LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24 review

A fresh wave of LEGO Collectible Minifigures is here with 71037 Series 24, offering an eclectic and colourful cast of characters that blend well with several current sets.

71037 Series 24 is the latest series of LEGO Collectible Minifigures, consisting of original characters and designs rather than being based on intellectual property. Even as the 24th series in this long-running theme, the LEGO designers still demonstrate their creative thinking with this new collection of minifigures with an array of versatile and incredibly-specific accessories.

The still-blind-bagged 71037 Series 24 is available now, and each minifigure proposes a budget-friendly add-on to a larger LEGO purchase or a standalone display piece for a small surface area, following a tried-and-true formula that works well once again – for the most part.

— LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24 set details —

Theme: LEGO Collectible Minifigures Set name: 71037 Series 24 Release: January 1, 2023

Price: £3.49 / $4.99 / €3.99 Pieces: Varies per bag Minifigures: 1 per bag, 12 in total

LEGO: Available now

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— Where to buy LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24

Later this year, LEGO Collectible Minifigures will transition to blind boxes but that change has not affected the theme just yet. For now, you can find 71037 Series 24 in LEGO Stores, online and in other retailers with one minifigure per bag, usually found in a bright fuchsia box. For a full set, you can either refer to our report on the box distribution – provided you can find an untouched box – or feel specific pieces in each bag to identify each minifigure.

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— LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24 characters —

While LEGO Collectible Minifigures series used to contain 16 minifigures each (with a couple of exceptions), 71037 Series 24 features 12 new minifigures covering a wide variety of genres, topics and periods of history. Some can be sorted into groups relating to costumes, jobs and animals but there’s no overarching theme to this series, like many of the previous collections not based on a licensed property.

This could be considered as something that makes 71037 Series 24 messy in appearance and categorisation, but the colourful characters contained within each bag apply to something within the wider world of LEGO, some more obviously than others. In truth, this extremely mixed selection plays to the series’ advantage, offering one of the most eclectic casts of Collectible Minifigures to date, though with a notably more muted tone when it comes to their outlandish nature. Instead, they’re more grounded than other series’ characters, but that’s really another advantage for 71037 Series 24.

Rockin’ Horse Rider

The Rockin’ Horse Rider is undoubtedly the least interesting minifigure of the lot, even with the new and exclusive rocking horse accessory. That element is the star of the show in this minifigure and its simple but functional design serves well in recreating the toy at minifigure scale.

Unfortunately, the rest of the minifigure isn’t exciting in the slightest and there’s little doubt that the Rockin’ Horse Rider is one of the weakest in 71037 Series 24 (unless you’ve been desperate for a functional LEGO rocking horse).

Brown Astronaut and Spacebaby

For Classic Space enthusiasts, it doesn’t get more nostalgic than the Brown Astronaut and the Spacebaby accessory. Using a simple but recognisable design with a new and exclusive colour for the iconic theme, 71037 Series 24’s addition to Classic Space is wonderfully straightforward, nostalgic and overall fun.

Aside from the main minifigure, the included walkie-talkie, or perhaps Spacebaby monitor, and Spacebaby are equally fun inclusions and make this minifigure a must-have for those interested in this iconic era of LEGO.

Carrot Mascot

Costumed minifigures have become a key part of LEGO Collectible Minifigures series and 71037 Series 24 is no different with not one, but two mascot minifigures. One of these characters is the Carrot Mascot and there’s not a great deal to say about this minifigure. It should pair excellently with 60345 Farmers Market Van (though exposes more poor scheduling in the LEGO Group’s line-up, as that 2022 City set has already retired) and has a decent amount of detail.

However, the included carrot costume accessory is extremely specific, and while a hair piece is an appreciated addition to the minifigure, how much you enjoy this one will really hinge on your appreciation for costumed characters in general.

Conservationist

When it was first revealed, the Conservationist was a highlight of 71037 Series 24 for one particular brick – the first LEGO koala. Starting with the accessory, this new LEGO animal is adorable and can appropriately hold any element with a bar connection.

The Conservationist that accompanies the koala comes complete with a hat and hair combo element, dual-moulded legs with pocket printing, a shirt referencing the existing Wildlife Rescue group in LEGO City and dual-moulded arms too. It’s an unnecessary (but appreciated) amount of detail for a minifigure that could have easily been overshadowed by its accessory, but that’s thankfully not the case.

