In what’s likely to be one of the last few Collectible Minifigures launches in plastic packaging, ahead of a switch to more eco-friendly cardboard in 2023, 71034 Series 23 breaks the theme’s established release cycle. Recent years have seen a single in-house series joined by two licensed line-ups, but this is the second original series in 2022.
It follows January’s 71032 Series 22 and May’s 71033 The Muppets, the latter of which has now bowed out to make way for 71034 Series 23. This batch includes a mix of costumed and holiday characters to celebrate the LEGO Group’s 90th anniversary (however loosely), and once again retails for £3.49 in the UK, $4.99 in the US and €3.99 in Europe per blind bag.
The full dozen characters comprises a 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. As usual, you’ll find three complete series in a single box of 36 minifigures (barring any production anomalies).