Despite some hope that the third and final Collectible Minifigures series for 2022 would take a deep dive into LEGO history for the company’s 90th anniversary, the 12-strong assortment in 71034 Series 23 instead focuses first and foremost on a mix of costumed characters and seasonal minifigures. It’s an eclectic line-up for sure, but one that – at face value – appears just as colourful and imaginative as we’ve come to expect from the blind-bagged theme.
71034 Series 23 will replace 71033 The Muppets when it launches on September 1 (or just over two and a half weeks from now), and Brickset has published an early review of all 12 brand new minifigures. Those consist of: the Nutcracker, Sugar Fairy, Snowman, Reindeer Costume, Christmas Elf, Cardboard Robot, Popcorn Costume, Wolf Costume, Turkey Costume, Ferry Captain, Knight of the Yellow Castle and Green Dragon Costume.
“Collectible Minifigures nearly always impress individually, with detailed printing and abundant exclusive elements,” Brickset writes. “71034 Collectible Minifigures Series 23 satisfies in those respects, as the minifigures maintain the high standard we have come to expect. However, this character selection leaves something to be desired, in my opinion. The balance between generic costumes and seasonal designs is strange, leaving the series without a clear focus.”
The LEGO fan site also confirms that each box of 36 minifigures will contain three complete collections, as is standard for recent Collectible Minifigures series. You’ll be able to buy individual 71034 Series 23 minifigures from LEGO.com, in LEGO Stores and from third-party retailers from September 1, alongside a bumper pack of characters in 71036 Series 23 6 Pack.
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