LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates (43101) Box Distribution Revealed

By now, you might be aware already that the recently revealed LEGO Vidiyo theme is also getting a pretty neat line-up of minifigures called LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates (43101). Now listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, this new series of minifigures consists of 12 characters that come with a variety of seemingly random 2×2 tile pieces called BeatBits. But what could pose as a challenge for LEGO minifigure collectors is the fact that the LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates does not come packaged in the typical blind bag fashion that we are all used to, but instead comes in its first-ever boxed packaging. Feeling your way through this series is certainly not an option anymore.

Image courtesy of Lukas from Stone Wars.

However, thanks to our friend Lukas from Stone Wars, we can now have an idea of what we can expect from the LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates’  box distribution, and hopefully zero-in on the characters that we wish to get.

First off according to Lukas, the unopened larger box packaging contains exactly 24 boxes of the LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates minifigures. And we can be assured that we can get two complete series out of this.

As I’ve mentioned earlier, having these cardboard boxes for this series’ packaging virtually eliminates our chances of feeling our way in these minifigs like we’ve always done. Though I may not be exactly happy with LEGO’s choice of packaging here, I understand the company’s decision to forego the usual plastic polybags consistent with its goals of promoting sustainability.

Now the only question is, is there a way to find out which LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates minifigure are we going to get based on its distribution in an unopened box? And based on what we are seeing from Stone Wars, then it might be such the case. According to this image shared by Lukas, then we might have a pretty good grasp of what to expect.

Image courtesy of Lukas from Stone Wars.

If we can expect LEGO to be consistent with their packaging similar to their previous CMF series, then we can be sure that other than having two complete series in each box, we can also expect to get exactly two copies of the same minifigure placed side by side. Of course, this is assuming that what we have is an unopened box, to begin with. So if you’re looking at it from the top, we can expect to have:

  •  Werewolf Drummer
  • Red Panda Dancer
  • Discowboy
  • DJ Cheetah
  • Samurapper
  • Shark Singer
  • Banshee Singer
  • Cotton Candy Cheerleader
  • Genie Dancer
  • Alien Keytarist
  • Bunny Dancer
  • Ice Cream Saxophonist

We’re not sure at this time if LEGO intends to continue this form of cardboard packaging for its minifigures. I guess that it might only be for this particular series of LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates, but we just have to wait and see in the next few months.

Special thanks once again to Lukas of Stone Wars.

A Look at All the LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures We Know So Far

The LEGO Vidiyo sets are now officially revealed. And while they are currently listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, I couldn’t help but admire what LEGO did with its line-up of LEGO Vidiyo minifigures. Aside from the six LEGO Vidiyo BeatBoxes that were announced as part of its first wave of offering, LEGO has also introduced the LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates Series 1 (43101) and its roster of colorful, beat-vibing characters.

As I’ve mentioned before, I do appreciate what the LEGO designers came up with these minifigure series. Strictly speaking, they’re not part of an official LEGO Collectible Minifigures series (CMF) but I’m sure LEGO fans (me included) have a special spot for these guys on our display shelves. I guess it’s safe to say that if ever there is a ‘musical’ LEGO CMF series, then this one will easily pass for it.

So what do we know so far about this roster of new minifigure characters and what can we expect them? Thankfully, Brickset has updated its database to now include the names of these new LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates minifigures, together with those included in the BeatBox collection. Let’s take a closer look at all eighteen of them.

Ice Cream Saxophonist

LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures

Samurapper
LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures
Shark Singer

LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures

DJ Cheetah

LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures

 

Genie Dancer

LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures

Discowboy

LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures

Red Panda Dancer

LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures

Banshee Singer

LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures

Alien Keytarist

LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures

Cotton Candy Cheerleader

LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures

Bunny Dancer

LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures

Werewolf Drummer

LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures

Candy Mermaid

Punk Pirate

Alien DJ

Party Llama

Unicorn DJ

Hip-hop Robot

 

With 18 minifigures and a handful of BeatBits tiles to collect, this first wave of LEGO Vidiyo minifigures sure had a strong start. Brickset has listed other sets in this new theme that are yet to be revealed. Will it be a larger set, somewhat similar to a concert stage? Or perhaps a recording studio? Well, I’m pretty much inclined to think towards that. Whatever is the case, the minifigures in this wave will surely be added to my collection. Who is your fav character so far? Let us know in the comments below.

