Rescuer.
- Learn a fun real-world fact about the number of pizzas eaten per second from Pizza Costume Guy.
And much more!
Comes with an exclusive collectible LEGO Minifigure.
©2021 The LEGO Group.
September 1 saw the expected release of multiple LEGO sets and extras. Among them is LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios (71031), a new series of 12 minifigs of characters from the MCU. Specifically, they hail from the live-action limited series and animated anthology What If available on Disney+ streaming. Each LEGO Minifigures 71031 foil pack gives you a shot at getting Variant Loki from Loki, Scarlet Witch from WandaVision, T’Challa Star-Lord from What If, and more. But if you’re got little patience for scouring single minifig packs then LEGO has an alternative approach for you – the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Marvel Studios 6-Pack (66678).
Why bother opening multiple bags for one character at a time, when you can shoot for six? Check out LEGO Collectible Minifigures Marvel Studios 6-Pack (66678), now listed at Shop@Home. Every 6-Pack of 66678 contains six 71031 minifigures. It’s worth $29.94 or exactly six $4.99 LEGO minifig bags. How’s that for great convenience?
Grouping single bags of LEGO minifigures in a series isn’t exactly new. In a way that’s quite helpful for collectors. If there are any catches then they would be these two snags. Number 1: buying on Shop@Home will limit the quantity of LEGO Marvel Studios 6-Pack (66678) to three per household. That’s 18 chances to collect 12 characters. Number 2: as of this writing, both the 6-pack and the individual 71031 minifigure bags are sold out at Shop@Home (in the US at least). Hopefully, they’ll restock soon; these items are new after all. Online shoppers just need only wait some more.
Now that LEGO has made it official, LEGO Marvel fans can now have a closer look at the latest LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031) before they arrive in stores and online in September. Here are some close-up images of these 12 MCU characters in their LEGO minifigure forms. From what we can also read from the series’ official product description, it seems that LEGO has also revealed some of these characters’ official names especially those that will be featured in the upcoming Disney+ What If…? series. I’ll be referring to these official names in the list below.
I’ll try to keep my personal opinions at a minimum since I don’t want to make this sound like a lengthy review. But just to point out, and similar to what LEGO offered in the LEGO DC Comics CMF (71026), each LEGO Marvel minifigure will also include the angled bar element for a more dynamic minifigure pose.
Frankly, I want to hear more about your personal thoughts on this new CMF series so feel free to drop in your comments below. You can also join in the discussion via our official Facebook page where I will share this article as well. Lastly, don’t forget to add this CMF to your wishlist over at LEGO Shop@Home if you wish to be reminded of its availability starting September 1, retailing for $5 per blind bag. So with that out of the way, let’s take a closer look at the LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series.
The Scarlet Witch
The Vision (aka White Vision)
The Winter Soldier
Zombie Hunter Spidey
Zombie Captain America