It has been confirmed that plans are in place to change the packaging of LEGO Collectible Minifigures from September 2023 – at the earliest – from plastic bags that can be used to feel the pieces inside, to more rigid boxes that can be recycled instead. However, Hoth Bricks has also reported that this announcement has come with news on what won’t be changed in future LEGO Collectible Minifigures series.
One change that isn’t planned for LEGO Collectible Minifigures is an amendment to the price, as the LEGO Group has confirmed that Collectible Minifigures will be remaining €3.99 at the time of writing. This is likely to translate to the current cost of £3.49 and $4.99. The other good news is that full boxes are said to still feature 36 minifigures each. This suggests that all future LEGO Collectible Minifigures series will feature 12 characters with three sets per box.
Those boxes, in case you missed our initial report, will from September 2023 at the earliest feature individually boxed minifigures based on the concept below.
Note that the above design is only semi-final and there may be changes made before Collectible Minifigures are in the boxes. As this is a concept, it uses a retired minifigure selection, explaining the use of Series 19 on the concept packaging.
At the end of the day, this decision has likely been influenced by the LEGO Group’s goal to reduce their production of plastic and shift to paper alternatives that can be recycled. It’s good to know that while this major change is coming, LEGO Collectible Minifigures are remaining the same in many other aspects.
With the change not arriving until September 2023, you don’t need to worry about 71034 Series 23 as it will be blind-bagged as with the previous ranges.