LEGO GERMAN NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM DFB COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURES (71014) OFFICIALLY REVEALED

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Yesterday, we gave you our first look on the LEGO DFB Die Mannschaft (71014) through a photo that was shared via Promobricks. Dubbed as the ‘smallest press conference in the world’, LEGO finally unveiled the newest set of collectible minifigures that fans of fussball will be raring to have. It took me a while to figure out why it was called the ‘smallest press conference on the planet’, until I saw LEGO’s official ‘coverage’ below.

Though the video is in German, it is clear how LEGO built up the excitement until the players of the German National Team came up to the stage, officially announcing the line up in this CMF series.

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The players included in this set are:

  • Joachim Löw (Trainer)
  • Manuel Neuer (#1, goalie)
  • Jérôme Boateng (#17)
  • Mats Hummels (#5)
  • Benedikt Höwedes (#4)
  • Shkodran Mustafi (#2)
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger (#7)
  • Mesut Özil (#3)
  • Thomas Müller (#13)
  • Toni Kroos (#18)
  • Sami Khedira (#6)
  • André Schürrle (#9)
  • Marco Reus (#21)
  • Christoph Kramer (#20)
  • Mario Götze (#19)
  • Max Kruse (#23)

I guess Eurobrick’s Robert8 was pretty close in his prediction yesterday, landing 11 correct guesses out of the 16 minifigs included in this set. It was also officially confirmed that this CMF will be available only in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland starting May 14 and will retail at 2.99 Euros or more than 3 US dollars each. CMF collectors in the US or in any part of the world would probably need to head over to eBay if they wish to add these to their collection. Given the kinds of elements that were used to them, and considering that physically it is only the headpiece that are varied, it will be seriously difficult to feel your way on their packaging. It is only coach Joachim Löw’s minifig that has a unique identifier due to the clipboard element that is added to it.

In case you can’t wait to see how these minifigures look like, our brick-loving pal over at zusammengebaut.com was able to get his hands on five of these blind bags ahead of its release a month from now. He was kind enough to post how the bag itself looks like, including the minifig checklist, and cool ‘unboxing’ video that shows the contents of each bag.

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LEGO GERMAN FOOTBALL TEAM DFB COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURE (71014) TO BE UNVEILED ON APRIL 12

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Earlier this year, we reported that LEGO confirmed a new line of Collectible Minifigure (CMF) that focuses exclusively on Germany’s football team the DFB, Die Mannschaft (simply dubbed as ‘The Team’) set to be released on May 14th. Announced during the Nuremberg Toy Fair last January, the said CMF will feature 16 collectible minifigures though it wasn’t mentioned who among the Team’s players will be included to enjoy the distinct recognition of being LEGOlized  in  minifigure form. Watch the Nuremberg announcement below.

German LEGO fan site Promo Bricks just reported a ‘Save-The-Date’ invitation for the CMF’s great reveal scheduled for April 12. The Team’s minifigures (71014) will be introduced via live streaming along with one of the members of Germany’s DFB. With the much awaited reveal of LEGO’s official Disney CMF, this latest minifigure series is sure to be another hit among minifigure collectors. Though it was already announced that the Team’s minifigures will only be available in Germany, we’re still hoping that these minifigures will find their way here in the US, and that LEGO will eventually expand this offering to all football fans around the world.

We’ll keep you updated on the developments of this unveiling especially as we wait for the details of the weblink in which we can watch the live stream. We can expect more news from Promo Bricks within the next two weeks, so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show.

Source: Groove Bricks

A CLOSER LOOK AT EACH OFFICIAL LEGO DISNEY COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURE

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And they’re finally here! It was only yesterday when Jason brought us the first official image of the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigure Series (71012) and it was awesome! Most of us have been waiting for its release and have been talking a lot about it since news came out of a legitimate box art that showcases the 18 Disney CMFs belonging to this series.

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Top row: SyndromeArielAladdinCaptain HookDonald DuckMinnie MouseMickey MouseDaisy DuckMaleficent.

Bottom row: StitchUrsulaAlice (in Wonderland)Cheshire CatPeter PanMr. IncredibleBuzz LightyearPizza Planet AlienGenie.

 

Lego Gizmodo came up with pretty decent close ups of each Disney minifigure as provided by LEGO and Disney, and they are gorgeous up close and personal. Take a look.

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The reveal was announced via LEGO’s Facebook page. They will be available at major toy retailers, as well as at shop.LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores nationwide in May, retailing at $3.99 each. Here’s LEGO’s official press release of the Disney Collectible Minifigure Series.

