Word of a new blind-bagged series inspired by the iconic cast of puppets originally surfaced all the way back in September 2021, following a tease by LEGO Group Vice President of Design Matthew Ashton. A potential list of minifigures then emerged the following month, suggesting a who’s-who of the series’ most memorable characters.
A tease through the LEGO Group’s social media accounts has now confirmed the existence of 71033 The Muppets, along with its first character in Kermit the Frog. The minifigure follows the design template set by last year’s 71030 Looney Tunes, combining a printed torso and legs with a custom moulded head.
If initial rumours around this series are true, the full cast of characters will include:
Kermit the Frog
Rowlf the Dog
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
Based on last year’s release calendar – and the timing of this tease – expect to see 71033 The Muppets on shelves on May 1. A full unveiling of the entire series will likely drop any day now.
2022’s first batch of Collectible Minifigures, 71032 Series 22, are available now. They’re due to retire this month, however, and will be especially hard to find once the next series arrives, so make sure to pick up any you’re missing as soon as possible.