The LEGO Vidiyo sets are scheduled to be released this March 1st, 2021, and are now listed over at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Ideas Minifigure Keychains Now Available at LEGO Shop@Home

Well, here’s one way to gather your LEGO Ideas Central Perk minifigures. In case you missed it, LEGO Shop@Home has been updated with new minifig-inspired gears in the form of several LEGO Ideas minifigure keychains featuring the characters of the iconic hit TV series F.R.I.E.N.D.S. And in case you’re into collecting the minifigure characters, then grabbing these dangling accessories is a no-brainer.

This series of minifigure keychains consists of Ross, Chandler, Joey, Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe. For some reason, LEGO opted not to include a minifigure keychain version of Gunther (the Central Perk’s ubiquitous manager). I guess it’s a marketing strategy for adult LEGO fans to get the LEGO Ideas set itself (wink, wink). Whatever is the case, getting these LEGO Ideas minifigure keychains is a great way to add them to your collection if you’re not planning to purchase the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) set.

You may click on the following affiliate links below to know more about these keychains, with each of them retailing for $5.99.

Ross Geller Key Chain (854117)

LEGO Ideas Minifigure Keychains

Chandler Bing Key Chain (854118)

Joey Tribbiani Key Chain (854119)

LEGO Ideas Minifigure Keychains

Rachel Green Key Chain (854120)

Monica Geller Key Chain (854121)

LEGO Ideas Minifigure Keychains

Phoebe Buffay Key Chain (854122)

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 21 (71029) Revealed!

LEGO has just revealed via its social media channels its next line of collectible minifigures (CMF). The LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 21 (71029) is expected to be released by January 1st, 2021 alongside other collectible sets such as the recently revealed LEGO Creator Expert Police Station.

The LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 21 seems to be comprised of only 12 characters, which is quite unusual considering that it usually has 16 figures to boast. Nevertheless, the current selection is pretty cool and comes packed with unique, first-for-2021 pieces and elements. Though LEGO is yet to announce their official names, we can obviously put our finger down on their most outstanding features. Let’s take a look at what each of these CMF characters has to offer, and let us know what is your favorite pick among this batch.

Dolphin Trainer

(comes with a dolphin figure, a surfboard, paddle, and cap accessory)

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 21

Violinist

(includes a violin and a wand accessory for the bow)

Castaway

(comes with a new and exclusive hermit crab figure and a bottle accessory)

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 21

Ladybug Girl

(comes with a ladybug costume, a leaf, and a circular flat tile with a ladybug print)

Pug Costume Boy

(comes with a pug head costume and a bone accessory)

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 21

Centaur

(first seen in the 75967 LEGO Harry Potter Forbidden Forest: Umbridge’s Encounter, it’s a welcomed move from LEGO to now include a female centaur counterpart in CMF Series 21)

Beekeeper

(includes a new beehive keeper costume and honeycomb printed 2×2 tile)

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 21

Aztec Warrior

(includes a new minifigure mask, and a nicely printed shield and sword)

Plane Costume Girl

(features a new plane costume to inspire any budding pilot)

Space Police

(features an intergalactic law enforcer that comes with a shield, typical handcuff accessory, and light baton)

Alien Crook

(most likely a counterpart of the Space Police minifig, the Alien Crook features a new alien headpiece and wrench and crystal accessories)

Singer

(includes a new headdress piece, and microphone and stand accessories)

New LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker with Blue Milk (30625) Polybag Revealed

While we are still waiting for the arrival of the biggest LEGO Star Wars video game as of to date, Warner Bros and TT Games are throwing in a LEGO freebie to sweeten the deal. Those who will be purchasing the Deluxe Edition of the LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga video game will be treated with a new and exclusive minifigure – the LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker with Blue Milk (30625) polybag.