New LEGO® Minifigures Series Features First-Ever Disney Character Edition

– LEGO Minifigures Collection Features 18 Iconic Disney Characters –

BILLUND, Denmark (March 29, 2016) – The LEGO Group today announced its 18th collection of LEGO® Minifigures starring some of The Walt Disney Company’s most beloved characters inspired by stories from across the entire Disney universe. Eighteen new minifigures bring to life in LEGO form for the first time the playful personalities of some of the most iconic characters from Disney classics such as Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland to Disney·Pixar favorites like The Incredibles and Toy Story.

“For more than 16 years, fans have been recreating their most beloved Disney stories through LEGO play,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president of licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “This year, we’re excited to give them a diverse collection of Disney characters from classic storylines, to never-before-seen LEGO likenesses of Disney icons in order to further the creative play possibilities for Disney and LEGO fans alike.”

This collectible series of LEGO Minifigures will be widely available for purchase in all major toy retailers, as well as at shop.LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores nationwide in May, with a suggested retail price of $3.99 (USD) each.

Disney Animated Classics Characters

From Disney’s collection of timeless animated characters, the LEGO Group introduces minifigure versions of the beloved Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse characters, their temperamental friend Donald Duck, and his leading lady, Daisy Duck. Enthusiasts of 1950s Disney stories will appreciate the inclusion of Alice and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Captain Hook from Peter Pan, and the evil witch Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. Disney fans will also love minifigure versions of Ariel and Ursula from The Little Mermaid and the beloved Genie and Aladdin from the fictional city of Agrabah featured in Aladdin, plus the ultimate alien friend, Stitch, from Lilo & Stitch.

Disney·Pixar-Inspired Heroes and Villains

Two Disney·Pixar characters never-before-seen in the LEGO world become minifigures – Mr. Incredible and archenemy Syndrome from Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles. Additionally, fans can collect minifigure versions of two icons from the beloved Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story – Buzz Lightyear and the squeak-toy Alien from Pizza Planet.

 

Official LEGO Disney Minifigure Series Announced, Image

The LEGO Disney collectible minifigures were officially announced today over on the Disney Parks blog and the LEGO Facebook page.

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The release date will be May 1st at a retail price of $3.99 each.

Top row: Syndrome, Ariel, Aladdin, Captain Hook, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck, Maleficent.

Bottom row: Stitch, Ursula, Alice (in Wonderland), Cheshire Cat, Peter Pan, Mr. Incredible, Buzz Lightyear, Pizza Planet Alien, Genie.

A SECOND LOOK AT THE “OFFICIAL” LEGO DISNEY MINIFIGURE COLLECTION

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Jason and Stephen posted what seems to be a legitimate box art for LEGO’s next wave of minifigures: the LEGO Disney Minifigures or 71012. A quick scan over the internet reveals that for most part, this image has been shared and discussed over LEGO fan forums and discussion boards.

Lego.gizmodo.com even came up with a brushed up, color-corrected and cleaned version of the purported image (via Photoshop), only to be ‘asked’ by LEGO PRs to have it removed from their site. Now isn’t that something… I guess PR really did some good promotions there.

Anyways, there seems to be one common thread among them and that is the source of this ‘shared’ image – and the firm conviction among highly respectable forum members who are in-the-know that this indeed 100% authentic. Forum members that goes by the name CM4Sci inEurobricks and CM4S in Bricksetforum was actively sharing the good news among other members. Though I have a strong feeling that they may be one and same for pretty ‘obvious’ reasons.

Comments from members were somewhat mixed and varied. However, another quick scan will show that there are some favorites that are slowly emerging, and some that are well, not so hopeful.

The ‘hopefuls’ in this much awaited Disney minifig set are, in no particular order:

  • Maleficent
  • The Cheshire Cat
  • Syndrome
  • Pizza Planet Alien
  • Daisy and Donald Duck
  • Stitch
  • Ursula
  • Hook
  • Aladdin
  • Ariel
  • Peter Pan

The ‘dreadfuls’ whom some fans would avoid picking up:

  • Mickey and Minnie mouse for “looking more like mascots” according to one forum member
  • Buzz Lightyear, which looks off as compared to his first minifigure rendition (which is also by the way looks even cooler).
  • Alice, since she looks a little bit out of proportions.
  • Mr. Incredible having hair which makes him look more like a grown up dash, says another forum member.
  • Genie which will somehow look better if the head came from a moulded figure.

As we always say, these things must be taken with a grain of salt. We will wait until the official set hit stores on May this year and will give you our impressions about it. So what do you think about this? Do you have your own lists of ‘hopefuls’ and ‘dreadfuls’? Let us know at the comments section below