Collectible Minifigures are always a highlight of each year’s LEGO announcements, with a mix of licensed and unlicensed minifigures typically making an appearance. 2023 is launching with a range of unlicensed characters, with new subject matter such as a potter, a newspaper seller and an aristocrat making appearances in the range.
Of course, to older LEGO fans a new Classic Space minifigure is always welcome. The upcoming series includes a Classic Space astronaut in a brown space suit – a new colour for the design, which first debuted back in 1978. A welcome new twist is a baby in a blue Classic Space suit, with a baby monitor included as well to keep an eye on it. It’s not clear how much of the space baby suit detail is pre-moulded, but this is an interesting addition nonetheless.
It’s obviously a subject matter with broad appeal, but in this particular instance it seems the space baby was created with adults in mind. That’s because of a tweet from Matthew Ashton – VP of Design at the LEGO Group and LEGO Movie producer – explicitly tagging AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) into a picture of the astronauts.
As such, if you’ve been itching to create a LEGO Classic Space family (or tell that Benny origin story) it seems that you have the blessing of the LEGO Group itself, regardless of your age. Series 24 of the Collectible Minifigures will be available at LEGO.com from January 1, 2023.