Falconer

Following the footsteps of the Black Falcons’ return in both 21325 Medieval Blacksmith and 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle, another addition to the faction has arrived courtesy of 71037 Series 24’s Falconer.

With details including a falconry glove, cape printing for when you don’t want the cape equipped and the exclusive falcon, the Falconer is another highlight of the series, though its appeal could be more limited unless you happen to love LEGO Castle. At the very least, you’ll more than likely get some use out of the new falcon brick.

Football Referee

Releasing close enough to 21337 Table Football to arguably be connected, the Football Referee is another highlight of 71037 Series 24 with the bright neon yellow immediately drawing the eye.

The included football brick is fun but hard to display with no connections anywhere on the brick. The ‘SPORT’ logo on the back of the torso and the side of the legs is a good bit of worldbuilding, as well as a detail usually reserved for the likes of LEGO Collectible Minifigures. Finding a use for this character beyond 21337 Table Football may be difficult, but the minifigure is suitably colourful and one of the most detailed, despite not being as outlandish as others in 71037 Series 24.

Orc

Also calling back to the fantastical elements of LEGO Castle, the new Orc minifigure has a rough and ready appearance and is perfect for army-building. Making use of the old LEGO Castle Fantasy Era trolls’ insignia, it’s another nostalgic inclusion in 71037 Series 24 and has a number of suitable areas in the world of LEGO thanks to a new partnership.

LEGO Castle and the likes of 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle is the most obvious choice for 71037 Series 24’s Orc, but this fantastic minifigure will likely fit in well with the upcoming LEGO Ideas Dungeons & Dragons set too. Complete with a massive jaw achieved using a neck accessory, the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Orc is one of the more interesting minifigures in 71037 Series 24 but its appeal is admittedly more limited than other characters by nature.

Newspaper Kid

The Newspaper Kid is an interesting inclusion in 71037 Series 24 that may find more use for its pieces than it does as a whole. Based on the traditional image of a paperboy complete with the new brown cap, this minifigure isn’t lacking in detail but with its muted colours and smaller size, it won’t immediately draw your gaze compared to the others. The newspaper element references the Classic Policeman from Series 18 and is a fun Easter egg to spot in 71037 Series 24.

There’s not much else to say about this minifigure, as perfectly fine as it is. However, the torso with the braces and newsboy cap are likely to be useful in diversifying the outfits of your custom LEGO minifigures, as there hasn’t been anything quite like these in LEGO before.

Potter

No, this isn’t the boy wizard. The potter from 71037 Series 24 is another perfectly fine minifigure but it’s not as interesting in topic or design as some of the other minifigures in the new series. The pottery-focused minifigure has an interesting headwrap element that will be useful for other characters, clay-covered hands and a pottery wheel with a bowl and cup to be shaped as well.

Compared to the rest of 71037 Series 24, the potter is unfortunately one of the more forgettable inclusions in this later collection. However, there’s nothing wrong or otherwise bad about this minifigure – it’s well-designed and recognisable as a potter, but when placed next to some of the other 11 minifigures, your gaze will almost certainly be drawn elsewhere.

Robot Warrior

One of the minifigures that will likely catch your eye when deciding which characters in 71037 Series 24 you want to collect is the Robot Warrior, with a nearly nonsensical colour scheme and outlandish appearance that joins the ranks of other unique LEGO robot Collectible Minifigures.

What sets the Robot Warrior apart from the many other robotic characters in the theme are the bright hues used and the new head armour piece, complete with what appears to be a weak point to blast at the back of the head. As colourful and unique as the Robot Warrior is with a fantastic level of detail from head to toe, it’s so vivid and bright in its design that it will be hard to find a spot where it doesn’t completely overshadow everything in its vicinity – not necessarily a deal-breaker in the right scene.

Rococo Aristocrat

The Rococo Aristocrat includes one new piece as well as the uncommon dress element too, but the detail on this minifigure is arguably the minimum expected level for the LEGO Collectible Minifigures.

No further features are required to sell the idea of this character but we just aren’t as drawn to this fanciful minifigure as some of the more relatable or nostalgic characters in 71037 Series 24. Even with the large wig element, the minifigure feels unfortunately bland.

T. rex Costume Fan

The second costumed character in 71037 Series 24 recreates the iconic design of the LEGO T. rex with the proportions of a minifigure, both referencing the existing brick as well as the inflatable costume that has taken the internet by storm in recent years. It was only a matter of time until the costume inspired a LEGO minifigure, and the resemblance to both this minifigure and the standard LEGO T. rex is surprisingly uncanny.