The polybag itself features a new minifigure version of Luke Skywalker, albeit based on a younger version of himself with his fave blue milk drink of all time. Thanks to Dutch video game retailer Game Resource, we can have a closer look at what this latest exclusive polybag has to offer. For what it seems, purchasing the Deluxe Edition of the said game will include the base game, a Character Collection Pack that includes six (6) exclusive playable characters, and the LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker with Blue Milk minifigure. It is most likely that the polybag itself will also feature a unique unlock code that will let you have this blue milk-drinking version of master Luke exploring the open brick worlds of the game.

If you noticed, this minifig version of Luke Skywalker is not entirely new. Its first appearance was back in 2016 together with the release of the LEGO Star Wars Death Star (75159), and once again this year particularly in three new sets: Obi-Wan’s Hut (75270), this year’s LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75279) and the most recent set in the Master Builder Series, the Mos Eisley Cantina (75290). However, what sets apart this exclusive minifigure is, of course, the unique blue milk mustache print and the milk carton box with a Bantha silhouette. The milk carton box is further accentuated with the inclusion of a white cheese slope piece.

The LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Deluxe Edition is also currently available for pre-order via Amazon. This latest LEGO video game offering is slated to be finally released on December 31st, after some apparent slip-up regarding initial announcements of its release date. This galaxy-spanning culmination will also available across multiple gaming platforms including the latest ones such as the upcoming Playstation 5 and X Box Series X.

LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028) Officially Revealed

LEGO has officially revealed its upcoming LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028) via its social media channels earlier today. Though this is not the first time that we saw this highly anticipated CMF series, it’s nice that LEGO has removed the embargo on these collectible minifigures allowing us a better appreciation of what to expect from them.

Take a closer look at each of them as posted over on Facebook.

LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2
Fred and George Weasley
Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter
LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2
Griphook and Bellatrix Lestrange
Moaning Myrtle and Luna Lovegood
LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2
Neville Longbottom and Professor Pomona Sprout
Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley
LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2
Kingsley Shacklebolt and Albus Dumbledore

Missing from these images are those from the minifig versions of Lily and James Potter. They were probably left out unintentionally so I’m pretty sure that LEGO will issue an update very soon.

Needless to say, there are plenty of new and interesting pieces that are included in these series. On top of my list is that new and lovely Fawkes figure that comes with Dumbledore, the Sword of Gryffindor included with Griphook, Neville’s Book of Monsters, and those exquisite Butterbeer glasses. These LEGO pieces are very much desirable next to their minifigure counterparts if I may say so.

All in all, there are a total of 16 characters to collect, with 60 blind bags included in one entire box. It was also reported that the complete box of the LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71028) may also follow a pre-determined sorting arrangement similar to its predecessor. Additionally, it looks like LEGO steered away from the idea of offering a sort of a chase minifigure in this series. I believe this is a good move from LEGO since this will allow more completionist fans to enjoy their complete collection of LEGO Harry Potter figures without resorting to those ridiculous aftermarket prices set by scalpers.

The LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028) is expected to arrive in LEGO Stores and over at LEGO Shop@Home this September, retailing for $4.99 per blind bag. And in case you missed out on the previous LEGO HP CMF Series 1 and other LEGO CMF series for that matter, I recommend that you check out what Collectible Minifigs has to offer.

Which LEGO HP character are you most excited about in this upcoming Series 2? Let us know in the comments below.

Take a Look at the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) Package Insert

Earlier this month, we had a fairly good grasp of what to expect from LEGO’s next Collectible Minifigure Series. Though the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) is still slated to be released in September, it seems that some retailers are already pushing for its sale as early as now. This is what Promobricks eventually discovered as they went out of their way to track down what probably could be the very first retailer that sold this highly anticipated minifig series. Their hunt eventually led them to Romania where local supermarket chain Carrefour, had the LEGO CMF series put on sale already.

A close up of the new LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) blind bag. Image courtesy of Promobricks.
LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) on display at a store in Romania. Image courtesy of Promobricks.

And since this is a legally acquired product, all is fair when Promobricks posted its full package insert, showing all the 16 characters in the series. Take a look at what to expect from its blind bag insert.

LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2

Looking at the above checklist, we can now have a better look at each of the characters included in the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028). Beginning with:

  1. Harry Potter with the Book of Potions
  2. Albus Dumbledore with Fawkes the phoenix (this latest version of Fawkes is a must-have!)
  3. Hermione Granger with a glass of butterbeer accessory (this is a new-for-2020 element)
  4. Ron Weasley with a glass of butterbeer accessory.
  5. Luna Lovegood with a lion topped hat accessory as first seen in the Order of Phoenix.
  6. Griphook with the Sword of Gryffindor and a vault key. These are new LEGO elements as well. 
  7. Lily Potter with Baby Harry
  8. James Potter with a printed tile showing a portrait of him and Lily.
  9. Ginny Weasley in her Slug Club dress outfit, and what looks like to be a new chocolate sundae accessory. This minifigure is a reference to the Slug Club’s Christmas Party.
  10. Fred Weasley with a cap accessory and his signature Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes case. The case itself seems to carry two unique 1×1 printed tiles based on the leaflet.
  11. George Weasley with a similar cap like that of Fred’s and the famous Marauder’s Map
  12. Bellatrix Lestrange in her Azkaban prisoner’s outfit, handcuffs, and prison ID as a new printed tile.
  13. Kingsley Shacklebolt with broom accessory. The purple color scheme for his robes is visually appealing.
  14. Moaning Myrtle with Tom Riddle’s Diary. The diary also features a unique 1×2 printed tile.
  15. Professor Pomona Sprout with a mandrake and flower pot
  16. Neville Longbottom with a Book of Monsters.

I’m pretty sure that this 2nd Series of LEGO Harry Potter CMF is winning the hearts of fans already. I also appreciate the fact that there is no chase minifig in this series, unlike the first where we have LEGO throwing in just one minifig of Percival Graves/Gellert Grindelwald in each box of 60 blind bags. It is also yet to be seen if this next Series will also follow a similar, pre-determined sorting per box as we’ve discovered from the first LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series (71022).

The LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71028) is scheduled to arrive in LEGO Stores and at LEGO Shop@Home on September 1st, and is expected to retail for $4.99 per blind bag.

All images posted here are courtesy of Promobricks.

All LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) Characters Revealed

A couple of months ago, we managed to share a partial listing of what to expect from the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) where we looked at an initial roster of who’s who in this anticipated Collectible Minifigure Series. And if you’re closely following the trail of virtual bread crumbs (aka leaks) on this CMF series on social media, you probably have an idea on what to expect from this follow-up licensed series. Same as before, we’re not allowed to post its images here, but if don’t mind some spoilers then just go ahead and navigate your way through Google or Instagram.

In the meantime, read on to know what you can expect from the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028). For starters, what we’re sure of is the fact that LEGO already confirmed its arrival in September, and that there’s a total of 16 Harry Potter characters to collect from this series. Here’s a brief description of each of the characters included, as they appear in the series’ minifigure checklist.

  1. Harry Potter with Advanced Potion-Making book.
  2. Professor Albus Dumbledore as seen from the Chamber of Secrets, together with a new (and far better) LEGO version of Fawkes the phoenix.
  3. Hermione Granger with a butterbeer glass accessory and striped clothing.
  4. Ron Weasley with a similar butterbeer glass accessory and striped shirt.
  5. Luna Lovegood with a new lion hat accessory (unlike that from the lion costume from TLM2 CMF 71023).
  6. Griphook in his Gringotts outfit, and an interesting new Sword of Gryffindor piece.
  7. Lily Potter with a Baby Harry Potter figure in contrast to that Baby Voldemort figure that came with the LEGO Harry Potter The Rise of Voldemort (75965) set from last year.
  8. James Potter holding what seems to be a 2×4 printed tile depicting the couple’s photo.
  9. Ginny Weasley on her Slug Club dress outfit during the club’s Christmas Party. This minifigure version also has a sort of wine glass accessory.
  10. Fred Weasley with a cap accessory and what looks to be his signature Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes case. It will surely be nice if the case comes out as a printed piece.
  11. George Weasley with a similar cap accessory and the iconic Marauder’s Map.
  12. Bellatrix Lestrange in her Azkaban outfit, handcuffs, and prison ID.
  13. Kingsley Shacklebolt with broom accessory. The cap and the robe is a nice touch for this minifigure.
  14. Moaning Myrtle with Tom Riddle’s diary.
  15. Professor Pomona Sprout with a mandrake figure.
  16. Neville Longbottom in school robes (unlike that from 71022) with a Book of Monsters figure.

