The Muppets minifigures are the perfect LEGO Christmas companion

Fans of the LEGO Muppets Collectible Minifigures can put them to work in a promotional item from Christmas past.

While the LEGO Group has been making licensed Collectible Minifigures for some time now, some waves make more of a splash than others do. A recent example of this is 71033 The Muppets, which realised a dozen of the Jim Henson Company’s characters in LEGO form earlier this year.

Of course, the downside of sets like this is that there isn’t always a natural home for them in other LEGO sets (although sets like 21324 123 Sesame Street may have been a fitting option). That’s inspired one LEGO fan – Reddit user jvartandillustration – to combine the Muppets minifigures with one of the LEGO Group’s more ambitious promotional items, just in time for Christmas.

We’re talking, of course, about 40410 Charles Dickens Tribute – first released in 2020 – which nods to Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The Muppets famously adapted the story back in 1992, with characters like Kermit, Gonzo, Statler and Waldorf standing in for Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and Charles Dickens himself.


It’s worth bearing in mind that if you want to be truly faithful to the film, you’ll need to invest in a few minifigure torsos to strike the proper tone. You’ll also need at least a couple of Kermit heads to recreate both Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim in the scene. However, with several Muppets appearing in the film, you should have plenty of display options to work with.

While they’ve been officially discontinued by the LEGO Group, the LEGO Muppets are still relatively easy to find on the secondary market – although 40410 Charles Dickens Tribute may prove a littler trickier to find at a fair price. All is not lost, however; this year’s Black Friday promotional items may also prove fitting companions to your LEGO Muppets collection. 40564 Winter Elves Scene provides a suitably snowy vignette for a Muppet Christmas Carol scene, while 5007427 Pirate Adventure Ride could become an ideal Muppet Treasure Island tribute instead.

40564 Winter Elves Scene can currently be acquired with orders of £170 / $170 / €170 from, while 5007427 Pirate Adventure Ride can also be redeemed here for 2,400 VIP points. Remember that in the latter case, you’ll still need to place a conventional order to actually acquire it. Make sure to visit our Black Friday page for more information on what’s currently up for grabs. 

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