The wait is well worth it though, as this minifigure makes good use of the costumed character formula to properly represent the iconic LEGO dinosaur element at a size not quite seen before. Pointing the tail to one side makes it a lot easier to store and display too, but with the caveat that at some angles it’s entirely hidden by the body.

Accessories

71037 Series 24 is, as with most LEGO Collectible Minifigures series, home to a vast array of new elements and minifigure accessories. Some of these include repurposed pieces but with a major design change. Our highlights include the Orc’s jaw element, the adorable koala and the falcon piece to add more diversity to brick-built flocks and aviaries alike.

Exclusive elements are the bread and butter of LEGO Collectible Minifigures series and that tried and true formula is used to great effect once again in 71037 Series 24. From a baby wearing a Classic Space outfit to new LEGO animals never seen as a specialised brick before, 71037 Series 24 offers a particularly strong selection of new minifigure accessories to collect and reuse throughout your collection.

— LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24 price —

For £3.49 / $4.99 / €3.99 per blind bag, the asking price of 71037 Series 24 isn’t generous, especially when the minifigure detail varies as wildly as it does in this series. Despite this, the continuous charm of these characters helps it feel like decent value overall, especially while you can still feel the bags (if you still feel comfortable doing so in a post-pandemic world) for a chance at guessing what you’re about to purchase.

While opinions may change when it comes time to move to blind boxes, 71037 Series 24 continues to prove that LEGO Collectible Minifigures are a generally good pocket money LEGO purchase and it’s easy to justify adding one to a larger order. That value isn’t as prevalent in all 12 minifigures unfortunately, with less printing and new elements in some characters than in others.

While not every minifigure in 71037 Series 24 is equal in terms of detail, the overall selection offers fine value for the asking price, at least for most of the 12 minifigures.

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— LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24 pros and cons —

With at least one new piece or rare element per minifigure, 71037 Series 24 has a strong selection of characters with some especially versatile bricks up for grabs. Unfortunately, not every minifigure in this latest range is equal in details and the value doesn’t feel quite as good for some characters – such as the Rococo Aristocrat – as it does for others, like the Conservationist.

Despite this, 71037 Series 24 does an excellent job at fulfilling the purpose of a LEGO Collectable Minifigures series, offering a fresh collection of minifigures to collect as well as budget-friendly add-ons to bigger LEGO purchases. The presence of diverse and useful pieces only furthers the appeal of the series, so long as you get a good minifigure.

71037 Series 24 pros 71037 Series 24 cons
An especially nostalgic mix of LEGO Collectible MinifiguresSome minifigures are simply better than others in terms of detail
Some very cool accessories and pieces in that mixRockin’ Horse Rider will be nobody’s favourite
Value feels fine overall, despite the varying levels of detail

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— Alternatives to LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24

Unfortunately, the limited-edition nature of LEGO Collectible Minifigures means that each series only stays on shelves for a little more than a few months. That means alternatives to 71037 Series 24 aren’t easy to come by. Provided this series doesn’t impress, your next best will be either of the last two series, wherever you can find the stock. These include 71034 Series 23 for original characters and 71033 The Muppets for licensed minifigures.

— LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24 FAQs —

How long does it take to build LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24?

Each minifigure in 71037 Series 24 should only take a couple of minutes at most to put together, so the full series should take around 20 minutes to half an hour at most.

How many pieces are in LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24?

The nature of 71037 Series 24 means that the piece count varies per bag, but it ranges anywhere between five to 11 bricks depending on the minifigure. You’ll also find that each minifigure comes with at least one new or rare piece.

How big is LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24?

Each minifigure is as big as, well, a minifigure. When displayed on their included stands, each character in 71034 Series 24 is 3.2cm wide and 2.4cm deep, but their heights will vary depending on the accessory. Either way, you won’t need too much space to display all 12.

How much does LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24 cost?

71037 Series 24 has 12 minifigures to collect with each bag containing one minifigure. One bag costs £3.49 / $4.99 / €3.99.

Where are the minifigures in LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71037 Series 24 from?

Like many of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures series before it, the characters in 71037 Series 24 are original and inspired by various genres, classic LEGO themes or whatever else the LEGO design team had in mind. There’s no specific inspiration for any of the 12 minifigures like there would be for a series such as 71033 The Muppets or 71031 Marvel Studios.

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