What we can also confirm is that the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) will also come with the same angled bar with stud pieces that were first introduced in the LEGO DC Super Heroes CMF (71026).  As you may know already,  this particular piece allows for some dynamic posing of the minifigures when they are placed on their respective stands.

Since the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 is slated to be released next month, then we can expect some news from LEGO anytime soon. Similar to previous offerings, we can expect each blind bag to be retailed at $4.99 each. We’ll give you more updates such as box distribution and other details once they are available.

Thanks to Stonewars for the heads up.

LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028) Coming in September

Since its launch back in August 2018, the LEGO Harry Potter CMF (71022) has proved itself popular among LEGO HP fans, with most sharing the same sentiment that a follow-up series is long overdue.  There have been rumors circulating online that another CMF series dedicated to the magical theme is now in the works. And this time it seems that LEGO has finally confirmed its arrival. From the looks of it, we can now expect the LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028) starting September.

The news of the upcoming LEGO HP CMF Series 2 has been hinted upon by LEGO itself through its recently released digital catalogs. What is interesting is that though virtually all regional versions of the catalogs mention a new CMF series in September, the Australian version of the LEGO catalog points it out to be 71028.

Though it may be pointed out that the catalog listing does not in any way mention 71028 to be a Harry Potter-themed CMF, leaks as early as last month show it to be otherwise. I’m not in the liberty of showing these images here, but a cursory search over at Instagram for example will show you the way – that is if you don’t bother looking at spoilers. What we can determine from this reveal by LEGO is the fact that the LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71028) is the next CMF to be released this year and we can expect it to be in stores by September.

In case you missed it, here’s what you can expect from this upcoming CMF. Take note that there are a total of 16 minifigs to collect in this series, and the following are just some of the characters that we know so far:

  • Professor Pomona Sprout with mandrake
  • Luna Lovegood with new lion hat accessory (unlike that from the lion costume from TLM2 CMF 71023)
  • Professor Albus Dumbledore  as seen from the Chamber of Secrets, together with our first most recent LEGO version of Fawkes
  • Kingsley Shacklebolt with broom accessory
  • Neville Longbottom in school robes (unlike that from 71022) with a Book of Monsters figure
  • Bellatrix Lestrange in her Azkaban outfit, and newspaper accessory
  • Harry Potter with Advanced Potion-Making book
  • Moaning Myrtle
  • Griphook in his Gringotts outfit

So what do you think of the new LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028)? Let me know in the comments below.  Special thanks to the Brickfinder for the heads up.

LEGO Deadpool Duck Is Back as an Exclusive LEGO VIP Reward

The LEGO VIP Rewards seems to be in the habit of bringing back old Comic-Con exclusives. After offering the LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam minifigure as a sweepstakes reward for LEGO VIP members back in January, we now have another offering from the LEGO VIP Rewards Center that LEGO fans will be happy to have. The super rare LEGO SDCC 2017 Deadpool Duck minifigure is back and here’s our chance to get it.

Similar to the equally rare Shazam minifig, Deadpool Duck is back as part of the LEGO VIP Rewards monthly sweepstakes. Worth 50 VIP points, you can have up to 15 raffle entries if you wish to have bigger odds of winning this exclusive.

As you may know already, Deadpool Duck is the unholy combination of the two of the most revered, action-packed characters from Marvel Comics: Howard the Duck and of course, the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool. The head of the minifigure comes from the same mold as that of Donald Duck from the LEGO Disney CMF collection, while the torso features a unique print of Deadpool’s vest which only comes in three LEGO variants, including the one from 2018’s LEGO SDCC 2018 Sheriff Deadpool, and the only Deadpool minifig that comes in a set which is from the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown (6866)

To make this reward extra special, LEGO is adding an acrylic case, including the original SDCC 2017 collectible packaging, together with the minifig.

LEGO Deadpool Duck

The LEGO Deadpool Duck VIP Rewards sweepstakes will run until June 21. Just be sure to check the list of countries where this promo is available.