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.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) Official Images Released

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.

The LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) is expected to retail for $4.99 per blind bag once they are released both in-store and online over at LEGO Shop@Home.

Check out these images and just click on the following links below to know more about our store’s offer.

Boy with Piñata

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Hip Hop Girl with Speakers

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Pea Pod Costume Girl

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Knight

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Female Pirate

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Rocket Fan Girl

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Llama Costume Girl

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Viking

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Red Space Ranger

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Karate Guy

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Female Athlete with Discus and Javelin

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Female Diver with Turtle

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Green Brick Guy

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Musician with Keytar

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Girl in Bunny Pyjamas

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Drone Pilot

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

LEGO Ideas Launches New LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed Contest

In case you missed it, the LEGO Ideas platform has announced a new contest to celebrate the release of LEGO’s newest mobile video game. The LEGO Ideas Replicate Your Heroic Minifigures in Battle is now up and currently in its Submission Phase. The LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is LEGO’s latest take on the mobile online game arena where you gear up your favorite LEGO minifig for awesome 1v1 battle set in many of LEGO’s popular and classic themes.

LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed

To celebrate the global release of LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed, gather your favorite LEGO® Minifigures and prepare them for action-packed battles! In this contest, we want to see you create epic and or funny battles. They can be in space, 1v1 battles, or hundreds of minifigures getting involved. The more epic, the better!

There will be two Grand Winners and two Runner-Ups to be announced. At stake for the Grand Prize are an exclusive, all-expense-paid trip to Billund, Denmark (which covers airfare, accommodation, and set activities); and a LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure (853967).

The Runner Ups also get to bring home an impressive stash of LEGO goodies which include the following:

The LEGO Ideas Replicate Your Heroic Minifigures in Battle is now on its Submission Phase until March 23, 6AM EST, Contest winners will be announced not later than April 14. As a final note, this next LEGO Ideas contest is open to all LEGO fan builders age 13 and above. If you’re below 18, just be sure to secure the consent of your parents or caretaker.

Be sure to read the rest of the finer details of this contest through their FAQ page, and see if you have what it takes to build an awesome heroic minifigure battle.

LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed Mobile Game First Impressions

Last August, LEGO and Gameloft officially announced their newest collaboration that brings your favorite LEGO minifigure character to life in an RPG world. Since then, the LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed mobile game was up for pre-registration which will reward users with coins, gems and a chance to have as their fan-voted minifigure as their starting character. And though the wait may seem forever, those looking forward to this latest LEGO mobile game will be glad to know that Gameloft has announced a global release date of February 27.

Available both for Windows, Apple, and Android users, LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is a mash-up of classic and modern LEGO minifigures, all at your disposal to create the winning team that you can use to engage in fun and epic team battles. Though the game’s official social media channels mention a Feb. 27 release date, I was surprised to see that it was already available to download in Southeast Asia via Google Play since Monday. I managed to install it to my Android device, with my initial roster of characters to be the Hiker from LEGO CMF Series 16 (71013), the Chicken Suit Guy from CMF Series 9 (71000), and Crook Chuck from LEGO City sets 60126 and 60130. Throughout the game, the player is assisted by the wizard Majisto, from 1993’s Dragon Knights Castle subtheme. There’s a total of 53 minifigure heroes to unlock, with more to come I presume. The game begins with a preliminary stage which AFOLs can humorously relate with very well – “The Dark Age”, with the goal to rebuild Piptown and all its brick-built structures.

I like the idea that the game developers went to lengths to give each minifigure character its own skillsets and power-ups, both for offense and team support during a team battle. For example, the Chicken Suit Guy can inflict damage across multiple enemies through its Spin Attack, while the Hiker has the special ability to heal its members through a funny, kumbaya camp song. Crook Chuck also has the strategic ability to taunt opponents, forcing opponents to direct all their attacks at him so as not to damage his teammates. You also get to unlock other minifig abilities, characters, and quests as you progress in the game. I’m sure to explore other aspects of this game later on as time permits.

LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed

If you’re excited about this game and raring to see your favorite LEGO minifigures in action, then be sure to give this a try and download LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed. Check out the game’s official description below.

LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed

Immerse yourself in a vibrant LEGO® universe full of action, battles, sets and heroes! Your favorite minifigures and sets are busting out of the box in the most vibrant turn-based RPG ever assembled.

Battle your way to the top of the leaderboard with teams of iconic heroes from the LEGO themes you love, and prepare for action-packed RPG campaigns that will take you all the way from the high seas to space.

[STRATEGIC RPG BATTLES]
Create the LEGO mashup of your dreams! Utilize each hero for their unique skills to battle and dismantle your RPG foes. Take your team to the next level with a winning turn-based strategy.

[COLLECT ICONIC HEROES]
Unite iconic LEGO minifigures from all eras such as Hot Dog Man, Captain Redbeard, Lloyd from Ninjago, Majisto, Willa the Witch, Spaceman Reed and many more! Power up your heroes to build awesome abilities and strike down your enemies!

[BUILD REAL LEGO SETS]
Rediscover amazing sets from every LEGO theme including: LEGO City, LEGO Castle, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Pirate and LEGO Space (with many more to come!). Build sets and unravel their secrets to add strength and create synergies to help your teams in battle.

[MULTIPLAYER TURN-BASED STRATEGY RPG]
Join forces with other RPG players in asynchronous multiplayer battles! Join a guild and borrow heroes to help you battle your way through campaigns and events.

[NEW LEGO ADVENTURES]
Strikeout into a completely new RPG LEGO world on a journey of thrills, chills, humor… and peril!

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) Officially Revealed at the NYTF 2020

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 rumored LEGO 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.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027)
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20
Image courtesy of Zusammengebaut.
Boy with Piñata
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.
Hip Hop Girl with Speakers
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.
Pea Pod Costume Girl
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20
Image courtesy of Zusammengebaut.
Knight
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

 

Female Pirate
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

 

Rocket Fan Girl
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

 

Llama Costume Girl
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

 

Viking
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

 

Red Space Ranger
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

 

Karate Guy
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

 

Female Athlete with Discus and Javelin
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

 

Female Diver with Turtle
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20
Image courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

 

Green Brick Guy
Image courtesy of Zusammengebaut.

 

Musician with Keytar
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20
Image courtesy of Zusammengebaut.

 

Girl in Bunny Pyjamas
Image courtesy of Zusammengebaut.

 

Drone Pilot
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20
Image courtesy of Zusammengebaut.

 

From the Leaking Faucet: Rumored LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) Character Descriptions

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.

Boy with Piñata

Accessories: new Piñata mold, Mexican hat. 

Hip Hop Girl with Speakers

Accessories: new baseball cap with red hair, stereo speakers in turquoise color, and an action pin introduced in LEGO DC CMF (71026)

Pea Pod Costume

Accessories: new large green pod costume with three light green peas.

Knight

Accessories: knight helmet, sword, and shield.

Female Pirate

Accessories: new tricorn hat with brown hair and a sword.

Rocket Fan Girl

Accessories: baseball cap, torso with Classic Space logo, rocket, 2×3 rocket plan tile, and a tool(?) to assemble the rocket.

Llama Costume

Accessories: new llama head costume and a carrot.

Viking

Accessories: new and rather large Viking helmet with orange beard mold, spear, and shield.

Red Ranger

Accessories: new helmet mold that certainly looks like from the Power Rangers, and a huge green transparent sword.

Karate Guy

Accessories: new hair mold, and nunchucks.

Female Discus/Javelin Thrower

Accessories: new hair mold, a gold medal with ribbon, javelin, and a printed 2×2 round tile for the discus.

Female Diver with Turtle

Accessories: new sea turtle figure, helmet, light blue swim fins, and underwater plant.

Green Brick Guy

Accessories: a 2×3 green brick costume similar to the Red Brick Guy and Blue Brick Girl from 71021, brown hairpiece, and a 2×2 tile with the number 10 printed on it in celebration of the CMF’s 10th year anniversary.

Musician with Keytar

Accessories: new keytar instrument.

Girl in Bunny Pyjamas

Accessories: new stuffed toy rabbit figure, similar to the teddy bear figure that was first introduced last year.

Guy With Drone

Accessories: new drone figure with remote control, and a baseball cap.