Anyone trying to maintain a complete collection of LEGO Collectable Minifigures better have deep pockets and plenty of space.
With the announcement at LEGO CON of LEGO Collectable Minifigures series 23, it got us wondering. Just how many minifigures are there in the Collectable series and how much would it have cost you to buy them all? The answer might surprise and/or alarm you.
Of course there are thousands of minifigures across many, many LEGO sets, but we’re just looking at the Collectable minifigure range, launched in 2010. Since the original Series 1 there have been another 22 sets of ‘regular’ CMFs, plus 17 specialised sets, ranging from The LEGO Movie to Disney, from Harry Potter to Marvel and from Looney Tunes to the recent Muppets set. Along the way there have been a couple of specialised sports sets consisting of nine athletes representing the 2012 GB Olympics squad and in 2016, a set representing the German National Football team.
Despite the packs being randomised and displayed ‘blind’, not all were equally easy to find. The 2018 release of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series included Percival Graves who was limited to one minifigure per box of 60, which made him tricky to locate. Not as difficult, however, as the notorious Mr Gold, the 17th figure in series 10, released in 2013 to celebrate 10 years of the minifigure theme. Only 5,000 were produced, frustrating the many LEGO completists around the globe.
But if you had managed to collect them all, including the more elusive ones, you’d need quite a large cabinet, as your collection would consist of 637 minifigures. And assuming that your bag-feeling skills were up to scratch, and in the 12 years since their release you’d never bought a double, then you’d have spent a grand total of £1691.65. Of course, that would include Mr Gold, whose value would dwarf the rest of your collection. At present there is a sealed one on ebay.com being offered for $8,000. Of course, what someone asks, and what someone will pay are two different things entirely, but not all 5,000 have been registered at LEGO.com, so there might still be one out there!
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